OtterBox Defender Series Case for Samsung Galaxy Nexus i515 Only Not for the Nexus 2 3 and 4

3.7 out of 5 stars 246 customer reviews

Color: Black
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  • plastic
  • 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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Product Description

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
  • Domestic Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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  • Average Customer Review:
    3.7 out of 5 stars 246 customer reviews
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By Nathaniel Allen TOP 1000 REVIEWER on December 23, 2011
Color: Black
UPDATES AT THE BOTTOM -- possible extended battery problem...

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.
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Color: Black
I have had this case for about a month now and the case that holds the phone has proven it does protect the phone. the other day my phone fell out of the clip and was kicked across the street into a snow bank. It was there for 15-20 minutes as I didn't immediately relize it had fallen. When I found it there were some scratches on the case and water all over, but the phone inside was unharmed. I took the case off the phone, cleaned and dried it off and put it back on the phone.

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.
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The holster is great except for one problem that makes it useless. I bought the first one from Verizon when I got the phone. The case worked well for me. A few weeks later, as I was getting out of my vehicle, the back edge of the case, which I had horizontally on my belt, apparently caught on something and the clip broke. It did not just pop off. The part with the holes for the pin on the holster broke off of the clip on both sides. Verizon would not replace it.

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.
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Color: Black
I work in a relatively harsh environment with significant opportunities for damaging my personal equipment. I've used Otterboxes for many many years. Not all of them are great. I had one for my original droid and it did not last as I would expect. However I did chose to go with an Otterbox for my Galaxy Nexus and I am glad that I did. It is very large, but it is large in a good way.

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.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
I have had two of the otter box defenders for the samsung galaxy nexus. On both, the part of the holster that holds the phone in place broke after one month. I am giving up on this design and buying a different case. I have had the Otterbox case for 3 other phones and had no problems. I think that the design for this particular phone is poor.
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