Review: Otterbox Symmetry

  • Material: One-piece design is composed of a synthetic rubber interior and an external polycarbonate shell
  • Weight: 1.28 oz / 36.30 g
  • Dimensions: 5.60 in (142.10 mm) x 3.02 in (76.80 mm) x 0.50 in (12.70 mm)
  • Price: $39.99

Krista's Thoughts:
To say that I'm a little rough on my phones is an understatement. Gravity nor water have been their
friend; there's the phone that fell of the ladder as I was painting, the phone that flew out of my pocket
as I got out of the car and seemingly exploded upon impact, the phone that was laid to rest in the
toilet, and the phone that succumbed to a cup of hot tea.

I've tried many cell phone cases and couldn't stand using a clunkly waterproof case, but I wanted something that would protect my phone as much as practicable. Ever since I began using the Otterbox Symmetry case and vowing to steer clear of water, I've felt comfortable knowing my cell phone was protected...from me. The Symmetry case, a slim single-piece case, snugly fits my Samsung Galaxy S4, is constructed of materials that help prevent the phone from slipping out of one's hands, has a beveled front edge to protect the screen while on a flat surface, and most importantly, dissipates the shock from the phone when it is dropped.

Unlike some cheep knockoffs, the cutouts for the camera, charging port, and audio port are perfectly aligned, and the volume and on/off buttons are easily manipulated. I've unitentionally put the Symmetry case through the paces and it has protected my phone from every drop. I've dropped it from heights greater than 5 feet without a worry that my phone would be damaged, and have also dropped it into a pile of dry, dusty soil while out hiking and the Symmetry case kept the grit from getting behind the case and into the inner workings of the phone.

I'm due for an upgrade to a new phone soon, and when I get that new, shiny Samsung Galaxy S5 in my hands the first thing I will do with it is place it in a Otterbox Symmetry case to protect it...from me. This case has worked perfectly and I find no reason to search for a different case.  I would recommend this case to anyone looking for a stylish case that is Krista proof.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was given the equipment used in this review in consideration for review publication.