The OtterBox Symmetry is one of the company’s thinner, more lightweight cases, but it still provides a ton of protection for your device. This time we’re taking a look at the Symmetry case for the LG G6. We’ve already had a look at their case for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. It’s largely the same, but the LG G6 model looks slightly different (due to the camera setup and fingerprint sensor) and is also available in more colors. The OtterBox Symmetry case is available for $49.95, but the big question here is whether or not it’s worth that money.
The LG G6 is already a pretty durable device. LG has made a pretty big deal about the device being pretty durable, even down to the display, where the corners are rounded so when the phone is dropped, the corners get a bit more protection (that’s usually where phones land when they are dropped). Now the Symmetry Case adds a bit more protection to the LG G6. As soon as you take it out of the package, you’ll notice that it is indeed a thick case.
It’s somewhat similar to the Incipio DualPro (one of our favorites), in that it is a two-layer case. There’s a TPU layer that goes against the LG G6, and this is to protect the device.
Then there is a hard outer layer that also protects the LG G6. Our particular model here is shiny clear, which looks rather interesting on the blue LG G6.
As with the other OtterBox cases for the LG G6, the Symmetry case does also have a triangle cutout on the back, for the dual cameras as well as the fingerprint sensor. This makes it easier to use the fingerprint sensor, as the case doesn’t actually get in the way. The edges around this cut out are chamfered a bit and this serves two purposes.
One is to keep the case out of the way of the wide angle camera, and the other is to protect as much of that area as possible. On the back you’ll also see the OtterBox logo at the bottom, which looks pretty nice and out of the way. On the bottom you’ll find cut outs for the USB-C connector, speaker and a microphone.
With the top having cut outs for the 3.5mm headphone jack and another microphone. There are no cut outs for the volume rocker, but they are indented a bit. Making it easier to find where the volume rocker is, and use it.
The biggest reason for most people to put a case on their device is to add some grip to their device. Seeing as most smartphones are made of metal and glass these days, they are pretty slippery. And the last thing anyone wants is for their brand new ($600+) smartphone to slide out of their hand and end up on the ground.
And the Symmetry case does add plenty of grip to the back of the device. Also by making the LG G6 a bit bigger and bulky, it makes it easier to hold onto.
Now the front of the Symmetry case does cover the display, but not so much that it obstructs your view of the display. It covers it enough to protect the display if it gets dropped. So you won’t need to worry about it getting damaged.
As mentioned already, OtterBox sells the Symmetry case for the LG G6 for $49.95. It’s available on their own website as well as through Amazon. It’s only available in black or “Saltwater Taffy” (aka the pink color). Both are good choices, although it would be nice to see a few other colors available.