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  • Shock-absorbing and impact-deflecting materials completely cover your device along with a built-in screen protector that guards against damage to your touch screen
  • Multi-layer case made to withstands drops, bumps, dust and shock
  • Rugged, protective case made for demanding conditions, heavy use and random accidents
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Size: One Size | Color: Black
  • Size (LWH): 4.25 inches, 7.5 inches, 1.7 inches
  • Weight: 2.4 ounces
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Size Name: One Size | Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 7.5 x 1.7 inches ; 2.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B0085JRQIC
  • Item model number: 77-21086
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5,732 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #685 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Defender Series Build Your Own Case
 
OtterBox.com is the only place you can go to build a custom Defender Series Galaxy S3 case. The Defender Series offers 3 layers of protection so you don’t have to fear the inevitable oopsie or accident. The two piece polycarbonate inner layer snaps together around the device to form a secure foundation. The inner layer includes a built-in screen protector that prevents scratches while memory foam pads cradle the device to provide added shock absorption. The outer layer is made up of rugged silicone that wraps around the inner layer to absorb impact. The Defender Series Galaxy S3 case comes with a ratcheting belt holster that can also double as a viewing stand.
 
Compatibility:
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 (All Carriers)
 
Features:
  • Complete functionality of the device through the case, including the microphone, speaker, camera and flash
  • Silicone plugs cover the main openings of the phone, including volume controls, power button, headphone jack and micro USB port
  • Three layers of protection include a polycarbonate inner layer, a built-in screen protector and a silicone outer layer
 
Material:
  • Built-in screen protector prevents scratches while retaining sensitivity of the touchscreen
  • Two-piece polycarbonate inner layer snaps together to form a snug fit around the device
  • Rugged silicone outer layer wraps around the polycarbonate inner layer to create a rock-solid defense against oopsies like drops and shocks
  • Belt-clip holster fastens to almost anything and can also double as a kickstand for viewing. Face the screen outward to use or inward for maximum protection.
  • Weight (with holster): 4.64 oz / 131.54 g
  • Dimensions: 5.88 in x 3.47 in x 1.41 in / 148.84 mm x 88.14 mm x 35.81 mm
 
Environmental Protection:
The Samsung Galaxy S3 Defender Series case provides added protection against bump and shock but is NOT protective against water.

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Not too bulky like other cases and protects phone well.
greg francis
The outer rubber shell has stretched and warp it does not fit snug around the inner case.
M. Allen
This case is strong, durable, fits great and protects the phone very well.
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547 of 566 people found the following review helpful By Dean Buzzell on September 10, 2012
Color Name: Green/Lake BlueSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
I just purchased a Galaxy S3, and wanted the cover that offered the best protection for my device. My kids have Otterbox Defenders for their iPhones; my sons is really beat up and literally falling to pieces, but the phone it protects is in excellent shape, without a scratch or mark. I chose this case because my last phone - a Blackberry Bold 9650 - got a deep scratch on the case and the screen the first month I had it, and it drove me crazy for two years. A good Otterbox cover like the Defender would have prevented both.

PROs
1. The cover DOES provide a very high degree of drop protection for my device. The hard inner shell has a soft inner cushion that stabilizes the device and increases the shock resistance slghtly.
2. The rubber-like outer covering fits snugly around the inner shell, and dramatically increases shock resistance.
3. The earbud and mini-USB ports at the top and bottom of the phone are covered by flexible 'tabs' that protect the device from dirt/dust/gunk intrusion.
4. The volume rocker and power button are completely encased. It takes just a bit more effort to press the buttons, but it is NOT difficult.
5. The cover comes with a built-in screen protector. It is a rigid plastic that does not adhere to the device screen like soft plastic does. This doesn't seem to affect the touch-screen sensitivity, though. Tip: be really careful to thoroughly clean the inside of the rigid screen protector. Check it before closing to ensure there are no particles adhered to it from static cling - these will leave noticable 'bumps' on your screen, and they COULD scratch the inner face of the screen protector or even your device screen. Have a can of compressed air handy and give both the screen protector and device screen a shot before closing it up.
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277 of 294 people found the following review helpful By J. Stevens on August 29, 2012
Color Name: PurpleSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
I have never liked cases much because they are so bulky and honestly, the way I handle my phones I don't need a case. I take very good care of my phones. Since the S3 is such an expensive phone (I paid full price) I decided to get a case. I did a lot of research and decided on either the defender or commuter series. The common complaint with the commuter series is that the back is slick and any time you toss is on something it slides right off. So I went with the defender series. Other reviews claim that it is bulky, I disagree. It adds a little thickness to the phone but really not all that much. It's still much slimmer than other phones out there such as an iphone. Another complaint stated that the glass on the case sat off the glass of the phone. I as well disagree with this. If the case is put on correctly you will have no gap between the case and phone. The case is very difficult to put on if you do not know what you are doing. The directions it comes with suck! On otterbox's website they have a video walking you through how to put it on. Following the video made it super easy and took like 2 minutes. This case retails for $60, honestly this is an amazing deal and a great case.
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189 of 208 people found the following review helpful By C. Campbell on July 29, 2012
Color Name: BlackSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
Otterbox was slow getting these out to the suppliers but it was worth the wait. I have been carrying my phone around for two weeks worried every moment about dropping the thing. I received the Otterbox Defender case yesterday and couldn't be happier with the product. It fits perfectly and looks great. All of the ports and buttons work well. The touch screen is responsive and clear. I especially love the way it feels in my hand. Before the phone felt thin and fragile, now with the cover on it feels very solid and strong. I am a business traveler and I am also pleased with the belt clip. I will be using the belt clip extensively as go through airports and security lines. I have researched all of the competing phone covers at the big box stores and online, it is pretty clear that Otterbox sets the standard that everybody else tries to live up to.

Update 2014: I still say this case provided great protection from drops. I just got tired of the loose silicone outer shell. I'm sure I was part of the reason the outer shell got so loose since I was frequently taking the phone out of the case to changes batteries. I have since moved on to a UAG case that I am happy with.
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82 of 91 people found the following review helpful By Jason Morano on September 7, 2012
Color Name: WhiteSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
I've used a few different smartphone cases over the past years on several different phones and I've always felt that Otterbox offered the best quality for a reasonable price. When I decided to purchase my Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 I took about 10 seconds to navigate to the Otterbox Defender Series cases. Since I chose the white versioin of the S3 I went with the Glacial look that I felt matched best with the phone.

My first reaction out of the box was, "Really? This quality doesn't seem to be as good as what I had on my Droid X2?" But, I shook it off and proceeded to encase my new phone in protective goodness. Once put together, I beemed with happiness. The case really is designed asthetically well for this phone. I like the raised front so you can put the phone face down while keeping the screen untouched. Personally, I like the slightly stiff buttons and tight porthole covers. They work just fine. It was only the second day in and I had my phone in my shirt pocket climbing a ladder when as I bent over the phone jettisoned out and fell 2 stories to the driveway with a loud CRACK! I hurried down and picked up the phone. Everything was fine and not even a scuff on the case. YES! The Defender strikes again. I gently placed my phone down and went up the ladder to finish the job without it - no need to run tha test again.

In my 2nd week I was getting ready for work and picked up my phone only to notice a scratch on the screen cover a little over an inch long. My 4-year old son got ahold of the phone apparently and one of his toys scratched the cover of the case - but not the phone! Phew. I promptly contacted Otterbox and after a quick pic and an email, my new case is on the way completely free of charge.
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