- 03-04-2013, 08:03 PM #51
Well glory be, I received my Griffin Survivor case this morning. USPS sux, only had to travel 500 miles and took 10 days for delivery. They must still be riding horse back. So far the case is perfect. Screen is very sensitive and calls are great on both ends. The speaker is a little muffled but not bad for this ole man with my hearing headed south. Little big but phone is very well protected. Beats the hell out of Lifeproof with faulty screen. Would buy again. Very satisfied. So there's my 2cents worth.
- 03-05-2013, 04:36 AM #52
- 03-05-2013, 05:56 AM #53
- 03-05-2013, 07:43 PM #54
- 03-14-2013, 11:39 AM #55
Re: OtterBox Armor?
Picked up a green Armor case for a few days ago for my white iPhone 5 and I love it! I'm coming from an Otterbox Defender and actually prefer the bulk of Otterbox cases - I don't have to worry about dropping my phone and I also feel like I'm less likely to forget it somewhere.
Anyway, I checked w/ the AT&T store to see what their return policy is. After reading quite a few concerns about waterproof cases in general (primarily in terms of call quality) I didn't want to get stuck with a $100 case I didn't like. Their return policy is 14 days - refund, not credit.
I wanted something protective, don't mind bulky. I'm probably less likely than the average person to damage my case doing something rough or manly, I just worry about dropping the phone and damaging it. So I don't mind the bulk for the added protection (and waterproof is a bonus) but I don't have to have it - I'm not willing to sacrifice much in terms of call quality.
First impressions... Looked better in person than I thought it would. Not as big or boxy as I thought it would be. Easier to put on and take off than I thought it would be (even easier than my Defender - which helps for wiping away "rainbow slicks"). Screen feels like it's better quality than my Defender. I really like that it's dust-proof, something I had to worry about with my Defender.
I can't really think of a con. I did have a small rainbow slick not long after I began using the case but opening and closing the case got rid of it - 2 days later and it hasn't returned. There is a bit of a gap between the screen on the phone and the screen on the case. So I find myself "tapping" quite a bit more than I would without the case. And if I have to choose between the gap and the raibow slicks, I'll take the gap. Nothing I can't get used to. Not really a fan of the small home button but at least it's very easy to press.
Ear speaker quality is excellent. The bottom speaker quality is excellent. Neither are hampered at all. I only made one call, to my wife, asked her later if she noticed any difference and she said no. Most of my calls are made from the car using Bluetooth so it doesn't seem like I'll have any issues.
Haven't done a water test yet. I have no plans to intentionally submerge my phone but I suppose I should do one anyway.
I've tried quite a few cases in the past, always went back to my Otterbox Defender in less than 24 hours. I'm apparently a bigger fan of their products than I want to admit. I suspect most of the people who have bad things to say about OB quality are unkowingly buying knock-offs on Amazon. Anyway, this case is just awesome, very happy with it.
- 03-14-2013, 03:44 PM #56
Re: OtterBox Armor?
Picked up my new Otterbox Armor yesterday. I haven't done a water test, not planning on swimming with it or do I shower with it. More interested in dropping of phone or other accidents. Very solidly built, little heavy but for the protection, the xtra weight might be justified. Screen is very responsive and just for h--- of it, ( no, I'm not rich) I got on top my apartment building, 2 floors and did a straight drop. It did some fancy flipping and bouncing but the phone itself is still in perfect condition, thought it was trying out for the olympics. Few marks on the case but they but wiped off. Case slides in and out my wrangler jeans pockets just fine. So far, A very good case---it's a keeper.
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- 03-14-2013, 04:57 PM #57
- 03-15-2013, 08:52 AM #58
Re: OtterBox Armor?
I did the water test. Didn't notice any water when observing it still underwater, applied slight pressure to the front and back with the case upside down and air bubbles were coming out of the opening next to the headphone jack. Found a few drops of water inside. Took that case back.
Tried it again with the second case, same thing. Maybe we're not supposed to apply pressure. I figured it would mimic the use of the phone underwater (pressing the home button, screen, etc.) but with the phone in the case there'd be a lot less give so who knows. I was under the impression no water should get in the case period. Anyway, it was just a few drops and I'm pretty sure it was only happening when I applied slight pressure.
I don't ever plan on intentionally submerging my phone but I'm fairly confident it would protect the phone for a few minutes in a few feet of water (like if I dropped it and needed a little time to retrieve it) so I'm just going to hold on to this one.
- 03-19-2013, 05:39 PM #59
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