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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 2406 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I bought two!

    Posted
    Jenn
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    I originally bought this for my Samsung S7 Edge. Since you can't buy a good screen protector for the edge, this seemed like a good option. Despite drops for both me and my son, both of our OtterBoxes have kept our phones safe! Phone is no longer slippery and the case is rubbery with some flexibility so feels good in your hand. One downside... There seems to be a gap on the back, like an air pocket that stops it from sitting flush with the back of my phone. Since my son (college student) tends to keep his phone in his pocket, it has caused it to pull away a bit around the space for the camera, and he'd only had it for 6 months. This does not seem to interfere with anything, but thought it was worth mentioning. Needless to say, we bought back up cases before they don't sell them for our phones. We have them instead of insurance and they more than do their job. I have seen reviews regarding difficulty with screen sensitivity because of the cover, but neither my son or I notice that! Once you use it, you adjust and it is fine! Plan on having this phone for years and feel this case with keep it safe!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Look at the OtterBox Cover for Samsung S7 Edge.

    Posted
    pacmusicman
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    I have been using the OtterBox Defender for with my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge since day one. Assembling the protective cover is a fairly straightforward task. The mobile phone is inserted into a plastic clamshell which both halves snap together. Once the two pieces of the shell are secured, it is placed into a rubber outer covering. This cover improves "gripability". A belt holster is also included. There are a few things to note, Generally speaking, it is not recommended that the clamshell be opened very often as the plastic tabs that hold the two halves together are prone to breakage. Also, the rubber covering will, over time, stretch and lose it's snug fit. The cover system seems to do it's intended job well. My S7 Edge has been dropped several times over the years and has been watered a few times. No issues at all. The protective system does add some heft to the phone's dimensions, so, that should be taken into consideration when contemplating a purchase. Overall, I'm pleased with the cover. My "complaint" concerns the eventual stretching of the rubber skin. The S7 Edge is getting long in the tooth, so it is not known how much longer OtterBox will continue to make this product available.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Protect your investment

    Posted
    cipher469
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    If you pay retail for an unlocked, no carrier bloatware phone and you tend to drop things, you definitely want to protect your investment. The Otterbox Defender not perfect, but it is very good choice. Having had a Defender on my S5 for several years, it was my first choice to protect my S7 Edge. The Defender affords protection for the phone body as well as the screen (no separate screen protector needed), and it fits very well. Importantly, it is designed to nicely accommodate the curved screen on the S7 Edge.. As to performance, I have already dropped the phone several times on hard surfaces, and it has worked like a charm. I saw someone posted that you have to remove the phone from the clip to access the charging port; however, nearly all of my charging is done in the clip. No access issue at all. On the downside: It is bulky when in the carrying case, but the trade off is the level of protection. Though the belt clip on the case appears to be just like the one on my S5 case, I find that this one tends to come loose more when bumped, which has caused some of my phone drops. On one of these occasions, the phone took a double hit; however, to the case's credit, the phone apparently was not hurt. Lastly, accessing buttons on the edge of the Edge screen is a bit of a challenge on occasion. Bottom line: In spite of the downside items, I would buy the Defender again, and I would surely recommend it to a friend. Were it possible to do so, I would have rated it a 4.5.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very pleased

    Posted
    Louv68
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    Great case with built-in screen protector. It looks and feels of very high quality. It form fits my phone perfectly. Alignment is spot-on with all buttons, and openings (speaker/microphone/camera), and the screen protector fits flush over the screen. The two rubber covers over the microUSB and headphone inputs fit nicely as well. The case has good padding on the corners. They are raised up, so if the phone is laid flat screen down, it does not touch the surface. If I did not know there was a screen protector, I could not tell the difference. It feels silky smooth and responsive. Perhaps the only place you'll notice a "smidge" of a difference, is right at the top when doing a swipe-down to get at notifications. A slightly firmer swipe works. I can live with that knowing my phone is protected. Don't bother with the included installation instructions. Go to youtube and watch a video on how to. It's not difficult.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still the best case.

    Posted
    CharlesTX
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    I have several cases for my S7 Edge I get cases instead of insurance. I was hesitant to buy an Otterbox Defender only because of other reviews indicating that the case was poorly made, or reduced screen sensitivity. But I hage had defenders for many years on many phones and had to give it a try. It didn't hurt that it caught my attention on a day that they were half off (I wasn't even looking for a case that day). My verdict? Very g-d case offering traditional defender protection.I have dropped my phone a few times into concrete, getting out of my truck, and there isn't even a scuff in the case. Does it lessen touchscreen sensitivity? Yes. A little. But not so much that it interferes with my use of the phone at all. I can still charge wirekessly. I can hear and be heard just as before. I don't use the belt holster but it is made to typical Otterbox high standards Really, I cn't complain about the case. It is a good buy for those who have extra reason to protect their phones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great protection, mediocre functionality.

    Posted
    Jordan
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    First and foremost, this product is meant to protect your phone. And it does, very well! But, the OtterBox case is also meant to allow you to use your phone's full functionality without impeding your ability to take advantage of the many great features your phone offers. Here is where this product does not live up to expectations. First, the screen on the phone is excellent, but the imperfections in the case's clear plastic coating make it appear as if the screen is not perfect. Also, the screen touch is not very responsive when used with this case. Perhaps this is due to the curved Edge, and the inability to make this form-fitting enough to have perfect touch response as you near the edge of the phone. It is often frustrating, as when you press letters on either end of the keyboard they are not recognized and you find yourself having to go back and fix words. Similar inadequacies exist when using the screen to play games navigate apps or surf the web.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      OtterBox Customer Support

      Hi Jordan!

      We sincerely apologize that you're having trouble accessing the full functionality of your phone with the Defender case! Usually the protector sits flush on top of the phone, and it sounds as if there is an unusually large gap between your screen protector and the screen. But never fear - OtterBox is here! Just call our heroic Otters at 1-855-688-7269, and they'll save the day with a warranty claim! We’ll send you a new case faster than a speeding bullet!

      Best,
      Otterbox Customer Service Team otterbox

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE MY DEFENDER

    Posted
    NextBuy
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    This is just the case I wanted. This is my 3rd smartphone (if you count the recalled Samsung Note 7) and my 2nd Otterbox Defender case (Defender was not available at the time I purchased the Note 7. However, the military grade-drop SPECK was a very good case!) It is definitely rugged, and has taken more than it's share of concrete hits in & out of the holster. And the headphone & charge port plug covers fit snug! Notes: It is a bit tough to get the phone out of the holster & making the clip a stand. That said, I SWEAR there is a correct way (power button on the same side as the 2 openings) vs incorrect (volume buttons on the same side as the 2 openings) to put the phone in the holster to make it easier to remove. Like all Defenders the extra screen protector, sometimes makes it difficult to swipe the Edge feature, and to when pressing the keyboard. CONS: 1. You have to remove the phone from the holster to use the rear camera. 2. Wish it had covers for the microphone & speaker ports.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The BEST protective clip-on case for Galaxy S7Edge

    Posted
    BlurayGuy
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    The case is easy to put on, take off, it protects the screen, has a good grip and feels solid. I can use a wireless charger with this case and because rubber backing is flexible, I can use a magnet on the inside of the case to securely attach my phone to my car's dashboard (which has a magnetic phone holder in a vent). I really like my S7 Edge, I take it out to use GalaxyVR quite often and it's very convenient. I honestly tried 4 different cases, none were as good as this one. I am keeping this one because I can sense that if I drop my phone it will be protected, the others were flimsy, too slippery and inconvenient (I bought cases that cost between $15 and $30, all a waste). My advice - forget about how much this costs, just get it and enjoy your phone for 2 years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best

    Posted
    Momokahn
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    My wife and I recently upgraded to the S7 Edge. We upgraded from the S3. Four years ago when we purchased our S3's, we immediately placed them in an Otterbox Defender. When we traded our S3's in for the S7 Edge the Best Buy worker said "My gosh these phones look brand new". Oh by the way Best Buy gave us a total of $900.00 in gift cards for the trade in's and promo....GREAT DEAL!!!! Anyway I didn't even think an Otterbox existed for the Edge but of course with Otterbox being the top notch company they are I was quickly corrected. We purchased our Edge's along with the Otterbox Defender and could not be happier. The case is a must have for the S7 Edge and it functions perfectly. I would love to meet the designers of these cases because the design and functionality is nothing short of brilliant. God willing, I look forward to trading my S7 Edge in in about 4 years from now and have the Best Buy Associate say "My gosh this phone looks brand new.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Case

    Posted
    karaokelady1
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    I wouldn't have purchased my new Galaxy S7 Edge without this otter box defender case. The best protection there is. Easy to remove and put on phone. The phones touch screen works great with this case. Can hardly tell that it's not the phones screen! I would have bought the Samsung flip case if they would have made a Zagg Glass screen cover that would work, " which I use on all my devices. " Due to the curve edges, the glass screen protectors won't work , sad about that one. The Defender case does add some bulk.to the phone , not as bad as older covers though. You can also use this with the fast charge wireless charging pad, works great, charges with cover on phone.. Does not disappoint. The best protection for your investment. Don't settle for anything less.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Mixed results

    Posted
    Techguy2017
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    I am a fan of the Otterbox Defender case. I have a Defender case on my Galaxy Note 3 and loved it. So after upgrading to the S7 Edge, and after trying a different type of case, I decided to return to the Defender. The case fit well however it causes the clear plastic cover of the Defender case to stick to the Zagg screen protector causing it to look like there is a film of water between the two surfaces. It also causes a reduction in touch sensitivity when using the phone. I never had either of these issues with my Note 3 which also has a Zagg screen protector on it plus the Defender case. I could try using the phone without the Zagg screen protector but I've already purchased and installed it so that is not an option I'm considering. The Defender case offers solid protection for my phone but with the other issues, I only use it when I am going out and want that extra protection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great protection for phones

    Posted
    Keya
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    I am writing this because I have had the Otterbox Defender for my LG4 before moving to the Samsung. This case protection has protected all my phones that I have had. The only problem that I have with it right now is that the screen protector plastic in the front is very sturdy that I have to press very hard to type with it on. It makes it very hard to function the phone when you have to use the screen to access things on your phone. It may be that it is brand new so I will give it some time. I feel this should be the only phone protection for the Samsung S7 Edge. I dropped my phone with the Otterbox Commuter case which was the only they had to offer for the phone and it cracked my screen. I have dropped my phones multiple times with other Otterbox Defenders and I have never had a crack screen nor problems with my phone. If you ever get the Samsung S7 Edge or any phone, get this case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for Protection/Watch your taps

    Posted
    HeatGuyJ225
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    TL;DR The case protects the hardware very well. You may have to tap multiple times or harder to get a response from the touchscreen. A minor inconvenience at times, and others really annoying (like when trying quickly access something, change screens during a call, etc.) The case fits correctly, and the whole screen is visible. Some swiping and tapping functions are delayed or non-responsive because of the plastic. I had to buy this new phone because my Galaxy Note 3 broke when I dropped it. I had the Note 3 for 2 years and dropped it at least 8 times with an Otter box on it, and never had an issues with it. I took the Otterbox off and dropped it once, and the screen busted. Never again. I will always keep the Otterbox on my phones, even if I have to deal with random touch screen responsiveness issues. Better to have an issue with the screen than no screen at all. Good product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The case that takes a beating !!

    Posted
    Kmom
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    This case has made it through 2 YEARs with a very rough boy who is now 14 years old, it has been dropped from trucks, ladders, flown out of pockets while on trampolines, it has even taken a slight swim (that was not so great) , and I’m sure a lot more I do not know about.. other then the silicon starting to wear from the constant in and out of his pockets and use this was probably the BEST PURCHASE I made when it came to his phone. It was his first phone and 2 years later when I decided I would buy him a new phone his galaxy 7 came out of that case looking like the first day we got took it out of the box and put it in the case! I will DEFINITELY be purchasing another otter box for his new phone!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent case for Galaxy S7 edge

    Posted
    Jesse
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    My initial impression when reading other reviews of this phone case was that the screen cover was going to require a lot of pressure when typing or swiping the screen but that has not been the case for me which was one of the reasons I hesitated before buying the case. I have been super careful with my phone and managed to get by many months with out any incident.The day after I purchased and put the Otterbox defender case on my Galaxy S7 edge, I had a few things in my hand and my phone some how fell pretty hard onto my driveway face down and the top layer screen cover took the brunt of the force and got a nice gash in it, but the case did its job and protected my screen. In my opinion it was money well spent on the Otterbox defender. I would also like to add for those of you who are bothered by finger prints on your screen this case is a finger print magnet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bulky but excellent protection

    Posted
    PhilipM
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    We purchased this case so our kids could use an older S7 Edge for taking pictures on a recent trip. The case fit perfectly and performed very well throughout the trip. Actually mounting the case to the phone take a few minutes, so this is not something to just slip on and off, but the process is not difficult. Ports are protected while remaining reasonably easy to access. The case also comes with a hard plastic belt holster attachment. The ability to use it with and without the attachment is a plus. Overall, while not the cheapest or sleakest case, this Otterbox is likely to do an exemplary job defending your device and taking the stress out of providing modern fragile devices to kids (or the resident butter fingers).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good phone protection Bad Touch features.

    Posted
    Wns746
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    This protector is a great item of course if you drop your phone you would not have to worry about it because it is nice strong and adds a little bulk to your phone. The only drawback which is the deal-breaker and caused me to return this item was it the built-in screen protector. It does not hug the screen and appears to be a little thick when you touch the screen it would not be responsive to your finger and it got frustrating eventually have to take the case off repackage it and send it back. For this sole reason I would not recommend it to anyone unless they plan on cutting the screen protector off as it is just a thin plastic coating.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      OtterBox Customer Support

      Hi Wns746,

      It's awesome to see that your Galaxy S7 Edge feels safe and snug in this Defender series, but we apologize that the screen protector was running into some strange touch sensitivity trouble! We completely understand why this would be frustrating, and had you contacted us, we would have loved to set you up with some troubleshooting or even a warranty replacement. As it is, we sincerely hope that this experience does not turn you away from OtterBox for good, and if you have any future questions, please feel welcome to call our friendly representatives at 1-855-688-7269. They're always ready to help out!

      Sincerely,
      OtterBox Customer Service Team OtterBox

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Its an Otterbox. Good place to store your Otter.

    Posted
    BillyBobBonanza
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    The Otterbox Defender series. The good and the bad. The good is that this is my third smartphone over the last 5-6 years, I have always covered them with an otterbox, I have NEVER cracked a screen. Samsung S3, S4, S7 edge. It provides no waterproofing to protect the phone, but now that the S7 edge already has that built in the phone, its not a problem any longer. The only really problem with the case is that dirt gets under the screen protector. You need to clean it out every now and then or it will eventually scratch your screen. The belt holsters are pretty much worthless. Every one I have owned has broken within a few months. If your holster catches on something and you pull on it accidentally, the belt clip snaps off at the metal pivot pin that holds it together. There is no way to fix it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good Protection but Issues

    Posted
    jonm
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    I love OtterBox and there covers offer great protection and this case has offered great protection for my expensive phone. However I have issues with this cover. Because of the curved screen the screen cover of this case is also curved, but not quite the same as the phone. So when I use the touch surface of the phone the top of the screen is fine, the bottom is no very sensitive. For sure this is a design issue with the phone that would create an issue for case makers. Any inconsistency in either would create a problem for using the phone in the case. Another issue is that maybe in the first month part of one of the side clips on the case broke off. So it doesn't clip into the holster as tightly as I would normally expect for an OtterBox.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      OtterBox Customer Support

      Hi Jon,

      We truly appreciate your feedback and your loyalty to our products! We are sorry that this Defender case is hindering your touchscreen interaction and that one of the side clips broke. We fully understand why this is not ideal and we certainly want to rectify this as soon as possible.

      When you have a moment, please give our friendly Otters a call at 1-855-688-7269 and we will gladly get a warranty replacement arranged!

      Best,
      OtterBox Customer Service Team otterbox

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great phone protection

    Posted
    Blessed
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    This case offers great phone protection for the rounded screen. I have dropped my s7 edge a few times and it's still in like new condition. I love the case. It has a textured back to it so it doesn't slip out of your hands. My only complaint is the screen cover. This case has a built in protective cover. It is thick and is not very touch sensitive to the screen. You have to push harder to get anything to work. It is frustrating at times. I've taken the case off my phone and the phone is great that way but once the cover is on and the thick screen protector is on it is harder to use. It does do a great job protecting your phone and for that I'd give it 5 stars but I deducted one because of the screen protector.

    I would recommend this to a friend