I have had the Samsung Galaxy Nexus for about 3 years now, and before I left the Sprint store with my shiny new phone I bought an OtterBox Defender Series case and belt clip. At first it was alright, the belt clip dug into my side a bit but tucking my shirt in where it dug in solved that problem. Soon I found that if you even bump the release latch on the belt clip that the phone (inside it’s case) would pop out and drop, so I became very mindful not to let my right arm hit the latch. Then I found that when I sat in my car the latch was pushed thereby releasing my phone by the seat belt, so I had to make sure to pull the belt clip up near the front of my pants while driving. I did all this to protect my phone, and I willingly paid the $50.00 price to get what was called the best protection you can get, and I got use to all this because I thought my phone was safe.
Then came the four diffrent belt clip breaks, I won’t tell the story of each break but needless to say the belt clip on this thing breaks easier than a ceramic vase on a Tilt-O-Whirl. I’ve also had three case failures, now with the first two once the case broke on impact at the point where the case clipped together, I would check the phone and see that the phone was undamaged and buy a new case, and both of these drops where onto concrete and the phone was fine, hence I spent the $50.00 and bought a third case in October 2013. Yesterday I’m standing in my kitchen on the linoleum floor when I receive a text message, I reach for my phone and bumped the belt clip release latch and the phone fell less than three feet onto the linoleum and this happened to my three month old case, and my phones screen.