I have used the Otter box since iphone 3gs and now i have a 4s defender. there are many out there that provide protection but I would not got with others. However, the otter box does have major quality defects. The hinges in which the case and the belt clip comes together are weak at the case end. if the clipping is not performed at the perfect angle, there will be tension between the clip and the belt clip which will ultimately destroy the hinges and break it (i have more than 2 broken that way). Luckily, otter box replaces that via warranty. the case looks huge, but i dont have a scrtach on my iphone.