If you’re an LG aficionado, then the release of the LG G7 ThinQ has likely caught your attention. With the latest Snapdragon 845 processor, incredible boombox sound, and a cool suite of cameras, could this be the phone to put LG on the top of the smartphone market?
No matter how cool the G7 ThinQ is, it’s not going to beat gravity. Dropping a glass-covered and expensive smartphone is a heart-stopping moment, and everyday situations can lead to a shiny smartphone becoming scratched and unsightly. That is why we put together a list of the best LG G7 ThinQ cases currently available to keep your LG phone safe.
Tech21 Evo Check ($40)
Looking for great protection that’s also slim and stylish? Look no further than Tech21’s Evo Check case. It’s slim and light, and comes with three layers of protection to keep your LG G7 ThinQ completely protected. Central to this case’s strength is Tech21’s FlexShock, an ultra-efficient material that absorbs and distributes the shock and energy from drops, keeping it away from your device. It’s so good that Tech21 proudly proclaims that the Evo Check is proof against drops of up to 12 feet. It’s not just good at protection — it looks good while doing it, with a cool pattern of checks and a transparent back that shows off your phone.
VRS Damda Glide ($40)
Protection is great, but so is added utility and space. If you don’t like having to pick between the two, then VRS’s Damda Glide is the case for you. Protection is assured with a dual-layer construction that uses an inner TPU core with Air Cushion technology to protect against shocks and drops, and an outer shell of hard polycarbonate (PC) that guards against more direct threats. The real draw here though is the enlarged back compartment, which opens up to allow storage of spare cash, or credit cards. Despite all this protection and extra space, it’s still a comparatively slim case, making it a great choice.
Poetic Revolution ($19)
Complete protection you can rely on can be tough to find sometimes. Thankfully, that’s not the case for the LG G7 ThinQ, as it’s able to call on Poetic. Made from three pieces — the front PC panel, a soft and flexible TPU inner core, and another PC panel for the back — the Revolution case provides great protection against a variety of drops, bumps, scratches, and more. It comes with a tempered glass screen protector to make sure that the display stays pristine, and it even comes with dust caps to keep those areas clean and clear. It’s not a bad-looking case if you like a certain rugged chic, and it’s covered by Poetic’s three-year warranty.
Incipio Octane ($25)
Want a case that’s stylish, but also packs on the protection? Incipio is a well-known name in device protection, and its Octane case is a great way to show off your particular style, while still keeping your expensive glass-covered smartphone safe. It’s made from two materials: Hard Plextonium polycarbonate for the back shell, with soft and flexible Flex2O TPU around it for the case’s bumper. This combination gives a great mix of protection against a variety of hazards, as well as added grip from the bumper. Incipio says its proof against drops of up to 6 feet — and it looks great while doing it, in a fetching Rose Gold color.
StilGut Cover Talis ($35)
What’s better than a good leather wallet case? Not much. This classic and elegant wallet case from StilGut is handmade from quality leather, which lends an air of professionalism to your phone while still keeping it well protected. A magnetic closure keeps the case closed while it’s not in use — and also protects your screen from harm — and the cover folds behind the case while not in use. The cover’s inside pockets also have space for credit cards and spare cash, while precise cutouts ensure you can use all your phone’s functions while it stays protected. With an elegant style and good protection, this wallet case is a great choice.
UAG Plasma Series ($40)
UAG’s cases are something of a byword for protection — and it’s easy to see why. The Plasma series combines the very best of soft and absorbent TPU with hard polycarbonate, providing a great balance of a rigid backbone and shock-absorption that means excellent protection for your G7 ThinQ. Raised corners keep those areas insulated from drops, which are made less likely with the addition of grippy sides. It’s also extremely lightweight, barely adding any weight to the phone. The looks might not be to everyone’s taste, but UAG’s cases have a style all their own, and if you’re a fan of the look, then this case will serve your phone very well.
Otterbox Defender Series ($50)
For many people, protection begins and ends with the Otterbox Defender. The Defender case for the G7 ThinQ is no-nonsense in its approach to style, offering a thick black oblong that’s as far from the style of other cases as possible. But the protective qualities really are enormous as a result. The thick inner core and outer shell add a lot of thickness to the G7 ThinQ, but it’s a good protective thickness. Raised edges elevate the screen from surfaces, keeping dirt and grit from your display, while port covers stop those same particles from getting into your phone itself. This case also comes with an optional holster that works as a belt clip or kickstand. The Defender is expensive, but it’s simply one of the best protective options around.
Ghostek Exec Wallet Case ($25)
Do you like the convenience of a wallet case, but not the fold-over style? Ghostek’s Exec wallet case might be the case you’re looking for. It boasts Ghostek’s usual high quality, with a dual- layer construction that uses the best of TPU and PC to ensure great protection. There’s also a raised bezel to elevate the screen from the ground or other surfaces if it’s placed facedown. This case is also extremely stylish, with cool fabric and leather textures, as well as an integrated metal plate for magnetic mounts. The real draw, though, is the spacious compartment on the back of the case that comes with room to fit up to five credit cards at once.
The LG G7 ThinQ is a triumph of modern smartphone design, and no one can blame you for not wanting to cover that up. That is where this clear case from Avidet comes in. It’s made from flexible thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) that absorbs shocks well, giving it some resistance against drops and knocks. The soft material also lends more grip to the phone, and the raised dots on the back of the case prevent condensation from forming. Be warned that you won’t get the same level of protection you get from a larger, more protective case, but it’s still a great choice if you don’t want to hide your phone away.
Veteran case maker Spigen is well-known for a reason, and its range of well-made protective cases have a lot of fans. The Neo Hybrid case combines a shock-absorbent TPU inner core with a hard outer shell of polycarbonate (PC), providing a good balance of soft and hard that protects against a wide range of hazards. The Herringbone pattern on the TPU core lends a cool style to the case, adding to your G7 ThinQ’s look, and it’s really quite reasonably priced. Spigen boasts of military-grade drop protection, making the Neo Hybrid a strong contender in both protection and style.
Obliq might be a name that most people don’t recognize, but the company from Southern California has been putting out stellar smartphone cases for the past few years. The Flex Pro is made from flexible TPU — hence the name — and offers a good balance of protection and style. The case is divided into two parts, with a brushed metal texture on the top joined by a carbon fiber look on the bottom. It’s a good combination, and we dig the style. It’s not all style and no substance either — a raised lip around the edges prevents your phone from resting on surfaces, and the shock-absorbing TPU provides military-grade protection against threats. It’s slim, rugged, stylish, and a great addition to your LG G7 ThinQ.
Want some serious protection that looks the part? Ringke‘s Fusion-X case brings the best of TPU and PC to this bumper case to provide fantastic protection that doesn’t mess around. The TPU bumper around the edge of the phone helps to absorb blows and drops, keeping the energy away from the phone itself, while the hard and clear PC back helps your phone to stay scratch-free, while still showing off your style. It’s tested to military standard 810G, has a raised bezel to ensure your phone doesn’t rest on surfaces, and even has a slot to attach a lanyard for the ultimate drop protection. While it’s somewhat bulky, if you need to be sure your phone will be safe, this is a great choice.
If adding utility is the name of your case game, then look no further than the Olixar X-Ranger. It’s a pretty decent little protective case that uses multiple layers of PC and TPU to help absorb shocks and prevent hazards from harming your phone. It boasts a raised bezel to elevate your phone from surfaces. The really awesome part of this case lies below the surface, though — flip up the built-in horizontal kickstand and you will also find a credit card-sized multitool that has 26 different uses. It’s somewhat plain in style, with a brushed metal look over the back panel, but what it lacks in style, it makes up for in substance.
It’s not quite a case, but a smartphone skin is also a good choice for you if you want the least possible bulk while still adding some protection to your phone. This Skinomi skin won’t add any drop-resistance, but it will add a decent amount of protection against scratches, as well as a futuristic sci-fi style thanks to its black carbon fiber look. Since it’s essentially a sticker, it adds barely any bulk to your phone — and as a bonus, this skin also comes with a screen protector for your phone, giving you all-around scratch protection.