1. andrewsmith's Avatar
    I had the Defender for my 5S which was awesome for hiking and weekend warrior projects and loved it. I was reading some reviews for the iP6 Defender and I've heard some bad things. I've heard on the Camo version the Camo starts to peel, the screen protector makes noise and makes the touch screen less responsive - never an issue on the iP5S, and I also read about some touch ID issues.

    I figure I would make my final decision based on what you guys have to say.
    12-25-2014 10:34 PM
  2. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    There is a warranty that comes with each Otterbox product and there's a 30 return policy if you buy directly from their website. There's no harm in trying if you really like the defender.
    12-26-2014 11:38 AM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    It's been tough for case makers with the built in screen protectors. The new iPhone's screen rounds off on the edges. So it's been a challenge for Otter and others to get the "built in" to fit snug. Apparently, some have issues and some don't.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    12-26-2014 11:59 AM
  4. Fit24's Avatar
    I had the Defender for my 5S which was awesome for hiking and weekend warrior projects and loved it. I was reading some reviews for the iP6 Defender and I've heard some bad things. I've heard on the Camo version the Camo starts to peel, the screen protector makes noise and makes the touch screen less responsive - never an issue on the iP5S, and I also read about some touch ID issues.

    I figure I would make my final decision based on what you guys have to say.
    It seems like there is a small amount of defective units which is not uncommon. If you liked the 5S version and had good results, I suggest trying the iPhone 6 version. You can always return/exchange it under the warranty.
    12-26-2014 12:01 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Some who have the screen issues have removed the built-in screen and put a Zagg or something on. I wouldn't do that myself though. When I upgrade next month, I'll get the Defender. Otter has been good to me in the past. Great customer service!


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    12-26-2014 12:08 PM
  6. wbeard385's Avatar
    Bulky


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    12-26-2014 12:51 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Bulky


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I like bulky! I like having something to grip on to!


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    12-26-2014 01:57 PM
  8. wbeard385's Avatar
    Good case no doubt.


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    12-26-2014 02:01 PM
  9. andrewsmith's Avatar
    Thanks guys. Ordered on Amazon this morning. Will update after a few days use.
    12-26-2014 05:53 PM
  10. andrewsmith's Avatar
    Had it abut 2 days so far and I'm pretty impressed. Touch ID works like a charm. I returned the Otterbox Symmetry because it had too much bulk for the protection provided. This case offers a good ratio. No problems with the built-in screen protector as I was expecting.

    Here's a side by side of the new one on my 6 vs the one I had on my 5s.

    Any issues with the Otterbox Defender?-imoreappimg_20141230_213429.jpgAny issues with the Otterbox Defender?-imoreappimg_20141230_213440.jpg
    12-30-2014 10:38 PM
  11. tattooed4515's Avatar
    I had an otterbox defender on my 5s and it knicked the crap out of the corner of the bezel.
    12-31-2014 07:48 PM
  12. Shawn Schrader's Avatar
    i sold mine, had replaced 3 times under warrenty after second time company got sick of me, it kept coming lose like you feel it pushing. The screee protector gap to me was another huge annoyance. Also the rubber plugs over charger etc kept ripping on me from normal usage. Got rid of it bought myself the destek. less half price same protection not as bulky.
    12-31-2014 08:46 PM
  13. tmx31415's Avatar
    I experienced issues with the overall fit of the case. It almost seemed like it was loose and you could hear the phone moving back and forth. With the 2 that I've had for the 6 the screen protector had two different end results. The first was a little bubbled which made using unbearable. The second protector seemed a little tighter but not by much. Overall its a good case just not for me.
    01-02-2015 06:47 AM
  14. Mark Hall3's Avatar
    I've used Otter box Defender for 4 years on 3 different iPhones! Totally impressed with the slimmer sleeker fit on my 6!! I've always loved the rock solid protection and the Holster, which allows me to carry my phone with safety and protection outside my pocket! It's one of the very few that come with a holster, which is the deal maker to me, especially as the newer phones are becoming larger! 5 stars for this case, in my opinion!!
    01-03-2015 05:10 AM
  15. Subliminal87's Avatar
    I read on Macrumors, Reddit and a video on youtube that the defender has scratched the area around the home button.

    I ordered mine, but I think I am going to put a display protector on it so it protects it from the case. I had a display protector on my iphone 5 and used the defender without issue.
    01-05-2015 07:33 AM
  16. Zacharyw70's Avatar
    My mom has one since they're great protective cases and she also had one with her iPhone 4S. I'd say the iPhone 6 version isn't as well made as the previous versions. The biggest complaint she's had is the screen protector doesn't sit tight on the device so when you're typing or tapping on the screen it may sometimes not register correctly, additionally the volume buttons and kind of hard to push down.
    01-05-2015 10:10 PM
  17. Colton Maracle's Avatar
    The 6 slides around inside the case. It isn't much but you notice it on the Touch ID cover. I've had otter boxes for everything I own and this is the first time I've noticed a problem. Might be because I bought it the day I got my iPhone so it was one of the first shipments.
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    01-06-2015 09:54 AM
  18. John Yester's Avatar
    Terrible design..... Pelican Voyager functions better
    Last edited by John Yester; 01-06-2015 at 10:42 AM.
    01-06-2015 10:18 AM
  19. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I think most cases with the built-in screen protector are having issues with the new iPhones. The screen curves a bit on the edges. And Apple is making the phones paper thin! That's really made it difficult for the case makers. When I finally upgrade to the 6 or 6 Plus, I'll try the Otterbox Defender. If the screen is not flush, I'll have Otter send me another one. If that one is like the first, I may just push the built-in screen out, and put a different screen protector on. We'll see!


    Sent from CrapaTalk on my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    01-06-2015 10:35 AM
  20. evoque-mike's Avatar
    I had a defender for a 4S. suited me but did get a replacement for one of the port covers started to rip and tear the outer skin
    Now have a 6 with defender.
    Charger and phones socket covers are quite tight and hard. open both everyday so have cut off with a scalpel these two flaps
    works ok case was never watertight anyway
    case is less of a brick compared to the 4S
    01-06-2015 10:40 AM
  21. CG68's Avatar
    I think most cases with the built-in screen protector are having issues with the new iPhones. The screen curves a bit on the edges. And Apple is making the phones paper thin! That's really made it difficult for the case makers. When I finally upgrade to the 6 or 6 Plus, I'll try the Otterbox Defender. If the screen is not flush, I'll have Otter send me another one. If that one is like the first, I may just push the built-in screen out, and put a different screen protector on. We'll see!


    Sent from CrapaTalk on my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    This is what I did and installed a glass screen protector. Works great now!
    01-07-2015 06:59 PM
  22. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    I have the defender. The only thing that bothers me is that there's isn't a good fit on the plastic bit inside which results in trouble with pressing side buttons from time to time. Otherwise I love it.
    01-10-2015 08:52 PM
  23. Furt's Avatar
    The phone has some wiggle room in my defender case, but it's not that much of an issue. For the $30 I paid on Amazon, it's much better than any other case in that price range.
    01-10-2015 10:21 PM
  24. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The phone has some wiggle room in my defender case, but it's not that much of an issue. For the $30 I paid on Amazon, it's much better than any other case in that price range.
    Does the built-in screen lie flush enough to type and use touch?


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    01-10-2015 10:31 PM
  25. Furt's Avatar
    Does the built-in screen lie flush enough to type and use touch?


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    It really does. I didn't have a single problem with it until I put on a new screen protector. As long as you don't put one on, it's great.
    01-10-2015 11:12 PM
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