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    July 17, 2014
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LASVEGASALEX's Reviews
 
Enjoy seriously waterproof protection with the Preserver Series GALAXY S5 case from OtterBox.
 
Overall Rating: 
4  /  5
4  /  5
Great case with a few annoyances
Date:July 17, 2014
Age: 25-34
Gender: male
Protection: 
5  /  5
5  /  5
Design: 
4  /  5
4  /  5
Quality: 
4  /  5
4  /  5
I purchased this case as soon as it became available for my Sprint Galaxy S5. Overall I'm very pleased with the case, but there are a few things that I'd like to point out.
1) The charger port on the phone itself is impossible to open without the tool that is provided with the case or something similarly shaped. What I did is that I removed the charger port cover on the phone itself, which takes 5 minutes or less and is easy to put back on if necessary.
2) The rubber flap for the charger port was VERY stiff originally and without fingernails it was very difficult to open up. Over time this has softened up. What I do is that I try to slip my finger under the edge of the rubber flap and bend it up from right to left. This has now created a curve in the charger flap that allows me to open it easier without compromising the protection.
3) The case adds significantly more bulk to the phone. The phone itself is very light, but this case makes it feel like a brick in my pocket. I'm okay with this because I like the protection, but for something this size, you would expect some extra features such as a kick stand or mount.
4) PUT A KICKSTAND ON YOUR CASES!!!! ALL PHONES SHOULD HAVE KICKSTANDS FOR VIEWING MEDIA!!!! IF YOU PUT A KICKSTAND ON YOUR CASES IT WOULD BE THE ULTIMATE ALL-AROUND CASE!!!! What I did was to buy a stick on kickstand and it's secured to the case. this works great, but adds more bulk to the phone because it's not built in.
5) Overall the case performs well and doesn't distort the sound quality or call quality by any noticeable amount. The camera picture quality is unaffected and the front plastic appears to resist smudges. I also like the tactile button feel for the sleep and volume buttons. This is a great case but it could've been better!
Pros: High quality, Durable
Cons: no kickstand!
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LASVEGASALEX's Answers
 
Enjoy seriously waterproof protection with the Preserver Series GALAXY S5 case from OtterBox.
 

does the preserver for the galaxy s5 have a belt clip

It did not come with it so I don't think so.
4 months ago
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LASVEGASALEX
 
Enjoy seriously waterproof protection with the Preserver Series GALAXY S5 case from OtterBox.
 

Can you plug in headphones while the Preserver Series Case for Samsung GALAXY S5 case is on, and still be waterproof?

I don't see why not, as long as you have the charger port cover closed on the phone itself. The headphone port is exposed on the phone and it's waterproof as-is to a certain depth and time. So plugging headphones into it shouldn't be an issue. Water will likely get into the case so you will only have the IP67 waterproof standard.
4 months ago
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LASVEGASALEX
 
Enjoy seriously waterproof protection with the Preserver Series GALAXY S5 case from OtterBox.
 

Is the finger scanner still operable in the case?

Yes it is.
4 months ago
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LASVEGASALEX
 
Enjoy seriously waterproof protection with the Preserver Series GALAXY S5 case from OtterBox.
 

does it have a clear plastic cover on the front?

Or can you touch the actual glass screen still?
Yes, it has a plastic cover. I think it works very well and it resists smudges.
4 months ago
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LASVEGASALEX
 
Enjoy seriously waterproof protection with the Preserver Series GALAXY S5 case from OtterBox.
 

Is there a place to connect a lanyard?

I kayak with my phone and dropping my phone in the water usually means it will go to depths beyond the 6 feet. A lanyard would keep it with me rather than on the bottom of the sea.
The case comes with a lanyard and there is a small place to attach it to the lower right corner.
4 months ago
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