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 Ballistic Hardcore
 
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$59.99 USD
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ProsPros:
– Well designed case
– Very tough
– Belt holster works well
– Great screen viewability/usability
ConsCons:
– Dust protection is a little lacking
– Finicky to install
– Very bulky
Potential ProblemsPotential Problems:
– The Ballistic Hardcore will need to be cleaned of dust/debris to ensure it doesn’t damage your iPhone 6 due to low dust protection
Design Rating
DESIGN

(Ballistic Hardcore)
Weight/BulkWeight/Bulk/Install (2.5/5):
– The Ballistic Hardcore will more than quadruple the thickness of your iPhone 6
– The bulk is offset by the removable rubber bumper which results in the case being only twice as thick as the iPhone 6
InstallEase of Installation (3.5/5):
– This tough iPhone 6 case is a little more finicky to install. Ports flaps tend to get in the way during installation
Build QualityBuild Quality (5/5):
– The materials of the Ballistic Hardcore feel tough
– Screen protector doesn’t scratch like other Ballistic cases
– 12 ft drops resulted in minimal scuffing on case
Protection Rating
PROTECTION

(Ballistic Hardcore)
Shock ProtectionShock Protection (5/5):
– The Ballistic Hardcore is one of the few cases that provide 12 ft protection
Water/Dust ProtectionWater/Dust Protection (1.5/5):
– This iPhone 6 cases doesn’t provide much in terms of water/dust protection. Camera cutouts and Touch ID cutouts allow dust/debris to enter the case
Screen ProtectionScreen Protection (4/5):
– Thick plastic screen protector that stretches over most of the front of the iPhone
– Substantial edge (1/4 inch) provides decent clearance for the iPhone touchscreen
Functionality Rating
FUNCTIONALITY

(Ballistic Hardcore)
iPhone FunctionalityiPhone Functionality (5/5):
– Power and volume buttons are very easy to get to
– Easy access to hardware ports
– Sound is not effected
– Touch ID cutout is high but doesn’t get in the way of using the sensor
Screen UsabilityScreen Usability (4.5/5):
– No gap between the Ballistic Hardcore’s screen protector and the iPhone 6
– Screen protector extends past the touchable area which ensures that you can access your swipe menus
Screen ViewabilityScreen View-ability (4/5):
– Minor diffusion of the Retina HD screen of the iPhone 6
– Since the screen protector sets almost flush on the iPhone 6, the glare and and reflections are minimized
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