Otterbox Commuter v. Symmetry

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Robdmb, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. Robdmb macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2008
    Has anyone compared the Otterbox Commuter v. Symmetry for the 7 Plus? Would appreciate thoughts on the two. Thanks.
  2. kingston73 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 23, 2015
    IMO the commuter is an old, outdated design. Look at newer cases, hardly any of them use 2 piece construction any more. The symmetry is still a little large for my personal preference but if I had to choose between those 2 it would definitely be my choice.
  3. kgenova macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2013
    I don't have any experience with the Commuter (although OtterBox is supposed to be sending me a review sample), but the Symmetry is an outstanding case. I loved it for the 6s Plus and I love it for the 7 Plus too. Here's my review of the 7 Plus Symmetry:

  4. ATEspo macrumors regular


    Nov 29, 2012
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Had a commuter and symmetry on my 6+, the commuter is good for excellent protection, but adds a ton of bulk, but I needed the protection while in my shop and listening to music. Had the symmetry for a few days and took it back, didn't like it in my hand with the PLUS.

    Now, with my 7+, I went with the Otterbox Statement case, available at apple:

    I LOVE THIS THING! Seems like good protection and has a great feeling in the hand. I also like how the back is clear and shows off the phone. The clear plastic does scratch, and i've had it on my phone for going on 4 days now and there are some light scratches in it from normal use. I don't have another phone with me right now to take some photos, but you can go into an Apple store and try it out before you buy it.
  5. rKunda macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2008
  6. kgenova macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2013
    The Statement was outstanding for the iPhone 6s Plus--I look forward to reviewing it for the iPhone 7 Plus as well. Glad to hear you love it!
  7. Karmajones macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2018
    "This is the letter I just sent Otter Box, 27 minutes ago, after receiving my new defender otter box."

    I just received my beautiful Dark Lake Otter Box. Have loved them for years, didn't care that they are $50 and the competition at your heals is pricing the same thing around $20. I was faithful. After my new phone has not left our house since I got it 3 days ago, because they cost $1000, I get my New Dark Lake Otter Box in the mail and break it open like a child at Christmas, (I'm 48 years old), and start to marry the couple together in bliss, I harshly realize that it has NO built in Screen Protector. I thought it was defective or at least I hoped it was. I do not read the ingredients of a Burger King Whopper when I go through the drive thru each time, I just order one, though I have not had one in 3 years. The same was with my Otter Box. But now, I am supposed to stuff your new design down my throat? I am rough on phones, thus you were always my choice. No more. My wife just did the amazon return, and I bought an Armadillo case for $19.99. Has built in screen protector, with kickstand, and I got it in Hunter Orange, so maybe I can find the damn phone every now and then. And we saved $30!! BTW, I will tell at least 60 people about this and tell them about the Armadillo box also. I really can’t wait to also, and whoever came up with this idea needs to be fired immediately. Why not even offer the same built in screen protector and charge another $9 for that? Oh wait, we found an otter box for $70 and it doesn't have one either, so maybe you can charge $90 for the one with a Screen Protector?? I will never buy your product again. Happy New Year
  8. naturalguy macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2018
    Getting rid of the built in screen protector on the Defender was the best thing they ever did. Those screen protectors were a pain point for many people they collected dust and dirt and we're not great screen protectors. I love the new design

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