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OtterBox - Defender Series Case for Samsung Galaxy S7 Cell Phones - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 4028 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Armor for you Phone!

    Posted
    Fatherof2
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    So I just spent lots of $$$$$$$$ on a cell phone, so why would I leave it out for my nimble hands to hopefully not drop. I'm usually pretty carefull carrying my phone, but....I have had some drops with absolutely no damage to the phone. It's like buying a new car and not carrying insurance....INSANE. Buy this now as cheaper than insurance. I've had the Defender Series case for every cell phone I've had since starting using a cell phone, and never once, had a cell phone issue! ThanX for Quality Products!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Case

    Posted
    Lvl40Hunter
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    This case fit over my new S7 very well. The rubber/gel outer shell covers the plastic shell very tightly, so plan on using some force to get it to fit onto it. This makes the buttons a little harder to push as the rubber is very taught. This is not a LifeCase, so there are openings at the speakers and microphone on the bottom. The screen protector works pretty well, there is a small gap though. I have already seen where the protector sticks to the screen, but the rest doesn't on occasion. This isn't a huge deal for me. The front is a teal/blue color. I didn't know this until I actually pulled the case out of the box in the store.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Protection

    Posted
    Azchevycamarogirl
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    We bought 4 new phones and had a total of 4 OtterBox cases in hand at check out. The sales guy at Best Buy told us that we wanted to get the Invisible Shield Glass covers and different cases for our phones for the best protection possible. We decided to get two OtterBox Defender cases and try two of the highly recommended cases with covers to try. Needless to say both the glass Lifetime warranty coverage scam products have needed to be replaced already. Not happy at all with them. I highly recommend the OtterBox Defender. They have held up every time for my teens and they are rough on phones. Learn from my mistakes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ultra Protective

    Posted
    lovesuperheros
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    When I upgraded from a Samsung Galaxy S4 to an S7, I didn't let it leave my house without protecting it with a new case. I had a LifeProof on my last phone, but I liked the rubbery all-around grip material that my son's Otter Box Defender case provided. I was thinking about the Otter Box Commuter, but went with the more protective Defender after reading reviews. Either would probably protect against drops, but having already dropped my new phone, I feel that "more" is better than "should have". Got pink for a girly look. Like the feel of the case, too. Price matching made it an easy decision to buy at Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Going Back

    Posted
    Robert
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    I have used many Otterbox cases on previous phones, including the Defender Series, and have always been happy with them. That was not the "case" with this one. LOL. (Couldn't resist) I do not care for the built-in screen protector as I have been fighting with dust and debris getting caught in-between the case's screen protector and the screen of the phone. The main issue is that it is nigh on impossible to get the swipe down menu from the top of the phone to work. The case covers up just enough of the screen that it makes checking your notifications a real chore. I will be returning this case and trying something else.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      OtterBox Customer Support

      Hi Robert,

      We are sorry that this Defender is hindering your touchscreen interaction. We fully understand why this would be disappointing and if you still have the case we will be happy to assist with this unusual dilemma. Feel free to give our friendly Otters a call at 1-855-688-7269, and we will get a warranty replacement lined up in practically no time at all!

      Sincerely,
      OtterBox Customer Service Team otterbox

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Otter always protects but this one has an issue

    Posted
    Soflomom
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    I don't even leave the store with a new phone if it's not in an Otter case. They maybe a little bulky, but I want something that can protect my phone and has a screen protector included (one that can be removed and cleaned under if needed). I also was a belt clip to use at work, even if I'm wearing a skirt. Otter delivers that. However, the Samsung S7 comes with a nifty little USB to micro USB adapter, but the Otter cover for the micro USB port isn't wide enough to allow you to plug it in. You have to remove the cover if you want to connect your phone to peripherals that have full size USB connections. It a hassle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Protector

    Posted
    Chuy
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    My OtterBox for my Galaxy phone works great it's so rough and rugged and it makes me feel secure but having this to protect my very expensive cell phone I should have got this before when I first got my cell phone because I bought just to cover from my phone provider and I dropped my phone in my screen head cracked but I got it repaired and now I have my otter protector to protect my expensive phone and I'm happy with it the only thing that I wish it had was a little kickstand so I can watch my movies on the counter so instead of Leaning that up against something so that I can see it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Otterbox needs to redesign this case

    Posted
    cakegirl14
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    I do not recommend this case, you would be better off to buy a Life Proof case for this phone. I have purchased Otterboxes before and been happy with them. However, this case has a design flaw. The opening on case around the camera lens and flash is not designed properly and does NOT protect the phone in this area. Around a month after purchasing new phone and case, I realized that something had hit it in that area, and shattered the back of my new phone. So, now after paying for a new phone, I have to pay to get a replacement phone(which is not a new phone). GGRRRR, I will not purchase another Otterbox.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good case for my Samsung S7.

    Posted
    Vonwhodey

    I have always wanted to own an Otterbox so when this one was sale, I headed to my local Best Buy. Quality is excellent and provides good protection for my S7. I removed the screen protector and the coverings for the headphone and charge ports. The screen was experiencing sensitivity issues and the two ports were always sticking out, which I did not like. The holster is well made and the phone snaps in without a problem. Overall, a good buy and I would recommend this case to anyone wanting great protection for your Samsung S7.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fair but not as good as previous models.

    Posted
    Compooter
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    Multiple Otterboxes in the family - love em - last well - unfortunately the screen protector on this one does not lay flat - its wobbly and seperated from the phone touch screen in areas making it impossible to operate phone with a light touch - initially returned the first one for the same problem - second one developed shortly after return period expired - it will still protect the screen, but its frustrating to pay so much for an item, relying on past quality, then have this happen - might just be bad luck to get two in a row - I would still investigate buying Otterbox again, but I will be wary.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      OtterBox Customer Support

      Hi Compooter,

      Thanks for being a fan of our cases! We are sorry that you are having a bit of bad luck with the screen protector on the Defender case for you Galaxy S7. We completely get why this is disappointing and we absolutely want to rectify this unusual dilemma. Please give our friendly Otters a call at 1-855-688-7269, and we will be more than happy to get a new warranty replacement arranged in practically no time at all!

      Best,
      OtterBox Customer Service Team otterbox

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect fit for my new S7

    Posted
    Gary
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    I read many reviews that this is a poor fit due to the slight bevel on the S7 screen but went ahead and tried it since I had one on my S4. At $27.99 it was a no brainer. It is a perfect fit and conforms perfect to the slight bevel on the screen. Highly responsive and perfect fit. I keep my S7 in my front pocket so won't get much use out of the belt holster but it will see occasional use. My S4 Defender case developed dull areas on the screen protector after years of use and Otter-Box replaced it at no charge. They are an excellent company that stands behind their product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Durable case

    Posted
    Foreal
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Otterbox cases are what they are...durable, but not really shock resistant. It will definitely protect the phone, but I wouldn't drop it too hard. I really prefer Griffin survivor all terrain cases but they didn't make them for the s7 yet. I sort of bought this out of necessity but looking back on it, I think I'm crazy for spending this much. In this case, not a bad case by all means, but you are paying for the name...really. check out the Griffin cases. I dropped my s5 with that case more times then I like to admit and not a problem. This otterbox I don't think it would absorb any impact very well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works fine for my needs

    Posted
    Chris
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    I had gotten the otterbox case for my new phone. I needed something durable cause my line of work is in a dusty environment. This case has vital port plugs to help protect them and that's just what I needed. Kind of wish that the hole for the button at the bottom of the phone had the plastic screen protector over the opening but no big deal, I just took some scotch tape and taped over the hole on the inside and out side of the screen protector and vualla, extra dust protection for the little button.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Otterbox Defender

    Posted
    JC3539
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    I usually get the Otterbox Commuter, but this time I got the defender and I love it! I feel even more protected than ever with the extra screen protector in the front. The screen protector takes a little getting used to when you have never had any other protector over your screen besides the typical glass or plastic that you can stick to it. You can still have that under the screen protector the defender offers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not a bad case

    Posted
    llco
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    I bought this OtterBox for myself, & I expected a lot more. When looking to purchase a case, I was told by other friend to get an OtterBox. When I went to Best Buy, I specifically asked if OtterBox was the only case to come with built in screen protector. I was told yes & happily bought two. One for me, one a gift. Come to find out, not true. Griffin makes a case with screeen saver built in, plus it's COMPLETELY sealed! All ports are protected from dust, etc. Not so with defender. Disappointed by the false info. Good, but, could have been everything I was told it was.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Strong case, bit clunky

    Posted
    NCSHOPPER
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    Good strong case and I see it protecting my phone for a very long time. Only issue is that I like to keep my phone in my pocket but this case makes it very large. And I've never dropped my phone until I got this case and that was due to it grabbing onto the side of my pocket (sides grip very well!) as I was getting it out; dropped it! It did protect it, but I find irony in that! Overall I'm satisfied but not sure I needed all that protection and perhaps a smoother case would allow in and out of pockets or places like that much easier. Overall happy though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superb device protection.

    Posted
    Baggermic
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    I had one of these cases for my S6 and provided ultimate protection for the phone. Through drops, scrapes and scratches the case protected the phone every time. Even though the case is not water proof, because of how snug the case fits to the phone, it did protect the phone from getting soaked during a quick dip in the pool one time. So it was automatic that when I acquired the S7 that I purchase a defender case for it. The only con is how far off the hip the phone and holster sits, it seems to catch on things as I walk by, I guess the price you pay for 360 degrees of protection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good product, good deal

    Posted
    sarahg
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    Otterbox Defender just can't be beat. My daughter called me once to tell me that she'd left her phone on top of the car and drove off and it went flying - she was calling me on the phone that flew off the car, because the Otterbox protected it even from coming off the roof at 45 miles an hour. They aren't gorgeous - it sure would be great if Otterbox would make a bunch of cool colors and patterns. But I just bought the basic black Defender cover for a Galaxy S7 for only $25, so it's hard to complain. Great price on a really great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Broke and replaced

    Posted
    Tyler651
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    This is my first case with otter box. Previously had life proof cases which I feel are more durable and protect the device better. Being this was on sale I went with this option for 40$ cheaper. Ended up breaking my phone while it was in the otterbox. My phone was on my desk and a coffee cup that was decoration fell on and cracked the screen. The case broke, submitted online review and paid the shipping for free replacement. For the discounted price, I would recommend this product. For the higher price and more durable option, I'd go with life proof.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Phone Protection Primary Emphasis

    Posted
    Ricardo
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    After making the investment in a new Galaxy S7, I wanted to make sure it was protected from an accidental drop. If your primary desire is to protect your phone & you are not too concerned about how easily the phone slips in/out of your pocket, the OtterBox Defender is your case. The phone will not slip in your hand with this case. The buttons function well & the phone's USB/charging & headphone ports are easily accessible, while keeping the dust away. The screen protector is acceptable, but at this price range, I'd expect glass. Hope this helps!

    I would recommend this to a friend