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OtterBox - Symmetry Series Case for Apple® iPhone® 7 Plus and 8 Plus - Clear/silver flake-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1904 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great for Protection but...

    Posted
    Jade
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    I got the clear case about a year ago. It has been amazing for protecting my phone. I drop my phone entirely too often and I've never had any damage to it with the combination of this case and a Zagg screen protector. Unfortunately, this clear case is made of 2 different plastics and the outer rubber one has turned a disgusting yellow over time. It started showing signs of changing a few months after I purchased it and now after a year it is the grossest thing i've ever seen. Additionally, there is now a break where the volume buttons are located on the case. That dingy rubber is no longer attached the plastic backing in that whole section. It is just past the one year warranty and now it's falling apart. Unless you'd like to buy a new case every year, I'd suggest a different type of Otterbox case. They know how to protect a phone, but this case isn't their best showing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      OtterBox Customer Support

      Dear Jade,

      Yikes! It definitely sounds like your Symmetry series has seen better days! We apologize that the case is looking a little worse for wear, and our stylish Otters would truly love to get you into a sleek replacement. Please don't hesitate to give them a call at 1-855-688-7269, and they'll be thrilled to set up a quick warranty claim. Your iPhone will be showing off again in a brand-new Symmetry case before you know it!

      Sincerely,
      OtterBox Customer Service Team otterbox

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty

    Posted
    Luvcat
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I did not choose this case for the best protection, although I think it will do a good job. It seems to be sturdy and holds my phone very well. My previous case was the Commuter case which served well for 4 years. I just purchased my Rose Gold IPhone 8 Plus and this sparkly clear case looks so pretty on it. I was told the Symmetry was similar to the Commuter but not quite as good for protection. I do take care of my phones so I thought that I would try this one. It is slim and comfortable in the hand. Since it is clear, I’m sure that scratches will show up in time, but for now, I will enjoy it. If you’re rough with your phone and need extra protection, I would recommend the Defender, but I definitely recommend Otterbox. I have used it for years with complete satisfaction.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Show off your true colours

    Posted
    JoeCool622
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    Upgraded to iPhone 8+ in August. Used silicone slipcase and basic glass screen protector. Good, til it took a bump & glass shattered. After a flawless repair at Apple, I decided on OtterBox after doing research, but wanted a clear case. Searched, couldn’t find one, initially. Happened upon the OB Symmetry almost by accident. SUPER thrilled with this. Clear (to show off my 8 Plus Product(RED), bulletproof, edge and corner shock absorption, sleek, and STILL thin enough to use a Qi wireless charge pad. I WILL find this case again, next time I upgrade, and will buy it in a blink. Great product, great company!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great case without the bulk!

    Posted
    Techy
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    To be honest with you, really don’t want to have my phone in a case. I feel that phone companies strive to create these beautiful phones and then most people put them in cases. I’m one of them! I don’t really want to but with the prices of phones these days it’s almost unrealistic unless you have some insurance plan which are also pricey. This leads me to the case. There are a lot of cases to choose from. The ones that protect the best are bulky and unsightly. The ones that look good barely protects your high priced pocket computer. That’s why I bought the OtterBox sysmmetry case. I felt like it was a good blend of aesthetics without being too bulky! It hugs my iPhone really well! I would definitely get another one for my next phone!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Thank you, Otter Box

    Posted
    Nathan

    So, I bought an iPhone 8 Plus and a day after I got it I knew I needed a case. So I decided to invest and put the $50 down for this one. Literally the next day I was on a bike ride and it fell out of the phone holder, tumbling down the asphalt road and then continuously sliding down the hill. The damage it took for my phone can be seen in the pictures of this review. But the iPhone 8 Plus is completely scratched...oh and it did NOT have a screen protector...talk about a heart attack. All in all, it's a fantastic cast and saved it's life from a decently fast paced bike ride and falling down about 4 ft and sliding. Buy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love Otterbox

    Posted
    kdhg22
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    Otterbox has always been a go-to for me when buying phone cases for my iPhones, but in the past, they have been too bulky to handle on a daily basis... However, I LOVE their Symmetry cases, especially this one. Some of the Symmetry cases have been glossy on the back, which tends to scratch easily, but this black Symmetry case, along with the Mixed Berry Jam and the Fine Port colors that my friends and I have had, are very durable and do not have that glossy coating. They are heavy duty but not too thick or thin! The rubber bumper part of the case also prevents it from being too slippery. I did not like how plain colored they were, but I ended up putting decals and stickers on mine, and it's perfect now with my own personal touches! I'm very pleased with this case and probably will not look in any other direction when I need a new one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can Always Expect Quality Products From Otterbox

    Posted
    Picard1701
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    I have used Otterbox cases on my previous four smart phones. All my children use them because I will not allow them to carry a phone unless it is well protected. That is why Otterbox is my choice of cases. There are many out there that look fancy with nice designs, logos, colors, etc. And, that is fine if that is your thing. However, if you need solid protection without worrying about what your screen will look like if you drop your phone, Otterbox is the ONLY choice. This comes from years of buying other colorful and fun cases and then having to deal with the repercussions of a poorly made case. In the end, it's all about preferences. I prefer to protect my $900 investment with the best product available in the market today. Otterbox IS the best. I know I can always expect quality products from Otterbox.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    "Case" closed

    Posted
    JustAnOpinion63
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    Protection without the bulk. Otterbox quality still leads the competition. Will it protect against a car running over your phone? NO, but most shoes wouldn't protect your feet either.. Will it protect against falling off a cruise ship and having to swim to the nearest island? Depends on whether or not you can swim. Chances are you won't have coverage anyway. Will it protect against a fall to the bottom of the Grand Canyon? Depends on whether or not anything slows down the rapid descent. You get the meaning. Lightweight case that provides the protection against normal bumps and wear. That's why I purchased this particular product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great case

    Posted
    Robjm
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    Bought this for my daughter. She had a k^^^e s***e. And the phone was dropped and the case on the front didn't donuts job. Had tiny crack on the corner it fell.on. I bought this case because of experience with otterbox. She told me the same day it was installed that she dropped her phone and not a single scratch to the screen. I love the way the phone overlaps the screen so there won't be no damage to it. Love otterbox

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lightweight but sturdy clear case

    Posted
    Laura
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    Used this case with the glass Zagg screen protector for my daughter that is more careful with her phone than her brother. He needs something with more protection from carless drops, like the Lifeproof or Otterbox. This one is more sturdy than I expected but would not use without the screen protector and only for someone that treats their phone like their most prized possession. It is nice to be able to see the pretty phone that you paid big bucks for through the case. It seems to be more sturdy than other clear cases, but also doesn't have the best grip. We added a Pop Socket to help with that, and it seems to do the trick to prevent drops.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High quality sharp looking

    Posted
    Dadof5terrors
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    After using multiple other cases for my phone that would usually fall apart, or have pieces break off after 6months of use, I decided to go back to the trusty otter box I used in my wilder youth. I had turned away from the otter box in the past due to the bulk that was added. However this case pleasantly surprised me! While it does add a little more bulk than I was used to, it is not excessive, and actually feels like the phone is somewhat protected. I actually feel like there is some protection added by using this case, the style is professional enough looking that it does not draw attention at meetings, and the feel is perfect, with a good balance of anti slip surface to smooth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't go wrong with this case!

    Posted
    Kels0392
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    This is the first case that I purchased for my iPhone 8 Plus, and I still love it just as much as the day I bought it! It offers excellent protection, but it's not as bulky as other Otterbox cases out there. The design really compliments the gold iPhone as well. Even though the case is mostly clear, it doesn't show any signs of discoloration, and it doesn't scratch very easily either. When you pay $1000 for a phone, you want to make sure it's protected, and with this case, you won't be disappointed! All in all, I'm very satisfied with my purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great slim case with protection

    Posted
    dzine808
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    Looking for a iPhone case that's not slippery, yet slim...well the Otterbox Symmetry is the answer! Not a lot of slim cases out there have a rubbery, grippy exterior. They're usually slippery! The case looks like a 2-piece design, but is actually 1-piece. The majority of the case is a hard plastic, but the edges of the case has a nice rubbery feel to it making it easy to hold your phone while texting and talking. It is a little heavy, but its tolerable. It's like having the Otterbox Defender without the bulk! I'll will recommend this to anyone looking for a high quality, slim case!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the clear Otterbox!

    Posted
    KeithPintheD
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    I had an Otterbox on my 4 year old iPhone 5s. It was the type with the heavy-looking plastic with the rubber around it. It saved my phone on several occasions and Otterbox was happy to replace the rubber portion at no cost over the 4 years I owned it. I recently upgraded to a red iPhone 8 Plus. I hated the thought of covering my new red phone with a black case but I wanted another Otterbox product. I was elated to hear that Otterbox offered a CLEAR cover with all the protection assurances that came with the Otterbox name!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful iPhone Cover

    Posted
    arrowpic
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The Otter Box Symmetry iPhone case is great. It gives good all around protection, except for the front. It is even heavy duty enough to proved some protection if you drop the phone. This is my second Symmetry. I bought this one because it is clear and allows the beauty of the iPhone show thru. My other Symmetry is Black and Smoke so it hides some of the iPhone's appearance. One draw back is that, due to it thickness, it will not fit on the apple charging stand, if fact, it will not fit on most charging stands I've tried.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So cute

    Posted
    Cindy
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    I absolutely love this case. It's girly, cute, and when you hold your phone you can feel that it is protected. It also gives you a good grip to your phone. I have dropped my iphone several times and this case saved it from shattering! I've had it for about a year now and do notice in the sunshine I can see some scratches on the case, but I would definitely re-purchase it. It is one of my favorite cases for my iphone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not a bad case

    Posted
    RichardJeremy
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    Normally I am a fan of the commuter case. But unfortunately, otterBox has not come out with a white case for the commuter series for this particular phone. I buy the phones because I like to show off what they look like I don’t want to hide their colors with different case colors. With this case there is no issue showing off the true beauty of this phone. This is one solid piece but it looks like it offers just about the same protection that the commuter does no issues as of yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid protection in a clear package

    Posted
    GJ33
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    this case wraps around well and works well with the screen protector I have. there is a slight gap between the case and the screen protector but regular cleaning keeps it in good shape. It makes the phone a bit heavier but I would rather deal with that than a case that pretends to protect a very expensive phone. This version is clear and shows off the gold color of my wife's phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Long story short

    Posted
    Txsteve
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    I originally bought a cheap case for my iPhone 8 when I got the phone. The thin pieces near the plug started to break. I went to Bestbuy to find a better case and picked up this one. I knew this case was made much better the second I looked at it and although it costs more you can tell it will last longer. No thin rubber pieces, sturdy button pushes, and it’s just solid. I will buy Otter again for all my phones

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great protection with minimalist bulk

    Posted
    Todd
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    The Otterbox Symmetry case is exceptional in that it has provided great protection for my phone, but is very small in size for easy carrying and storage. It has kept my phone from being damaged many times. It has definitely performed as I would want it to. It is a minimalist cover and at a very cost efficient pricing. I would say if you are looking for great protection with less bulk, it's the way you should go.

    I would recommend this to a friend