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Tech 21 Evo Check Review – Galaxy S7 (and S7 Edge)
The Evo check is one of our favourite cases and reminds us of the Classic Check that we reviewed for the iPhone 6. It is wider than most S7 cases but the thinness offsets the extra width. The Evo Check fits the S7 which is surprising to me since the fit on the Evo and Evo Elite for the iPhone 6’s were quite lacklustre.
The “grippiness” of the case is awesome as it will not go anywhere when placed on a flat surface. Unlike other clear back cases like the Spigen Crystal Shell and Ultra hybrid, fingerprinting isn’t an issue because the hatching on the back visually hides the grease. The overall texture of the case is great for one-handed usage.
In terms of protection, the only thing it lost marks for is the lack of included screen protection. The edges of the case are high enough to protection the screen when placed face first on a flat surface and dust/debris won’t be an issue due to the fit.
We do have one gripe with the Evo Check when it comes to functionality. The power/sleep button isn’t as easy to press as other cases. This is a minor annoyance in my opinion as the grip that the case outweighs the slightly tougher to press button.
For our Tech 21 Evo Check review, we’ve given this case a score of 4.0 Eh’s out of 5. It is much better than the Evo Tactical and from a scoring standpoint, the Evo Wallet is close. In fact, it performs better than every Spigen and Otterbox case we’ve reviewed for the Galaxy S7.
|Tech21 Evo Check|
(out of 5)
|Full Review||Full Review|
iPhone 6(s): 39.95 USD
|Top Buy Buttons|
- Extremely grippy
- Pattern on the back hides grease marks
- Great drop protection
- Power/sleep button is tough to press
- Wider than the average S7 case
(Tech21 Evo Check)
|Design||- Evo Check is wider than the average case|
- S7 fits well in the case
- Won't slide around at all
- Weight is not noticeable on the S7
- Hides usage very well
- Excellent Grippiness
|Protection||- Multiple layers|
- Edges provide screen protection
- No dust/debris issues
- Drop-rated to 6.6ft/2m
- No screen protector included
|Functionality||- Power/Sleep button is hard to press|
- Evo Check is EXTRA grippy
- Edges do not interfere with screen
- No issues with hardware access
- GREAT one-handed usage
|Bottom Buy Buttons|
Need help picking the right Galaxy S7 case?
From our experience with a dozen Spigen and several Otterbox cases, here’s are a couple of other use-cases:
- Grippy – Spigen Tough Armor (soft rubber coated version)
- Wallet Case – Spigen Wallet S
- Clear-backed case – Otterbox Symmetry