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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 5162 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Durable

    Posted
    idowhatiwant
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    I've used Otterboxes for 5 years and they have always worked for what they are intended for. It's a little bulkier, but your phone won't break when it falls from great heights. Like, say at the peak of a roller coaster onto hard ground. THIS IS NOT A WATERPROOF CASE. You will need to take it apart occasionally to clean everything because it's also not dirt proof. The list of things that are open are: front camera and speaker, back camera and flash, home button, and bottom mic and speaker. I'm not deep sea diving, playing apps in my shower or chasing tornadoes whilst riding dirt bikes so I don't think I need a sealed case that can't be replaced by a basic sandwich bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    THE BEST phone protection for active users :)

    Posted
    clcFamily5
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    Active family has 5 iPhone 5's all in OtterBox Defenders. Phones used for obvious reasons plus during long distance runs & long distance biking and have been dropped during these outtings numerous times on all different surfaces with no damage to phones. Phone was even run over by my daughter's bike, no damage. Phone fits in jean's back pocket; does not slide around in car while on center consule. I will only buy OtterBox Defenders. Upgrading to iPhone 6 Plus for work and have to wait for OtterBox Defender. Hurry Up! Bought this one as a gift for a friend who just switched to an iPhone 5s. All 5 of our OtterBox Defenders are about 2 years old. Considering 4 new ones as Christmas gifts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Love it, but shows dirt

    Posted
    Ironmom2

    This case is very well designed and protects the phone incredibly well, but I need to replace it because it looks so nasty. The hard plastic shell is off-white, so it doesn't look great with the pure white phone. The pink outer case is pretty for about a day, then it starts to look really dirty, and it does not clean easily. I'm not rough with my phone and I don't drag it through dirt…the case just does not wear well. After putting it in my jeans pocket, all the edges turned blue (and these were jeans that had been washed many times). The case looked awful after only a week or so. If I get another OtterBox, it will be black or some other very dark color.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Fit and Look

    Posted
    EPAGal

    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..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Protection (for the most part)

    Posted
    ProductPeruser
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    I saw a case that I thought, "Wow, this case would be great for my phone!" I turned the case over to see it was made by Otterbox, and decided that this would be my case of choice for my next phone. I decided to go with the maximum protection option from Otterbox, and the only reason why I haven't given this product 5/5 stars, but only 4/5 stars, is that the bottom of the case leaves the speakers open to the air (and sweat!). Drop resistant protection? YES! For sure sweat-proof protection? Well, if you have to wonder if the opening on the bottom is open enough to allow sweat to make it through... well, unfortunately, NO. BUT, OVERALL? Great purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beats out Lifeproof anyday

    Posted
    MDCarrier
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    I had an iPhone 5 in a Lifeproof case and the first time it was dropped the screen shattered. After taking it to a Mac Genius at the Apple Store, they told me to go get an Otterbox. They said they often saw shattered phones that had been in Lifeproof cases but Otterbox was reliable. Man were they right! I have a 17 month old who loves to sneak away my phone. It has been dropped, stepped on and kicked and is still in perfect condition safely nestled in a cute pink camo Otterbox Case, which I found cheaper at Best Buy Online (and had delivered to the store for same day pick-up) than anywhere else! I love my Otterbox and HIGHLY recommend it to anyone I know, especially friends with Lifeproof cases.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good durability & protection; bad screen

    Posted
    Trevh
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    This is a good case but the plastic screen protector would make it a bit hard to use the phone. Popping that out and putting an actual screen protector on the phone is a quick fix and is what I did. Occasionally there is a build up of dust inside the case area but this happens with most cases. Just make sure to take the case apart once every month and do a quick cleaning of the case and phone. Provides top quality protection. I've dropped my phone twice onto the concrete from trying to pull it out of my pocket and it has completely protected it both times. If I didn't have the case, my phone would surely be nicked or broken.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Buy for the price.

    Posted
    PapaGee
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    The Otterbox Defender provides very good protection for your valuable iphone at a reasonable price. The front protective screen does not inhibit the touch screen of the iphone in any way, and I have not seen any loss in reception with having the 'phone in the case. It is however quite a bulky case, especially when compared to other popular brands offering this type of protection. The case itself is quite difficult to get into. If you are likely to be taking your 'phone in and out of the case quite often, then this is not the case for you. The button to switch the 'phone to / from silent mode is hidden behind a little flap that is not very convenient. All in all, for the price, it is good buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Everything I expect from an Otterbox

    Posted
    LittleAVguy
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    I purchased this case for my wife's phone. I have previously purchased Otterbox cases for my tablet and phone. Like those cases, this one fits perfectly, provides excellent protection, and at the sale price was an excellent value. The only reason I don't give this case 5 stars is that because all of the similar cases I have purchased, the integrated screen protector is VERY glossy and can create some issues with glare, As this is only on certain lighting conditions it is not a deal breaker though. Also, it should be noted that the color is listed as wild orchid, but it is VER HOT, almost day-glow, pink. Fine for my wife who loves it, but maybe not for everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far, So good!

    Posted
    DugL
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    Not truly tested yet. We've had a few drops and falls, but only one that "could" have hurt my iPhone (it didn't). My last case was a Lifeproof, which destroyed my phone...it broke to the point that my phone fell out of the case and shattered. The Lifeproof lasted a month before I had to poke out all the waterproof membranes because no one could actually hear me on the phone. The OtterBox so far I have had no connection complaints. It feels good in the hand. the compartments open and close well. So far it's a winner. If my phone lasts 2 years without breaking than I'll come back and edit my grade to a 6.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good solid case

    Posted
    Dtmb
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    I purchased this for my son's new iPhone 5S. It fits nicely and appears to be a solid protective case for sure. It is thick enough and flexible to absorb shock, unlike the hard plastic ones. My only complaint is that it is a bit thick as compared to its main competitor, but of course is less expensive. I think you get good protection for the screen and for drops, just not submersion. I rated only 4, as it is very difficult to access the charger port. It's nice that it nearly seals up when not in use, but you do have to have a little finesse to open it up to connect the lightning cable. Really a good case overall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great protection for your iPhone

    Posted
    skennedy00111
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    This Defender Otterbox case is fantastic! I am replacing an old Otterbox that had a hard plastic case around the outside. After years of different drops, it broke enough that I needed to replace it. The new one has a rubberized shell that will not break like that and it comes with a clear plastic cover to help protect the screen from scratches. The only drawback is that you have to press a little firmer or longer on buttons and screen swiping due to the thickness of the clear plastic protector.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Early wife satisfied review

    Posted
    Dolphinsackings
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    I bought this cover because I have an otterbox for my Samsung and I like it. My wife does not have good luck with phones or covers so we managed to get her a good phone and hopefully she will be satisfied with this cover. My wife really likes this iPhone cover. She loves the pink color, how thin it is (she can put it in her pocket) and how well the holes/opening/flaps match the phone (we've bought cheap covers and they didn't match and she complained all the time). So far so good. She has dropped the phone a few times and it survived but only from a short distance. Her only concern is how well it will clean up that is to be determined.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great case with a slight problem

    Posted
    BigDH
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    The Otterbox series of cases are great! I've used Otterbox exclusively since my iPhone 3GS. However, when the Touch ID was introduced, Otterbox felt it wasn't necessary to put a cover over the home button in that area. Because of this flaw, dirt, grime, and other nastiness will find its way under the screen protector and mar/scratch the screen and surrounding area. Now it is possible to find cases with this covering (I did find one out of four, which I bought) to protect that area which for what you pay for your phone and the case, this should come standard, but doesn't. Because of this flaw, I knocked a star off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Durable, fits the phone beautifully

    Posted
    Jobug
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    I'm a big fan of Otterbox. I'm not such a big fan of the insurance policies the phone companies want to try to sell me. I've found that Otterbox keeps my phone safe as long as I'm not dumping it overboard. The phone has been dropped, chewed on, thrown by a 2yo, fallen out of the car onto pavement and survived it all. I've seen the screen damage on so many phones from a simple fall---I'm amazed that Otterbox has kept mine from that type of damage. Have a 2+ year old 4S that is in pristine condition because of Otterbox. I was HARD on that phone but it's still chugging along.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Protection for your phone

    Posted
    dodgers
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    The OtterBox defender case for my iphone 5s and is a life saver for all smartphones. The case really protects your phone from scratches and I have even accidently dropped my phone once or twice with the protection of the defender case and there was no damage to my iphone. I have been using the otterbox defender for the past 4 years and I feel that it is the best protection for my iphone. It is very durable and easy to install. I also like the belt clip that is included in some defender case(s). The price is really reasonable and OtterBox continues to improve their cases each year. I strongly recommend this case for phone protection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome case

    Posted
    kenneyches148
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    Purchased the otter box blue yesterday. Color is awesome the feel is fantastic. The look is spectacular. If you had a 4s otterbox you can see the difference. The 4s is like a brick too rigid feeling. The iPhone 5 is slimmer more sleek smooth but not slippery. Perfect grip. I was debating on the commuter but I looked at the look and feel of this one was perfect. The commuter was ok you need a screen protector. The defenders screen is awesome. Screen sensesitivity perfect look perfect. All ports accessible and the ports open and close way better than the 4s I so recommend over life proof. You won't be disappointed. Oh and it fits like a glove.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great iPhone Case

    Posted
    lee2003FXD
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    Bought this case for my wife (mother of 3 and a teacher) b/c her phone is always being used by the kids or will occasionally get dropped - works great and have not heard any complaints from her. I've seen her drop her phone on the concrete while trying to get kids in/out of car seats and the phone does not have a scratch on it. She had the same case on her 4S and it got stretched out at the bottom and started looking bad after a year or so.....not so with this newer case for the 5S. The materials seem higher quality and more resilient. Overall great iPhone case for anyone with kids or that is prone to dropping their phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than the Otter Box Metro

    Posted
    Gnsgnts
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    Overall it does as advertised it keeps my iPhone safe. I do find the belt clip very clumsy and you can't take photos or use the flash light function with clip in place. I have the pink and grey combo and it seems to be getting dingy looking faster than I'd like and I'm a neat freak. I do like the screen cover better in this version than in the less expensive Otter Boxes, it was also easy to place on the phone. I can't comment on its protective features as I haven't dropped my phone. Overall it does the job, I believe phone cases are all over priced so its value for the price isn't a fair question because none of them are worth it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Case for the Money

    Posted
    d6440

    The otterbox is by far the best case to help protect against dropping, dirt and dust. The clear screen sits flush to the phone and is way better than the lifeproof case. The noise reduction microphone on the back is uncovered allowing it to function as opposed to the lifeproof. Ports are easy to access and overall for the daily user this case is great guarding against drops which is where most people damage their phone. I would recommend this case to anyone who wants to protect their iphone and still be able to have access to all it's features.

    I would recommend this to a friend