OtterBox Defender Series Case for iPhone 5S Review: When Fashion Isn’t Lost on Protection

9.4 Total Score
OtterBox Defender Series Case for iPhone 5S

Why worry about dropping your phone when OtterBox has you covered?

  • Protects against dirt, dust, bangs, bumps and all other device damaging situations
  • Remains responsive to touch and fingerprint scanner
  • Port protectors keep sockets and plugs free of debris
  • Minimal change in phone size for the protection offered
  • Screen protector can get dirty
  • Cannot protect device from water
  • Outer slip cover can become less elastic with continued reapplication
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YBLTV Review: OtterBox Defender Series Case for iPhone 5S

In the technological world, there is nothing more prevalent than the ever expanding line of phone cases available to customers. The list is endless, but there is no case that I find more protective and utility-focused than the OtterBox Defender Series case for my Apple iPhone 5S. With a distinct design and name, the OtterBox Defender Series was created for the everyday user.

Designed with the inevitable phone drop in mind, the OtterBox Defender Series is like a soft pillow that supports your device through the most impacting situations. Due to Defender system’s three-layer defense system your phone will always look new.

“Why worry about dropping your phone when OtterBox has you covered?” – Washington Thompson III, YBLTV Writer / Reviewer

Product Features

Three-Layer System

The screen guard: A built in screen protector that protects the face of your phone from scratches, fingerprints and other mishaps that could damage your phone’s screen, while retaining the functionality and responsiveness of your device.

Foam-lined inner shell: protects your mobile treasure from drops and bangs without losing the form factor that customers have grown to love. Ports are left free and extenders are added to keep the functionality of the device.

Outer slip cover: protects your device from dirt and grime. Covers can be changed to any color that the owner wants (purchase necessary).

Together the three-layer defense system is proud to be the best defense system for your phone.

Being over six feet tall, dropping my phone would normally be a death sentence, but the clunk-clunk of a phone making contact with the ground is not something I worry about when I use the OtterBox case. I just pick my phone up and dust off the case – knowing that the phone has not been damaged.

Rather than continuing to harp on the greatness of the OtterBox Defender Series case for iPhone 5S, I will list some of the good and bad things when considering a purchase of this case and let you all decide for yourselves.

What is made evident from the pros and cons that I’ve listed is that there are more pros than cons. It took serious consideration of the OtterBox Defender case just to come up with cons of any kind. The issue of the device not being waterproof is only an issue present on older phones like the iPhone 5S. Most of the new phones now come waterproof.

Final Thoughts

Overall, the Defender case for iPhone 5S from OtterBox, is the go-to case for any owner that is interested in keeping their device safe, while still looking good. The Defender Series case from OtterBox has been tested to protect your phone and it achieves this goal, while adding minimal bulk to the original size of the device. OtterBox is a trusted brand and the OtterBox Defender Series has certified drop protection– who doesn’t want that when looking for a case for your device?!

If you have never heard of the OtterBox brand of cases then I think it’s time to give them a look and check out the Defender Series for certified drop protection.