This OtterBox Defender Series 41175BBR case features a polycarbonate shell, silicone skin and thermal-formed clear membrane, offering your Apple iPhone SE, 5s or 5 reliable defense against dirt, scratches and impact damage. A holster facilitates transport.
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Great, but with protection comes bulkiness.
Posted by: CCarr33 from: Central Illinois on
It looks great and does its protection job quite well, but it is bulky.
41 out of 43 found this review helpful.
Awesome Protection for the iPhone 5!!
Posted by: Evoron8 from: Las Vegas, NV on
This is my first "Otterbox case Defender" I gotta say this case is really made well (not sure why the other guy was having problems) but, based on my removal of the case experience Ive had no rips or tears. The outer rubber shell is really durable its thick great grip on the hands. The inner plastic shell is hard to remove takes time once its off you will notice theres a rear soft foam that protects the back of your iphone 5 which i really like. Also the built in screen protector is cool it doesnt watermark your screen whatsoever. iphone fits snug no extra movement whatsoever perfect fit and protection. I suggest you clean the iphone really good especially the screen and under the screen protector so there is no lint or unwanted debris when you do put the case on. I dont see any reason to keep taking off and on the case do it once leave it in there and forget it till you really need to take it off.
52 out of 57 found this review helpful.
Defender series does just that and more
Posted by: Cezar1113 from: on
I've had the Defender series on my iPhone 4, 4s and now the 5. This case will help protect your investment like no other case. I work in landscaping, my phone would not have survived had it not been for the otterbox defender series case, I mean come on this case is dust proof, crush proof, water resistant (not water proof, but they are working on the armor series case which is) and so much more. Some complain that the phone is too light, with this case it makes the phone feel perfect IMO. Getting the rubber case off the shell is a slight pain but its because its a perfect fit, no sliding around, and if you do happen to accidentally rip the rubber- otterbox will replace it for you. This is the BEST CASE PEROID well untill the armor series comes out :)
40 out of 43 found this review helpful.
Great Fit and Look
Posted by: EPAGal from: Atlanta, GA on
Bought my first Otterbox Defender, based on looks and reviews of great protection. When I saw it on a friend's iPhone 5, that is what won me over as far as look and weight. So far, I love it. Like the belt clip as well. My first impression is very good. A bit pricey, but Best Buy matched another company, so I did receive a nice discount. And Best Buy in McDonough, GA, has great customer service, too.
Got the Punk (blue and yellow/green flourecent). Looks great for guy or a gal..
19 out of 19 found this review helpful.
Not quite sure
Posted by: Gbuzz from: on
I'm still trying to decide how I feel about this case, but here are some of my first impressions:
It's a gorgeous color combination and really adds to the overall look of the already-beautiful iPhone 5. The polycarbonate shell also seems more sturdy and of a higher quality than the Defender case for the iPhone 4S, and the silicon cover feels more like a "foam" than the silicon for the previous model, which I think is a good thing. I feel like I have a good grip when I'm holding the otherwise-fragile phone, but the case doesn't seem like it would stick to my pockets or anything.
However, there are a few downsides:
The openings for the front and rear cameras are a bit too "wide open" for my tastes and I'm worried about the aluminum getting scratched since part of it is exposed in the back camera opening. I just ordered a full body Zagg shield today and will be putting screen covers on the front and back of the phone for additional protection because the aluminum scratches so easily. There is also an air bubble between the screen protector and the iPhone glass, making the touchscreen not quite as responsive. It still works, but it's a bit more of a pain to type.
Overall, I like this case. It offers decent protection and looks awesome, though I do think it's overpriced for what you get. However, unlike some other cases, you can rest assured that this case will NOT scratch your phone in any way during installation and removal.
15 out of 15 found this review helpful.
Posted by: scottwheels from: Beaumont, Tx on
I work in the petro-chemical service industry and I am very hard on my iPhone. It's been dropped at lest 20 ft and has fallen on very hot surfaces and has protected my phone perfectly. I can take the phone out of the case and there is not a scratch on it.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Tiggerdonald from: Hawaii on
Great starter case for someone that wants their new phone protected from scratches and or damage resulting from dropping the phone.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Great case for iPhone 5
Posted by: SusanAnnCS from: Los Angeles, CA on
Good over all protection. Case frame very close to keyboard...may cause mistypes.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Posted by: PJAustin from: on
This is an excellent case for your iPhone 5! They have made a lot of improvements from the 4/4s cases. It's still not quite as tough as the cases for the 3 but there has to be balance between safety and style.
12 out of 15 found this review helpful.
I like bulky
Posted by: KongNinja from: on
Yes it's pretty thick and yes I do like the skinnyness of the 5. To be honest everything is a lot easer to do when the case is on like texting and making calls. It's really comfortable in my hands. With it off my hands would start to cramp. I'll just take it off when I go clubbing