Nobody wants to get a new phone only to damage it within a week of owning it. The cost of replacing it is enough to put you off. But then there’s the fact that you’d have to look your friends in the eye and admit that you ruined yet another phone. Not all damage is created equally.
A screen that looks more like a spider web than its always-on display is more devastating than a scratched bezel, but even a scuffed backing is enough to dampen your excitement over your newest acquisition: the LG G5.
Well before Google’s Project Ara, which is schedule to be released this fall, LG introduced to the world its first modular cellphone. The flagship’s modular design is a unique feature that makes the phone difficult to protect. Unlike any other cell on the market, the G5 has multiple moving parts. If you expect to take advantage of its swappable technology, you need a form of protection that can work with its modular design.
A case is not one of those things. They’re hard plastic that fit around the device in one single piece. In order to open up the bottom bezel, you’d have to remove the case in its entirety, exposing the phone at its most vulnerable moment. Critics complain that swapping actually puts the phone at risk, as the bezel catches slightly and needs considerable pressure to disengage. One false move and half of your phone can go flying.
Choosing to use vinyl skins to protect your new LG G5 is an easy solution to this problem, as it defends your phone in ways that a case can’t. As opposed to one, inflexible piece of plastic defending your phone, a G5 skin comes in 4 pieces. Each piece is cut with precision to match the unique curves of phone, including its modular design. Adding only 0.23 millimeters to the G5, a skin is thin enough to accommodate the removable bottom bezel without interfering with your ability to swap out LG’s friends.
When you don’t have to remove it during a swap-out, that means your phone is protected 100% of the time. High-quality skins are made out of genuine 3M vinyl that stands up to sharp objects and rough surfaces, sparing the sensitive smartphone any cosmetic damages like scratches, scuffs, and scrapes. Its texturized surface also adds considerable grip to this handheld device, making it easier to hold and less likely to drop. The very same surface your hands wants to grip is also water- and grime-resistant, keeping your G5 safe from accidental spills and dirty situations.
Best of all, you can design each of the 4 pieces of these LG G5 skins to your liking. Vinyl, while durable against daily wear and tear, is also highly customizable, and its surface can take on dynamic colors and textures. Mix and match to create a cool color scheme that screams ‘you’, playing around with the likes of leather, metallic, carbon fibre and wood designs. When you shop online, these additions to your phone areinexpensive, which means you could afford to get a few styles to swap out as you wish.
There’s a reason why you got the LG G5, and it certainly wasn’t to damage it. Enjoy the ground-breaking modular design by using protection made with the swappable tech in mind. Get a G5 skin and save yourself the heartache of breaking yet another phone.