The X-Doria Defense Shield case for iPhone 7 is a very good case, offering a reasonable level of protection alongside a classic and minimalistic design and considerable ease of use.
The case features a simplistic design, with a rubber exterior surrounding a clear plastic back of the case. Personally, I’m a big fan of the design for this case, as I prefer minimalism, and the ability to see the back of my phone through the case is something that appeals to me.
- Good protection
- Sophisticated design
- No screen protection
- Tricky to attach
The case does not feature any front protection, which adds to the aesthetics, but at the expense of complete protection for the screen, leaving this area vulnerable to damage.
The case is available in a number of colours, with the one we tested having a black exterior; it is also available in silver, gold and rose. The black outside offers the most sophisticated look of the options, although the rest are all equally good looking.
The case itself is quite light, and does not impede too much on the use of the phone. The lack of screen protection, as well as the case being reasonably thin, means that it’s remarkably easy to use the phone’s screen without any intrusion from the case.
The Defense Shield works very well for day-to-day use, protecting the phone from any damage so far, with no cracks appearing or scratches to the back of the phone or the case itself.
It was rather irritating to put my iPhone 7 in the case, however. I could put it into the black rubber casing without any issue, but then struggled to get the silver frame on around the edges. Once it was eventually on, I had confidence my phone would remain safe and secure, but it took longer than I’d like to put it on.
On X-Doria’s website, the Defense Shield costs around £25. While this is a fairly reasonable cost, I think it’s a little on the pricey side for what is a well-protected but very basic case.
Amazon currently sells the Defense Shield for £22.99, which is slightly better value for money, taking into account how nice it looks and the protection that it gives.
Should you buy the X-Doria Defense Shield case?
On the whole, the Defense Shield is certainly worth considering; it offers good protection alongside a very attractive design. The price is fair for the case, and it performed very nicely during our test period.
While having a case which covers the screen gives you increased protection for your precious iPhone 7, such cases can be annoying, making this one from X-Doria a good alternative.