Great case, but one issue.
As far as I can tell the Defender is a great case for my Samsung Galaxy S5. The fit is nearly perfect and has a good feel in the hand. However, I have one complaint: The volume control buttons practically cease to function once the case is put on. The rubber on the outer shell does not press on the buttons in a decisive way, you will find yourself struggling to change the volume. In fact I found it nearly impossible get the volume control to work. I fixed this by putting a small piece of
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cardboard beneath the buttons of the case so that the gap between the case and the phone's volume buttons is smaller. This has completely fixed the issue and now the volume control works just fine. I would recommend that Otter Box's designers bulk up the section of rubber in the outer shell which engages the volume control buttons in any future iterations of their cases. But besides that one issue it's a very good case, I'm a fan.
This review was originally posted to otterbox.com.