Cheap Tactical iPhone Case – Zizo Bolt Series

Being tough on your phone is probably the biggest issue for most men. We work and play hard. I have been in search for a decent tactical phone case for my iPhone 7 plus that would protect my investment. I planned on paying $70 on something and figured that it was worth the money. Luckily, I think I have found something for under $20!

The tactical iPhone 7 plus case I will be reviewing today is called the Zizo Bolt Series. They come in many different colors which you will see samples of throughout this article. I ended up with the Red/Black to support my kids sports team.

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Delivery of the Tactical iPhone Case

My case had a deliver time of 2-3 window. It showed up earlier than that at around a week.

The aggressiveness of the colored lines on he back do not stick out as far as I thought they would. That’s a good thing.

The glass installed much easier than expected. I may have gotten lucky but it went right into place. One tip is to make sure you get EVERY little thing off your screen before installing. If not, you will get bubbles and will not be happy.

Zizo Bolt Series Tactical iPhone Case Review

As for he case itself: I really, really like it, but I’m not completely sold on a couple things that I list below.

  1. The belt clip does look very nice but the I’m not sure it is made to take abuse. I would not use it at work.
  2. I’m not sold on the lanyard. Just not my cup of tea. The only time I could see myself using it is if I was outdoors and didn’t have pockets. Since I have an Apple Watch, don’t see myself using it much. I may, but I’m sure the lanyard will be nowhere to be found by that time… in any case I knew that before my purchase.

My 7+ fits very snug and all buttons work as expected. I like the feel and look. I was looking for a tough case that was not bulky. We love the protection of the Otter Box but I hated the bulkiness.

I also purchased one for my son’s iphone 6 and it fits just as good.

What Phones Will The Zizo Bolt iPhone Case Fit

Regular size

  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone7s
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8s

Plus Size

  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8 Plus

Time will tell if this protects my phone like so many people claim. I do wish the outside was more rubberized, It would make me feel much better in the hands.

Pros: looks good, decent space between phone screen and outer front of case (face plant protection), comes with tempered screen, shipping time decent for non Prime, phone stand, not bulky, price compared to Otter Box (if it really protects against decent drops).

Cons: belt clip not made for abuse, not rubberized on the outside of the case and corners.

Update after a couple months of using

It’s going on about four months since I have started using the  Zizo Bolt Series iPhone case and gotta say, it is holding up well. My phone has taken a couple drops from waist high. I have not had any damage. The screen glass that came with it is still in tact with no cracks.

Notes from use

  • I have not been using the belt clip, just not my cup of tea.
  • The phone proper-upper gets much easier to open after it breaks in. I’m getting more use out of it than I expected. It’s kind of nice!