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  1. corychevalier's Avatar
    I am looking into getting a case that works well with a holster and I usually get seidio but I hear people love the otterbox cases too (since I need a holster I guess it would be the defender I'm looking at). Anybody have any input on seidio vs otterbox or any advice on which one is better.

    Also any idea if one is thicker than the other....definitely want to keep the slim design of the phone.

    Last, any other cases that people like that work with holsters?

    Thanks
    Cory
    06-24-2012 10:52 AM
  2. jcp007's Avatar
    Take a look at the OB site. I ordered the Defender because I am too old fashioned and don't put phones in my pocket as electronics don't like dust and lint. The Defender is already on backorder on Amazon though I ordered mine June 18 before my pre-order arrived on June 21. Hopefully, it will arrive Wednesday of this week.
    06-24-2012 11:24 AM
  3. Mercury81's Avatar
    I was a Seidio case fan for quite a while and I thought their cases were the best. That being after seeing the bumper and gel cases at mall kiosk and at the phone stores.I did order one Siedio active case which fell apart towards the end of 14 month. I had to pay 19.00 for a replacement piece that broke and because it was over the one year warranty. I then bout the Seido convert combo which I also liked ,but it fit slightly loose when handling but offered great protection .I reordered the convert combo again for the new Evo4GLTE and after waiting past 10 days. It still did not arrive the day I bought the new phone I went to Sprint to see if they had any new cases for it and all they had was otter box cases and the bumper type . I decided to get the ob defender and not real keen on the front screen cover which comes with it. I used it for a few days and I t grew on me so well I decided to keep it on for the everyday use. If fits like a glove and really does not add any bulk . A week later when the convert case finally came in, I put it on the phone to give it a try . I used it for a short try , but It did not fit as snug and seem to have more bulk than the ob defender . So took it back off for the ob defender. I'm totally sold on the defender and I recently saw they are making water proof cases now. Which I think will be my next jump once it is available. They currently have one for the iPhone which someone posted in the forums and it looks really tuff. All said I prefer the otter box case for tight for and protection.

    from Evo4GLTE on Android Central
    06-24-2012 11:31 AM
  4. nexsin's Avatar
    Im a big fan of the seido surface case and holster combo. ive had it on my bolt ever since getting it and its worked out really well. It fits the phone tightly and gives a good amount of protection without making the phone feel like a tank (im not a huge fan of that) so it works out well for me.

    Ive never used an otterbox so can't give my opinion there.
    06-24-2012 01:11 PM
  5. LazrRocketArm's Avatar
    I want to try the Seidio Convert myself.
    They do have the surface case available in black. You can do that with a holster and add the convert later.

    This would work well for me. Convert case at work, then just the surface at home and on weekends. Both holsters if I feel like it.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    jreese33 likes this.
    06-24-2012 01:25 PM
  6. rlb's Avatar
    Seidio is thin and mildly protective. Otterbox is thick and bulky and more protective. All depends on what you want. Both are excellent.
    06-25-2012 10:12 AM
  7. Mercury81's Avatar
    Seidio is thin and mildly protective. Otterbox is thick and bulky and more protective. All depends on what you want. Both are excellent.
    This is my first otter box defender case and its actually slimmer than the Seidio convert case.

    from Evo4GLTE on Android Central
    06-25-2012 10:23 AM
  8. dmmarck's Avatar
    I swear by the Commuter. I've tried a couple Seidio's and the Otterbox just feels a bit more..."quality." Their customer service department is awesome too, which always helps.
    06-25-2012 10:26 AM
  9. rlb's Avatar
    This is my first otter box defender case and its actually slimmer than the Seidio convert case.

    from Evo4GLTE on Android Central
    The Convert case is their bulkier more protective line. I was talking about the Surface case which is much thinner but less protective.
    06-25-2012 10:29 AM
  10. seabass's Avatar
    Seidio is thin and mildly protective. Otterbox is thick and bulky and more protective. All depends on what you want. Both are excellent.
    Which ones are you comparing?
    06-25-2012 10:37 AM
  11. rlb's Avatar
    Which ones are you comparing?
    I was comparing the Seidio Surface to pretty much any Otterbox. Seidio does have thicker, more protective cases though.
    06-25-2012 10:39 AM
  12. NIKSTORM's Avatar
    Take a look at the trident line of cases .... My buddy uses one on his iPhone and I am pretty impressed with it
    06-25-2012 10:54 AM
  13. wilfreb's Avatar
    Nillkin makes superb cases for the S3
    06-25-2012 11:54 AM
  14. seabass's Avatar
    I was comparing the Seidio Surface to pretty much any Otterbox. Seidio does have thicker, more protective cases though.
    If you compare the similar models (Reflex/Surface, Commuter/Active, Defender/Convert), which I think makes the most sense, they are pretty much the same. Or at the very least, a more fair comparison.
    06-25-2012 12:07 PM
  15. 1glenmore's Avatar
    Just ordered Otterbox Defender Series, #77-21086, with the holster, for only $34.99. MUCH cheaper than anywhere else I have been able to find.

    OtterBox Defender Case for Samsung Galaxy S3 III (Black) at MobileCityOnline.com
    Mercury81 likes this.
    06-25-2012 02:06 PM
  16. GrooveRite's Avatar
    I must admit....I'm really liking the way the OtterBox Defender is looking on the SGS3!! It looks sleek and well protected but exactly how much bulk is it adding to the phone?!?! I would like to see it in person to see if I like it.
    06-25-2012 02:37 PM
  17. planoman's Avatar
    I have used the Seidio cases since having the blackberry curve 8300 many, many phones ago. I like the surface combo but had the active combo with kickstand for my galaxy note. They did not make the surface case for the GNote for some reason.

    The surface offers good protection and is thinner than the active. Waiting on a coupon before I order because they sure are proud of them based on the price.
    06-25-2012 02:57 PM
  18. rlb's Avatar
    Where and how often do you usually see the Seidio coupons? Great case but a little pricey.
    06-25-2012 03:04 PM
  19. Mercury81's Avatar
    Where and how often do you usually see the Seidio coupons? Great case but a little pricey.
    And that third little hard plastic piece that resembles an x and secures the rubber snuggly on the phone cost $20.00 if it cracks or breaks.

    from Evo4GLTE on Android Central
    06-25-2012 03:07 PM
  20. rlb's Avatar
    And that third little hard plastic piece that resembles an x and secures the rubber snuggly on the phone cost $20.00 if it cracks or breaks.

    from Evo4GLTE on Android Central
    I'm going with the Surface case so a little easier on the wallet.
    06-25-2012 03:29 PM
  21. planoman's Avatar
    Where and how often do you usually see the Seidio coupons? Great case but a little pricey.
    If you sign up for their email they send them from time to time. The last one was for fathers day but of course the cases were not ready.

    mobilecityonline also carries some of the models for the SGSIII at a much better price. They have the Active Combo and the surface case but not surface combo for some reason.

    http://www.mobilecityonline.com/wire...categoryid=752
    06-25-2012 06:56 PM
  22. facedown41's Avatar
    The only OB cases I ever see are the huge super bulky ones and that isn't my style, I've had a Seidio Surface on my Dinc since I first got it, 2 years later and this thing has saved my phone from so many dings and it kept the low profile slim design very well.
    06-25-2012 07:27 PM
  23. cgardnervt's Avatar
    No one has the defender yet! >< Wont ship till the 12th of July...
    06-25-2012 07:40 PM
  24. seabass's Avatar
    I must admit....I'm really liking the way the OtterBox Defender is looking on the SGS3!! It looks sleek and well protected but exactly how much bulk is it adding to the phone?!?! I would like to see it in person to see if I like it.
    According to Otterbox's specs on their website, the Defender is actually thinner than the Commuter for the HTC One X.

    Defender: 5.62 in x 3.09 in x 0.65 in

    Commuter: 5.04 in x 2.64 in x 0.70 in

    I've heard their cases are getting a lot better, and the Defenders are losing some of the bulkiness. The silicone is sturdier, attracts less lint, and slides better from what I've heard of the One X case.
    06-25-2012 09:40 PM
  25. GrooveRite's Avatar
    According to Otterbox's specs on their website, the Defender is actually thinner than the Commuter for the HTC One X.

    Defender: 5.62 in x 3.09 in x 0.65 in

    Commuter: 5.04 in x 2.64 in x 0.70 in

    I've heard their cases are getting a lot better, and the Defenders are losing some of the bulkiness. The silicone is sturdier, attracts less lint, and slides better from what I've heard of the One X case.
    Thats good to know! Thanks! I'm considering now either the defender or the seidio active x once its available. For now, I have the Diztronic TPU to hold me over till then.
    06-25-2012 09:59 PM
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