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Review: Protecting the LG V30 with Cases from UAG and Zizo

LG’s V30 is my favorite phone of the year, right next to Google’s Pixel 2 XL. It’s got a gorgeous 6-inch bezel-less screen, speedy performance, great software, great cameras, exceptional battery life, and a beautiful glass and metal design. Of course, that last feature is prone to breaking, shattering, and cracking simply by dropping the device on a hard surface. Therefore, if you’re like me and are looking for some protection against Earth’s elements, I’ve recently checked out some cases from UAG and Zizo that provide their own set of durabilities.


UAG Plasma Series LG V30 case ($39.95)

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UAG’s Plasma Series is known for providing protection for your device in a slim and light package. The V30 variant of the case is no exception. I’ve found it offers enough sleekness and weight to feel durable, look durable, but still retain a similar profile to the V30 without a case on. Much like the phone itself, it passed the MIL STD 810G test so I have plenty of confidence it can provide enough protection for your device.

It uses rubber to absorb stumbles onto hard surfaces, and each time my phone’s accidentally slid out of my sweatpants, I never noticed a single crack or imperfection on the device. In fact, the case itself has held up pretty well. Sure, it feels a bit cheap with mainly plastic taking up the body of the case, but at the end of the day, it’s pretty solid.

Zizo Bolt Case for LG V30 with screen protector ($59.95)

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If you’re feeling a bit more spendy, Zizo offers a pretty stellar case for the V30 that protects it arguably better than UAG’s offering above. It even comes with a screen protector, something I find quintessential for any phone I use day-to-day.

The Zizo case basically packs everything but the kitchen sink. It offers the same military-grade drop protection as the UAG case, comes with a screen protector, has a kickstand for watching videos, and even comes bundled with a holster for your belt. It also feels nice in the hand and gives you the impression that if you do accidentally drop your phone, it likely won’t shatter.


I have to say, I feel much more confident with the Zizo offering than UAG’s. While UAG has a sleeker profile with the Plasma, the Bolt Case simply offers more protection and bang for your buck. Sure, you’re paying twice the price, but to me, it’s worth it for the added durability.

That being said, if you’ve been debating as to which case you should get, you should consider nothing more than what UAG and Zizo are offering. They both have fantastic products here for different use cases. If I were you, I think I’d spring for the Zizo, but that’s just me.

(Disclaimer: This article wasn’t sponsored by any company or entity mentioned.)

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