A clear iPhone 7 case that handles extremely well
Moshi Armour Review – A slim, metallic iPhone 7 that doesn’t handle well
Today we’re going to review the Tech 21 Evo Mesh and or Check depending on where you get it from. This is a decent case, sitting at #12 out of the 78 cases that we’ve reviewed so far. We personally enjoy using the Tech 21 Evo Mesh but it does increase the width of the iPhone so using it on the 7 Plus might be too big for some. Tech 21 claims that the Evo Mesh has a crazy amount of drop-protection which we think is a bit fluffy.
For our Tech 21 Evo Mesh and Evo Check Review, we’ve given the case a score of 4.0 Ehs out of 5. Many people ask us what our favourite cases are and the Tech 21 Evo Mesh/Check is one that stays in the rotation when we’re in between cases. If you’re looking for a comparable clear case, you can check out the Gear4 Picadilly, the Tech 21 Impact Clear, Ballistic Jewel. In our opinion, a great alternative to this case would be the Thule Atmos X4.
Go here to see what the current Top 10 List is for iPhone 7 cases.
Design – Fancy, slim but slick
The Moshi Armor, according to my scoring system, is one of the best designed cases despite Moshi removing the rubber strips on the back of the case. The Moshi Armor, is one of the thinnest cases that we’ve reviewed, adding only 1.2mm’s to the iPhone and it still has clearance for a screen protector.
The metal back on the case is attached securely to the case which as multiple installs and removal hasn’t had an adverse effect. However, when the iPhone slides around easily when placed on its back which isn’t great. The case is quite light and unlike other metallic cases, will wear better over time as the corners of the case aren’t metallic. From my perspective, the case is still a bit slick and despite the cutout and rubbery edges, doesn’t handle as well as other cases like this Tech 21 Evo Mesh.
Protection – Mil-STD 810G drop-protection…at 4 ft?
For protection, the Moshi Armor is drop-rated so it will protect your iPhone from at least 4ft as it is certified MilSTd 810G without any drop heights. The case edges are quite rigid so I do believe it will offer better face first drop-protection than other cases. Dust and debris protection is a tad below average as there is a cutout on the back of the case which exposes your iPhone a bit more. And like most cases, the Armor doesn’t come with a screen protector.
Functionality – The iPhone 7 Plus version crops the flash
Accessing your iPhone is decent. The buttons are easy to use through the case and the port cutout are decently sized. The Moshi Armor for the iPhone 7 Plus is one of the few cases that has a separate cutout for the flash which looks better than the giant cutouts on other cases but the flash gets cropped (this doesn’t occur on the iPhone 7 version). We don’t think the average person is going to notice that cropping of the flash but it is something worth noting.
What did she say about the Moshi Armour?
(This is our attempt at seeing things from a female perspective):
- “It’s very sleek”
- “I like this one”
- “It looks expensive”
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