Not every case out there can hold up to the extremes of a busy lifestyle, where drops are commonplace and expected throughout your daily routine. Like it or not, heavy duty cases are important for those of us who require extra layers, screen covers, and sturdy belt clip holsters to get our LG G4 through to the next day.
If you're going the rugged route, you'll want to consider popping off your classy leather battery door and sticking with the standard, because you're going to get a better fit that you won't have to fight to install or remove. Preposterous, we know, but going the extra mile in protection demands a little compromise. And it's not as if you can't pop your leather door back on when the occasion calls for it.
OtterBox Defender Series Case
Likely the most well known out of the bunch is the OtterBox Defender Case for the LG G4, rocking its high-impact polycarbonate shell, synthetic rubber slipcover and a built-in screen protector to top it all off. This sturdy cover provides plenty of grip along with port covers to keep out dirt, moisture and other debris.
Perfect for outdoor use, the Defender Case handles those harsher impacts that a typical hybrid cover could not. If you're into belt clips, the Defender comes with its own rugged rotating holster that clips to most utility belts or even your pocket. Its face-in design keeps your display double-protected when combined with its handy screen cover. You can snag the combo right now for $49.99.
Supcase Full-body Rugged Case
If you're into swapping colors on the fly, the Supcase Rugged Cover may be the perfect choice. It's water resistant, although not waterproof, and packs a strong TPU casing that wraps around the LG G4 to absorb impacts. The front casing features a built-in screen protector that keeps those pesky scratches at bay.
The Supcase Rugged Case comes with 3 interchangeable back covers, including space gray, silver, and gold. When one finally gets worn enough to need replacing, simply pop on another and you're good to go. You'll also find port covers on this brute, ensuring any dirt, water or other debris stays outside rather than in. It's a bit slimmer than the OtterBox option, but definitely holds its own against major impacts and scratches. It's currently up for grabs with a price tag of $19.99.
Poetic Revolution Series Case
Poetic's Revolution Series Case does nothing to hide its rather bulky form, which is a beast at taking concrete collisions head-on. The fused polycarbonate and TPU shell makes installation quick and simple, leaving the scratch resistance to the built-in screen protector on the front cover. And yeah, it's even water resistant.
Keeping out the usual suspects are removable port covers and sealed tactile buttons. With the Poetic Revolution Case's outer TPU bumper, grip is no stranger to this cover either. The back shell features a unique pattern that also enhances your grip around the LG G4, providing perfect cutouts for your camera, power button, and speaker. If you don't mind its clunky design, you can nab this cover in black for $14.95, or pink, blue, and white for an extra 5 bucks.
Urban Armor Gear Case
The least bulky of the bunch is the Urban Armor Gear Case for the LG G4. While this hybrid cover doesn't show off a matching belt clip or built-in screen protector, it's damn good at handling impacts for its reasonably slim form. Its lightweight design is a plus, too.
The back shell is made of a durable textured polycarbonate that's paired with a thick TPU bumper. All 4 corners of the case are extra thick to absorb shock at the major points of impact. Whether you choose the ice or ash color, they're both transparent and show off the back of your LG G4. Meeting military drop-test standards, the Urban Armor Gear Case also does a great job of enhancing grip around the entire cover. If not having a built-in screen protector is deal breaker for you, the included HD screen protector and cleaning kit could be a worthy compromise. Although it's not the most affordable no-frills case at $29.95, UAG has always produced quality covers worth the price in our book.
i-Blason Armorbox Case
Our final pick is the Armorbox Case from i-Blason for its rugged looks, advanced design and ability to take a beating. Similar to the rest of the cases mentioned here, the Armorbox features a polycarbonate shell with a flexible TPU core that mitigates impacts when your LG G4 takes a tumble.
The dotted-pattern TPU helps out on grip while providing port protection against dirt and liquids. On the front you've got a built-in screen protector that shields from scratches, leaving access to your camera and speaker. The i-Blason Armorbox is a much more affordable option, priced at $16.99 for the black cover — offering exceptional impact and scratch protection over your traditional hybrid case. Other colors include white, blue, pink, and green.
What's your favorite rugged case?
That's a wrap on our top 5 best heavy duty cases for the LG G4. Are you using a beefy case on your G4 that's holding up to consistent drops? Whether it's a cover we've listed here or a different brand, we'd love to hear about it in the comments below!
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