Rearth Ringke Slim for Samsung Galaxy S6 case review

The Rearth Ringke Slim case for the Samsung Galaxy S6 is a very thin and elegant solution that aims to protect the phone from scratches, but offers practically zero added shock protection.

First and foremost, the Ringke Slim is thin: so much that it feel like it adds nearly zero bulk to the already slim Galaxy S6, and it’s also very lightweight.

The Rearth Ringke Slim for the Galaxy S6 comes in various options: we’ve got the non-transparent black one (the gold color one is also non-transparent), and all others are transparent: crystal, frost grey, mint, pink, white, yellow.

We can sum up our impressions of this case in just two words: light and plasticky. And it indeed has that very barebones plastic feel and appearance that seem to tone down the otherwise premium feel of the Galaxy S6 itself. It’s a cheap case, and you can tell by its looks.

It does not add much at all in terms of shock absorption, and in terms of protection, the only added bonus you get is that the case’s edges are raised above the screen of the S6 just slightly, enough to protect the screen from scratches when you lay the phone on its front. The camera is also protected by the case, not touching the surface when the phone is placed on its back.

There are no buttons - instead you get cutouts for the buttons of the Galaxy S6, which we find to be a good thing, as those keys are very responsive and clicky. On the bottom left, there is a place for a lanyard.

The Ringke Rearth Slim is easy to slip on the S6, but it’s a pain peeling it off as it is such a tight fit. Overall, while it’s not all that stylish, at just $10, it provides enough basic protection and a tight fit for the Galaxy S6 for us to be content (but not all that excited) about it.

You can buy various cases for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge from here.



1. waddup121 unregistered


3. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I love their Fusion line, and I think it might have helped my Z3C survive a hard fall

4. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Oh please dont cover that gorgeous phone with plastic cases people !

2. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Plasticky? What did you expect? it's a plastic case. This case isn't designed to add a ton of shock protection to the phone. It's made to keep scuffs and scratches to a minimum. I just got the slim for my Note 4. I LOVE it. I ditched my heavy, bulky, very protective case for the Ringke Slim and couldn't be happier. I don't drop my phone, but when I run with no case, the polished lip near the screen shows wear very quickly, so this case is perfect. Light protection with very little bulk.

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