Originally Posted by raiderleaf
Wow 1/8" is pretty slim (3.175 mm). Do you feel its adequate protection for that investment in addition to the screen protector?
Well to be honest the lip could be 1/2" off the front of the phone and its still not guaranteed to protect the screen. I hate when reviews say that the lip protects the phone if dropped face down because it really doesn't protect anything. All the lip protects against it setting your phone face down on the table, not dropping it face down. All it takes is dropping it on anything slightly bigger than the lip and bye bye screen. In a perfect world everything would be level but we don't live in that world so even an uneven surface could cause issues if your phone is dropped face down on it.
Now with that said, the defender and commuter have probably the biggest lip than any other case available for the Note 2, so if you believe a lip will actually protect from face down drops, or if you want ultimate protection setting your phone face down on a table, one of the otterbox cases would be the way to go.