Speck Candyshell versus Otterbox Commuter

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  1. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    Which of these 2 cases offers the better protection?
     
  2. Meltdownblitz macrumors 65816

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    I'm almost sure there's already a thread on this bro. Try searching the forums. But IMO I'd say commuter.
     
  3. weisjt macrumors 6502a

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  4. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    I'd say both offer very good protection however it's a little more in favor of the Commuter. The Candyshell is a nice case however it's known to have an issue with the rubber flaking off as well as the case being a scratch magnet.
     
  5. i3igsmooth5769 macrumors 6502a

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    have both and love them. They both offer good shock absorption, but in terms of overall protection (ports,etc) i'll give the edge to the Otterbox.
     
  6. mpossoff thread starter macrumors 68020

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    In regards to drop protection it seems like candy shell offers better however with covering of ports etc the Otterbox.
     
  7. i3igsmooth5769 macrumors 6502a

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    yea i suppose since the phone is so tightly packed in the speck case.
     
  8. buffgrk macrumors member

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    Anyone know if they have had any problems with the candyshell and the issue with the flash?? Any issues with taking a photo..? Thanks
     
  9. i3igsmooth5769 macrumors 6502a

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    with the new,wider opening with the black surround....havent experienced any flash issues.
     
  10. Meltdownblitz macrumors 65816

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    Haven't heard of any either if you get the newest design.
     
  11. weisjt macrumors 6502a

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    you should be fine if you get the new design. to be honest i think both of these cases have some flaws and i would look around and makesure you get something thats going to hold up.
     

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