Cases for the Droid 4 SUCK
Look, I understand it's becoming increasingly more difficult to make cases for slide out phones. You have to protect the back as well as the front using nothing but tiny clips that have to fit between the sliders. The Droid 4 is also a relatively unpopular device so there's only a fraction of cases compared to the iPhone series and the majority of high end cases are all sold out with no plans to make more.
But guys, I've just got to say this: Cases for the Droid 4 SUCK!
I'm really OCD when it comes to protecting my phone, and there are a lot out there that would argue a case isn't even necessary but I'm going to throw one on there anyways. But practically every single case I've tried is just terrible. Downright unusable in my opinion.
The clips that hook the case on to your phone are tiny and fragile, I get that. There's really no other way around it. But at least 75% of all cases (and I've tried a lot) automatically have a clip that doesn't even reach high or far enough to clip onto the device. Right out of the box the case has a defect and a corner that isn't secure . The whole thing can come off easier now. Had I been using the case and this happened with wear and tear (been there, done that) I wouldn't be so mad. But right off the bat?! Did you people make these based off of a model or were you just kinda spitballing here?
I've gone through at least 3 Otterboxes, most of which the front plate wouldn't stay on because of wear and tear leaving me with a stockpile of back plates that make the phone look stupid without a matching front. I'm pretty sure you can't buy these off of Otterbox's website because they don't make them anymore. So sorry to anyone who was looking to buy one, I destroyed them all. The last one I had snapped in half after a single fall from about four feet. And these are the only cases that fit every time guaranteed! So if you want to replace it, it's another 40~50 bucks out of your pocket.
I had one case I got relatively cheap off of amazon that was the worst of them all. The front plate, straight out of the box, had a clip that wasn't secure so the whole thing was flexing and easy to fall off. The back plate on the other hand, was so freaking secure I literally had to break it to get it off. That would have been an impressive quality if the set actually worked!
Currently I just received a dual-shield case in black and white. These are more of your top end ones and most of them are sold out. Straight out of the box, one of the back plate clips doesn't fit and I'm left with nothing but frustration and a hole in my wallet.
I guess take this as a learning experience that if you plan to get a case, don't waste your time or money. At this point in the Droid 4's lifespan it's way beyond hope.