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OtterBox Defender Series Case for Samsung Galaxy S8 Black
- Compatible with Galaxy S8
- Multi-layer, drop proof Galaxy S8 case: solid inner shell and resilient outer slipcover
- Port covers: block dirt, dust and lint from getting into jacks and ports
- Holster: works as a belt clip and a hands-free kickstand
- New precision design accommodates curved screens
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Defender Series for Samsung Galaxy S8
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Defend your device from drops, dirt and daily adventures
Defender Series for Galaxy S8
Worry less while you’re working, adventuring and living when you defend your device against drops, dirt and scrapes. The new Screenless 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.
- Drop protection
- Dust protection
- Multi-layer protection
- Holster included
Defender Series is your phone’s first line of defence against drops, falls, impacts and the rugged world outside.
What’s in the Box — Includes Everything You Need! — Protecting Your Mobile World
Defender Series by OtterBox
The best defence is better defence. Defender Series shields your device with ultra-tough layers and uncompromising protection.
Detailed, step-by-step instructions are included so you can install your case with ease. Also, you can reference our above videos for detailed instructions.
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|Defender Series||Alpha Glass||Symmetry Series||Symmetry Clear Series||Strada Series Folio|
|Protection Style/Type||Rugged Protection||Anti-Shatter/scratch Protection||Sleek Protection||Sleek Protection||Crafted Protection|
|OtterBox Certified Drop + Protection||✓||Yes - when used with Defender, Symmetry, Symmetry Clear, or Strada Series||✓||✓||✓|
|OtterBox Alpha Glass Compatibility?||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Case Layers||Multi-layer design||One-piece design||Single-layer design||Single-layer design||Single-layer plus folio cover design|
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The case - as always the OtterBox Defender series for the Galaxy S8 provide outstanding protection to the phone shell, but that goes without the screen protector portion. Now if you are still going to spend the money and buy the case, then save yourself the time, you are best served by purchasing a soft screen protector. The problem with most hard glass/plastic screen protectors, as it is with the OtterBox Alpha Glass screen protector advertised to work with the OtterBox cases, is that although it provides maximum protection, it also gets caught in the hard plastic edges of the case, which means it will often lift off the phone’s screen, causing the user to have to continually press down hard on the screen to make it function properly. If you are like me, I promise you after a couple of days of doing this, you will more likely to just throw away the hard glass/plastic screen protector because it will be insanely frustrating.
So I conclude by saying that without the one feature that has always made OtterBox Defender series unique and worth the cost, the defender series case has just become another case that could easily be purchased from another generic brand for about $10 and get the same exact level of protection.
My hope is that the designers of OtterBox reconsider the mistake they have made and re-integrate the screen protector to the defender series; it might take a little ingenuity, but well worth it if you can make it happen. Otherwise, I'm afraid you have just created an overpriced phone case, in addition to losing yet another customer.
My Advise to any buyer, don’t waste your money! This $10 worth case is absolutely not worth the $50+ of your hard earned money without the screen protector to go with it. If you pay $50, then know all you are buying is the logo on the outside of the box. The rest, can be purchased for a lot cheaper!
There is one thing to keep an eye out for. Some cases are considered special edition cases and others are covered under the OtterBox Global Warranty. It's all in the fine print in the paperwork that comes in the Box. For example, the teal case only has a one year warranty whereas most of the darker colors like black and dark grey have a lifetime warranty. This is because the dark gray ones and black ones will not get as dirty looking.
Despite this caveat I personally know that OtterBox will honor the warranty beyond one year on these items. As long as they still make the case they will honor the warranty. If you don't believe me call them yourself. They'll replace cases due to loose outer skin, being dirty, damage from drops, pretty much anything you can imagine.
This is the way of products in todays world. We can as a species land a satellite on a comet but we cant put some flimsy plastic over some slightly curved glass. Regardless, almost none of these cases on the market for this brand new phone are including full screen protectors built in. So, we are stuck with the stick on adhesive crap shoots that claim self healing characteristics.
The PROS: As noted above, the tank armor that is standard in the Defender series is present and fully deployed.
The phone is very thin and the case follows suit. In fact, I think the profile of the holster clip is actually taller than the case.
The grip is great as always. This phone without a case on it is begging to slip out of your hand. None of the other cases for this phone can compete with the grippy rubber that otterbox uses.
The holster is quite strong and flexible for getting in and out of cars and general work. I wouldn't rock climb with it though. See Below
The CONS: Obviously, the lack of built in screen protection. Given that other companies are doing the same thing, you could take it or leave it.
The case doesn't always fully seat in the holster when already clipped to your belt. No audible click like past otterbox defenders.
The price. Otterbox is very near top of the line but has remained at the top of the cost line as well. If people will pay it, more power to them. There are comparable cases for one third of the all black case.
The buttons are very stiff. Again, take it or leave it. At least you wont be striking buttons accidentally.
Tips: Give the phone a jiggle if you place it into the holster screen side inward. Maybe even a tug as a test. It doesn't like to seat all the time if the holster is on your belt. Ive gotten out of the car twice in 2 days and juggled the phone and braced for impact as my 8 day old phone rolls across the blacktop.