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Why cant i order this case in a custom combination it keeps showing that i cant order it because the belt clip isnt available, I dont even want a clip
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Will the Commuter series case for the Samsung Galaxy S III phone fit the phone with the official extended battery on it?
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Is there a holster available for sale to work with this case?
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Is the screen protector on this case?
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Is there a holster available for sale to work with this case?
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Will the Commuter series case for the Samsung Galaxy S III phone fit the phone with the official extended battery on it?
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Why cant i order this case in a custom combination it keeps showing that i cant order it because the belt clip isnt available, I dont even want a clip
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Is the screen protector on this case?

Customer Questions & Answers for
Samsung Galaxy S3 Defender Graphics Series

The Defender Series Samsung Galaxy S III case offers 3 layers of protection so you don’t have to fear the inevitable oopsie or accident.
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Questions & Answers for Otterbox Samsung Galaxy S3 Defender Graphics Series

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Is the rear camera lens protected?
I work in a heavy dust environment and i was wondering if the rear camera would be some how protected against dust. Does the rear part of the case a clear plastic cover to keep water and dust out?

is the front camera protected as well? thank you!
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
The phone is not sealed into the case. It's not water or dust proof.

The back of the case has recesses with cut-outs for the camera, LED and speaker. The front of the phone is covered by a built-in screen protector, however, it has cutouts for the camera, sensors, speaker and home key, just like a regular film screen protector.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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spluck
Boston MA
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answer 2
Actually neither camera is protected.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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cdhinch
Texas
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answer 3
It doesn't have a cover directly over it, but it has the case all around it that gives it a quarter of an inch of walling around the lens. It makes for a very small opening for something to actually hit the lens. You really don't have to worry about the lens at all. I have had mine for 6 months and the lens hasn't been touched by anything.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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Pjerky
Overland Park, KS
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answer 4
The rear camera lense IS covered, but front camera is totally exposed.
This product is not marketed as waterproof or dustproof -- take a look at the Armor series (though I haven't tried those).
Defender Series for S3 is a DUST MAGNET.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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robbn
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answer 5
The front and rear camera lenses are not covered by the OtterBox Defender Series case for the Samsung Galaxy S3, allowing photos to be clear and unobscured.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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Ollie
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What size belt can the belt clip accomodate?
I have a thick wide belt that is 1.5 inches wide. Many clips only fit a standard dress pants belt. Will the Samsumg S3 ottorbox carriers fit this belt?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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KenGwithS3
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answer 1
I work construction and I use mine on my REALLY wide tool belt suspenders. My suspenders are nearly 2 inches wide and it BARELY doesnt fit them. Luckily I am able to bunch the suspenders up slightly to fit the clip.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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carnahan89
Abilene, Texas
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answer 2
I wear a 2" double thick belt that is often used by police officers as an under belt. I have to place the clip on while putting my belt on, but believe that you could fit a 1.5" belt easily.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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ServproGuy
Orlando
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answer 3
The clip will fit on a 2" belt.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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spluck
Boston MA
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answer 4
Do not purchase a Otterbox for your because the rubber around the hard shell does not last more then three months tops. I owned the Samsung Galaxy S3 two of them been damage using there case. I have never had this problem with this product. I also own two Galaxy Note 2 haven't any issues with the Otterbox case just the defender case for the S3.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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Skkyblue
virginia Beach, VA
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answer 5
I also where a wide belt for work and I would not use it...not secure enough.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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boomor
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Will this case work with an extended battery?
I believe the extended batteries on the Galaxy S3 make the back extend out further than the standard battery.
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
Can't use this case as-as if you have an extended battery pack. You'd have to manually modify it, which would void the warranty.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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spluck
Boston MA
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answer 2
If the battery causes the back to be bigger then no, not at all. It just won't work.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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Pjerky
Overland Park, KS
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answer 3
I seriously doubt it. The case is pretty much a perfect fit for the phone, and anything that adds bulk to the phone would not fit inside the case.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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robbn
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answer 4
Unfortunately we don't make a case for the extended battery. Perhaps we will in the future, you should keep an eye on the website for any updates.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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Ollie
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Do I need to use the built in screen protector?
Is is it possible to remove that and use my own?
asked 2 years ago
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dpen
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answer 1
Yes, you can use your own screen protector. If you already have one on your phone, then there's no need to remove it. It won't interfere with the Otter Box case.

The built-in screen protector is easily removable. I believe that removing it will void the warranty.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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spluck
Boston MA
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answer 2
The screen protector is built into the front part of the case. It is possible, I am sure, to break it out of there, but then you will be losing a lot of value of this case I think. It does a good job of protecting the screen and it doesn't interfere with the image quality.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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Pjerky
Overland Park, KS
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answer 3
The screen protector is built-in to the hard plastic inner shell.
I'm sure you could remove it, but I cannot imagine why you would want to.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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robbn
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answer 4
While it is possible to carefully remove the glued-in screen protector from the Defender Series cases, we do not recommend that, as it directly exposes the device to dirt and debris. Some customers choose to remove the built-in screen protector and use another type, while some customers choose to use an additional screen protector on top of or underneath the built-in screen protector.
answered 2 years ago
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Ollie
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Attachment hole for wrist strap?
I am wanting to know if this case has a bar to feed a wrist or neck strap attachment onto it. I'd like the extra security when I am taking a picture or just holding my phone in general.

Thanks for reading.
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
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Sargentaaron2004
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answer 1
No, this case has nowhere to attach a strap.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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spluck
Boston MA
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answer 2
It does not have that, but it is tough, so unless you are dropping it where you would lose it permanently (i.e. a waterfall, a gorge, a canyon, a river, etc) then you really don't have to worry about it being damaged by a drop. Heck I have accidentally thrown mine on a hard surface (don't ask) and the phone still looks like it is in mint condition.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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Pjerky
Overland Park, KS
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answer 3
No.
There is no place to attach a wrist strap or similar accessory to this device.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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robbn
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answer 4
The Defender Series case for the Samsung Galaxy S3 does not have a hole where a wrist strap could be attached.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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Ollie
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Can the ratcheting belt holster detach from the Defender series case for Galaxy S3?
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
The phone case snaps in and out of the holster. I see no way to detach the ratcheting clip from the holster, if that's the question.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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spluck
Boston MA
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answer 2
Sure, you can take the phone out of the case and slip it into the holster. But it won't stay in place on its own, given that the phone is much smaller than the case and the case is what holds it in place in the holster. Maybe if you duct tape it a bit...
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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Pjerky
Overland Park, KS
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answer 3
I think you're asking if the bulky rotating clip can be removed from the hard shell holster so that the shell can be used as a protective faceplate. If that's your question, the answer is no*.

*Actually, mine BROKE off when I dropped it, so can be REMOVED easily enough. But it does not detach and then reattach.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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robbn
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answer 4
The belt clip/holster unit is detachable from the base unit, which is the 'case' that encapsulates the phone.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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Ollie
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What are the dimensions of the Defender case for S3 without the holster/clip?
the Tech Specs indicate the following dimensions:

Dimensions: 5.88 in x 3.47 in x 1.41 in / 148.84 mm x 88.14 mm x 35.81 mm

But 1.41 in HAS TO be with the holster. What about just the case?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
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tja824
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answer 1
The case is not 1.41" deep. More like 3/4". OK ... I get 5.88 x 3.30 x 0.75

Case+holster is 1.51" deep. (not a typo. it's 1.51)
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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spluck
Boston MA
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answer 2
The demensions of the case without the holster are 5.63 in x 3.07 in x 0.59 in / 143 mm x 78 mm x 15 mm
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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cdhinch
Texas
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answer 3
The thickness of the Defender Series case for the Samsung Galaxy S3 including the holster is 1.41 inches. The thickness of the case without the holster is 0.61 inches.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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Ollie
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Will there be any more defender case colors added to the line-up?
For example: gunmetal grey/envy green or maybe red/grey or blue/white used for the iPhone 4s cases
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
We are bringing out new colors for various cases all of the time - just keep an eye on the website for further updates.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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Ollie
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