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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!

  • Keyan X

    My mother has had the Galaxy S III 16Gb Marble White verison preordered on Verizon, preordered the first day it was available 😀 I bet she’d love to have that flip case

  • necroscopev

    I preordered my 16gb White Galaxy SIII through Verizon, had to keep the unlimted! If am lucky enough to win i would love a White Slim Lite one, the case itself looks really nice and minimal. If i don’t win i think i might have to pick one up!

  • I preordered the 16 GB S3 from Verizon in White. Impatiently waiting…I dig the white Tridea Flip Case.

  • Jason Lee

    Preorderd the Verizon 16GB Pebble Blue Galaxy S3. I’d like the Ringbo Ultimate ClearPlus screen protector!

  • I preordered with Verizon the 32gb Pebble Blue, and I would like the blank flip case if I were to be the lucky one!

  • I ordered the Verizon White 16gb. I would like the white Ringke Slim Lite Case. But Hey I am not picky. Any will do.

  • Vzw,white,16GB
    Slim lite white!

  • I pre-ordered the 16gb pebble blue from Verizon. Would love to get my hands on the black flip case (without having to shell out that ridiculous price for something I may come to hate).

  • Harmeet Singh

    verizon(release the phone already!) pebble blue, 16gb. Slim lite black will look great on blue.

  • Seth Halstead

    I preordered the Verizon Pebble Blue 32Gb for me and same in 16Gb for my wife. I would like the black thin lite case for it if i get selected but they all look great.

  • Ordered the 32gb in blue (wanted black) from verizon so the the Slim Lite in black would be my pick with Ringbo Ultimate ClearPlus protector

  • Verizon, White with 16GB. I’d have to go with the Ringbo Ultimate ClearPlus. I do like the form factor of the Tridea Bumper case though (bleh to rubber). I cant tell you how many times I’ve dropped my phone face down on the ground and lip that goes around the front of the phone has saved my screen NUMEROUS times. The Ringke is the sexiest by far, adding the least amount of bulk, but at the end of the day everyone needs a screen protector.

  • Butters619

    I may order the white AT&T version (to take advantage of my 45 day Best Buy return policy). But don’t give me the case, even though that black slim lite one is sexy.

  • Kruppy

    Ordered the Galaxy S3 on Verizon, in Pebble Blue, and 16 GB storage. I would love to have a black Slime lite cover to protect the S3 as it travels with me around the world for work!

  • I picked up the 16g blue from big red. I would love the slim line.

  • Unlimited data rulez! Pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy SIII on Verizon Wireless in Pebble Blue with 16GB storage — and I sure would like to have the black (or white) Tridea Flip Case and/or the Ringbo Ultimate ClearPlus screen protector to protect it.

  • Mojorizen

    Pre-ordered the Verizon 16GB Pebble Blue as I have enough sd cards laying around. I would like the black Slim Lite. Easily one of the nicest form fitting cases I’ve seen.

  • bolaji giwa

    ordered sprint 32gig pebble blue galaxy s3 and i will love the black slim lite looks elegant

  • I pre-ordered a 16GB GS3 from VZW, in white. I’d like the black Slim Lite case if I won. Thanks DL!

  • dbekoscke

    Pre-ordered the Verizon 16GB GSIII in pebble blue!!! I would be most interested in the slim black case!!

  • I preordered the GSIII on Verizon in Blue, better than the white to me. I’d like the Black Slim Lite case, they look great

  • Alan

    pre ordered the 16GB in Pebble Blue. Slim lite is definitely the way to go instead of the stupid cases that are crazy and take away from the true design of the phone.

    • alan

      Verizon Wireless btw. thanks droid-life you are the best

  • I pre-ordered a 16GB GS3 from VZW, in Pebble Blue. I’d like the black Slim Lite case if I won. Thanks DL!

  • Sidra

    I preordered the Verizon 32GB GS3 in pebble blue! I’m really liking the way the Tridea flip case looks in white – I’d love to win one!

  • Justin H

    Pre-ordered the Verizon 32gb in Pebble Blue just an hour ago! The slim lite in black looks beautiful, so I think that’s the choice to go with. 🙂

  • Tom Sturdy

    Pre-ordered a 16gb in Pebble Blue on Verizon. Sure would like the Slim-Lite.

  • i pre odered the galaxy s 3 in white 32gb for verizon and would like the 1 white flip case. i like it cause it has the extra folder on the flip.

  • fromo68

    I am ordering the Verizon 32 GB blue. I would like the slim lite black, looks cool.

  • Dave Bell

    I ordered a Verizon Pebble Blue 32gb Galaxy S III. I’d like one of the black ringke slim cases. Thanks!!!

  • Josh P

    Pre ordered the Verizon 32gb white! I would like the white slim lite.

  • I plan on buying the 32gb In Blue, I like the Black slim case.

  • I ordered a Verizon pebble blue 32gb GS3 and an would love a black Slim Lite case.

  • Jason B

    I ordered a 16GB pebble blue S3 from Verizon (keeping my unlimited plan!) I’d go with the SlimLite in black. Thanks!

  • Chris Jackson

    Verizon pebble blue 32g you pick on case love em all

  • tyguy829

    vzw 16gb pebble blue. Love the tridea bumper. Looks like it was made for me

  • Pre-Ordered Galacy S3 32gb in White from Verizon aka Big red. I prefer the Tridea Flip Case but beggars can’t be choosers so any would be greatly appreciated!

  • Chronon7364

    Verizon 32gb Pebble Blue -pre-order anticipation! The black slim lite would probably look best with the blue SGSIII.

  • RDub

    Pre-ordered the 32GB in Pebble Blue on Verizon….Would look pretty good in that black slim light case!

  • I’ve ordered the Verizon 32 gb pebble blue model. I’d like the Slim lite in black, but would honestly be thrilled with any of them to protect my new beast!Thanks for sponsoring this contest.

  • Tinypoem

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

  • I preordered the Verizon 32Gb pebble blue GS3 the minute it was available. I would love to wrap it in the Ringke Slim Lite case in black if it ever arrives at my doorstep.

  • Rob Medros

    I ordered the Verizon 16GB Blue. Black Ringke Slim Lite Case would be cool.

  • I bought the 16gb white GS3 on Verizon. Yay grandfathered unlimited plan!

    I would love the The Ringke Slim Lite case in black 😀

    Thanks guys!

  • Zach Wagner

    I preordered a US Cellular pebble blue 16GB SGSIII. I like the blue better than white and with a 32GB sd card should be more than enough space. I like the blue and I think it would look great in a black Slim Lite case!

  • thisisether

    Big Screwover, I mean, Big RED, Marble White (inspired by Nature), 16GB (inspired by 64GB mini), 1 white Flip Case

  • erikiksaz

    Will be ordered a Tmobile PB 16GB when that bastard comes back into stock. To cover it, I’d like the slim lite in black.

  • Dustin M

    I preordered a pebble blue SIII with 32GBs of memory, from Verizon. I would prefer the black slim lite case, but would accept any of the available options. The phone is for my wife, and she is not nearly as picky as I am, and she is 10 times clumsier! She just needs a cover for it!

  • I pre-ordered a 16GB Pebble Blue S III from Verizon. The Ringke Slim Lite in black looks the nicest to me

  • schmaltzy

    Pre-ordered the 16 GB, pebble blue GS3 through Verizon. I would love one of the Ringbo screen protectors! I already ordered some Cruzerlite cases, so now I just need something to protect the screen! Thanks guys!

  • I pre-ordered the Pebble Blue Verizon 32G phone. I would like the black slim lite case or black flip case