Urban Armor Gear Monarch Case Review (iPhone 7 Plus)

Are you looking for a rugged case to give your new iPhone some real protection? The Monarch case from Urban Armor Gear (UAG) could be just what you need.

Some smartphone cases barely last a year, but that is not likely with the Monarch. UAG gives this case a 10-year warranty! The construction is solid, using five layers of protection to keep your phone safe. UAG’s drop test rating is two times the military standard. Essentially, they dropped a phone in this case 52 times from 4 feet up, and the phone took absolutely no damage. Certainly enough protection to give you peace of mind.

Yet even with all of that, the case is still lightweight. The rubber around the edges makes it easy to grip, too. The volume and power buttons are covered, yet they are very responsive. In addition, the mute switch and speaker ports are large enough for easy access. Aside from offering drop protection, the edges extend out about one millimeter, so you can set your phone down on the desk or table without worrying about scratching the screen. In addition, although this case is designed for the iPhone 7 Plus, the camera opening is large enough to allow this case to be used with the iPhone 6s Plus and 6 Plus as well.

We really liked the Monarch’s rugged military design. It feels great to hold, and it’s secure in your hand. With this case you’ll be confident enough to pull out your phone anywhere without worrying about dropping it.


If you want extra protection without adding a lot weight, the UAG Monarch case is perfect. You can order direct from UAG for $60.

The Good: Great protection without the weight

The Bad: Not a thing

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