This time of year we see many new phones hit the market and right now there is some great phones to pick from.

Otterbox cases are arguably the best cases that offer protection for your device and this time around with thanks to otterbox.ie we have the Galaxy S5 defender case and here is what we think.

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The otterbox defender case for the Galaxy S5 comes in 4 pieces,presented as per norm in the header photo.

The galaxy S5 is an expensive phone so this would offer the phone superb protection especially if you drop it where the screen would cost around €180  vs the price of the defender case which is €49.95..

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This is what the finished assembly looks like and its not so bulky to be honest and offers the best protection to date for the S5.It is also quite easy to assemble taking about 3 minutes max.

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The bottom of the case leaves plenty of access to the USB charging area which is already protected with a rubber flap on the phone itself,somehow i could not see this flap lasting for the phones lifetime with heavy usage..The case provides plenty of protection down this end.

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The top of the case provides plenty of space for the headphone socket,and should accommodate all types be it straight or L shaped headphone jacks..

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The left hand side holds the volume toggles and these worked fine you might find a little stiff at first but this is expected at first but no problems,buttons worked fine for me.

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The right hand side provides only a power key on the S5 and as you can see it is protected well here with the defender case,works fine with no issues..

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The rear of the case actually looks quite nice and i like the blue colour,the back of the S5 holds the camera,heart monitor and speaker,once again all these components are well protected with a sleek design ,no rough edges and the angled curves are in a gray colour which complements the blue well and also a good recess so the protection here is quite adequate..

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Also in this S5 pack comes a belt clip,not so common these days but you get one anyway,this does add some bulk to the device and some may find it a tad too big but again its handy if you are in the building trade for example the clip is quite strong and robust and very secure holding the device in place at 5 points.The screen protector is built into the top layer of the case which again provides plenty of protection for the phones screen in dusty or damp conditions.

 

Overall i was happy with the case and it is priced well,some may find it expensive but you have to balance up the options in the long run.

You can see the case and price HERE on otterbox.ie

Otterbox cases are available at 02,Vodafone and the CPW.

 

 

 

By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.