Otterbox Defender Vs Spigen Tough Armor??

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  1. badger91 macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone, I've used Otterboxes for the past 7 or so years and am wondering how they compare to the Spigen Tough Armor? I'm looking for a case for my 6 Plus and noticed the defender isn't available yet. Any insight would be much appreciated!
     
  2. rfc1918 macrumors member

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    The Spigen Tough Armor does not have a screen protector built-in. I'm not a fan of the iPhone 6 Plus case I just received.

    I did receive an Otterbox for the iPhone 6 and it seems to be an improvement over the previous generations. Of course, a lot of people have issues with the Otterbox scratching the phones.

    I would prefer a Lifeproof Fre but they're not making one for the iPhone 6 Plus.
     
  3. badger91 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah my dad has the Otterbox for his 6 and it seemed to be a bit less bulky than previous generations. I know that my phone is safe with an otterbox and it has the built in screen protector, but it may be a bit more bulky compared to the Spigen from what I've read. It's a tough decision.
     
  4. bhags8 macrumors 6502a

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    Id get the tough armor and a glass screen protector. thats what i always get on my phones until I get bored and change into several different cases. The slim armor is my favorite though.
     
  5. badger91 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Would you say the Tough Armor is similar to the otterbox in terms of protection?
     
  6. Munitalp macrumors 65816

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    More comparable to the commuter than the defender version I think -- however numerous reviews say the Tough Armor for the iPhone 6 and 6 plus is much thinner and less protective...
     
  7. badger91 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Aww bummer. I'm pretty easy on my phone but like the added security of the defender. Are there any cases similar to the defender or should I just wait until they become available?
     
  8. oldcelt macrumors 6502

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    Hi Looking at Lifeproof. I know they are not available for the iPhone 6 yet but does anyone know the difference between the Fre and the Nuud? might have spelled those incorrectly!
     
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  11. badger91 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thats a concern of mine too. I might just pick up a cheap case and wait until the Otterbox is released.
     
  12. sometimesido macrumors member

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    Starting last year what I have done is take out the plastic screen protector on the Defender and put glass protector on. I love my Defender cases, but could not stand the feel of plastic protector once my friend let me felt her glass protector. Most likely, this is what I'll do again.
     
  13. Uabcar macrumors 6502

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    tough armor edges

    for those with the tough armor - will your phone stand on edge in landscape mode? Hard to tell if the flat sides are wide enough to keep it balanced.

    Thanks
     
  14. Munitalp macrumors 65816

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    I bought the Ballistic - Tungsten Tough Case at Best Buy yesterday for my 6+ [they have one for the iPhone 6 too]. It seems very protective, similar to the Defender. My main complaint is the rubber corners are huge and rubbery -- so its pretty hard to put in your pants / jeans. But they will protect it well in a fall… gonna use it until my UAG or Otterbox arrives.
     
  15. badger91 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was actually just looking at the Ballistic online. Maybe I'll pick that up.
     
  16. ks-man macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed, that was a concern of mine as well. However the top rated review of the defender really looked legitimate and was what made me feel it was worth a shot. He seemed to think for $20 this one is awesome.

    http://www.amazon.com/review/R1FAIZ...etail-glance&nodeID=2335752011&store=wireless
     
  17. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Just picked up the defender gunmetal/white at the VZW store. Fits very well.
     
  18. Branman11 macrumors newbie

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    I have the very opposite issue. My otterbox does not fit very well. I can barely use the volume buttons and the phone can move around inside the case.
     
  19. badger91 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I noticed that my dads moves a little too. This is for the 6 right? I have the 6 plus and as far and I know they weren't released.
     
  20. Hec983 macrumors member

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    Mine fits very well as well nice and snuggy my phone doesn't move around at all.
     
  21. Branman11 macrumors newbie

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    How bout the volume buttons? They are almost impossible to use. I have to push really hard.
     
  22. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    They are a bit stiff in comparison to the 5/5s but its not that bad. The only real issue is control center can take a few times to slide up. Double-tap for one hand operation works just like no protector on screen for me.
     
  23. rgusa8 macrumors member

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    Out of curiosity, where was yours made? Mine says assembled in China and the fit is definitely off. The length is a bit too long and the depth is small. The case snaps together fine without the phone in it. It's also hard getting the Lightning cable and headphones connected because the port flaps are so stiff and swing up instead of down like previous defenders. I just don't get their decisions on this one.
     
  24. Ergates-thi-Ant macrumors 6502

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    Not even close, IMO. Otterbox Defender is far more protective. I'm really disappointed with my Tough Armor. I don't feel comfortable using it, really.
     
  25. Juicy D. Links macrumors 6502

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    I agree with you on the Tough Armor....
     

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