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Samsung Galaxy S10 Totallee Thin Case review: The thin champion returns

If you're like me, you despise big, bulky cases. They're great for people that are rough on their phones, but for those of us that just want some basic protection without turning our devices into meatballs, they're kind of the worst.

The Totallee Thin Case is the exact opposite of that.

Totallee makes phone cases that are ridiculously thin, so much so that they don't feel like they add any weight or bulk at all to your device. The Galaxy S10's shiny glass back that's just asking to be shattered at a moment's notice, and if you hate cases, the Totallee Thin Case is the one for you.

Pros

  • Incredibly thin and lightweight
  • Feels great in the hand
  • Available in matte and glossy finishes
  • Raised edge protects rear camera

Cons

  • Expensive for what it is
  • More colors would be nice

Totallee Thin Case What I like

Totallee's is one of the thinnest cases out there, coming in at just 0.5mm. In actual usage, that means it goes onto the S10 and essentially becomes part of it because it really is that slim. It's honestly like a skin that wraps around the entire phone, and I absolutely love it.

This has quickly become one of my all-time favorite cases.

Obviously, a slim design like this means you don't get the same level of protection that you would with a case like the Spigen Tough Armor, but that's not what Totallee is trying to accomplish here. You'll get ample protection against scratches and minor dings, but that's it. The display is left pretty much exposed to any and all potential dangers, but there is a raised edge over the rear camera to keep it safe in the event of a drop.

That's likely a big turnoff for some people, but if you're even reading a review for a case like this, chances are that's the sort of thing you're in to.

I have the Totallee Thin Case in Solid Black, a fantastic matte finish that gives the phone a really sleek aesthetic. There's also a Frosted Clear option that retains the matte style while allowing your S10's color to shine through, in addition to Clear (Soft) which favors a glossy material.

Totallee Thin Case What I don't like

While I don't have any issues with the case itself, I will admit that the value proposition for the Totallee Thin Case isn't very good. There are heaps of other cases out there that cost half the price of this thing and offer substantially more protection, meaning you're not getting a lot of bang for your buck.

I don't want to ding Totallee too hard for that — since the Totallee Thin Case isn't designed to be super rugged — but it's at least worth mentioning.

Totallee Thin Case Should you buy it?

Like I've said in my other Totallee reviews, this is kind of a perfect case for the particular group of people.

The vast majority of folks out there will likely take one look at its design and price, scoff, and immediately search for something else. However, for those of you that can't stand traditional cases but know you should give your S10 some level of protection, it's hard to do much better than this.

4.5 out of 5

This is the case that's been on my Galaxy S10 ever since I got it in for review, and right now, I have no intentions of taking it off. That should say something considering one drawer of my desk is literally nothing but S10 cases.

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

6 Comments
  • Is this a sponsored review?
  • No thin Totallee cases for the Note 9. Bummer!
  • Is the case the same material as a Peel case? Or is it hard plastic like the Spigen Thin Fit? I don't want a ton of drop protection but I want at least some.
  • It's similar to the Peel case but the sides fit better. I'll go Totallee over Peel from now on.
  • I'll agree -- these are great "barely there" cases. I have both the black and frost for my S10+, and they keep the device feeling as small as possible. FYI, the "transparent" is also a great fit, and not flimsy like most "slim" clear TPU cases.
  • Spigen Liquid Crystal is, in my opinion, a better ultra-thin case and I believe is less expensive. I have it on my S10e and I'm very happy with it.