This is a review of Ballistic SG case for Note 2. Samsung Galaxy Note II Ballistic Shell Gel SG Series Case | goballisticcase.com
What do you think is the first thing that comes to Ballistic case users mind when you asked them about the case? I can bet you they will say "Ballistic corners!" This is probably one of the few cases that explicitly states on its packaging "Engineered Drop Protection" and actually puts it in writing as drop tested for up to 10 feet. Once you take this case out of the box - you will have no doubt they are serious about this claim.
The case comes in 2 pieces. Inner soft silicone layer with enhanced corner protection, and outer piece which consist of high impact PC layer molded with another outer textured shock absorbent layer. Inner silicone layer has all the precise cutouts which align perfectly with a phone. All the ports are open, while volume/power buttons are covered. Due to the nature of a silicone material, you will have no issues pressing buttons, and they provide a very nice tactile feedback. At the same time, expect it to be a lint magnet, as you can see it from my pictures
The outer shell is very tough and covers the entire back of the phone, wrapping around its sides. It doesn't wrap around top/bottom where you have thick silicon bumper with enhanced Ballistic corners. Btw, that silicone part of the inner shell at the top and the bottom will pull, but it shouldn't give you any concerns about phone protection. Either laid flat on the screen or on the back - phone is raised and protected to take a lot of abuse. Plus, the outer molded shock absorbent polymer layer is nicely textured and will provide you with a good hand grip as well as surface grip. Also, it makes it easier to take out of your pocket.
Overall its a high quality case that will give you a great piece of mind if dropped. Of course, additional layers of security will add to the thickness and the weight of Note 2, but that's expected. Although I'm personally not a fan of port covers and kind of glad this case doesn't have it, at the same time I was a bit surprised this case didn't offer it since it's being catered to users who require extra level of protection and most likely will use their case in harsher environment. This case is definitely something to consider if you are looking for a rugged case with a great drop protection!
And now, here comes the pictures!