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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Got what I had hoped for

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    AustinDan
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    Needed a new phone since my OnePlus was dying. The OnePlus was recommended by a family techie as being technologically advanced, but ended up having some inconvenient quirks such as difficulties in downloading files to computers. This time, I decided to go with a Samsung Galaxy to stick with a common, well supported product. Couldn't really see $800 or more for a bloomin' phone, so I decided to try used/refurbished. Saw plenty of places out on Amazon, but the reviews commonly included issues around not being fully unlocked, early failures, or poor visual condition. I decided to compromise by getting a refurb from a major company that I've done plenty of business with and who has a physical presence with people I could go yell at if necessary. Yes I paid more, but I wasn't willing to risk a great deal of hassle for the $50 difference or whatever. Ordered the S8 from Bestbuy.com, it came a day earlier than expected, and looked new. The tech at T-Mobile had no problem bringing it up on their network and transferring the vast majority of my stuff over, and now any problems I have are user issues rather than the phone's. I'm pleased with the phone, and am convinced it was worth a few more dollars to go with Best Buy. A perfect experience. Sorry I can't comment more on the S8 itself. It's a phone! Nice large display, a good size for me, and it makes calls, gets on the network, and everything else that one acquires a phone to do. :-)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best S8 Cases

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    Mike
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    Otterbox has been a standard in rugged cases for years. This has enough rubber to be grippy and absorb impacts better than many newer "off brand" knock offs. Otterbox is no longer the only quality case on the market but they still make a better product than most of their competitors, and when it's on sale the price is often the same. This iteration does not have a built in screen protector, and that is probably fine. I am one of the people who removed the screen protector from Otterbox Defender cases because they suck compared to glass or even most plastic stand alone covers. The case is as thin as it can be and still offer protection. I wouldn't mind if the sides were raised a bit to offer protection for the screen face, but that would limit screen edge functionality. The holster is not super on this defender case, it seems too easy to for the phone to pop out and I don't trust it. Buy I rarely used the holster anyway. I paid a little more than twenty bucks for this case which is a great deal. Full retail is too much and I wouldn't pay more than thirty for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent option for S8 un-friendly environments

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    BinaryE
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    This is my second Otter Box. I have used the first with my Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx for four years without any issues. Otter Box has made several nice improvements in this iteration. This is a well-engineered product. I use this case for recreational (cycling) activities to guard against phone damage from road accidents, i.e., crashes and falls. It’s very easy to insert and remove the S8. The case features dedicated insert/remove tabs which minimizes finger strain. This is much appreciated given that I only use this case for recreation and insert/remove my phone several times a week. The flexible ‘rubber’ outer guard keeps out dirt, grime, and liquids while providing responsive access to the S8 buttons. Strangely enough, the case provides pretty good access to the ‘edges’ as well. And finally, the feature that closes the deal for me is the non-contact protective screen cover. On a minor note, I appreciate the non-destructive packaging. The packaging/box is a nice option for storing the case when not in use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tough enough for construction jobsites

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    DirtRoadRick
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    I work in construction and have bumped, banged, and dropped my S8 in this case into everything from concrete to puddles- a time or two 8-10ft off a ladder. Never have I had an issue. The rubber on my case may not be unscathed, but it's still in good shape and the plastic is like new. My phone however, aside from a little dust that manages to sneak in, is like new even after 6 months of torture on jobsites and everyday use. I will be adding a screen protector shortly as that is the only part of my device I feel prone to damage- either a scratch or direct impact to the screen face. I've had an OtterBox on a few phones in the the past, but after getting water or dust/dirt behind the built-in, I have come to prefer the case without and to add my own directly to the screen. Also, I use my case with a vent mounted magnetic phone holder in my truck without issue. I taped the metal piece inside the rubber on the back.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'd buy it again

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    soundspinner
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    First off, the case texture is like spongy rubber, so if it fell it would have some give which will help absorb shock and hopefully prevent breakage. The Galaxy S8 is such a slick phone that the tackiness of the rubber helps keep it from slipping off surfaces and helps it stand up for viewing. It says it has a kickstand on it for watching videos etc., but that is only on the back of the case. See, it is two pieces, one piece clips on your belt (and the kickstand is the clip) and the other piece is the protective case that surrounds the phone; that is what fits into the belt clip case. The piece surrounding the phone is very snug and tight fitting. It's easy to plug in your power cord and it doesn't muffle the speaker at all. It takes a bit of pressure to turn on the phone, but the buttons are protected by the case. Overall a very good case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Slimmer Otterbox Defender Still works

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    KOinMT
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    I have used the Otterbox Defender for several phones over the last few years, and I have always been very happy with the protection given by the product. The newest version (Aug 2017) for a Samsung Galaxy S8 was much slimmer in design than previous versions I have had. I was concerned that it wouldn't provide the same protection but in many ways, it still does. As others have stated, it no longer comes with a separate glass protection layer, so I bought something else for that. It has sturdy flaps that cover the holes for the power cord and earphones. I have had some people state that they couldn't hear me very well when I have my phone on speaker phone, but I am not sure whether it is the phone, the case, or the connection. I am somewhat klutzy, and feel confident that the OtterBox Defender will do a great job of protecting my phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Otterbox - Defender

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    SWASuperDisp
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    Yes, I spent a lot of money for my phone and want the best protection. I feel like the Otterbox gives me that. The Defender is nice cause of the belt hook separate part. I can use it to just hook the phone, turn it around for extra protection. And it will hook to my pants, phone anywhere. I don't use the connection to my pants often since as a girl, I have a couple of curves in my waist area and the Samsung GS8 is a little large. Hooked to my purse gives me extra security. The color is great. I had bought the blue which is also nice, but decided I like the pink. I have dropped my phone a couple of times, but a hard fall on concrete yet. So far so good. If you want protection. This case is the one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Protection

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    MrKW
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    We gave a Galaxy S8 to our son for Christmas and purchased the Otterbox Defender case for it. We use the same cases on our own phones and have had good luck with them, so did the same for the gift phone. Read the description carefully, this case does NOT include any type of screen protection. We have found that it works well with our screen protectors (not thick glass ones). I'm not hard on my phone, but I do bump it around from time to time and have had no issues with the Otterbox case. It is decent looking (mine is black, my wife's is purple, it slides in and out of my pocket easily while still adding security to the grip. (The S8, while good looking, is almost slippery without a case.) I would (and did) buy again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Otter box still the best

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    INDIANA
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    Read the reviews on the Otter Box and like other reviewers, was disappointed that it does not have an all enclosed case as had been available for prior Samsung Galaxy phones. However, I can see how the curved screen on the Samsung S8 prohibits the ability to provide a screen cover that would be effective. Taking that into consideration, the Otter Box Defender provides a solid, reinforced back and sides which aren't found on other cases. The reinforced sides also allow the belt clip holder to catch in the notch built into the Otter Box side so that the clip catches the case, not the side edge of the screen as was apparent on other brands with belt clips. Highly recommend the Otter Box Defender for the Samsung Galaxy S8.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great solid protection for the S8

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    DaveATX
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    Bought this to go with a new S8 purchased at Best Buy. I have owned other Otterbox cases. This case is way less bulky that the Otterbox Defender case I had on my Galaxy S5. Since I carry my phone in my front pocket and the S8 is long and thin, I wanted a case that had a solid back to protect it from bending when I bent over or got in a car, etc. while the phone was in my pocket. This case is easy to grip and hold on to even with wet hands, There is no screen protector built in, but the S8 has the latest Gorilla Glass 5. Haven't dropped it yet, but I am sure that it is well protected with this case. The back of the case is set up so that your finger will hit the fingerprint sensor without looking.or touching the camera lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phones

    Posted
    James
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    We recently bought 3 Samsung Galaxy S8 phones on sale and are very happy with our purchase and with the help we received in the store. They perform well. Sizewise, they fit easily in a pocket or purse. The battery charges within an hour or so, and holds a charge well compared to my old phone. I like the battery use conservation features on the phone which seem to make a difference in how long I can go between charges. The color and photo quality are great and the phone is easy to use, even for the seniors in our household. Tom was helpful and patient while trouble-shooting some software issues, transferring files, and getting things set up to our liking.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Who cares if screen protector isn't included?

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    Kevin
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    Had my s4 for four years, had the same otterbox on it the entire time and when I finally took the case off, the phone still looked brand new. When it was finally time to get a new phone, I was quite disappointed that because of the s8's new edgeless screen that there would be no screen protection included with the s8 version of the defender. Ya know what? It was the right move. I paired this case with a Zagg Invisishield and it looks so much better than the old s4 case, with comparable protection. And now that you can get this case for $23, and the invisishield for $25, it's roughly the same amount I paid for the old otterbox with a screen protector. I'm happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    OtterBox the protector....

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    BigC
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    I was skeptical about putting this on our new S8 Galaxy phones. If you keep the clip/cover on it is a really good case. Very slim and easy to hold too. Without the case, a fall in the gravel might be fatal. I dropped mine on concrete and it just bounced like an OtterBox should. The ends are actually raised to provide a "stand off" from the glass when the phone is face down. The wife tried a Speck case (it was pretty) but switched to this after nearly shattering her phone. It doesn't have the plastic screen protector like the previous cases due to the curved glass. It has saved both of our phones from two falls. Thanks Otters!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Decision well made!

    Posted
    JudyQ
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    I have had OtterBox Defender phone cases for two other phones. I did read all the negative reviews of not having a screen protector on this newer model.However, I purchased it based on some positive reviews. Not disappointed! It is MUCH slimmer in depth than previous models. IF i would drop it face down, I am confident that the rubber around the face of the phone would hit the floor, but not the screen and that the rubber case would hold it securely without falling out. I am careful about placing it in my purse or other compartment where it would not scratch, as well. Don't think I'll invest in the additional glass screen protector.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Otterbox

    Posted
    KNOXWIGGY
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    I used an Otterbox with the S7. That phone had a flat front screen. I was always calm even when I dropped it because I knew it was surrounded by the Otterbox. This S8 has a curved screen & I was freaked out. "WHAT IF I CAN'T BUY AN OTTERBOX FOR IT?" But I was relieved when I seen an Otterbox 4 this S8. Although this 1 doesn't completely cover the entire phone, I was reassured by a tech professional. Apparently the tests run on the screen of this phone more than sufficiently demonstrated the durability of this phone's screen. So I've enjoyed this Otterbox as much as the last!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good protection

    Posted
    monty505
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    I have tried many cases for different phones but I prefer the protection of OtterBox. My only complaint is there isn't the amount of front protection that there was on older models. This doesn't have the plastic screen cover that the old ones had, but it is definitely better than nothing and better than cheaper cases. I have dropped my phone several times and there was no damage to the phone or case. It adds quite a bit of bulk to the phone, though and is a bit pricey.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Overall great experience

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    Austin101280
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    Amazon had this case for half the price. Best buy price matched them! Was expecting this case to be thicker than it was. However, it did not add more bulk to my phone. I found myself using the belt clip more often than not. When I pull this phone out of my pocket, wether it's with basketball shorts, jeans, swim shorts etc, my pocket tends to come with the phone because of the case. Not a deal breaker, just a little annoying. Not sure how drop protection is because I'm not going to drop my phone in hopes it doesn't crack on purpose, but with how hefty this case is, I think it will be very good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Satisfied again

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    GrumpyG
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    I purchased the Otter Box Defender for my previous Galaxy S5 and after more than three years removed it. Phone was in pristine condition. I foolishly left it off for a couple weeks when I decided to explore trading up. Within those couple weeks, I realized just how much my phone had been protected. several dings around the bezel convinced me to invest in Otter Box again when I purchased my new Galaxy S8. Totally satisfied with this Defender. It's a bit smaller that the S5, but seems every bit as protective and I will not leave home without it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent phone protection!

    Posted
    Steve
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    I've been a loyal Otterbox customer for many years. I always have 5 smart phones on my account (2 adults, 3 children). To date, I've never had a damaged smart phone while it was encased with an Otterbox product. I have replaced 2 screens due to my children talking me into buying the cheaper "fun" colorful looking cases. After going through the expense of screen replcements, I now INSIST all phones come with Otterbox protection. With the cost of cellular phones constantly rising, I rest a little easier knowing that all 5 phones are being protected by Otterbox!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great case

    Posted
    SteveW

    My Galaxy S8 is a nice phone but the polished edges on this very thin phone make it hard for my hands to securely grip it. I always felt like I was on the verge of dropping the phone. The Otterbox Defender case provides me with the perfect amount of grip on the phone, is very well made, and fits perfectly over the phone. The lack of a screen protector bothers some reviewers but the top and bottom edges of the case are slightly thicker so that if the phone lands face down on the ground the glass most likely won't get scratched. I don't see myself using the holster, though.

    I would recommend this to a friend