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OtterBox - Defender Series Protective Cover for Samsung Galaxy S7 edge - Black-Left_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 2414 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid protection!

    Posted
    knivels
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    I love this case! Rugged and layered protection. I was initially worried about the bulk but you get used to it. IMO, it's a toss between protection or not... I also appreciate the screen protector as they did away with it for the S8+ and I cannot appear to find a suitable screen protector for that handset. People complain about the screen inputs but it's really not that serious... you obviously have a non binding screen protector over the screen so a bit of difference ought to be expected. Get it already... you will not regret it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very sturdy but a little bulky protective cover

    Posted
    TheBaron
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    My main interest in a cover is protecting it from falls and spills---this covers (pun intended) both of my interests extremely well. I have two grandchildren under 10, and kids being kids sometimes when they're playing with phone it can fall off a table or have soda spilled on it. This cover is designed to deal with such things. When I took the cover off I was surprised how much girth was added to phone from cover, but no matter I think this is a great cover, especially if you or those around you may be prone to being clumsy. I would buy this cover again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best protection for a phone.

    Posted
    Eagle
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    I have owned many of these cases for different phones over a number of years and have never broken a phone in the case... very durable. I purchase the case immediately when I buy a new phone. When the phone is removed from the case after 2 or 3 years it looks new and unused and therefore fetches top dollar on resale. The belt clip makes it easy to use. If warranty service is needed Otter Box Customer Service is top notch for any of their products. I also use Defender cases for all my tablets as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Provides protection but defeats edge

    Posted
    HappySoundz
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    The case seems to provide a good level of protection. I haven't abused it. Unfortunately, the touch screen is not very responsive due to screen protector; it takes multiple tries to open the edge panel. The outer edge of the case is just a mm or two too high. again, the screen protector may also be part of the problem. I was tempted to go without the case but it is not worth the loss if I damage the phone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      OtterBox Customer Support

      Hey HappySoundz,

      Thanks for your feedback! That’s great that this Defender is taking care of your Galaxy S7 edge. We are sorry that the screen protector seems to be interfering with the phone’s curved edge though. This is not normal and we certainly want to help out! Please give our friendly Otters a call at 1-855-419-7417, and we will be more than happy to get a warranty replacement arranged for you!

      Cheers,
      OtterBox Customer Service Team otterbox

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Otterbox is the best!

    Posted
    Pcogan
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    This is the second Otterbox case I've purchased. I bought a Defender for my GS III and it is still protecting the phone that I have passed on to my wife. I bought this new one for my Galaxy 7 Edge and I really like its rubberized surround and the included screen protection. The only reason I have not given it 5 stars is that the screen protector does make the screen less sensitive. The Galaxy 7 does have a sensitivity boost feature, which I have employed, so I'd rather have more protection and put up with a little less sensitivity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Protection Bad sensitivity

    Posted
    RedC773
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    Its an otterbox so you know its going to protect your phone but as far as the screen protector...it sucks. Typing is nearly impossible and if you play pokemon go you wont be catching anything. I was gonna return it but i decided to remove the screen protector, but that made the phone a little loose in the case so what i did was get a piece of construction paper near the top of the front of the case to push it down and put a thin cloth on the inside back of the case....PERFECT. One last point...it is very over priced

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      OtterBox Customer Support

      Hi RedC773,

      We are sorry that this Defender was hindering the touchscreen sensitivity on your Galaxy S7 edge. This is not typical and we wish that you would have reached out to us first before you modified the case. Altering the case can diminish the protective qualities and technically it does void the warranty.

      Feel free to give our friendly Otters a call at 1-855-419-7417, and we will see if there is anything we can do to help out.

      Best,
      OtterBox Customer Service Team otterbox

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best phone case ever.

    Posted
    jamesbrown3269
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    I've been looking everywhere for a phone case for my Galaxy S7 edge. That was very hard to do because of the S7 edge unique shape and curved edges. I read a lot of reviews for other phone cases and some of them came with screen protectors and some of them didn't. Either way a lot of phone cases are just cheap and ineffective. My OtterBox case fits my S7 edge like a snug glove. OtterBox outdid themselves with this case. Having a built-in screen protector it adds to its durability. the OtterBox is the best case for the Galaxy S7 Edge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't "beat" it!

    Posted
    ccrandell1981
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    My summary is a play on words, as well as true. In my business, I do all sorts of interior and exterior maintenance. From drywall to cutting down trees I sure do come home with all sorts of bumps, bruises, and scrapes. Because I not only own my company but run it as well, I have to be able to take phone calls as I go. Thanks to my blue tooth and my case, this is all made possible. The last 3 phone upgrades have all used the defender otter box case, and each one were undamaged throughout their lives. I'd never use another case!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I love otterbox, but....

    Posted
    KLEN21
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    From my experiences, Otterbox is the best at protecting phones. Sure they cost a lot, but they truly protect the phone. My wife [never me :)] has dropped her phone more times than I care to count, and this case protects it perfectly. The one issue I have is that my wife and I (we both have the same case type) both have occasional difficulty touching "buttons" on the screen that we didn't have without the cases on the phone. That can get annoying, but sometimes you do need to touch the screen 3-4 times before it registers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Almost overkill

    Posted
    Jimbomania
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    It's very strong and well made. The inner and outer shells keep your phone protected. My only complaint is that the protective screen cover is kinda thick and makes texting and playing games a bit of a chore more than regular use. So it's almost overkill in that sense. Phones change so fast anymore I'm not sure it's worth the cost if this item especially if you're barely going to use it because of the screen issue. You really have to press hard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Love Otterbox - just not this one

    Posted
    Otterfan
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    Otterbox makes the absolute BEST protective cases out there. I've used them for years and although I manage to regularly drop my phone; into the street, onto concrete floors, tile, carry it in the rain, use it in the rain my phones always survive. This one just doesn't fit the Samsung S7 Edge as tightly or securely as all of my previous editions. Maybe that's OK. But right now I'm concerned that when (not if) I drop my phone it might survive the fall. Would I recommend this to a friend? Absolutely. Just maybe not for the S7 Edge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      OtterBox Customer Support

      Hey Otterfan!

      Thanks so much for the kind words and for being such an OtterBox enthusiast! We’re sorry that this Defender for the Galaxy S7 edge is not fitting as well as it should. This is peculiar and we definitely want to get to the bottom of this mystery. Please give our friendly Otters a call at 1-855-419-7417, and we will be happy to assist in any way that we can! If needed, we will be more than happy to get a new warranty replacement lined up for you!

      Cheers,
      OtterBox Customer Service Team otterbox

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great case but loss of function for phone

    Posted
    Ming
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    Purchased this phone and case about a week ago on a upgrade from the Edge 6. The Defender series is well built and IM SURE if I drop it then the phone it will be fine. The MAJOR PROBLEM is I can barely use the touch screen without having to borderline breaking my finger. Texting is almost impossible to get right and takes a lot longer as I have to keep going back and correcting words due to the phone not picking up the correct letters on the swipe function. Once again its a great case put please FIX the screen protector.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Protection, but Bulky

    Posted
    dave2156
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    This thing would protect my phone from an atomic blast. Alright, maybe that's an exaggeration, but my Samsung Galaxy Edge would surely survive normal drops as well as remain scratch free when enclosed in this case. The bad part...it's big...I mean real big and in this case, bigger is definitely better. I couldn't fit it in my pocket, nor would it charge on my wireless charger when encased. I had to go back to less protection. If you are active and can handle the big bulky feel, you cannot go wrong, it just wasn't for me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    OtterBox for S7 Edge

    Posted
    Thales
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    After owning more than a dozen OtterBox products over the last decade, this came out later than the phone. I returned it after two weeks, it was very difficult to access the buttons with one hand. It didn't like to sit on the inductive fast charger with the extra bulk. The design of the Edge is to blame for this overall. The other issue was with the protective cover on the Defender for the screen was the worst I have ever used. Great for protection but not possible to get accurate positioning near the edge of the screen.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      OtterBox Customer Support

      Hi Thales,

      Thanks for being a fan of our cases over the years and for your feedback! We are sorry that this Defender for your Galaxy S7 Edge did not work out. Both the charging and screen sensitivity issues are not typical and we truly hope that this one abnormal experience does not discourage you from considering our products in the future. If you ever have any OtterBox questions please feel free to give our helpful Otters a call at 1-855-688-7269. We are happy to assist!

      Best,
      OtterBox Customer Service Team otterbox

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Case side are sometimes unresponsive

    Posted
    Deeedeeeee
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    I've always bought an otter case for my husband phones because anytime it happens to come out of the case he manages to break it. It does have a rugged look to it but otter box has come a long way. The last one I had the rubber stretched out on him let's hope the same does not happen with the one. Other then that I'm happy with FYI my husband works with trucks as an installer where there is dust metal and everything else that's dirty and wet at times is.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Trading screen sensitivity for protection.

    Posted
    Brangur

    Pros: +Plenty of protection from drops, and leaves plenty of room between the screen and the surface. + Built in screen protector, which is extremely rare for the S7 edge. + Retains full functionality of the edge feature. + Protects the headphone and USB ports from debris. + Screen protector is quite thick, providing ample screen protection. Cons: - Decreased screen sensitivity. Hard to type by tapping, can only use Swype. - Bit bulky, which is expected, but some might not find it desirable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Low sensitivity.

    Posted
    Niko
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    I love OtterBox cases, they really do protect these expensive phones! I was excited at first to get this case because of the built in screen protector because I've heard horror stories about screen protectors on these phones. I was pleased with the level of protection it offered however, I ultimately ended up returning it 2 days later. The screen protector mde the sensitivity of the screen so low I felt like I had to smash my phone to get it to register. I even turned up the screen sensitivity.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great case.

    Posted
    Blackmagic300m
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    I had the Otterbox Defender case for a previous phone so buying it for the S7 Edge was a no brained. In my opinion it's the best protective case you're going to find for your phone. Sure it's a little pricey but worth it. The only drawback I have is the clear screen protector of the case. It takes alittle getting used when texting and utilizing the drop down menu. It just involves using a couple extra swipes or pressing harder when texting. Other than that I'm extremely happy with the case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Like the extra protection

    Posted
    Shar
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Used Defender on a Note II for 4 years and still works fine. Glad this has a screen protector with it and I like the clip to use it on seat belt for speaker phone in car. Hope it protects the S7edge from getting cracks as they are all glass covered.. Not quite as thick overall, as former Defender, but hope it give same protection. So far, so good. Wish it came in colors, besides black. Have to press a little harder near the edge to type, but am used to it now, as . Want the protection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best cases

    Posted
    bmys13
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    It doesn't look like much in the package, but trust me, wait until you see it on your phone. Wow! Especially if you're shopping for a guy (it only comes in black). It makes your phone feel a bit bigger, but it fits it like a glove, and one of the only cases with screen protector and holster. It has a ribbed texture on the outer layer which ensures your phone will never slip out of your hand. Add lifetime warranty, you will not regret buying this case to protect your Samsung edge.

    I would recommend this to a friend