Originally Posted by zombie69
2) Otterbox Defender - several issues I had - The inner two plastic shell halves click together. The tabs which hold them together are very thin and breakable. I take my case off my phone weekly, cleaning purposes (work related). Every tab all the way around the two halves are broke off. The outer rubber skin does hold the phone case together but the plastic halves are not clicked together. Next issue found was the plastic screen protector. I went outside is a very light drizzle rain and one rain drop hit right at the top edge of screen protector by the earpiece and spread down the whole front of phone face behind the screen protector. Therefore, I had to take case apart and dry off screen because of one rain drop. Then there is the holster issues. The issues found are the design. The Defender for the S3 was designed great but the S4 holster is different. When you put the phone in the holster you have to lineup the 2 back corners perfect or you miss. The holster for the S3 has a long sided tray and phone falls/fits right in place. You have to physically look at the S4 holster to line it up. Having the small corner tabs to hold it in place are weak and going to break off. The long side of the S3 holster would not do that. The click lock tab that holds the S4 in holster is very shallow & small, barely clicks in secure. Make sure you tug on your S4 to make sure it is secure. My phone falls off my holster getting in and out of the car or office chair multiple times a day. I have removed the Defender and on to the next. Both side buttons are hard to push in and function.
I have seen others mention how the phone falls out of the Otterbox Defender holster. It does not fit snug in holster and barely clicks in place. Well, after dropping my S4 in parking lot two times within five minutes I had enough. Time to tighten up the phone in the holster. In the two corners where the phone rest in the holster I stuck a small piece of soft side velcro in the corner of the holster. Now when I slip phone in holster I actually here a CLICK and its tight.