Best Nexus 5 cases and covers

Best Nexus 5 cases and covers
Case manufacturers didn't wait for the official Nexus 5 announcement to pull the trigger on their tailored covers, inducing hilariously snarky comments over at the Amazon review crowd.

Now that the handset is in the shops, with one of the best value-for-money propositions in the Android world, we are rounding up some of the more notable cases and covers for its protection, aesthetics, handling enhancements, or just plain old showing off. 

Take a peak at what's currently poised to hit the market for your Nexus 5 in the slideshow below. We'll be updating the list periodically as currently many big names are still dragging their feet with their Nexus 5-tailored wrappers, but an influx of more cases shouldn't be far behind amidst a global rollout.

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Nexus 5
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(17h talk time)



1. karim77

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Well,#7 is really uglyyyyyyyyyyy

13. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

You're right #7 is hideous

21. poolpog

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

awful. i actually signed up for a phonearena site account just so i could agree with you

2. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Ive got SPIGEN armor (Image #3) champagne gold for my nexus 5.

14. HTCFreak

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 17, 2010

Looks goooood!

26. vatsal93

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 29, 2013

does it come with a screen protector??

3. in_core

Posts: 80; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

There is another good one. Spigen Ultra Hybrid i think. its really good

16. vincelongman

Posts: 5717; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I can't decide between the Rearth Nexus 5 Ringke Fusion and Spigen Ultra Hybrid

19. in_core

Posts: 80; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

same here. I think i will go with the Spigen one cuz it looks much better. It also gives a Screen protector and 2 back cover pics for free. And both of them costs the same

4. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Um...your forgetting one of the best case manufacturers which is Diztronic. Right know I am using a Diztronic matte black tpu case for my Nexus 5 and it's an awesome case.

5. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Here's a link to the case:​x&cPath=46_99

6. Big.Dad.E

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

I like #3 and #4. I'm favoring #4.

7. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

I like #1 #2 and #4

8. puckhead

Posts: 81; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

I have the Cruzalite case with the android pic on the back. Its a fantastic case for the price

9. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

#3 & #4 are futuristic.

10. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I already have 2 spigen cases and one cruzerlite. I'll still test the official bumper and the new wireless charger before I stick to one case though.

11. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Wow that's a lot of cases, after getting an official bumper what are you into cases about $80? Not giving you crap; I'm just curious.

17. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

He probably gets bored fast of his phone's exterior look (like my girlfriend - geez), or he buys a lot and then returns the ones he didn't like, which seems to be the most obvious to me.

18. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I spend a lot of money on mobile products. Too much actually. But in this case I will return or sell the ones I don't like.

25. vatsal93

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 29, 2013

do the spigen cases come with screen protectors??

12. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

#10: lose all at once :D

15. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

I just ordered #8 off eBay for $12.

20. jasonsiva

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 08, 2013

I went for a sonivo fusion case from amazon! Cheaper and they actually have stock unlike a lot of the spiegen ones. Slim, protective and shows of the back of the nexus 5. Can't complain.

22. xoxoGeorges

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Those Cruzerlite cases look incredibly tacky...

23. donnaevans

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

cases are just to bulky..I'd much rather protect my screen and get a GEARMAXX screen protector which sells on ebay for cheap but they're high quality and durable!

24. cmykevin

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 22, 2013

Is there anyone producing colored housings for this? I was looking forward to a moto maker type experience on Google phones going forward but that's not the case. If a 3rd party made colored battery covers I'd jump on the Nexus 5 asap.

27. Sallarmoth

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Ordered the brown leather woolnut nexus 5 cover. Hoping it is as slim as it looks. I'll post once I get it. link:

28. sandman

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

The BEST one isn't even on here. RipperCase Nexus 5 accessory pack on amazon all the way...

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