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Old Dec 14, 2011, 03:26 PM   #1
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Otterbox defender series vs Griffin survivor case?

I just got the otterbox defender series for my iphone 4s and it offers amazing protection. I like everything about the case except for the fact that the outside silicon cover WON'T STAY in place and now its coming off.

I just found out about the Griffin survivor case and this case looks very rugged. The question i have is that does the silicon on this case do the same thing as it does on the otterbox? I've also heard the case covers the light sensor and there is an annoying flap that covers the camera. Is this true?

I'm thinking of getting that case but I don't know if its worth $50.
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Old Dec 14, 2011, 03:42 PM   #2
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Otterbox's silicone just isn't made right.
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Old Dec 14, 2011, 04:25 PM   #3
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I like the new version of the Defender. You can't put the Defender and Survivor in the same category in my opinion.
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Old Dec 14, 2011, 04:31 PM   #4
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Don't know if y'all have seen this but it's pretty nice. Great protection so far, I haven't had the courage to put it underwater yet though

http://www.lifeproof.com/
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Old Dec 14, 2011, 05:52 PM   #5
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I have both and in my opinion the Survivor stays in place better then the Defender. I don't know if you use the belt clips, but the size of the Survivor makes it more awkward to put in your pocket.
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Old Dec 14, 2011, 06:53 PM   #6
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I have both and switch them out occasionally. The OB is a great case for style and protection. However it has it's drawbacks...Frequently I'm adjusting the silicone.

The Griffin is a beast. I love this thing because I (just for kicks) roll it down the sidewalk just to scare people that see my phone is in there, lol. It is VERY bulky, and has two drawbacks, the camera cover is difficult to get out, and the plastic goes RIGHT to the edge of the screen making it difficult to move icons from screen to screen.

Both have good screen shields built in. The silicone on the Griffin is very tough, and holds tightly everywhere. Both have the light sensors visible. (Griffin is protected, OB is not...on the new case)

I like them both, but I prefer the Griffin
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Old Dec 14, 2011, 07:39 PM   #7
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I have both and switch them out occasionally. The OB is a great case for style and protection. However it has it's drawbacks...Frequently I'm adjusting the silicone.

The Griffin is a beast. I love this thing because I (just for kicks) roll it down the sidewalk just to scare people that see my phone is in there, lol. It is VERY bulky, and has two drawbacks, the camera cover is difficult to get out, and the plastic goes RIGHT to the edge of the screen making it difficult to move icons from screen to screen.

Both have good screen shields built in. The silicone on the Griffin is very tough, and holds tightly everywhere. Both have the light sensors visible. (Griffin is protected, OB is not...on the new case)

I like them both, but I prefer the Griffin
Do you have the newer Defender version? The silicon is much better than the older version.
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Old Dec 14, 2011, 09:16 PM   #8
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Do you have the newer Defender version? The silicon is much better than the older version.
Yes I do have the new version. I hate how stiff the rubber is.

Another plus for the survivor, I'm much more safe in the rain than with the Defender
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Old Dec 15, 2011, 02:45 AM   #9
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Yes I do have the new version. I hate how stiff the rubber is.

Another plus for the survivor, I'm much more safe in the rain than with the Defender
Right I have both buy you can't out the Defender in the same category with the likes of the Survivor.
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Old Dec 15, 2011, 06:56 AM   #10
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Right I have both buy you can't out the Defender in the same category with the likes of the Survivor.
But most people do. They are both advertised as a rugged case for the phone. The Griffin is at least mil-spec.
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Old Dec 15, 2011, 08:30 AM   #11
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I have the Griffin and really love it...gives great protection and looks good..
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Old Dec 15, 2011, 06:13 PM   #12
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Do you have the newer Defender version? The silicon is much better than the older version.
Wow so many replies. Yes I do have the newer version and I can tell slicone is much stiffer. I emailed otterbox and told them this was a very minor problem but asked them if there was a way to fix it somehow (i thought i didn't put it on right in the first place). He told me to take pictures of it and they would send me a new case. I kind of doubt they will but if they send me a new case and its fine I'll be happy with otterbox.
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Old Dec 15, 2011, 06:57 PM   #13
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Wow so many replies. Yes I do have the newer version and I can tell slicone is much stiffer. I emailed otterbox and told them this was a very minor problem but asked them if there was a way to fix it somehow (i thought i didn't put it on right in the first place). He told me to take pictures of it and they would send me a new case. I kind of doubt they will but if they send me a new case and its fine I'll be happy with otterbox.
Otterbox WILL send you a new case. It may take up to 6 weeks, but it will eventually show. I've done that before on cases from them.
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