Is that the pitter patter of tiny touchscreens we hear? Has the smartphone stork deposited a shiny new LG G3 on your doorstep? It will bring you many hours of joy, but you have a responsibility to look after it properly. Check out these LG G3 cases and covers, designed to keep your new smartphone as beautiful as it was on the day it was born.
Updated on 1-02-2015 by Simon Hill: Added cases from Piel Frama, Pure Gear, Body Glove, Seidio, and MediaDevil.
The Spanish leather craftsmen at Piel Frama are experts at hand making gorgeous folio style smartphone cases. They use high quality calfskin and there’s a suction pad inside to hold the LG G3 in place and keep the profile as slim as possible. The openings for the ports, camera, and controls are precise and you can even take calls with the case closed. The inside lining is soft and the only detail is a small metal plate bearing the Piel Frame logo. You have a choice of five dyes, but bear in mind that some take longer than others.
Here’s a tough case that can handle the knocks, bumps, and falls of everyday life. It offers dual layer protection with specially reinforced corners that take the edge off the impact of an accidental drop. The sides are ribbed for added grip and the bevel at the front prevents the screen from being damaged if the LG G3 should land face down. The cut-outs are accurate, so you’ll have no problem using your phone with the case on.
Your phone will look stylish in this slim case with the brushed metal effect on the back. It’s also pretty protective, with reinforced corners and sides designed to absorb the impact of drops and bumps, keeping the LG G3 safe from harm. The openings are exact, so you have full access to everything. The textured sides add some grip, and this flexible case also boasts antimicrobial protection. There are purple and pink versions, but the black looks best.
This is another folio style case that combines a protective shell with a slim cover. It’s made from polyurethane, but it has a cloth texture to it. Inside, there’s a soft microfiber lining and also a handy pocket for an ID or credit card. The back of the case has a really handy pop-out kickstand that props the LG G3 in landscape view. The cover closure and the kickstand use magnets to ensure they stay closed. There’s full access to all ports, controls, and the camera and the case doesn’t interfere with NFC either.
Based in the UK, MediaDevil specializes in genuine leather pouches for a wide range of smartphones. They are all handmade to measure and this one will fit the LG G3 snugly. You should have room for a screen protector, but nothing else. The leather looks, smells, and feels great, the stitching is precise, and all-in-all it’s a premium product. You can choose from a wide range of leather finishes and different colors of stitching to get the look you want. There’s also a pull tab so you can get your phone out quickly.
You can expect rugged protection from OtterBox, but this case delivers peace of mind in a slimmer form factor. It’s a one-piece case that combines a rubberized interior with a sleek polycarbonate shell that makes it easy to slip in and out of your pocket. A raised lip around the front protects the screen and you’ve got the full range of precise cut-outs. It’s a snug fit, it’s not too bulky, and it looks stylish.
This case has a form-fitting silicone skin that hugs your LG G3 and then a hard shell in a contrasting color. There are cut-outs for the ports and camera, but the back power button has a cover which makes it a little tougher to use. The case adds grip and it should be able to withstand accidental drops with no ill effects for your LG G3. If you don’t like the purple variety, you can also pick it up in all black.
If you’re looking for rugged all-round protection and you’re on a tight budget then this might be the case for you. The main body combines a TPU bumper with a polycarbonate shell and the front cover with built-in screen protector slots into that. There are port covers in the bottom for the headphone and USB, but the camera and buttons on the back, and the rear microphone and IR blaster have cut-outs that leave them exposed to avoid any interference.
Maybe you just want a simple, subtle case that won’t add bulk for basic protection. That’s what you’ll get with Diztronic’s budget-friendly range. These are malleable TPU cases that can absorb shock. They are very light and thin and they have a raised lip on the front to prevent screen damage should the LG G3 land face down. The matte finish ensures you don’t end up with greasy fingerprints all over the back, but there are gloss varieties in alternative colors.
You won’t have to worry about drops with this case on your LG G3. It has reinforced corners and a raised lip that have won it drop test certification up to six feet. It is translucent to show off the LG G3 design inside, but there is a dimpled pattern to add a touch of style. You’ll find that full access to ports, camera, and buttons is there. The corners also help to add grip, so you’re less likely to drop your phone in the first place.
Continue to page two for ten more great LG G3 cases from Spigen, Incipio, Trident, and more.
The official case from LG offers a sneak peek at your phone’s screen, but unlike last year’s Quick Window case this one is a round window. It’s a folio style case that replaces the back cover, keeping that profile slim. It comes in black, white, pink, blue, or gold varieties. There’s a choice of classic round clock faces and app support for email, phone, camera, music, and a pedometer, so you can use all those functions without having to open the case. Check out our LG G3 Quick Circle case hands-on to get a closer look. It is also compatible with wireless charging.
You get a crystal-clear hard polycarbonate back combined with a TPU bumper that can absorb impact shock with this case. It’s a slim case, so there isn’t much added bulk. The bumper is soft and easy to grip and there are little pockets of air to cushion the corners where impacts are most likely to occur if you drop the LG G3. Spigen says the clear back panel has a scratch-prevention coating, but it’s still likely to be a weak link for this case.
A dual layer case is a great choice if you’re concerned about dropping your G3. The outer shell is very tough and the inner layer is soft and malleable which takes the sting out of any impact. This version has a matte finish and there’s a nice soft touch coating that feels good in hand and adds some grip. The cut outs are precise and Incipio has been careful to include a good ring for the camera flash to avoid any light bounceback. You can also get this case with a grey inner, and outer layers in white, pink, cyan, or navy.
LG’s official offering isn’t the only round window in town and this fake leather flip case from Verus is one of the first cheap alternatives. It’s made from polyurethane with stitching round the edges to enhance the leather look. There’s a plastic frame to hold the G3 in place, but the fake leather extends all the way round the back. It comes in red, brown, or black. It has the full range of cut-outs, but it’s not going to work with wireless charging and using the camera flash with the case on could be a problem.
Easy-fit TPU cases are a good budget option for basic protection. These come in all the colors of the rainbow, 11 choices in all, and there’s an Android mascot and a circuit design on the back. The cut outs are all present and correct. The screen is left exposed, but there is a lip on the front in case it should fall face down.
Trident is a trustworthy name if you want solid protection for your LG G3. The Aegis strikes a nice balance, it’s tough, but it’s not too bulky. It meets military drop standards so you can count on the silicone inner wrapped in a polycarbonate shell to keep your G3 safe. It comes with a screen protector and it enhances grip without catching on your pockets. There are also dust filters and protection for the ports and buttons.
This is about as minimalist as cases get. This crystal clear case combines a soft, shock-absorbing TPU bumper, with a tough, hardened back panel. It’s very slim, but the pointed design is clever, so it should provide decent protection and stay scratch-free, for a while at least. You can get a smoky variety if you prefer and it ships with one screen protector included.
Once again, we find a silicone core with a hard polycarbonate shell around it, but this one also comes with a holster that clips easily onto your belt. There’s also a kickstand on the back that’s handy for viewing movies in landscape view on that amazing 2K display. It’s a pretty chunky looking case and it doesn’t look especially classy or premium, but it will keep your phone safe.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a cheaper folio style case than this. It’s obviously not real leather, it’s polyurethane with a polycarbonate shell inside that holds your LG G3 snugly in place. You’ll find some cut-outs, though you’ll want to remove the phone to shoot a photo using the flash. There are some card slots inside and an elastic closure ensures that it stays closed. You can pick it up in a few colors, but we recommend avoiding the white one.
If you’re willing to spend more, you can get a genuine, handcrafted leather case from Noreve. They’re padded for extra protection and this one flips open vertically with a hinge at the bottom. It has the full range of cut outs and you can select a variety of different finishes in terms of texture and color, but costs do vary. A belt clip is an optional extra for this stylish case.
That’s the full roundup of LG G3 cases for now, but we’ll add more as they get released.
Updated on 10-1-2014 by Simon Hill: Added cases from OtterBox, Case-Mate, Supcase, Diztronic, and Ballistic.