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Even though this is not a cheap case for the Samsung Galaxy it is well worth the £20 I paid for it. Being a clumsy first time mum with post pregnancy brain I have dropped my lovely Galaxy several times in this case and it has not yet suffered any fatal or even minor damage. The case looks good, is a perfect fit and is very good to grip (when I'm not wrestling a nappy). When I have dropped the phone it is not because of the grip. Unfortunately the case is rather dull in imagination as it is fashionably classic in black. Because I would have preferred a funkier colour or psychedelic pattern I have taken away one star - this is the only downside to this well manufactured case. I have not tried any other cases and do not feel the need to as this one is very fit for purpose.
I bought this not that long ago after scratching the screen on my samsung galaxy s. As i haven't had the phone that long, I was understandably gutted, even though its only a minor scratch. So I thought I better do something to protect my precious phone, and bought this. Although it does what it says, protects the phone etc, I don't feel that its worth the price. But having said that, I havent tried any of the competitors versions, so i don't really have much to compare it to. I just think that for what you get, its too overpriced (mine cost over twenty pounds), and I imagine that other brands do exactly the same thing. Another problem I have with it its that I feel it gets marked too easy, although that's probably my fault due to the about of stuff I have in my hand bag. I don't think i'd recommend this to a friend unless it was at least half the price I bought it for, in fact I think I would probably tell them to buy a cheaper version!
I paid a lot of money for my Samsung galaxy s2 so I needed to buy a case to protect it from damage. The case needed to be quite thin and light as one of the main reasons that I purchased the galaxy S2 was because of how thin and light it was as I wanted a phone with a large screen but one that I could easily put in my pocket without adding to much bulk.
The Otterbox Commuter Case seemed to fit the brief of what I was looking for. It wasn't cheap at £20 but as this is only a tiny percentage of what the phone cost I figured it would be wise to spend a little more on a case and get something that is quality as opposed to a rubbish made one that would allow my phone to get damaged.
The otterbox commuter case is made from different layers. There is the silicone mid layer and a hard polycarbonate top layer to protect your phone from drops and bangs. The edges are all silicone which is supposed to absorb the shock if you drop your phone.
The buttons on the side of the phone are protected by a silicone layer and I do find that I need to really press hard to be able to change the volume or lock my phone which is a bit annoying.
The charging port is covered with a silicone plug which allows me full and easy access to it and the speakers and camera lens are left uncovered for easy use.
It also came with a screen protector but as the Galaxy S2 is toughened Gorilla glass I didn't feel like I needed this as the screen is tough enough on its own and I find that screen protectors just get in the way of the functionality of the touchscreen.
When it is on the case does add some bulk but this bulk still makes the phone thinner than the majority on the market and it still fits in my pockets without being too noticeable. It is a good looking case and much sleeker looking than a lot of other cases I have looked at.
I have dropped my phone a couple of times with the case on and I was pleased to note that there was no damage and the case stayed on and did its job.
I'm glad I bought this case as I find that the Galaxy S2 is ever so slightly too thin and light and despite being a quality premium phone sometimes it can feel a little insubstantial and toy like in my hand and with this case it makes it feel a little heavier which actually makes me more careful with how I handle it.
The Samsung Galaxy S2 is one of the most expensive phones you can buy so it pays to get a decent case for it and although in an ideal world I would like to be able to use my phone without any sort of case it is too fragile for that and the Otterbox case is a good compromise between being light and thin and offering decent protection.