OtterBox Armor iPhone 5 Case in the House with pictures !

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  1. Hooterville, Feb 21, 2013
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    macrumors 6502a

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    Just got the Otterbox Armor for the iPhone 5 today and thought I would give everyone some pictures. The pictures suck as the only camera over here is an iPad. It's not as huge as I thought. I included a couple pictures showing the Armor next to the TakTik Extreme and the Lifeproof Fre for size comparison.

    The Armor also comes with a cheap lanyard.

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  2. macrumors regular

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    wow that's really thick.. now i am contemplating if i should cancel my order and stay on lifeproof...
    thanks for the pictures though!
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    How's the sound quality on calls and speaker?

    Also how is the touch sensitivity on the screen?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I won't be able to test it until I get home later tonight. My phone is bolted into the TakTik Extreme right now and the tools to open it are at home. :mad:
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for sharing.Nice pictures. Keep us posted.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    Yea Christy let us know how the sound quality is. I read a review on imore and they said they had issues while talking on facetime and speaker phone. The case was for the 4s but any how hopefully it isn't for the 5.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'll see how it is later tonight and you know I won't sugar coat it.

    Here are a couple more pics.

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  8. macrumors 6502a

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    Dayum! That is thick!
     
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    Awesome stand, what is it?

    I ordered the white, can't wait to test it out!
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's the Motorola Flip stand and it works perfect with the TakTik Extreme also.
    It's only plastic but one of my favorite desktop stands. :)
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    Damn that is a thick case. If it wasn't for that it wouldn't be bad, but it almost looks like it is thick as two iphone 5's on top of each other
     
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    I love all things Otterbox, but this case without a belt clip or holster is a deal killer for me :(
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    Taktik looks better imo
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    what do you people do that you need a case this thick :confused:
     
  15. macrumors regular

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    outdoor activities? outdoor work? underwater video/picture taking?
     
  16. Hooterville, Feb 21, 2013
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    Here are some first impressions after using the case for about 30 minutes.

    No Oil Slicks or rainbows but there is a noticeable gap between the screen protector and phone when using the touch screen.
    The calls are nice and clear on speaker phone and regular but the person I was talking to said I sounded garbled and somewhat broken up.

    The metal latches to close the case are pretty hard to shut and the port covers are not soft like I was expecting, they are hard and tough to open and close.

    The home button also sucks.

    The case is very uncomfortable in the hand, the edges from the back cover are really sharp.
    This case is a MONSTER.

    The charge port opening is just barely big enough for the Apple lightning cable to plug into, so don't count on using any other cables with this case.

    I'll play around with it some more later tonight and see how it does.
    I would not rush and get one just yet. :eek:
     
  17. macrumors 6502a

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    you can do all that with the lifeproof that is half as thick and less bulky.
     
  18. macrumors 6502a

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    Lifeproof has there own set of problems that a lot of us are fed up with.
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

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    Well it seems this is having its fair share of problems already. Plus it is $20 more. I hope someone can come out with a case without all these issues.
     
  20. macrumors newbie

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    Do some people acctualy find the design of otterbox cases attractive or do you just get the case based on the superior protection?
     
  21. macrumors 6502a

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    I had an otterbox before but it seemed to fall apart over time. They used to be pretty much the only thing out there protection wise, but now there are a decent amount of alternatives that offer similar protection. I think like anything people just buy it because it is what they used and are familiar with.
     
  22. macrumors 6502a

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    Damn that sucks. I really couldn't stand all the problems with the lifeproof case and was hoping otterbox would get it right. Hopefully hear more reviews soon
     
  23. macrumors 68020

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    I find these types of cases fugly to say the least. Looks like you could drop a bomb on it though.
     
  24. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, it's not as bad as the Lifeproof. The calls are clear and loud and everything seems to work. I've talked to a couple more people and they said I sounded fine.

    I'll give it more time and see how it does. Maybe some others will let us know how they like the case. I'm just a tough customer. :p
     
  25. macrumors 6502a

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    Yea assuming the case keeps the phone safe I'm concerned if people on the phone can hear me, screen sensitivity and hoping the home button isn't difficult to press.
     

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