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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by coulterjosh, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. coulterjosh

    coulterjosh Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Good Afternoon everyone. I am looking into getting either the otterbox defender or commuter and i am looking for some pictures and reviews on both of the cases from everyone. Please help me out guys. Thanks
     

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  2. coulterjosh

    coulterjosh Well-Known Member
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    I just picked up the otterbox commuter in black for the ballistic turbo. So far i am really liking it with no problems at all. I decided on the commuter over the defender because of the problems people were having with the built in screen protector on the defender. And apparently since i am the only one who has bought an otterbox since i have not received any replies since i posted the main thread, i hope that i can help someone out in their decision.
     
  3. bfranker

    bfranker Lurker

    I got the Defender and ripped the screen protector out of it. :) I like it as I like to carry it on my belt and have the ability to click it in and out of its case.
     
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  4. air1keh

    air1keh Newbie

    Just saw your post. I too bought the Commuter. I work in an office so I thought that the Defender was a bit bulky for me plus I don't need that much protection. If you work outside or in an industrial space, the Defender would be great.

    The Commuter is nice. Well built but not over the top. Provides the right amount of protection but I can still put the phone comfortably in my shirt pocket.

    The phone did fall from my desk onto a wooden floor with zero impact to the phone. Now I'm looking for a screen protector that will cover the front. I would like to get a glass one like my wife has on her iPhone 6 plus. It's really nice.

    I think you made a good decision on the case.
     
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  5. HowieB67

    HowieB67 Lurker

    I bought the Defender, and like a previous post I removed the screen protector after struggling with it for several days. It is now a great case with a belt clip. Very satisfied. I tried the Flip Case for about 10 minutes. It felt cheap and flimsy.
     
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  6. wolf_walker

    wolf_walker Well-Known Member

    Pretty happy with the commuter, been a long time defender user and yes the screen protector sucks but it's good protection.
    Only gripe with the commuter so far is laying on a table typing it kinda rocks around.
     
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  7. DanL

    DanL Newbie

    I've used the commuter on my last three phones with good results. I went with the solid black commuter for the Turbo and it fits perfect. I've never been a fan of screen protectors so I just toss the one that comes with the commuter. Never had a problem with screens.

    I've dropped phones a few times and the commuter did what it was supposed to. It provides moderate protection. If your phone gets treated like a hockey puck you should probably look elsewhere.
     
  8. rainmanva

    rainmanva Newbie

    i have the commuter, only had phone 2 days but i think the commuter will fit my needs. its a little slippery on the back though.
     
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