The best LG V30 cases and covers


Are you thinking of getting a nice case for your new LG V30? If that's the case (pardon the pun), you've come to the right place! There's a good number of V30 covers available on the market, and we understand that it might be a bit hard to filter out the ones that are truly worthy of attention.

Thus, we’ve rounded up some of the finest cases money can buy. Of course, what's best for you will largely depend on your needs and preferences, so our picks are divided into several different categories. Whatever your tastes might be, we think you can find at least a few models that you'll like. We'll make sure to update the list once more great candidates hit the shelves.

The best sellers

Spigen Neo Hybrid


Pros

  • Good all-rounder
  • Elegant design
  • Provides good grip

Cons

  • Color variants are limited
Price: $15.99 

We're kicking things off with one of the most recognizable cases in the last few years. The Spigen Neo Hybrid is a jack of all trades. It offers decent protection from bumps and scratches while staying relatively slim and lightweight. The herringbone pattern on the back isn't just there for the looks - it also provides a better grip, meaning that the V30 won't easily slip out of your hands. The two colors available for this case are Gunmetal and Satin Silver.

Lumion Gradien


Pros

  • Sleek, modern look
  • Protective features blend well into design

Cons

  • A bit bulky
  • Doesn't offer the best grip

Price: $15.99 

Lumion, previously known as VRS Design, is a manufacturer that's often featured in our “Best cases for...” articles. Much like the Spigen Neo Hybrid, Lumion's Gradien model for the V30 is a great all-rounder that's made from a soft TPU shell and a harder polycarbonate frame. The raised lip on the back safeguards the camera and fingerprint scanner, but also fits into the design quite well. Gradien cases come in three colors - "Silver", Black Metallic, and Rose Pink, but keep in mind that these only apply to the glossy plastic accents on the sides.

OtterBox Symmetry


Pros

  • The slimmest OtterBox case around
  • Provides great protection for its size

Cons

  • A bit pricey
  • Not available at the moment

Price $49.95 

Most OtterBox products are super tough, but also quite bulky. However, the company has been employing a different approach with one of its series. The Symmetry lineup is known for being slender, but its representatives typically offer a level of protection that's better than cases with similar measurements. Perhaps the most notable trait of these covers is the extra exaggerated front bezel which does a great job of protecting the display. The Symmetry case for the V30 can't be bought just yet, but chances are that it's going to be worth the wait.

Slim and/or clear cases 




Looking for something minimalistic? Or perhaps a case that won't hide the beautiful colors of the V30? Fret not, we got you covered, so to speak. In this category, we've picked three cases - the Olixar Flexishield, Ringke's Fusion, and the Cubevit Crystal Clear.

Olixar Flexishield is a simple and slender cover that's also pretty affordable. It's made from a gel material that's a bit more durable than your regular TPU. It might not be the best choice if you regularly drop your phone, but it does provide a good grip and is super pocket-friendly. At the moment, the Flexishield is only available in black. 

Meanwhile, Ringke's Fusion may not be as thin as the Olixar offer, but it's clear and also a bit cheaper. The main body is made of durable polycarbonate, while the framing on the sides is from TPU. There are cutouts for the camera and fingerprint scanner, but keep in mind that the USB-C port and headphone jack are covered by flaps. There are a few color options for the frame - you can keep it clear, or choose to have it in Smoke Black or Rose Gold Crystal.

Finally, we have a case that's a combination of the above two. The Cubevit Crystal Clear is a transparent case that's also super thin, making it a great choice for those of you looking for that "barely there" experience. The inner layer is textured with special "dots" that prevent the appearance of bubbles between the case and the back of the phone.

Heavy-duty cases



Last but not least, we have a trio of cases for those of you who like to go adventuring, work outside in all sorts of weather conditions, or just have a slight case of the butterfingers. If you really want to keep your precious LG V30 safe in any situation, these are the products that will deliver. Feel free to check them out in the gallery above.

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12 Comments

1. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

This means your review is posting today, right? Right?

2. ShortbusOK

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 16, 2017

The only thing I can figure is that LG *STUPIDLY* has them under a press embargo for reviews. (But they can post absolutely anything else.) GSMArena seems to have the same problem.

5. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Other sites have reviewed it though. The Verge and PC Mag posted days ago. It would make no sense to have a press embargo when the phone has been available to the public for over a week.

7. ShortbusOK

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 16, 2017

It *would* make no sense, but lots about the V30's rollout doesn't seem to make a lot of sense. LG is incompetent.

3. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I like the first Spigen cases, as well as their kickstand case. Waiting on Tudia to make an ultra affordable case that's slim, durable, and just as attractive as these

4. DFranch

Posts: 546; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

The V30 is a slippery phone, but I hate bulky cases. I just wanted something to make it easier to handle without adding much to the size of the phone. I just got this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0753BTZZ8/ref=od_aui_detailpages01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I doubt it will do too much in a fall, but it's really grippy, so hopefully it prevents me from dropping it. It's about as thin as a case can be.

11. TechSingularity

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Grippy, yes but very thin and no lip to lift the glass off the surface you place it on. Just FYI beware of this type of case. I have purchased some very similar for my LG phones in the past and they always chip on the top and bottom corners of where the case frames the phone. This happens due to the shear thin-ness of the case and not from dropping the phone itself. These cases are very fragile. It may not last long. Just trying to help with my experience. Best of luck and enjoy your new V30, I love mine!

8. Powerstallion

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

We have case reviews but no phone review? Let's go phonearena!

9. Powerstallion

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

We have case reviews but no phone review? Let's go phonearena!

10. Powerstallion

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

What's up with that cut out on the otterbox? That looks like crap.

12. BeastlyOne

Posts: 5; Member since: May 14, 2014

Bear Motion Slim Back Cover for LG V30 ($9 from Amazon). Black, blue or gray.

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