The Case-Mate Slim Tough Case for the Galaxy S5 is a very well-designed case made from quality materials. The case gives off a premium vibe, with a “metallic” removable bumper that is actually a little deceptive.
The Slim Tough Case is a hybrid case, which seems to have a metal bumper, which Case-Mate calls “metallic.” In actuality, it’s made from polycarbonate and painted with a metalic color (either Silver or Gold). That’s not necessarily a bad thing either, because it still does a great job protecting. It also houses actual metal buttons, so it’s not completely plastic!
The cutouts for the ports and camera are accurate, and there’s a little bit of extra room surrounding the USB 3.0 charging port at the bottom as well.
This case protects surprisingly well given how slim it is. The TPU skin does a good job of protecting against the typical impacts, drops, and scratches, but the plastic frame also protects your corners and keeps the entire case rigid in the event of a drop. With these two materials working in concert, there’s not much that can happen to your Galaxy S5 unless its screen makes direct contact with something hard.
Feels good in hand
Frame is not metal
For the price, this is a decent case that protects well and looks pretty good too. It’s not as durable as some other hybrid cases in its class, but will still do an admirable job against most day-to-day accidents.
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Slim Tough Case