Otterbox Defender Series Hybrid Case & Holster for iPhone 4 & 4S – Retail Packaging – Light Teal/Deep Teal
Otterbox Defender Series Hybrid Case & Holster for iPhone 4 & 4S – Retail Packaging – Light Teal/Deep Teal Price Details:
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The OtterBox Defender Series case provides the ultimate protection for your iPhone 4S. Enclose your device in the highest quality, toughest case available. Every feature of your device is fully accessible while it is completely encased in rugged protection. The iPhone 4S Defender Series Case offers triple-layer protection and is built from a high-impact polycarbonate shell, durable silicone and a built-in screen protector, making it one of the toughest iPhone 4S Cases out there. An innovative three layer design protects your iPhone from bumps, drops, scratches and dust while keeping your iPhone fresh as new.
- Compatible with iPhone 4S and iPhone 4
- Complete functionality is retained through the Defender Series iPhone 4S case, including speaker, microphone, camera and flash
- Plug covers protect the core openings of the phone, including volume controls, power button, and headphone jack
- Three layers of defense include an inner polycarbonate layer and an outer silicone layer
- Contains a built-in screen shield, two-piece inner polycarbonate layer, rugged outer silicone cover, and rotating belt holster
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 4.2 x 1.7 inches ; 6.4 ounces
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
- ASIN: B005SUHQ3Q
- Item model number: 77-18585P1
Dont listen to the poor reviews!!
Clearly the Defender series is going to be a little beefy. Which I would HOPE is why your looking at this sort of case! For a big-bad iphone defending case! and that is JUST what you get! So the reviews on size I feel are unfair, based on the fact that you should have known its a sturdier case. (I find this NO problem for the protection it provides. Being a girl, I couldnt fit an iphone in my pants pocket to begin with, so its not an issue…And I would like to stress its not THAT big.
Some people (a good number) have complained about a hole on the top being for the headphones being on the wrong side…This is NOT the case people! You must open the flap to use your headphones…The hole is for the MICROPHONE! So do not fret. There is NO issue there…just people simply misunderstanding the product.
I read multiple reviews where people complained about being able to charge or undo the bottom flap, etc. Ok. It is silicone people. soft, flexible silicone…So NO you DONT need to completely take apart the cover to charge your phone. You simply lift that flap and plug in your phone. There is NO issue with it closing, because its not supposed to be closed OR completely open while charging…Again, silicone does not hinge… In fact, I am charging my right now with zero issue. All the flaps are really easy to open and close and I see no issue with them being flimsy, or too firm either.
I saw one or two people say they thought it decreased the sensitivity of the screen. I have not had that problem. As long as you get the right model and it fits well there is no reason for it to have any effect, it is just a regular old screen guard just like any other you’d buy on the market and shouldnt (and wont) effect the use of your screen. The people who complained that it messed up the lightness of the screen may have had it set to auto, and I know mine sometimes in certain light decides to stick with a darker back light setting than I would prefer. So once again, I am sure this is something that one could adjust in the settings of your phone, and not be a problem with the case.
So in conclusion, this is an AWESOME product. If you are looking for a really tough case, that looks great and you UNDERSTAND that a thin, one sided, snap on case will not be very tough…then this is for you! Please note that a LOT of the negative reviews come from people’s misuse or misunderstanding of the product. NOT the product itself. I cant say how happy I am with this product and I am SO glad I went ahead regardless of those negative reviews.
Nice upgrade from the original iPhone 4 Defender case
The holster has been changed to update the release mechanism. The tab that holds the phone in the holster has been shaped differently in order to make the phone easier to clip in and release.
The biggest upgrade is to the rubber jacket that fits over the plastic case. The rubber seems to be of much higher quality. It has a firmer, more substantial feel, and doesn’t seem like it will lose shape over time. It gives the case a better grip in your hand and generally feels more solid overall.
The opening for the silent mode switch seems to still be off center, but not enough to be of concern.
If you are on the fence about whether to get the older iPhone 4 Otterbox Defender for your 4S or this updated version, I’d definitely pay the extra $10 or so and get the new version.
Works Great With iPhone 4S
This is really two cases in one, or, a case with a rubberized cover. When you open the package, you will notice a plastic “clam shell” case that you snap over the phone. The second part of the case is the rubberized cover which wraps around the phone. The negative BUT NECESSARY results about this case is that it will double the thickness of the phone and make it heavier. This case includes a shield that protects the screen so no need to buy those expensive screen protectors. The only exposed area of the phone are the holes for the speakers, microphones, and camera lens.
When I first put the case together, I thought the same as the previous reviewer that the earphone jack hole was in the wrong place. That assumption is incorrect. The hole on the top of the phone is for the secondary, noise-cancelling, built in microphone. The earphone jack is intended to be covered when not in use in order to keep dirt from getting into the hole for the jack. Just like the power cord and mute switch, the flap has to be opened in order to plug the earphones in. Speaking of flaps, they are a necessary evil when it comes to total protection. Putting them back in place requires a bit of patience but it is not a big deal.
All of the functions of this case are protected. Each button, the volume, power, and control button are under the cover. The screen is also under a protective rubber shield. I was concerned that the interface would be hindered but everything works well even with the added layer between my hand and the screen/buttons. The buttons are quite responsive and the screen taps, scrolls, etc, seem to work just as well as they did before I installed the case.
A huge bonus about this case is how my telephone reception IMPROVED. Getting my first iPhone was becoming a very frustrating experience due to a very high amount of dropped calls. For some reason, getting that barrier between my hand and the phone itself has dramatically improved my reception resulting in virtually no dropped calls. I definitely like the feel of my phone much better with the case than I did with no protection at all.
Lastly, you may be surprised to find that this case may change the appearance of the color of your phone. My phone is black but the plastic case is white. From the front and side views, you would think my phone is white. It is not until you look at the back side of the phone that the black shows through the hole for the apple logo.
The only thing I do not use or particularly care for is the holster that comes with the phone. I am using a leather pouch and prefer it instead of the snappy, hard holster. (Just a preference, not a knock) I recommend you look at the Otterbox at a retail store like AT&T before you buy it sight unseen from Amazon. The store I viewed them at was selling them for $50 and I purchased mine on Amazon for $32.60.
Great Defense (especially for those Clumsy)
Love my new Otterbox Case!
And for those of you who think it looks difficult to put on, it really isn’t. When I started doing research on the cases, I was wondering how they went on the phone. Then I came across a video on how to put it on and it’s really easy. There’s two layers of the casing. A hard plastic case and then a rubberized bumper material that goes on top of the hard plastic. And there is no need for a screen protector anymore for your phone because the case already has a clear plastic within the case to protect your screen.
Very Sturdy and Excellent Accessibility to Buttons and Screen
The case arrived with instructions on the inside of the box, which were NOT very easy to follow. The box suggests going to Otterbox.com to view the instructional video. I didn’t view the video and it took me at least 20 minutes to figure out how to open the case and properly insert my phone into it. Make sure to watch the online video.
Access to all of the buttons and screen is excellent, though there is a flap you have to lift to access the headphone jack. The case definitely adds heft to the phone, but I find that to be a plus both for protection and security (somewhat conceals the fact that the phone is an iPhone).
The case is extremely sturdy and there’s no doubt that it offers excellent protection for the phone. The case may help parents relax when their young children want to handle the phone. The holster is convenient for those who like to carry phones on their hip, and it can be configured to prop the phone for pictures/video.
Gave this case four stars instead of five because the rubber shell doesn’t always seat perfectly with the plastic shell, and sometimes the flaps covering the headphone and charging areas on the phone pop out just a bit.