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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful
on 19 October 2012
The Samsung S3 is a pretty good looking phone, but it is quite slippery, very thin and, since it's made of hard plastic, potentially easy to damage. Cue the search for a case for my newly arrived phone. To be honest, not knowing much about what was on offer, I just banged in an order for this product to tide me over until I found something decent. At this price, what's to lose?

Well, my search is over before it started. This product is excellent! It fits the phone perfectly, protects it very well, makes it nicely tactile and actually improves the look of the pebble blue S3 massively. You can see the design in the photo, but it doesn't do justice to how nice it looks when fitted. Viewing from the front, there's a quality glossy black sheen around the edge that nicely matches the black of the screen when it's off (which is most of the time of course). The back has a pleasing contrasting matt and gloss 'S' shape (for Samsung?). Down both sides is a knurled pattern that is very helpful when picking the phone up or getting it out of a pocket. I really do feel more confident I won't drop the phone when holding it.

From a practical perspective, the case is very secure - easy to remove by stretching, but will never come off by itself. The bezel is slightly raised on the front so, if you put your phone face down, the screen does not touch the surface. All the ports are easily accessible with no problem attaching connectors. The only very minor downside I can see is that the location of the volume rocker and screen/power button (left and right side respectively) become difficult to detect by feel alone since they are pretty flush with the sides of the case. For me this is not really a problem since I don't tend to use these buttons very often.

Also included is a stick on screen protector with small cleaning cloth. I wasn't going to bother applying this, but in the end I did. It's pretty easy to apply, is completely invisible and completes the phone protection. It doesn't seem to affect the functionality of the touch screen either.

Over all, I think this case makes the S3 more "balanced" - it feels too thin without it. Another plus is I can actually pick the thing up and get it out of my pocket easily now.

Edit 26th April 2014...

18 months on and I'm still using this case and the S3 is still going strong. I thought it was worth adding that I have just bought the "Expower(TM) super mini Qi Wireless Charger" and the associated receiver that goes inside the S3. The phone now charges wirelessly through the case, so no problems there.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 5 July 2012
brought this as i knew this would tick all the boxes , the screen protector is ok, the case is very well made fits nice and tight, the sides are very grippy in hand , worth much more ... 10/10
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I agree with the other reviews. I just wanted to add that this fits quite well over the official Samsung extended battery (2000mAh) and replacement back cover. There is a slight gaping around the camera lens, but I find it quite acceptable.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 5 January 2013
Genuinely can't understand any serious negatives about this, especially for the price. Has a great feel, especially the 'matte effect' side of the 'S'. All the holes and bumps are in exactly the right place, it fits perfectly and goes on easily enough but so far shows no signs of coming off at all. Because it fits around the front edges of the phone this means you can put it face down and the screen won't touch the tabletop. It even has a great little grip down the sides which really makes the phone feel secure.

Add to this the price, the fact it comes with a free screen protector and wiping cloth, and fast delivery, you should just buy it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 27 October 2013
Have purchased 3 covers from Amazon since getting the S4, all 3 have similiar designs but I chose the other 2 due to the higher amount of reviews. But would recommend this one as the grip on the sides is far superior to the others.

Give's you far more confidence holding such a expensive device when you have a nice grip of it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 19 October 2012
I just needed a cheap case for my S3 and this does the job perfectly. It fits well and everything is easily accessible. It has a really nice texture too and an appealing aesthetic design. It's thin enough to not make the handset bulky, but also thick enough to give it some protection. Screen protector is fine too, 5/5 Definitely recommended :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 31 January 2014
I bought this the day I ordered my S3 and was really glad I did, I'm never one to really drop my phone but as soon as I set it up and went to uni someone bumped into me and it fell, the cover did its job as there were no visible marks or any damage to the phone.

The case is easy to fit (but you may need to adjust a little bit to get the charge adapter to plug in properly so make sure when you insert the phone to do it from the bottom end and align the port appropriately).

Overall it is a nice case for the price, it added a little weight to the phone which I liked as the S3 felt a little too light for me and it feels much sturdier than the stock plastic case that is already on the phone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 September 2013
Nice transparent case, good grip offered by serrated edges. Protection level seems reasonable. The case does come proud of the screen by a mm or so offering some protection against a screen first impact.

However as stated in previous reviews, the charge cutout is misaligned. I'm certainly not prepared to take the case of every time I want to charge it. I'll be taking a small file to the cutout.

I will probably invest in a stiffer more durable cover because I feel the fragility of the screen is because of the flex of the phone, so a stiffer cover, something like the UAG one, or maybe just made of polycarbonate but hopefully something thinner (than the UAG), would be a better investment.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 November 2013
Whilst all cut outs allow attachment of accessories and operation of phone controls, the alignment is far from perfect. But this case is cheap so you get what you pay for. I bought the clear version and was unimpressed with the way it moulds itself to the phone. Parts of the case press firmly against the back shell of the phone, whilst other parts have a miniscule air gap. This means the cover makes the phone look blotchy - similar to when you get air bubbles under a screen protector. This does somewhat spoil the look of the phone. On the plus side, the phone appears well protected and the ridged sides to the case offer good grip; reducing the chances you will test the case's protective capabilities!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 18 September 2012
I wanted a harder plastic case for my phone and upon reading the reviews decided to risk getting this one as it seemed to be what I was looking for and I have not been disappointed!

Excellent cover, harder then gel case but still comfortable enough when holding and using. The screen cover protects the front whilst the rest of the cover supports the phone case. There are cut outs for flash, camera and charger and the on/off button is easily operated through the case so this does not need to be removed.

This is exactly what I was looking for and I cannot recommend enough, excellent item!
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