This is a fantastic
case that's very styling. It's very easy to put on and take off, but it does
have its cons as well. For example, if you are using a leather case, then it's
a bit more difficult to take off - well, let me explain. The actual case is easy
to take off, but it usually rips off the leather back case as well.
The edges have drop
protection, the case is very well made. I can honestly say that this is
probably one of the BEST cases you can ever find if you're looking for
something that protects your device. It has lips in every direction so you know
that your phone will never get scratched if you leave it on a table face down
or face up, which is important if you're also worried about scratching the
screen or the camera.
The actual design is
actually quite nice. It looks very modern. This isn't the case you'd probably
give your grandma or take into an office meeting. I think UAG is going for a
modern younger look. Of course with words like GEAR and ARMOR, you're not going
to get those shiny mirror cases from other brands, or the bland styling of
another case that you can get off of AliExpress or eBay for a fraction of the
case. I mean, just look at the faux screws in there! They don't really do anything, but add a nice flare of armor and military design.
I have access to
many of the leather and ceramic and plastic backs from LG, all official. So I
thought I'd take some pictures with each case so that you could see what it
The current backs
that I have access to are:
I'd say the best
backs are the plastic ones. This is good because if you're using a leather
back, and try to remove the case, the case removes the back with it and this is
actually somewhat problematic since it's sometimes harder to remove the leather
back from the case than removing the actual case! - Then again, it's not such a
big deal. While that might be one of the negative points, I must add how UAG has made every cut out absolutely perfect. The IR blaster has a perfect cut out, the micro USB charging port is large enough to accommodate every single charger I own. The headphone port fits every pair of headphones I own, too - but that's not hard, I often use the smaller headed headphones. Every microphone is open and allows sound to travel through with ease. All the buttons are accessible as well (power, volume up and down). The camera opening is more than enough and, more importantly, the flash isn't messed with by the edges of the case - a very common issue with a lot of cases that are cheaper (I can't tell you how many times a flash has destroyed a picture when it bounces off a case and this totally ruins the moment!) Good job UAG :)
The case offers
fantastic protection, just as we have come to expect from UAG. On the other
hand, it does make the device noticeably fatter. If you don't mind the looks of
a fatter device, then you can rest assure knowing that UAG has your LG covered!
+Protects device from
drops, scratches from the table and lifts it with slight lips on the table. +A lot of attention is paid to the design of these cases
-Price could be
cheaper, but with all the design and engineering behind the case, I'd say it's
justified if you value your device.