1. daninbluemd's Avatar
    I have a defender on mine (& glass screen protector) but no side by side pic. I typically don't like cases, but a string of bad luck forced my hand. Definitely added bulk...I'd say 2x thickness, heavier, and much more noticible in my pocket, but I was very leery even handling my new GN4 without. I looked at a lot of cases & read a lot of reviews & almost got a commuter, but this didn't seem that much more bulky if I was going to get a case at all (briefly considered insurance only as w/o the case it IS a nice feel). I liked Samsung's case but didn't feel it offered much if any protection. I do feel a LOT safer holding it now & in a way I actually like the extra bulk. Everything seems to line up well (Verizon model). Getting the pen out is a very slightly more difficult & although there is a slight cutout for the fingerprint scanner, it's still not as fluid as w/o. Camera and pulse O2 work fine. Biggest compliant, & not sure if this is the case or phone, is since it's so big (& the bulk of the case helps here) I'm much more able to cradle it w/ my shoulder but when I do, it tends to turn the screen back on & then I'm inadvertently pressing speaker/mute, etc. I'm hoping there's a way to set the sensitivity (help if anyone knows). I'll have to take the case off & try, but probably wouldn't cradle it so easily without the case. If I do, I'll post a pic. As a side note, if the glass screen protector were a little bigger, the edges of the case would capture it would negate the halo & provide a seal. Mine is covered on one edge (top) & it's the only one w/o a halo. Fortunately the halo stops perfectly right at the useable screen area & it's not on perfectly square so I'm assuming it's a reaction with the screen plus the curvature of the glass. Hope this helps.
    11-17-2014 09:53 PM
  2. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    I know you asked about the Defender but I have the Commuter and love it.
    11-17-2014 10:40 PM
  3. Lambertoid's Avatar
    Look up the tech 21 case if you would like protection from drops we throw our phones at work all the time to prove they work

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    11-17-2014 11:02 PM
  4. tbolt86's Avatar
    Whats the difference between defender and commuter?

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 4
    11-18-2014 12:11 AM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Whats the difference between defender and commuter?

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 4

    Defender is more rugged and provides better protection than Commuter.
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    11-18-2014 02:21 AM
  6. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    Whats the difference between defender and commuter?

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 4
    The Commuter has the rubber flaps to cover the USB and the Headphone Jack. It has a rubber insert with a polycarbonate outer shell that goes around it. It still provides more protection than most cases, but not anything like the Defender. The Defender has a much thicker case, with a built in screen protector. Both are nice, but the Defender is just too big for me and I don't like the screen protector built in. Commuter is my favorite line of cases and it's a little cheaper than the Defender which is nice.
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    11-18-2014 08:50 AM
  7. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Whats the difference between defender and commuter?

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 4
    Check out this review here:

    Review of Otterbox Commuter and Defender ser… | Samsung Galaxy Note 4 | XDA Forums
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-18-2014 03:22 PM
  8. daninbluemd's Avatar
    I removed the Defender screen protector in favor of glass before I installed it the first time
    11-18-2014 07:31 PM
  9. mike1515's Avatar
    Which glass did you get for the phone? I'm looking at getting a glass for it.

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    11-20-2014 03:44 PM
  10. azBuddah's Avatar
    Just got my Defender and iloome screen protector. I've always had the Defender cases and haven't regretted it. Previous phone took a dive off a room I was working on, and the phone was unharmed, just a scuff mark on the rubber surrounding the case.

    I'm trying out the iloome and left the Defenders screen on as well, to see how it functions.
    Attached Thumbnails Otterbox case - Defender-otter2resized.jpg   Otterbox case - Defender-otter3.jpg  
    12-26-2014 05:21 PM
  11. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Any problem with the hard plastic scratching or marking the painted sides of the Note 4? I'm scared of those little plastic poles in that hard plastic shell leaving damage on the phone.
    12-26-2014 09:16 PM
  12. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Here's the Defender with the stock screen ripped out and a Zagg Tempered Glass in place on the Note 4.

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    12-26-2014 09:19 PM
  13. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Consider Tech 21. There are several flavors. I finally located a Classic with the cover...
    Attached Thumbnails Otterbox case - Defender-1419666337141.jpg   Otterbox case - Defender-1419666361100.jpg   Otterbox case - Defender-1419666374634.jpg   Otterbox case - Defender-1419666388086.jpg  
    12-27-2014 01:46 AM
  14. azBuddah's Avatar
    Any problem with the hard plastic scratching or marking the painted sides of the Note 4? I'm scarred of those little plastic poles in that hard plastic shell leaving damage on the phone.
    Haven't had it on for 24 hrs yet, did take a look this morning and everything appears fine but it hasn't left the house yet. I am surprised that I'm not having a problem running with 2 screen protectors. Have done quite a bit a texting, email, and surfing and having had any problem with having them both on there. Today I have to run some errands, going to see how the holster works out with this monster attached to my hip. Will update when I return home.
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    12-27-2014 04:32 AM
  15. Mark Morrison's Avatar
    I've had mine in a Defender for a week now, in and out of the case a couple times. No effect on the metal edges.
    The case has an excellent front lip that recesses the screen well. The in-pocket thickness isn't nearly as noticeable as it is in your hand.
    A glass protector underneath, or straight up removing the built in protector, would kill the problem of the air gap over the screen. But I find that using the S Pen negates the issue anyway, as the pen recognizes the screen tap without actually touching the screen.
    I've ordered a couple "barely there" cases, but I'll probably stick with the Defender. Especially with having a 7 y.o. son wanting to use the phone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-28-2014 02:57 PM

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