When it comes to cases, Otterbox does a very nice job of keeping your phone safe. In fact, if you’re a Galaxy Nexus user, Otterbox has created 2 cases just for you. The Defender and Commuter cases are $49.95 and $39.95 respectively. Both cases have two layers of protection, and the Defender series case comes with a belt clip and doubles as a stand. As you can probably tell by the name, the Defender case protects more than the Commuter case. However, the Commuter case will be thinner and sleeker and fits into your pocket more easily.

A lot of people have been asking me whether or not the Galaxy Nexus with the extended battery fits in the Otterbox Commuter and Defender cases. My answer to you, absolutely yes! Obviously, since the extended battery adds a millimeter or two to the total thickness of the device, the case will not fit 100% normally. However, the only difference once you put the extended battery in, is that on the commuter case, the second layer will stick up just a tiny bit. But as the second video displays, you can take off the extended battery back and everything will fit fine.

Take a look at our Galaxy Nexus extended battery review video with the Otterbox Defender:

Commuter Series Case + Galaxy Nexus Extended Battery

Matthew Sabatini
Matt has been an Android fanatic since the original Motorola Droid. In addition to designing web pages, running his own company, and going to school, he finds time to write for Android Authority. Matt still owns that good old Droid 1 and a Xoom Family Edition.
  • Amit Kaul

    and u called that easy “_”


    why bother to buy an extended battery if you need to carry a spare? Just get one speare battery and save nausea of swithiNG cases, bad it etc
    D U H

  • Daustinsyd

    Some people will buy any gadget!. How about a nose hair trimming app with pug in micro usb control and in nose camera and smart carrying case? COME O N

  • Earleepa

    You sir are an idiot. I’ve owned two cases for the nexus and they both broke within a couple of months of each other. They cannot withstand theadditional pressure of the extended battery.

    • I am sorry to hear that. Mine had been going strong for 6 months with the extended battery. If you do not feel comfortable keeping the case on with the , you can also take off the rear battery door to make the phone thinner.

  • JohnPA2006

    They need an otterbox defender that will accept the 3800mAh battery, since thats the only extended battery that will last an entire day.

  • Matthew

    Does this also work with the Samsung S3? I just bought a Commuter case and want to know if i can fit it with the extended battery.

  • you

    after 20 seconds of listening to you stutter and stammer, I had to walk away and let you know how incredibly annoying that was!!!