LG Google Nexus 5: 11 Best Cases And Covers For Maximum Protection Price Ranges From $7.99 To $49.99

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By Ryan Inoyori | December 17, 2013 2:54 PM EST

LG Nexus 5 starts at $349 contract-free that can save you some cash compared to $500 to $600 value of Galaxy S4 or iPhone 5S. If you want to buy casings or covers for Nexus 5, here is the list of the best cases for the latest Nexus smartphone.

Quick Cover

LG designed a Quick Cover for Nexus with sleek and thin design that protects the display screen for optimal protection. It is quite expensive compared to other similar offers but LG made this accessory with cut-outs for the hardware buttons and unibody for wireless charging.

Bumper Case

Google designed a bumper case for Nexus 5 being sold at the Play Store. It is thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) or a mixture of hard plastic and soft silicone that is extremely thin and lightweight. The bumper case also aligns perfectly with the camera at the back and comes in black, red, yellow and gray.

Diztronic Matte Black TPU

If you want something cheaper than the first two covers, try the Diztronic Matte TPU case with power and volume buttons perfect cut-outs. It also has the speaker grills cut-out and protects the camera lens scratches due to its thicker size. Moreover, Diztronic matte doesn't attract fingerprints.

Ringke Fusion

It is a hybrid case with TPU rubber at the sides for durability and hard plastic to protect the rear area. Unlike most hybrids, Ringke Fusion features a clear back to show the Nexus logo.

Ringke Slim

If you want minimalistic design for Nexus 5, check the Ringke Slim which doesn't fully wrap the smartphone leaving the top and bottom exposed. However, Ringke Slim won't protect the device if you dropped it on the wrong side.

Spigen Slim Armour

Another popular option is the Spigen Slim that features dual layer protection via custom fit TPU protective case which absorbs shock. Spigen Slim Armour is thin in the middle back, lightweight and durable.

Spigen Neo Hybrid Case

If you like Spigen and want more protection, Neo Hybrid may actually offer you that. It features the same dual protection provided by Slim Armour with extra bumper style polycarbonate shell for the edges to bring additional shock absorption.

Spigen Ultra Hybrid

Spigen Ultra Hybrid combines dual layer protection, durable edge durability and clear back design for Nexus 5. It is very durable and focuses on protection but bulky and more expensive than other Spigen offers.

Caseology Slim Fit

Get slim fit casing with almost 15 different colour designs available for your Nexus 5. Caseology Slim Fit features perfect grip design, no fingerprints and faux-leather design option. But the case flawed on the button cut-outs that can be difficult to press keys at times.

Ballistic Shell Gel

For industrial type designed to keep Nexus 5 on accident prone areas or owners, Ballistic Shell Gel may be the one you should look for. It has three protective layers: TPU shelling, get corners for protected edges and polycarbonate shell on the back. It comes in three colors and thicker than others.

I-Blason Dual Layer with Kick Stand

Let's talk about full industrial design and ultimate protection against drops and shocks with I-Blason Dual Layer Holster Case. It features dual-layer protection, double silicon inner later and lightweight polycarbonate shell that overall looks like a radio than a smartphone. But the accessory offers a kickstand for easy movie watching or standalone music playing.

Casings and covers are necessary to protect Nexus 5 from scratches and damages in every task but be reminded that you should also check if these things may cause overheating problems as heat may be trapped during heavy use or recharging time.

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