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OtterBox - Defender Series Case for Apple® iPhone® SE, 5s and 5 - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 5171 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love OtterBox durability and variety of colors.

    Posted
    LindaCMD
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    I have had three OtterBox iPhone cases and love them all, initially for the durability. I started with the Commuter version in black. When I was no longer a commuting slave to Harvard - which btw - treats worker bees badly - and working for myself, I changed to a cool two-tone Teal case, still tough, just more fun. When I was tired of it, I bought this two-tone purple-pink case. Same strong durability as the previous two. I gave my first one away and just cleaned up the second Teal case to sell it on Amazon, which partly paid for my newest case. After 6 months, it was still like new-ish, and cleaned up nicely. I saved the case and the person who bought it paid $20 and loved it so much they gave me a 5-star rating for it on my Amazon storefront.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great protection for iphone

    Posted
    westxgal
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    This is my 2nd Otterbox Defender. I had to replace the first one because the covers for the access ports wore out and tore off from opening/closing them to charge, insert headphone jack, etc. However, it is a great case! My phone was run over on a busy street after falling off the tailgate of my truck and sustained ZERO damage. I wiped the tire track marks off the phone and it was good as new! You can't ask for better protection! My only complaint about the new design of the iphone 5S case is that they have replaced the rubber cover for the home button cover with only the clear screen protector. This will allow condensation, moisture, sand, etc to get between the screen protector and the glass. Other than that, I have no complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Keep you phone safe with the toughest case

    Posted
    Scott

    This is the third OtterBox Defender case that I've had and they've never let me down. The first one was defective but OtterBox replaced it without any hassle. It kept that phone safe for three years. When I got my new phone a few months ago, I decided that this was the only way to fully protect it. While the case keeps my phone safe, there is an issue with the bottom piece of rubber near the home button. It gets a little loose because there's just no place for it to hold to. It's not a big problem, more of an annoyance. If the loose piece was a bit more secure, I'd give this case 4 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tough

    Posted
    MechaSamurai
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    By no means is this a thin or sleek case but it protects the phone and has a belt clip. My phone is still in perfect condition under my case and that is a minor miracle considering how much I use it... and occasionally drop it. This is my 4th Otterbox Defender case, and the second for this phone; considering the abuse they have absorbed while protecting my phones I plan to continue with this tried and true option. My only real complaints are about the thick bezel (it makes it hard to use the "swipe from bottom" actions on the phone) and the stupidly sharp tab on the belt clip (I removed mine). As noted in the description and pictures, this model covers the home button so it will fit a 5S but the fingerprint reader is covered.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    satisfied past user

    Posted
    MacArthur
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    Model for IPhone 5 does not seem as tough. Also was disappointed that Night Sky Blue was only choice in Defender style at time of my purchase. I wanted to protect my phone from time of purchase but wanted a brighter color choice. A brighter color cover makes phone easier to locate in purse or carrier. Do not want to spend more $$ just to replace for color. Also finding cover already showing wear and its been only about 6 weeks. Had Defender on previous IPhone and it lasted 3years without wear. Also notice this model has problems with humidity under screen between cover and phone which I had no issues with before.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for kids part 2

    Posted
    blogthis
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    My wife and I bought this new, specifically to protect as much as possible our hand-me-down iPhone 5's to our kids. This case is the toughest and thickest case I've ever seen, and works exactly as intended: thermonuclear children protection! Kidding aside, our kids drop their phones DAILY for weeks and weeks, but never the iPhone's get damaged due to the amazing thick sturdy construction of this case. The only drawback is you cannot buy this model without the belt clip, which of course our kids don't want and sit in a drawer. This review is for our other kids' different color case of this same model previously reviewed, but this is just cosmetics -- this color yes of course works exactly the same.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice case for iPhone

    Posted
    Fasteddie419
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    I have had previous iPhone otter box cases and this one is much improved over the previous versions, it's seems less bulky and has a better soft plastic type feel, good If you actually wear the phone on your belt. It offers good protection for the phone and the clip roatates. It is somewhat hard to clip the phone in securely and it is wearing a bit where the case comes into contact with the outer edge but the case seems to be a good fit for the iPhone 5. Also the case is fairly thick so I had to buy a new audio jack that was more slender so it could fit through with the case on. I like it way better than previous version I had with iPhone 4 , that one was thick bulky and made of a hard rigid plastic and a outer silicone layer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great case when it works.

    Posted
    cmkny
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    Bought this for for my son's phone about a month ago - so far so good. I have similar one for my for my own Galaxy S3. After about a month the silicone shell started stretching. Situation worsened over next couple of months to point of having it get caught when trying to put phone back in the belt clip. Called Otterbox and they replaced entire case under std. warranty -so their warranty service is a plus. New one holding up well. Hint you may want to either leave the flap that covers charging port open or cut it off - it my be the daily opening closing this cover stretches the silicone ever so slightly each time - but after repeated use becomes a problem. Been doing thisfor 3 months with the replacement and so far so good,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ironclad protection but with caveats

    Posted
    RetroFL
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I had one of these cases for my iPhone 4S and it performed brilliantly. It was installed on my phone the day I got it. One night I dropped my phone face down in a shallow puddle outside my house and didn't discover it until the next day. The phone worked flawlessly and there was no damage or water incursion. I would not recommend doing this, but wow, I was so glad to see how well it protected my phone. When I went to sell my phone and took it out of the case it was pristine. Worth every $ and then some. The only downside is that it makes this sexy phone about 2x the thickness it really is and hides all the gorgeous design. But it is well worth it because I don't use this as a fashion accessory but as a working tool.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Rugged! Saved my phone more than once!

    Posted
    TechNo
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    When looking for a case I wanted something that would protect from dropping and allow me to hook it to my belt. Since the case is a little bulky it is a little tough to stick it in my front pockets where I used to keep my phone. The back pocket is fine, butt you know it is there...haha The little holster is great for strapping on my belt. Keeps dirt and dust out for the most part and has a grip to it so it doesn't slide around too bad. Funny product labeling...assembled in the USA with foreign materials. From China? Haha I'd buy another one. In fact this is the 4th one I have had. I am pretty hard on stuff. I would rather not pay $50 for a piece of plastic. But I guess it protects my $500 phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Case & Perfect Price!

    Posted
    lexbelle27
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    I used to have this case for my iPhone 4s & when I switched to the iPhone 5, I couldn't wait to get the same case! The problem was that I couldn't find it anywhere except the Otter Box website (where it was super expensive). I checked out the Best Buy stores in my city & they didn't have them either. However, one of the associates told me to check online, so when I got home I jumped on the internet & found this case on BestBuy.com & couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the price! It was only HALF of what Otter Box cases are normally! I thought it was a fluke, so I went through the checkout process & IT WAS REAL!!!!! I was so ecstatic that I told everyone! This was the perfect case at the perfect price!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bulky but protective

    Posted
    Mojave
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Otter Box was recommended by a family member and after reading about it on-line it was the only case brand I considered when we bought our iphone 5's. I like that it came with a clip on holster that also serves as a stand. the water resistant construction with covers over the ringer switch, headphone jack and charging port gives peace of mind when water is splashed near phone but the covers are a pain to lift open every time I want to access them. The rubber outside shell tends to have a lot of friction when I slip it in and out of my pocket. In retrospect, the Commuter model may have suited my normal everday use better but it is nice to have the extra protection when I take it to the beach or other outdoor activities.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really solid case

    Posted
    McLeanVA
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    This case was incredibly easy to install. If fit my iPhone SE perfectly without any prying or hassle. I have a son that tends to break digital screens on a monthly basis by accidental drops. This case has protected a few random drops and has already paid for itself. It has a nice textured feel. I don't have any issues with headphone plugs, charging plugs, volume toggles or power toggles. It's a little bulky, but I wouldn't sacrifice that, because I feel that it absorbs more shock from bumps and drops. I will absolutely purchase more in the future. Excellent product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    Posted
    tmodataguy
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    These cases are great and offer a lot of protection. With that being said, you have to anticipate this case making your phone a little bit bulkier. I personally tend to love the added "bulk" that this case adds to my phone because I have very large hands and long fingers. This case gives my phone the extra bulk needed to allow me to grip it and text without letting my hands get fatigued or painful. As with all of their other products, this case is extremely well-made and fits the phone perfectly. If you've never owned an Otterbox before then perhaps you should check out some pictures before deciding if this case is right for you. If you've ever owned an Otterbox... Then you know exactly how great these things are.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Case, but expensive.

    Posted
    Dray
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    I always stray from Otterbox when I get a new phone, but end up finding my way back eventually. They are overpriced but typically hold up longer than the cheap cases and work better. Eventually all cases will be torn up, but Otterbox claims it can be sent back to them and replaced. The average person won't go through the hassle of doing this, but I have in the past and was able to get a new one sent to me. Overall, great case and I will end up buying Otterbox until something better comes along. (Lifeproof cases are not better in my opinion. Even more money, awkwardly shaped, terrible screen cover and not always waterproof as they claim.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Case for the Money

    Posted
    RealJZ
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    I got tired of spending $80 a pop for LifeProof cases that kept falling apart, so decided to "downgrade" to the Otterbox Defender case for my iPhone 5S. At less than half the price, I must say I haven't been disappointed in the least. This is a sturdy case with a good built-in screen protector that does a great job of protecting my phone from damage. The only advantage to the LifeProof case is that it's water-proof, which is important to me since I have a pool and my phone has been accidentally submerged in it. But if I'm in the least bit careful, this won't be an issue. I realize that Otterbox owns LifeProof, btw, but that did not factor into my decision.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Case for Iphone 5

    Posted
    Drewats06
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    I really love my Otterbox Defender Case because it really protects my Iphone and its very durable and clean looking. I actually think that it gives me a better grip on my phone and it fit's better in my hand. I actually tried out a new LifeProof case because I thought it was better because it was waterproof. However it actually muffles the sounds both hearing and for anyone on the other line they could barely hear me. Although this case is not waterproof, which most cases are not I believe its gives me the best protection for my Iphone. I think it will allow my Iphone to last for a long time and I would highly recommend this case to anyone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Terrific iPhone 5 case

    Posted
    GrizzLee99
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    Used Otterbox Defender for our first iPhones. They protected the phones when dropped, when something was dropped on or scraped across the screen, etc. Was very pleased with those except dust got under the face plate - although we never figured out how. Didn't hurt anything - just annoying. When we traded the old iPhones in, they looked like new. The iPhone 5 cases are sturdier still, they have a nice range of color options - my wife picked navy blue with lime green accents - looks good. Still just a little dust gets under the face plate. The flaps covering the ports are very snug and easy to get back in place. We feel very confident the cases will protect the iPhones 5 just like they did for the old iPhones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Third Phone and Third Otterbox

    Posted
    Wisperwood
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    If you want to keep your new hardware safe, I recommend keeping it in a case, and my favorite rugged case is the Otterbox. If you don't want a bulky case, it's not for you. If you want fantastic protection with a lifetime warranty (on the case, not the phone) you can't beat Otterbox. I have used Otterbox Cases on all of my previous phones, and when I went to sell/trade them in, they came out of the case looking brand new, no scratches, no dings, not a mark on them. In each time the phone held its top potential value for resale and therefore paid for the cost of the Otterbox case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I've worn through several of these

    Posted
    MechaSamurai
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    Durability doesn't seem as good as 4/4S but the feel and protection are great... while they last. With so few belt-clip cases that protect the phone I hope Otterbox can improve. I had one that started peeling and separating where the clip rubbed after a few months. I replaced it after a while with another one that started stretching, eventually one corner wouldn't stay on correctly and it was replaced. 2 years+ and my phone still looks almost brand new. I've mastered the art of clipping and sanding the belt-clips to remove the STUPID sharp stand clip that jabs into your side if you ever bump the phone or sit in a chair with arms... or seat belts... or padding... or sometimes just a back.

    I would recommend this to a friend