This is a review of one of Samsung Galaxy S3′s most hunkiest cases made for extreme outdoor usage. But, does it do you any good in everyday use?
The PX360 and 260 are extremely similar in packaging and design. Both come packaged in a waterproof bag and include the case, a screen protector, cleaning cloth, and a tool that acts as a screwdriver for the case, and doubles as a ruler and bottle opener. The cases are almost identical in design, except the PX360 has a loop for the included carabiner clip. We’ll be primarily looking at the PX260 in this article, but keep in mind that they are very similar.
In order to install the case onto the GS3, we had to loosen the 6 screws on the case (they aren’t removable so you don’t have to worry about losing them). The back was lined with a felt-like material, which the GS3 fit snugly onto. After screwing the cover back on, this was the result:
The first thing we noticed was that the case made the size of the phone enormous. We immediately compared it with the Galaxy Note, and as expected, they were about the same width and height. The pressure of the screwed-together case also made the stock screen protector of the GS3 pop out, though this may not effect the screen protector included with the case.
The build quality of the case was extremely sturdy; the case felt like it could take a good beating from the sides, though it didn’t protect the front of the GS3 at all, which is why a screen protector was included. The buttons used to access the power and volume buttons were chrome finished, looked attractive and were easy to press. A resealable waterproof bag was used as the packaging, and was suggested to be used to waterproof the phone if needed.
Overall, we found that this case gives a ridiculous amount of protection to the phone, but also makes it extremely impractical for everyday use.
- Screen protector, cleaning cloth included
- Provides an excellent amount of protection for the sides and back
- Comes with screwdriver/bottle opener/ruler, and with the PX360 a carabiner clip
- Will not damage the phone when you take it off/put it on
- Rubberized case gives a good amount of grip so you won’t drop your phone
- Makes the device clunky, awkward to use and carry
- A hassle to put on and take off – need to unscrew/rescrew 6 screws every time
- May damage screen protectors
We give this case a 6/10. The case itself gives a large amount of protection, but you likely won’t need this huge amount of protection if you use your phone normally, and the increase in size and bulkiness just doesn’t make the case worth using.