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Defender Series for Samsung GALAXY S5

  • The Defender Series GALAXY S5 case delivers rugged protection in color combinations you create
  • Multi-layer, custom GALAXY S5 case readies your new phone for heavy use and potential mishaps
  • This is the rugged GALAXY S5 case that lets you use your high-end device in demanding conditions and rough environments without worry
  • Wrap your GALAXY S5 with trusted OtterBox protection, and enjoy using it everywhere
Defender Series for Samsung GALAXY S5

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  • Rugged, protective case for demanding conditions, heavy use and random accidents.
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    Only on otterbox.com can you build your own Defender Series GALAXY S5 case. Scroll through the color options to create a case that is made by you, just for you.
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  • Features
    • The multi-layer Defender Series GALAXY S5 case
       guards against drops, shocks and dust while maintaining
       seamless usability.
    • The high-impact polycarbonate shell fully covers the
       GALAXY S5 while the integrated screen protector
       guards against scratches and smudges.
    • This case provides full access to the GALAXY S5
       Heart Rate Sensor (HRS).
    • A wide opening at the bottom of the case accommodates
       the device plug.
    • Case allows full access to home button fingerprint scanner
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  • Precision design for the GALAXY S5
    Each case we make is inspired by and specifically designed for the device it protects. This Defender Series case for the GALAXY S5 includes these unique features:
    • Addition of serial number to authenticate the case is
       a genuine OtterBox.
    • Further evolution and improvements to the
       holster design.
    • Unique styling, textures and button designs to
       complement the GALAXY S5.
    • Overall refinements for improved ergonomics
       of the case.
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  • Samsung GALAXY S5


  • Your GALAXY S5 is completely covered; the case takes on the wear and tear of regular use
  • Dust, dirt and lint are blocked from entering jacks and ports
  • Screen protector guards against scratches and scrapes to the touch screen
  • Included holster fits most straps and belts; clip locks in place to act as a kickstand


  • Solid internal shell is made of polycarbonate for its impact-deflecting qualities
  • The clear membrane screen protector is built into the hard shell to guard the touch screen against scratches and scuffs
  • The outer synthetic rubber layer wraps around the shell to complete the case and absorb impact

Weight and Dimensions:

  • Weight (with holster): 4.64 oz./131.50 g
  • Dimensions (with holster): 6.08 in x 3.65 in x 1.36 in / 154.49 mm x 92.81 mm x 34.62 mm
  • Dimensions (without holster): 6.01 in x 3.36 in x .62 in / 152.73 mm x 85.26 mm x 15.82 mm

Environmental Protection:

The Defender Series case for Samsung GALAXY S5 provides added protection against drops, bumps and shock but is NOT protective against water.

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Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 15 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by WON'T STAY CLEAN The protection from Otterbox is HANDS DOWN--THE BEST!!! BUT After only 2 weeks, this case looks like I've had it for 5 years. I LOVED my previous Otterbox case when I had my S3 and I never had this problem with the case turning colors from daily use. I just got my S5 and I HATE LOOKING AT IT because it is no longer pink--it's now BLACK from normal daily use !!! :-( OTTERBOX NEEDS TO PUT A COATING ON THE CASES SO THAT THEY CAN BE WIPED CLEAN!!!!! I SEE OTHERS ARE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM!! PLEASE FIX IT SO THAT YOU DON'T START LOSING BUSINESS!!!! July 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Overall a good case I just picked up my new GS5 last Friday, so Saturday I was headed to get the OtterBox defender case for it. I have owned several OB cases for phones in the past, probably my last 4 or 5 in fact so I knew the quality for protection. Initially I was worried due to the proplems that I had with my GS3 case (poor cover fit) so I was glad to see that the groove was deeper on this set up. Hopufully problem solved, not so but ill get to that. First the good, I love the gray and green color combo, it is very thin for the level of protection you get and the new holster is way lighter and slimmer than the GS3 version. I know that the phone is safe from harm. Now the not so good. I have not even used the fringerprint scanner option and already (less than a week) the cover is sagging just above the charging port. I know they have a great warranty, and all you need to do is send pictures, BUT IT HAS NOT EVEN BEEN A WEEK!!! I just think that in an effort to meet the demand that the process was rushed and this is the result. This does not affect the cases ability to do what I bought it for but it just looks tacky. So bring on the warranty claim process. July 24, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by my galaxy s5 screen cracked in the case In May I bought my first smart phone and I wanted to keep it safe and protected. So I bought an Otterbox Defender case believing that it would protect my phone. But the sad part is that I don't remember dropping it or stepping on my phone. I just noticed one morning that it was cracked. I'm really disappointed in this product. July 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Silicone Is Horrible I bought this case in the hot pink silicone outer color and I hate it. I loved the color, but after using it for ONE DAY, it had already turned colors just from being in my back pocket and purse. I have had Otter Boxes before and they have never absorbed color before. After a week, the silicone had stretched on the top. When I first put the case on the phone, it had a rainbow ripple effect in the plastic screen protecter. It did not have one trace of water on it, but as soon as it was clipped to the back plastic shell, it had this effect. I will be returning this case if possible. I will admit that I have dropped the phone while in the case and it is still in perfect condition. It is durable. June 26, 2014
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combining defender series of the gs5 with the real tree case also for the gs5
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If you dont want the screen protector then get the commuter series, it comes with a stick on screen protector. You should understand that you are buying this to protect your phone the Screen cover is an integrated part of that protection. I had mine come out of my pocket on a mountain bike ride and not the smallest of a scratch.
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The Defender Series case for Samsung Galaxy S5 includes a built-in screen protector. We do not recommend using an additional screen protector with this case.
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“The OtterBox Galaxy S5 Defender Series will combine OtterBox protection with the built-in water resistant features to offer a more rugged smartphone.” - Gotta Be Mobile