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OtterBox Defender Series Shell - protective case for cell phone

Mfg # 78-51087 CDW # 4883736 | UNSPSC 43191500

Quick tech specs

  • Protective case for cell phone
  • black
  • polycarbonate
  • for Apple iPhone 7, 8
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Your replacement Defender Series Shell can mix or match your existing iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 Defender Series case.

This item was discontinued on September 07, 2022

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OtterBox Defender Series Shell - protective case for cell phone is rated 4.10 out of 5 by 40.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Manly Men Use OTTERBOX I just upgraded to an iPhone 7, not an XS Max. The 7 is great for me. I’ve always had my phone on a belt-clip, like a gun. It’s very manly...hahahahaha!!!! I love OTTERBOX Defender Black. Awesome buy. Great looks. OTTERBOX gives skinny phone a bigger more many feel. Hahahaha!!!! Great protection for an expensive phone. Remember.... Manly men use OTTERBOX.
Date published: 2018-10-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I love that OtterBox sells other assessor he's so that I can buy just the shell and not the whole case. It saves me money and I can do different options for my phone. I am running with the camouflage OtterBox case but it came with a orange shell and eventually broke so I went ahead and bought this black And the black one looks so much better. Hopefully one day OtterBox will come out with a camouflage shell. Preferably a duck camouflage
Date published: 2017-08-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's okay but... I like the look and that my phone is protected, but the screen cover part interferes a bit with typing. It's almost like it's raised off the screen a tiny bit.
Date published: 2016-11-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Protector I have had one of these with each phone I have owned. Would not go without this protection.
Date published: 2019-06-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good investment! I had an OtterBox for my iPhone 8. The phone came out of holder and fell through the tracks of the snow cat and got run over. The case saved my phone.
Date published: 2018-02-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great case... So, this case definitely delivers protection for my iPhone when I drop it, and Iove that feature. It is a little hard to access the side buttons, and the built-in screen protector is a great idea but needs work on design (it doesn't lie entirely flat against the screen, and I may end up cutting it out to install a standard glass screen protector that works better, because I have to repeatedly hit the screen where ever the screen protector doesn't fit snug against the screen). I'd buy it again; it offers the protection I want, but it could use a few design improvements.
Date published: 2016-12-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go-to case I purchased a new shell because my old one cracked in the corner (no damage to the phone!) I have only used Defender cases and so far my phones have always stayed safe. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because my phone slide around a bit in this shell. My old shell had a tighter fit.
Date published: 2018-02-18T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Otterbox Defender ROCKS We have only used Otterbox Defenders for all of our iPhones since they started making iPhones and never has any of us had a breakage!
Date published: 2018-05-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replacement to cracked case This was a great way to replace a part of a case that cracked. And I didn’t have to buy a whole new one. Plus I picked a new color and it’s like I have a new case.
Date published: 2019-03-06T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Protection and it looks good Bought a new Apple I 7 plus phone, and i new i had to protect it... Everyone recommended Otterbox. I first bought the other shell, not knowing i needed the inner case. I purchased it all and was truly amazed on how well it fit....
Date published: 2017-04-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phone cover Love the color of my phone cover but was disappointed that there was no closure where you plug the phone when charging
Date published: 2018-06-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Waste of money I bought the blue case a month ago and I was very disappointed with the quality of the case. I would like to return it
Date published: 2019-02-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Color I received the phone case and the color was terrible. It looked nothing like the color on the website. I wanted the soft blue color and got one that looked more teal than blue. I returned the case almost two weeks ago and i’m still waiting for a credit to my PayPal account.
Date published: 2018-01-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wouldn't have an iPhone without it! Previously, I had the Defender Shell/Slip Cover/Holster with my iPhone 6. So, when I upgraded to the iPhone 7, I had to have the same Defender Case. The rubber Slip Cover and Holster (both sold separately) have saved my iPhones from damage, more times than I can count. In addition, there's no need to purchase an expensive screen cover because the Plastic Shell (case) incorporates one in its design. Though it's not waterproof, I clip my iPhone to my motorcycle (while riding) and the Defender Shell (and rubber Slip Cover) do a great job at protecting my iPhone from the elements. Bottom line: I wouldn't own an iPhone without the Defender Plastic Shell, Slip Cover, and Swivel Holster to protect it.
Date published: 2017-06-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits last Kera glove New Defender case for new iPhone 8. Wider opening at lightning connection so my industrial charging cord fits. The 8 fit in my old 6 case, but the new case now leaves both speakers uncovered. Perfect
Date published: 2018-01-12T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would never recommend Purchased for my husband as he is the foreman in a concrete manufacturing plant. Cheap plastic, no rubber cover (like his past one, same model as per packaging) and looked cheat. Requested return, purchased new one at the store.
Date published: 2017-10-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent case I haven't had the case for very long but it seems very sturdy and I love the color. The screen cover is great. It does not interfere with the touch screen function at all (a problem I've encountered with other brands).
Date published: 2016-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Case review Case is nice but plastic screen cover makes it hard for finger sensitive
Date published: 2017-10-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not the best Not the right color in the picture. Not satifyed with the plastic shell iphone 7
Date published: 2017-06-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best case for protection! I've had otterbox since they first started providing cases for the iPhone, I've tried other brands for less that a few days and aways came back to Otterbox. Their customer service is great, the warranties are awesome. I'd say wholeheartedly Otterbox truly cares about their customers.
Date published: 2016-09-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing as always I always use the defender series to protect my phones and tablets. I was not disappointed. The color is beautiful and just how it's pictured online. My daughter was very happy to receive.
Date published: 2018-07-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I wish every company had this committment So, for as long as Otterbox makes a product line, the company will replace for free any broken parts. This is from the only company I know of that offers a solution for high drops. The design is functional and simple; a professional-looking working-case. My Otterbox is the only case I trust. And I trust it because I've dropped more than my share of phones due to carelessness. Otterbox has come through every single time. Lifelong loyal fan.
Date published: 2018-09-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Cover :) I had the Otterbox Defender case before and I loved it. It keeps your phone from getting damaged if it falls to the ground. The phone still looks new after two years.
Date published: 2017-08-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awkward case Weird edges. Broke in the first week. Would not rec
Date published: 2017-03-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2 Pieces of Plastic - No Packaging! I bought the defender build your own case for my granddaughter. I was very disappointed with what I received. I think the otterbox website should point out that there will be no packaging such as you would see if you were buying from a retailer. No guarantee materials either, altogether it looked like trash
Date published: 2018-12-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ever The Hero Hi my name is Betty, and I'm a klutz. I am often using the gps on my iphone out on the trail and can't count the number of times I have dropped and watched my phone bounce down an incline or fall from one rock formation to another, just adding another element of challenge to the outing. My phone remains unscathed and my case intact. The only reason I replace it is because of the normal wear and tear scuffs on the protective screen cover. I BUY NO OTHER CASE! This sturdy and reliable defender is the one for me.
Date published: 2019-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impossible to touch side button I found it incredibly difficult trying to access the side volume buttons and power on/off button, it was like i had to dig my finger inside the case to gain access. Not sure I like waking up to an alarm and trying to hit the snooze button but can't even hit a side button
Date published: 2016-11-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Otter Box I literally shut my phone in my trunk. No damage to my phone screen at all! My otter box saved the day
Date published: 2018-06-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good It’s just perfect the case is strong an not to big
Date published: 2017-11-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from confused i have the i phone 7 i have always bought the otter box for all my phones so this time trying to save money i just bought the shell because the other parts i had were fine but even though they are both the same type of case (the defender) but they are not innerchangable very disappointed
Date published: 2016-12-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blue is lighter than it appears I love the case itself, definitely worth the money! The blue shown on the website is significantly darker than the blue that actually arrives. It's closer to a light blue than a dark blue. No complaints outside of that
Date published: 2016-09-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Otter box I had to buy the case to replace the one that ran over by car on the highway Thanks for the otter box I am very happy with it Very fast posting
Date published: 2017-08-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best purchase ever Otter box is super reliable and will prevent any damage to your phone. I highly recommend that everybody gets one
Date published: 2016-10-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cas I won't buy any other band Than otter box it's realie a pretty color. Very happy
Date published: 2017-07-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great phone case This case fits my new iPhone7 perfectly. The charging cord fits easily. I've always used otterbox cases for my phone. Great protection.
Date published: 2016-10-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good protection, but not too bulky I need a durable case with all around protection, and this case fits the bill.
Date published: 2018-03-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good replacement I bought two of the insert replacements for my husbands iPhone 8. It’s nice that I didn’t have to buy a whole new case when it’s just the screen that needed replacement
Date published: 2019-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first one saved my phone! This is the second otter box I have purchased. The first one gave its existence to save my phone when I forgot I left it on the roof of my car and it flew off going 60 mph and hit the asphalt. The otter box cracked a bit but otherwise the phone was completely unharmed! I was amazed and now will only trust otterbox !
Date published: 2017-01-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best protection I'm on my fourth defender case , not because there is anything wrong with them, because they're all i trust with my iPhone's. every time i've upgraded my iPhone i've put them in an otterbox defender. from my days as a carpenter these cases put up with a lot of abuse from drops off a roof to case and holder getting snagged on something and getting ripped from my belt ,nailpouch and suspenders. they've put up with al my abuse and thats why its the only phone protector I'll ever buy.
Date published: 2017-03-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A+++++ purchase! Exactly what I needed!! We needed a new shell and nothing more. So happy I didn't have to order a whole new case! Exactly what we needed and wanted! Perfect!!
Date published: 2021-04-03T00:00:00-04:00