Otterbox Defender iPhone Case [Review]

Oct 12, 200919600Views50Comments
This review covers the Otterbox Defender for iPhone 3G and 3GS. iPhone 4 owners, see the product listing for the Otterbox Defender iPhone 4. Otterbox recently sent me their iPhone Defender case for review, and let me say right off the bat that this case is solid. The iPhone Defender case protects your iPhone with […]

Otterbox Defender iPhone Case [Review]

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  1. I have the Iphone 4s just got a replacement otter box realtree series case due to the other one wore out and the plug areas had basically come off. So within 2 weeks of the new one I dropped phone and the back of the glass is shattered where camera is and apple emblem. I haven’t taken the case off afraid the glass will start falling out. But this case useless since dropped from basically my side to the ground. My phone is not a year old yet and I have apple care so I guess will have to see about replacement.

  2. I have owned 3 iphones and all have had the protection of the OtterBox, I would not trust myself or anyone else with my phone without the protection. I also keep mine wrapped in a plastic type armour that is like a clear film and everytime I go to resell my phones I take off everything and they look like brand new and I have also dropped mine many times from varying distances. It must have been the way that it the ground.

  3. Garbage…The defender series is absolute garbage. I bought a brand new “Otterbox” for $55 after tax at the local Best Buy. The very first time i drop it, from a seated position no less, the back or the phone cracks. Up until i had this piece of trash on my phone, i had dropped it once or twice from higher heights, only to pick it up and find that there was not a single crack. As we have all realized, the iPhone4 is somewhat expensive and thought this would be a sound investment considering my warranty had just expired. I am not only livid by the fact that it did not protect the iPhone, just as it is advertised to do, but this lividity is only exacerbated I have a small hunch that it may have actually CAUSED the cracking. Maybe this is me being somewhat paranoid, but one must admit that this seems somewhat wrong, to spend as much as I did on something expecting it to only do WHAT IS ASKED of it, to have it fail the very first time. Keep in mind this came after well over a year of not ONE crack on the entire phone. I’m incredibly disappointed and, frankly, infuriated. This is incredibly wrong. i have every intention of returning my Otterbox for my money back, and even more intention of emailing and calling Otterbox to let them know they have permanently lost a customer. While I know a large company doesn’t care about one customer, I vow to talk everyone i know out of buying an Otterbox when the time comes for them to buy a phone case. They’re really pushing polished turds if you ask me.

    1. I hope you make headway with Otterbox. BUT I DO DISAGREE WITH YOU. You had some bad luck obviously, but the defender case has most likely save my glass from breaking I am sure on many occasions although I can’t prove it. I even lost the clip and wrote Otterbox and they graciously replaced it for me gratis. If you had both parts of the case, the rubber part on top and the plastic part underneath it must have been a pretty bad fluke that the back of your case broke unless you dropped it really hard or like a diamond ring you dropped it in just the right place. Not all accidents can be accounted for. Let us know if Otterbox does something for you… I am pretty sure I paid a lot less for my case. I think I got it on Amazon. I had waited a little while until the color a wanted was released. I had two previous phones not in an otterbox – one slipped out of my pocket a week after I got it and the glassed cracked immediately. Cost me $199 to replace the glass. Second time it slipped off a book I was carrying it on onto a would floor. Different phone also new. Glass cracked and I had it repaired at a local store for $80.00. It was okay for awhile, but the glass loosened up after awhile but I was able to trade the phone in for the next model. Since then I have used Otterbox and as I said I try not to drop it, but it just happens. The other day it fell out onto my driveway.. still didn’t crack.. maybe it’s just luck but I am not going to take that chance.


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