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Otterbox have removed drop ratings for all their products site wide

Go to say Griffin and you will see a drop rating 7ft/2.1m and tested to 810G military standards.

Spigen say 42inch drop tested 26 times and tested to 810G military standards.

 

But go to Otterbox now and they no longer tell you what drop distance rating they give any of their cases.  They just say "Otterbox Certified drop protection."

The most specific they get is :

"We conduct multiple drops at multiple heights and various angles"

 

That's about as evasive as you can get. 

This is probably a legal thing but greatly affects my trust in the product as they can not stand behind a drop distance number like most other manufacturers do.

 

https://www.otterbox.com/en-us/cdp-testimonials.html

https://griffintechnology.com/survivor-strong-case-iphone-x-us

https://www.spigen.com/products/iphone-x-case-tough-armor?variant=37710853889

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Just find the ruggiest case you can and judge it yourself. (if in a local store & you can touch it that works fine!)

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2 hours ago, zrmaxwell said:

Were you planning on buying an otterbox for your phone?

 

I usually buy Griffin cases as they have the certified 6ft 7ft and 11ft drop protection depending on model.  However, they didn't have the Xs Max size ready at launch.  Otterbox did but they removed all their drop distance information from the site.  After asking elsewhere they removed it some time ago most likely to prevent people making claims on dropped phones damaged from drops from distances it is supposed to cover.

However, given that most manufacturers still list the distance a case is drop tested too it greatly reduced my confidence in the Otterbox product.

 

 

 

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You people need to all seriously chill and do your research.

Do you even know what drop ratings are?
Yes, SOME case manufacturers tell you at least some useful information, like the distance it's dropped from, as well as what angles, but NONE Of them tell you the most important things--WHAT SURFACE IT IS DROPPED ON.

 

Unless you can find a video of their testing warehouses, it could be dropped on CARPET for all you know.

I suggest you guys read this.

 

https://www.reviewgeek.com/3388/does-a-mil-std-drop-test-phone-case-actually-mean-anything/

 

There's no reason to buy a $55 otterbox when a $15 Encased Nova Series case that comes with a Belt clip holster (and which also covers the entire phone completely) does the exact same thing.  Unless you're going mountain climbing with your phone or something...

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2 hours ago, Falkentyne said:

You people need to all seriously chill and do your research.

Do you even know what drop ratings are?
Yes, SOME case manufacturers tell you at least some useful information, like the distance it's dropped from, as well as what angles, but NONE Of them tell you the most important things--WHAT SURFACE IT IS DROPPED ON.

 

Unless you can find a video of their testing warehouses, it could be dropped on CARPET for all you know.

I suggest you guys read this.

 

https://www.reviewgeek.com/3388/does-a-mil-std-drop-test-phone-case-actually-mean-anything/

 

There's no reason to buy a $55 otterbox when a $15 Encased Nova Series case that comes with a Belt clip holster (and which also covers the entire phone completely) does the exact same thing.  Unless you're going mountain climbing with your phone or something...

I am really digging the Society 6 “tough cases”. You can have any piece of art you want on those. Mine has Nicolas Cage in a royal outfit. I am getting tired of it actually. But it beats a boring monochrome case any day! And it’s still really tough. I dropped my phone many times.

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12 hours ago, Falkentyne said:

You people need to all seriously chill and do your research.

Do you even know what drop ratings are?
Yes, SOME case manufacturers tell you at least some useful information, like the distance it's dropped from, as well as what angles, but NONE Of them tell you the most important things--WHAT SURFACE IT IS DROPPED ON.

 

Unless you can find a video of their testing warehouses, it could be dropped on CARPET for all you know.

I suggest you guys read this.

 

https://www.reviewgeek.com/3388/does-a-mil-std-drop-test-phone-case-actually-mean-anything/

 

There's no reason to buy a $55 otterbox when a $15 Encased Nova Series case that comes with a Belt clip holster (and which also covers the entire phone completely) does the exact same thing.  Unless you're going mountain climbing with your phone or something...

 

Griffin specifically state a drop distance and surface :
 

"7-foot (2.1-meters) drop-tested onto concrete" - Griffin Website link below

https://griffintechnology.com/devices/apple/iphone/iphone-xs/griffin-survivor-strong-for-iphonexs

 

Otterbox also used to list this same information drop distance to concrete.

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