When it comes to phone protection only a few names ring a bell. One of those rings is OtterBox, one of the leading names in phone protection. Although the iPhone 6 is out, most carriers have a deal for a free or reduced priced iPhone 5/5s, so if you’re still looking for a protective case then this one is a great one.
The first thing you get right out of the box is the the Defender and the Belt attachment that comes with it. It’s great because you can clip it front or back, so no need to worry about that. The second piece, actually comes in 3 pieces, is the case itself. The front and back shell come separated and is then snapped together around the phone. The last piece is the impact gel that fits all around the hardshell. With their powers combined they create a wonderful Otterbox Defender.
At a glimpse the Defender is extremely well put together. All the corners are covered as well as the the screen. Although not waterproof, there are covers to protect the phone from dust entering and the case allows for full use of all the phones functions like the buttons and camera ports.
Some added extras we’re looking is the clip that came included with the case. It’s a very simple phone with an alligator clip/spring clip. However, the only point of concern would be the clip. For how the case is built, the clip doesn’t seem all too sturdy. Due to the large case I would think that a hip attachment is needed so it’s good that Otterbox sells the clips separately to replace it. Overall I think it’s a great case if you have an active life or if you have little kids around, either way it’s a good way to protect that case against an unwanted drop or something else.
Pro: Sturdy build, solid materials, and great protection.
Cons: Flimsy belt clip
Overall rating: 9/10
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