Funny, but true story behind my purchase of this case. I previously had the Defender series case on my iPhone 8 Plus. It was great and met all of my needs for a sturdy, durable phone case. For Christmas this year, I received some very cute, custom photo PopSockets, which I had asked for because I have a terrible time holding my phone while trying to take selfies (not that I do this often, but when I do, I'm not very good at it). I was very sad to discover that the PopSocket would absolutely NOT adhere to the Defender case. I even tried using the extra sticky disk that comes with the PopSocket. So, what's a girl to do when she wants to use her cute new PopSocket, but needs an Otterbox to protect her phone?? She orders a new Otterbox, of course! The Symmetry case works like a charm and I actually think I prefer it to the Defender, just because it's less bulky. I did have to add a glass screen protector, but that's been okay, too. SO, if you want the best of both worlds, an Otterbox and a PopSocket, go with the Symmetry series!