If you don’t use a protective case for your LG G4, don’t ever expect it to survive a drop test and don’t cry because you forgot to get a case.
There are a ton of drop tests online on YouTube that prove nothing. Without a case, your smartphone will break if you drop it in a certain way (usually face down) and you may have noticed numerous people carrying around their smartphone with broken screens (which look awfully funny, like someone who drives a car with a half-bent frame.
With a good case, your smartphone will probably survive many drops, and save you $600-700 you paid for your phone. If you absolutely don’t want to use a case, make sure you get insurance for your phone unless you have a money tree growing in your backyard.
With that said, I can recommend you several good cases for the LG G4 from different case companies like Ringe, Spigen, and Verus.
Ringke Fusion Case for LG G4
First up is the Ringke Fusion case for the LG G4 which comes in two different flavors, a smoke black and crystal clear. The Ringke Fusion case is a see-thru case that’s going to let you retain the color of your phone with a thin profile. It’s a thin case that’s going to protect your phone with some lip for both the screen and camera side. You can also design your own back and cut it to slip between the back of your G4 and the case to give it the ultimate custom look. I really dig these cases as they are built high-quality and don’t forget there’s even dust-covers for the headphone jack/micro-USB port along with a hole to connect your favorite cellphone accessories. This case also does come with a screen protector.
If you want a great case for your LG G4 with a built-in kickstand, check out Spigen Resilient Case. This is actually one of my favorite cases for my Galaxy S6 and is also available for the G4. While my S6 case doesn’t have the kickstand, the G4 version does, which is an awesome way to watch movies on the desk. As far as durability and protection, the Ringke Fusion Case is very well-built with great all-around protection for both the front and back of the phone, especially the screen as it has a big lip.
For more enhanced drop protection, also check out Spigen Neo Hybrid Case. This case is very similar to the Spigen Resilient Case but comes with 2 layers of protection without the kickstand. The second layer is place on the outer corners and will definitely give you more protection on drops from taller places (like a 20 foot drop) and it is just slightly thicker.
Verus makes some great cases like the Verus Verge case which features one soft inner layer with rubber and outer hard layer with plastic for ultimate hybrid feel combo. If you like brushed metal feel, the Verus Verge will do the job as its plastic outer shell has brushed metal feel and will be great for greasy hands (as it will not get any grime on it). If you want even more protection, Verus also sells Verus Thor that’s super-tough.
Overall, all of these cases offer some excellent protection on your brand, new LG G4 and added insurance for less than $25 USD. If you think about how much you spend on phone insurance (usually $6-10 a month), getting a case makes more sense. Personally, I don’t get insurance on any of my phones because I use cases on all of them. Couple years back, I broke the screen on my Galaxy S3 while getting out of my car in front of my garage in my house. That cost me around $300 to replace the screen and digitizer. That was the last time I used a smartphone without a case.
I know many of you swear you never drop your phone but wait until you break your first phone (and you didn’t have insurance), it’s a very expensive $300 lesson and I really don’t want you to go through that. Save yourself a ton of money with a good case. Also, stay away from super, cheap cases on eBay (like the cases that are flimsy and made of soft silicone) as they don’t protect your phone well.