If you are anything like me, you like to know that your iPhone is protected before you use it or allow your child to use it. I tried many cases on my iPhone 4s before trying the Otterbox Commuter Case supplied by MobileFun. Overall, the case was easy to install once I had a chance to review the “how to video” online as the enclosed instructions were not that helpful during the installation. The case fit snugly to my iPhone and seemed to provide good protection to the various ports, covers and other areas. The case comes in two parts, one is a flexible “inner shell” and the other is a harder outer shell. I did not use the screen protector as I already had one installed on my phone. When the two are put together it offers a snug fit and is not slippery in your hand while fitting easily into your pocket.
The case provides protection for the back of your phone for normal wear and tear along with minor drops. I did not experience a major drop while using the case, but for a minor (2 foot drop from a pocket to a desk) the case did just fine. The buttons were easy to access inside the flaps and it was not a problem to charge the phone while in the case.
One thing that Otterbox should do with this case is cover the home button and provide a better integrated screen protector. I worried whenever I let my son use my phone, because what would happen if he did drop it. He did drop it once, and I felt very lucky that the screen remained intact on the phone with no scratches, damages or dings. I also found that grit and grime was able to get inside the corners of the case and therefore onto the edges of the front of my iPhone – this was something that was easily cleaned off every week or so, but must be done to ensure the screen does not get scratched. I also wish it included a holster so I could clip it on my pants, but suspect this was not included so the case would more easily fit in my pocket. I also wasn’t sure why Otterbox didn’t provide at least a little bit of protection for the Apple as it made it
I would say this case is more for a parent using their phone rather than letting their young child use their device. It did the job of keeping my iPhone safe and secure during a variety of weather conditions including: snow, rain, sleet, windy days and more. I have been using the case for just over a month and have been satisfied with it’s protection.
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