If you have an S III & you’re still on the market to buy a case, this post could help. I do think this it’s a very personal decision that comes down to preference but here are some thoughts I wish I had known before I’d spent any money.
When I get a new device I tend to feel like I need to get a case of sorts for it quite urgently for practical reasons more than anything else (I’m really clumsy). In this instance, feeling a bit of (self-induced) pressure I went for the white flip cover. It felt like the natural choice as I have the style of case on my 10.1 inch Galaxy Tab & had it on my 7 inch Galaxy Tab (back when I still had one) & it worked brilliantly.
Also, I don’t generally enjoy cases that are purely clip on/back covers as I really worry about my device’s screen. I’ve also decided to not use screen protectors any longer (that thin film of adhesive plastic) as they get tacky quickly & can affect the screen’s responsiveness (or so I think, it may be psychological).
My first case I purchased for the S III was the flip cover at R369 & this what I thought…
- I liked it for the obvious reason of providing protection to the front and back of the device simultaneously.
- They’re original Samsung accessories (cheaper “generics” are available though) & this means it’s a great, snug fit.
- They’re good looking – & I loved that it came in white to match the device. They’re also available in black & a bunch of neon colours.
- Another benefit is ease of use. Ideally you whip the cover open & do your thing – no need to remove it altogether, providing 24/7 protection to the seivce (did I mention I’m clumsy?). . Also & so no risk of losing the cover either
- In white, it gets grubby quickly! It is easy to keep clean with a wet wipe though but this may be an issue if you’re OCD like me.
- The main problem comes in when you need to type. When sms-ing you’d need to fold the front half of the cover all the way back to be able to hold the device well between your two hands. That fold creates bulk & you then can’t type well (& fast), especially on the left side. Tragedy.
That said, I do know folks who use this pouch & don’t have the issue that I have so it may very well just be me…
If I ran the brand
- I’d fix this design flaw in the book cover (to make typing easier) – or maybe they already have with the S IV…
- I also think the R369 price point is too steep for whats’s essentiall a plastic cover.
Need to know
- The S III flip cover is available at selected cellular stores (I got mine, along with great service at MTN Hyde Park) but do shop around as I found variations in the price.
So, if you’re wondering which S III pouch you should get, all is revealed here 🙂