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Otterbox Defender Review -- pics
**sorry, I couldn't post the pics in the thread**
Hello all. Otterbox was nice enough to send me one of the Defender cases to review, so here you go! I've had the case on the phone all day.
The case came with the inner shell that has the screen protector, the rubberized outer shell, and the belt holster. As soon as I opened the package I thought "dang this thing is a tank!"...I was right.
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The holster fits the phone perfectly. I did, however, have trouble getting it put on the phone without getting lint under the screen protector. However, once you get the case on the phone, it's on there! The rubber outer shell fits perfectly onto the plastic inner shell and the tabs hold it securely in place.
The earphone and charging ports are very easily accessible via the flaps. I was a little curious how well the flaps would stay in place, and have been pleasantly surprised. They don't move until you are ready for them to.
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The case is thick, but it's not too thick. It fits very nicely in my hand, and doesn't seem to add much weight to the phone.
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I have taken a few pictures with the camera and it seems that the lens protector does not interfere with the quality of the photos at all.
I have also been VERY impressed with how well the screen protector works. Scrolling through the screens and app menu, you don't notice any difference in how the screen responds. The screen protector is barely noticable. A big plus, in my opinion. I've made and received several calls with the case on, and it does not interfere with the speaker or sound volume. I have no complaints.
All in all, I really like the case. I have a habit of dropping my phones, but I have no doubt with this case, it would survive any fall without a scratch. The biggest issue I see with it so far is how bad it collects lint. My phone usually ends up in my pocket, and when I pull it out with this case on it, there is a significant about of lint on it. It also doesn't slide in and out of a pocket very easily. The rubber shell has a little bit of a tacky feel to it. If you don't mind that, you will love this case. An added plus....it looks really nice on the phone.