Urban Armor Gear iPhone 6 4.7

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by mr.thing, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. mr.thing macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2010
    Ok, got my UAG for iPhone 6 today. Seems to be a pretty good case and provides good level of protection. It is not as bulky as I was thinking and provides some nice grip. May not be a case for day to day use, but I will definitely keep it when I go outdoors or camping.
    It comes with screen protector, but that protector is very small and does not cover the whole screen. I did not bothered installing it as I'm awaiting for a good curved glass protector to come out.

    Some pictures:

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  2. Macshroomer macrumors 65816


    Dec 6, 2009
    How easy is it to take on and off? I am also looking for an outdoor lifestyle solution...
  3. nwmtnbiker macrumors 68000


    Apr 5, 2011
    Fidalgo Island
    Case looks very nice I didn't have that color when I was looking at them the other day. I almost bought it until I noticed the holes in the back. Why did they put holes lol?
  4. mr.thing thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2010
    It is very easy to take on/off. Especially comparing to Poetic Atmosphere I had on my iPhone 5.

    And yeah, those two holes on the back are a bit strange. :)
  5. nickkrumors macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2014
    I second this endorsement. I ordered the white one from Amazon (which for some reason at the time was $15 less than the other colors) and love it. All of the buttons feel great and the fit seems perfect.

    In addition, because of the lip of the case on the face, I think the tempered glass shield I've ordered will actually work great even though it's not curved due to its closeness to the actual screen.

    I've reviewed it on amazon, where there are lots of other five star reviews. And no, I don't use the supplied screen protector so I can't speak on that
  6. newtothis1 macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2014
    Has any one tried out the screen protector that UAG cases come with? I like that they provide one since I want to protect my screen. These cases seem great but can become pricey if one would have to buy a separate screen protector.

    I dont want to spend more to get a separate screen protector if its not needed, do the ones included protect well enough?
  7. titans1127 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 10, 2009
    For anyone wondering, if you buy directly from UAG, leave your case in the cart for around 2 days they will send you a $5 coupon to use on anything on the site. Made my decision easier while waiting for Speck or Tech21 to be in stock at Best Buy for the 6 Plus.
  8. newtothis1 macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2014
    any one have experience with Urban Armor Gear? good case? good screen cover?
  9. kilcher macrumors 65816


    Jul 3, 2011
    I suppose the holes could be to dissipate heat.
  10. newtothis1 macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2014
    ^ some say its for NFC or for finger placement..

    any idea how good these cases are? I like that it comes with a screen protector but Im not sure how good they are..
  11. parrot5 macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2010
    Urban Armor Gear iPhone 6 4.7

    This is my first time getting a UAG. I thought of waiting for the Magpul but I wanted a slightly drop-proof case right NOW.

    It is a very well designed case, I find. Minor design details everywhere.

    It looks tough and thick, but in fact only the corner bumpers protrude too much. So when you hold it normally along the side, it still feels slim.

    It has just about the best-looking camera cut-out. Hard to explain, but not all the sides are equal, and it feels like it's done on purpose and not just chopped at an angle equally on all sides lazily. Minor detail, I know.

    Finish is top-notch. Usually with these cases that combine a hard and soft material together, you'd expect some roughness along the seams. Not here.

    Buttons are textured, so very easy to feel by touch, and very clicky and responsive. And the cut-out for the mute switch is easy to reach, which is not expected in a tough case. The way they do it is to open the cut out a bit towards the back as well. Another well-designed detail. (Hard to visualize without a photo, I know).

    The two sides towards the bottom are also tapered/rolled, so it is easy to pick the phone off the table.

    Again, it's my first time buying a UAG and it has exceeded all my expectations (and I usually buy about 20 cases/bumpers per phone). I got the orange on the 6 btw.
  12. newtothis1 macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2014
    glad to read you experience it seems like a great case. what did you think of the screen protecter the case comes with it? think you'll keep this case or purchase another type? why?

    can you post any pictures of your case and phone?

    thanks for sharing your thoughts on the UAG case.
  13. newtothis1 macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2014
    ^ this is the second thread Ive seen your same comment, you must work for amcase because your spamming for them like crazy, this is about UAG not a place to spread misinformation.

    back to this threads subject,

    anyone have more input on the UAG case, others on a different UAG thread say they like the look and feel of the case, not bulky quite thin fits the iphone 6 prefectly, and very protective. i guess i leaning towards this case just unsure if the screen protector works well, wouldnt like to have to purchase a separate one..
  14. parrot5 macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2010

    I haven't put on any screen protector because of the curve of the glass. Still looking for a perfect solution there.

    I will keep this case for sure, but I do keep many cases. Different case for each scenario. I use the UAG everyday now, when I'm not in formal attire that requires a slimmer case to keep the phone in the pants front pocket. For those days, I just use a paper-thin matte hard case and be careful not to drop it even a centimeter onto the table (I chipped the glass screen protector this way on my 5s -- it slipped off my hand while I was picking it up. It was in one of those paper-thin case that doesn't have a lip.)
    I also have the Spigen Armor CS that lets you put in two cards. This is for when I don't bring a wallet, and just need an ID and a credit card.
    I'll also get the Magpul when it comes out. Another drop-proof style like UAG, but single colour, for when I don't want to flash out my orange UAG, like for meetings and such.

    And, as you wish, some photos I just took.





  15. GrecoISU macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2011
    Yeah... Looked at his post history.

  16. newtothis1 macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2014
    those are great pics, thanks for sharing them. liking the orange color, might need to go with that color. how do you feel about the holes on the back, chance of scratching the phone or dust collecting there, is the case raised around it to prevent that from happening?

    so the included screen protector doesnt cover all of the screen? does it seem like a good screen protector or is a cheap one?
  17. parrot5 macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2010
    Urban Armor Gear iPhone 6 4.7

    Your question about the holes reminds me that my photos actually didn't do the case justice :) See how much the surrounding is raised:


    Some people might still worry about a scratch I guess, but I'm fine with it. I have no reason to dig fingernails or real nails in there.

    As with any holes, lints may collect. (It's not lint in the hole my photo though. It's the reflection!)

    I haven't really looked at that screen protector. Lol... I'll get back to you on that tomorrow.
  18. newtothis1 macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2014
    thanks for the input, that last pic is very nice, Im really diggin the look. dont think the holes would bother me much. looking forward to your impression about the screen protector, thanks again for your responses.
  19. arftech macrumors regular


    Aug 17, 2010
    Decided to return the Tech21 case back to Best Buy and go with the Urban Armor clear case instead.
  20. ssdaytona macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2011
    Is the clear version sticker than the white/orange/black cases? I saw an orange one and the back plastic was hard and slick, not rubbery
  21. newtothis1 macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2014
    ^ yeah im wondering about the clear case too, if anyone has it please post pics.

    im divided on whether to get the orange (parrot5's pics look sooo cool), clear, or black case.

    any word on how the screen protector included with the UAG case is?
  22. titans1127 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 10, 2009
    I'm getting the 6 Plus version of the case in the mail tomorrow and am going to try out the SP tomorrow and will report back.
  23. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

    Rajani Isa

    Jun 8, 2010
    Rogue Valley, Oregon
    Those holes almost look like they're for a wrist strap/lanyard type connection.
  24. parrot5 macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2010

    So I am finally taking a look at the screen protector. The only other one I can compare to is Spigen Crystal.

    1. UAG one is wider overall
    2. Around the home button, the UAG opening is wider
    3. At the top, UAG just has one big rectangular cutout for the front camera, ear speaker, and (I think) the light sensor. Spigen has three separate cutouts for them.
  25. AppleKing786 macrumors member


    Mar 11, 2011
    Ok. so i received my black case for 6+. Still waiting for the actual phone.

    I am impressed with the quality of the case. And i like the size. Seems like it would protect the phone.

    But i am really worried about the case being slippery. So the four grip pieces on the side of the phone are decently grippy. And when you are making a call, your fingers will probably land on this grip pieces so you should be good. But most of the time, i will not be making calls. Navigating apps and different parts of the screen would require holding the phone without the fingers on these grip pieces. The phone otherwise is slippery. Perhaps after the phone's weight added, it would get better.

    But I am really considering returning it and getting another case that has a better grip. Anyone else had experience using the phone with this case?

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