Case-Mate Barely There Brushed Aluminum Samsung Galaxy S III case hands-on
0. phoneArena 19 Aug 2012, 11:35 posted on
Landing in our list of fancy cases for the Samsung Galaxy S III, there’s very good reason why Case-Mate’s Brushed Aluminum Barely There case is on the list. Sporting a premium price tag of $40, some people will undoubtedly be taken by surprise with its hefty tow...
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4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5153; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Got to agree. The plastic-y materials that Sammy is using on the GS III just don't give me much confidence the phone will last for the duration of a 2 year contract.
3. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 294; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)
I LOVE Casemate! They make the best cases. I've had at least one for any device in the family they make them for. Love them all!
6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 5823; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I only do Otter Box. I paid $22 for mine on Amazon and its worth every single cent. If it wasn't for Otter Box, I'd walk around with Case Mate without a doubt.
5. Phullofphil (Posts: 798; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
It would be nice if on the parts where there was a cut out like the power and volume buttons it had rubber inserts that made it so they stuck out and were not so hard to use. I had cases like this befor and I think especially for that price the cheap addition of rubbery to give a good range of use from the buttons would be nice.
8. dan_md (Posts: 66; Member since: 19 Oct 2010)
Ease of use 8/10
Actual protection 6/10
The case looks great but won't protect the phones top and bottom bezel since they're left exposed. OtterBox does it for me. Their white commuter series really looks great. http://m.otterbox.com/Samsung-Galaxy-S3-Commuter-Series/SAM4-GALAXY-S3,default,pd.html?dwvar_SAM4-GALAXY-S3_color=20&start=2&cgid=samsu
11. cangie (Posts: 14; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
looks very slick. I wonder if it comes in black.