OtterBox iP4 & Speck iPh4 cases on a 4s?
I am returning my new OtterBox Defender 4S case and 4s Commuter case because they are not worth what I paid directly from OtterBox. The built in screen protector on the new 4S Defender case is so loose its messes up your typing. I see OtterBox has the older iPhone 4 case on Amazon for dirt cheap along with the Speck CandyShell case. The only difference I see on the Otterbox is the front and the camera opening. The same goes for the Speck CandyShell case for the 4 with the camera. I don't want to get these off Amazon and then have problems with the camera or buttons not lining up or proximity sensor issues. So, is it best to just buy directly from Speck and say odiose to OtterBox? Will iPhone 4 cases fit the iPhone 4s? Thanks
- 10-30-2011, 07:40 PM #2
Candyshell with the big oval camera opening works great. Commuter for the 4 with the two small camera openings will cause issues with the 4S camera. I returned one for the 4 today, but I am not exactly happy with the 4S commuter either.
Wife has the Candyshell.
- 10-31-2011, 10:39 AM #4
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- 11-05-2011, 09:50 AM #9
I've tried the new OtterBox Commuter case for the 4S and pretty much all of the newer Speck cases for the 4S and finally found the one that I like the best. That is the Pixel Skin HD case redesigned for the 4S. It has a larger opening for the Camera and flash, as well as a redesigned opening for the mute switch. This case is lighter than the original Pixel Skin case that I had for my iPhone 4 and all buttons are more responsive with a clicking sound that some prefer. I ordered the Black case although it does come in a variety of other colors. I had the case on my iPhone 4 for over a year and it survived 3 falls without so much as a scratch, so I have every reason to believe that the new Pixel Skin HD case will be equally as sturdy. Here's a link to the case if anyone is interested. https://www.speckproducts.com/iphone-case/iphone-4-case/pixelskin-hd-for-iphone-4.html
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- 11-06-2011, 05:01 PM #15
I have never owned anything other than Candyshells. I might order another speck to try them out. But I bought this teal at the Apple store and so far so good. Considering this one has come on and off like 12 times now for replacement phones..Im doing pretty good! No cracking yet.
- 11-12-2011, 03:59 AM #16
Really loving the Candyshell. Going to try the Candyshell Flip next which was just released for the 4S. The Flip allows you to use most docks and speakers without removing the case.
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- 11-12-2011, 09:41 AM #17
Tried a lot of cases and after they've cracked and not held up I went to otterbox .. iSkin makes some nice cases as well but oddly enough there's not a lot of thickness difference between the defender and the commuter, and I've decided to defender my 4S and see how I like it .... BUT I am taking the screen protector out and invisishielding my 4S for complete protection
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- 11-16-2011, 10:26 AM #19
I also bought the Formula 4 from Elementcase and was disappointed. The 2 pieces do not fit together well and the bottom piece feels loose.
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- 11-16-2011, 08:02 PM #24
I have just come over from BB and always had them wrapped in Otterboxes, both the Defender and the Commuter. I loved the protection they offered, but the defender was very chunky. Since making the switch, I went with the Defender on my i4s and it is positively svelte by comparison with the BB.
The only gripe I have is that the holster is a little too tight, but it will break in over time.
- 11-18-2011, 02:56 AM #25
Got our Speck Candyshell Flip 4S cases in the mail today. They are every bit as awesome as the regular Candyshell cases and allow docking without removing the case!
Used the coupon code "goodbetterspeck" for a discount, plus free shipping.
Speck CandyShell Flip