Review: Urban Armor Gear Galaxy S7 Case

  • Feather-light composite construction
  • Armor shell and impact resistant soft core
  • Over sized tactile buttons and non-slip ruggedized grip
  • Easy access to touchscreen and ports
  • Scratch resistant skid pads and screen surround
  • Meets military drop-test standards (MIL STD 810G 516.6)
  • Price: $34.95
Beau's Thoughts:
If you read my 2015 UAG Galaxy S5 case review you will know I am (a bit) persnickety about my smartphone cases. It is not uncommon for me to be climbing up and down ladders all day at work and then meet friends and family at the local pub for a drink when I get off. I want a phone case that functions well in both venues. I need a case that can survive a serious tumble while I am working from heights. I was so thoroughly impressed with the Urban Armor Gear case for my Galaxy S5 that when it came time to upgrade to the Galaxy S7 I knew I would calling up Urban Armor Gear to get another case.
As with my Galaxy S5 case, the combination of hard outer shell and soft corners and core has kept my phone damage free for the last six months.  It has survived multiple drops, the tallest of which was a tumble down the hardwood stairs.  

The only thing I would like to see changed about this case is the rubber lip around the screen. The Galaxy S7 screen is wider than it's predecessors. This, combined with the case's rubber lip and my fat fingers means it can be difficult to swipe your finger across the entire width of the screen. I only notice this when I am moving apps from one screen to another. I find that in order for me to get the app to move that I have to force the lip to the side as I swipe. I don't see this as a deal breaker but it can be annoying.

Despite my one criticism, I am really thankful UAG sent me their Galaxy S7 case to test. I am still a fan of these cases and even purchased the new Trooper Series Galaxy S7 case for Krista. Based on my experience, I would recommend the Urban Armor Gear products to anyone looking for a sleek and stylish smartphone case that is capable of handling the demands of everyday life.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was given the equipment used in this review in consideration for review publication.


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Beau Johnston is an engineer, writer, and photographer who is dedicated to proving you can find a balance between work and life. He is the Co-Founder and Publisher of Living Overland, and when he isn't working, you can find him exploring National Parks, fly fishing, and camping with his wife (Krista) and their two dogs.


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