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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 2414 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great protection

    Posted
    busybee760
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    I have the Galaxy S7 edge and this is the only phone case that I could find that would provide the drop protection I need. surprisingly it does not add a lot of bulk to the phone. It comes with the outer shells and screen protector. The only reason I did not give all 5s is because the screen shield takes away some of the touch sensitivity of the screen. You have to really top strongly in some instances but I am willing to sacrifice a little sensitivity for drop protection any day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great case for Samsung S7 Edge

    Posted
    DFWROD
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    Read other reviews about the Otter Box Defender having issues with the touch sensitivity (or lack there of) with the built-in screen cover and was hesitant to buy. Called Otter Box and asked them about this and they assured me I should not have any problems. Went ahead and got the Defender and like the previous Defenders I have purchased, this cover is GREAT!!! No issues, no problems and now I feel comfortable carrying my brand new S7 Edge around because I tend to drop things.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great...

    Posted
    eaglenest608
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    This is not my first Otterbox Defender for a phone I have purchased however it is the first one I am not completely satisfied with. It provides the protection needed but the buttons are very hard to press and the touch sensitivity is diminished when it comes to sliding down from the top and pinching to zoom in and out when using the camera. I have no issues with other cases on it or without a case at all. I still use it for protective reasons but a bit disappointed in this version.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    works great

    Posted
    orionquads
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    I have used an otterbox defender on all my note cell phones and they got it right with the curved screen. The only thing i wish they did was put some form of protection to cover the rear camera. I use bulk invisashield and apply that to the camera on the rear. Its feels great in my hand and the edge menu works well. I did notice i do have to press a little harder than without a case, to have a screen protector like this it is what it is. I would buy again!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great Case for Protection But...

    Posted
    BobThePanthersFan
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    ...access to the edge panel functions on the Galaxy S7 Edge is very difficult. Since the phone's edge panel access is adjustable via a slider up or down the phone Ottorbox could easily have cut back a section on the left and right hard middle piece of the case and said to position the edge selector in that location. Unfortunately, they didn't so this case makes using a major feature of the Galaxy S7 Edge almost impossible to access. Without this feature your Edge is an S7.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      OtterBox Customer Support

      Hi Bob,

      We are sorry that this Defender case is interfering with your edge screen interaction. We fully understand why this is disappointing and we certainly want to help out with this unusual predicament. Please give us a call at 1-855-688-7269, and we will be more than happy to get a warranty replacement set up!

      Sincerely,
      OtterBox Customer Service Team otterbox

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Case!

    Posted
    Joseph
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    I have put Otter Box Defender Cases on the last 6 phones over the past decade and because of this I have had zero damage not even a scratch on any of my phones. My friend forgot his on the top of his car it fell off on the freeway. About 15 minutes later after backtracking we found it ran over who knows how many times. The case was scratched and slightly broken but the phone was perfect not a single scratch!!! CATION ONLY the Defender series will give you the full protection!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Strong but dont like the botton flaps

    Posted
    tazman71
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    Like who it feels in my hand but do not like how I have to flip open the charging port and headphone jack covers when I want to use them. taking a little while to get use to putting it in belt clip since it goes in differently then the other brand I hand for 4 years. doesn't slide down on the table like my other one when propped up against something. Touch screen seems a little hard to register when I push on some of the buttons because of the screen cover. Overall good case

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great protection for phone

    Posted
    liv2vac
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    This is my 3rd Otterbox . With each new phone I get a new Otterbox. They did not have one at Tmobile where I got my phone so it was obvious my next stop was Best Buy I have knocked my old phone off the counter numerous times at work never had as much as a scratch on the phone. I have seen numerous people with cracked screens because they wanted something cheap. You get what you pay for. Make it easy on yourself and look at the directions on the package on how to open.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great quality

    Posted
    Neilly
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    Either the screen lining got thicker or the Samsung s7 screen sensitivity has decreased because it takes a little more effort to finger tap and maneuver on the screen. Had a Samsung s5 same defender series..no issues at all case and phone lasted 3 yrs. Great news phone is completely protected but the accessing the screen is a tab bit challenging ...not sure if the screen sensitivity can increase on the s7 to adapt to the otterbox lining

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    With the investment for a great phone-Protect it!

    Posted
    Blumagoo
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    Otter Box is the only choice for reliable protection of my smartphone. My S7Edge is mobile office in the construction environment where "oops" is usually very destructive. Several hours was spent researching case options and this was the correct choice for my needs. The screen protector wipes clean with micro fiber cloth and does not reduce clarity. Access to phone ports are rugged yet work easily to allow access for any function desired. Excellant product!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work out for me

    Posted
    Martin
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    The product case was so thick I couldn't attach my Scochse magnetic dash mount properly causing the phone to vibrate off and fall. Also the release thumb clip was toward the widest part unlike the one I was replacing that had worn out and broken. The thumb release clip was toward the narrow end on that other brand product. I returned it. Sorry, not being rude, but I hated it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      OtterBox Customer Support

      Hey Martin,

      We're so sorry to hear that this Defender series didn't end up working out for you! Unfortunately, we are unable to test our products with third-party accessories, so we cannot always guarantee that absolutely all mounts will work seamlessly with our cases. We completely understand your decision to return the item based on personal preferences, and we sincerely hope that this experience does not turn you away from OtterBox for good. If you have any future questions or comments, please feel welcome to call our reliable representatives at 1-855-688-7269, and they'll always be glad to provide assistance!

      Best,
      OtterBox Customer Service Team OtterBox

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best protective case ever!!!

    Posted
    Dre3000
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    This case is made of a strong grade of plastic that greatly protects the phone if dropped. The shell for the phone itself is made up of a hard plastic that the phone sits inside of and then a rubber skin goes over the hard plastic case. And if the phone is dropped, the rubber helps absorb the shock of the drop nicely. The belt clip holster holds the phone firmly to your side, the case doubles as a stand for viewing videos while the phone sits on a flat surface.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent protection!

    Posted
    Melissa
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    I've dropped my phone and cracked it more than once. This case provides protection for my already cracked phone. I thought it wouldn't help, but it did! I love this case. I've had it for over a year now and it is still providing excellent protection. My phone hasn't cracked even once since I bought it - and I've definitely dropped it more than once.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good protection

    Posted
    August2011
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    This case offers great protection for my Samsung S7 Edge. The case does not interfere with the phone' edge screen. Easy to install. Comes with built in screen protector. That being said I have a screen protector on my phone already. Having 2 screen protectors makes the screen less responsive. I did the necessary thing and removed the Otter Box screen protector.....problem solved and have maximum protection too. If you keep it to 1 screen protector it will work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product Highly Recommended

    Posted
    Letssee
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I have purchased several otter boxes in the past as I owned a Samsung galaxy S3 until January, 2017. Whenever I had an issue the company was wonderful in resolving the problem (the holster clip had broken and they immediately replaced it). The case protected my phone for many many years. I upgraded my phone and IMMEDIATELY purchased an Otter Box defender case prior to taking it anywhere!!!! My phone is for work and I can't afford to have it damaged.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best phone case I've had.

    Posted
    airforce1991
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    The inner shell fits the phone snuggly. While the outer soft rubber does the same. I have lifted the charging port cover, and headphone jack cover 100's of times with no noticeable difference between now and when I bought it. Have dropped the phone more than once and this case has kept it from seeing harm. The only con that i've noticed is the touch screen sensitivity will be reduced due to the built in screen protector. Other than that I love this case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok case

    Posted
    tlaw
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    This case protected my phone well for a while, I noticed after about a year or so, the covers for the charger and headphone port loosened and the bottom suddenly didnt fit as well, it looked like it was dropping, but my phone was protected The edge part I'd the screen protector is the worst part of the case, it does not work well with the edge screen at all, takes multiple swipes.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      OtterBox Customer Support

      Hi tlaw,

      We apologize that this Defender series seems to be struggling with some practicality problems! Our awesome Otters would love to hook you up with a resilient new replacement case, so please feel welcome to give them a quick call at 1-855-688-7269. They'll process a warranty claim with ease and haste!

      Sincerely,
      OtterBox Customer Service Team otterbox

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great case finally

    Posted
    phonebreaker
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    I had every screen protector on the market they either broke or would slide around on my Samsung Galaxy S7 edge after less than 2 weeks I've had the case on for over a month now no problems with cracking or sliding of the screen protector since it is built in the only bad thing some times when trying to click on the screen would have to do multiple times or press hard even with this one problem this is a great case it even works with my wireless charger

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect protection for the edge

    Posted
    Jaxhousewife
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    Bought a different otterbox and didn't feel like my phone was adequately protected so I returned it and ordered this online. Much better! My phone is secure, not bulky, and not nearly as fragile. The Edge is such a great investment that I think this case is necessary for its protection. Only reason I'm taking a star off is because the screen protector seems to cause a time delay on the touch screen features. Little annoying but small price to pay.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Case

    Posted
    Maniisc
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    The case is similar to any other otterbox it is well built, as well as really tough. My main issue that keeps it from being a 5 star is the fact that the plastic screen protector on this particular case does not seem to lay perfectly on the phone. Which may just be my case in particular, or due to the edge on the phone, but either way it can be annoying having to press much harder on the center of the phone than I have to in other places.

    I would recommend this to a friend