LG's got a small line of accessories available with the G2, and chief among them is the QuickWindow Case. It follows the trend that LG actually started in 2012 with the Spectrum 2 on Verizon (what, you thought it was someone else?) — a folio-style case and cover that gives a peek at the display.
This latest iteration serves a couple purposes. First is to protect your phone. The QuickWindow Case is a thin shell that covers most of the G2 — and it does so with minimal thickness. It also protects most of the display, save for the window area. (That's another change from similar covers — this window is wide open, no plastic between you and the display.) And, finally, it brings a bit of functionality to the display without having to open the cover.
Read on for a quick look at the LG G2 QuickWindow Case.
First, a caveat. This case is for the European version of the G2, and so it'll be slightly different than what you'll see on U.S. carrier versions. Perhaps not grossly so, but different nonetheless.
So, the QuickCover Case. LG's got itself a nice little shell here. The case itself is made up of a hard but thin glossy plastic. Depending on what color you get, you might not even notice fingerprints. (The same can't always be said for the phone, which is a big of a fingerprint magnet.)
Getting the case onto the phone — or the phone into the case, perhaps — is as simple as pressing the phone into it. No weird clips or latches. It just fits. And once it's on, it's tight enough so that it's not going to go anywhere, but not so tight that it's a pain to remove. It's really nicely done. The top and bottom of the phone are left exposed, so you can get to the ports and speakers and mics and what not. Nearly the entire back of the phone is protected, save for the buttons and camera and flash. The thickness of the case (again, it's minimal) leaves the camera lens recessed ever so slightly, protecting it when left face-down, leaving about as much space as when the phone's propped up by the power button.
The hinge is simple. It's nearly identical to Samsung's Flip Case for the Galaxy S4, but Samsung's looks a little more sophisticated because there's no gap between the front cover and the body of the case. Hardly a deal-breaker, though.
The cover on the front of the phone is nicely done. It feels a tad thicker than Samsung's, with a tad more texture. We're on the fence about whether we prefer the window leading directly to the display, or whether we'd prefer a piece of transparent plastic between your pocket and the display. You lose some protection, but you also don't have something else to clean. (Samsung's is more for viewing, not quite as much for touching, but they do share some of that functionality.) There also are cutouts for the earpiece and notification light.
As far as functionality goes, there are three options. You can view the time, date and weather; view a clock; or you can control the built-in music player. You swipe between the three at your leisure. (And swipe up and down in the clock mode to change faces.) It's quick, it's easy. OK, there's actually a fourth piece of functionality — you can accept and reject phone calls. And because there's a cutout for the earpiece, you can talk without having to flip open the cover. Nicely done.
The screen's not lit up all the time, of course. Opening and closing the case triggers it via the embedded magnet — and so does LG's Kock-On feature.
The bottom line
And, that's about it. The QuickCover Case is a great accessory for a great phone, period. It's unobtrusive, available in a number of colors — black, white, pink, purple, blue, mint and yellow — protects your phone, and does so while adding functionality. What more could you ask for?
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