Your iPhone 4 has become a big part of your life. With FaceTime video, retina display, multitasking, HD video recording and more-you've got a lot to lose. You won't find a tougher case than the OtterBox Defender Series for iPhone 4. Relax, we've got the iPhone 4 covered.
- 3 layers of protection
- Access to all buttons & features
- Includes ratcheting belt clip holster
- Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 2 x 4.8 inches ; 2.1 ounces
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
- ASIN: B0049MLWHA
- Item model number: APL2-I4XXX-B4-E4OTR
Awesome case, but does add considerable bulk…
First impressions: The case is of great quality and a lot of detail went into making it compatible with all the OEM “accessories”. The holster is among the best I’ve seen for a phone of this size and works perfectly with the case.
After carrying it for two days (and this is already my 3rd iPhone 4 case – I am rough on my phones): The case is without a doubt the most durable I’ve seen for the iPhone 4 and lives up to the reputation that Otterbox has built over the years.
Cons: The case does add considerable bulk to the phone and may not be perfect for pocket carriers. It does include a holster which works great and can rotate for vertical or parallel carrying of the phone.
Miscellaneous: I have no complaints really, but I am left to wonder if the silicone “flaps” that cover the earphone and USB plug-ins could have been a little more user-friendly. Sometimes they are frustrating to get back into their proper “closed” position.
Edited one month after using: I am still extremely happy with the case. I have dropped my phones a few times already and though the case is starting to show signs the abuse I have provided it the phone still looks pristine! I opened up the case this morning to clean the phone etc and to my surprise there wasn’t much to clean. With cases I’ve owned in the past I would have a forest of lint, dust etc. that would trap itself between the case and the phone. The Otterbox has minimized that debris!
I am uploading several photos showing the difference between a “bare” iPhone 4 and an iPhone 4 in the Defender case so everyone can get an idea of how much “protection” and in turn “bulk” this case adds to the phone.
Edited to add: Amazon removed my pictures when the placed the phone back in a “pre-order” status, I will re-upload them again once they allow. I’m not sure why they state “pre-order” when it should state “Back-ordered, will deliver in xx to xx weeks”, but I digress.
Verizon iPhone buyers should wait for universal version
I just called Otterbox and a very nice lady in Customer Service says they have a universal design ready to fit both AT&T and Verizon phones, to be released 02/10/11. I suppose Amazon will have these as well. Hope they do all the same colors.
Important to know because the Verizon iPhone has some ports and controls in a slightly different place than its AT&T sister and this case would not fit both phones.
Just thought you should know. Glad I did some research before I bought this one. Yes, I know this isn’t a real review but not everyone reads comments. At least I’m not one of those tiresome people who posts a one star review because something went wrong with the shipping.
You WILL drop your phone
If you are willing to spend 10 bucks on a case, then you should be willing to spend more to truly protect your phone. This is the only solution that i’ve seen to keeping your expensive Iphone, clean, safe, and functioning at all times. The case does add size to the phone though and with the holster it adds a lot of bulk, but its not bad. This is a smart purchase, trust me.
The case itself is fairly large compared to some other options that are available but I don’t mind the added girth or weight that this case adds to my phone. It feels more substantial in my opinion and in some ways makes my phone easier to handle when playing with certain games and apps.
The home button and volume buttons are very easy to press through the silicone casing. The volume on/off switch and charging port can be opened through flaps that seal tight to the inner case when closed. This is a nice feature as it helps reduce the possibility of water damage (speakers remain exposed on this case). I am extremely confident that this case will protect my phone from being dropped on the ground. I would highly recommend this case to friends and family.
Otter box defender
Only down side is people comment on how much bulkier it makes the phone. This does not bother me as I have large hands and find the phone much easier to hold and feel like there is a lesser chance of it slipping out of my hand, but I’m confident should it fall the case will absolutely protect my device.