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Quick Look: Ringke Slim Lite and Tridea Galaxy S3 Cases [Contest Too] (Updated)

The folks over at RearthUSA were kind enough to send over their first set of Samsung Galaxy S3 cases, and since they created one of the better Galaxy Nexus cases of all time, we thought we’d give them a look. In our box of goodies was a Ringke Slim Lite case, Tridea Flip Case, and a Tridea Bumper. We slapped each of them on our white GS3, took some pics, and are ready to share some thoughts.

As a reminder, this is the beauty of the Galaxy S3 having one design and form factor across the globe. It doesn’t matter who is producing a case for this phone, it should fit. There aren’t slight thickness tweaks or screen adjustments or volume rocker changes – it’s the same exact phone no matter the carrier, it just runs on a different network. You may recall the painful accessory situation for the Galaxy Nexus and its LTE and GSM variants? That won’t be a problem here. 

Ringke Slim Lite Case


The Ringke Slim Lite case is my favorite of the 3 that we received. It’s ultra thin, adds very little bulk, and has a soft matte black finish that feels great in hand. The glossy backing of the Galaxy S3 can be semi-slippery at times, so something as minimal as this case isn’t a bad idea to have laying around. This case reminds me a lot of the G-Nex Ringke Slim that we fell in love with. At $13.99 for either the white or black versions, along with free shipping code “freeshipping,” this won’t break the bank. [Buy]

Tridea Flip Case

The Tridea Flip Case is a lot like the OEM Galaxy S3 case, but it has a magnetic latch to hold it closed and a card slot for business cards. It comes in white or black themes, has this mini mirror on the back for those post lunch teeth checks, and feels like it’s made with quality materials. I personally am not into flip cases, but I understand that they provide both screen protection along with a level of device drop security. At $39.99 though, it better pay for lunch too. [Buy]

Tridea Bumper

Ahh bumper cases. When was the last time you sported one of these? Tridea’s Bumper is pretty traditional in the fact that its made of rubber and should save your phone from a drop thanks to its squishyness. Other than that, you have to decide if you like rubber on your device, if pulling it in and out of your pocket is going to be easy or difficult, and whether or not baby blue is your color. It’s only $10.99. Hopefully they have more colors in the works.



Let’s give all of these away, along with some screen protectors! We know that many of you pre-ordered the Galaxy S3 and are looking for some form of protection, so we thought we could help a few of you out by saving you some of that hard earned cash. Ready?


1.  Leave a comment by telling us which Galaxy S3 you ordered (or will order) – carrier, color, and storage.
2.  Then tell us which of these cases or screen protector you would like. Your choices are:

*We have 1 black Slim Lite, 1 white Slim Lite, 1 white Flip Case, 1 black Flip Case, 1 blue Bumper, and a Ringbo Ultimate ClearPlus screen protector.

3.  Today at 4PM Pacific, we will choose our winners.

Update:  Winners:

We picked our winners! Be sure to check your inboxes to see if you won!

Good luck!

  • Just pre-ordered the Verizon 32gb in Pebble Blue yesterday. I’d really like the Ringke Slim Lite in white.

  • Michael Luther

    I ordered the 64gb Pebble Blue SGS3 from Verizon. I think the black Ringke Slim Lite would match fantasically and go a great job protecting our phones. I’m a fan of simple protection and never liked cases that add to much bulk. Those Ringke Cases are awesome! Also, based on the great comments I’m hearing about these Ringbo Ultimate Clear Plus Screen protectors, I may be picking up one of those on Amazon :D.

    Cant Wait Galaxy S3 yeaaaa

  • Corey Hass

    Re-locked in my unlimited plan by pre-ordering the Blue 16 GB on Verizon. This is my first upgrade since the OGD and can not wait to experience 4G and no lag! Also pre-ordered

    I like the thin black Slim Lite Case!

  • Hunter N.

    I pre-ordered the Verizon Galaxy S III, 32GB, in the [wonderful] Pebble Blue color. I would like the black or white Slim Lite case since I think both colors would look sexy on the GSIII.

  • deslotnick

    Getting the Verizon White 16gb, and would love the White Slim Lite! Thanks DL!

  • Casey

    Pre-Ordered the Pebble Blue 16bg Galaxy S III on Verizon Wireless. I would like the Slim Lite Black. I would be happy with the white slim lite or either flip case though. Thank you!

  • I ordered Verizon and the 32 gig blue version. I lime the ringke slim lite case.

  • James

    Pre-ordered the 16th gig white. Would love to have the tridea flip case in white….

  • Answer2K1

    Verizon, Pebble Blue with 16GB storage. Black Tridea Flip Case. No screen protector.

  • JonSux

    I pre-ordered a 16GB Pebble Blue Galaxy S3 on Verizon and maintained my unlimited data (for now). I totally love the look of the flip case and having it in black would be cool.

  • Preordered the Pebble Blue in 16GB on VZW.
    Would love the White Tridea Flip White, since I already bought a nice CruzerLite case thanks to your post on it 🙂

  • Ordered Verizon Marble White 16GB Galaxy S3. I’ll take a White Ringke Slim Lite, IF it plays well with NFC

  • Frank F

    i ordered the white 16 gig from AFee&Fee and i would like the Tridea white flip case because honestly i was laid off in feb from my job and i like the case but couldnt afford it at the moment …however when i do get back into my profession (as a banker) it would look very professional and make me look even sharper when i am out and about…which i hope is sooner then later 🙁

  • S2556

    16gb pebble blue Telus (i747)
    It would be awesome to get ringke slim lite in black!

  • IrishCream

    Ordered the VZW 32gb pebble blue… would love the black slim lite

  • Will the Ringke Slim Lite Case play well with NFC?

  • Krista

    I ordered the marble white, 16 GB from Verizon. I would love to win the baby blue bumper.

  • pmgdisqus

    Verizon – 32GB – Pebble Blue. I desperately need to replace my OG Incredible and its otterbox case! I would love the black Slim Lite case. Thanks.

  • Bcarp824

    Ordered the Verizon Marble White 16GB. Really like the slim lite black case.

  • [email protected]

    I ordered the verizon blue 16 gig version I want the black slim lite!

  • I preordered the 32 gb gsIII from verizon white, would love the white flip or the baby blue bumper, either would be awesome, thanks

  • I pre-ordered the 32gb Pebble Blue G3 from Verizon. I would like the black flip case.

  • Alex Mosqueda

    I ordered a 32GB White Galaxy SIII from Verizon didnt really want to but ended up pulling the trigger all to keep my unlimited data
    i would really like the slim lite in black thanks 🙂

  • Rexander Wai

    16GB white model from VZN. Gotta keep that unlimited data! The slim lite case work great… =)

  • I ordered the 32 gb white from verizon would love to sport the white flip or the blue bumper either would be great!!!

  • chilltech

    I pre-ordered the Pebble Blue 32gb Galaxy S III for Verizon. I really like the black Slim Lite case. I think it would look great on either the Blue or White GS III

  • Mike T.

    Verizon, White, 16GB. Blue Bumper. Thank You! I love the blog and read it every day!

  • I have pre-ordered the White 16GB version with Verizon. I like the Tridea Bumper.

  • Sean

    I ordered the Verizon Galaxy S3 in the 16g pebble blue. I would like the Ringke Slim Lite Case in white. I would also like to keep my unlimited data for a little while longer…Oh and I can with my Galaxy S3!!! What better way to thank my phone then a new “jacket” from my friends at DL and Ringke!!!

  • Ordered the pebble blue 16GB GS3 on Verizon. Black slim lite looks the best.

  • listentodave

    I ordered a Verizon pebble blue 16GB s3. I would like the black slim lite case.

  • efme

    vzw, pebble with 16gb! ringke slim lite white looks like it fits the bill.


  • I ordered from Verizon the marble white 16 gb and would love the
    Ringbo Ultimate ClearPlus screen protector

  • Ryan G.

    Galaxy S3 Verizon PebbleBlue 32G. Would love any of the cases for protection for my new PHONE. With lots of gratitude for DL for such outstanding articles that are very informative all the time. Thank You…

  • athensjohn

    I pre-ordered the S3 from Verizon – pebble blue, 32gig version. It would be great to win the Ringbo Ultimate ClearPlus screen protector

  • Sainttaz

    Ordered Verizon, Pebble Blue with 32GB storage. I would like the Ringke Slim Lite black case.

  • RJPa

    I ordered the Verizon, Pebble Blue, with 16 GB storage. I would love the black Slim Lite case.

  • Kris

    I ordered the Blue 16 GB from Verizon.
    I would like the Ringke Slim Lite.

  • jkoch2272

    Verizon 32gb white! The black slim lite!

  • Christopher Quan

    Verizon 16gb marble white GSIII. White Ringke Slim Lite to keep that white on white going on.

  • Sandy S

    I pre-ordered the Verizon 16gb in white. I would like the blue Bumper. Thanks!!

  • Brian S.

    Pre-ordered the white SGS3 16gb from ATT. I would like the white Flip Case, but I’ll take any of the cases you’re giving away.

  • Jonathan Wiesel

    I ordered the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB in Blue. And I’d like the white ringke slim light case. Thanks!

  • pre-ordered a white 16gb on verizon. i’d prefer the white slim lite.

  • I ordered the White Verizon 16GB SG3. and I like the white slim lite. Matching colors

  • Ernest

    I preordered the white 16GB GSIII through Verizon, and it would be cool if I got the white Ringke Slim Lite.

  • Mike H

    Ordered a verizon, white, 16GB GS3! I would love a white Ringke Slim Lite case. Thank you Droid-Life!!!

  • I just pre-ordered the white 32 gb thru Verizon. I would like the white slim lite please. 🙂

  • I ordered the Verizon, White version with 16GB storage. I would like the white Slim Lite case. Thank you.

  • Phillip Duggan

    I ordered the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB in Blue. And I’d like the white Flip Case though I’m not really picky on the color.

    Though really, the Slim Lite case would be good too. ^_^