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PC+TPU Horizontal Stand Case for Galaxy SIII - Black/Clear
So you've got the brand new Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone and you need a case for it? Look no further because Monoprice has you, and your phone, covered!
This case combines the solid protection of a polycarbonate back with the flexible protection of TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) for the top, bottom, and sides of your phone. The case has cutouts on the top and bottom for the connectors and on the back for the camera lens, flash, and speaker. The buttons on the sides are covered with a thin section of TPU, allowing each button to be manipulated without exposing it to the elements.
While the holes for the camera/flash/speaker look a little off in the pictures here, the case is flexible enough that you can get them to line up correctly. Just make sure you put the phone in top first (where the headphone jack is). As far as fit, finish, and overall quality, it's amazing what Monoprice offers for around $7 shipped.
It does have very minor issues that shouldn't keep anyone from buying it. One is that any normal sized micro USB cable plugged into the charger pushes up on the thin piece of black TPU that sits over the port. The only charger I have that won't cause this is a Samsung car charger that has an especially thin connector, but the thin piece seems strong enough to hold up, for now at least. It hasn't started cracking or wearing after 2 weeks use.
Another minor issue it that the kickstand can be a little difficult to pull out without feeling like your about to break the tabs that hold it up against the phone. But so far, I've taken it out numerous times without any problems. Worth noting is that there is no case material underneath the kickstand, so there is an opening for dust and sand to get inside the case and rub against the back of the phone.
That said, these minor cons can be found on cases costing many times more. I only see myself changing cases if and when i want a different design, as this one is very solid and well designed.
PROS: Good protection, kickstand on back, ports and camera holes line up well, looks great on a white S3, Monoprice logo seems to be getting me points from fellow geeks
CONS: Micro USB charger pushes up on case, kickstand can be a little hard to get out without wiggling
PROS: Great price for a case with a kickstand. The textured sides help with grip. Relatively easy to put on and off.
CONS: Power button is a bit too hard to press with the case on. Kickstand feels a bit flimsy but okay so far with careful use.
PROS: INEXPENSIVE, sturdy and thorough protection for your GS3!
CONS: Most USB cables will not fit, so you have to take off to charge. Not a huge deal, but a clear design miscalculation.
-Lasted a good amount of time
CONS: -The to plastic parts started separating about 9 months in
-some headphones do not fit into the audio jack with the case on
-buttons a bit stiff for the first week of having the case
PROS: The sides give you an amazing grip on the phone and everything looks extremely sleek. Comes off easy unlike a lot of other cases.
CONS: Requires noticeable pressure to actually hit the power button. The stand can occasionally be difficult to pull out.
I was just thinking how the side button is too sensitive on the SGIII, and with this case you have to push it a little harder, which I like. I was constantly accidentally turning my screen on and off while running, but not anymore.
PROS: I really like how this makes my phone feel more durable.
CONS: Doesn't sit flat, due to the stand, but the stand is definitely worth it.
PROS: good protection and "kickstand" at a cheap price
PROS: Small form factor case
Improves grip of device
CONS: The hinge on the kickstand keeps the phone from sitting completely flat.
CONS: With the S3 back cover on, the USB connector is not perfectly centred with the opening in the case - so i removed the backing - no need for 2 protective layers on the back...