Urban Armor Gear’s Folio ($40) case for iPhone 6 Plus comes in two colors, red and black, which are sold as two separate models called Rogue Folio and Scout Folio. Unlike most wallet folio-style cases, UAG’s Folio offers a hefty amount of protection — the case meets military drop test standards. UAG’s Folio also offers button coverage, and a significant lip on the case provides screen protection even when the folio’s cover is off. Inside the folio cover is a slot that can hold three credit cards. The folio cover uses a magnetic strip to remain closed, which works well. Though we only reviewed the iPhone 6 Plus version of the case, it’s worth noting the Folio is also available for iPhone 6 at the same price.
We’re generally not big fans of folio cases in general, especially for iPhones, but UAG definitely applied some thought here, from the microfiber backing on the inner card flap to the simple magnetic strip used to secure the lid. Folio does add some bulk with its tough rubber shell, but not as much as you might expect considering the overall protection. Button coverage is appropriately clicky and responsive. We also appreciate that the wallet offers room for more than two cards — three can fit comfortably, and you might even be able to fit a fourth card in the slot, too.
Urban Armor Gear’s Folio case is a rarity: a useful wallet folio that also offers a significant degree of protection. Like other UAG cases, the design is bold. The black Scout Folio is a little less eye-catching than the red Rogue Folio, but a better pick if you’re looking for something stealthier. Although the case does suffer from some typical folio issues — you still have to hold the flap to the back of the case while using the phone, and taking pictures is awkward — Urban Armor Gear has done a better job than most within the limits of the design. Folio definitely deserves a look for iPhone 6 Plus users interested in a wallet folio-style case, and it earns our general recommendation.
Company and Price
Company: Urban Armor Gear
Compatible: iPhone 6 Plus