Although I personally prefer lighter cases, I still like the Plasma Series design. A lot of other protection-orientated cases have huge bezels that stick out with logos and extra decorations. This makes the case look far too bulky and distracting. UAG struck a good balance with its Plasma Series cases: the bezels are high enough to provide decent protection, yet smooth enough to look minimalist. I could hardly notice it from the front, since the bezel’s uniform black color just blended in with the iPhone itself. However, the case on backside definitely looked heavy-duty. The translucent lime hex-pattern fit nicely with the sturdy black outline. This is great for people who want a case that looks futuristic and high-tech. The only thing I didn’t like was the fake, rubber screw-heads on the back. Some people may prefer them as decoration, but I just think it looks unnecessary.
I have no complaints on the usability. the case was easy to take out of my pocket and comfortable to hold. The Plasma Series cases include oversized tactile buttons, which makes it easy and satisfying to press the iPhone power and volume buttons. The cutouts were large, and should fit any cables that you put through them.
Urban Armor Gear advertises the “MIL STD 810G-516.6” standard, which means that this case should handle military-grade shock tests. A lot of case producers claim this, but since no central organization actually certifies this standard, it’s hard to definitely prove that many cases are truly have “military-grade protection.” Nevertheless, the Plasma Series case feels extremely durable, and will definitely protect against scratches and drops.
Urban Armor Gear Plasma Series iPhone 10 Case – Lightweight
Conclusion (tl;dr): In summary, the Plasma Series case offers decent protection, while remaining very lightweight and usable. The translucent lime hex-pattern will definitely appeal to people who want a case that looks rugged and high-tech.
- Good protection
- Bezels aren’t excessively bulky
- Buttons are easy to press
- Easy to remove and put on
- Design on the back is somewhat tacky (fake rubber screw-heads)