View Poll Results: Which case gets your vote?
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Speck Pixelskin HD
- 11-06-2011, 02:29 PM #2
- 11-06-2011, 02:35 PM #3
- 11-06-2011, 04:34 PM #4
I recently tried the OtterBox commuter case on my 4S and was very disappointed with its quality. The last good commuter case that I had was for my 3GS, even the one that I had for my iPhone 4 wasn't that good. Both the 4 and the 4S commuter case have sharp edges and it is not that comfortable to hold on long conversations. Plus, if you are like me and have to carry your phone in your pocket all the time, the commuter case is a real lint catcher and doesn't look as nice over time.... I just purchased the Speck PixelSkin HD case for the 4S, which IMHO is better. I had one my iPhone 4 and dropped it 3 times and there wasn't even a scratch on the phone. It retains the thin size of the iPhone 4S without compromising its protection. The case is very light. The redesigned case now has softer sides so it is very comfortable to hold for long periods of time.
- 11-06-2011, 04:46 PM #5
Here is a review that one of the members on this forum did on the 4S OtterBox commuter case. I agree with much of what was posted about it with the exception of keeping it just because it was made in the USA. The case wasn't on par with past OtterBox cases and therefore I shipped it back for a full refund.
- 11-06-2011, 04:59 PM #6
- 11-06-2011, 07:02 PM #7
- 11-06-2011, 07:54 PM #8
I'm currently looking for a case and I'm in between the commuter and the candyshell. I still can't decide but I'm leaning towards the commuter.
UPDATE: Now I think I'm leaning more towards the candyshell
Last edited by rewNATION; 11-10-2011 at 11:51 AM.
- 11-06-2011, 08:05 PM #9
- 11-06-2011, 08:12 PM #10
- 11-07-2011, 08:59 AM #11
- 11-07-2011, 12:46 PM #12
- 11-07-2011, 02:51 PM #13
- 11-07-2011, 03:49 PM #14
- 11-07-2011, 04:34 PM #15
- 11-07-2011, 11:09 PM #16
- 11-12-2011, 03:09 AM #17
- 11-12-2011, 09:37 AM #18
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And the winner is.............
I actually purchased all 4 of the cases. Here is my opinion on each:
Number 1 overall - Otterbox Commuter.
I have used Commuters in the past on my iPad and my Android smartphone. It appears that the fit and finish on the new Commuter for the 4s is poorly designed from a fit and finish standpoint. Things just don't line up very well. Exposed edges. But it's a case and it protects the iPhone the best of the 4.
Best of the rest - Incipio NGP. It feels solid, well designed, not flimsy. Edges are firm and solid. Not tacky, slips into and out of pocket easily, overall very well done. It's the one on my phone now.
Third place - Speck Candyshell. It's a nice case, but too glossy, scratches too easy. Feels bulky. And the rubber edge is starting to flake off. It seems to have good phone protection but little else.
Last place - Speck Pixelskin HD. Very poor. Very flimsy, especially the charging end of the phone. The case is too thin, therefore the edge right below the home button moves easily, affording very little protection in that area.
I'll keep the NGP on and rotate that with the Commuter. The other 2 I may use once in awhile but not often.
Keep in mind, these are my opinions. YMMV
- 11-12-2011, 05:31 PM #20
You guys must be quite clumsy with your phones. Not a fan of the otter box. Too bulky (tank like look) for a luxury sleek phone. I don't plan of rock climbing or swimming with my iPhone. Out of the 4 iPhones I've owned and one android, I've probably dropped my phones twice and that was on carpet floors. Hell my gf dropped her old i4 twice on the hospital floor she works at with a simple hard silicon case on and it was just fine.
- 11-12-2011, 06:34 PM #21
IMHO Coming from a person who never uses cases on phones I'd have to say the speck candyshell. I've never owned an otterbox nor will I probably ever. They just look an feel too bulky.I had to get a case for my 4s and the guy at the AT&T store sold me on the white candyshell to match my white phone so far I have no complaints other then that' it feels a tiny bit bulky but that's because I've never used cases for my blackberrys or my htc sensation but besides that the case is great covers every aspect and even protects te screen from a fall with the raised edges(hopefully).Ok this sour d has me rambling I'll end this here
- 11-12-2011, 07:49 PM #22
I had the Otterbox Commuter on my 4S and was disappointed that it was too bulky to fit my car adapter so that I can play music in my car.
Currently, I'm using an Incipio Feather case and it's alright. It does the job but scratches easily.
I'm still on the hunt for a perfect case and really like the look of Sena cases.
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- 11-14-2011, 06:47 PM #23
I currently have several cases im using on my Iphone4 just cause i like protection and different options. I have 2 otterbox defenders, seidio convert, verizon shell/holster combo, 3 apple snap on cases, apple brushed aluminum snap on case and a fullbody zagg... and i love rocking the phone with only the zagg but for protection i like the otterbox but if i want a slimmer case and may need the protection while im out ill use the seidio convert