1. justinduke's Avatar
    Been looking through the few case threads and most people want a thin case, but I need one that will take a beating. So far I am comparing the Ballistic Maxx Series ($50) (Samsung Galaxy S 4 Ballistic SG MAXX Series Case | goballisticcase.com), Urban Armor Gear ($35) (URBAN ARMOR GEAR) and the Otterbox Defender ($50) (Samsung Galaxy S4 case | Defender Series | OtterBox).

    What are your thoughts on these three? Any other options out there for a good tough case?

    Ballistic Maxx Series



    Urban Armor Gear



    Otterbox Defender

    07-21-2013 11:50 AM
  2. anonymous495876038576's Avatar
    Been looking through the few case threads and most people want a thin case, but I need one that will take a beating. So far I am comparing the Ballistic Maxx Series ($50) (Samsung Galaxy S 4 Ballistic SG MAXX Series Case | goballisticcase.com), Urban Armor Gear ($35) (URBAN ARMOR GEAR) and the Otterbox Defender ($50) (Samsung Galaxy S4 case | Defender Series | OtterBox).

    What are your thoughts on these three? Any other options out there for a good tough case?

    Ballistic Maxx Series
    http://manager.goballisticcase.com/b...te_web_015.jpg
    http://manager.goballisticcase.com/b...ck_web_012.jpg

    Urban Armor Gear
    http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/012..._large.png?767
    http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/012..._large.png?767

    Otterbox Defender
    http://demandware.edgesuite.net/aaez...xy-s4-20-1.jpg
    http://demandware.edgesuite.net/aaez...laxy-s4-20.jpg
    The otterboxes are nice but from my experience they wear down and the clip breaks too easily. My dad has one and he is in construction and the clip has broken off with as little as a bump against the wall. I love ballistic as I have the SG for my Motorola electrify 2 and I'm ordering the SG maxx soon!

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    07-21-2013 12:07 PM
  3. asanatheist's Avatar
    Why exactly do you need a case like this? Just asking what situations you may find your self in to give you a better recommendation.
    Water? Rocks? Cement? Dust? High heat enviroments.
    07-21-2013 12:09 PM
  4. justinduke's Avatar
    Why exactly do you need a case like this? Just asking what situations you may find your self in to give you a better recommendation.
    Water? Rocks? Cement? Dust? High heat enviroments.
    I am a biologist and work in all kinds of conditions from on boats to working on oil/gas pipelines. I tend to drop my phone occasionally too. I originally wanted to go with the S4 active, but the lack of cases and lack of added benefits has me wanting to go with regular S4 now.
    07-21-2013 12:20 PM
  5. justinduke's Avatar
    I have heard the Otterboxes get dust under the front screen protector by entering around the home button. Is this the same with the other cases I listed?
    07-21-2013 12:21 PM
  6. anonymous495876038576's Avatar
    I have heard the Otterboxes get dust under the front screen protector by entering around the home button. Is this the same with the other cases I listed?
    It is true. My dads phone gets lots of dust/dirt. It was so bad he popped out the built in protector for the screen and just installed a zagg

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    07-21-2013 12:29 PM
  7. anonymous495876038576's Avatar
    Also I forgot to add my ballistic SG doesn't seem to be plagued by that issue

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    07-21-2013 12:30 PM
  8. asanatheist's Avatar
    I would advise for a case with liquid, and dust proofing.
    Lifeproof is a case I see often in mobile stores. It's water/dust/snow/ice resistant. As well as offers shock and screen protection.
    07-21-2013 12:51 PM
  9. justinduke's Avatar
    I would advise for a case with liquid, and dust proofing.
    Lifeproof is a case I see often in mobile stores. It's water/dust/snow/ice resistant. As well as offers shock and screen protection.
    No Lifeproof for the S4 yet.
    07-21-2013 01:00 PM
  10. justinduke's Avatar
    I've also thought about the Otterbox Commuter case (Samsung Galaxy S4 cover | Commuter Series by OtterBox) combined with a glass screen protector. Although I'm not sure that the case and screen protector wouldn't interfere with each other.

    Otterbox Commuter

    07-21-2013 02:02 PM
  11. texasag03's Avatar
    I'm looking at the Pure Gear PX260. It's not available yet, but they told me via Twitter that it is coming "soon".

    PureGear - PX260 Weatherproof Extreme Protection System for Samsung Galaxy S4 -Black
    07-21-2013 10:41 PM
  12. Marck527's Avatar
    I have the defender N's never got dust from entering the home button. However some dust get into the top where the sensors are since there is no cover there, but it never made it to the built in protector.

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    07-21-2013 11:53 PM
  13. Marck527's Avatar
    Oops accidently quoted my self
    07-21-2013 11:54 PM
  14. jwn66's Avatar
    I've got the Commuter, it's pretty solid. I just have an iShieldz for the screen.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-22-2013 04:45 AM

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