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Best Nexus 5 cases: the top 5 for your money

Authored by: Scott Adam Gordon — 2 months ago

The Nexus 5 is one of the best loved phones on Android, but some people think they're too cool to keep it protected. If there's one thing we know about the Nexus 5 now that we didn't when we first reviewed it, it's that the screen is prone to breakage. Very prone. With that in mind, here's our list of the best Nexus 5 cases. 

Overall best case for the Nexus 5

Spigen has a wealth of Nexus 5 cases which are both suave and sturdy. With see-through, scratch-proof and matte black finishes, these Nexus cases are high-quality cases from a reputable brand. 

The prices vary between 14.99 USD and 24.99 USD, but they offer everything you could ask without taking anything away from the true Nexus 5 design. Not to be overlooked. 

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Spigen's Nexus 5 case does everything a good case should. / © Spigen

Best Nexus 5 budget case

If you want some added protection but don't want to pay too much, then this crystal clear case from Ringke FUSION might just be what you need. This one will set you back just 9.99 USD from Amazon and it will keep your beauty intact without making it look like it's wrapped in bubble wrap.

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The Nexus 5 Ringke FUSION case is great for those on a tight budget / © ANDROIDPIT

Best Nexus 5 case for battery life

The Nexus 5 battery life was never pretty, and it's probably even worse now you have loaded it with apps and widgets. To help with this, ZeroLemon has a rugged solution with which adds an extra 3,500 mAh battery to your Nexus 5. It's not the cheapest option, but for around 42.99 USD you can add plenty of juice to your Nexus 5 and keep it protected from falls. 

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ZeroLemon are known for making quality mobile battery products. / © ZeroLemon

Best Nexus 5 wallet-style case

If you're looking for a case that's a little smarter, Snugg's leather wallet case for the Nexus 5 is one of the best. It houses some useful card sleeves and supports the Nexus 5 neatly in its rigid PC shell. What's more, it can folded into a stand and placed on a flat surface for a greater media viewing experience.

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Snugg's Nexus 5 case means business / © Snugg

Best Nexus 5 flip cover case


For the best Nexus 5 flip cover case, look no further than the Goospery TPU bumper jelly case. It might not have the best build quality, but it will protect your phone from most falls, and the square hole cut out of the front is great for checking the time on your phone or getting quick access to apps. 

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Goospery's Nexus 5 case is a solid option. / © Goospery

What do you think is the best Nexus 5 case? Let us know in the comments below.

Originally from the UK, Scott graduated in Popular Music Studies at Newcastle University and attributes most of his success there to his beloved Samsung Galaxy S2. A dedicated Android fan, Scott has never owned an Apple device, of any kind, and doesn't see this changing anytime soon.

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  • In order to protect beautiful and high functional smartphone, a lot of accessories can play the role. Nexus 5 cases are one of the best solutions to insure phone protection against many daily threats as shocks or accidental falls.

  • Philip 10 months ago Link to comment

    I own the google bumper case and I am rather disappointed with it. The nice mat coating tend to peel of with time and doesn't look very nice. Considering the price it costs I would expected to last longer than a couple of weeks. Would not buy again.

  • Oinq 10 months ago Link to comment

    And what about the Ballistic case? It might be pricey but for me it's the one that offers best protection!

  • Does the aluminium one block signals?

  • Leonardo 10 months ago Link to comment

    I am now rocking the google bumper case...but I like that crystal clear one, will definitely give a try...thanks for sharing these.

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