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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4 Comments

  1. airtonix

    02/05/2013 at 7:27 am

    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.

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    • airtonix

      02/05/2013 at 7:30 am

      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.

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  2. cokey

    02/09/2013 at 1:37 pm

    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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  3. H.P.

    03/29/2013 at 2:32 pm

    Ballistic has a phenomenal case for the N4 that looks every bit as tough as an Otterbox.

    Reply

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