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Old November 7th, 2013, 01:16 PM   #51 (permalink)
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They're back.
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Also, the Sprint store near me received them today (Black). I checked.

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Got the Defender today via a Sprint Store of all places. My already over sized and fabulous GN 3 is now officially a well protected, gigantic, freak of nature. New Specs? Height approximately 6.5 inches Width 3.5 inches Depth 1/2 inch. All of the buttons CLICK very well (Power, Volume Up and Down, Home Button). Covers over the headphone jack and USB charging port fit perfectly. Openings over the camera lens and S Pen are perfect. Overall, the case is VERY well made. I repeat, VERY well made. I must speak of one MAJOR drawback , at least for me. The built in screen protector SUCKS, and SUCKS BIG TIME. It is NOT flush with the device and simply looks cheap. The screen protector can be easily popped out and the adhesive strip easily peels away. Your device has a screen that is super scratch resistant anyway. Toss the screen protector in the trash where it belongs. Unless you are incredibly reckless, or have brats at home, chances are slim that you will scratch the display anyway. On a 1-10 scale I would still rate the Defender a 10. There is not a case on the market that offers the durability and protection that the Defender series offers. I have used Defender series cases on every phone that I have owned and always will. And yes, I IMMEDIATELY removed and TRASHED every screen protector that Otterbox has included on EVERY Defender series case that I have ever owned.
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Pics or it didn't happen. lol.

Seriously though, how do you like it so far?
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The Defender is a GREAT case. Just be prepared for the added girth.
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How is the S-pen performance with the screen protector? I'm supposed to get my defender case on Monday, it's in transit.
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I am curious about that, as well, especially since I put an HD Zagg on it.

In regards to the added size, I am looking forward to having a way to carry it on my belt and get it out of my pocket!

Also be nice if the case gives something to hold on to. Curious, as well, how the charge outlet and earphone jack are dealt with. Reason I ask, I have had to get numerous replacements for the Defender case I have for my LTE Evo due to them cracking and breaking off.

They send replacements quickly, I just hate it for them...
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Does the built in screen protector sit completely flush on the screen or is there a small gap like the note 2 defender case?
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Does the built in screen protector sit completely flush on the screen or is there a small gap like the note 2 defender case?
Yea that's what I wanna know too. My Note 2 otter sucked
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How is the S-pen performance with the screen protector? I'm supposed to get my defender case on Monday, it's in transit.
The screen protector was IMMEDIATELY removed. It is POOR QUALITY and GARBAGE. I have never scratched a screen on any phone. So for me, screen protectors are unsightly and unnecessary.
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crap last I looked yesterder the defender wasn't instock but the commuter case was...I ended up going with ballistic
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The screen protector was IMMEDIATELY removed. It is POOR QUALITY and GARBAGE. I have never scratched a screen on any phone. So for me, screen protectors are unsightly and unnecessary.
Please tell me you are joking, is the screen protector that bad?!?!?!?
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Got the Defender today. My already over sized GN 3 is now officially a well protected, gigantic, freak of nature. New Specs? Height 6 5/8 inches Width 3.5 inches Depth 1/2 inch. Holy shipe!
Not sure what you expected? Otterbox defender is one of the sturdiest and most protective cases out there. Isn't that why we use the defender case? If you want so something slimmer, you will need to go with another manufacturer but also sacrifice protection. Also, not sure how you got it already since It only got in stock on Wednesday. I ordered it within an hour of being in stock and it was just shipped out today. I called them about why it took until today and ship and they informed me that it always takes 24-72 hours to process which makes today the earliest they would have shipped.
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Please tell me you are joking, is the screen protector that bad?!?!?!?
I happen to like the screen protectors on the Defender cases.......very clear and sturdy. Makes you feel as the screen is well protected.
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Got the Defender today. My already over sized GN 3 is now officially a well protected, gigantic, freak of nature. New Specs? Height 6 5/8 inches Width 3.5 inches Depth 1/2 inch. Holy shipe!

It's not really that much larger with the defender case on when you do a direct comparison of with and without defender case sizes dimensions.
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Not sure what you expected? Otterbox defender is one of the sturdiest and most protective cases out there. Isn't that why we use the defender case? If you want so something slimmer, you will need to go with another manufacturer but also sacrifice protection. Also, not sure how you got it already since It only got in stock on Wednesday. I ordered it within an hour of being in stock and it was just shipped out today. I called them about why it took until today and ship and they informed me that it always takes 24-72 hours to process which makes today the earliest they would have shipped.
I am not unhappy with the protection of the case at all. I am merely stating that the case adds considerable heft to an already hefty phone. The Defender offers the BEST overall protection out there PERIOD. The screen protector does SUCK and is totally UNNECESSARY. My advice to all is to purchase one IMMEDIATELY. Just be aware of the added bulk. I have used Defenders on every phone that I had ever owned, MINUS the built in screen protector. Included are a few pics.




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So how did you get the defender case already? I will be pretty upset if you tell me through the Otterbox site since I ordered mine early on Wednesday right after they went on sale and mine didn't get shipped until today. I even paid for upgraded shipping. Go figure!

BTW, does taking off the built in screen protector leave a gap at all between the case front and the phone? How hard was it to remove? Never really thought about removing it before. Interesting thought. Maybe remove the built in screen protector and put on a tempered glass screen protector in its place?
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Purchased at Sprint Store surprisingly. No gap after easily removing screen protector.
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Great pics! Did you try the S-pen with the screen protector on, and if so what did you like/not like?
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That's what I meant.
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I'm curious as to how well the Defender will work with an Iloome tempered glass screen protector. I've thought about getting the Defender and taking off the horrible screen protector it comes with and just use my already installed tempered glass overlay for protection, but I'm not sure the case will fit properly. If anyone tries this, please let me know if it works.
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Wow

Ordered my otterbox defender on Wednesday from USA, delivered to my door in UK this morning. Very pleased with the case. Better design than the case for the note 2. This one is slimmer. I ordered the black case. Looks awesome ;-)
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Not to sound rude or anything but am I the only one who thinks the otterboxes (for other phones as well) are awful, ugly, and bulky?!?
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I have to agree with you on the "ugly" , but for best protection, I'll look for a color I can live with. Still want the best protection for my phone.
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One major factor in "best protection" for me is a bright colour on which Otterbox is a great big #fail
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Just got my Defender for my N3 today and I absolutely love it!

It's better than I thought it would be!

Slim and not too bulky... comfortable. . no air between the screen and screen protector. .. flap over the home button which I really like!

Worth the wait. I won't have any other case on my phone
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a couple vendors in the amazon market place have them now. i broke down and got one even though its not PRIME eligible. hopefully they will come out with better colors soon.
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I removed the screen due to having the Zagg HD installed.
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a couple vendors in the amazon market place have them now. i broke down and got one even though its not PRIME eligible. hopefully they will come out with better colors soon.
I don't think so. There are a couple of drab colours on the way but nothing better.
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I just picked up a black Defender at my local Radio Shack after multiple trips to the Verizon store and Best Buy daily for the past week. I couldn't believe it, I thought the guy was joking when he asked which color- Defender in black or commuter in white.
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I wonder if Otterbox will introduce the flo orange/green and camo colors.
According to this listing on Amazon they will have the camo... I'd buy it if it was camo/black but I can't see myself looking at the orange frame all the time. Maybe I'll mix/match when the prices come down a little.

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I just picked up a black Defender at my local Radio Shack after multiple trips to the Verizon store and Best Buy daily for the past week. I couldn't believe it, I thought the guy was joking when he asked which color- Defender in black or commuter in white.
Good call, I just picked one up at my local Radio Shack. Who'd have thought they'd have it in before Verizon?
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Sorry, carry on
probably not the only one, but they have the ultimate protection, thats the only company that I use on my devices except for the seidio obex cases, they're just as good.
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Just got my Otterbox Defender and I was wondering if anyone else has issues with the screen protector? I may be being anal but when there is light reflecting off the screen I can see thousands of little dots. Again, I only see them when there is light deflecting off the screen but it is kind of annoying. Also, the screen protector seems a little sticky. My fingers don't slide across it very easily. I don't remember either of these problems with the case for my iPhone.
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I thought the topics were different enough but since you put a smiley face at the end, how can I be mad? Lol!!!!
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I also see them. I thought it might have been created from the stylus but they're all over. Not very noticeable, but definitely there.

Love the case though. Like how they beefed up the flaps that cover the ports versus the iPhone case. Actually helps to keep the charger snug in place. Very solid feel all around.
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I finally got my defender today and I must say, they've improved the design considerably over the years. This may be the best case Otterbox has ever put out. A quick once over reveals almost all of the problem spots in past cases appear to be addressed.

I'm impressed.

As for size, I don't know what it is about it but it really makes the phone look big. In reality its probably the slimmest defender I've ever had. Once you play with it for a few minutes the phone shrinks back to almost the same size it was before. It is actually really slim and form fitting. I'm completely satisfied.
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Nah, just kidding. I was actually looking for this thread but I have trouble navigating using taptalk.
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I also see them. I thought it might have been created from the stylus but they're all over. Not very noticeable, but definitely there.

Love the case though. Like how they beefed up the flaps that cover the ports versus the iPhone case. Actually helps to keep the charger snug in place. Very solid feel all around.
I'm on the fence about it. In some ways it's better than the one I had for my iPhone but the screen protector seems much worse. I've only had it a couple hours so maybe I'll get used to it. The sticky feeling is going away a little and the little dots are setting off my OCD less but now there's dust under the screen and I haven't even put the thing in my pocket yet! I'm gonna give it a few days but so far I'm a little disappointed.
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Similar to mentioned above, I picked my commuter case up this morning at Radioshack (probably the first time I have been in that store in 10 years). The girl working there said they just got them in and had to go in the back to get them. Picked up the white one. not crazy about the price at $44 (I should have just gotten it from Amazon for the same price, when will I learn?). This was the store in Herndon, VA if anyone is nearby. Fits on the phone great. It does make the phone look bigger, I think I just got used to the slim profile of it without the case, but it was one drop away from disaster that way.
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