Highly impressed with the product. Fits snug, feels solid. I'm a little disappointed with how the "through the case" volume and power buttons work however. Requires some real pressure and well placed fingers to activate the phone's buttons. I'm adjusting and it certainly would not detour me from another purchase down the road.
This is the second Otterbox Commuter I have purchased for this phone, and the sixth Otterbox product I have used. This particular case protected my phone for two years before the rubber insert finally began to fail beyond use. I has protected me through cutting firewood, working on my vehicles and general laboratory work.
Ordered this case to replace another otterbox I have that was also great but had too much grip (outer silicone would catch while in my pocket). My order came in fast and install was a cinch! Exactly what I wanted a great protection without the bulk and the hard outer shell makes it smooth transition in and out of the pocket. Only complaint is the side buttons are now a bit more stiff then I prefer but it has wore in and gotten easier over the past month or so. Overall great product! Also recommend the "clearly protected" line too... two words = Bullet Proof - dropped from 5 to 10 feet onto concrete, asphalt and anything else it can possibly bounce off in a truck shop, no issues.
I have had phones in the past with no protection and dropped them. It seemed like the drop wasnt that severe but either the case broke or the screen cracked. With this product Ive dropped my phone a number of times and no damage at all.The only draw back on this product you have to press firm on the on off buttons etc.
We tried other cases like Urban Armor, ended up coming back to otterbox. Other cases had too low of a lip, which causes screens to get cracked when dropped and lacked the extra ruberized protections. Well worth the extra money to protect these expensive phones.
Love the Otterbox...it's sturdy AND attractive. It arrived quickly and as promised.
The rubber push buttons...especially the ON/OFF switch...are a little stiff, which makes the phone not as responsive (have to push on it a few times before the Power Off screen comes on - same with turning the phone back on).
Luckily, I haven't had to test its protective properties yet, but given that my nickname could be 'Butterfingers', I'm sure I'll find out if it really does protect my phone.
This is my second Otter Box Commuter for my Galaxy S3 and I would not have another case on my phone. The case has proven itself in countless drops on hard surfaces, including concrete, at a variety of angles. My phone has not sustained any damage at all. Upon removing the old screen protector, I found the screen in perfect shape - like new! In fact, the entire phone is in pristine condition after almost 2 years of hard use. The case looks great and fits well in a business environment. My first commuter case handled the abuse well, but frequent removals to remove my battery and MicroSD card while playing with experimental Android versions tore up the power button cover. You should never see this problem if you don't frequently remove your battery or MicroSD card. Very highly recommended!
Pros: High quality, Durable, form fitting, business-environment friendly
I like the Otter Box because it is attractive, durable, and workable. I had heard a lot about Otter Box. This purchuse has lived up to its reputation! I like the smart design! I love my phone... the Otter Box makes it look even more attractive! I am in concrete parking lots a lot -- in and out of the car. I have dropped my phone several times (even though I am very careful). I feel that it is safe in its Otter Box cover. Yet the Otter Box is easy to use. The Box does not hinder me or slow me down. Great job! Well done! I also liked the affordable price! What a deal! Love it!
The best case I've ever had. I wish they had one in Jeff Gordon theme . They do at his store but only for s4. It does what it was made to do very well. It is Awesome!
Pros: High quality, Durable, durable!, looks good.
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Review 37 for Commuter Series Case
5 / 5
Very Durable Case
Date:October 9, 2014
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I bought this case when I first got my Galaxy S3 a little over 2 years ago. I could not be happier with how it has held up over the years. I have dropped my phone many times over the years on all different kinds of surfaces - hardwood floor, cement, asphalt, you name it - and never once has my phone sustained damage. When I take my phone out of the case, it still looks just like it did when I originally bought it. I don't really think you can ask for more in terms of quality of protection from a phone case!
As for the case itself, it has held up well over the years as well. There are no scratches on the hard plastic cover, and all of the rubber is still intact. The bottom flap that covers the charging port is starting to show signs of wear, and I suppose after another few years it might eventually tear off, but it is nowhere near that point now. The rubber layer does stain a bit, but I take the case off my phone once a week and clean both the phone and the case, so it is not too dingy looking.
My only complaint about the case is that it is rather tricky to remove. I usually need to use something to pry it off, which has resulted in some scratches on the inside of the plastic part. Other than that, however, I really have no complaints about the case. I have been very happy with it over the years, and when I get my new phone I will certainly be purchasing another Otterbox for it as well.
Pros: High quality, Durable, slim profile, stylish
This has been a great case, it survived be thrown from my car when it overturned on the interstate which was astounding. I will be a otterbox customer for life. Also the customer service from otterbox has been outstanding.