I purchased the Ghostek atomic 2.0 for the Samsung galaxy s7 approximately 1 month ago and I felt it was adequate time to form an opinion. Overall, this case does what it is advertised to do, its rugged, keeps your phone dry and dust free and has a appealing design to it. However, in the past month of on and off use of this case, I have found myself, well, taking it on and off - largely due to a couple of design elements that has been bothering me more than it should.
- Firstly, the front cut outs are asymmetrical - in my unit at least, the camera and earpiece speaker were not aligned with there designated cut outs.
- Secondly, the gap between the screen protector and the phone - not tremendously annoying, however, noticeable and my typo error rate was significantly impacted by the gap (I had my mother type with it and she would rather use her twice as small Iphone 5 screen than type with the bigger Samsung s7 in this case)
- Thirdly, and in all honesty, the main reason behind discontinuing its use was the back panel - it looks great, but it doesn't sit flush, bringing doubt about the build quality of the case itself (its comparable to a loose skin on a bongo drum, wavering when you press down on it).
Putting that aside, the case also provides great speaker playback with little to no muffling and despite the bongo skin back panel + the misaligned cut outs, the rest of the phone feels well built, particularly the aluminum bumper (which i didn't find to impact cell reception). Also, for those wireless charging die hards, it works just fine with the Samsung wireless charging stand.
So with all the negatives about this case, why 4 stars? Because it does what its suppose to do. Its not the the type of case i would rock everyday or really that often, but I dont have a doubt in my mind that if i take it camping, kayaking or anything that a normal case wouldnt hold up, that this case will provide comparable protection to the more expensive counterparts such as lifeproof and otterbox. And if you can look past the flaws, it is actually a really decent case but keep in my why youre buying it (everyday vs outdoor only activities) and whether you can overlook the negatives I have listed.
Note: I was NOT provided with this case in return for a review - I used my own money to purchase it after seeing all these good but somewhat biased reviews across youtube and felt it wouldnt be fair on the consumers. Enjoy!
Ordered mine last week, got it within a week. I like how the phone is fully incased, all buttons covered, it's lightweight and not bulky at all like my otter box was. The only downfall I see is that I wish it had more protection around the edge, more bumper guard or something front and back. The back cover on this case is not clear as shown in the picture. It is kind of opaque. You can still see the phones color through it but I guess I was just expecting clear as shown. Other than that I'm happy with this case.
I like it and i want it so bad because we are almost about to leave to a cool and warm pools so I really want to try it out on my phone
its good but it did slip out of the case and fall but overall its good.