One of the first things of concern with a high-end smartphone is protecting it from the inevitable bumps and bangs and falls. You can go to your local ‘Five Below’ and find racks of cheap coverage that will protect your phone … but what if you want something that actually looks good? Well, for the Samsung Galaxy S III, Aranez has you covered with a leather cover worthy of your new phone. Let’s take a look!
The Aranez Flip Samsung Galaxy S3 Leather Case is a luxurious cover for your Samsung Galaxy S3.
Made from sumptuous premium cow leather, it gives your Samsung Galaxy S3 a stylish and professional look while keeping it 100% functional. The Aranez Flip Samsung Galaxy S3 Leather Case is outlined by quality silver stitching which gives it that distinctive “Aranez” look. For the best Android of 2012, you’ll need the best case for it and this is it.
Other features of the Aranez Flip Samsung Galaxy S3 Leather Case include a credit card or ID card pocket underneath the front cover of the case. For those who don’t like carrying too many things, this case is perfect for you.
The Aranez case needed to meet three basic tests for me to be able to recommend it: protection, ease of use, and materials and quality worthy of the price.
In terms of the protection, both the upper and lower sections of the case have plastic inserts inside of the leather. On the screen-size it is more flexible, and on the body side more rigid. combined they offer great protection while holding the phone in place.
But aside from protecting the case from harm from the outside it is also important to not DO harm – there is nothing worse than a case that scratches your phone! The interiors are all soft felt that keep the phone safe from scratches without being slippery or impacting how well the phone is held in place.
Inside of the upper cover there is a spot to insert a couple of cards such as license, business cards or credit cards. You won’t replace a wallet, but it is a convenient feature if you are in a situation where you just need a license and bank card and don’t want to carry your wallet.
As you can see in the video, inserting the Galaxy S III into the case is very easy, yet the fit is tight and secure and I was able to wave the phone around using the upper cover without any fear of the device falling out! I was amazed at how easy it was to remove and replace the phone in the case without it loosening up.
The only negative for me was that the Galaxy S3 is already so large that simply putting on the case made it un-pocketable. This has nothing to do with the case itself, just that I had no choice but to carry it by hand everywhere. If you throw your phone in a bag or purse this would make the case even MORE attractive – it is great coverage in-bag and looks great when using the phone.
As Aranez notes, the case is made of “sumptuous premium cow leather”, and carries a $60 price tag. For me that is more than I would usually want to spend, so I would want to be sure that the case is high quality in terms of build and feel. The stitching is tight and uniform and looks very secure and professional … and the feel of the case is just superb. It is the type of soft leather that just feels great in your hand, and that you know will only get better as it ages and wears. Everything from the tightness of the fit to the easy access to all media ports shows a great attention to detail and design, and makes this an easy recommendation if you are looking for a quality case that fully covers your Galaxy S3.
Here is my hands-on video of the Aranez Flip Samsung Galaxy S3 Leather Case:
Review: Aranez Flip Samsung Galaxy S3 Leather Case
Where to Buy: Aranez.com
What I Like: Great design; perfect fit; great leather feel; price in line with materials and quality
What Needs Improvement: For me, case made the SGS3 ‘un-pocketable’ … but that isn’t a problem with the case!
Source: Publisher provided review sample