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Otterbox Commuter Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 4, 2019

3.86
based on 26,823 reviews


We have checked many thousands of reviews and found 11 reasons to buy the Commuter - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


81% of the reviewers give the Otterbox Commuter a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (70%)
Good (11%)
Average (5%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (8%)


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Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Otterbox Commuter:

Reviewers like these things about the Otterbox Commuter

  • Many users love how its durable layers withstand serious drops and falls so their iPhone remains damage free.
  • Others thought the slim, pocket friendly case saves up space in bags and purses.
  • Some users find the port covers very effective in preventing dust and pocket lint from clogging the inputs.
  • Many reviewers find it sleek yet protective.
  • A lot of users love how it fits their phone nicely with no bulges or button alignment issues.
  • Many owners find the Otterbox Commuter a smart choice for drop protection.
  • Others love the fit and finish of the case.
  • A lot of users love how easy it is to remove and works with fast wireless charging.
  • Others laud the presence of a rubber flap that covers the charger port.
  • A lot of reviewers thought it feels very solid and well crafted.
  • Others said it has a very comfortable grip.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users said it's a little slippery.
  • Others said it doesn't have the snug fit.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Otterbox Commuter models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight0.1 oz (0 kg)
Length iconLength6-7 in (15-18 cm)
Width3 in (8 cm)
Height2 in (5 cm)





Popular Models


Otterbox Commuter Series

30% choose the Otterbox Commuter Series

30 %


Specs
Weight iconWeight0.1 oz (0 kg)
Length iconLength7 in (18 cm)
Width3 in (8 cm)
Height2 in (5 cm)


Otterbox Commuter Iphone 6

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24% choose the Otterbox Commuter Iphone 6

24 %
Colors and combinations:

Blue




Otterbox Commuter Iphone 7

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18% choose the Otterbox Commuter Iphone 7

18 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Purple




Otterbox Commuter Iphone 8

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12% choose the Otterbox Commuter Iphone 8

12 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue




Otterbox Commuter Iphone 7 Plus

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10% choose the Otterbox Commuter Iphone 7 Plus

10 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue




Otterbox Commuter Iphone 8 Plus

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7% choose the Otterbox Commuter Iphone 8 Plus

7 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue






Otterbox Commuter SERIES vs Commuter iphone 6


The two most popular Otterbox Commuter models are the Commuter SERIES and the Commuter iphone 6, so let's compare them:

The Commuter SERIES
Otterbox Commuter Series

The Commuter iphone 6

Popularity and Prices

In total, 54% of the people interested in the Otterbox Commuter bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Commuter SERIES which is choosen by 30% (1.2 times as many as the 24% that choose the Commuter iphone 6).

Commuter SERIESCommuter iphone 6
Most popular




Rankings


vs Otterbox Bags

The Otterbox Commuter ranks #2 compared with the other Otterbox bags.

1Otterbox Strada
3.93
Otterbox Strada
2Otterbox Commuter
3.86
Otterbox Commuter
3Otterbox Defender
3.65
Otterbox Defender
4Otterbox Symmetry
3.43
Otterbox Symmetry
5Otterbox Reflex
3.40
Otterbox Reflex

vs All Bags

The Otterbox Commuter ranks #1630 compared with all the bags we have checked.

1628The Sak Indio
3.86
The Sak Indio
1629Otterbox Commuter
3.86
Otterbox Commuter
1630Cotopaxi Boma
3.86
Cotopaxi Boma
1631CM4 Q Card
3.86
CM4 Q Card
1632Hobo Lauren
3.86
Hobo Lauren



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Otterbox Commuter vs 8 other, similar bags.

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Otterbox Commuter vs Adidas Defender


Otterbox Commuter
Otterbox Commuter

3.86

Based on 26,823 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 0.1 oz
Price: $


Adidas Defender
Adidas Defender

4.16
BEST
Based on 8,569 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.1-1.3 oz
Price: $

  • The Commuter is rated a bit worse than the Defender.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 35,392 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Commuter is 1200% lighter than the biggest Defender (0.1 oz vs 1.3 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Purple

Only the Defender is available in these colors:
White
Pink
Grey
Yellow
Red
Green
Orange




Otterbox Commuter vs Fossil Defender


Otterbox Commuter
Otterbox Commuter

3.86

Based on 26,823 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 0.1 oz
Price: $

  • The Commuter is rated a bit worse than the Defender.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 26,955 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue

Only the Commuter is available in these colors:
Purple

Only the Defender is available in these colors:
Brown
Grey




Otterbox Commuter vs High Sierra Symmetry


Otterbox Commuter
Otterbox Commuter

3.86
BEST
Based on 26,823 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 0.1 oz
Price: $


High Sierra Symmetry
High Sierra Symmetry

3.20

Based on 8 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 1.5-1.8 oz
Price: $

  • The Commuter is rated better than the Symmetry.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 26,831 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Commuter is 1700% lighter than the biggest Symmetry (0.1 oz vs 1.8 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue

Only the Commuter is available in these colors:
Purple

Only the Symmetry is available in these colors:
Red
Orange




Otterbox Commuter vs Lifeproof Fre


Otterbox Commuter
Otterbox Commuter

3.86
BEST
Based on 26,823 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 0.1 oz
Price: $


Lifeproof Fre
Lifeproof Fre

2.84

Based on 9,581 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 0.1 oz
Price: $

  • The Commuter is rated a lot better than the Fre.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 36,404 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Commuter is the same weight as the biggest Fre (both 0.1 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue

Only the Commuter is available in these colors:
Purple

Only the Fre is available in these colors:
Grey




Otterbox Commuter vs Otterbox Defender


Otterbox Commuter
Otterbox Commuter

3.86
BEST
Based on 26,823 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 0.1 oz
Price: $


Otterbox Defender
Otterbox Defender

3.65

Based on 23,119 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 0.3 oz
Price: $

  • The Commuter is rated a little bit better than the Defender.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 49,942 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Commuter is 200% lighter than the biggest Defender (0.1 oz vs 0.3 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Purple

Only the Defender is available in these colors:
Grey

Your phone is special. You take t everywhere with you, and you, therefore, want to have it protected from any harsh conditions. Otterbox commuter and Otterbox Defender have covered you in this. Otterbox cases are well known for their durability.

These two vary in various features like the size where the Defender is longer and thicker. It is and rugged and ideal for heavier phones. The commuter, on the other hand, is for lightweight phones. It is less bulky an easily fits in pockets.

Regarding the external grip, the defender is grippier, and it is therefore hard for it to slip out of your hands. It also has a belt clip for maximum protection. The Commuter has grips on along the sides to provide your desired grip at no extra weight.


Otterbox Commuter vs Otterbox Reflex


Otterbox Commuter
Otterbox Commuter

3.86
BEST
Based on 26,823 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 0.1 oz
Price: $


Otterbox Reflex
Otterbox Reflex

3.40

Based on 980 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $

  • The Commuter is rated somewhat better than the Reflex.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 27,803 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black

Only the Commuter is available in these colors:
Blue
Purple




Otterbox Commuter vs Otterbox Symmetry


Otterbox Commuter
Otterbox Commuter

3.86
BEST
Based on 26,823 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 0.1 oz
Price: $


Otterbox Symmetry
Otterbox Symmetry

3.43

Based on 22,671 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 0.1-0.2 oz
Price: $

  • The Commuter is rated slightly better than the Symmetry.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 49,494 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Commuter is 100% lighter than the biggest Symmetry (0.1 oz vs 0.2 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Purple

Only the Symmetry is available in these colors:
Grey
Pink
Green




Otterbox Commuter vs Speck CandyShell


Otterbox Commuter
Otterbox Commuter

3.86

Based on 26,823 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 0.1 oz
Price: $


Speck CandyShell
Speck CandyShell

3.95
BEST
Based on 16,741 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 0.15-0.2 oz
Price: $

  • The Commuter is rated a little bit worse than the CandyShell.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 43,564 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Commuter is 100% lighter than the biggest CandyShell (0.1 oz vs 0.2 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Purple

Only the CandyShell is available in these colors:
Grey
White
Pink
Red







Selected Reviews


The Gadgeteer

The quality on the Commuter Case is exceptional; you barely even notice that you have a case on it. I like the fact that OtterBox has designed a case with protection in mind at a relatively reasonable price. I like the added protection of the polycarbonate shell because as any Samsung Fascinate owner would know the back of the Fascinate scratches very easily and with the polycarbonate shell sliding the phone across the table will not harm the phone.

Posted 6 April 2011 by James Goforth - Read full review

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Last updated on July 04, 2019