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Accessories Review of UAG cases for Galaxy S6 w/lots of pics!!!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by twister6, May 8, 2015.

  1. twister6

    twister6 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    This is a Review of Urban Armor Gear (UAG) cases for Samsung Galaxy S6. http://www.urbanarmorgear.com/products/galaxy-s6-case-white (available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/URBAN-ARMOR-GEAR-Samsung-Galaxy/dp/B00SXFEA9Q/?tag=vectron00-20)

    For what it worth, I've tested and shared with you A TON of reviews of different smartphone cases, and always try to be unbiased in my write ups. But the truth of the matter, at the end of the day I'm still coming back to and use most of the time UAG cases on all of our phones at home. Of course it's a matter of a personal preference, but for me UAG cases represent a perfect blend of protection without adding a bulk and a practical style without being too flashy. Smartphones don't come cheap these days, either if you are paying full price or even on a contract. Therefore, I consider a good case to be a wise investment to protect your phone from accidental drops and scratches, despite how tough you think they build or the promises of next gen Gorilla glass you hear about.

    So what makes UAG cases so special? Besides meeting Military Standards drop test, I like the idea of composite design where they fuse a hard PC outer shell with a soft impact resistant honeycomb pattern inner shell forming a single piece case. There are a number of 2-piece cases with inner soft sleeve and outer hard shell to hold it together, but sometime I don't feel like dealing with 2 separate pieces of assembly where UAG lightweight design takes care of that. Especially for those who like to “accessorize” with different color cases, it’s always a plus to be able to quickly remove the case without fiddling around.

    As I previously mentioned, the outside of the case is made out of a hard PC material, but it feels very comfortable and secure in your hand due to a soft textured rubber grip areas located symmetrically on the sides of the case. Furthermore, the top and the bottom of the phone is covered in rubber bumpers with reinforced corners and a rubber bumper going around the front edge of the display to allow you placing S6 face down without touching the screen. This bumper also has enough depth to accommodate any film screen protector or a typical tempered glass one. And speaking for screen protector, UAG included one as part of the accessories, along with a cleaning cloth. It's a nice bonus to have, to protect your screen from scratches, or if you are researching to get tempered glass protector.

    Though protection is important, case also needs to keep your phone fully functional. Starting with power and volume up/down buttons, those are covered for protection, easy to push thanks to a clever side cutout, and have a nice hardware-like design/texture to easy locate them just by sliding your finger. Though buttons are easy to push, you still get a nice tactile response. At the top, you get very generous cutouts for all the ports. At the bottom, micro usb opening is also VERY generous to accommodate even extra large plugs, headphone opening accommodates even oversized plugs, and speaker opening is wide open. On the back, camera/flash cluster has one common opening with a black inner rubber trim to deflect flash reflection and to provide an easy access to a sensor next to the flash. Furthermore, you have 4 scratch resistant skid pads in the corners on the back to keep phone leveled and to prevent sliding when placed on the back, even on a slippery glass surface. The case comes in different colors with a unique color shade and a tough scratch resistant finish.

    Overall, UAG always been my highly recommended case and still is for S6. I can’t count how many times I dropped my Note 2 and even Note 4 with UAG case, even on a concrete floor. Just keep in mind, tempered glass is a must have for your display protection, film screen protector only keeps scratches away. Also, for those who point out other similar looking single piece cases that imitate UAG industrial design style - keep in mind that you can imitate the look, but you can't imitate the build and the material quality. That will become very apparent when those look-a-like cases start color fading or end up with scratches or separated layers after the drop. As a mentioned above, I have been using my UAG cases for years and they still look like new.

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  2. twister6

    twister6 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I got a number of requests asking me to show other available UAG case colors and how it looks with my S6 white display model. So here it is, every UAG Galaxy S6 case color!!! I know, it's hard to pick a favorite one. Even so I typically go with a white Navigator, I really like their new transparent Maverick and transparent/gray Ash colors. They create a cool 3D transparent effect like no other cases I have seen. Also, in comparison to a more stiff and plasticky Maverick I reviewed with Note 4, this new updated version for S6 (both Maverick and Ash) is a little more flexible and easier to put on and take off the phone.

    Overview of all colors - http://www.urbanarmorgear.com/collections/all#samsung-galaxy-s6

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    Navigator (white) - http://www.urbanarmorgear.com/products/galaxy-s6-case-white

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    Outland (rusty/orange) - http://www.urbanarmorgear.com/products/galaxy-s6-case-orange

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    Scout (black) - http://www.urbanarmorgear.com/products/galaxy-s6-case-black

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    Aero (blue) - http://www.urbanarmorgear.com/products/galaxy-s6-case-blue

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    Maverick (clear, ice) - http://www.urbanarmorgear.com/products/maverick-galaxy-s6-case

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    Ash (transparent gray) - http://www.urbanarmorgear.com/products/galaxy-s6-case-ash

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  3. xTARDISx

    xTARDISx Lurker

    I LOVE that case. I had one for my S3 and I got one for my S6. It protects the phone really well.
     
  4. xTARDISx

    xTARDISx Lurker

    On my S6
     

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  5. Stealthman

    Stealthman Android Enthusiast

    Nice detailed review. I ordered the ash
     
  6. secretsquirrel

    secretsquirrel Well-Known Member

    So not in the slightest bit waterproof and does absolutely nothing to protect the (front) glass?
     

Samsung Galaxy S6

The Samsung Galaxy S6 launched in 2015 as the company's flagship. It features a 5.1-inch screen with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and an impressive 16 megapixel camera.
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