Best case for Galaxy S3?


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Jan 4, 2013
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I am about to pull my hair out. After dropping my S3 (without a case), cracking the screen, and then dropping $150 on the insurance to get a replacement, I want to make sure this one is at least somewhat protected. I've been looking for the "right" case for two days online. But I can't come to a conclusion.

I know it's a matter of preference when it comes to cases, but what is the best case out there for the S3? Here is what I'm looking for:

-slimmest/sleekest case that offers the best protection (I hate Otterbox because of the bulk)
-something that is not flimsy plastic that will break in a week (price is of no concern)

Suggestions? Thanks in advance!


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Jun 4, 2012
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You should consider otterbox this time, their defender cases for the s3 are nice. They add a little bulk but not as much as previous versions of the defender. :thumbup:

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And otterbox commuter isn't nearly as thick as you would think it is. It's pretty thin and nice.

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Oct 22, 2012
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Rather than starting another 'case' thread here on the main Samsung Galaxy S3 forum . . it's really pretty easy to make up your own mind, and to make your own decision, after simply clicking on the Samsung Galaxy S3 Accessories sub-forum? and then reading the plethora of 'case' threads; e.g.-

Which case are you using.
Thinnest TPU case you know of...
Otterbox Defender for S3 Review
NEW Seidio OBEX Waterproof Case [Now Shipping!]
S3 Otterbox Defender Case Review
Element case for Galaxy S3
Best Exercise Case/Armband for Samsung Galaxy s3?
Free Zoo Gue GS3 cases (you pay s/h)
Morphie case for S3
Lifeproof for S3
Samsung OEM GS3 Slim Cover 2 pack pattern cases
OtterBox Commuter case
Which case ?
Urban Armor Gear for the S3

. . nauseam.

You will also find all and sundry 'case' threads? under each of the four main carriers 'Accessories' sub-forums.
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I use two cases. My daily user is a Speck FabShell. When I know I?ll be somewhere that the phone might be subjected to a little more abuse, I put on an Otterbox Commuter.