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[Review] OtterBox Armor Series For iPhone 5

If you’re looking for a case that’s built like a tank/submarine hybrid, the OtterBox Armor series may be just what you need. This is a tough and rugged waterproof case for the iPhone 5 or 4/4S. Curious to know how it holds up? Check out my video review of the OtterBox Armor series above.

Build Quality

I found this case to be extremely rugged. While it’s a little thick for my personal taste in cases, there’s no denying that it’s protective and durable. The inside is lined with shock-absorbent rubber and the outer-metal clasps give it a tight seal.

I must note, there was a worrying gap on the side of my Armor series case. If you watch the above video, you’ll know what I mean. The case was completely sealed and waterproof, as I demonstrated, but the gap was created by the backside not sitting flush on one side of the case when clamped down. I assume this was because of its clasps being one-sided and how the case is built. Like I mentioned, this “gap” didn’t create any issues, it seemed as if the case was supposed to be that way.

The built-in screen protector has a small gap between itself and the screen, but after you get used to it, there is no impact on sensitivity. In fact, it performed on-par with every other case I’ve tested with a similar build in this department.

Final Thoughts

Overall, I found the OtterBox Armor series case to be very protective and it’s certainly waterproof. If you’re looking for a case that can withstand the toughest of situations, look no further than the OtterBox Armor series. It may be a bit on the bulky side, but if you’re in need of protection, you won’t be bothered by its size one bit.

Currently, the OtterBox Armor series for iPhone 5 is available on Amazon for between $75-$80. You can also pick it up directly from OtterBox’s website if you prefer going straight through the source.

Check it out and be sure to let me know what you think in the comments below.

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