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OtterBox - Defender Series Case for Samsung Galaxy S8+ - Gray/blue-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 2600 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Provides protection without adding a lot of bulk

    Posted
    Angel
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    So while thinner than previous otterbox defender series, not sure I like that they did not include the built in screen protector in these defenders. Also, a magor issue I have is the hard case does not close all the way as does not "quite" fit the curved screen correctly, the rubber outside fixes this I hope. I guess I will know first time I drop it if it stays together or pops apart since bottom does not snap together

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Somewhat disappointed

    Posted
    Happyrock
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    I am an avid Otter box fan! I have had an Otterbox in every phone I have ever owned. It's a good investment for protection of an expensive phone. But....they get points deducted because someone thought that making them with out screen protectors would be a good thing. Imo, it's not! For the first time, I don't feel like my Otterbox is completely protecting my phone. I also feel that the price was too high for a product that, imo, is incomplete. You have to purchase a seperate screen protector now plus the otter box! That is a lot of $$$$$. I would recommend but with extreme caution and be ready to spend extra $$ for the case AND a seperate screen protector.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love It!

    Posted
    jenofcarolina
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    I won't buy a different case for my smartphones! I just recently had to get a new phone after having my old phone for years. It was also protected by an OtterBox. I upgraded to the Galaxy S8+ and with the OtterBox Defender. It is a very sturdy case, much more so than just the commuters etc of OtterBox. I love the color, aqua mint, and so far it's not showing dirty smudges! I would definitely recommend an OtterBox for those expensive cell phones. Now if the Zagg screen protector lived up to its reputation for the S8+, but the OtterBox in no way affects the ability of that screen protector, it just doesn't stick on its own. Would definitely repurchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Only one case to choose from

    Posted
    Dean
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    I was really disappointed that Otter box did away with the fully covered case. The sales person said they don't make them for the new phones. I will tell you that I have used their current version and have dropped my phone and to my surprise I have not cracked the screen. It does lip above the front glass enough so that the glass shouldn't touch an even ground if dropped. This is for the edge, I would recommend only because there is no other type of protection available as a full cover case from them, and let's face it, phones are expensive we all need some protection. They were highly recommended by the best buy sales person.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Otterbox is the jam

    Posted
    ladieraven
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    So we love the otterbox brand. We have always used it with our phones. This is a solid otterbox, however, what is keeping it from getting 5 stars you ask? This is a SCREENLESS case... so every other defender case we have EVER bought, had a screen protector built in, this one DOES NOT!!! So not only did we pay $53 for the case, we also had to purchase a stand along screen protector for a whopping 17.99. Generally I wouldn't complain, but I fully expected to pay the price tag for the case which included the screen protector, but not without! But other than that, the quality is there, the clip works great and my phone is protected, save the screen...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Trust worthy as usually

    Posted
    qquban
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    Nice and strong very sturdy is able to withstand a fall easyly on the downside the only thing i am not happy with this time around is that it does'nt have any screen protection since this phone is a galaxy 8 plus has the round edges but no thing to proctect the screen unless you buy some other screen protector which you might be running the risk that when you put it on the case itself will push it and it wont properly protect it.i relied on otter box for my phone's safety many times before but i think something should be done and added to protect the screen from any damage. Overall i would buy it againno questions asked.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok but probably not the best

    Posted
    PREMIERSILVERCARDMEMBER
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    It's an OtterBox which is a good thing it fits like a glove and protects most of the phone but it doesn't have or come with a screen protector which is what usually breaks more often. Also more of a phone issue but also the case because they are made for the phone, there is no camera/fingerprint scanner cut out for when the phone is in the holster which can make unlocking your phone more difficult in certain situations if you only use fingerprint or have to use it for one reason or another.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love otterbox but a little disappointed

    Posted
    SMM1
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    I'm giving this one 4 stars bc I'm disappointed that they have stopped producing the fully encased defender series. My old otterboxes saved many devices from many drops and slides! Love the new color selection! They are staying up with trends. I'm a little nervous should I accidently drop my new s8 plus bc this case does not feel as though it offers the same shock and drop protection as the earlier boxes. I have yet to drop it, however, once that unfortunate event occurs, I'm hoping that otter box pulls through. I might be adding the lifeproof to go with a full case on this one down the road.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Strong Protection

    Posted
    Pronto
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    I'm a big fan of Otterbox products and this one is no different. While not as sleek as the silicon based protective covers, Otterbox is more substantial and doesn't scratch the back of your device common with the silicon covers. Since the product is constructed from hard plastic, it will break from time to time but that's not a problem as the cases are guaranteed against breakage and the terrific customer service team will send out a replacement in a blink of an eye. Because of that hard shell, the product does a great job of protecting the device if dropped from a table or belt height.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Wow What happend OtterBox!

    Posted
    NJDRAGON2000
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    I am an avid buyer of OtterBox for all of my electronic devices for the past few years. But this was the first time I was extremely disappointed. The fact that this devise has no screen protector attached to the case. Best Buy’s description stated that it had a screen protector this was the main reason for the purchase. I am not sure who to blame. I ended up spending an extra $40.00 on a screen protector for my new Samson Galaxy S8 plus. This incident will not deter me from future purchases with OttterBox but I will definitely be second guessing the qualities of the merchandise.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      OtterBox Customer Support

      Hey there NJDRAGON2000,

      We deeply apologize about any miscommunication surrounding our screenless design for the Galaxy S8+ Defender! We sincerely feel that our customers will have the best interaction with the uniquely curved infinity display via either direct contact or use of the tempered glass screen protector, without the hindrance of anything built into the case itself. Should you run into any further OtterBox questions, please feel welcome to contact our wonderful Otters at 1-855-688-7269, and they'll be thrilled to help out.

      Best,
      OtterBox Customer Service Team otterbox

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Protects the phone but not the screen

    Posted
    Felicia
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    I bought this when I purchased my s8+. It works decent to protect the phone but otterbox did away with the plastic screen to protect the phone screen. I'm assuming due to the phone losing touch sensitivity with it having a curved screen. It protects the phones skeleton, but I've had to replace the screen protector on my phone 3 times now, because if you drop it on the screen in any way, shape, or form, the protector will break being as there is no longer a protective plastic face on the otterbox.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      OtterBox Customer Support

      Dear Felicia,

      We apologize that this Defender series doesn't seem to be checking all of your boxes so far! Are you, by any chance, using the case in conjunction with one of our Alpha Glass screen protectors? If you are, and they keep breaking, our Otter detectives would love to launch an investigation to see what's going on. Please don't hesitate to call them at 1-855-688-7269, and they'll be glad to further assist you with this!

      If you aren't using the Alpha Glass alongside the case, that would be our initial recommendation, since that screen protector is specifically designed to work seamlessly with the Defender. Feel free to check it out via the link below, and let us know if you have any additional questions!

      https://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?st=galaxy+s8%2B+alpha+glass&_dyncharset=UTF-8&id=pcat17071&type=page&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=&sp=&qp=&list=n&af=true&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960&keys=keys

      Sincerely,
      OtterBox Customer Service Team OtterBox

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    New case for new phone

    Posted
    sharkbait
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    My issue is lack of front screen protection of the galaxy edge phones. The purpose in which I desire a case is for full 100 % drop protection. My s6 edge case didn't provide this and this doesn't provide it for S8 plus. But then I have yet to find one that does. Over all the case looks sturdy enough take a drop on Edges and back with the 2 in one protection of hard inner case with Rubber surround. But if it falls on screen it is game over. Had to buy alternative screen protection. So I find these case rather expensive considering they do not have screen protection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Defender Case with no screen protector

    Posted
    TinoR
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    I purchased this item without the item having reviews. I've had an Otterbox Defender case on my phones since they came out, so I know how their quality was and what to expect. I was unaware the this Otterbox did not come with a screen protector as ever other Defender case has. Just be aware that this is a "screenless" series. That being said, it was not an issue for me since I take the screen protector off and apply a tempered glass one instead. The case seems like any other Defender case I've owned and can't wait to set my S8+ in there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love These Cases

    Posted
    Tasha
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    For years I have purchased these cases and the past couple phones that I have not purchased an otter box case for phones got dropped and broke. I am now back to purchasing the Defender series cases and will not go without one again. Was surprised when I seen they didn't have the screen protector like when I first started buying them so now I did have to buy a ZAGG screen protector. Will continue to buy these cases as long as they are on the market.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good solid holster case, a bit bulky

    Posted
    John
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    I like a holster style case, the otterbox seemed to be the best available choice, so I gave it a try. It's a good solid case, will provide good protection. I found that the setup instructions in the box were difficult to understand (just pictures, no text) - there are three pieces, two making a clamshell around the phone and a rubber gasket around the edge. It gives very good drop protection, but is a little clunky for the lean-and mean Galaxy S8+ phone. I might have traded some of the protection for a leaner case, if I had found one in the holster style.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, and not too bulky

    Posted
    RiddlerFoto
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    From first getting the phone to applying this, you'll feel so relieved that it won't feel like your brand new phone's going to fall right out of your hands anymore. I fully endorse & recommend Otterbox phone AND tablet cases. My only complaint with this series of cases they produced, is that they no longer come with those easy to apply screen protectors that they used to have. Granted, you had to clean them once in a while, but they were definitely a nice feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great case! Not great size!

    Posted
    PDXBEST503
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    The Otterbox defender series has always been my go to for all devices (as long as they make a case for the specific device) and my Galaxy S8+ was no different. The case is great at protecting against short falls, bumps and dings, though I'm still leary about 5-6ft drops (just the person I am). The one thing that always knocks a star off the item review-wise for me is that the cases to this day are still way too bulky. Carrying my 8+ around in an otterbox seriously makes people wonder if I'm carrying a brick around for the fun of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Outterbox no need

    Posted
    Mommaboys99
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    I've purchased outterbox for several years and recently they've change the layout on the defender. The purpose of the defender was the build in screen. The screen is no longer and the price is still the same. I had to purchase the glass screen for additional $40.00. However, they were able to price match. So imagine paying the full price for the otterbox $59.99+ 40 for a screen protector. The only reason I purchased it is because my husband is an mechanic and the hard surface can become a nightmare. Do not recommend... purchased for the Samsung S8+

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great case for impact protection

    Posted
    IIIxDoCxIII
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    Overall this is a great case, another quality product from Otter Box. Wish there were more color options, but that's to be expected when you're trying to buy a case on a phone's release date...I'm sure they'll have more options soon. Would also be nice if they weren't so insanely expensive. I understand it's a higher quality product compared to some other brands, but seriously...it's a tiny bit of plastic and some rubber, not a space shuttle component. But it works as advertised and hasn't failed me yet, so can't complain too much. Would buy again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Like it. But...

    Posted
    EMT24
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    I've always liked the OtterBox Defender series cases for the toughness and protection value. But I'm disappointed that they've not come up with a way to have the built in screen protectors with the new rounded edges of the newer Galaxy S series phones. I'd easily give this five stars if they'd come up with a design for that. When money is at a premium, who can afford to pay $60 for the case and an additional $30 - $50 for a decent screen protector that is barely compatible with the case?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      OtterBox Customer Support

      Hey EMT24,

      We're sorry to see that you're feeling let down by the screenless style of this Galaxy S8+ Defender series! We truly feel that customers will have the best interaction with their infinity display via direct contact, or through the use of a separately-applied tempered glass. If your Alpha Glass is not fitting well with the case, our Otter investigators would love to take a closer look, since the two products are specifically designed to work together seamlessly. Please feel free to give them a call at 1-855-688-7269, and they'll do their best to help out!

      Sincerely,
      OtterBox Customer Service Team otterbox