All this for 16 bucks? Poetic Affinity, Quarterback and Revolution Review – iPhone 7/7 Plus cases

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Poetic Cases are some of the best valued products for your iPhones. I’ve personally been using the Poetic Affinity, Quarterback and Revolution over the last few month. Out of these three cases, the Affinity is my favourite despite not being the highest rated out of this group.

The Poetic Revolution is a tougher case with a screen protector and a port cover but dust and handling are still going to be an issue. The Quarterback has one of the best edges on a case but this case flies around like an air hockey puck.

For scores, I’ve given the Poetic Revolution a score of 3.9 Eh’s out of 5, the Affinity a score of 3.8 Eh’s out of 5 and the Quarterback a score of 3.7 Eh’s out of 5.

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Lets’ start with the Poetic Quarterback. The Quarterback is a thin case as it won’t add much to the iPhone. This Poetic case fits well together though the polycarbonate back will come off if you’re not careful or are intent on pulling the case apart. The hard back is slick so it will slide around easily.

The edges of the case are one of the best I’ve used. Instead of following the curve of the iPhone, Poetic decided to have add a ridge along the edge of the case which improves the handling of the case.

From a protection standpoint, the Quarterback isn’t drop-rated though the TPU will save your iPhone from an accidental drop. The edges of the case are high enough to keep the screen off a flat surface.

Accessing the iPhone inside the case is average. The buttons are very pronounce which is nice and are easy to press. The port cutout is large and will handle gigantic headed lightning cables. One-handed usage is decent due to the ridge edges despite the slick back.

The Poetic Revolution is the thickest and heaviest of the three cases but is average when compared to other iPhone 7 cases.

The case edge has a lot of texture which is great but the back is very slick so it slides around easily. And unlike the Quarterback, the front edge isn’t rubbery so it slides around easily when placed face first.

When it comes to protection, the Revolution is the toughest of the three Poetic cases I have here but still isn’t drop-rated. When it comes to dust and debris protection, the Revolution comes with a port plug which is easily removed and access.

With that being said, the plastic screen protector doesn’t cover the front of the iPhone so dust/debris will accumulating along those cutouts.

Accessing the iPhone is decent in the Revolution as the buttons are large and easy to press. The camera and flash aren’t hindered by the case and the covered port is large enough to handle the old, extremely large, Amazon basics cable. One-handed usage is poor with the Poetic Revolution.

The screen protector fits the iPhone well as there isn’t a noticeable gap between the device and protector. The Retina HD screen of the iPhone isn’t diffused though like every plastic screen protector I’ve used, is a magnet for fingerprints.

Out of the three Poetic cases I have, the Poetic Affinity is the slimmest and lightest. The entire case fits well together and unlike the Revolution and Quarterback, won’t slide around easily.

The case will wear quicker than other iPhone 7 cases as the clear polycarbonate shell will scratch. The TPU keeps the case raised so it won’t explode in scratches right after you get the case. As with most clear cases, fingerprinting will be an issue.

Handling is where the case shines. Although the Affinity doesn’t have a TPU edge, Poetic has added bumps into the polycarbonate which improves the handling of the iPhone in the case. The TPU strips on the case also helps keep the iPhone stable in your hands.

For protection, I’d put the Affinity on the same level as the Quarterback. It will protect your iPhone from any normal, day-to-day drop. The edges are high enough to keep the iPhone safe face first.

Functionality of the iPhone of the case is no different the Quarterback. Buttons are great, one-handed usage is manageable and the port cutout is large.

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Lewis Givens says:

Does this case have a belt clip ?

Matt Josephson says:

I use the Poetic Affinity cases on my Zmax​ Pro…They offer good protection especially at the corners and they have the raised lip. They are cheaper on Amazon then buying them directly.

ismemob says:

What about the Poetic Karbon Shield?

ianpobanz12 says:

ok so what is the absolute best 1Peace case, and screen protector for protection!??! i want to be able to drop my iphone 50 times and it will still be ok?!! reply with some Amazon link!?

Christopher Smith says:

Aaron, if we go through your link and then search for and buy another product, do you still get credit for that?

Christopher Smith says:

At 1:12 Monty looks like he's contemplating whether to sit through another review or just jump off the ledge…..

Neal Francis says:

Had a few affinity cares for my 6 6s a d now got the red 7

Jack20 says:

The back of my Otterbox statement is covered in scratches.

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