OtterBox Defender Series Case for Samsung Galaxy Nexus i515 Only Not for the Nexus 2 3 and 4
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- 4.3" wide
- May not be compatible with 30-pin to Lightning Adapters or non-Apple branded USB to Lightning cables.
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Fits Samsung Galaxy Nexus Smartphones; Clear Protective Membrane Over Screen; High-Impact Polycarbonate Shell; Durable Silicone Skin; Provides Open Access To Device Features; Access To All Buttons Through Case; Includes Belt Clip Holster ; Black
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 4.3 x 2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
- ASIN: B006JO232E
- Item model number: SAM2-I515X-20-E4OTR
- Date first available at Amazon.com: December 6, 2011
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Just want to start off this review with a disclaimer: Otterbox Defenders are known to be bulky compared to the "skin" style cases such as the popular Diztronic Flexible TPU Case. This review is written with that in mind -- I'm not knocking this case's size, because we're all aware of that going in.
And in answer to another question that is sure to arise, YES, this case is compatible with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2100mAh Extended Battery & Cover. The extended battery comes with a replacement back for the phone that results in perhaps an extra millimeter of thickness, making the fit of the Otterbox Defender snug, but just so. It fits.
If you're in love with the subtle curve of the Nexus' screen, a word of warning: this case makes it disappear. As you can see from the photos I've added, there is a slight curve evident when the phone is set, face down, on a flat surface. But the bulk of the case really makes the phone appear to be dead flat up front. The back, however, attempts to maintain a bit of the tapered curve, and even has nicely rounded edges that make this monster more comfortable and natural to hold.
The case is actually four components, as follows:
1. There's a hard plastic "inner" case that is actually two pieces, a front and a back that snap together around the phone.Read more ›
The downside to this case is the clip that holds the phone to your belt, I have had the clip pop off my belt as it catches on the stand somehow. this usually happens getting into out out of the car. The phone also does not always snap securely into the clip as mentioned above it seems like it's locked into place but does fall out. If you are in a rush the likelyhood of the phone securely locking into the clip is low.
From a protection standpoint the case around the phone is 5 stars. The clip that holds the phone to your belt is 1 star.
I thought it might be a fluke and because I was otherwise happy with the holster I ordered another one on Amazon. Within two weeks the same thing happened in a different car. I am not small but not huge, 6'2" and 250#. I don't think I was doing anything unusual.
I will be looking for a different case. I understand that the clip cannot be infinitely strong but before breaking it should either come off of the belt or the clip should pop off in a way where it can be replaced. Other holsters do work this way. I was not applying great force to it. I did not get hung up on something and then force it. Just my normal movement getting out of the vehicles broke it. Because I had two fail in 2-3 weeks I am giving it one star.
My issue is not with the seller but with Otterbox.
The integral screen cover was a concern at first, but I really have not noticed a difference. It offers a tremendously increased layer of protection than a applique film screen protector.
Most importantly, it is a hard shell that works with the 2100ma extended battery.
I would say that if your principle concern is protection, the defender series is a good choice. The rubber over a polycarbonate shell can not be practically beaten, it is a very sturdy case for active people.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Always great quality from otterbox. Super happy with the protectionPublished 3 months ago by Railroadcncguy
The plastic sides broke piece by piece after 6 months of heavy daily use. Price and the expected longevity didn't match.Published 9 months ago by 5-for-one
Great protection from falls but dust gets trapped inside between the case and the phone and scuffs the phone over time.Published 9 months ago by Marco
Great protection, but the clips that hold it together break over time.Published 12 months ago by Thomas Winn
great price and selection. again as always, great service from AmazonPublished 15 months ago by whit