The iPhone 6 Plus poses an interesting issue with regards to cases as with the increase in size and weight, adding additional protection can cause the phone to be too bulky. On paper, the Incipio NGP appears to provide impact protection while not adding much in terms of bulk and size. Does it live up to the specifications? Find out in the full review after the break!
The Incipio NGP for the iPhone 6 Plus feels as though it’s made out of a soft shell polymer material. Soft shell cases usually possess issues with shape retention, as over time they tend to stretch out or lose their fit over time (especially when removing the case more frequently). Luckily, in our experience, the Incipio NGP’s polymer material is quite resistant to stretching and wear. Even with multiple case swaps and removals, the Incipio NGP retains its basic shape and does not suffer from sagging over time.
Installation of the Incipio NGP is definitely easier than those of slider type cases or snap on type cases. Removal of the Incipio NGP was easy and did not pose any issues (again a huge plus to soft shell or silicone type cases).
The Incipio NGP for the iPhone 6 Plus also offers the lay on the table design of most cases in its class, as well as protection for the now infamous protruding camera lens. The iPhone 6 Plus can be laid on a flat surface without any fears of scratching the camera lens or having to deal with that annoying wobble. No camera issues were seen while using the case either (with or without flash).
Alignment and quality was not an issue with the Incipio NGP. All the ports and openings of the Incipio NGP were aligned well around the iPhone 6 Plus. When closely examining the material and build quality of the Incipio NGP, there was no noticeable leftover manufacturing material and zero rough edges.
The Incipio NGP for the iPhone 6 Plus does have a non-glossy soft shell texture however it did not have the more rubberized grip of other cases with a “matte” finish. This provides a plus in cases where the annoying lint monster can wreak havoc once removed from pockets however we did feel that the grip was a tad lacking. It’s definitely better than going without a case, but it’s always a fine line balancing grip versus lint attraction.
Overall, the Incipio NGP for the iPhone 6 Plus will offer consumers the ability to have impact protection for their iPhone 6 Plus, while not increasing size and bulk considerably. If you’re looking for an extremely light weight and impact protective case for your newly minted iPhone 6 Plus, you cannot go wrong with the Incipio NGP.