Don't know what a UAG is, didn't come across it when I was shopping for a case. I do know what the OtterBox Commuter is. My father owns one for his iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4. And since I've seen the quality of it, I bought one for my GS3. I'm not even worried when I drop the phone. I use a cheap case for my iPhone 4S so the rare times that it meets the floor, I cringe. Just yesterday, I accidently knocked over my GS3 and it didn't bother me one bit. I knew how much abuse the OtterBox can take, it gave me that peace of mind. As for the looks. I think my phone looks fine, but obviously, you're the one that's going to be living with it, so my opinion on the aesthetics of it really don't matter to you.