LG’s new modular smartphone certainly can’t be faulted when it comes to innovation. Here are the best ways to protect all that ingenuity.
The LG G5 is arguably the most interesting phone of the year so far, even if it’s probably not the best.
If nothing else, the LG G5’s innovative modular design and dual-camera set-up sets it apart from a somewhat samey flagship crowd. We have to applaud LG’s fresh thinking.
Of course, now that LG has given in to prevailing trends and supplied its top phone with a sleek all-metal body, you’ll probably be wanting to protect your LG G5 that little bit more.
Allow us to make some LG G5 case suggestions.
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LG G5 Quick Cover
Official covers will always have that little bit of extra quality and a closer fit than their third party equivalents, and the LG G5 Quick Cover certainly has that. Its semi-transparent folio-style front lets you swipe right to take calls even when closed, and a cut-out at the top frames that distinctive always-on display.
Tech21 Evo Check Case
If you want something that shows off the LG G5’s slick shape, but which doesn’t skimp on shock protection, then try the clear version of the Evo Check. It’s completely transparent all round, but it provides complete protection for the back and sides – including a chunky bumper around the edges.
The Lifeproof Fre isn’t cheap, but paying the extra money gets you a truly rugged case for your LG G5. In fact, the Fre makes the phone waterproof (one of its weaknesses compared to the Galaxy S7), as well as virtually drop-proof thanks to exaggerated rim protection and a pronounced lip to the front edge.
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Spigen Tough Armor
Spigen’s Slim Armor cases are always a good bet if you like your phones to look like they’re clad in an Iron Man suit. They provide rugged protection through a dual-layer design and Air Cushion technology, as well as a raised lip for screen protection. The clincher here is a handy kickstand for hands-free media viewing.
The name says it all, really. Urban Armor cases are built like tanks, but with a mean-looking (some might say gaudy) urban design. Taste aside, they’re tough little things, with a dual-layer design that’s gained them military certification. They should keep your LG G5 safe from harm.
Caseology offers a range of unique-looking cases for a much lower price than some of the other brands on offer. Naturally, they don’t come with military approval, advanced protection systems, or kickstands, but they’ll certainly protect against knicks and minor droppages. And they look pretty cool too.
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Terrapin Leather Wallet Case
Are you one of those people who likes their phone to resemble a filofax from the 1980s? Or do you like your case to double as a wallet? Then do we have the case for you. The Terrapin Leather Wallet Case encases your phone in premium PU leather, and the inside cover also has space to store your credit cards. It’s cheap, too.
Poetic Affinity Premium
If you’re really on a budget, then check out the Poetic Affinity Premium. Its rear cover is clear, so you can see still the LG G5’s design, while the sides are made from a grippy material to minimise slippages. And of course, it’s really cheap.
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