Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 57
Rated 3 out of 5 by btown So So
Had the Otter and broke the clip on holster the first day. Had phone out of it sat down in easy chair and it caught cloth, snapped in two.
April 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BigDaddy1219 Otterbox Defender for Verizons Droid Maxx
First and foremost, this case is actually very interesting and difficult to take apart initially. For those who are new to "reverse engineering" a product without damaging or breaking it, my review should help you out tremendously (read the "massive" paragraph at the end)
First, you have 3 sub assemblies to the case. First, the holster is used to carry your phone on your person as you wish however, the clip is fairly sturdy and the spring has a fair amount of tension to prevent the clamping strength from being excessively weak or strong. Second, the rubber exterior serves as a cushion or concussive force dampener and finally, the hard plastic cover that serves as the interior that receives and disperses the concussive forces in order to protect your phone from breaking in half. Please note that this case has a built in screen protector to protect your glass from experiencing a deep gouge or severe crack.
The pros: This case is high quality and is very durable however my only complaints revolve around the built in screen protector and the lack of instructions for case disassembly.
The cons: The screen protector barely seats plush to the screen and I would love to see a custom option to pick a cover replacement with the "privacy" screen built in. I will begin by stating that my household has two of these cases and between my phone and my wife's phone, we experience similar problems where we need to press into the screen with a bit more force (gently) to trigger a reaction from the screen. Please note, do not buy a screen protector with this case as they do not work well together unless the built in screen protector is forcefully removed (strongly advised against). Also note that the front camera's quality is reduced due to the extra layer of plastic present infront of the camera lens.
To separate these assemblies, the holster is by far the easiest to work with. Simply look for the plastic that does not overlap the phone case and rotate the phone out of the holster. To remove the rubber assembly, simply slip your thumb nail inbetween the rubber and hard plastic and simply pry/lift the plastic off of the case and proceed to remove it as if it were a glove. The rubber is seated in the plastic via a small grove tracing that runs around the outside edge surrounding the screen protector assembly making for easy removal. Finally, the hard plastic is the most difficult challenge to figure out your first time around as it may feel counter intuitive to some. Simply start from the top corners of the assembly slide your nails underneath the 2 nub posts located on the sides and feel for the small gap/crevice between the top (screen protector) and the bottom (the solid hard plastic) assemblies along the small nubs. Simply pry them separate and ensure that you apply pressure downwards or into the small notches in the hard plastic to separate them further with great care. After you get it started, just follow this practice to finish opening up the remaining portion of your case.
April 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bowtie4me Great Product
This is a great product that truly lives up to its name, "defender". It has protected my phone a few times when I've dropped it on hard surfaces.
In addition, customer service is great and warranty claims are easy to handle. Recently, my case became discolored (not from being dropped). I contacted OtterBox, explained my issue and was promptly assigned a case number, provided the information as to what I needed and how to file my claim. I was kept apprised of the status of my claim at all times. No hassles and within two weeks I had my replacement case.
Once again, thank you OtterBox.
April 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DOLPHINFAN Best case made
With the prices of cell phone you need to add a little protection so that they last. Have had one for my for my last 3 cell phone will have one for my next 3 phones. Last week a slammed my phone in the car door with the otter box on it.
Most phones would have broke. With the Otter box nothing happened to it. Worked great.
I know you think that I am just talking about it ,But I am a customer & they make a great PRODUCT
April 10, 2014