OtterBox Defender Series Case for Samsung Galaxy S5

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The OtterBox Defender Series Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 is one of the toughest available cases out there for the Galaxy S5. Designed to provide all around protection for the Samsung flag ship from drops, scratches, hits and dust. If you do a lot of outdoor activities in your personal life or at work, then this case is perfect for keeping your Galaxy S5 safe.

Protection:

The OtterBox Defender Series Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 has multiple layers of protection. The inner layer is made out of polycarbonate and its main purpose is to protect the S5 from scratches and occasional hits. The second layer is a built-in screen protector that snaps on the polycarbonate shell, and excludes the need for an external screen protector. This screen protector doesn’t spoil the touch sensitivity of the S5 and provides study scratch and hits protection for the screen. The third layer is made out of silicone and goes on top of the polycarbonate layer. Silicone has great shock absorbing abilitoes and this layer is the main part of the defender case, that’s responsible for drop protection. It is pretty thick and will protect your Galaxy S5 from serious drops. The silicone layer also generates a raised lip around the screen, which should provide great protection in case your drop your S5, or in case you lay it facing down on a flat surface. The fourth layer is a belt clip that snaps on the screen of the Galaxy S5 and provides another layer of protection for the screen, when you’re not using it. Overall, the amount of protection this case provides is amazing.

Design:

The OtterBox Defender Series Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 was designed very well. The build quality of this case is superb, with perfect cutouts for the camera, speaker and ports. The buttons are a little bit hard to press, but the stiffness goes away after some time and people who do a lot of outdoor activities, might actually prefer tougher to press buttons. The hear-rate sensor works perfectly with this case on, but the charging ports is a bit tough to open. This case does add a lot of weight  to the S5, but not as you’d expect when first looking at this case. This is due to the high quality materials OtterBox are using. Although this case is not the best looking case around due to its size, it’s available in many different colors to choose from. You can choose different colors for the polycarbonate layer, the silicone layer and for the belt clip.

Conclusion:

The OtterBox Defender Series Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 is one of the toughest cases out there for the Galaxy S5. It offers multiple layers of protection, making it one of the best cases around to take outdoors. It’s a bit pricey, but at least it’s available in many different color combinations.

Where to get it?

$28 on eBay.
$45 on Amazon.
$59.90 on OtterBox’s Official Website.

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