Case-Mate Barely There Brushed Aluminum Samsung Galaxy S III case hands-on

Case-Mate Barely There Brushed Aluminum Samsung Galaxy S III case hands-on
Yet again, another razor sharp looking case for the Samsung Galaxy S III has come across our desk – and boy does it exude a sense of premium with its construction. By now, we’re fairly accustomed to knowing that Samsung’s smartphones boast an all-plastic construction, which isn’t a bad thing per se, but there are some of us yearning for higher quality materials. Thankfully, there are cases out there that splash that desirable sense of premium finish to the venerable smartphone.

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. However, it’s looking to redeem itself thanks to the razor sharp appearance it’s boasting – combined with its protective nature of course. So here we go people, let’s take a closer look at this beauty!

Related phones

Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. No_Nonsense unregistered

Looks better in a case

4. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

2. sharique

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Wish they made one for xperia S though! :(

3. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 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: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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: 1824; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

7. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

Looks exquisite,love it!

8. dan_md

Posts: 66; Member since: Oct 19, 2010

Design 9/10 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.,default,pd.html?dwvar_SAM4-GALAXY-S3_color=20&start=2&cgid=samsung-galaxy-s3-cases

9. SleepingOz unregistered

This one is ugly..

10. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Two words. Trident Kraken.

11. cangie

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

looks very slick. I wonder if it comes in black.

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