OtterBox DEFENDER SERIES Case for iPhone 8 & iPhone 7 (NOT Plus) - Frustration Free Packaging - BLACK
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- Compatible with iPhone 8 & iPhone 7 NOT Plus
- Triple-layer defense: inner shell, outer cover and touchscreen protector
- Belt-clip holster included that doubles as a kickstand for hand-free media viewing
- Port covers keep out dust and debris.Synthetic rubber slipcover
- Includes OtterBox limited lifetime warranty see website for details and 100 percent authentic. Care-Clean it with mild soap and water, then air dried or dried lightly with a paper towel
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From the manufacturer
Defender Series for iPhone 8 and iPhone 7
Protecting Your Mobile World
Building protective cases is what we do at OtterBox. Every case we make delivers premium quality and ultimate protection.
World-class customer service
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Defend your device from drops, dirt and daily adventures
Defender Series for iPhone 8 and iPhone 7
Worry less while you work hard and play hard. Defender Series for iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 combines three ultra-tough layers to guard your device against serious drops, dirt, scrapes and bumps. The built-in screen film stops display scratches, plus the included holster gives you a quick draw on calls and texts. Rugged Defender Series iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 case works hard to protect your device.
- DROP PROTECTION
- DUST PROTECTION
- SCREEN PROTECTION
- MULTI-LAYER CASE
- HOLSTER INCLUDED
|OtterBox Defender Series||OtterBox Commuter Series||OtterBox Symmetry Series||OtterBox Strada Series||OtterBox uniVERSE Series||OtterBox Alpha Glass Series|
|Layers||Multi-layer case||Two-layer case||One-piece, dual material case||One-piece leather case with folio||One-piece case with mount point|
|OtterBox Certified Drop + Protection||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Color assortment||Solid and patterns||2-tone solid colors||Solid, patterns, clear/clear and clear patterns||Various leather colors||Solid colors||Clear fortified glass|
|Screen Protector||✓||Works with Alpha Glass (sold separately)||Works with Alpha Glass (sold separately)||Works with Alpha Glass (sold separately)||Works with Alpha Glass (sold separately)||✓|
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Covers defects in manufacturing, material and/or workmanship under normal use and service for the lifetime of the product.
Purchasing through Amazon and reputable resellers ensures your case is 100% authentic OtterBox.
Have questions about your purchase, our warranty or other products? The OtterBox customer service team is equipped to help.
Worry less while you’re on the job. Defender Series for iPhone 8 & iPhone 7 combines three ultra-tough layers to guard your device against serious drops, dirt, scrapes and bumps. The built-in screen film stops display scratches, plus the included holster gives you the quick draw on calls and texts. Defender Series works hard to protect your device.
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It does completely enclose your iPhone, including the screen, but I've never been fond of the plastic screen cover. It scratches and just isn't nearly as clear as a tempered glass screen protector. Also, with the iPhone 7, it looks like they wanted to protect the home button, but it truly does look like an afterthought (as others have mentioned). It literally looks like a thin piece of plastic wrap, stretched tight and glued across the space for the home button. Given that the iPhone home "button" isn't really a button any more, and is water resistant, I'd rather just have an open access to the home button rather than that very thin piece of plastic wrap that just looks like it would wrinkle or break over time.
So, I did what someone else suggested out here. I got my Defender case, took the front piece, and carefully began to cut off the plastic screen protector, including the flimsy piece over the home button. It's easy enough to get the plastic off once you get started, but there's sticky glue and residue that's left behind. I used "Goo Gone", let it sit for a while, and was able to get all that glue off. You're left with just the hard plastic piece for the front, without any screen protector or flimsy plastic for the home button.
I then put a tempered glass screen protector on, then put the phone in the modified Defender case. VERY happy with this setup. The Defender case itself is a beast, and does a great job protecting the phone. Button access is good, and without the flimsy plastic over the home button, there are no problems using it. The edges on the front of the Defender case sits well up from the phone screen, giving it some protection already, but with tempered glass underneath, you've got a very clear, durable front screen protection, plus all the hard-case protection of the Defender.
And you don't have to deal with the flimsy plastic home button, or the easily scratched plastic cover that comes with the Defender.
I tried a Life Proof on an iPhone 5 one time and found it to be cheaply made and far too expensive. For me, the main advantages of Life Proof cases were the dust protection and water resistance. However, since the implementation of IP67, the Life Proof has completely lost its weight on the field in my opinion.
One should note that this case was made for a tough life. If your phone isn't going to be thrashed all day, every day, I might even call it overkill. It is very thick and bulky, and does not fit in the pocket of any of my pants - I must use the belt clip exclusively. Also the integrated screen protector has a mind of its own. There are reviews that state that the screen protector has excellent responsiveness - lies. It also renders the Touch ID essentially useless. I have found the best combination is to remove the plastic screen protector completely and install a glass protector on the phone itself. It's better protected this way and you get your Touch ID and responsiveness back.
The last gripe I have is that there seems to be a 'second skin' that has started peeling off on the back. It's nothing that would compromise the integrity of the case - it's just ugly. Try and fix this otterbox!
Overall, this is a fabulous case. It's a little heavy (which I like), it has an unparalleled protection factor, looks cool. The only reason for 4 stars are the gripes stated above, namely the outer onion layer peeling issue. Unless something major changes, I'll continue buying OtterBox!
In the 10 days that I've owned this case, it has never been exposed to any kind of significant moisture, any dyes, or any dirt. Yet, it is almost completely discolored and is unrecognizable as the case that I ordered. For a nearly $50 case, I expected it to maintain some kind of aesthetic stability for longer than 10 days... especially since it is kept indoors in a clean environment.
Very, very disappointed. Will be contacting OtterBox for a refund.
Most recent customer reviews
Quality, Cost, Function balance is good.