2011-11-11 15h14_52
Last Updated: December 29th, 2011

If you've owned a smartphone for any reasonable amount of time, there's a good chance you've heard of Ballistic cases, some of the most well constructed device protection units we've ever had the pleasure to lay hands on. Ballistic recently released its most popular case, the Shell Gel (more often known as the SG) for the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch -- and we have five of 'em to give away. Who wants one?

What Is It?

it's a rough-and-tough, rugged, droppable, shock absorbing flak jacket for your phone (no, it's not really bulletproof). The Ballistic SG is pretty beast, as it sports three layers of protection: a shock absorbing polymer, an impact-resistant polycarbonate shell, and soft silicone with "Ballistic corners" (because, let's face it - when you drop your phone, it always lands on one of the corners).

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How tough is it? Watch this guy throw it around for a while:

What You Get

We have five of these to give away to five lucky winners. We pick you, you get one. That's pretty much it.

How to Win

This contest is now over. Here are our winners, selected at random:
  • Mike L
  • Dstroya
  • Evan (B)
  • chris (A)
  • Reese McRae

Congratulations, guys - all of you will be contacted for your information in the near future!

Everyone else - keep participating and stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss our upcoming giveaway announcements. You can follow AP on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and RSS.

To enter the contest, just drop a comment below. We're going to run this one for three days, so it ends on Monday, November 14th at 11:59PM PT. At that time, we'll randomly choose the winners and send out notifications. Yay!

Good luck!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Tommy

    Just what I need for my Epic Touch! Haven't gotten a case yet and I am a CLUMSY fool!

    • Lenin Vera

      Nice looking case. Thank you for the opportunity.

    • andrew vincent

      Well, if I win one I suppose I'll have to get a new phone =)

      • Christina

        Thank you for the chance to win a pretty darn expensive .very cool

    • CJ

      I need a "SG" for my SGII :)

    • joey

      I need one please!!

  • http://www.dalitsolutions.com Rich Dalrymple

    Would love to win a Ballistic Shell Gel Cases

  • Paul

    I want oneeeeee

  • Josh

    This would be epic for my ........ epic....... wow that was a lame comment. Just sayin. Would love this case.

  • Daniel Rodriguez

    Ooh, I've been running with my SET4G naked until now, but one of those cases would come in handy for when I'm out and about. Want!

  • http://www.kalechi.com Bruce Lill

    I really can use one! Please!

  • Alex Fischer

    I've got a friend that would love this for her phone.

  • http://gplus.tokmcostello Kevin C

    If I win this I might just have to suck it up and get the ET4G myself, been holding off with fingers crossed for the Galaxy Nexus on Sprint but my face is turning blue from holding my breathe on details on it...

  • BrazenRain

    A generic comment for a generic prize.

  • Kirsty (Androinerd)

    Oh. My. God. I need to have this, me and my butterfingers!!

  • alex m

    Ballistic makes excellent cases for mobile phones. I picked one up for my wife's Nexus S about three months ago. She was so surprised with the quality that she ordered a Ballistic Shell Gel case for my in-laws iphone 4's to replace those hideous otterbox cases that they were suckered into at the At&t store.

  • John

    I would love to win this for my rooted baby.

  • Elijah Carter

    Woot!!! I want one for those drunk weekend nights..especially since its football season!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/kaushalmodi Kaushal

    I need one! Thanks! :)

  • https://plus.google.com/112472891043621983912 fooflamfinn

    Even though my wife keeps b*tching about the phone (she just got it 4 days ago after dropping and breaking her orig Epic 4G), I doubt she'll get a different one. So not only would winning this make her happy, it will save me some money when she breaks the new one. Yes, I said when.

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/106590241327894514636/posts Caleb Escamilla

    id love to have this bad boy

  • SplitNail

    That's awesome you guys are just giving them out! Way to share the wealth! Just got this phone and would love some good protection for it! You'll probably pick randomly but I do do some developing. Thanks

  • brian

    need this case so bad. quite possibly one of the best cases around

  • http://plus.ly/theacet theACET (Andrew)

    I need one of these in 'case' I ever get shot in the pocket area!

  • Patrick C

    Sweet deal. I'd love one.

  • James

    Dropping a comment for a free Ballistic case is a hell of a deal!!

  • bill

    Would love to keep my epic touch all wrapped up

  • http://stu-pidaso.net Stu Pidaso

    I have one of these for my Nexus S and can assure you this case kicks @ss

  • Chuck

    Would love one...yes please!!! :-)

  • ash

    writing a long comment!!

  • Matt Seil

    I hate cases that break, and I hate breaking my phone. (On #2!!!!)

  • http://www.thelewisshow.com Mike L

    My fiancee just got the Epic Touch 4G. I'd love to get her this awesome case to go with her awesome phone!

  • Ryan Shelton

    Holy crap I Need this! I drop my phone almost Daily! :(

  • http://www.twitter.com/DaedalusMinion DaedalusMinion

    My Galaxy S2 already looks like someone played Bowling with it.
    Anything to have it look sleek again.

  • Matt

    Tested this case at my work, a beast of a case. Recommend this to anyone that owns a epic touch.

  • jkay

    AP, why u so epic!?

  • Andrej

    Ok, right now I did everything I could to win this competion :)

  • Kenetra

    Had one these for my htc evo absolutely loved it.I would love to have one of these!!!!!

  • john donald

    I would love one.my dog chews my phone.gone through two cheap cases already.

  • William

    Throw one over this way. I neex a good case for this phone.

  • G4N0N

    I rlly need one of this things ... :) its ultra smart gadget

  • Michael

    I NEEEEEEEEEED one please!!!!

  • Victor Barrios

    I need one so Bad

  • http://www.doubleplaymedia.com Jonathan Gribble

    This phone is by far the finest piece of technology I've ever owned. Gorilla Glass is awesome but the aesthetics of that case adds a sense of "hey, this guy gives a crap about his phone" :-)

  • Ismael

    Ohhhh, count me in. My phones tend to want to play acrobat.

  • MigFig

    I need this for my E4GT!

  • Omega5555

    Looks like a great case. Would love one!

  • Warren

    A smartphone without a ballistic case is an accident waiting to happen. I want one!!!

  • Stoney

    It would be pretty sweet to get this for my awesome phone!

  • Javier

    I pretty much need a phone case that's bulletproof (I know its not)!

  • http://imgur.com/28YhH Aji

    This is unbelievable!!! I have been looking for a Ballistic case for my Gf's Samsung Galaxy S2 for ages-as a Christmas present- and they are all in the states and are really expensive, including the Postage and Packaging.

    Giving me one of these would be equivalent to helping out a student(skint) give his gf the best Christmas present ever(she always drops her phone).

  • Stocklone

    Please pick me! I am very vocal to others when I find a mobile brand I like.

  • Kyle Lovering

    I know if I win this I will most likely drop my dang phone the day it gets here. That's just my luck. Lol.

  • Gary

    I would love this for my epic touch...

  • Franklin

    Ooooh I want I want!!! Even though I haven't received my SGIIE4GT yet, I have seen the cases available locally and they leave alot to be desired. I def need something that tough. Pick me pick me! LOL

  • Chris

    I don't buy cases for my phone but I am considering it with this phone.

  • Pete

    me, me, me please pick me!

  • http://www.darkhorsetraining.com Greg

    Good God! I've been waiting for Otterbox to get their act together, but still nothing. This would be even better! Count me in, thanks AP!

  • sc00basteve

    I would love one of these!
    I had to send back my Suface case because it wouldn't stay clicked together after 6hrs!

  • Luis

    This will be an awesome case for my awesome phone!!!! Hope I win it!!! Thanks AP for the opportunity.

  • Abhi

    My phone has been naked since day one a case would be really nice =]

  • OniKyanAE86

    I'm so careful with mine but the extra protection would be great! I have been waiting for Otterbox to put out a Defender Series case, but this looks like it will protect the phone just as good.

  • dragongunner

    I doubt I will ever win, but here's to 1/1,000,000 chance.

  • Azlan

    Lemme have it Please

  • rick

    This would be a wonderful help to win one of these cases!

  • Scott Haggerty

    I just got mine on Tuesday, I really want a case, (also need to get car dock, desk dock etc.). I love my SGII!!! What a Huge difference from my Moment! LOL!

  • Jay W.

    Awesome! Thanks

  • http://facebook.com/candycoatedpain Jen

    Yay very epic indeed!

  • justyn brockman

    For all that is holy my girlfriend needs this. Send one this way!

  • Freak4Dell

    Who am I to say no if you pick me?

  • psychoptimist

    Save my Epic 4g touch please! Im begging you! Only you can offer me the protection I need!

  • Bob Liddell

    I would love a Ballistic case. It would keep me from buying an extended battery that I don't need.

  • Kris Linville

    Got nothin' to lose... sign me up.

  • Tim McCulloch

    would be great to win this

  • Maria Moya

    I love the ballistic are made .Their cases are tough enough to with hell any thing you throw at it..I have heard that they are number #1 and that's why I NEED ONE CAUSE I'M ALWAYS DROPPING MY FONE..I DESPERATELY NEED/WANT ONE...SO PICK ME....

  • Robert Kocsis

    wow nice phone, it would be great

  • Dipan

    Nice phone...wanna get my hands on one.

  • Jamison England

    I want one! I take one for free!

  • Heather Kalist

    Wow! That case is crazy TUFF. No damage whatsoever. Sweet Ballistic. I'd love this for my clumsiness.

  • Alex Hernandex

    Just purchased one yesterday and this would complete the package.

  • http://www.facebook.com/spadedqueen Diana Sutter

    I need it i drop my phone all the time lol

  • Kent

    I really hope that I'm picked, because I really want one! :-)

  • Tyler

    This website kicks ass!!

  • Jake Voorhees

    I wanna win!! This looks like a great case.

  • Mark French

    Pick me please.......

  • Dean P

    This would be a great match for my LG G2X. I've been looking for a great protector and I think this one may be the one!! Good luck to me!! haha :)

  • Josh

    Unfortunately this is 3 days too late. I just cracked my screen :(
    Please let me win so after I get my phone fixed this won't happen again.

  • flago

    I could use this case at night, when I fight crime.

  • Murphy

    I totally love my GSII, gimme one!

  • Maria

    raises hand..pick me please

  • http://www.aame.in/ Shubhankar

    Very nice of you to giveaway these casings. I'll keep my fingers crossed. Hope I get lucky :-)

  • Andrew

    I have been a otterbox guy but they are not supporting the epic touch. I have been looking for a reason to check out the ballistic cases for a while as I have had 2 otterboxes break.

  • Mohammed

    Just what I need.

  • Matt

    That case would look epic on my galaxy s 2. I've been extra careful not to drop it so far...

  • Jlyle

    Great case for a great phone.

  • Supergluey

    I never heard of these cases, but they look awesome. ;) i would love one please.

  • Dstroya


  • http://www.midwestthundercats.com n0esc

    Would really love one of these. Spent or rather wasted $30 on the Sprint case, and not impressed at all.

  • Tim Hayes

    Sweet I hope I win, I'm selling my EVO 4G on eBay to buy an Epic 4G Touch, this would be perfect for me. Please and thank you!

  • Doug Klimah

    Would love one!

  • Ahmad Fayiz

    me me meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • Reese McRae

    Thanks for the chance!

  • Adam

    I dig my Galaxy S2

  • Cristina O’Neill

    Sign me up, thank you AP!

  • KC

    Ballistic, love that name!

  • FB

    Would love to win this! Thanks

  • caliber

    I could use a case!

  • Aldwin

    Great protective case for a great phone.

  • John O’Connor

    {insert witty comment here} is this supposed to be a funny comment like the Evo 3D contest?!?!

    I can't think of anything humorous right now, I may have had a bit too much too drink so I might drop my E4GT

  • MSGT Thomass Billups

    I've had case for phones before, but ballistic cases are the bomb. Hold up under any mission.

  • Matt D

    That's a really good case.

  • siddardha

    I want one please!!

  • Евгений

    Useful, must try!

  • Josh

    I need one of these. Any time I drop my phone, even a few inches, I spend the next half hour inspecting it for damage.

  • Roland

    Nice looking case!

  • Daniel

    Maybe this time I have some luck.. =) Me wants it!!

  • zuki c

    I used to have one on my htc evo. I have been waiting for them to release it for the Samsung epic touch!

  • jak3072

    Cool name for a cool case! i want one for my rooted EPIC!

  • http://www.androidpolice.com bhuvnesh kumar

    great work :)...

  • Timothy Roberts

    I could use one of these for sure as I am prone to dropping my phone. I'd even be willing to post a video of me putting it to the drop test myself! Thanks for your consideration.

  • Ryan Houseman

    I dropped my Epic Touch and broke the glass already. I had to get an insurance replacement. This was 3 days after I bought it! I had a case on it, but that didn't help. It was my 3rd insurance claim in a 12 month period, so they dropped me and as you can tell I'm pretty clumsy(or careless, but I'll let you decide). I can't get TEP on my account for a year, so I need a case that will really protect my phone. If I get one of these I will be forever grateful!

  • Jordan long

    Thanks for the oppurtunity! I'm a disabled vet and fall a lot, so my phones get pretty beat up. This is just what i need to protect my phone from getting beat up! Just got ny epic 4g touch and have not dropped it yet! I just hope i can win one before I do drop it.

  • Orangearrows

    Does it look like a dog bone which got fat?

  • aj34

    protect my phone please!

  • John

    Amazing case, could really use one.

  • Ellsworth Rucker

    Sweet! I need this!!!! Please & Thank You!!!

  • Abdul Samad

    If I win, finally I have an legitimate "excuse" to get Samung Epic 4g, to give to my dad...lol...

  • http://imgur.com/28YhH Aji

    If you guys pick me, you guys are actually helping two lovers to unite(my gf and myself) and you guys and girls at AP will go to heaven (if you are a non-believer, like myself, you will feel great about yourselves for making two lovers meet) for this. :P

    Pick me pwease. *puppy eyes* XD

  • http://Youtube.com/theiinocent Anthony

    This would be great to have for my new phone! Thank you for the opportunity to win this.

  • dror

    Any chance it's me?

  • John561

    Would love to win!

  • Carl Stein

    This will make a nice x mas gift for my gf!

  • Brian R.

    Looks good, I could use some protection on my phone after I go into the military next month!

  • http://zsol-t.blogspot.com creative-z

    This contest is the the easiest,that I ever entered!:)

  • jonathan3579

    I might not have the Epic 4G Touch but I'm sure this would fit my T-Mobile GS2 just fine. Who can't go wrong with protection?

  • rimidalvr1966

    Stopped yesterday in Sprint corp store to see the case. One of employees had it on his E4GT. What can I say. It does add a bulkiness and weight to the phone. At the same time it feels VERY solid and secure. It definitely will be better if they can add a holster to go with the shell. Probably for normal usage it is a little bit too much, but for heavy duty purposes it is FANTASTIC.

  • VoRon45

    Saw this on my co-worker's epic touch. Very strong and secure. Feels like bumper car. If I don't win one, definitely will buy one.

  • Lance

    Thx for the contest.

  • chris

    i could really use that with two kids who love to play with the phone.

  • Cheryl

    Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  • Kenneth Blacksheare

    Would love to win this. Great protection for my Epic Touch.

  • http://www.worthingtonpcrepair.com WorthingtonPC

    We'd love to win this! Thanks Android Police!

  • Chris

    I've only dropped mine once and it LUCKILY landed flat on the screen with no damage ;D

  • Nick Venture

    I definitely would love this. I drop my phone fairly often, it already has a dent in just below the volume rocker.

  • Mark Klooster

    Looks like a nice case.

  • Jason

    My 2 yr old daughter has recently found her throwing arm. Would come in really handy!

  • Hal Motley

    This case looks damn sturdy!

  • Nate

    I lost my droid to a corner drop. Don't want the same thing to happen to my Galaxy S II!

  • Rey

    This case would be great! Who needs otterbox? this is where its at

  • Thomas

    So much better than an Otterbox. Would look great on my Epic Touch 4G SGS2.

  • Josh

    Would like to get one of these for my ET4G!

  • Jack

    I really need one of these for my Epic touch 4g phone.

  • Jade Zutz

    i really like my phone and want it to last, with this case it will;)

  • Rebecca

    This would be perfect to help protect my phone when my 3 year old plays with it.

  • http://androidpolice david

    I just bought to of these phonea love them.sprint promised me cases but i still havnt gotem .i already have a huge dent and scratches on mine because of my job im a construction worker i Could realy use this case it looks awesome please help me out