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Samsung Galaxy S3 Defender Series Build Your Own Case

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OtterBox.com is the only place you can go to build a custom Defender Series Samsung Galaxy S3 case. The Defender Series offers 3 layers of protection so you don’t have to fear the inevitable oopsie or accident. The two piece polycarbonate inner layer snaps together around the device to form a secure foundation. The inner layer includes a built-in screen protector that prevents scratches while memory foam pads cradle the device to provide added shock absorption. The outer layer is made up of rugged silicone that wraps around the inner layer to absorb impact. The Defender Series Galaxy S3 case comes with a ratcheting belt holster that can also double as a viewing stand.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Defender Series Build Your Own Case

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  • Samsung Galaxy S3 (All Carriers)


  • Complete functionality of the device through the Galaxy S3 case, including the microphone, speaker, camera and flash
  • Silicone plugs cover the main openings of the phone, including volume controls, power button, headphone jack and micro USB port
  • Three layers of protection include a polycarbonate inner layer, a built-in screen protector and a silicone outer layer


  • Built-in screen protector prevents scratches while retaining sensitivity of the touchscreen
  • Two-piece polycarbonate inner layer snaps together to form a snug fit around the device
  • Rugged silicone outer layer wraps around the polycarbonate inner layer to create a rock-solid defense against oopsies like drops and shocks
  • Belt-clip holster fastens to almost anything and can also double as a kickstand for viewing. Face the screen outward to use or inward for maximum protection.
  • Weight (with holster): 4.64 oz / 131.54 g
  • Dimensions: 5.88 in x 3.47 in x 1.41 in / 148.84 mm x 88.14 mm x 35.81 mm

Environmental Protection:

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Defender Series case provides added protection against bump and shock but is NOT protective against water.

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Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 60 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Screen Still Shattered I bought this case from a retailer about 3-4 months ago, shortly after I got my new phone. I'm very careful about not dropping it, and do pretty well. I have dropped it a couple times, but today, I dropped it from two feet off the ground and it bounced off the corner then landed face down. My screen is so badly cracked that I can't remove the case or it'll just fall apart. There are glass shards under the plastic that I can feel. I'm not impressed at all, and would not recommend this at all. What use is the case if it doesn't protect? July 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Good but broke first time putting it on! I have always loved otterbox and the great customer service. However when I purchased my new otterbox for my galaxy s3 and put it on the clips broke on the inner shell. Not sure if I got a faulty product or what but i am disappointed that it broke the very first time I put it on. July 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Worst Otterbox I have owned The case itself has protected my phone. No issues. But the silicone stretches out way to quickly! Otterbox needs to change the design. They have however displayed great customer service and they replace the silicone when it does stretch out. I am still an Otterbox fan however this is poor design. I never had issues with my iphone case. I just ordered a case for my new tablet and hoping I have no issues with it! June 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Product I had this case for over a year. The screen protector was scratch-free for a few months until I tried rubbing off a spot with a fingernail with tissue only to find the spot was UNDER the protector. I've taken it apart now and then (VERY carefully regarding the plastic shell) to clean under the protector. Even after doing that, the rubber shell has not lost its shape or grip. However, for the price, having the option to buy only the hard shell section with the screen protector would be nice. June 26, 2014
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1 year, 1 month ago
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The belt clip is ABSOLUTELY available. If you don't want a clip, go with the armor series.
3 months, 3 weeks ago
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In order to order this case the build your own it comes with the clip. Obviously the clip is out of stock. If you don't use the clip put it away or sell it to some one that have the same case and may need a spare clip.
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