Ballistic Jewel Review – Doesn’t break your iPhone 7! – iPhone 7 case reviews

Ballistic Jewel Review – Doesn’t break your iPhone 7! – iPhone 7 case reviews


Unlike our previous iPhone 7 case review, I dropped the Ballistic Jewel face first and my iPhone 7 is fine!

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For my Ballistic Jewel review, I’ve given this case a score of 4.1 Eh’s out of 5. This is one of the highest rated clear iPhone 7 cases that I’ve reviewed to date with the Incipio Reprieve Sport being rated a smidge higher. If you’re looking for other drop-rated iPhone cases that are clear, check out my comparison table for clear iPhone 7 cases. Links are in the i or the description section below.

I do have to give props to Ballistic for sending me this case to review and props to you guys for ranking the case up on my list.

For design, the Jewel is unique in the sense that it registers as a thicker and wider case because of the Ballistic corners but everything else on the case is quite slim and thin. If I was to measure everything where the hand goes, this would be close in terms of bulk to the Spigen Liquid Armor.

The Ballistic Jewel fits the iPhone well and has enough texture to keep an iPhone from sliding around easily. The case weighs almost nothing at 19 g’s so you definitely won’t notice the weight on your iPhone. The only concern I have with the jewel regarding design is how gummy the case is going to get. Fingerprint and face grease is going to be the Jewels best friend.

The biggest difference between the iPhone 6 and 7 versions is the size. The new Jewel is much smaller than the iPhone 6 version though the Ballistic corners look a little tougher on the iPhone 7. Looks like they added TPU supports to the air pocket in the corner.

These Ballistic corners provide the Jewel with 6ft worth of drop-protection which is better than the Ballistic Tungsten Slim which only has 4 ft worth of protection despite being similar in size. The corners have a hidden benefit as well as the Jewel has the highest screen clearance out of all the iPhone 7 cases I’ve reviewed. The higher screen clearance is an extra layer of protection when dropped face first.

The only gripe we had for the Jewel’s regarding protection involves how pliable the edges are on the case. The pliable edges will allow dust and debris to get between the iPhone and case quicker than other cases so you’ll need to keep an eye out if you get this case.

In addition to extra protection, the Ballistic corners also help with the handling of the iPhone. The Jewel itself is quite rubbery so the iPhone isn’t going to feel like it is going to slide out of your hand. The Ballistic corners acts as a guide to keep your hands in the center of the device. When you’re using the Jewel with one-hand, the Ballistic corners also acts as a stop for your fingers which improves the stability of the iPhone in your hand.

I had no issues accessing the iPhone in the Ballistic jewel as the buttons are easy to use and the cutouts for the mute switch and Lightning port are easily accessed.

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  1. You are the case master cuz you put those cases to work everybody else just talks about them

  2. Does the Jewel turn yellow

  3. you have such a creative intro

  4. A review liquipel safe guard

  5. Unlike Monty there was no chance of me dozing off during the review! Awesome as always!!

  6. hey aaron,just thinking bout getting one of rhinoshield case for s7,just want to ask to they effect the speaker at the bottom? tq

  7. love your vids keep it up!

  8. Hi everyone! I love tech and I recently started to try making review videos. I’d love to get some feedback from them so if you’ve run out of videos to watch feel free to come see my channel. (My latest review was on the Google Pixel.)

  9. I think you deserve more credit and subs, your videos are top notch 😉 keep it up, channels like this eventually take off

  10. Hey Aaron I am looking for a thin protective case for my iPhone 6s! I drop my phone a lot so I want a protective case but I also don't want a bulky case. And i know you have a bunch of iPhone 6s case reviews but I want to hear what one you recommend.

  11. ( sorry my English)
    Once again love your dog Mounty
    I'm a new follower of your channel , all because I have the iPhone 7 plus , I bought a few cases all wrong cases , the PEEL case is in did a cool case but doesn't protect much
    I also bought a VENA but also let the camera exposed as the front
    And a few others very bad ones ,
    so what I'm looking, is the more thin as possible case not very expensive, that protect camera and front and 1,50 meters falls , and I keep looking.

  12. DO A RHINO SHIELD CRASH GUARD BUMPER FOR THE IPHONE 7 PLUS PLEASE it would be greatly appreciated 🙂

  13. Can you review the rhino shield play proof for 7 or 7+ please

  14. please please please do more reviews on the galaxy s7 screen protectors. as much as cases and such may be similar across phone brands, a lot of your screen protectors that you favour/review do not provide for samsung users (wishing that any of your top protectors would though, they sound amazing).

    Love your content and your real usage approach to your reviews and out of all the reviewers, i can trust you most for reliable and trustworthy content and comparison. Keep doing what you're doing because its awesome 🙂

  15. A Arron Da Hoe… That's crazy that the Urbanite Ballistic for the iPhone 7 case is slimmer than the iPhone 6 Urbanite Ballistic… Especially when you take in consideration that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 dimensions are quite similar if not the same the only thing different is the W8 of the Device & Camera hump… But my Otterbox Symmetry Clear case for the IPhone 7+ is thinner than my iPhone 6+ Otterbox Symmetry Black case… Now Arron you have me thinking? Is my Otterbox Symmetry Clear going to protect my iPhone 7+ like the Otterbox Symmetry Black did on my 6+ even tho it's slimmer??? What do You think!?!… But That's why I Bang with my Man Arron Da Hoe he doesn't over look the things that matters… He Turns a great ?uestion into a even better hypothesis …

  16. Aaron the Ho and Monty the Dog, the best reviewers for cases!


  18. In my opinion, that case isn't visually appealing at all. xD

  19. I got the Presidio Grip for my 7 Plus. Thanks for your helpful review. 🙂

  20. Review NOMAD leather please thanks.

  21. Hy Dude, can you please review a liquid screen protector. See how they are. Cheers love what you do, keep it up buddy.

  22. Do a case mate karat case for iphone 7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Are you going to do the rhino shield crashguard?

  24. review the ringke fusion for the 7/7 plus

  25. I only interrupt my Hell's Kitchen marathon when Aaron and Monty the ho's post a new video!

  26. Your reviews are first class! Great channel!

  27. Have you seen that ridiculously bulky Ballistic case?

  28. The camera cut out bothers me. Something about it doesn't sit well with me, the placement i guess.

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