Originally Posted by joe3681
Otterboxes rubber gets looser and stretches out faster than Ballistic I've noticed.
I have an Otter box defender and here are my observations.
I have noticed that the rubber on each of the corners (screen side) does not conform correctly to the shape of the plastic. It's gotten worse since I've had the case (since December maybe), which is probably due to the stretching you mentioned from pulling it out of my pocket. It has never fit well from day one though.
Another issue I have, which may be the case with either brand is that it can be difficult to access the edges of the screen due to the tall lip around the case. The rubber flaps protecting the USB port and the headphone jack seem to be vulnerable to tearing as well. It starts at the edge and with time will completely be severed. In my case, the USB flap is tearing worse because it gets manipulated more.
I haven't had any issues with the power button or rockers being difficult to use, though, so score one for otterbox there. The included belt clip makes the phone ridiculously huge at my side, so I use it in my truck to keep the phone from "roaming about the cabin" so to speak. If you can find something to clip it to in your vehicle, it works very well for this.
Hope this helps.
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