There’s a lot to admire about the LG G2 and its super slim bezel, but this device is not built for the battlefield. It won’t emerge undamaged from the bath; it shouldn’t be taken to the North Pole; and we don’t fancy its chances of surviving a fall unscathed. So for all you butterfingers out there (you know who you are) you should get a case before it’s too late. And even if you aren’t prone to dropping your phone, there are cases that will cover its screen and prop it up for you. Here are our picks for the best LG G2 cases.
Editor’s Note: Please bear in mind that there are significant differences between the LG G2 models on different carriers, so check that you have the right version before you buy. The Verizon version, for example, is shaped differently.
Updated on 11-21-2014 by Simon Hill: Added cases from Cruzerlite, Seidio, Piel Frama, Pure Gear, and Amzer.
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Whenever you’re after a basic, malleable TPU case that’s affordable and fits your phone properly, Cruzerlite’s Bugdroid series is always worth a look. For just $10 you get a slightly translucent case with a circuitry design and the Android mascot on the back. The cut-outs are precise, it’s easy to fit, and it’s available in a wide variety of colors. The raised edge on the front helps to protect the screen, and the case adds a little extra grip to your LG G2.
Seidio Surface Case ($35)
If you’re looking for some serious protection with all the trimmings, then Seidio’s offering delivers. The basic case has a clever two-piece design, making it easy to slide your LG G2 in there. There’s a soft-touch coating on the outside, which makes it very comfortable to hold and adds some grip. On the back there’s a magnetic metal kickstand that’s sturdy, but stays out of the way when you aren’t using it. This case also comes with a felt-lined holster sporting a handy belt clip. You can get this in blue, red, and purple as well, but the black version is the cheapest.
Handmade from high quality calfskin, this case could add a real touch of class to your LG G2. Piel Frama is a Spanish case manufacturer with very high standards. There’s a sticky panel with tiny suction pads to hold the phone securely in place and enable a minimalist aesthetic. The leather case opens like a book and has a soft lining on the inside. Precise openings make it possible to use the camera or take calls with the case on. If you don’t like the tan finish you can opt for black, red, green, or blue.
This case provides a double layer of protection and features specially reinforced corners that can bear the brunt of any impact. The sides have a rubberized texture that makes the LG G2 easier to grip and there’s a bevel at the front that protects the screen. The cut-out on the back provides easy access to controls and allows for unfettered use of the camera. It’s a little chunky, but you get decent drop protection.
Amzer Hybrid Case ($15)
The real USP for this case is the inclusion of a kickstand that can be used to prop your LG G2 in landscape or portrait mode. It’s a two-piece case, comprised of a silicone layer that’s very easy to fit and an impact-resistant shell that snaps on over the outside, but requires a bit of effort to clip on. The large opening on the back gives access to controls and camera, and there are cut-outs for the headphone and charging ports too. It’s not the best looking case in the world, but it offers decent protection for the money.
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Fix your LG G2 into this thin, glossy plastic case and flip the textured cover shut for all round protection. The top and bottom are open for access to ports and there’s a window on the back and front. The front cover window allows you to stick your LG G2 into a clock mode, opt for a full time/date/weather display, or control your music player. You can even take a call without opening it. A magnet brings the screen to life automatically when you open it.
The LG G2 represents a unique challenge for case manufacturers with its cheeky rear buttons and OtterBox is sometimes choosy about who it makes cases for, so we were pleasantly surprised to find this little beauty. You can go the whole hog with the Defender Series, but it can be like handling your phone with mittens on. This case strikes a better balance between all round protection and usability. Your LG G2 will be impervious to drops, dust, and scratches.
We’re willing to concede that not everyone wants to encase their phone in neon green or pink that’s so bright you can see it from space, but this one comes in plain black, too. Ballistic has reinforced those corners for maximum protection on impact. The glossy coating is not prone to scratching and there’s a lip that stops the screen from contacting with any surface if you should ever choose to place it face down.
Incipio Feather Case ($15)
If you’re determined not to add bulk to your LG G2 then the aptly named Feather case from Incipio should do nicely. It’s a minimalist case and it covers the bare essentials to prevent scuffs and bumps from causing permanent marks. Big cut-outs ensure easy access and the slim profile allows wireless charging. It comes in four colors and it’s also very light, but realistically it won’t stand up to much punishment.
Spigen Slim Armor Case ($25)
The angular, armored look from Spigen offers real protection from drops and scratches. The build quality is premium for this price tag. It comes in a choice of five different colors for the tough glossy polycarbonate outer layer to match with the pliable TPU inner which is only comes in black. A precision cut-out leaves the rear controls accessible, and there’s easy access to ports. It offers good grip, real durability, and it looks classy.
Rearth Ringke Slim Case ($10)
Our favorite thing about this case is the price. It’s a tight fit that won’t add bulk at all. You can get it in black or white and the finish is soft to the touch. All the cut-outs you need are present and correct, the corners look a little odd the way they’ve been cut, but they do make it easier to fit. This case probably isn’t going to save your G2 from a big fall, but for minor bumps and scratches it should do the trick.
Poetic Flipbook Case ($15)
If you like the folio-style, flip-open cases and you’re on a budget, then this Poetic offering is worth a look. There’s a polycarbonate shell to hold your G2 in place and a microfiber lining on the inside to prevent scratching. The outside is a textured material that adds some grip, and the full range of cut-outs is there. You also get a couple of slots on the inside cover for cards, but this isn’t a real wallet replacement – if you stuff too much in there it’s liable to burst. It can fold into a landscape stand position, too.
Diztronic TPU Case ($10)
Simple and stylish, this cheap case from Diztronic is made of TPU and it aims to bring a little protection to your G2 without adding any bulk or weight. Mission accomplished. This is slim, it has a matte finish, except for the high gloss frame around the screen, and there’s a slight lip to prevent face down damage. It’s not rugged, but it’s way better than nothing, and it’s great value for $10.
Trident Aegis Case ($35)
This offers complete protection in a two-piece case, which also comes with a screen protector. You’ve got soft silicone in black, which wraps around the G2 and absorbs shock, then a tough polycarbonate shell in a bright color that clips onto the outside. This case can handle the knocks, adds grip, and it’s not too bulky for a rugged case. You can pick it in up pink, red, blue, green, or black.
Case Mate Tough Case ($35)
This LG G2 case is designed to shield your phone from impacts. It has that familiar blend of silicone inner and polycarbonate outer. The silicone also covers the buttons, but all your ports and functions remain open and accessible. There’s a nice texture for easy grip and it’s relatively slim for a case that will help your G2 survive drops.
We’re done with LG G2 cases for now, but you can check back for updates as we will add good options as and when we discover them. If you’ve got a recommendation then please leave a comment.
Article originally published on 12-2-2013.