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    The buttons on my otterbox are hard to press, the case is too bulky and it gets very very filthy which I detest. I find myself cleaning the case every day and taking my phone out of it. Not to mention since there is poor circulation since the case is so tight it tends to heat up a lot. The film on the case also makes my screen look bad as it is a tad bit opaque. But it does protect the phone rather well. I have a spigen tough armour case that I like a lot, but I believe if I drop it from a distance my screen will Crack or even worse the digitizer will go out, I also do not have insurance on the device yet. But with that being said I am very good with phones.

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    Default Re: Should I take off my Galaxy S5 otterbox?

    Why not buy a different case?
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    I personally can't stand Otterboxes and other big, bulky cases. I had an Otterbox for my last smartphone and used it for maybe a month before ditching it and going naked. I had similar complaints as you; it was way too bulky and seemed to attract lint and dust like a magnet. I'm also careful with phones, so for my S5 I went with a Spigen ultra fit (plus a tempered glass screen protector). It's very slim and provides plenty of protection for my purposes--I'm mostly just concerned with preventing minor nicks and wear to keep the phone looking good and to increase later resale value. Sounds like you've already halfway made up your mind to lose the Otterbox; I say go for it.
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    I use my phone naked. Never dropped it yet and no scratches yet so far. *knock on wood.

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    Have had an otterbox on all my smart phones and really like it
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    I like the OtterBox Defender. It let's me know I'm holding something in my hand.

    It's all about personal preference though. You have to decide for yourself what best suits your style. No one can or should do this for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmagid51 View Post
    I like the OtterBox Defender. It let's me know I'm holding something in my hand.

    It's all about personal preference though. You have to decide for yourself what best suits your style. No one can or should do this for you.
    I feel the same way, i like the hefty feel to it myself, and when i had my iPhone 5, there more than 1 occasion where i dropped my iPhone 5 on concrete, sure glad i had the otterbox Defender on it!! I bought my Defender for my S5 same night i got the phone, i didn't want it be without one.
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    Diztronic tpu case that fits over the wireless charging back... Moderate protection and hardly know it's there
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    I had a the new otterbox symmetry on my iPhone. I loved it was slim like a speck case but protective like an otterbox. I plan to get one as soon as my glass screen protector arrives
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    I have the defender. I like it. I drive tractor trailer for a living. I dropped my s4 twice from the cab to the ground. Held up great. My only complaint is how dust gets underneath the screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashleymcguffries90 View Post
    I had a the new otterbox symmetry on my iPhone. I loved it was slim like a speck case but protective like an otterbox. I plan to get one as soon as my glass screen protector arrives
    I was going to get a screen protector for my s5 to go under the OtterBox screen protector Best Buy told me not to
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    Get one of those tempered glass screen protectors and use the Spigen case (or a different one).
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasS5 View Post
    I was going to get a screen protector for my s5 to go under the OtterBox screen protector Best Buy told me not to
    Which kind of protector? The regular zagg screen protectors are ok, but a lot of places say if you get a glass protector don't use it with a otterbox defender.
    Verizon Galaxy S5
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    I don't like cases in general. I think it's sad to see such stylish devices like a Galaxy S5 in a foam case I guess if your prone to dropping your phone alot...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashleymcguffries90 View Post
    Which kind of protector? The regular zagg screen protectors are ok, but a lot of places say if you get a glass protector don't use it with a otterbox defender.
    I was just going to get a regular screen protector something to protect my screen of dust got between the OtterBox and s5 screen
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasS5 View Post
    I was just going to get a regular screen protector something to protect my screen of dust got between the OtterBox and s5 screen
    I had this set up- a regular screen protector under a otterbox defender and I didn't have any issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashleymcguffries90 View Post
    I had this set up- a regular screen protector under a otterbox defender and I didn't have any issues.
    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasS5 View Post
    Thanks
    You are welcome
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    I used to always get bulky cases but have grown tired of them as my previous phone was a galaxy note 2 and was far too big to have a bulky case. Now that I have the Galaxy s5 I like the look and size of it and do not want to mess with it too much, therefore I put a see through caseology slim TPU case on it. It only adds .2mm to the thickness of the phone and it has a special coating to keep the case clear and scratch free unlike cheaper tpu cases. This allows you to see the beautiful phone and protect it without the big rubber looking monstrosity cases.

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    They have different styles the big hard core one and the slimmed down version which I have and it works great.
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    I usually recommend the Otter Box style cases not just for screen protection but to keep the bezel nice and new looking too. One thing about the Galaxy series is that they tend to scuff up easily and changing the mid-frame which is attached to the bezel always involves some element of risk not to mention the time/cost involved in replacement. For some this may not be a concern as you might take much better care of your phones than most people but there is the advantage of maintaining a "like new" appearance in case you decide to sell it later on.

    I'm sure that other types of cases can achieve the same effect but for those prone to accidents it's tough to beat the Otter.
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    Get a tempered glass screen and you will be safe from screen cracking.
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    Once you go glass (screen protectors) you will never go plastic again. Glass screen protectors feel VERY premium and definitely help keep your actual phone screen from cracking.
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    Ripped out the crappy, built in protector and put a tempered glass protector on mine. I love the defender case, makes my phone feel like a real man's phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRewardisCheese View Post
    Once you go glass (screen protectors) you will never go plastic again. Glass screen protectors feel VERY premium and definitely help keep your actual phone screen from cracking.
    Agreed!!! I have one on my S5 & 5S...I absolutely love it!
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