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Ballistic Cases for the HTC EVO 4G LTE

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by crow11ad, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. crow11ad

    crow11ad Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Probably one of the best cases I had when I had my Evo was the Ballistic HC case. The protection + the built in screen was truly awesome. Well I sent Ballistic an email and even tweeted to them to see when the HC case might be available and any idea on colors.

    So to my disbelief, they are only making the SG case. This is just the sides with corners for extra protection. No built in screen and I wa told only in black. Which is fine, but why not the HC case?

    So who is getting a case and if so from which company. I know Otter Box is making the defender case. Right now unless Ballistic changes their mind and make an HC case, I may lean towards an Otter Box.

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  2. marctronixx


    ^^^ exactly how they will do it. Ballistic took months to release their top of the line case for the 3D after having it on pre order for months, then releasing a coupon for nearly half off the case to entice more to pre order. there was just no demand for the big case and finally a couple/few weeks ago they released the big case for the 3D.

    i was about to get it until i saw sprint officially announce this handset, so i backed off.

    i was a die hard ballistic fan with the original evo and bought all 3 hardcore cases for the evo! but covert is right, its just too much and over the top for daily use. i dont work in such demanding conditions so their soft case was and has been just fine for me. i need access to change the battery out quickly and un peeling all of those layers with the big case was just too much.

    i will most likely get the soft case for this handset but that is it. and i feel its build quality is better then otterbox in my un professional opinion.
  3. scottborasjr

    scottborasjr Member

    Yeah I had the HC case for the OG Evo and it was a great case but probably a little to much for 70% of people. I have had SG ever since the holster for my HC case broke. SG was as much protection as I needed and it was nice to return the phone to my pocket.
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  4. caborobo

    caborobo Member

    Does anyone have a recommendation of where to buy one of the Ballistic cases? Any preferred sites?
  5. marctronixx


    if you plan to purchase a ballistic case, get it direct from them.
  6. crow11ad

    crow11ad Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Well I can see where it might be too bulky for some. I have a special place in my heart for the HC. One day we went to the store as we were getting ready for Disney World and I couldn't find my phone. We left as fast as we could as I thought it may have fell out of my pocket.

    It turns out it was on top of the car and through all that speed and turning, the Evo with th HC never slid off the top of the car. So yes it may add bulk, but it's that knowing the phone is protected.

    But the SG doesn't have a built in screen protector does it? Just corners and the sides? Am I wrong about this?
  7. marctronixx


    no it does not. the rubber edges prevent the phone from hitting its face smack dab on the surface, so it still protects the screen.

    one issue the HC cases had was the moisture would get between the protector and the screen and cause "oil slick" looking spots. baby powder would correct it, however each time you needed to change the battery or get in the case for whatever reason, this would occur.

    of course the case will be a fit for many, many people. ballistic even sent out a survey asking folks what case they used the most, to get a feel of their user base.
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  8. botomgun

    botomgun Newbie

    If you are a fan of the Ballistic line of cases, it looks like they are going to offer the SG series case "soon" for $35.

    Evo LTE Ballistic Case
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  9. Sauske

    Sauske Android Enthusiast

    Oh...ok! There just informing us that a case will be released soon! I was starring at the case hard wondering where's the outlet for the kickstand!:D
  10. Sauske

    Sauske Android Enthusiast

    Wow? Why wouldn't leave that area open to use the original kickstand!? Well, to each it's own! I have yet to purchase a case for any phone I've had!
  11. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Member

    I got a AGF Ballistic shell gel sg rugged case for mine and really like it. The only thing that I don't like is that it covers up the kickstand. It has one of its own, but not as nice. It really protects the phone nicely, all the buttons work well and fits great. It definately adds some bulk, but I don't mind. I'm hard on phones.



The HTC EVO 4G LTE release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.7" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, and 2000mAh battery.

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