OtterBox - Defender Series Case for Samsung Galaxy Note8 - Beige/Blue

Safeguard your Samsung Galaxy Note8 with this OtterBox case. Its small covers prevent dust and dirt from entering the charging port and audio jacks, and the handy belt clip can be used as a kickstand for watching videos in landscape orientation. This OtterBox case accommodates your device's curved screen for maximum visibility of the touch screen.
$59.99

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    • OtterBox Defender Series Case for Samsung Galaxy Note8

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1269 out of 1341)

    Features


    Designed for use with Samsung Galaxy Note8 cell phones

    For a precise fit.

    Polycarbonate shell and synthetic rubber slipcover

    For stylish looks and durability.

    Rugged design

    Resists shocks and drops even when you're on an industrial site.

    Included holster

    Offers simple, comfortable carrying.


    Customer rating

    4.6
    95%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Comfortable fit with no downsides.

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

      As far as I can tell, from my current usage, the only downside I've seen from this case is that, in addition to the already fairly large size of the Galaxy S8 Note, it will fit snuggly into most pockets, but if you like tight-fitting clothing, then it's probably not for you. However, a few things I can say is that the design on the case is spectacular, as it helps to make sure the screen of the phone does not touch most surfaces at most angles, unless you set the phone down on a corner (why would you do that?). Also, the button coverings for the volume, screen on/off, camera, and all ports, including the area where the stylus is installed, everything functional and does not press against buttons when you don't want it to, meaning it's not to tight, and the amount of access to the area where the stylus is installed is very generous and makes me want to use the stylus more because it's not hard to get to the stylus and it doesn't really block it in any way, and it has a stylus frame around that area in a way. As far as the durability of the whole case and how much it can take, I haven't thrown my 1k phone against a wall, so I wouldn't know its limits, but I know it minimizes a lot of stress to the phone, and can take a lot of stress and impact without damaging to the phone and screen considering its materials and how strong it feels in my hand. Plus, I'm pretty sure I hit my hand on my phone the other day somehow on the case area, and it really freaking hurt lol. Which means, my hand didn't do a darn thing to my phone, but the case kicked my face in lol. Also, it just looks really slick, and with a screen protector your phone is about as protected as its gonna get.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Phone does not stay in holster

      Posted
      td2312
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I've had many OtterBox Defenders over the years on several different phones. I bought one for my new unlocked Galaxy Note 8. This Defender does not "snap" into the belt holster like the ones I've had in the past. OtterBox is aware of this and their recommendation is to "put the phone in the holster with the screen facing out. This orientation seems to fit much better" What?? how is this providing maximum protection for my phone? While I was at work, my phone fell out of the holster and by the time I realized this, some fine upstanding citizen had picked it up and when I logged into my Samsung account, my phone was 8 miles away. After spending another $1300 to replace everything I lost, including another OtterBox Defender, another unlocked Note 8, Zagg Invisishield glass screen protector, micro SD card, insurance and taxes, this one has the exact same issue. It will be returned. By now most people are aware that these phone cases do not include a built in screen protector due to the curved glass on the screen, but I thought I would bring that up too, considering the fact these cases still are $50.00. Same money for a lessor product and poor fitment. Do yourself a favor and find a different case for your new phone.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        OtterBox Customer Support

        Hey there td2312,

        We're truly sorry to hear that your experience with the Galaxy Note 8 wasn't quite up to typical OtterBox standards. We appreciate your feedback, and we're always looking for ways to improve the Otter experience, so we'll definitely pass your comments along to our product design team for future consideration. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to call our friendly representatives at 1-855-688-7269, and they'll be glad to further assist you!

        Sincerely,
        OtterBox Customer Service Team otterbox

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Sturdy protective case

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

      From the unpacking, you can see the quality of the product. Is a sturdy case that enables 3 layers of shields that truly protect your phone. Before me, a customer in a Best Buy store just aquired one; he put his cell phone inside the case, throw it in the air and let it slam on the store floor to see, "If it really works". A truly brave proof but it worked; nothing happened to his new Galaxy Note 8. There are a few disadvantages, though: - Doesn't have the built in screen protector. You have to purchase one. Otter recommends the Alpha Glass, which will pair perfectly with your Defender. Problem solved. - Doesn't let you charge your phone on the wireless charging pad, but, Otter Customer Service says that, "the Defender is compatible with all Samsung wireless charging stands that are in the flat configuration. As long as they are horizontal, the case should not hinder the wireless charging feature in any way". Problem solved. - In order to plug the wired charger and or your earphones, you have to lift a little flap at the lower bottom of the frame. Nothing bad with it, with the exception of loosen it up to the point that may be detached. I am planning to make use of the warranty in this happens. Problem solved. - Removing the case is a bit of a pain in the butt. If it is a bit, I would consider it, problem solved. After conidering all this, I decided to buy it, beacuse you are taking a $1000 device with you everywhere and has to be protected. This is what the Defender does; and does it very well.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Note 8 Defender better than Note 5 version

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

      Sturdier, much better case material than the Note 5 Defender version, which stretched out. Texture makes it easy to hold. The case has 3 pieces that connect and I can feel and hear creaking when I hold it. Its pretty slim. The top and bottom are cleverly raised to allow the sides to be lower to use the curved screen, but still protect the screen from direct contact if the phone drops. I'm a little worried about the grip of the holster not being tight enough on the phone or belt clip, especially with the tall height of the phone. I still think it's one of the better cases out there, especially if a holster is needed. I also like the Supcase Unicorn Beetle Cases with Holster, but haven't tried one out on this phone as of yet. For the Note 5, it wore better than my husband's Defender case and still looks brand new after 2 years. I'm pretty happy with this case on the Note 8 overall and would highly recommend it. I don't think it will have the stretching issue that my husband's Note 5 Defender case did. I really love the texture, which helps me to firmly grip it, so may like it more than my prior Note 5 Supcase because of that and stick with it for the Note 8. By the way, despite the wear issue, my husband still loved his Note 5 Defender.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Nice case by Otterbox

      Posted
      Maineiac1969
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Nice case. It's nice to have a case that isn't bulky like a lot of the Otterbox products and it also comes with a belt clip. In the past Otterbox cases that came with a belt clip were bulky. A little concerned about the fact that it has less side protection but I understand why because of the need to access the curved screen option on the phone. I would definitely recommend getting a curved glass screen protector for the phone because of the lower amount of side protection. Lastly seeing as how these phones are water resistant I don't understand the need for the covers over the charging and headphone ports other than to keep out dust. I find it is a bit awkward and annoying trying to access these ports but it isn't a deal breaker. Worst comes to worst I can cut the covers off to make it easier to access them like on many other cases on the market. That being said most of those cases don't offer a belt clip. Lastly I like the fact that the belt clip can be used as a stand for the phone. I would definitely purchase it again.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best overall protection

      Posted
      WildWolf
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      The case isn't too bulky considering what it does, and it has VERY good protection all around the phone with a raised front to prevent facedown fall damage. However, this Defender case, unlike the versions before it, does not have a shield in front to protect the screen. This is due to the sides on the phone screen having their natural "curve" design, and thus does not come with that usual shield that the others used to have. So instead you will need to opt for a separate "ZAGG" type screen shield instead. Still, this case gives you the best overall coverage you can get for this phone (I won't say it's the only one), but it's Otter Box quality, and it even comes with a holster clip that can double as a phone stand. Yes the clip does turn, but it is very hard (at least mine was), but as long as you turn it the correct way, don't be afraid, turn it!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Should have bought this first

      Posted
      RetiredCoastie1454
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      I just upgrade from a Note5 to the Note8. I had an Otter Box with the Note5. When turning in the 5 the sales rep mention how good shape it was in. That was due to living its life in the Otter Box. I bought a less expensive case for the 8. It wasn't comfortable; it took two hands to get it out of the holder; part of the clip broke off in less than a month. I appreciated the fact I could remove the 5 from the holder with one hand. Missed that feature. Reviewers have complained this case does not have a protective screen built-in. I believe that it might be due to the curve of the screen. I don't find this to be a problem. This case gives easier access to the pen. The covers to the earphone jack and USB-c jack are a bit hard to open, however, I think they will loosen over time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      well built, but broke soon, good service.

      Posted
      Betrbrkr
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      I've had cell phones since they first came with a shoulder bag. normally use a belt holster. My last holster failed, started putting phone in pocket, lasted about 10 weeks. New phone, so I tried the Otter Box. The Best Buy salesman installed it, looked a little difficult, really not, do not be intimidated. If it is going to stay on, it has to be tough to put on. I put it horizontal on my belt. I'm in and out of the car many times a day, and after 2 weeks, the back piece broke,I caught it on car seat side,or should have mounted vertical. called OtterBox, and they sent me a new one. I suspect the next will someday break. I think I will by another, so I have 2. I feel it really protects my phone, If I have 2, I'll have a spare while they send a replacement!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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