Best Nexus 4 Cases

The Nexus 4 is the best looking Nexus yet, but the glass back means many owners are looking fo tthe best Nexus 4 case to keep it safe from drops and other damage.

Nexus 4 case selection is small, which is expected considering the Nexus 4 launched in mid-November and is tough to find for the next few weeks, but we’ve found a handful of the best Nexus 4 cases available or n the way.

In addition to the Nexus 4 bumper, which is out of stock, Nexus 4 owners can protect the Nexus 4 with one of these affordable options.

Read:  7 Reasons the Nexus 4 is Better Than the iPhone 5

The Nexus 4 is a tough phone thanks to Gorilla Glass 2, but it isn’t going to survive drops as well as if it was in a case. The video below shows what can happen when the Nexus 4 hits a hard surface.


There are also reports of the glass back of the Nexus 4 cracking when due to drops or temperature changes.  In short, a Nexus 4 case or bumper is a good idea for many owners.

Read: Galaxy Note 2 vs. Nexus 4 vs. iPhone 5 Size Comparison

So far there is no Nexus 4 OtterBox case, or similarly rugged solution, but the company is judging the demand and could release one in the future. You can tell Otterbox you want a Nexus 4 case on Twitter.

Stay tuned as we’ll update this list of Nexus 4 cases as more become available.


Nexus 4 Bumper Case

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Nexus 4 Bumper Case

The Nexus 4 Bumper is the official case from Google. This slim case protects the sides of the Nexus 4 and offers a ledge that protects front and back of the Nexus 4.

Like the iPhone bumper this is a minimal piece of protection. The Nexus 4 Bumper case is lightweight at 20 grams and adds minimal thickness to the Nexus 4. It also maintains the look of the edges.

Because the back is open the Nexus 4 wireless charging should work without taking the case off. The Nexus 4 bumper case is sold out online at this time.

$19.99 at Google Play

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  1. test isn’t useful, you need to actually perform this test more than once. But of course marketing stunts like this aren’t really here to provide real test data.

    • and by more than once, I mean in the hundreds possibly even a thousand times.

      At which point I think you’ll find that anything with glass receiving high impact on its corner will not look pretty.

  2. seems like everytest the google devices hit the ground on the corners while the apple products didnt. have seen iphone 4s smashed quite a bit but the 5 does seem a lot stronger but prone to scratches. still prefer google to apple because of price and apple ui is old.

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