The LG G4 is one of the best smartphones of 2015. We’ve already told you about the 10 things every LG G4 owner should do and 35+ LG G4 tips & tricks. Now it’s time to talk hardware. The world of accessories is a vast jungle of options. We’ve compiled a list of all the best accessories so you can find exactly what you need.
LG Quick Circle cases
It’s not enough these days to simply make a case for a phone. People expect cases to be smarter and more than just a fashion accessory. The LG Quick Circle cases essentially put a smartwatch interface on a folio case. A round cut-out reveals a clock and small apps that allow you to interact with your G4 without opening the case.
There are two types of Quick Circle cases: wireless charging and snap-on. The Quick Circle Qi replacement cover is the only way to use wireless charging on the G4. It takes the place of your current back cover and adds the Quick Circle flap. The Quick Circle snap-on case simply snaps over the top of your current back cover and doesn’t add wireless charging. For an in-depth look at these cases read our full post.
Olixar FlexiShield Dot
The Flexishield Dot case is a thin silicone-like case. They say it’s flexible like silicone and tougher than a hard plastic case. The dot pattern gives the case a nice grip so you don’t accidentally drop it. [MobileFun]
The DualPro is one of Incipio’s classic cases. It combines a flexible and soft silicone inner core with a hard polycarbonate outer shell. The result is great impact resistance and shock absorption. [Amazon]
Olixar Leather Wallet
A wallet case can kill two birds with one stone. It’s one solution for your phone, credit cards, and ID. The Olixar wallet case has an extra trick up its sleeve. You can fold it to prop up the phone for watching videos. [MobileFun]
Verus Dandy Wallet
The Dandy case is a more premium wallet case. It not only has room for credit cards and ID, but also a slot for storing cash. This wallet case can’t fold into a stand, but it has a magnetic clasp to keep the flap shut. [MobileFun]
The Octane blends soft TPU with hard polycarbonate. The sides of the case are lined with the shock absorbing TPU, while the back of the case is rigid. It’s the perfect combination for protection and a slim profile. [Amazon]
Spigen Thin Fit
If you want protection against bumps and scratches, but don’t want to sacrifice the feel of your device, the Thin Fit case is a good choice. The Thin Fit is a hard case that stays true to its name and only adds a negligible amount of weight for a case-less feeling. [MobileFun]
Spigen Rugged Armor
The Rugged Armor is a flexible TPU case featuring an industrial design. It has a mix of glossy lines and carbon fiber texture, which provide decent protection without being overly bulky. This case is more for a rugged look than rugged protection. [Amazon]
If you’re looking for a durable case that can take a beating the ArmourDillo is a nice choice. It uses the dual-layer system that a lot of tough cases have adopted. The under layer is a flexible silicone for shock absorption, and the outer layer is a hard plastic. The ArmourDillo case also has a bonus flip-out kickstand. [MobileFun]
Note: As mentioned above, in order to use wireless charging with the LG G4 you need a Qi or PMA-enabled case.
Incipio Ghost 100
It’s no secret that we love Incipio products. They make a lot of great high-quality accessories for Android devices, including wireless chargers. The Ghost 100 is very compact and it has an indicator LED light that displays the status. [Amazon]
Incipio Ghost 210
The Ghost 210 has the same features of the Ghost 100, but it’s double the length so you can charge two devices at a time. [Incipio]
The Tylt Vu has long been one of the best wireless chargers on the market. While most wireless chargers are simply flat “pads,” the Vu doubles as a stand. Your phone is propped up at a 45-degree angle while charging. It’s designed so you can place your phone in any position to charge. [Amazon]
Tylt Vu Solo
The Vu Solo is a more traditional charging pad, but it’s much smaller, and it has a neat little trick. Tylt calls it the “Alignment Ledge,” which is essentially a little clip on the cable that you can set so you always put the phone in the perfect spot. [TYLT]
A case is an easy way to customize the exterior of your device, but almost all cases add some bulk. If you’re more worried about looks than protection you should consider a skin. They provide tons of personalization without sacrificing the profile of your device.
dbrand has been making skins for phones longer than most people have had smartphones. They use high-quality materials and offer an unrivaled level of precision. For the LG G4 there are 18 colors/materials to choose from, and you can cover the front, back, and camera if you so choose. [dbrand]
SlickWraps is another long-time phone skin maker. They offer nearly 50 different colors, materials, and designs that you can put on your device. You can do the whole device or choose the front, back, or sides. [SlickWraps]
LG opted to go with Gorilla Glass 3 instead of the newer Gorilla Glass 4 for the display on the G4. It’s still a very durable glass, but it’s not quite as durable as the Samsung Galaxy S6. If you’re worried about scratching the display you might want to consider a screen protector. After using a screen protector for more than a day you’ll forget it’s even there.Spigen Crystal screen protector [Amazon]iCarez Anti-glare screen protector [Amazon]Skinomi TechSkin screen protector [Amazon]Skinomi Tempered Glass protector [Amazon]
Standalone GPS units are a thing of the past. You already have a powerful navigation device in your pocket. The only thing you need to make the perfect travel companion is a car mount. Here are a couple that we really love.
One of our long-time favorites is the Mountek nGroove. Most mounts require sticky pads or suction cups, but the nGroove uses the CD slot. Most people nowadays are streaming music from their phones, so why not put that CD slot to good use? [Amazon]
The Tylt Vu is a great charging stand, but it also comes in a car mount version. The awesome thing about the Vu car mount is it still wirelessly charges your phone while being mounted. Check out our full review. [TYLT]
The LG G4 is a member of a dying breed: phones with microSD card slots. Samsung and HTC have dropped physical storage from their flagship devices (to the dismay of many Android fans), but LG is sticking with what the people want. You can easily upgrade your storage capacity without buying any cloud storage subscriptions and relying on a data connection.
The G4 has a 3.5mm headphones jack just like pretty much every phone on the market for the last 10 years. If you already own a pair of great headphones they will work just fine with the G4. If you don’t have any good headphones we have a couple suggestions.
We like the Brainwavz Delta with Mic. They’re great for all kinds of music and podcasts, come with three sizes of foam tips to match your ear size, include a mic for taking phone calls, and you can usually get them for around $20. A cheaper, but still great, option is the Panasonic RPTCM125A Headphones. They have comfortable ergo fit earbuds and only cost around $10.
You don’t just have to take our word on the best LG G4 accessories. Users in the LG G4 forums over at AndroidForums.com are sharing their own experiences with cases and more. You can hear from more users, just like you, and share your own reviews to help the community. Here are a few threads to get you started:
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