1. murtzjaffer's Avatar
    I have only used the Otterbox Defender and Commuter series before and am prepping to switch to something thinner because of the iPhone 6 Plus size.

    Anyone have experience with these on other phones and can offer any insight? I like a lot of protection but many have recommended Symmetry if I want to stick with Otterbox (which I kind of do).
    09-14-2014 06:33 AM
  2. phreddyl's Avatar
    Depends what kind of protection you are looking for- I have the leather for my 5s and while its a nice case IMO its more to prevent scratches and not sure how it would fare with a big fall
    09-14-2014 07:26 AM
  3. murtzjaffer's Avatar
    That was exactly my fear. That the leather wouldn't be able to withstand a fall.

    Is silicone a better option?
    09-14-2014 07:28 AM
  4. phreddyl's Avatar
    09-14-2014 07:37 AM
  5. InTheRed's Avatar
    I actually really like the Spigen line of cases- iPhone 6 | Cases and Screen Protectors for iPhone 6 by Spigen | Spigen
    Hey buddy!

    I browsed the web last night looking for cases and wound up with the Spigen myself!

    When I got my 4s I got the commuter right off the bat. I did not like the case as it was too bulky and I also had to remove part of it to open the access door to the charging point. The case wound up breaking because I kept having to take the plastic frame off.
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    09-14-2014 08:46 AM
  6. phreddyl's Avatar
    Hey buddy!

    I browsed the web last night looking for cases and wound up with the Spigen myself!

    When I got my 4s I got the commuter right off the bat. I did not like the case as it was too bulky and I also had to remove part of it to open the access door to the charging point. The case wound up breaking because I kept having to take the plastic frame off.
    Hey your back in the forums. Which one did you get? I have the tough armor and the ultra hybrid for my 5s
    09-14-2014 08:56 AM
  7. InTheRed's Avatar
    09-14-2014 09:18 AM
  8. zerog46's Avatar
    I have the Symmetry and love it. For my iPhone 5S that is. I will definitely be getting one for my 6Plus when it comes out.
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    09-14-2014 09:19 AM
  9. finn5975's Avatar
    The Apple leather case is the best case I have ever used. I used to switch cases often, but I haven't taken my apple case off my 5S since it went on in January. The feel in the hand is amazing.

    That said, while the red is above and beyond my favorite color, it got dirty easily. The porous leather traps oils, dirts, etc. Some like the 'worn' look. I found it to look dirty. So, I went with black. There are many examples of this in the 5S and Accessories threads. Just do a quick search if you're curious.
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    09-14-2014 09:40 AM
  10. terreos's Avatar
    If you get the Apple leather case and have a dirty or outdoor job the is exposed to anything other than office weather DO NOT get a bright colored one. I got the red leather case for my iphone 5s. Looked and felt great for about two months. But because of my job at the time the case took a beating. It it now almost completely stained black. Looks disgusting. If you want I can post a picture. It did work great at keeping my phone safe from scratches and adds so little bulk that if you were to get a black one I'd recommend it. Just stay clear of the brightly colored ones.
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    09-14-2014 09:41 AM
  11. phreddyl's Avatar
    I also noticed the new leather cases are open at the bottom. Not sure why they went that way
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    09-14-2014 10:42 AM
  12. finn5975's Avatar
    I also noticed the new leather cases are open at the bottom. Not sure why they went that way
    My guess is they they were getting a lot of returns due to that area. Purely a guess. But all three I owned snapped along the very thin bar along where the charger plugs in.
    09-14-2014 10:45 AM
  13. Hiri89's Avatar
    I also noticed the new leather cases are open at the bottom. Not sure why they went that way
    I wonder the same. That's the only reason I didn't buy it. Tho I was gonna get the silicone case.
    09-14-2014 11:28 AM
  14. Hiri89's Avatar
    I almost got the otterbox but I thought it was going to be so bulky for my iphone plus. The plus is big as it is and with an otterbox I think it would look like a brick. I went to the life proof website but they didn't have any at the moment. I almost bought the silicone case when I pre ordered the iphone plus but I saw that uncovered bottom and it was a downfall for me. I don't want any scratches on my baeeeee! I also got the screen protector from zagg. A new one they came out with.

    I got this cover cuz I realized it was elegant and thin. I hope it feels good tho.

    Otterbox Symmetry vs. Apple Leather vs. Apple Silicon For iPhone 6 Plus-image.jpg
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    09-14-2014 11:33 AM
  15. zachpenguin's Avatar
    I ordered this. Really wanted a bumper for a phone so large. Otterbox Symmetry vs. Apple Leather vs. Apple Silicon For iPhone 6 Plus-imageuploadedbytapatalk1410738038.931677.jpg

    I'm still debating on an otterbox. Definitely a commuter. My sister has one for her note 2 and it really didn't make much of a difference.
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    09-14-2014 07:41 PM
  16. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    I'm a huge fan of the Otterbox Symmetry line. Got one shortly after they came out and it quickly became one of my favorite cases (I also really liked the Commuter series too, especially the port covers). I've always purchased a ton of cases for my iPhones but am going to break the habit this time around. I'm going to pick up 1 or 2 "everyday" cases plus a Mophie and that's it. I was considering one of the Apple leather cases in either black or brown but I think the entirely open bottom is a deal breaker for me.
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    09-14-2014 08:13 PM
  17. rellyrellz's Avatar
    Think I will be getting the otterbox symmetry case. Felt the defender case would be to bulking. I must say the spigen cases look pretty good.
    09-14-2014 08:34 PM
  18. applejosh's Avatar
    I ordered this. Really wanted a bumper for a phone so large. Click image for larger version. 

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    I'm still debating on an otterbox. Definitely a commuter. My sister has one for her note 2 and it really didn't make much of a difference.
    Do you have the Amazon link for this case? Thanks.
    09-14-2014 08:48 PM
  19. zachpenguin's Avatar
    Here is the link.http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00NGW...mUvbUpU2328414
    Not all the colors are available yet, but they had my green.
    09-14-2014 08:52 PM
  20. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I have the Symmetry and love it. For my iPhone 5S that is. I will definitely be getting one for my 6Plus when it comes out.
    Otter doesn't have the 6 Plus cases in yet. They have the 6. I'll post it as soon as I get the notification. I'd like to try the Symmetry as well. I've never had a case without a built in screen protector. I hope the folks at the Verizon store can put a good protector on. I'd mess it up for sure.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
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    09-14-2014 09:04 PM
  21. applejosh's Avatar
    Here is the link.http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00NGW...mUvbUpU2328466
    Not all the colors are available yet, but they had my green.
    Thanks!
    09-14-2014 09:22 PM
  22. murtzjaffer's Avatar
    Thanks for the feedback all.

    With your posts in here and some independent research, I am leaning heavily to the Otterbox Symmetry. I think the leather isn't protective enough. I haven't tried Spigen or Lifeproof before, but Otterbox's return policy and customer service is so good that it usually is the difference-maker.

    While I would prefer the Defender series, for the iPhone 6 Plus, I think it will be too bulky. So Symmetry seems like best choice for me.
    09-15-2014 02:15 AM
  23. icnmayhem's Avatar
    Hey buddy!

    I browsed the web last night looking for cases and wound up with the Spigen myself!

    When I got my 4s I got the commuter right off the bat. I did not like the case as it was too bulky and I also had to remove part of it to open the access door to the charging point. The case wound up breaking because I kept having to take the plastic frame off.
    for what its worth, I currently have a note 3, and the spigen neo hybrid looks nice, doesn't add much bulk, and its suffered a few drops. the otterbox turned the phone into a brick, and the screen protector diminished the look of the screen, and gets grimy after a while.
    09-15-2014 10:44 AM
  24. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    for what its worth, I currently have a note 3, and the spigen neo hybrid looks nice, doesn't add much bulk, and its suffered a few drops. the otterbox turned the phone into a brick, and the screen protector diminished the look of the screen, and gets grimy after a while.
    Not all Otterbox cases have the built in screen protector. Only the Defender has the built in screen. The new Otterbox Symmetry is not as bulky as the Defender and Commuter. The Symmetry is what I'll use on my iP 6 Plus.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    09-15-2014 12:18 PM
  25. zerog46's Avatar
    I love the leather case for going out but for everyday use the Otterbox wins out. I do use the symmetry on both my 5S and 5C and love them.
    09-15-2014 12:29 PM
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