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UAG Civilian series for Apple iPhone 11 Pro: Stylish drop protection for your expensive smartphone

UAG has been making rugged smartphone cases for years, but this season launched its new Civilian series. The iPhone 11 Pro case is attractive while offering solid drop protection for your $1,000 phone.
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By Matthew Miller, Contributor on
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UAG's new Civilian series for the Apple iPhone 11 Pro

UAG recently launched its new Civilian series and as someone who has used Urban Armor Gear cases for years it's refreshing to try out a new style that still offers full MIL-STD 810G 516.6 drop protection.

The Civilian case for the iPhone 11 Pro is available now for $49.95 in three color options: Black, Olive Drab, and Slate. I was sent a Slate color to test out with my Midnight Green iPhone 11 Pro.

In addition to the solid level of drop protection, you will find lightweight construction, cool color options, unique back design, large buttons, raised bezel to protect the display, with full support for wireless charging and Apple Pay.

See also: Apple iPhone 11 Pro review

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New take on the UAG name

The back panel of the UAG Civilian case is fresh and interesting. Drop some vowels and you'll see UAG branding with a new look.

The Slate model is a mix of blue and gray, with a large opening for the triple rear cameras.

See alsoApple iPhone 11 Pro review

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Cameras protected by a raised opening

The large opening around the three rear cameras acts to protect the lenses when you set the phone down on a table. 

The back has some interesting design elements with a smooth surface, angled elements, and matte finish.

See alsoApple iPhone 11 Pro review

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UAG Civilian in hand

The UAG Civilian case adds just a bit of weight and minimal bulk to the iPhone 11 Pro.

See alsoApple iPhone 11 Pro review

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Front of the UAG Civilian in hand

While minimal size and weight is added, a measurable bezel provides solid side and edge protection for the iPhone 11 Pro. The UAG Civilian has some interesting color elements on the front bezel, in addition to what is shown on the interior of the case.

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Raised edges protect the display

The screen is protected from setting down on flat surfaces thanks to the raised edges of the case.

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Large volume buttons and ringer switch opening

There is no problem hitting the volume buttons with the UAG Civilian case around your iPhone 11 Pro.

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Bottom design of the UAG Civilian

The Lightning port, speaker, and mic are open on the UAG Civilian.

See alsoApple iPhone 11 Pro review

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