The LG G5 might not be up to the same standards as the Galaxy S7 in terms of processing power and battery life, but it’s got a few special features that put it in a whole category of its own – namely its modular design. With a removable bottom bezel that allows you to switch out accessories (including a swappable 2800 mAh battery) the G5 presents a unique problem when it comes to protection. Unlike most phones that remain in one piece for most of their lifetime, LG’s flagship will be coming a part any time you want to add modules. Constantly under wear and tear, this swappable piece of technology is a magnet for damages, yet the typical means of protection just won’t do. Hard cover cases inhibit the modular design, making the only viable way to defend against damage is with a 3M vinyl skin.
Thin, durable, and flexible, it can seem like the 3M vinyl was made with the G5 in mind. LG G5 skins come in 4 distinct pieces that are designed and cut with precision to match the smartphone down to the micro-millimetre, including the removal bottom bezel. Also known as a chin, this piece of the phone fits tightly within the device and a large case or inexpertly designed skin could inhibit its function. In order to be able to swap out batteries and the LG Cam Plus camera grip, the vinyl has to sit flush against the body of the phone.
In certain cases, LG G5 skins are engineered to work with the modular design of the smartphone. The designers at dbrand guarantee all of their skins add as little as 0.23 millimetres to the device. Thin enough to complement the swappable bezel, it also won’t interfere with the unlocking button or the fingerprint scanner. To see how close a fit these skins can afford, stop by dbrand.com/shop/lg-g5-skins. Their build-a-skin feature will show you how each individual piece will sit on the device, proving it’s a fit made to measure.
3M vinyl isn’t the material of choice just because of its superior fit. This particular material stands up well against the typical wear and tear that can scuff, scratch, and gouge the smartphone. The risk of these cosmetic damages increase every time you swap out accessories, with the potential for even greater damage should you drop the pieces as you apply a new module. But a vinyl skin absorbs these scratches in lieu of the phone’s aluminum chassis, and it provides additional grip, so you’ll keep it in your hands during each swap out.
You can also find LG G5 skins that are totally customizable. From designs of metallic, leather, wood, and carbon fibre to true colours in every choice of red, blue, orange, and yellow. The 4 pieces of the skin can take on a different colour or texture, so play around with your options until you arrive at a design scheme that reflects your personal style. There’s no better way to protect your device. Personalized from its precision cut to its cool style, it’s the only way to make sure the G5 lasts through every swap.