Otterbox Tough Phone Cases for Samsung Galaxy S4 Review and Giveaway (Update : Winner Announcement)

A little more than a month ago, when I attended the HTC One Launch Event (read about it HERE) there was a display section for Otterbox tough cases. In case you don’t know, Otterbox makes premium cases that are tough to ensure maximum protection for your smartphones.

Imagine this – The amount of times we drop their phones and wail in despair and concern when we check to make sure our phone is still OK. Or, if you have a kid who plays with your phone and decides to throw it across the room. Or you’re doing some active sports (like hiking, biking) and drop your phone while in action. Ouch!

Well, ouch no more! Otterbox cases are build to protect your phone for exactly these situations.

In May 2013, Otterbox Asia announced their collection of cases for the flagship Samsung Galaxy S4 featuring 3 series; the Defender, Commuter and Reflex series. Whether you’re an avid rock climber, leisure beach goer, fitness nut, business professional or on-the-go mom, Otterbox has a tough case for you.

Otterbox Defender series case for Samsung Galaxy S4

Otterbox Defender
Otterbox Defender series (Product Page HERE)

The Otterbox Defender series case for S4 (Product Page HERE) is available in combinations of 10 colour choices, is a multi-layered case which includes a polycarbonate inner layer, built-in screen protector, outer slipcover and a holster/ kickstand. It’s on sale at an RRP of RM 189 (online priced at USD$ 49.95).

Otterbox Commuter series case for Samsung Galaxy S4

Otterbox Commuter
Otterbox Commuter series (Product Page HERE)

The Otterbox Commuter series case for S4 (Product Page HERE) is also available in combinations of 10 colour choices, has two layers of protection which includes an inner slipcover and a polycarbonate outer layer. It’s on sale at an RRP of RM 139 (online priced at USD$ 34.95).

Otterbox Reflex series case for Samsung Galaxy S4

Otterbox Reflex
Otterbox Reflex series (Product Page HERE)

The Otterbox Reflex series case for S4 (Product Page HERE) is only available in Transparent Clear/Gray colour combination, is a top and bottom lightweight polycarbonate and specialized rubber case that are molded together. It’s on sale at an RRP of RM 139 (online priced at  USD$ 34.95).

 

Check out the below video showcasing the Otterbox cases for the Samsung Galaxy S4:-

For more info, check out the Otterbox Asia website at http://www.otterbox.asia

 

Otterbox Asia recently sent me a Commuter series case for the Samsung Galaxy S4 to test.

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Otterbox Commuter series for Samsung Galaxy S4

Coincidentally, I also got a gift for the HTC One Commuter series later that week.

 

Review of the Otterbox Commuter series case for Samsung Galaxy S4

Considering I have the review of the Samsung Galaxy S4 with me, I took the opportunity to protect the smartphone with the Otternox Commuter series case.

So, let me quickly review and test the Otterbox Commuter series case for the Samsung Galaxy S4 for you.

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Inside the box with Otterbox Commuter case and screen protector
Ottherbox Commuter S4 - Hardware 1
Hardware Overview of the Otterbox Commuter series case for Samsung Galaxy S4
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Holes, port covers, buttons for the Otterbox Commuter series case
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Two piece of hard and rubber protection makes up the Otterbox Commuter case

The Otterbox Commuter case consist of two layers; one durable and thick rubber case, with a hard case on the outside. Two layer protection!!! Definitely protects your phone from drops, bumps and shocks.

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Otterbox Commuter case has holes, button sections and port covers

As you can see I got the “Ocean Blue / Admiral Blue” colour case. There are a total of 10 different colours for the Otterbox Commuter series case for you to choose from. Check it out on their Otterbox Commuter series for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Product Page HERE.

OK. Now, let’s put the Samsung Galaxy S4 into the Otterbox Commuter case.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 in the Otterbox Commuter series case
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Back view of the S4 in the Otterbox Commuter series case

To be honest, for such as slim phone (Samsung Galaxy S4 is only 7.9 mm thin), the Otterbox Commuter series case does make it kinda bulky. To be fair though, that’s expected of a tough case that will protect your smartphone from drops, bumps and shocks for the active ones out there.

So, how tough exactly is it?

OK, disclaimer – Otterbox cases don’t make your phone waterproof. It does, however, protect your phone from dust, small splashes, drops, bumps and shocks.

Because I have a review unit of the Samsung Galaxy S4, and also the fact that I can’t bring myself to potentially kill a phone with a proper drop test, I broke out my camera to shoot this quick video. I dropped the Samsung Galaxy S4 with the Otterbox Commuter series case on. Here it is…

If you have a toddler who likes to play with your phone and throws it around, if you’re an active type who drops your phone regularly when you’re out in the elements, if you’re the clumsy type to drops your phone way too often – then you should definitely get the Otterbox case for your phone. They’re THE best tough case for your smartphone – whether it’s Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, iPhone 5, Nokia Lumia, BlackBerry and more.

Check out the Otterbox Asia website at http://www.otterbox.asia/

 

Otterbox case Giveaway for WinnieKepala.com readers

Well, sure you’re sticking around to read the rest of this post – Because Otterbox Asia has given me Otterbox cases to giveaway to the readers of WinnieKepala.com !!!

Otterbox for Samsung Galaxy S4 Giveaway at WinnieKepala.com

Thanks to Otterbox Asia, I’ll be giving away TWO (2) Otterbox Defender series cases worth RM 189 each.

  • One (1) Otterbox Defender series case (Raspberry colour) for Samsung Galaxy S4
  • One (1) Otterbox Defender series case (Otterbox logo limited edition) for iPhone 5
Otterbox Defender (Raspberry) S4
Otterbox Defender (Raspberry) for Samsung Galaxy S4
Otterbox Defender (Otterbox Logo) iPhone 5
Otterbox Defender (Otterbox Logo) for iPhone 5

How do you win these? Easy peasy. Just follow these steps:-

  1. Like my Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/winniekepala or Follow me on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/winniekepala (Virtual bonus points for both)
  2. Write in the comments below this blogpost :-
    • I followed you on [Facebook]/[Twitter].
    • I want the Otterbox case for [iPhone 5] / [Samsung Galaxy S4] because …” Fill in your best slogan/comment on why you think you should win the case.

That’s it!

Contest will open NOW and ends at midnight on Sunday, 21 July 2013.

Winner will be selected based on the best slogan / comment. Simple, right?

OK, go ahead and join, or share this with your friends who wants a FREE Otterbox Defender series case!!!

 

[UPDATE] Winner Announcement

The contest is finally closed yesterday at midnight! And I have officially picked the winners for the giveaway!

CONGRATULATIONS to….

  • Yvonne Cheah – winning the Otterbox Defender series case (Raspberry colour) for Samsung Galaxy S4

  • Aliah Jan – winning the Otterbox Defender series case (Otterbox logo Limited Edition) for iPhone 5

and because I hit over 600 followers on my Facebook Page recently, I’m feeling generous. So, I’m also gonna part with my review unit of Otterbox Commuter series case.

  • Kiew Seng Boon – winning the Otterbox Commuter series case (Ocean Blue/Admiral Blue colour) for Samsung Galaxy S4

I’ve dropped emails to the winners already, so check your inbox and send me your mailing address so I can send the Otterbox cases to you!!!

Thanks, everyone for participating! Remember to subscribe to my blog to stay updated on future contests and giveaways!!!

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