I've used the Otterbox cases for a couple years now, and they're fabulous. I'm accident-prone, fairly careless about the stuff I own, and have two small children who think smart phones are not only a great source of wildlife videos, but quite tasty to boot. Underneath the camouflage I chose for my cover, there's a squeaky clean, scratch-free iphone. It's just too bad I don't hunt.
This is my second Otterbox Defender and the first one lasted two years . It has protected my phone very well from numerous falls. I made the replacement only because the first one was looking quite shabby. Do yourself a favor and get one of these for a mere pittance and know that your phone is well taken care of. A bonus is that your phone stays looking new inside the case!