Some people prefer the leather look and this smart wallet folio case from Case Mate certainly delivers. The exterior is premium, black leather, neatly stitched, and there’s a very subtle debossed logo at the bottom of the front cover. On the back, you’ll find a good cut-out for access to the fingerprint sensor and controls, and the Case Mate name at the bottom. Open it up and there’s a thin shell to hold the LG V10 in place, and a number of card slots in the cover, including a windowed slot for your ID, and a larger pocket at the back for cash.
This LG V10 case is as simple as they come. It’s a thin, flexible shell with accurate cut-outs. The gel material is soft, easy to grip, and durable. It’s a comfortable case to hold and it adds very little to the profile, but you can’t expect rugged drop protection from a case like this. You can get a completely clear version which allows the design beneath to shine through, opt for a translucent colored version, or get it in solid black.
You may appreciate a couple of the unique features in the Ringke Fusion case. The design encompasses a clear polycarbonate back panel with a TPU bumper that’s designed to absorb impact shock. The cut-outs are precise and, unusually, there’s a lanyard attachment you can use if you like to connect a strap. The TPU bumper comes clear or tinted with “gold crystal” or “smoke black.” This case doesn’t really add grip, and you may need to reset your fingerprint to get the scanner working consistently, but it’s not bad for the price.
You get decent drop protection largely thanks to the inner TPU layer here, which is reinforced at the corners. A hard polycarbonate shell slots over the top of the black TPU and comes in gunmetal grey or rose gold. The openings are accurate, but, as with many other LG V10 cases, a lot of people have had trouble with the fingerprint sensor when the case is on. Setting it up again after putting the case on should get it working. The standout feature here is the kickstand on the back, which makes it easy to prop your phone in landscape view.
If you don’t plan on using the fingerprint sensor and you primarily want drop protection, then this Ballistic case could be for you. It has heavily reinforced corners to bear the brunt of any impact, guaranteeing drop protection at 6 feet. The cut-outs are accurate, but the controls are covered on the back, which means the fingerprint sensor won’t work. It does add some bulk, but the raised lip and corners will ensure that your phone doesn’t come into contact with any surfaces.
That’s all the LG V10 cases and cover we have for now. If you’d like to offer an opinion on any of these cases or recommend something we haven’t covered then please leave a comment.