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Otterbox Commuter Review – Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

A solid, tough, but bulky case for the Galaxy S7

 

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Otterbox Commuter Review – Galaxy S7 (and S7 Edge)

We’ll be honest with you, we were pleasantly surprised with Otterbox’s Commuter for the Galaxy S7. The Commuter for the iPhone 6 was one of the first cases we reviewed and it was an awful case. Nothing fit well and it was quite loose. These issues do not exist for the S7 version of the Commuter.

Out of the dozens of cases we’ve reviewed so far for the S7, the Commuter is one of the tougher cases because it includes port covers as well as screen protector. The area around the buttons are still a little too loose for our liking so taking the case apart and cleaning your S7 is definately recommended.

The case is a little slick as 1/2 the edges are hard to grip off the table but the corners are fairly rubbery so one-handed usage is going to be a little better. We feel that the Commuter is a better case than the Symmetry because of the higher protection score though there are fancier designs on the Symmetry.

For this Otterbox Commuter review for Samsung’s Galaxy S7, we gave the case a score of 3.8 Eh’s out of 5. It scores higher than the Symmetry and Strada. Click here if you’re wondering what other cases we’ve reviewed of Otterbox or if you’re looking for other cases, check out our Spigen S7 case reviews!

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 Otterbox Commuter
 
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(out of 5)
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Price
Price:
iPhone 6(s): 34.95 USD
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ProsPros:
- Port protection
- "Drop-rated"
ConsCons:
- Big
- Dust might be an issue
- Slick back
Design Rating
DESIGN
(Otterbox Commuter)
Design- Otterbox Commuter will bulk up your S7
- S7 fits well in the case
- Back of the is slick
- Weight not noticeable on the S7
- Wear well over time
- Stays in hand well
Protection Rating
PROTECTION
Protection- Multiple layers
- Edges provide screen protection
- Areas around buttons are loose which may let dust/debris in
- Otterbox certified "Drop-rated"
- Screen protector included (on our S7 version)
Functionality Rating
FUNCTIONALITY
Functionality- Great access to buttons
- Just a case
- Edges do not interfere with screen
- No issues with hardware access
- Sides aren't terribly grippy
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What Otterbox Galaxy S7 case should you get?

From our experience with a dozen Spigen cases between the iPhone and S7, here’s what we’ve come up with the different cases:

  • Tougher + wallet case- Otterbox Strada
  • Toughest – Otterbox Defender
  • Clear backed – Otterbox Symmetry

Again, for our Otterbox Commuter Review, we gave this case a score of 3.8 Eh’s out of 5. Have questions about our post? Please ask them on our Google+ page or our Facebook page or our About Us page.

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