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.
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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