This is the first phone case I've ever bought that fits perfectly. The design is great. It looks like it was designed just for me. The case makes my phone fit my hand perfectly. If I had to find a fault it would have to be the stiffness of the control buttons with the case on, but even that is an improvement over the bare phone. Without the case the power and volume buttons were much to sensitive and a constant nuisance trying to not depress them accidentally. Do you get the impression that I like this case? You're correct.
Pros: High quality, Durable, near perfect execution
This thing is a beast. Yes, it's hard to put the phone in the first few times but that toughness is what made this case so awesome. The seal the Silicon gasket makes with the phone is so good it's almost water resistant. I once accidentally dropped my S3 into a bowl of Ramen face down. I fished it out immediately and pulled the phone out of the case. I thought for sure I had wrecked it but amazingly all the vital areas where fluid damage could really wreck a phone were still dry. The screen cover eventually had to be replaced but that was it.
Sadly, Otterbox loosened up the Commuter for subsequent phones and the seal wasn't as good for the S4. And with the S6 it's really not good. But it was awesome on the S3.
This is the best invention since the wheel. It protects my phone and as much as my grand daughter handles my cell phone, I am finally not afraid that she is going to drop it and crack my screen. It is totally awesome.
I wanted a case that was slim enough to slide easily and comfortably into my pocket and provide adequate protection. The commuter does both splendidly. The only issue I have is that the side buttons require a lot of pressure for them to work. But I got used to it. I really like the way it feels in my hand- solid and comfortable. I am extremely happy with it so far.
It's my second otter box purchase.. This case it good when you are going out and do not need a bulky case. although I find it a little slippery.. my other case which has the rubber glove on the outside offers a little more grip.. but it's to hard to place in your pocket. So i use differet cases for different applications. Thanks Otters .. you've done a good job :)
I purchased the Galaxy S3 Commuter case to replace the old one. Well it was only 5 months old. I like the slim line construction of the Commuter case, it is not bulky which allows me to place it in my front pocket. I am a high school student and I do not like having my phone out/ or in a clip holster. The product is average quality due to the outer gel case stretching which causes it to loses its integrity. This product should last longer than 4-5 months for the amount of money one pays.
I am new to smart phones and one of my concerns is that the phone is so thin it can easily slip from my hands.
The Commuter for Galaxy S3 is better than holding the phone directly but has an outer shell that is mostly hard plastic. This is great for impacts but makes it slicker than it would be if it had a rubbery coating. Also the power and volume buttons were very hard to press.
On the positive side the build quality was very good and the case was small enough to easily fit in my pocket and in an older waterproof drybox.
This is a good case but I decided to look for one with more rubber on the sides.
Pros: High quality, Durable, pocket size, professional looks
I have tried several other types of S3 cases but they did not perform to my needs. The Commuter Series is very sturdy and maintains a very professional look. The ability to "hook" the case on my belt is one of the best features along with the ballistic-type case and protective screen.
As other reviews have stated, the case is very good, however, it is slippery when placed on the backside. I have had it slide off the couch and chair armrests. The buttons are a little harder to push, but that also prevents buttons being pushed accidentally. Overall, I would purchase this case again and also advise others to do so.
Great protection, good value. The only con I have is the pushbuttons are much too hard to press. I resolved this by stacking 3 layers of duct tape with one sticky side out. I then cut into small enough pieces to fit inside the button holes inside the case. Place the sticky side towards the case buttons so they will remain in place while you assemble. Now it takes very little effort to press.
The product look and feel are great. The price was right too. However, I knew I had the right case whenever I dropped my Samsung GS3 from the 2nd story of my house on to the tile on the first floor (accidentally), and my phone survived without a scratch or crack. The case doesn't show any wear or tear either!
I like the way the Otterbox protects the Samsung Galaxy SIII. There are a few things I'd like to see changed. The case needs some "edges" to help you hold it better. Also, the hard plastic tends to feel very slippery in my hand and I've almost dropped my phone a few times because of this. Another thing, the buttons, mainly the one used to power the phone on and off seems to require quite a lot of pressure to overcome the tenacity of the rubber. The screen protector was a welcome surprise with how easy it is to apply to the phone.
I bought my OtterBox online & got an outstanding deal. This is my second Commuter series OtterBox. My first one protected my phone that I dropped more times than I can remember & was easy to get in & out of my front pocket, so when I got my new phone, a new OtterBox was a no-brainer.