15 Great Galaxy Nexus Cases

The Galaxy Nexus for Verizon has finally arrived, and with the launch come a number of great Galaxy Nexus cases. These Galaxy Nexus cases are designed to work on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, but may also fit the GSM version.

While your local Verizon store only has a few Galaxy Nexus cases, I’ve crawled the web to find the best collection of Nexus cases from top case makers. Wether you need tough protection or a fashion accessory, you should find a case that fits your needs and your Galaxy Nexus below.

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Read: Galaxy Nexus Review – Editor’s Choice

Because most users will need the extended battery, we’ve searched for user reviews to find out which cases will fit the Verizon Galaxy Nexus with the extended battery. The good news is that the extended battery adds very little bulk, so most Galaxy Nexus cases will fit over it. If the status is unconfirmed, you may want to order from a place with a good return policy.

CaseMate Galaxy Nexus Barely There Case – $20

Extended Battery – YES

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Casemate Barely There Galaxy Nexus Case

Casemate Barely There Galaxy Nexus Case

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The CaseMate Galaxy Nexus Barely There case offers protection from scratches and small drops without adding a lot of bulk to your device. This is a snap on case, which will add protection to your device, but the top and the bottom of the case does not offer a lot of protection. This case comes in black and in a bright pink.

CaseMate Galaxy Nexus Tough Case – $35

Extended Battery – Unconfirmed

CaseMate Galaxy Nexus Tough Case

CaseMate Galaxy Nexus Tough Case - Rugged Protection

In addition to the slim case above, the CaseMate Galaxy Nexus Tough Case is available. This case brings rugged protection to the case with form-fitting silicon protection, bolstered with a hard plastic shell. You can get this rugged Galaxy Nexus case in black and bright pink.

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CaseMate Galaxy Nexus Pop! Case – $35

Extended Battery – Unconfirmed

CaseMate Galaxy Nexus Pop! Case

CaseMate Galaxy Nexus Pop! Case - With Rubber Grip

The CaseMate Galaxy Nexus Pop! cases offer a plastic hardshell with rubber grips along both sides to help you keep your Galaxy Nexus in your hands. The case provides cutouts to all the important ports and adds additional protection to the front, to keep your display from scratching if set facedown on a table. The Galaxy Nexus Pop! cases are available in white and pink.

Incipio Galaxy Nexus Sylicrylic – $30

Extended Battery – YES (small gaps on sides)

Incipio Syrlicrylic Galaxy Nexus Case

Incipio Syrlicrylic Galaxy Nexus Case - Hard Shell, Silicone Core

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The Incipio Galaxy Nexus Sylicrylic case is a hard case that comes in a variety of colors and includes a screen protector. Thanks to the silicone core and hardened outer cover, you get more protection than a standard silicone only case. Available in four colors, this is a nice case option that will fit the Galaxy Nexus with an extended battery.

Incipio Galaxy Nexus Feather Case – $25

Extended Battery – Unconfirmed

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Incipio Galaxy Nexus Feather Case

Incipio Galaxy Nexus Feather Case - Hard Shell, Thin Case.

If you want a slimmer profile, check out the Incipio Galaxy Nexus Feather Case which has a 1.5mm thickness. This hardshell case comes in 3 colors, pink, grey and black. You also get a screen protector and full access to the important ports and buttons.

OtterBox Defender for Galaxy Nexus – $50

Extended Battery – YES

Otterbox Defender for Galaxy Nexus

OtterBox Defender for Galaxy Nexus -- Rugged Protection

When it comes to protection, it is hard to beat the OtterBox Defender Galaxy Nexus case. This two piece case includes silicon and hardened plastic to keep your Galaxy Nexus safe from shocks and drops. It also includes a holster to attach to your belt, pocket or bag. You can find this one online or at most Verizon retailers. You also get a screen protector.

OtterBox Commuter for Galaxy Nexus – $35

Extended Battery – Unconfirmed

OtterBox Commuter Case for Galaxy Nexus

OtterBox Commuter Case for Galaxy Nexus - Semi Rugged Protection

If you don’t need as much protection as the Defender, the OtterBox Commuter case for the Galaxy Nexus will still give you a decent amount of protection, but offers a slimmer fit.  This OtterBox case is more aimed at average users that want extra protection, over construction or outdoor workers. You get a screen protector as well.

Seido Surface for Galaxy Nexus – $30

Extended Battery – Unconfirmed

Seido Surface for Galaxy Nexus

Seido Surface for Galaxy Nexus -- Case and Holster

Seido is known for making great cases, and the Seido Surface and Surface Combo cases for the Galaxy Nexus look to be more of the same. The Surface cases fit both the International and Verizon 4G LTE versions of the Galaxy Nexus, and come in black and amethyst. For $30 you get a snap together case that protects your Galaxy Nexus, and for $20 more you can get the combo which includes a compatible Surface holster.

Body Glove Icon Galaxy Nexus Case – $20

Extended Battery – Unconfirmed

Body Glove iCon Galaxy Nexus Case

Body Glove Icon Galaxy Nexus Case

The Body Glove Icon case for the Galaxy Nexus is a hard case with a soft touch finish. This case slides on to your Galaxy Nexus and comes in two colors. This simple case offers access to all the ports and buttons you need, so you can leave the case on your Galaxy Nexus all the time.

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Shell and Holster – $30

External Battery – NO

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Shell and Holster

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Case with a Kickstand

If you miss the kickstand from your previous phone, the Verizon Galaxy Nexus Shell and Holster adds it back and includes a holster that protects the front of your device. Unfortunately this case doesn’t appear to work with the extended battery according to early users, so try before you buy.

Verizon Silicon Cover – $20

External Battery – Unconfirmed

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Silicon Case

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Silicon Case

Verizon offers a small silicon case that covers the Galaxy Nexus in black, purple and blue. There is also a matte black option. These cases are simple, but offer an additional layer of protection for users who are prone to drop their phones. available online and at most Verizon retailers.

RocketFish Galaxy Nexus Case – $25

External Battery – YES

Rocketfish galaxy Nexus Case

Available only at Best Buy in store, the RocketFish Galaxy Nexus case is a snap on case that offers a matte black finish and works with the extended battery in place. Note that there appears to be some manufacturing differences so some cases fit the extended battery better than others so you will have to head in store to purchase your case. Check out XDA for a few user images of the RocketFish Galaxy Nexus case.

Diztronic Matte Black Galaxy Nexus Case – $10

External Battery – YES

Diztronic Matte Black Galaxy Nexus Case

An Affordable Galaxy Nexus Case

At $10 it’s hard to argue with this the Diztronic Galaxy Nexus case. This case offers side and rear protection, and includes a screen protector. If you only need a case for special trips, or want to get one to hold you over until you find one you like, the Diztronic Galaxy Nexus case is a good option.

Cruzer Lite Galaxy Nexus Case – $10

External Battery – YES

 

Cruzer Lite Galaxy Nexus Case

Cruzer Lite Galaxy Nexus Case - Show Your Android Love

If you want to show off your love for Android and protect your phone, the Cruzer Lite Androidified Galaxy Nexus case is your top pick. This Galaxy Nexus case fits the Verizon version and the international version and offers an Android logo print on the exterior of the case. Not for everyone, but I’m sure we have an Android fan or two around.

Skinomi Carbon Fiber Skin for Galaxy Nexus – $20

External Battery – Unconfirmed (Likely)

Skinomi Carbon Fiber Galaxy Nexus Skin

Add a Carbon Fiber Skin to Your Galaxy Nexus

If you want to spruce up the back of your Galaxy Nexus without adding bulk, the Skinomi Carbon Fiber Galaxy Nexus skin should do just that. We expect to see options from Gelaskins, BodyGuardz and DecalGirl in the near future, but if you cannot wait, this option looks like it will work. I am guessing it will fit the Extended battery cover as well. The kit includes a screen protector.