Incipio Feather case

You just shelled out some good money for your Samsung Galaxy s III (S3.) Make sure you protect your investment with a case. 


The Incipio Feather ultra thin snap-on case is certainly a case that warrants a good, close look. If you want a case that is not too big and offers some good protection to the body of the phone, this is a great option.

The Galaxy S3 is one of those phones that feels great in the hand; it is light, solid and shaped in such a way that you really don’t want to let go too often. The Incipio Feather case seems to have taken all that into consideration.

Incipio Feather case

Incipio takes more of a minimalist approach to the case concept with the Feather case. You barely know its there, but you do feel like it is protecting against scratches and dings.


The Incipio Feather case is a one piece design that snaps onto the Galaxy S3. It wraps all the way around the sides of the phone and then tapers towards the front and back of the Galaxy S3.

side look at case

If you look straight on from the top of the phone, you can still see all the aluminum near the headphone jack and microphone, but all the plastic body of the phone is covered by the case.

The case is just about flush with the face of the Galaxy S3, which means that if you lay the phone on its face, the screen will be touching the surface – the case does not protect against that.

Fortunately, the Incipio feather case also ships with the Incipio Vanity Kit, which contains a screen protector, applicator guard and cleaning cloth – a very nice touch.

icipio vanity kit

The Feather case was a black matte polycarbonate case with a soft feel.


The Incipio Feather case isn’t going to protect against a big drop onto concrete.  It will protect against bangs, dings and scratches.  I feel much better about putting the Galaxy S3 in my pocket when I have it in the Incipio Feather case.

The bundled screen protector is an added bonus and  gives  a bit of added protection to the Gorilla glass screen on the Galaxy S3.

Attention to Detail

The Incipio Feather case is very well made, feels good in the hand and has great detail work. The cutouts on the back to the camera, flash and speaker are terrific.  The cutouts for the Power button and Volume buttons are also very well done.

back of case

The wrap up

The Incipio Feather case for the Galaxy S3 is a great case. When the Galaxy S3 is in this case, it actually feels more like the HTC One X – and that is a good thing.  I find the Galaxy S3 to be slippery and a fingerprint magnet. When the Incipio Feather case is on the phone, those issues disappear.

The good

  • Thin styling
  • Doesn’t add much bulk at all
  • Feels great
  • Included screen protector is a nice touch

The bad

  • Doesn’t cover the entire phone
  • A little tricky to get off the phone

The verdict

I really like this case for a number of reasons. It covers the biggest flaws of the Galaxy S3 – the flimsy back cover and the fingerprint prone plastic feel with a solid polycarbonate case. It doesn’t make the phone feel any bigger which is also a great thing.

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