Side by side comparison for Tech 21 Impact Clear – Spigen Crystal Shell

 Tech 21 Impact ClearSpigen Crystal Shell
 
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(Score lowered – Oct. 2016)

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Price
Price:
iPhone 7/7+: $39.99 USD
Price:
iPhone 7/7+: $24.99 USD
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ProsPros:
– Tiny and slim
– Above average drop-protection
Pros:
– Spigen’s toughest drop-rated clear case
– Quite grippy
ConsCons:
– Will slide around easily
– Will yellow over time (Oct. 2016 update)
– May absorb pant colors (we’ve seen one occurrence of this)
Cons:
– Fingerprinting is an issue
Design Rating
DESIGN

(Tech 21 Impact Clear)
DESIGN

(Spigen Crystal Shell)
Design– It’s almost like there is no case!
– Fits the iPhone well
– Back is quite slick
– Feels like a normal iPhone
– Will hold up better than other clear cases due to frosted back
– Case will yellow over time (though you probably won’t notice it)
– Rubber front edge greatly improves the texture of the case
– Lightweight and thin
– iPhone 7 fits well
– Case won’t slide around easily
– Some might notice the portruding corners
– Fingerprinting will be an issue
– Great handling
Protection Rating
PROTECTION

(Tech 21 Impact Clear)
PROTECTION

(Spigen Crystal Shell)
Protection– Dual layered case
– Edges provide decent screen clearance
– Buttons are covered
– Drop-rated to 1.5M or 5 ft (odd height)
– No screen protector included
– Mutli-layered case (we count the airpockets as a layer)
– Edges keep screen off a flat surface
– Great dust protection
– Drop-rated to at least 4 ft
– No screen protector included
Functionality Rating
FUNCTIONALITY

(Tech 21 Impact Clear)
FUNCTIONALITY

(Spigen Crystal Shell)
Functionality– Buttons are very easy to use
– No extra versatility
– No issues with screen functionality
– No issues with hardware access
– One-handed usage is decent
– Great access to buttons
– Clear back case
– No issues with screen functionality
– No issues with hardware access
– One-handed usage is decent
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