Check out the Otterbox Symmetry

Otterbox is a trusted name in iPhone protection, but we usually think of the rugged, bulky Defender series cases when their name comes up. Or perhaps we picture the Commuter series, which is not as bulky but still protective. But what if you want something that’s slim, protective, and has a ton of cute stylish color options to pick from? That’s when you want to turn to their Symmetry series of phone cases.


  • Fairly slim profile considering it’s an Otterbox
  • Super protective and durable
  • Lots of cute style options
  • Adds grip
  • Easy to put on and get off


  • Back gets scratched up over time
  • Clear parts tend to yellow

The case itself is made from tough polycarbonate and synthetic rubber materials, which adds a nice grip to your device, especially around the sides and edges. This helps prevent you from dropping your phone in the first place, which we could always use. The front of the case also has a pretty thick lip of rubber around the screen, so nothing will get to it if you place the phone face-down on a table.

While the case gives you a nice grip, you may still drop your phone. Believe me, I’m just clumsy enough that I’ve learned my phone will still be dropped, no matter what I’m using. Even then, the Symmetry holds up well, as I’ve dropped my phone a few times with the case on, but don’t see any bad scuffs on the case (or phone) itself. Of course, I’d expect this kind of quality from Otterbox though, so it shouldn’t be surprising.

The Symmetry case is slim and easy to get on and off your device. Just insert the left side (volume buttons) into the case and then push the other side into the lip. To remove, just push the back while pulling the top back (like you’re peeling) and keep doing it until the phone releases from the case. It’s a bit of a snug fit, but that’s designed that way so the case absorbs all of the impact from drops.

Once the case is on, you’ll have full access to all of the ports, switches, speakers, and buttons. The camera cutout leaves enough space around the lens so that it doesn’t interfere with photos.

Otterbox’s Symmetry Series is a line of slim and stylish cases that don’t skimp out on the protection. The case isn’t cheap, but it’s definitely high quality and will last a very long time with such strong durability. Plus, there’s so many options when it comes to color, design, and pattern with the Symmetry, so no matter who you are, you’ll find something (or five) you’ll like.


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