OtterBox - Commuter Series Case for Samsung Galaxy S8+ - Black

Shelter your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus with this OtterBox Commuter Series case. The soft inner and hard outer layers deflect shock away from your phone, and the port covers keep dirt and grime out. This dual-layer OtterBox Commuter Series case guards against everyday wear and tear with its polycarbonate and synthetic rubber construction.
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    • OtterBox Commuter Series Case for Samsung Galaxy S8+

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (906 out of 958)

    Features


    Designed for use with Samsung Galaxy S8+ cell phones

    For a precise fit.

    Impact drop protection

    Safeguards against harm caused by accidental drops.


    Customer rating

    4.6
    95%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very good protection from almost any angle

      Posted
      Jeckler
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      One of the questions asked while writing this review was if I had read previous reviews on the product. I hadn't. I simply went into my local store and pulled 4 or 5 different cases off the shelf and just started seeing which one I liked the best. There was this an another Otterbox (Defender I think it was) plus a few other brands. I liked this case the best for a couple different reasons. With past cases on different phones, there was no plug protection, meaning the charge and headphone jacks. This one has both. The other Otterbox I tested seemed to cover more of the edge of the phone. On the S8+, the display goes all the way to the edge, even curving around it a little bit. The Commuter case lets me see and more importantly use, the very edge of the display. The phone's buttons are all covered by the case. But they are raised for tactile feel, plus thin enough that the buttons are still easy to press, even holding the phone in one hand. One the back is a cutout for the camera, flash and fingerprint sensor. A nice touch is that it's still easy to use the sensor even if holding the phone in the left hand as the case slims down on the left side as it approaches the sensor. On the front side, the top and bottom of the case is raised to protect the screen, while the sides, as previously mentioned, are sloped away to let the full edge display be available. Overall, I'm pretty impressed with the case.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Waste of money/Faulty design

      Posted
      Wylie

      !!Personally would have rathered a more aethstically pleasing/cheap case over inadequate protection!! Commuter series does not provide sufficient protection for dropping. Dropped from 2 feet off a couch face down (flush too) on laminate and smashed front screen and it wrapped around all the way to the rear glass. Case was properly installed and did not fall into anything. 100 percent.. simple 2 foot drop flush on a flat surface and caused a crack from front screen all the way too rear glass.. Very dissapointed. Been purchasing and advocating for otter boxs for a decade. As far as the s8+ case goes... in my experience it was a waste of 50 dollars and provided sub par impact resistance. This fall should have been easily absorbed. With full understanding the curved s8+ is a difficult phone to protect. This specifc fall should have been easily absorbed. Extend lip a few mm to provide more clearance and decrease the overall flexibility of the hard case. Will prevent bending on face down falls.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        OtterBox Customer Support

        Hey Wylie,

        We're truly sorry to hear that your Galaxy S8+ suffered from a fatal fall while within the Commuter series. We put our cases through an extensive amount of testing to ensure maximum device protection, but unfortunately, every drop is subject to unique dynamics and angles, some of which are simply beyond our control. While our warranty does not extend to the screen of the Apple device itself, we would still like to set you up with a brand-new OtterBox to ease the sting, even if just a little. Please feel welcome to call our friendly Otters at 1-855-688-7269, and they'll get a warranty claim started for you right away!

        Sincerely,
        OtterBox Customer Service Team otterbox

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Tough case but needlessly slippery to hold on too!

      Posted
      bsjaxtime
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Fits my S8+ like a glove and seems pretty drop proof. It better be because the case material is a slippery hard plastic that makes one handed operation difficult and annoying. I would think that while protection is important in a case, prevention of the need of that protection should be the first priority. Also it is so obvious, I have to wonder if they use their own product? For the money there are just as good protective cases that you are far less likely to drop due to a poor grip. If you don't believe me please at least stick your phone it and give it a good feel first. I am sure the lack of texture is nice to not get it to snag in your pocket but personally I think that is the biggest issue with this case. I think a lanyard hole would be smart at the very least for those tricky pictures from high places or over water.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good prorection; muffles the speakerphone

      Posted
      VincentPaul
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      It's my wife's case. She likes the color. She hasn't dropped her phone for me to give any feedback on that kind of protection. I know OtterBox is a trusted brand. It seems like it has the same protection of other similar cases, which can usually be bought for less, since you aren't paying for the name. I do like how they have protection for the ports. That's a really good feature, because dust and water do not go well with electronics lol. What I really do not like is how my wife sounds when she calls me, while on speakerphone. It's muffly. She took off the case and it was super clear, so it wasn't a bad speakerphone; it was definitely the case. Most phones use both microphones (headset & spesker) for videos, so I'm sure it will affect the sound quality for videos. I am assuming, as we haven't really tested that. Hope this helps :)

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        OtterBox Customer Support

        Hey there VincentPaul,

        Sorry to hear that this Commuter series seems to be hindering your phone calls with your wife! This is certainly a curious situation, since typically OtterBox cases don't have any sort of negative effect on audio signal. To start, we would recommend re-installing the unit, since even the slightest adjustment in positioning can open up those sound channels. Additionally, we would suggest checking all of the device ports to make sure they are clear of all dirt and debris. If this doesn't fix the issue, please feel welcome to call our Otter detectives at 1-855-688-7269, and they'll gladly further investigate this for you!

        Sincerely,
        OtterBox Customer Service Team otterbox

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great protection in a compact case

      Posted
      Pedro
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Had this same model for my last Samsung Galaxy so it was an obvious choice for my S8+. The slim and somewhat smooth design is perfect for getting in and out of your pocket. There is more texture and rubbery grip to the sides and corners. I can't tell you how many times this case saved my old phone from drops around 3'-4'. There are cases that offer more protection but can feel chunky/blocky when handled during use. No belt clip holder but really not needed due to the slim form fitting design. And as always you have the awesome Otter Box warranty for placement if the case is damaged. I use a flexible peel n stick screen protector (easy to replace if damaged) for the screen so everything is covered. Not many colors to choose from but works very well with charging cord plugs and wireless charging.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very nice case

      Posted
      iNeedANameHere
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This case is amost completely perfect. I have never been a fan of OtterBox products because the Defender series have always been way too bulky and the Commuter series has always felt flimsy and cheap to me. So much so I reluctantly bought this case. But with this case my opinion has completly changed. A very solid build with incredible feel in the hands. The edges of the phone are protected which is a great thing for the S8 Plus but not so much so that the case is raised so high that the edges aren't easily useable. The only complaint I have is when resting the phone on smooth surfaces like a countertop the case likes to slide some. The phone being glass does this naturally without a case though so I won't deduct any stars there. In the hand though this case feels perfect and has a great design that makes it easy to hold. Wonderful! Will be buying again in the future with more colors.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great case but pricey

      Posted
      Dany345
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      First of all i have always been a fan of the commuter series because unlike the defender series it's less bulky but still offers good protection. I have used this series on different phones like the s7 and iphone 6s plus and it never failed me. I bought this case the day i got my Galaxy S8+ and have dropped it a couple of times on various surfaces like concrete and the store floor. At first i was worried to see a cracked screen but when i picked it up it was good as new. If i didn't have this case my phone would have been ruined. If you're looking for a heavy duty case that is guaranteed to protect your phone get the defender series. If you want a light weight slim case get the symmetry series. If you're looking for good protection but still slim get this case.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Otterbox is the way to go.

      Posted
      JimmyD
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I am so happy with this product. I am not one for the big luggy cases so this commuter case is perfect. One recommendation is if you get this case and use your S8+ with the DEX that you purchase a USB-C 3.1 Male To Female Extension Cable, Gen 2 (10Gbps) Devices; Pass Video, Data, Audio Through Male to Female USB C Wire Dock Connector Extender Extension Cord for USB Type-C Data Sync Cable. Not all Best Buys have the cable but if you do not have it you will hyperextend the DEX connection and it may break. Also the ZAGG - InvisibleShield HD Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy S8+ works best with this case in my opinion.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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