Introduction (Does It Do What It Should)
I’ve always loved reviewing UAG products, as they really make a very superior brand of case! I’ve looked into a lot of cases, and UAG is definitely made to be durable. After I got back from CES 2024, I discovered a box of cases for the new Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra waiting for me, and I finally got around to reviewing them.
Our Review of the UAG Protector Shield Plus for the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Okay, I’m going to discuss the only screen protector in this lot, which is the Flex Shield Plus. It is shockproof to protect the display from scratches and cracks, as well as drops.
The Flex Shield Plus is a flexible hybrid polymer material, with ultra-thin construction, and then there is a special oleophobic coating to repel natural skin oils, which can limit fingerprint and smudges as well. There is also some really great precise fit with edge-to-edge coverage.
You should be able to purchase the Flex Shield Plus on the UAG website for a price of $49.95.
Our Review of the UAG Pathfinder Pro for the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Okay, before I talk about the Pathfinder, I should talk about how this, and most of the Galaxy S24 Ultra cases that I reviewed from UAG are compatible with Magnet accessories. I have no idea why this is called Pathfinder, but if you want to take a trip, I would suggest that this would be a case for protection.
After all, the Pathfinder can survive drops of about 18 feet. It is also made of recycled materials with its ultra-lightweight armor shell, an impact-resistant frame, and a hex-pattern core on the inside. Oh, there is also some great TPU bumpers for some corner protection, too.
You should be able to purchase the Pathfinder Pro on the UAG website for about $54.95.
Our Review of the UAG Pathfinder Clear for the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
So, what am I going to talk about with the Pathfinder Clear? Well, it certain is…clear what I should start with. Yes, the thing has a transparent and translucent coating, which is hard as nails.
Yes, it can survive drops of 18 feet, and I am told that is wirelessly charging compatible, but it doesn’t seem to have the built-in magnet. It seems to have everything else such as the ultra-lightweight armor shell, an impact-resistant frame, and a hex-pattern core on the inside. It is also made of 25 percent recycled materials.
If you want to get your hands on the Pathfinder Clear, head over to the UAG website and pay $44.95 for it.
Our Review of the PLYO for the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Like I said in my video review, the PLYO case is incredibly clear. It is so clear that I really had a hard time getting it on video because it is practically invisible.
It seems to be capable of the wireless charging, but no built-in magnet. The PLYO can survive a drop of about 16 feet, probably thanks to its air-soft corners for a cushioning impact.
If you want this, you can head to the UAG website and pay $39.95 for it.
Our Review of the Plasma XTE Pro for Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
So, with the Plasma XTE Pro, I can already tell you what the big kicker is. It is the kickstand, this ring that can fold out, and you can prop up your Galaxy S24 Ultra so you can watch a video in portrait and landscape mode. That, or anything else that you want to use your phone for.
The Plasma XTE has a built-in magnetic module to align perfectly with the device. It also has a very hard shell that can withstand 20 feet of drop. Another feature is the air-soft corners and raised screen surround.
If this unique case is something that you want, you should be able to purchase it on the UAG website for a price of $69.95.
Our Review of the PLYO PRO for Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Unlike the last PLYO that I reviewed, I will say that this PLYO is not so clear it is invisible. It has a built-in magnet that you can see, reminding me of the MagSafe on the newer iPhones.
As far as the other features, the UAG PLYO PRO is tested up to 16 feet. Also, it is very clearly rugged toward anti-yellowing technology. It is air-soft corners for a cushioning impact, so you will have a lot of good protection.
By the way, is the PLYO so named because it is pliable? Because it really isn’t. Yeah, I don’t know why it is called that, and maybe I’ll get the pronunciation right some day.
Our Review of the Civilian for Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
So, this isn’t the first time I have reviewed the Civilian, and I’m guessing that it isn’t the last time. I always say the same thing: why is it called the Civilian, it is made for those that aren’t civilians.
I definitely love the minimalist design, and I like how there is a HyperCush tech there for keeping the S24 Ultra in. It is also made to keep damage out as it has been tested for up to 20 feet, not bad.
If this is something that you want, it can be purchased on the UAG website for about $49.95.
Our Review of the Monarch Pro for MagSafe for Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Okay, the Monarch Pro is most likely the toughest case that will come out of UAG, and it helps that it has Kevlar and multi-layers. It also has a polycarbonate shear plate, and an impact-resistant rubber surround.
It also comes with that magnetic module, which is always a good thing. It also has a traction grip, unusual outer design, and it gives 25 feet of drop protection.
In short, it is a powerhouse of defense against the wears and tears of life, and if you want to get it, go to the UAG Website and pay $99.95 for it.
Our Review of the Metropolis LT for MagSafe for Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
So, here’s the Metropolis LT, named from the town where Superman flies. This has a TPU frame as well as an impact-absorbing inner bumper, which will protect from a lot of stuff.
Oh, it has one of those built-in magnets for some great charging capability. I forgot to mention that the Metropolis LT is made from recycled materials. That is very much not bad at all.
So yes, Superman might be impressed, and it is pretty impressive that it offers 18 feet of drop-protection, and the Metropolis LT has a soft impact-resistant core. You can purchase it on the UAG website for about $64.95.
Our Review of the Monarch Pro for Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
The Monarch Pro is something that we already talked about, and not just with the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. It is all-terrain, rugged protective, with a multi-layer construction of shock-resistant core, signature armor frame, and polycarbonate shear plate, with impact-resistant rubber surround.
There is a built-in magnet that is compatible with magnet accessories, and the Monarch Pro can withstand 25 feet of drop. That is probably better than most of the case that I have talked about, I’m sure.
If you are wanting to get in on the Monarch Pro, head on over to the UAG website and pay $79.95 for it, with this version with the Carbon fiber in black.
Our Review of the Pathfinder SE Pro for Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
Once again, we’re looking at a UAG case also known as the Pathfinder. This one, as you can see, is the Pathfinder SE, which only means that it differs from the Pathfinder with its camo pattern.
In this case, this version of the Pathfinder SE has this kind of pixelated, almost Minecraft-looking pattern on it. If it was more green, then one of those blocky Minecraft characters would surely be holding it.
The Pathfinder SE has a built-in magnet for the charging, and it is made of recycled materials. As for drops, the Pathfinder SE can protect up to 18 feet. If you want it, you can go to the UAG website and pay $59.95 for it.
Our Review of the Plasma for Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra
So yes, this is the Plasma, and it really has that UAG look, doesn’t it? I definitely like its, how shall I say it? How about “dynamic translucent hexagonal design”.
The Plasma series has an enhanced TPU corner protection with an ultra-lightweight impact frame, made to shield a device from accidental drops and unexpected impacts. There is a low perimeter edge for a tactile grip, to insure a more secure handling experience.
The Plasma is good for 16 feet of drop protection, but it is not MagSafe compatible. It is good for wireless charging compatibility and third party wireless chargers. If you want it, head on down to the UAG website and lay down $59.95 for it.
Facts About The Company
Imagine that it is 2012, and the world is about to end because of some Mayan calendar thing. In Orange County, the action sports center of the world, the company of Urban Armor Gear (UAG) figured out that the case market really sucked, so they developed their versions of popular products. Okay, maybe really sucked is not the proper word, but perhaps room for improvement could take place. Honestly, besides Otterbox and other major brands, I think UAG really has what it takes to beat one of the biggest players in the case game.
What Does This Company Make?
If you want cases, UAG literally has you covered. Then there is some straps as well. But it is mostly cases for smartphones and tablets, as well as straps for smart watches.
I think I’m just going to put in links for my other UAG reviews for the past year, and the first of them comes from just a week ago:
Oh, and these are the ones that I reviewed just recently:
Just the Specs, Man
If you’re the type that needs this info, this section is for you!
I’m not going to fill out this section. Click the links above if you want that info.
If there is something on this that I didn’t cover, please let me know.
What Do the Reviews Say?
These products are still pretty new, so I am not seeing many reviews on Amazon. I mentioned that there might be a product flaw that will be hopefully corrected. I believe that UAG has some of the best products out there, so they have my high regards.
Okay, Get To The Unboxing Already!
Okay, I Like It, Just Give Me The Link So I Can Buy It Already!
I used to put links to Amazon here, but I’m wondering if I am going to do that anymore. I put the links to the UAG site in the Intro section, and I might do that from now on.
Maybe I Want It, But Is There Anything Else Like It? Maybe For A Lower Price? Please?
Since the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is still really new, I don’t have much to fit here. I suppose you could go with Otterbox, but their cases are pretty up there in price. I would have to say UAG is up there in price, but not to far. I mean, you have to pay for protection.
I actually have another review coming up of some UAG cases, and it will post soon, if it hasn’t already. I think I will always have cases like this to review as long as we have smartphones and tablets.