1. crimsontde88's Avatar
    Does anyone here have experience with these? If so are they as protective as an otterbox with less bulk? I've always had an otterbox on my smartphones and have had no problems, but they are very bulky. Tia
    06-24-2012 03:40 PM
  2. NIKSTORM's Avatar
    Where can I find a example of one on the web ?
    06-24-2012 10:58 PM
  3. XxNitr0xX's Avatar
    Where can I find a example of one on the web ?

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    06-24-2012 11:31 PM
  4. NIKSTORM's Avatar

    Sent from my Samsung GS2 E4GT via Tapatalk 2.
    Do you mean Bing ?.....
    I should have been more exact .... The ballistic site has like 15 different cases for each phone
    06-24-2012 11:40 PM
  5. crimsontde88's Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy S III Ballistic SG MAXX Series Case | goballisticcase.com

    This is the case I was referring to. It looks to be comparable to the Otterbox defender series, but it allows you to replace the screen cover if it gets scratched which is a feature that I like. I just don't know how bulky the case is and whether or not it provides the same level of protection as the Otterbox.
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    06-25-2012 10:17 AM
  6. HolyBuckeye's Avatar
    umm, curious as well, I liked the protection the otterbox gave my X, but it was very bulky..

    and with the S3 possibly being a little bit more on the fragile side than other phones, I def want the protection..these also have a bit more style to them than the otterbox's it seems
    06-25-2012 11:22 AM
  7. NIKSTORM's Avatar
    That case looks nice ... I am tired of otterbox. I have never had one, however they are expensive... Bulky ... I have seen a iPhone break in one ( unexplainably ) and the rubber on the outside rips.
    Check out cases made by trident .... If I wanted big protection I would go with them .... I have been hands on with it and I like them .
    06-26-2012 01:25 PM
  8. rortt's Avatar
    I am in the military and I work outside a lot.

    If you want a rugged holster phone, I would recommend the seidio line of cases. They have multiple grades like otterbox so you can get the surface case (just a silicon skin, but good protection), the active case (hard shell covering soft shell) with a lockable holster, or the convert which is very rugged. Of course, the more you ruggedize the phone, the bulkier it gets.

    I have had the convert (used to be called rugged) on my original Dinc for over two years and the phone is like new. It has been dropped many times in/out of cars, slammed with steel beams, rolled on with body armor, etc.

    One of my work phones (Droid Razr Maxx) has the Otterbox, and it is beyond bulky, but does give a good bit of protection.
    06-28-2012 07:24 AM
  9. FrankTheFrowner's Avatar
    I bought the Ballistic ShellGell and I'm not a fan of it. The "gel" layer is bulky (which is supposed to afford extra protection) but picks up lint like crazy, especially since the hard gel goes around it but doesn't completely cover it.

    It makes the phone much bigger & heavier -- which is the point with this much protection -- but with a phone that's already this large, it was a bit too much IMO.
    07-13-2012 10:45 AM
  10. dcs3473's Avatar
    I purchased my Ballistic SG Maxx case the day after I got my phone and I love it. Before I put it in the case though I put a Zagg InvisiShield full body on. Just to be sure.
    07-13-2012 06:20 PM
  11. cgardnervt's Avatar
    I had the case for about a day before I returned it with my ATT S3. The screen protector isnt very good. It had this bubble affect. Meaning you had to press down pretty hard to get the screen to respond to you. I now have an Otterbox Defender case that will be here Tuesday or Wednesday I hope. They make a better case IMO. HOX OB defender case fits perfectly. So I am guessing the S3 version will as well. I will met you know when I get it!
    07-14-2012 07:29 AM
  12. thomasr1950's Avatar
    I got one today a SG Maxx for my S3. I can't get the holder to snap into place. Anyone had issues like this?
    12-29-2012 06:06 PM
  13. The SuperUser's Avatar
    Okay, so I use a Ottorbox Defender case. And my personal experience is great. But before I get into that...let me tell you about my experience with Ballistic cases.

    I owned a ballistic case for my S3(forgot the make) but it was the rugged one. Now. I was in the shop and I turning the corner quite fast and I felt a nudge, heard a crack and looked down and low and behold my holster had cracked right off my side and my phone was out of the case(odd). So I gave Ballistics a call hoping they would replace it because I had just bought that case about 20 days before. I got a rep on the line and she told me she could do anything for me and wanted me to pay another $50 for another one!

    I took my happy *** over to RadioShack(I also bought a 1 year warranty for $5). And I picked me up a new ottorbox defender(the one I have now) and it offered great protection.. I absolutely love it. I have dropped metal on the back of it and nothing has happened...it has fell from the welding booth and nothing. I love it.
    BUT..I went down to pick up a piece of metal from the floor, and again CRACK...(I said some bad words)
    I broke my holster.( I now keep my holster on my back belt loop)
    I called up ottorbox and within 15 minutes the lady said she would send a WHOLE BRAND new case to my house free of charge(I didn't even have to send it in).
    I also still have my 1 year warranty...it's quite the best of both worlds.

    I Am The SuperUser
    01-03-2013 06:30 PM
  14. SDQB17's Avatar
    These just came available...looks very good..and slimmer than my Otterbox, Was thinking of trying one of these...very similar to the ballistic, and I guess they are known in the iphone community as a very good case. Just giving you an option...
    01-03-2013 11:40 PM
  15. Trees's Avatar
    I've been using the Ballistic Shell Gel for since I got the phone last summer. I've accidentally dropped the phone a few times from chair height, and none the worse for wear. I can take the case off to clean the phone, remove battery, SD card, etc and the case retains its shape afterward. Since the phone is in/out of my pocket multiple times daily, there is some minor "sandpaper" marks on the front of each bumper corner. The case is black, and I don't care about that kind of stuff, so not an issue for me. The only minor concern I have is that the case edges just barely touch the Spigen screen protector enough so that lint gets between the screen and the cover around the protector edges. There is some bulk and weight, but thats the tradeoff for good protection.
    01-08-2013 11:04 PM