Urban Armor Gear Composite Hybrid Case

Add some extra ruggedness to your Galaxy S5 with this case from Urban Armor Gear

 

The Samsung Galaxy S5 isn't the most fragile phone on the market, but perhaps you looked towards the Galaxy S5 Active with envy over its rugged qualities. But you can make up that sort of ruggedness with a good Galaxy S5 case. Well, with the Composite Hybrid Case from Urban Armor Gear you can have a little of that on the regular Galaxy S5 and toughen it up for the rigors of everyday modern life.

The case comes in a variety of colors including blue, orange and white, or the black one that we've got here. There's also the Maverick, the exact same case but clear with black trim. The top and bottom of the case are pretty soft, but the sides have been reinforced. That said, there's still just enough flex in them to make it a breeze getting the phone in and out of the case.

On the rear, that's where things get really tough. It has an impact resistant core – adorned with a rather stylish looking UAG logo – and a pretty interesting looking design. You immediately get a sense of just what the case could take just by holding it in your hand. The back is rigid, there's overall very little flex and when the phone is inside it fits snugly completely covering the back and sides.

While the headphone jack, IR blaster and charging flap are all left exposed, the power and volume buttons are covered by the case. The slightly raised buttons built into the case have a good feel and equally good accuracy never failing to hit the mark. It adds a little bulk to the phone – as is often the way with rugged cases – but it feels good and sturdy to hold in the hand.

One thing that does need noting is that the Composite Hybrid Case does increase the lip around the display of the phone ever so slightly. The Galaxy S5 isn't edge-to-edge glass anyway, but tucking inside the case safely does create a bigger lip than usual.

Minor inconveniences aside, the Urban Armor Gear Composite Hybrid Case is a fantastic way to protect your Galaxy S5 from pretty much anything day-to-day life could throw at it.It's also pretty good value for money considering the level of protection it offers. It also includes a cleaning cloth and screen protector, and you really can't complain at that.

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