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Griffin Journey Review – iPhone 6

 

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Griffin Journey Review – Griffin makes another great case

Today we’re going to do a review of the Griffin Journey. This is one of Griffin’s newer iPhone 6/6S cases and we have to say that we’re impressed with the case. The Journey is a bigger slim iPhone case that offers great access to your iPhone, is extremely grippy and is drop rated up to 6.6 ft.

For our Griffin Journey review, we’ve given this case a score of 4.3 Eh’s out of 5. This is one of the better iPhone cases that we have reviewed and is up there with the Griffin Survivor Core, Thule Atmos X3 and Loopy Vibe. At Mobile Reviews Eh, we’ve personally reviewed over a 50 slim iPhone cases for the iPhone 6 so if you’re looking one specifically, check out the comparison tool.

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PricePrice:
iPhone 6/6S: 29.99 USD
iPhone 6/6S Plus: 39.99 USD

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ProsPros:
- Very grippy
- Drop-rated to 6.6 ft
- Great access to iPhone buttons
ConsCons:
- Bulky
- Might not be compatible with edge-to-edge screen protectors
Potential ProblemsPotential Problems:
- None that we found
Design Rating
DESIGN
(Griffin Survivor Journey)
Weight/Bulk/InstallationWeight/Bulk/Install (3.5/5):
- Bulky
Build QualityBuild Quality (4.5/5):
- Case fits well
- Edges of the case are very rigid
- Edges of the case wrap higher than other cases so certain screen protectors might not be compatible
Protection Rating
PROTECTION
(Griffin Survivor Journey)
General ProtectionGeneral Protection (3.5/5):
- Droppable from 6.6ft/2m
- Low edges for screen protection
- Rigid edges results in excellent dust protection
- Multiple layers
- No-screen protector
Functionality Rating
Functionality
(Griffin Survivor Journey)
iPhone FunctionalityiPhone Functionality (5/5):
- Cutouts for headphone jacks and lightning port connectors are large
- Excellent access to the iPhones buttons
- Very "grippy"
Screen FunctionalityScreen Functionality (5/5):
- Doesn't get in the way of accessing your iPhone's screen
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Design – A brick of rubber for your iPhone

Griffin Journey Review - iPhone 6 - Bulkiness

In terms of design, the Journey is a thicker iPhone case and when its on your iPhone, you know its there. Everything fits well together and the case seems to hold up well. The back of the case doesn’t scratch as easily as the Griffin Survivor Core which some people didn’t like. The edges of the case are incredibly rigid and go up quite high on the iPhone so screen protectors that go slightly past the edge may not work with this case.

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Protection – How tough is it really?

In terms of protection, the Griffin Journey is drop rated to 6.6 ft so if you’re looking for something that have you covered for almost every usage scenario and you’re not taller than 6.6 ft, then the Griffin Journey will have you covered. Now, with every case that a company claims to be drop-rated, we’ll take a chance with our iPhones to see if that’s actually the case. Check out the review video for the results of our 6.6 ft drop test.

The edges of the case are a little shorter for our liking but putting your iPhone down on a flat surface will keep the screen off a flat surface. In terms of dust protection, as we mentioned earlier, are very rigid so nothing is getting in between the iPhone and the case.

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Functionality – Your iPhone will stay in your hand

Griffin Journey Review - iPhone 6 - Low edges

In our opinion, this is the best Griffin case in terms of handling. There are no issues getting to the screen of your iPhone. Access to the buttons isn’t tough like the Griffin Survivor Core or small like the Griffin Slim Armor. The cutouts are big enough to use third party cables and headphones and as we said earlier, the Griffin Journey is very grippy. Your iPhone isn’t going to fly out of your hand.

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Again, we gave this case a score of 4.3 Eh’s out of 5. Have questions about our Griffin Journey Review? Please ask them on our Google+ page or on our Facebook page or through our About Us page.

14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Jason

    September 24, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Liked the review as this was one of the cases I’ve been debating getting. I currently have a Ballistic Tough Jacket for my 6 Plus and absolutely love the size of the lip around the screen and I now look for a sizable edge protection on my cases now.

    I hear you are doing a Survivor Summit review soon and I’m really wondering if they’ve fixed the gap between the screen protector and actual phone and if it has a camera lens cover as the regular survivor diffused the images considerably..I returned my survivor within an hour because of this.

    I’m also curious as to your thoughts on Summit versus Thule Atmos X4 assuming the issues with prior survivors are fixed with the summit.

  2. Jered Espanola

    September 26, 2015 at 4:28 am

    Is it hard to get in and out if your pockets

  3. Mike

    September 27, 2015 at 7:07 am

    For Canadian buyers. Any local retailers carry this yet ? Or is griffin website and ship to Canada only way ?

    • Aaron Ho

      September 28, 2015 at 2:32 pm

      I got it through the Griffin website.

  4. Kia

    September 30, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Hi,
    You have a wonderful website. Thank you so much for doing all of your reviews. At the end of your video review you said you liked this a little bit better than the Griffin Survivor Core. Why?

    Thank you so much! Your side-by-side comparisons are very helpful!

    • Aaron Ho

      October 1, 2015 at 5:42 pm

      Its grippier and provides better handling of the iPhone in one hand but its a bit bulkier.

    • Aaron Ho

      October 1, 2015 at 5:42 pm

      Buttons are easier to get to as well.

  5. Octavio Garcia

    October 6, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Will this work with the Cincer screen protector? Thanks for your reviews.

    • Aaron Ho

      October 7, 2015 at 9:07 pm

      I’d say no because the journey’s edges extend just a little too far onto the iPhone.

  6. Bob Fitzgerald

    October 13, 2015 at 3:19 am

    So if you were to recommend a screen saver for use with the Griffin Journey case for iPhone 6, what would you recommend ?
    Also when are you going to review the New Thule x5 case for the iPhone 6?
    Thanks!
    And Great Reviews!
    Bob Fitzgerald

  7. Alexander

    November 1, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Aaron, you mentioned that edges of the Journey case are low for screen protection. Are these edges really low to keep iPhone screen with Sir Lancelot glass protection installed off the flat surface?

    To keep iPhone screen off the flat surface is critically important for me. Could you please compare height of the lips of Griffin Survivor Journey, Speck Candyshell, Incipio DualPro and Rhinoshield Playproof?

    Thank you in advance.

  8. alex

    November 7, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Will the iphone 6 version fit my iphone 6s?

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