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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 2616 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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  • 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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    Posted
    ValleyRancher
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    The case works well, however does not protect the screen face. This has not been a problem for me so far. Only downside I have with this purchase is - the Best Buy store had only a few options for my cell phone Samsung 8+. Did not appear to be stocked on the shelves. When I asked an associate for help- he simply waved to the area I was looking and told me "This is all we have - take a look" then he walked off The case is fine - The store's Service - Not so Much....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice fitting case

    Posted
    Hodge
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    This version of the defender case for the Samsung Galaxy S8+ does not come with a plastic shield. I had removed my shields before and used glass protectors on my phones. One thing I'm not sure about with this case (and other 8+ cases) is that the since the phone is curved and has the display all the way to the edge, it looks like if the phone were dropped and landed on the front edge on something it might could get damaged. Time will tell. Other than that, it looks to be a well built case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Otterbox Cell Phone Protective Case

    Posted
    Mann
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    PURCHASE OTTERBOX CASE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER HAD MANY CELL PHONES IN THE PAST BUT THE CASES JUST DIDN'T HOLD UP UNTIL I DECIDED TO GET A NEW PHONE AND GO WITH THE OTTERBOX CASE WELL I MANAGED TO PUT IT TO THE TEST I ACCIDENTALLY DROPPED MY NEW PHONE BUT IT HAD THE CASE ON IT NEVER DONE THAT BEFORE I WAS SCARED TO PICK IT UP OFF THE FLOOR WITH THE FEAR THAT IT WOULD BE CRACKED I PICK UP THE PHONE AND TOOK THE CASE OFF AND WAS AMAZED NO SCRATCH NO CRACK NOTHING I CAN SAY OTTERBOX SAVED MY PHONE....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Made well

    Posted
    Callunatic
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    I had the defender case for my previous phone that was the Galaxy S5. My S5 still looks brand new after three years old. This case for the Galaxy S8+ is a thinner case. It fits well and is quality made. The only thing I am leery about is that there is no screen protector. This seems to be because of the edge design of the screen. I decided to add the Zagg invisible shield screen protector for that reason. This adds to the cost for the protection to just about one hundred dollars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Otterbox

    Posted
    Mariana
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    I bought this otterbox defender series case for myself. I really like the gray with the turquoise color. I’m have gotten several compliments. It’s lightweight and slim. Which is great. Also protects from scatches and drops. I will be going back to look for pink in black. And an orange one for my daughter. It’s also great if you spend most of your time outdoors. It’s shock resistant which it is a must for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works really well.

    Posted
    bobc
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    This is my third Otterbox, so I'm familiar with their quality. I have not dropped my Galaxy S8+ yet, but I dropped my Galaxy S4 several times from at least waist high and never had any damage. So, I assume that the current model will provide the same protection. The reason for the one star demotion is that this one did not come with a screen protector, unlike my previous two. I understand that the curved screen is the problem, but other companies have solved the problem, so why can't Otterbox?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellant case

    Posted
    LemonJuice
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    I bought the more expensive version with the belt clip because it had a rubber case surrounding the phone. I would never use the belt clip. I am too clumsy and would surely knock it off. The case is an excellent fit and feels very secure in the hands. Excellent quality. No access to SD card with case in place. Also, using the adapter for Samsung Smart Switch that comes with phone requires being out of the case but that is just a one time deal anyway. Overall case is excellent protection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Otterbox did it again!

    Posted
    Teknosha
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    I've had an Otterbox on the past 3 phones that I've owned, and the S8+ was definitely no different. I was very skeptical when I saw that this case did not have the build in screen protector, but once I installed the phone in the case, those worries lifted right away. (I also purchased a liquid ID screen protector just to protect against scratches). The case is slim and fits well in my pocket. The belt clip doubles as a stand to watch video on the phone. Overall, very happy with my purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Protection

    Posted
    JohnM8451
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    This is my second Otter Box. I bought this because I was very impressed with the protection provided by the first one. I dropped the phone several times on hard surfaces with no damage to the phone. This version does not have a screen protector. I recommend one to protect the screen from horizontal blows. I very much like the belt clip. Very secure, yet easy to access the phone. It can be adjusted to any position from perfectly vertical to horizontal. Highly recommended

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best cases

    Posted
    ExtraHappyB34AR
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    There are not many professional looking cases that give you full coverage from drops and all that. This is also one of the slimmest. Wish it didn't come with the belt clip, as we have no intentions of using it, can't imagine strapping something the size of a galaxy S8+ to my belt. Nice feature is the addition of a textured area between the 2 back panels, so you can stick on a magnetic sticker and use the magnet bases with your case, while keeping the sticker hidden.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone case and protector.

    Posted
    Ginna1229
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    We have used otter box for years. They are great! My husband can be rough with his phones and they have always held up well. We made the mistake of buying a lifeproof case a couple years ago and were sorry we did. We immediately switched back to otter box. He dropped his phone in the parking lot at work once and when he realized it he went to find it and it had been run over by a car. There was a small scratch on his otter box, but his phone was in perfect condition.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice case, poor instructions!

    Posted
    Shagnasty
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    Bought the case and installed it with few problems. Then thought that there was no way to charge the phone or use the ear buds with the phone installed in the case. Took it back to Best Buy thinking it was the wrong case. The sales associate even looked at another case and realized that there are two flip down covers for the charging port and ear buds. We're back in business now but Otterbox needs to identify these flip down covers in their meager instructions!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    OtterBox doesn't disappoint

    Posted
    Steve
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    I've heard there are now other cases that offer as much protection as OtterBox. This time I got tired of researching and went with a proven product that I know and has always worked well for me. It's a good fit as usual, and a good feel. There is no screen protector anymore on cases for curved-screen phones. The protectors usually don't work well on those type screens, so I'm actually glad they resigned to leaving it off and didn't try to force the issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the features

    Posted
    Third67
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    After purchasing my phone and my other box case I noticed it was a great combination. When I started usingv it I begin to notice all the great features i inside. T he camera is like nothing I've ever seen. It download web pages with an blink of an eye. I l o v re all the graphics which I can choose from inside my phone when taking pictures ALSO. Pictures are much clearer and I can snap pictures back to back in a second. Great phone keep up the good work Samsung.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great case

    Posted
    Fin24
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    Most expensive case I've purchased to date but overall it has been good to me so far. I dropped my phone several times and this case protected my phone from every single one. I even took the case off to check the back of the phone to ensure that wasn't cracked and the entire phone looks as if I never dropped it. Only issue with me is the flaps that cover the charger and headphone ports can get a little bothersome as I'm still trying to get used to that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but miss the screen cover

    Posted
    Lynn
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    I have had several Samsung S series phones. I have always had Otter Box covers for each and have been very pleased. This is the first one not to have in integral screen cover. I purchased a screen cover at the same time. The combination go together well, but the screen cover has not stayed on well. With all the technology available, I wish they could have found a way to keep the screen cover attached to the case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great case, no screen protector.

    Posted
    JWM277
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    Great case with nice clip/stand. Due to the curved edge screen it seems most cases do not have a screen protector. Having tried a cheaper glass protector may have been the issue but the case seems to be right on the edge of the protector and squeezes it which appears to deform and lift the sides. Edge response seems degraded and gaps at corners let in dust. I will be trying OtterBox's glass protector and hopefully they fit together a little bit better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Case

    Posted
    Bart
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    I owned a Otter box case previously for my Samsung S5 phone and being in the line of work I do, the phone was dropped from highs at time in excess of 15 ft. and the phone never sustained any damage so when purchasing my new S8, I insisted on getting a Otter Box case for this phone. The only thing that I don't care for is the power button is very had to push but I am willing to put up with that for the protection it serves.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    No built in screen protector?

    Posted
    Scott
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    I purchased this popular case knowing the defender wouldn't require any additional protection. I wasn't aware Otterbox changed their design for the S8 and eliminated the screen protection. I had to purchase a screen protector that was case friendly, but it didn't work with this case (peeled edges up once case was installed). I do like that the case includes holster. Still a good case, but should be cheaper when screen protector isn't included.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend