Technique, on 02 November 2012 - 20:42, said:
I don't buy expensive protectors. I bought a pack of 10 for my 3GS from eBay for £1-£3. Nice & cheap but did the job.
Is the otterbox protector any different from these cheap screen protectors? For the record i don't buy the anti glare ones either. I had one of those once & thought it was horrible.
I also wont be buying the defender if that makes much/any difference? It'd be the less bulky commuter i'd be buying.
I bought my and my wife's iPhone 4s just before the 5 was released and got an Otterbox for each of them. I would have preferred to just get a screen protector because the Otterbox does bulk up the phone considerably imho. Sometimes it even makes it uncomfortable to hold. The reason for buying the Otterboxes though is because I have twin 3 (almost 4) year old boys that tend to find ways to get their hands on the phones. They aren't nearly as careful with them as my wife and I are. They have been great from the protection standpoint but the area around the font and back cameras get really dirty and require the occasional removal of the phone to clean up. In my situation I wouldn't trade them for anything else at the moment however as I said, I would much rather have just had a screen protector if not for the kids.
On another upside note the Otterbox does come with a click-in belt carrier that servers a dual purpose. The belt clip can act as a nice stand in different configurations if you leave you phone attached to it and can prop your phone at various viewing angles from both a portrait and landscape perspective. The clip can lock into the open position to further modify the viewing angles.
Overall it is a nice protective device for the money but that doesn't change my preference of the bare phone with just the screen/back protector on it.
Good luck on your decision.