I have been waiting forever for this case to be released. I finally have one and I love it. Otter box has designed another durable case! If your looking for something not to make your phone too bulky this definitely isn't the case for you. The case is just a little bit bigger than the defender which has been on my phone every since I have purchased my iPhone 5. The phone seems as if it could withstand anything that might happen to the phone. I have tried a life proof box for my device which was awful! I am a firefighter/EMT and needed something to protect me from all the weather elements, and I'm glad to say I have found it! The phone fits nicely into the case and has a snug fit. With the life proof box I had a awful Mirror image of a pesky air bubble on my phone. You defiantly don't have that with this case. I was amazingly surprised with the sound quality of the armor series case, sounds just like it did in my defender case! In call volume was my main concern with this case because the life proof was awful with in in call volume. I'm happy to say I can hear just fine and the other party can hear me as we'll without any problems. If I had to pick one thing I don't like about the case it would be it has no belt clip. Just a lanyard you can attach to the case which I don't use. If a belt clip were to come out for this case I'd be a very happy owner!! Thanks again otter box for another great product. Well worth the money.
Pros: sound quality, no lag on the screen, tough, waterproof, no extra pice needed for headphones, dust proof, shock proof
I had a lifeproof case forever and hated it! I had to put a credit card behind the phone in the case just to text and no one could hear me. I finally found a user friendly water proof case! I don't have to actually unscrew something to plug in headphones and the sound is fantastic. The only complaint is that it is so big and heavy but worth it! This case protects my phone and keeps the water out while providing great sound and ability to use my phone normally.
Product was not in stock when I brought the IPhone 5, went with the Life Proof, it was a mistake. The face of the Life Proof tore and to replace it was a nightmare. I ordered the Armor. I had Otter Box in the past for another phone and had great customer service. I will only buy Otter Box to protect my devices. Some people I work with say the case is bulky, they leave their phones in the rigs, fear of damaging their phone. I carry mine everywhere and it has proved itself several times.
My first case has been dropped in water...has been dropped on a cement floor at least 4 times. And usually on edge ! Was stuck in a snow jam with it on an outer pocket. Dust storms and rain storms....it came thru them all with absolutely no problems! Also, it is easier to put in and out of your pocket than previous cases I have had. It does not stick to your pocket insides. Love it..thats why I bought another one. Great product!
Pros: High quality, Durable, ease of use, slides in and out of pockets
Well, my Otter Box saved my iPhone 5s while out mountain biking. I use my iPhone (and App) with my bike computer for tracking various parameters. Anyway, on one ride my phone managed to get thrown to the ground, and although the Otter Box front screen did puncture, the phone itself came away unscathed! When I reported the incident, the Customer Support team were terrific, they walked me through the steps for the warranty and within a week a new Box arrived at my doorstep! Hey, the 'Box' might cost more than some others, but it works as advertised, and the Customer Service is terrific - great value!
Pros: High quality, Durable, terrific support staff
Bought this case when I got my new phone, depending on it alone to protect my phone. And it proved it's worth when I accidentally threw a 12" adjustable wrench at it, landing on the screen. The case received a major scratch across it, which Otter Box replaced because it was within a year of purchase. Even if this was over the year I would go with this product again, due to the fact that my phone was completely intact and not damaged. This case does it's job, well.
This is my 2nd Otterbox Armor case. The first is still on the other iPhone 4s I gave to a friend when I bought my 5s. I love the sturdy feel of the case. I have not tried to submerge my phone in water....I believe the case would protect the phone but I just have no desire to try it.
Opening the covers for the charger and the headphone jack can be challenging as the seal is so tight.
I'm not interested in using the finger print scan to unlock my phone so I'm not bothered that the case does not give access to it.
I dropped my iphone5 from about 35 feet. It hit a roof after about 15 feet then landed on a stone patio. The case chipped but the phone came thru unscathed. I was thrilled and that evening ordered a replacement. After that episode, I was sold. I told my 22 yr old daughter the story and she said " They're guaranteed. Go on line" I did, they sent me another so I'll return the extra one. Great service and product
this is the best box I have had to date it has been run over by a truck and never messed the phone up I have dropped it in the pool no damage to phone I am sad though they will be discontinuing the series
I've been doing rockfall mitigation work and knew I needed to get a burly phone case. One of my co-workers broke two phones over the course of a couple weeks. The Artic is burly and confidence inspiring. The little keeper cord is a god send as I can clip the phone into my harness so it doesn't launch off the cliff. Funny note: I did find pieces (still intact) of a lighter weight model of otterbox on the cliff side that did not fare so well. The only complaint is that some plugs (belkin lightning and some headphone cords) are too big to fit through the case, so I have to take the phone out on occasion. Fortunately, that's easy to do!
After washing my iphone with the Defender case, I got the waterproof one. I soaked it as required and no leaks. Works great! The little extra size is definitely worth it! I work outside alot and around animals and water so this is just perfect for me! Thanks!
I have had my Otter Armor case since I upgraded my phone in the beginning of 2013. Being a mechanic in my civilian job and a Cavalry Scout in the NG I needed a rugged phone case and it did not pay off more until we went to summer camp this last month. Spending a total of 18 days in the field and moving in on and around vehicles and field exercises my phone case took a beating with no damage to my phone. I did note that as others have stated the case has started to show some wear but that is to be expected. I for one am just glad that I had my Armor case when I looked at the phones of others in my platoon that did NOT fair as well with broken, cracked and shattered screens. Some with protective cases some without.
This case is the ultimate recently purchased the holster and that made it even better! Great protection from many drops and even a Kayak spill, my phone is still in great shape! I have recommend this case many times. When friends and co-workers see the holster they have to get one !
I purchased the armour case for my iphone 5, excellent protection from dropping, dust free and water resistant. What better way to protect your phone. The only gripe I have is that sometimes you really have top press hard on the screen, not sure if this is the protective screen. But overall very happy ......if you want to protect your phone 100% get an otterbox case