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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 2602 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect fit, outstanding protection you must have

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    Alan
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    If you have a Galaxy S8+, you absolutely NEED this case. The S8+ is a beautifully designed phone. Looks great and feels great, But it achieves those design points by using an all glass enclosure front, back, and curved sides and corners. It's smooth, slippery, and pretty large to get a good grip on even with big hands. And it's virtually impossible to drop this phone onto a hard surface without cracking the glass, which is a minimum $200 repair. You WILL drop it, or it will creep out of your pants pocket and leap to the floor by itself, or you will set it on the couch beside you and it will immediately head for the crack between the cushions and drop through. You MUST have a strong, impervious case on this phone. Enter the OtterBox Defender. It fits the phone perfectly with a hard plastic shell wrapped in a soft rubber cover., all without adding more than a quarter inch or so to each side. Now I can comfortably grip the phone without it wriggling free, it stays in my pants pocket until I want it, and it no longer tries to run for the crack in my sofa. The case design allows full visibility of the curved phone edges, while curving up slightly at the top and bottom to make sure that even if it's dropped, the glass will not impact the floor. Exactly what I needed. Should have bought it with the phone. I learned my $200 lesson in the first week I had the phone. Good looking non intrusive design that offers exactly the protection you need!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Will never buy any other type case

    Posted
    Shocknxpence
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    I swear by my otter box i.m a electricain and break my phones at work all the time. Last year I broke six, no matter how careful I am the harder I try the faster I break it. So when I got my Samsung s8+ I made sure I had a case before I had the phone.my s4 I literally broke before it was activated once I got it repaired the guy told me about otterbox.i didn't beleive a case would make that much difference. After my second screen broke I gave in and bought one, if anyone puts it to the test it's me. After I bought the otterbox I didn't buy another screen I had the s4 for a year and a half before I lost it. I've had my s8 for three months now. I've dropped my phone and kicked it across the room, I've dropped it off a fully extended 20 foot scissor lift it hit the floor directly on the corner I thought for sure it was broke. I had to squeeze the case back together but the phone was untouched. I will always make sure there's a otterbox for any phone before I buy it. For the price of a otterbox I save way more on not buying screens or paying a monthly insurance which I always exceed the allowable limit any way

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Let's see. Love it or hate it?

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    RubberToe
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    I was close to my contract renewal date (a couple of months out) and decided to go from an S6 Edge+ to the S8+. A good case is always a concern, but not so much for style as protection. I have always preferred a belt clip/holster style case, as I never seem to have enough pockets for a phone this size. On my S6 Edge+, I used a Buddibox belt clip/holster style case and it was very satisfactory for my use. When I got my phone at BB, I got several accessories also, and the Otterbox is a very highly rated cover for protection. My BB Verizon rep, Niko, installed the phone into it for me. It's Black and grippy and tightly embraces the phone. So much so, I had to watch a youtube video to find out how to remove the phone from it! Very "industrial." If you remove the belt clip and put the phone into it backwards, it morphs into a "kickstand" to allow landscape viewing of videos. Very neat! No, it doesn't have liquid and "glitter" in it and look chic, but it WILL protect my phone. If you're like me, this is the H2 of cases.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome protection

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    WildWongo
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    While clearly not waterproof, it is dust proof, and drop proof. The genius thing they did with the case was instead of having the plastic film over the screen (when the screen has scratch proofing on it already) is raise the edges on the top and bottom so if you ever drop it screen down it hits the raised edges instead of flat on the screen. I have dropped it once while tripping, the phone went flying out of my hand. It must be weighted a bit in the corners because it tumbled on its corners and landed screen down on the pavement. The case had a few dirt scuffs on the corners and the rest was perfect. Like nothing happened! I really suggest this case, in any color you please (I love green, so I got it in this aqua green!). Only problem, the shell is a bit tough to take apart if you wanna take the phone out of the case for, say, the gear vr.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Purchased this for new phone - loved the first one

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    dehrlich
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    I recently updated my phone from a Samsung Galaxy S4 to the Samsung Galaxy S8+. I purchased an Otter Box, Defender Series for my old phone years ago. That case proved to be a phone saver on several occasions, so I bought an Otter Box, Defender Series for my new Samsung S8+. My case did not come with a screen protector/cover like my first Otter Box case did. After I put my S8+ in the Otter Box case, I felt I wanted the added protection of a screen protector/cover. I just purchased a glass cover to use with this Otter Box, Defender Series case. I am satisfied with the value of my Otter Box purchase through Best Buy. At the time I was shopping for an Otter Box case, Best Buy had the lowest price I found.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Protection for your S8+

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    sgriesch
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    I've typically purchased an Otterbox Defender Series case for every cell phone that I've owned. They appear to provide the best protection out of what Best Buy carries. This version was a little different than the previous cases. It has a slimmer profile than the older versions. Also, the display is a little more open and does not have the clear display cover. If you purchase this for your S8+, I'd also recommend to get the Invisible Shield HD screen protector. The Otterbox is designed to be slim and it allows the screen to project out past the edge of the case. This would allow for the display to catch the brunt of a fall. With the added screen protector it could help prevent a shattered screen if the phone were to take a tumble.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    OtterBox - You can't go wrong

    Posted
    GalaxyFan
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    The OtterBox Defender Series is the best protection you can get for your phone in my opinion. The 3 piece construction is a little cumbersome if you need to get at your phone, but it is well worth it in the protection it provides your device. I prefer the Defender Series because it comes with the belt-clip holster so you never have to worry about sitting on your phone or having it slip out of your pocket. I trust OtterBox so much with my Galaxy phones (I'm on my 4th different model with the S8+) I would never consider any other brand and I even use an OtterBox on my Samsung Tablet. I am a little nervous that the S8+ case does not come with the protective screen shield like it did for my S7 Edge and my S5 so we'll see how it goes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    As with most Otter products, works as advertised.

    Posted
    GadgetLover
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    I've used Otter cases for some time now. While seemingly expensive, if you amortize the cost of the case over the years you have an unscathed phone it's short money indeed. The only thing about this case for the Galaxy 8+ is that it obscures part of the wrap around screen. That said, have found the wrap around screen more a gimmick than anything else, so it doesn't bother me any more. Normally I would say it comes in too many parts to put together, but not in this 'case.' True, it does come in many parts, but it's neat to see the end result. Just wish the phone/case had a protective screen on them. Love it, and will definitely get an 'otter' one when the time comes.

    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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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    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: 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellant case

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    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