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Defender Series Case for Galaxy S4 Mini

$49.95
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  • Rugged Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini case guards against drops, dust and other mishaps
  • Your Galaxy S4 Mini is fully enclosed in this protective case
  • Avoid scratches and scrapes with the integrated screen protector
  • Trust your new phone to prevail over life’s mishaps when protected with an OtterBox Defender Series case
Defender Series Case for Galaxy S4 Mini

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Features:

A Mini version of the mighty Samsung Galaxy S4 is exactly what you needed. Its smaller form fits perfectly in your hand. Prepare for those moments when your Mini gets away from you with the rugged Defender Series Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini case. Prepped and ready to help avoid damage from drops, bumps and scrapes this Galaxy S4 Mini case has an integrated screen protector and comes with a belt-clip holster. Not only does this holster fit on belts and straps, the clip locks open to perform as a kickstand for viewing media. Put your trust in the Defender Series Galaxy S4 Mini case.



Compatibility:

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 mini


Features:

  • Enjoy complete functionality of the device through the Defender Series case
  • Port plugs keep dust and debris from entering openings of the device
  • Multi-layer case includes high-impact polycarbonate shell, built-in screen protector, outer slip cover and a belt-clip holster
  • 1-year warranty


Material:

  • Two-piece inner shell snaps together to completely enclose the device
  • The screen protector is built into the shell to guard the touch screen against scratches and scuffs
  • Outer slip cover wraps around inner shell and absorbs impact shock from drops and bumps
  • The included holster clips onto belts and straps and acts as a kickstand for viewing media


Environmental Protection:

The Defender Series case provides added protection against bumps, drops, dust and shock but is NOT protective against water.

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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 66 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by over protective this was sent as a replacement for the Commuter version...which I love. I am not feeling any love for the Defender. The case is difficult to remove/open when needed. The belt clip for the white case is black so it doesn't match and not very secure either. The screen protector is integrated into the case instead of a stick on film and too thick so it looses contact making it difficult to use phone features and swype is nearly impossible. This case is also bigger than the Commuter July 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by It a work horse The case works great . I am outside in the dust and dirt every day and the case stays together and does not fail me. It protects my phone when I drop it with dirty or wet hands. July 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Superb Customer Service ! Contacted customer service about a belt clip missing within a package, sold by another company. OtterBox customer service was exceptionally courteous, immediately processed my claim for a new belt clip. After receiving & using my OtterBox case & belt clip, I am exceptionally pleased with it's performance. I work in the construction field and need a very durable case. I like the setup of the case and the way the phone mounts onto the belt clip, the phone screen facing the belt, fully protecting the screen. Well worth the money spent. July 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by I knew what I was getting into when I bought this case, so it is performing generally how I want it to. It makes the phone much more secure; it can't fall out of my pocket now, and when I go running with it I have a proper belt clip. The case does everything I want it to so far. I haven't had any water-related incidents, so I can't speak about that, but since I am clumsy I drop my phone often, and it doesn't seem to cause any problems when I do. The only issue I have is one that can't be avoided if you want screen protection: it isn't as sensitive anymore, which makes swipe-typing difficult and annoying. Everything else works wonderfully. (I also hardly ever use my phone for actual calls, so I don't know yet how it will perform when I do) July 9, 2014
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Yes, this case is designed to fit all versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini.
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There is a noticeable bowing outward on the screen protector "film" of about 1/16in that makes it nearly impossible to accurately swipe. Is this normal? If so, is there anyway to compensate for the lack of swipe capability? I've heard great things about Otter cases and am a little disappointed if this is indeed the "norm." Thanks!
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its the integrated screen protector. Try the Commuter version which comes with a stick on film instead of the hard plastic screen cover (works perfectly). The Commuter case is also smaller, which for me is the reason I chose the S4 mini.
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This is normal and you may need to take the clear cover off the case and use a stick on protector.
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Howdy Chris! I think you may have a dud, sorry to say. I've had my case about a month, and haven't had any trouble swiping, or noticed a bulging of the screen protector. Manufacturing error? I'd email Otter box and ask them to replace it. Hope this helped, cheers!
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I'm not sure, ChrisS, but you might have the same problem that my wife encountered when she first put her S4 Mini into the Defender case. She, too, complained that the Defender's screen protector was bowing and/or that there was a "gap" between the protector and the Mini's touchscreen. I hadn't had any such problem, so I tried my hand at remounting her Mini in the Defender. What we discovered is that she wasn't getting the side latching points on the Defender completely closed. The rubbery outer case will slip cleanly over the inner hard skeleton case even if it isn't closed tightly. Therefore, you might try this: remount your S4 mini in the hard inner skeleton case by sliding the case's front and back together at the TOP first, then seating it with a firm squeeze at the BOTTOM, and then simultaneously giving the RIGHT AND LEFT EDGES of the case a very hard squeeze. You should feel the Defender's hard case snap/lock into a nice, gapless/bowless fit around the S4 Mini. If you don't, then turn the phone-and-case face down on a hard surface and (using your thumbs) put a good bit of pressure on the right and left edges (where the latching points are) until it snaps/locks together. Then, slip on the grippy/rubbery outer case and enjoy your new phone! This has worked for both of us with our S4 Mini-and-OtterBox-Defender combos. I hope it works for you!
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It will get better as the case breaks in. give it a few weeks.
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