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.
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.
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
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