The LG G6 is arguably the company's most stylish flagship yet, with a metal frame, a shimmery glass back and a sleek overall design.
It’s also water and dust-resistant, but what it’s not resistant to is being dropped, scratched and generally mistreated. Even if you’re careful with your phone, accidents can happen, and the LG G6 is a very expensive handset to have to replace. So, to avoid that fate you’ll probably want to stick it in a case.
It’s early days for cases currently and we’re sure plenty more will appear over time, but there’s already a large and varied selection, and the following rank among the best of the initial bunch.
Note: we've ranked these from cheapest to most expensive according to prices at time of writing.
1. Poetic Revolution Heavy Duty Hybrid Case
Big protection, small price
Colors: Black, Pink, Blue | Material: Polycarbonate and TPU
You don’t have to spend a serious amount of money to get serious protection for your LG G6, as the Poetic Revolution Heavy Duty case proves.
This case comes with easy-to-grip sides and a shock absorbent design. It’s also vaguely dust and water-resistant, with port flaps and a screen protector also included – though this is perhaps overkill given that the LG G6 itself is already resistant to these elements.
As with any heavy-duty case it somewhat sacrifices form for function, opting for a fairly plain design, but it’s surprisingly slim given all the protection it offers.
2. Belk Bumper Case with Kickstand
Keeps your card safe and secret
Colors: Black, Blue, Green, Gray, Rose Gold | Material: Polycarbonate and TPU
For something a little more stylish consider the Belk Bumper Case, which has an attractive brushed metal effect finish – though don’t be fooled, it’s actually plastic.
It comes in a handful of different colors and also includes a kickstand, so you can stand the phone up for convenient viewing.
Cleverly, the kickstand also hides a card slot, so you can leave your wallet at home and stash your credit or debit card somewhere no-one would think to look.
3. Spigen Liquid Crystal Case
Barely a case at all, in a good way
Colors: Transparent | Material: TPU
No-one actually wants to put their phone in a case, we just want a handset that’s still functional after it’s slipped through our fingers for the sixth time. This week.
The Spigen Liquid Crystal Case is something of a compromise, providing a limited amount of protection without covering up the LG G6 too much. It’s transparent for one, so you can see the phone in full, and it’s slim enough to not add much weight or bulk to the handset.
You will, of course, get more protection elsewhere, but if you just want to keep your phone scratch free and give it a fighting chance of surviving a fall, this Spigen case will do the job.
4. Fyy Wallet Case
Protects both your phone and your money
Colors: Black, Brown, Navy, Purple, Wine Red, Gold, Mint Green, Red, Rose Gold, Patterned | Material: PU leather
This isn’t real leather, but then it doesn’t have a real leather price, and the effect is fairly convincing. This Fyy case is also available in a wide range of colors, so you’re sure to find something to fit your mood or style.
As a wallet case, it also does a better job of protecting the LG G6’s screen than most, and gives you plenty of room for all your cash and cards.
Plus, this particular wallet case is also an RFID blocker, so you don’t have to worry about anyone stealing your digital money. Add in the fact that it can fold out into a stand, and this is a seriously full-featured case.
5. Ringke Air Prism Case
Colors: Ink Black, Clear, Rose Gold | Material: TPU
This is something a bit more visually interesting, with a raised geometric pattern that’s somewhat reminiscent of the plastic version of the LG G4, albeit less subtly patterned.
It’s a design that won’t be for everyone, but it makes the case stand out and look far better than a simple plastic cover has any right to.
There aren’t many color choices, but at least there’s a transparent option, so you can show off the LG G6 itself underneath.
6. SUPCASE Rugged Holster Case
Designed for belts and built to last
Colors: Black, Blue, Pink, White | Material: Polycarbonate and TPU
We’ve never really been sure why anyone would want to carry their phone on their belt, but if you do – perhaps due to an absence of pockets and a fear of bags – the SUPCASE Rugged Holster Case will serve you well.
Not only does it have a belt clip holster, but it’s also got a shock absorbing core and an impact-resistant bumper, so it should be able to survive a drop or two. Plus, there are port covers to keep dust out.
All of this inevitably makes for a slightly chunky finish, especially with the holster attached as well, but it’s a small price to pay for keeping your expensive phone safe from harm.
7. OtterBox Symmetry Case
Protection without bulk
Colors: Black, Saltwater Taffy | Material: Polycarbonate and synthetic rubber
OtterBox is perhaps best known for making rugged cases that deliver masses of protection, and the Symmetry series is no exception, but it defies expectations by also being slim.
This plain, unremarkable looking case adds minimal bulk to your LG G6, but provides a lot of protection, with dual-layer defense against drops and bumps, plus scratch protection, and those claims are backed up by over 238 hours of testing, across over 24 different tests.
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