Well I have used the Barely There case for my N8 for quite some times and its quite good. I mean it protects the back and the camera from scratches and it is barely there as the name suggests. Very slim for a hard case and I guess people will be wanting to keep the slimness on the GS II pretty much as it is. In that case, I would go for the Barely There.
But with that said, if you are in need from protection, because if your phone falls down especially with the front facing downwards, the extra protection on the front in the gel case will help absorb the impact. However its unprotected on the barely there case and it will get scratched.
So far the Barely There case ahs been good for me and I went for 8 months without scratches. Last week I dropped my phone facing downwards and it got scratched. It wouldnt have happened in a gel/silicon case. And it doesnt matter even if youre very careful with your device like me. Sometimes it just happens.
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