This is my 2nd Otterbox Armor case. The first is still on the other iPhone 4s I gave to a friend when I bought my 5s. I love the sturdy feel of the case. I have not tried to submerge my phone in water....I believe the case would protect the phone but I just have no desire to try it.
Opening the covers for the charger and the headphone jack can be challenging as the seal is so tight.
I'm not interested in using the finger print scan to unlock my phone so I'm not bothered that the case does not give access to it.