This is a classy, high-quality, leather case handcrafted in France. Open up the cover and you’ll find two slots for stowing your credit cards or ID, along with a larger money pocket on the back. The shell holds your LG G5 snugly in place, and there are openings for easy access to your phone’s ports and controls. There are also holes for the speaker in the front and for the camera and fingerprint sensor on the back. A magnetic closure ensures the padded cover remains securely closed when you want it to.
This is a big, chunky case that you can rely on for rugged protection. If you work outdoors, or you have a bad habit of dropping your phone, the Defender Series is going to ensure that it doesn’t break. There’s a flexible slip cover, a tough polycarbonate shell, and a built-in screen protector. There are also covers for your ports and buttons. The triangular cut-out on the back provides easy access to the fingerprint scanner and ensures that you can take full advantage of the camera. If this seems like overkill, you may also want to check out the Commuter Series or the Symmetry Series.
Tech21 Evo Check Case ($40)
Here’s a case that really focuses protection around the frame of your LG G5, where you need it the most. The back panel is translucent, with accurate cut-outs for the camera and fingerprint sensor. There are good button covers for the volume on the side, and you’ll find openings for the ports. The frame also comes in either clear or black, and features impressive shock-absorbing properties, meaning your phone isn’t going to take damage if it tumbles onto a hard surface from 6 feet up.
Case-Mate Tough Case ($10+)
We like the understated look and feel of this Case-Mate offering. It’s plain black, but the finish is textured with a kind of diamond pattern that adds some grip. The openings for the camera, fingerprint sensor, and ports are accurate. It is also a dual-layer case, so it can handle bumps and falls. The only real detail, save for the subtle Case-Mate logo on the back, is the metallic button cover for the volume controls.
Skech Crystal Case ($20)
You can see your LG G5 in all its glory with this transparent case on. There’s a durable back panel, outfitted with a more flexible bumper that guards against the shock of impact when you drop your phone. It’s fairly slim, the cut-outs are accurate, and the cover for the volume rocker works well. You’ll also find a raised lip around the screen to prevent it from touching down on any surface. You can get it with a clear bumper or have it tinted red, blue, or black.