OtterBox has established a very strong brand with their wildly popular line of rugged cases, some of the first of their type. With the Defender Series, OtterBox strikes a decent balance between size, price, protection, and quality. You can now order one of their cases for your Galaxy S5 in a variety of different colors including Black, Pink, Blue, Grey, White, Orange, and Purple.
Often emulated by other companies with lower quality materials, the Defender Series OtterBox cases have kept ahead of the competition via the premium materials used which combine to offer excellent protection against bumps, drops, impacts, dust, rain, and some of the most demanding conditions. The Defender is comprised of two major components and two auxiliary components.
The core of the case consists of a an extremely hard, plastic shell that has interior lining to properly pad and protect your Galaxy S5 from getting scratched while encased. These two sides firmly click together in several different spots and also have release groove to easily disassemble the case when you want to go commando.
An extremely high quality TPE material fits on over the shell, latching into hooks designed into the shell itself to make sure it’s always held firmly on and will never flop off. Buttons for the power button and volume rocker, as well as plugs for all of the major ports are designing into the gel to ensure dust and other gunk doesn’t get into your ports. The TPE material has a very fine texture to it, greatly assisting in grip.
Attached to the front of the polycarbonate shell, via an adhesive, is a plastic screen protector. This isn’t the type you stick on your screen, instead it just comes attached to the case itself. If you don’t like these types of protectors, you can easily punch it through to expose your bare screen but expose it to the elements.
OtterBox also includes a holster for the case and your device that will hold your Galaxy S5 with the screen facing in or out, depending on your preference. The belt clip swivels and securely locks into several different positions along the entire 360 degrees and can also pop open and turn into a kickstand for your device which is great for viewing media and more.
If you drop your Galaxy S5 while in this case, it’s hard to imagine any damage occurring even from several feet in the air. You could probably throw it as hard you can against a wall and it will remain largely unscathed and intact. I wouldn’t recommend that, obviously, but it’s good to have sort of peace of mind when the worst happens.
OtterBox has remained one of the most recognizable brands for a reason, and if you want the best quality protection for your Galaxy S5, the Defender fits the bill perfectly. If you don’t mind a little extra bulk, and demand the best protection from rough environments, get yours today!