Preview – UAG Plasma case for Google Pixel XL

IMG_20170816_133712I’ve got a few review cases from Urban Armor Gear that came to the office while I was on vacation, and both Sean P. and I will be reviewing the cases for our daily driver phones.  While I take a few days to get used to the case on my Pixel XL, I wanted provide a preview of what the case looks like, and give you a few of my first impressions.  Cases are a very subjective area, so I want to talk a bit about the pros and cons and then let you, the reader, form your own opinion as to whether or not its the right type of case for your phone.

The Plasma case from UAG (link to the case page here) comes in 2 colors, Ash and Ice.  I’ve got the Ice colorway, which is a clear color with black bumpers and accents.  Its pretty rugged looking, but doesn’t add a ton of bulk or weight.  It does give the device some heft, and makes it quite a bit easier to hold in hand.  Some of the advertised features of the case are:

  • Feather-light composite construction
  • Oversized tactile buttons
  • Easy access to touchscreen and ports
  • Scratch resistant skid pads and screen surround
  • Android Pay compatible
  • Compatible with Fingerprint Reader
  • Meets military drop-test standards (MIL STD 810G 516.6)

Now again, cases are a completely subjective area, so whether or not things like “featherlight” and “easy access” are true for you depends largely on how you use your phone, but for me, I think these appear to hold up.  I’ve included a few additional pics below to give you an idea of what the case looks like and I’ll have a few review up in the next few days.  If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment down below.  We will likely have a giveaway of one of these cases for the Moto Z2 Play/Force, so if you own one of these phones, be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter as we’ll have more details there as well!



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