OtterBox DEFENDER SERIES Case for  iPhone 8 Plus & iPhone 7 Plus (ONLY) - Frustration Free Packaging - BLACK

OtterBox DEFENDER SERIES Case for iPhone 8 Plus & iPhone 7 Plus (ONLY) - Frustration Free Packaging - BLACK
From OtterBox

Average customer review:
(4.5 stars, based on 2631 reviews)

Product Details

  • Sales Rank: #16323 in Cell Phone Accessories
  • Size: Frustration-Free Packaging
  • Color: BLACK
  • Brand: OtterBox
  • Model: 77-54041
  • Released on: 2017-09-12
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .60" h x 3.57" w x 6.72" l, .36 pounds


  • Compatible with iPhone 8 Plus & iPhone 7 Plus (ONLY)
  • Robust, 3-layer protective case, with a built-in screen protector, withstands scratches, drops, bumps and shock.
  • Belt-clip holster included that doubles as a kickstand for hand-free media viewing.
  • Port covers keep out dust and debris
  • Includes OtterBox limited lifetime warranty (see website for details) and 100% authentic.

Worry less while you’re on the job. Defender Series for iPhone 8 Plus & iPhone 7 Plus combines three ultra-tough layers to guard your device against serious drops, dirt, scrapes and bumps. The built-in screen film stops display scratches, plus the included holster gives you the quick draw on calls and texts. Defender Series works hard to protect your device.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

156 of 161 people found the following review helpful.
4Awesome case, but big and heavy
By Dawson
If you want ultimate protection, this is the case for you. But if want a case to show how slim your new iPhone is, look elsewhere. To give you an idea on the thickness, on the back around the Apple logo and camera is about a quarter inch of protection. Again, great case, small hands beware.

198 of 208 people found the following review helpful.
4while still providing a nice level of protection for the phone
By Northwest Photo Enthusiast
I absolutely am a fan of the Otterbox Defender Series. This is my 3rd or 4th Otterbox Defender, dating back through several generations of iPhones. The Otterbox has morphed somewhat over the years and has become somewhat more svelte, while still providing a nice level of protection for the phone.

As a guy, I don't have a purse in which to keep my phone. At the same time, I am not interested in trying to keep my iPhone Plus in my Levi's pocket (either front or rear). At some point, I'm going to sit on it and......adios! In addition, I like the belt clip. By placing the iPhone face-in on the belt clip, the iPhone screen is afforded a good level of protection.

The reason that I gave the Otterbox four (4) rather than five (5) stars has to do with the infernal built-in plastic screen protector. When Otterbox starting installing these in the Defender Series some time back, I was appalled......and I still am. The concept is potentially OK; the execution is extremely poor and should be discontinued immediately. I had the same problem with my previous-generation Otterbox and iPhone.

Here's the problem: The built-in screen protector is positioned a short distance from the screen. In use, your fingers may or may not produce the desired result on the screen -- whether selecting, swiping, re-positioning, etc. The Apple iPhone developers have done a superb job of developing a useful and intuitive HSI (Human-System Interface), making the screen touch-sensitive and able to respond to various touches and gestures. The Otterbox protective screen happily obliterates about 75% of this HSI function, resulting in a great deal of frustration, displeasure, and disappointment. The user is forced to make many gestures repeatedly, frequently requiring an increasing level of pressure, in an effort to produce the desired result on the screen and iPhone. This is NOT the user-friendly HSI interaction that the Apple developers (or the hapless user) was hoping for!

The only solution is to detach the worse-than-useless plastic screen from the Otterbox housing. (This is what I have done.) Then, the user is once again free to interact with the iPhone screen (and *not* the Otterbox plastic screen) and to enjoy the haptic experience that the iPhone developers had in mind. I cannot understand why the Otterbox designers sought to neuter the iPhone by including this poorly-conceived plastic screen cover, but I do hope that they will eliminate that dreadful appendage to an otherwise fine iPhone case.

95 of 101 people found the following review helpful.
5Tough protection for your new iPhone 7 Plus
By Nicholas Calderone
I’ve used OtterBox in the past and sometimes felt it was beyond the protection I needed. The cases have always been made sturdy, easy to put together, and built to last. The OtterBox remains one of the leading brands for phone case protection and I feel the brand continues to improve the case design that aligns with phone innovations.

Usually, I don’t gravitate towards colorful cases but the rosemarine/plum haze color is fun and not overbearing. I also enjoy the color combination with my rose gold iPhone 7 Plus and feel that it compliments it. The case comes in 3 pieces and is easy to put together. The inner layer consists of two hard plastic pieces that snap around the case, one side includes the screen protector. The outer shell is a rubbery flexible material that covers the area where the inner pieces connect and add extra protection.

I’m very impressed with the screen protection with this Otterbox. In my opinion, the screen protector feels better than using the solo film screen protectors. Not better than glass, but I have the luck of breaking glass ones after a couple of days. The screen protector also doesn’t have the annoying bubbles and doesn’t cling to a speck of dust. The only parts of the phone that are consistently exposed are the speakers and the cameras. The buttons are covered and are fully functional without difficulty. The lightning port and the switch to set your iPhone 7 Plus to silent are covered with the rubber but you can open them.

The only downfall I used to have with the Otterbox was the size. Now that the iPhone 7 Plus is much slimmer I feel the case is a better fit. I can’t use the Otterbox with my lightning dock but not many cases on my phone allow me to use it anyway.

Overall, the Otterbox Defender for the iPhone 7 Plus is an excellent choice for people with an active lifestyle or professions that put your phone at risk for damage. The Otterbox is one of those cases that if I were to drop my phone I wouldn’t gasp and cringe in fear because I know it’s thoroughly protected.

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