Question for Otterbox Defender users

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Hooterville, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Hooterville macrumors 6502a

    Hooterville

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    Does you Defender scratch/damage the finish on the sides/back of you iPhone after it's been in the case for a while?

    Just worry about the hard plastic interior wearing the finish of the phone down over time. :eek:

    Any long time users have any problems with damage to their phones from the Defender's hard plastic inner shell?
     
  2. cnotes2019 Suspended

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    I haven't had any issues with any of mine.
     
  3. peckerhead macrumors member

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    In my experience it does scratch the phone. I have a 4S provided by work and after removing the Otterbox Defender, you can see where the outline of the case has been scratched onto the phone. Also the sides are marked badly.

    Possibly the newer versions are different.
     
  4. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Most cases that allow debris to get between the phone and case need to be removed regularly to clean them out to avoid this abrasive damage. Even the Otterbox will do this and It is hard to see how the stuff gets inside but it does.
     
  5. ATC macrumors 6502a

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    +1

    No damage or scratches on ours. But I do periodically take the phone out and wipe down both the phone and case.
     
  6. bliggs macrumors regular

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    I've used a defender on my iPhone 4, 5 and now my 6 and the only complaint that I have is that it always leaves a ring around the opening of the front camera/ear speaker area. Not really that noticeable but it does tend to annoy me a little. Other than that, it keeps it looking like brand new.
     
  7. xb2003 macrumors 6502

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    I had one for a 4s and now for my 6. The 4s definitely had some wear on the back glass caused by the case. My 6 still looks great and I've had it for about a year now. The ones for the 6 have more foam then the older ones if I remember right.

    I do have a glass screen protector on my 6. I removed the plastic one from the otter box. The glass makes the case fit tighter. Before it, the phone almost seemed to move a little in the case.
     
  8. cynics macrumors G4

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    I've had the Otterbox Defender leave marks on my iPhone 4S. The marks are very very faint and don't show up in pictures, I did have to mention them when trying to sell it though.

    My 5S has a mark around the hole in the case for the rear camera on the glass.

    6S looks like mint condition.
     
  9. Hooterville thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is the black area around the rear camera a soft rubber or hard plastic?
     
  10. xb2003 macrumors 6502

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    Hard plastic. But the foam is going to keep it from scratching. My 6 looks great.
     

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  11. Hooterville thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What is the difference between the Defender for the 6 Plus and the one for the 6s Plus?
    Was going to order one from Amazon and noticed that the Defender for the regular 6 plus is not compatible with the 6s plus.

    Did Otterbox change the cases for the 6s?

    Are the commuters the same for both Plus phones?
     
  12. ATC macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know about the Plus but I have a 6 and got two very different Defender cases (both legit, not fakes); one was designed specifically for the 6 and the other that was released later was designed for 6/6S. Here's are some of the differences I found...

    The old one (for iPhone 6):
    -The screen protector made the touch screen pretty non-responsive, had to press hard at times to register a gesture
    -The power and volume buttons needed excessive pressure to register a button press
    -The headphones jack port cover didn't cover it well, I could see half the jack exposed

    The new one (for iPhone 6/6S):
    -Fixed perfectly all three issues I had with the old one
    -Fits my 6 just as well as the old one did

    FWIW, the packaging of both units is different and pretty easy to tell apart. The new one has a graphic of sand stones on the front of the packaging, the old one didn't.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. j2ee Suspended

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    This sounds so stupid. Almost anyone uses this super bluky case is for protection of the phone and hope to keep it looks perfect, but this bulky thing actually leaves scatches on the phone like a lot of super cheap China case.
     

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