Best Cases for Nexus 5X

If you're after a quality case for your Nexus 5X that will handle the occasional drop and shield against device wear, you've come to the right place. Whether you need heavy duty protection that can take a beating or just a simple slim cover that adds extra grip without bulking up your Nexus 5X, choices are available. There are quite a number of great options available to browse between, and we took some time to break down the best ones.

So, which ones made the list? Let's take a look now.

TUDIA TPU Bumper Case

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Tudia TPU

Tudia's TPU bumper case offers a thin layer of protection to the Nexus 5X and is perfect for those who don't really prefer cases. It won't make your phone big and bulky, nor will it make it harder to hold. It offers quick and easy access to all the ports, and the slightly raised lip on the front allows you to place the phone screen down and not worry about the surface scratching it.

Coming in at just under $10 at Amazon, you really can't go wrong with having one of these around. It is available in a variety of colors, so check it out and see which one is best for you.

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Verus High Pro Shield

Verus Nexus 5X

If you want a protective case that doesn't look like a standard protective case, this one from Verus may be the option for you. The case offers military grade protection without the bulk and ugliness of what you would expect from it. With its snug fit you will have quick and easy access to all ports, and still remain protected if your phone happens to slip out of your hands and fall on the ground.

You can pick one up in silver, red, black, or blue for just over $15 at Amazon, which is quite a deal.

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Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro

Supcase Unicorn

The Unicorn Beetle Pro is no stranger to the case market and it's making a return for the new Nexus 5X. This crafty case rocks a design that's hard not to love, featuring a fused hybrid build using both TPU and polycarbonate materials. The bumper has cutouts for the ports of the Nexus 5X while the side buttons are raised for a more comfortable press.

Take your pick of black, blue, or frost for only $7, which is quite a steal for how much protection you are getting here. If you are looking for protective without the huge bulk, this may be the best option for you.

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Spigen Air Cushion Crystal Case

Spigen Air Cushion

For a completely clear look, the Spigen Air Cushion Crystal Case for Nexus 5X is slim and see-through, allowing your phone to truly shine while staying protected from impacts. The back shell is made of a durable polycarbonate, but the bumper is a transparent TPU that has embossed side buttons with cutouts for the ports. If you want to connect a lanyard, there's a small opening on the left corner.

Don't hide your color choice behind an ugly case to just to keep it protected. Spigen's Air Cushio case offers great protection without getting in the way of showing off your phone, and all for just around $15.

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Cruzerlite Bugdroid TPU

Cruzerlite has been making its Bugdroid cases for a number of years now, and many people seem to like them. The case is just a pretty simple TPU case that offers a bit of protection without any bulk, but the big thing here is the design. On the back you've got the Android figurine with a bunch of lines running around it in a unique and fun pattern. You can easily access all your ports, and installing or removing it takes just a few seconds.

This case is available in a variety of colors to fit your personal style, and at just under $10 each you may want to pick up a few for your collection.

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What's your favorite?

Have you already decided on what case you're slapping on your new Nexus 5X? Maybe one from our list sparks your interest — either way, sound off in the comments and share what cases and covers you're looking into to shield your device from damage. Folks in the forums have already started sharing their favorite cases, so feel free to join the discussion and get additional feedback.

Jared DiPane
Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.