Worry Less While You’re Working, Adventuring and Living When You Defend Your Device Against Drops, Dirt and Scrapes. The New Screen less Defender Series Is Specifically Designed for the Galaxy s8 Curved Touchscreen. Combining a Solid Internal Shell With a Resilient Outer Slipcover, Defender Series Deflects the Action and Accidents That Come Your Way Every Day. Plus, the Included Holster Doubles as a Kickstand for Hands-Free Viewing.
Let me start by saying I have always been a devoted fan of OtterBox, purchasing the Defender series for all my family’s cell phones, to include my own. This is the first time when I can honestly say I am extremely disappointed with the product I’ve purchased. Yes, I bought the case knowing that it no longer had a screen, instead, I gave OtterBox the benefit of the doubt and purchased their Alpha Glass Screen protector to go with the new case. I am sad to say the results were still very disappointing. The cost of the two together, $90+.
Awesome product. My dad dropped his phone and realized a couple minutes later that it was in a bonfire. The picture shows the back cover which melted a bit. Saved his new phone. He will only use otter box!
I'm writing this review mainly because there's a lot of misinformation on the warranty. There are a lot of people who complain that their lighter colored OtterBox gets really dirty or dingy after a few months of use. If you call OtterBox they will honor their warranty and send you a whole new case just because it's dirty. I personally know this and I've talked to other people who have done it. They have very good customer service.
I started using Otterbox Defender cases since the galaxy s7 and this verion for the s8 does not disappoint. I have smashed both an s7 and s8 (both of which did NOT have the case on) but have never damaged a phones while the case was fitted. Its a good tight fit and makes the phone much more grippy compared to the glass which will slide out of your hand (you have been warned) If you want to protect your phone from drops then you can't do any better than this case.... trust me, i have tried and learnt the lesson the hard way. Dont hesitate just buy
Paired this up with the Alpha glass screen protector. After a few weeks of use (only being removed from the phone occasionally to remove dust etc) two of the clips that hold the case together have broken. Additionally it's first drop test of two feet onto carpet resulted in the screen protector cracking. Poor performance from a company whose products I have in the past highly rated.
S8. To be honest it was a bit of a pain to put on. There's a rubber cover to take off, so then split the plastic insert and the phone needs jiggling to get right. Then you need to put the rubber bit back on which is a faff, but once it's back on it feels very robust and will take a lot of abuse. The buttons work well. Not sure how the port flaps will last
The main 2 components of the case itself don't add much bulk and the texture is grippy and comfortable in the hand, although the clip is a bit bulky.
I've used otterbox cases for years. Either this one is not authentic or it's just a poor quality case. They don't have the usual case that protects the screen so that's a downside. I've used the case for just over a month and its peeling at the top edge. A piece of the plastic came apart from the rest of the case. The quality is very poor.
Very good cover for the Galaxy S8. It makes the phone easier to grip and still feels protective, while not interfering with the edges of the screen. The bumpers keep the screen slightly protected. I have dropped the phone a few times and no damage has occurred.
I had been recommended otterbox cases by various friends and family members and was under the impression that they were built to last (hence the higher sale price). This has not been so for my case - after 4 months of use the internal plastic clips have all snapped and the external rubber case gapes, has lost its shape and is too large for the phone meaning it offers ineffectual protection. It's possible I received a fake case but it's unclear where I should report this to receive an authentic replacement.
Outstanding strength and quality...you get what you pay for. I've dropped my phone numerous times without suffering a single blemish. BUT, you do need a gorilla glass to compliment it. No screen protection included. Hence low stars for the touchscreen rating above as it doesn't save your screen.
Still early days with this case but so far so good. Feels a lot better than previous cases I purchased off an internet auction site both turned out to be fake and fell to bits within a month. Checked out otterbox website and they advised buying directly from Amazon which I did. Over a month later the case has never budged still nice and tight around the phone. My advice pay a few extra pennies and get a genuine case unlike the others on fakebay.
Product is good but the ad should be more clear.. I used otterbox before and I liked the screen cover. This product comes without it and it's hidden in the picture description. Should be in the ad more clear. feel misled now
Great cover. Sturdy & raised edges protect the screen from drops. Not pretty but very durable.
Rubber fits fairly well, with a little bit of give in places. Don't bother with the matching Otterbox screen protectors, both failed in around a day. I Bason glass fits this case
Really does the job. Very happy with it. I had cracked my screen and this keeps it very safe.
So here we have a sound and solid device case, easy to fit and remove, time and time again (the locking clips will break if removed too often). Absolutely total protection, except for the most important part, the screen. To find a screen protector as good as the Defender would be a perfect world, but as yet I am to find one. I'll keep looking, and I guess I'll keep buying substandard ones until I do.
I dropped my phone the other day, about 1 metre onto a hard floor and although the phone survived, the OtterBox didn't. The hard inner casing that wraps around the phone (under the soft rubber/plastic exterior) cracked and started falling to pieces. Surely it should be strong enough to survive being dropped a small distance like this?