Hey all, I’m back again with another case review, this time feature cases from Incipio. As we should all know Incipio makes many cases for mobile technology not solely for us Android boys and gals. With making many cases though, they always seem to turn out top-notch. We will see if that still applies with these cases I have.
The cases here feature the Faxion and Feather Shine series, specifically for the Galaxy S 3. The Faxion seems to be the more “heavy-duty”, “I’ll always protect you” case. Even though it’s not as bulky as other drop-resistant cases, it’ll still get the job done without a problem. The Feather Shine is the more minimalism, “made-for-style” case. This case is the case you want if you’re not seriously worried about dropping your phone, maybe you just need an ounce more weight to the S3 or just want to add some color.
Before I get into the individual specific about each I want to point out what’s included in both packages. Both cases come with a screen protector if you don’t already have one, a cleaning cloth in case you spill something, and a “Smoothie card” to help with those air bubbles under your screen. Let’s start with the Faxion series.
It will definitely protect your phone from small drops, (maybe even large drops with some destruction of the case). Once you put this case you don’t have to worry about dropping it from the table, or giving it to your 2-year old.
Has rubber siding to add texture and grip with holding the phone. This way it won’t easily slip from your hands.
Protects the power and volume buttons, while keeping the micro USB slot open. This is great the buttons still feel natural and aren’t any harder to press than normal.
Has a lip so you can place your phone face-down without worries, and protect that beautiful 4.8in screen.
Comes in 4 great color schemes: White (shown), Black, Baby Blue, and Pink (gotta have that for the ladies and the manliest of men).
I don’t know if it was me but if you don’t take your time, you can definitely put this case on wrong and have it not fit/be loose in some areas. Which can upset those who are OCD like me.
The power and volume buttons feel a lot different under the case, making pressing them feeling weird.
Again, this case is great for those who want protection but in a less bulky, tank-like way. You can be fashionable and protective while still not having to carry around a brick. If you would like to purchase this case, it is 35$ and you can order them at this link: Buy Incipio Faxion Cases. Now on to the Feather Shine.
This case adds virtually no bulk to your phone, you most likely will forget that it’s even there unless you get a different color than your phone.
This case keeps all port open, even those for your power and volume buttons. Plus your whole bottom and top is open for all sorts of cable and cords.
Provides the slightest of a lip to protect your phone when face down (although so slight it may not even make a difference).
Is very sleek and stylish, plus comes in Silver and Blue, which directly matches the Blue and White that the Galaxy S 3 premiered in.
The case is VERY slippery, I suggest you carry and hold your phone with extra precaution while in this case.
The power and volume buttons are suppressed while the phone is in this case, due to the way the case is made. This can cause access to said button a little harder.
The case does not protect the top and bottom of your phone, so be careful in regards to those sides of your phone.
Due to not having a lip the case is slight hard to remove, you will need to have some force with it, but be careful not to snap the case or your phone. Atleast you know the case won’t fall off.
This case is for those who like added paper thick protection to their phone, and giving it a little added style. If you would like to purchase this case, it is 30$ and you can order it here: Buy Incipio Feather Shine Cases.
Thanks to our Incipio friends for letting us review these awesome cases. You guys can check their full website, for more of their awesome merch, here: Incipio Website.
I will be giving away the Feather Shine case. All you’ll need to do is follow the link below to enter our contest and hope you’re the lucky one. This contest ends Friday at midnight.