I have owned OtterBox for iPhone before, and purchased other cases from Lifeproof.... just to be fair with my money. After owning the Defender Series for iPhone 5 for over a year, I finally managed to break the belt clip on the holster (not testing it, it was accidental) but suffered no damage to my phone. So in fairness I decided to buy the Lifeproof FRE, because it was advertised as "top of the line" protection. Within 30 days I had broken the belt clip on its holster also. So I purchased the Armor Series from Otter. I only have one word to describe the new Otter Armor Series for iPhone 5: Tankproof.