Commuter Case vs. Defender Case
Hey guy. I just recently bought a HTC Inspire 4G, and I need a case, ASAP. I've heard a lot about Otterbox Cases, so I decided to get an Otterbox, but I don't know which one. I'm torn between the Commuter case and the Defender Case. I like the size of the Commuter Case, but I'm not quite sure how good the screen protector is. I really like how the Defender case has a screen protector include (so I don't have to apply a screen portector myself) But the case is quite bulky. Does anyone have any suggestions or feedback about either cases? That would be great. Thanx.
- 05-11-2011, 02:40 PM #2
i have both, i almost prefer the defender for the protection. commutter screen protector is very good! i hate the built in one of the defender and took it out. i use my defender more than the commutter which is surprising to me. just feels good, and not as bulky as it seems really.
How well is the protection on the Commuter? Also, I'm very curious about the comparison of the thickness of both the phone cases. How much more thicker is the Defender case than the Commuter? Would you happen to have any side by side photos? lol
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- 05-11-2011, 11:08 PM #11
Thanks! I carry them both in my pocket. Unless I'm "dressed " up for something then i use the holster that came with the defender. The defender is actually not too bad in my front pocket. I wear a lot of cargo shorts so it goes in the side most of the time.
Sent from my Inspire 4G
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I find the on button, at the top, is difficult to press with the commuter case on than without it on, imo. It's sorta slants with the curve making my finger have to reach more and press harder. -_-.. other wise it's a nice looking case with minimal protection.
I was looking on ebay for inspires with cracked screens and one guy said his fell from his lap to a tile floor with the commuter case on. u_u Makes me want to buy the defender.
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I have both the Otterbox Defender and the Commuter, not to mention a plethora of other cases, and there is just no comparison, the defender is great if you want the best possible protection and don't care about the bulkiness, The commuter is great also, if you don't want a gigantic phone, but want very good protection.
Right now I have an evo 4g and have a gigantic battery, so I had to buy a gigantic case(Seidio Innocase Rugged Extended). Now that case is HUGE.
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Re: Commuter Case vs. Defender Case
I have had the OtterBox Commuter for my BB 9700, iPhone 3GS and now the HTC Inspire. Love it and I will not buy another case. I have yet to drop my Inspire but I threw my iPhone across the room (don't ask lol) and it was just fine. I have dropped my 9700 from about 10 feet while at work and the phone was not harmed.
What I like is that it adds a bit of bulk but not too much. It feels great in your hand and you don't feel like you are lugging around an extra 5 lbs.
Best case on the market, IMO.