What are the best cases for the LG V20?

Update April 2017: These are still the best cases to get for your LG V20.

Life is full of unfortunate surprises, which is why you want to be prepared in case you drop your sparkling clean LG V20 onto the ground. Protect your new smartphone with one of these affordable insurance plans.

Otterbox Defender Series

otterbox defender

Your smartphone use may not be harsh enough to warrant the double-duty protection offered by the Otterbox Defender Series. But like my second-grade teacher used to say: You're better off safe than sorry.

Since the V20 is positioned as the kind of smartphone you want to take with you to document a trip or a family reunion, you might as well consider this triple-layer, drop-proof case. The Defender Series features a built-in screen protector to keep the V20's display crystal clear, and there are port covers to block out dirt, dust, and lint from getting into the headphone jack and charging port. There's also a holster that doubles as a kickstand.

The Otterbox Defender for the LG V20 is only available in black.

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Incipio Dualpro

Incipio DualPro for LG V20

Whether you're looking for a plain black case or a bright pink one, Incipio is worth considering for its veteran case-making status. The DualPro Case for the V20 features an impact resistant plastic frame on top of a shock absorbing rubber sleeve. You can choose it in four colors, all of which will keep your shiny new smartphone protected while you're out making mobile movies.

The Incipio Dualpro is available in black, champagne, rose gold, and pink.

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Ringke Defensive Case

Ringke Defensive Case for LG V20

If the Otterbox is just too much protection for you, the considerably more affordable Ringke Defensive Case will do just fine. The case is made of durable plastic material and features a textured look that adds a bit of James Bond-style personality to the V20. That textured pattern helps provide a but of grip to the phone's chassis, too.

The Ringke Defensive Case is available in black, blue, and gray.

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Tridea Power Guard Leather Bumper

Tridea Power Guard bumper for LG V20

Class up your LG V20 with the Tridea leather case. Though it's not real leather, the inside is lined by a carbon fiber frame to help the V20 against impact. There's also a recessed card slot on the inside which works for attaching a metal plate for a magnetic mound or placing a transit card for tapping at the turnstiles.

The Tridea Power Guard Bumper is available in carbon black, too.

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Speck Presidio Grip

This is arguably one of the most popular Speck designs around, but that's also because it's one of the most reliable. The Presidio Grip features imperium shock barrier protection that's been drop tested at 10 feet. It's also available in several color combinations.

Although the Presidio Grip case has gotten slimmer over the years, this will add a bit of thickness to the V20. Regardless, it's better to be safe than sorry, and the tastefully protruding ridges of the Presidio Grip case will keep the V20 well protected.

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Caseology Parallax Series

If you're aching to add a bit more flair to your LG V20, the Caseology Parallax Series is cool and contemporary. It features a modern design on the back and comes in a variety of different color combinations, including a fresh burgundy and pink, or a preppy blue and gold.

The case also features dual layers: a shock-absorbent thermoplastic polyurethane on the inside and an impact-resistant polycarbonate on the outer frame. There are openings for all the necessary ports, including the USB Type-C charging port and the 3.5mm headphone jack.

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