I have typically been reluctatnt to use Otterbox cases because of the extra bulk. I LOVE their protection factor, but I hate to put my phone in such a case. I have been a big fan of Lifeproof cases because of this. I was happy to know that Otterbox bought Lifeproof, because I thought that the OB protection would come in a LP slim style case. The Preserver series is close to what I expected. It is slightly larger than the Lifeproof Nuud case I have, but feels more rugged. I have full confidence that my phone is protected in the mud, water and from drops.
Good: Rugged, Colorful, Speaker sound quality
Not so Good: Color Fades off on the Pistachio case. I went with this one to add some color to my phone and the color keeps rubbing off. I have had to exchange it with Otterbox now and the replacement does the same thing. I do not want to go to a black case, but its disappointing that the color rubs off the case.
BAD: The charger port cover does not bend out of the way. I am nervous about bending it back too far and then it break off. It makes it difficult to place phone on a stand at night. The opening for the charging cable only allows the Apple cable, or one that same size. I have several extra cable and car charges that I cannot use because of this. Other cases have enough room to allow slightly larger cables, such as Belkin.
Overal all this is a good case and I like it. To be honest if the charging port opening was slightly larger and the cover for it was easier to move out of the way I would give the case a 9/10. If you only use the Apple style cables then you have nothing to worry about.
Pros: High quality, Durable, colorful as long as it doesn't wear off
Cons: charging port opening not large enough, charging port cover- stiff