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Otterbox Universe Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 4, 2019

based on 45 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 17 reasons to buy the Universe - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

70% of the reviewers give the Otterbox Universe a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (62%)
Good (8%)
Average (8%)
Poor (7%)
Bad (13%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Otterbox Universe

  • A lot of users find it well built.
  • One user said that its solid construction never feels like his phone is going to get damaged.
  • Many users like how easy it is tp slip the battery or accessory of choice into the slot in the back.
  • A lot of reviewers find it nice, durable and super easy to clean.
  • Some users like how the plate that covers the port for adding other modules stays in tight, but comes out easily when needed.
  • A lot of reviewers are pleased with how it offers the opportunity to use interchangeable components for specific needs.
  • Many users are glad that it works great with square reader.
  • Some reviewers said it looks professional.
  • Others said they love the feeling and the ability to make changes to their iphone effortlessly with this case.
  • A lot of users love its slim profile as well as the flexibility of add-ons.
  • Some reviewers said it's a great choice if you need a large opening at the bottom of your phone.
  • A lot of users love how this case provides the ability to attach a battery to the case itself and remove it.
  • Some owners said it looks and feels very sturdy and is very easy to install on device.
  • One user thought this case extends the usefulness of their iphone.
  • Many users like how the case keeps all the attachments in place.
  • Some reviewers thought the slide-out rectangle thingy stays securely in place but is not hard to remove by any means.
  • A lot of users said it fits on their phone snugly and feels good in their hands.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users wished there more addons/attachments for this case.
  • Other reviewers thought the only issue is the bottom speaker and charging area are not protected from drops.


Crowdsourced specs across all Otterbox Universe models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight0.1 oz (0 kg)

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The Otterbox Universe ranks #6 compared with the other Otterbox bags.

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Selected Reviews

The Gadgeteer

Both are solid choices for protection and use. I guess what it comes down to is how you plan to use your phone and what accessories you potentially want to use with your iPhone. The versatility of the OtterBox uniVERSE Case System will appeal to a lot of folks who want to use their phones for more than a phone.

Posted 29 July 2017 by Larry Geisz - Read full review

Mac Sources

The only downside for me is the overall look. It looks functional, which is not at all a bad thing, but it doesn’t quite look good. I think the usefulness outweighs my shallowness, but I suppose the point stands that if you’re looking for a fashion case, this isn’t your line. Most of the accessories are standard nondescript black and look similarly practical. But overall, I love this idea and can’t wait to try out more modules.

Posted 13 January 2017 by Rebecca Armstrong - Read full review

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Last updated on July 04, 2019