1. scuba561's Avatar
    OK, so I have a real nice slim case (Ringke slim lite) that I love for every day use.
    Now I want a strong case to use when I go on vacation in a few weeks. Something that will cover the entire phone including the screen so I can put the phone in my back pack and not worry about it.

    What is your opinion on the best, strongest, most protective case? Weight or bulk is not a concern with this- just protection!

    Many thanks for your thoughts!
    07-24-2012 01:10 PM
  2. Suntan's Avatar
    Strongest, most protective, bulk no issue? Pelican baby...

    Pelican 0370 24" Cube Case with Foam 0370-000-190 B&H Photo

    Seriously though, the 1040 should easily fit the GSIII. It may even fit in the 1030.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...cUvbUpU2004912

    -Suntan
    07-24-2012 01:35 PM
  3. ibcop's Avatar
    07-24-2012 01:38 PM
  4. scuba561's Avatar
    I've been eyeing the Ballistic Maxx cases.

    http://www.amazon.com/Ballistic-SX09...cUvbUpU2004946
    Looks nice. Does the "holster" cover the screen like the otter box defender?
    07-24-2012 01:46 PM
  5. scuba561's Avatar
    Strongest, most protective, bulk no issue? Pelican baby...

    Pelican 0370 24" Cube Case with Foam 0370-000-190 B&H Photo

    -Suntan
    Lol. Ok, bulk is a concern, just not the top concern! My backpack is not THAT big!
    07-24-2012 01:47 PM
  6. Suntan's Avatar
    Lol. Ok, bulk is a concern, just not the top concern! My backpack is not THAT big!
    See my update.

    Pelican does make a range of sizes. They offer small size cases too. They are tops for water and crush protection.

    -Suntan
    07-24-2012 01:49 PM
  7. Sentrix's Avatar
    Too much bulk for my liking, but if you have the Pebble Blue S3, I'd imagine this Ballistic case would look sweet on it.
    (Same case as above, just different color)

    http://www.amazon.com/Ballistic-SG09...cUvbUpU2005100
    07-24-2012 02:26 PM
  8. PFD664's Avatar
    I prefer the Seidio Surface plus Convert...it is very rugged. when in it's holster the screen is protected also. Very reasonable price also got mine for 59.95 from Seidio's website.
    07-24-2012 03:07 PM
  9. cavscout19's Avatar
    I second the Seidio Convert....when less bulk and protection is desired all you have to do is remove the two outer shells and bam...still protected
    07-27-2012 11:06 AM
  10. HotCoil's Avatar
    I would get the holster kickstand case they sell at Verizon for $30. There's a snap-on half that's similar to the Ringke, also with a flush-fitting kickstand on the back, and then that slides into the holster half which covers the entire rest of the phone. It's solid, and you can use the case in normal duty later, too.
    07-27-2012 08:56 PM
  11. charlier180's Avatar
    Be warned that the screen protector is "textured" (Ballastic's words) which makes the screen on the S3 not as clear. I actually returned my Maxx case and got an Otterbox Defender. The screen protector on the Defender is less "textured" but even that is not totally clear.

    Here is a link that shows what I mean.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/t-g...ml#post2001631
    07-27-2012 11:14 PM
  12. brandonx1000's Avatar
    i have an Otterbox Defender and it's nearly perfect...just a minor haze on the screen protector, but thats the way they've all been
    07-28-2012 08:04 PM
  13. Failure2Comply's Avatar
    07-28-2012 08:41 PM
  14. bcrdrx's Avatar
    1030 is a hair too short in length... Tried it today.
    07-29-2012 05:53 PM
  15. glassygurl's Avatar
    although I don't prefer them, otterbox has some sturdy ones. Samsung Galaxy S3 Case - Defender Series | OtterBox.com heard good things about these.
    08-01-2012 04:24 PM
  16. ibcop's Avatar
    Be warned that the screen protector is "textured" (Ballastic's words) which makes the screen on the S3 not as clear. I actually returned my Maxx case and got an Otterbox Defender. The screen protector on the Defender is less "textured" but even that is not totally clear.

    Here is a link that shows what I mean.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/t-g...ml#post2001631
    I knew the Defender wouldn't be clear but didn't know this with the MAXX. I guess I will go with Seideo and use my own screen protector. Otterbox is pricey for the Defender and it can't be clear? Not for me.
    08-02-2012 08:09 PM
  17. ibcop's Avatar
    although I don't prefer them, otterbox has some sturdy ones. Samsung Galaxy S3 Case - Defender Series | OtterBox.com heard good things about these.
    You and me both - MSRP is $49.95 and we can't get a clear screen cover?
    08-02-2012 08:11 PM
  18. kgray0616's Avatar
    I got a Trident Kraken A.M.S.. adds some weight and there is no screen protector but its beefy and should suffice for what you are looking for.
    09-27-2012 12:50 PM
  19. Dark Guitar Lord's Avatar
    The Otterbox Defender is the standard in my opinion. I have seen them on ebay and Amazon for as low as $25.

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    10-07-2012 07:43 AM
  20. byrds8's Avatar
    I have an Otterbox Defender and do not really care for it. The outside edges are a bit too raised for my liking and the rubber shell is deformed on the corners from putting it in the holster. I didn't have to worry about the screen too much as I pulled the plastic piece out of the case that would have covered it. I cant stand those things lol.
    10-07-2012 06:55 PM
  21. MatrixMan's Avatar
    I have an Otterbox Defender and do not really care for it. The outside edges are a bit too raised for my liking and the rubber shell is deformed on the corners from putting it in the holster. I didn't have to worry about the screen too much as I pulled the plastic piece out of the case that would have covered it. I cant stand those things lol.
    Ditto. The raised sides are a PITA. Haven't seen any deformation from the holster yet - only 2 weeks though

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    10-08-2012 04:52 PM
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