The original Nexus 5 is still looked upon by many as the best Nexus phone of all time, balancing specs with price to provide a memorable experience. This time around, Google has given the world two Nexus devices, the Huawei-made Nexus 6p and the LG-made Nexus 5x. It remains unseen whether or not the Nexus 5’s long-overdo successor will end up having the same long-term impact as the original, but there’s a lot to love about the Nexus 5x.

For those looking to keep their new purchase protected from scratches, dings, and other potential hazards, it is highly recommend you pick up a case. Of course, there’s a ton of cases out there, and so we’ve done our best to help highlight some of the best cases out there.

SupCase Unicorn Beetle Series Premium Hybrid Case for Nexus 5X

SupCase Unicorn Beetle Series Premium Hybrid Case for Nexus 5X

Premium design combining matte and glossy finish. Introducing the Unicorn Beetle Series Premium Hybrid Case for the Nexus 5X by SupCase. Softly corners for a comfortable feel in hand. The design of this case compliments your smartphone with a polished flat back. Constructed from high grade thermoplastic polyurethane and sturdy polycarbonate materials that is able to withstand drops, bumps and scratches. Precise cutouts allowing full access to touchscreen, camera, buttons, and ports. Raised front lip of the case protects the screen from scratches when layed face down.

Ringke Ultra Hard Skin for Google Nexus 5X

Ringke Ultra Hard Skin for Google Nexus 5X
Looking for a convenient and enduring case for your smartphone? Introducing the Ultra Hard Skin for the Google Nexus 5X by Ringke. Comfortable to hold in your hands because of its slim profile, lightweight and does not add bulk. Full all corners protection against scratches, sudden impacts, scuffs and drops. All ports and buttons have precise cutouts for easy access to all functions of your smartphone. The case is made from highly quality Polycarbonate material and a specialized dual coating technology that lasts 2X longer for more protection against scratches and nicks.

Verus High Pro Shield Heavy Duty Case For LG Nexus 5X

Verus High Pro Shield Heavy Duty Case For LG Nexus 5X

Brushed metal design! Elegant with pragmatic feature! Introducing the High Pro Shield Heavy Duty Case For LG Nexus 5X by Verus. Combining high quality construction made from premium polycarbonate and TPU that will be able to withstand bumps, scuffs and scratches. All ports and buttons have precise cutouts for easy access to all functions conveniently. Easy to remove and install case. Impact-resistant dual later design that has a soft rubbery layer inside for cushion preventing cracks when dropped. The brushed metal look gives a sleek and modern look.

Ringke Fusion Crystal View Bumper For LG Google Nexus 5X

Ringke Fusion Crystal View Bumper For LG Google Nexus 5X
Perfectly fit crystal case! Introducing the Fusion Crystal View Bumper For the LG Google Nexus 5X by Ringke. A case that compliments the sleek design of your smartphone that it looks like it's not there. Ultra slim bumper made from high grade thermoplastic polyurethane materials that can withstand bumps, scuffs and sudden impacts. It also protects your smartphone from dust and debris. It features an Active Touch Technology allows easy and natural access to all essential ports and buttons. It also features Anti-Static and Anti-Scratch capabilities to protect your phone against dirt and dust. It also includes a premium screen protector, total protection for your smartphone.

Spigen Exact-Fit Premium Hard Case for Nexus 5X

Spigen Exact-Fit Premium Hard Case for Nexus 5X
A define and well fitted case! Introducing the Exact-Fit Premium Hard Case for the Nexus 5X. Constructed from high quality polycarbonate material that is able to withstand scratches, scuffs and or sudden impacts. The case has an exact cutouts for precise fit on all ports and buttons for convenience. It has a soft feel matte coating that adds a grip to the case avoiding drops. The case has a case-less feel because it is so slim and maintains the look or design of your smartphone. Package includes a premium glass protector to protect the screen from scratches.

MoKo Protector Bumper for Google Nexus 5X

MoKo Protector Bumper for Google Nexus 5X
Simple design, yet sturdy. Introducing the Protector Bumper for Google Nexus 5X. Constructed in high quality solid polycarbonate in combination with premium silicon materials. Embedded on the inner and outer shell of the case protecting your smartphone from scratches, bumps, scuffs and sudden impacts. It features a Dotted backing design that is excellent for grip. It is also has anti fingerprint to prevent smudges on the case. Dual later protection for shock absorption. All ports and buttons have precise cutouts for convenience.

i-Blason Armorbox Hybrid Protective Case for Google Nexus 5X

i-Blason Armorbox Hybrid Protective Case for Google Nexus 5X
Introducing the Armorbox Hybrid Protective Case for Google Nexus 5X. Specifically designed for the Motorola Nexus 5x smartphone. A protective case that can protect your device from scratches, drops, and sudden impacts. Made with sturdy and flexible TPU constructed in a dual layer method for maximum protection. All ports and buttons have precise cutouts for easy access to all functions. It comes with a premium screen protector that protects the screen from daily scratches. The inner design of the case are dotted pattern that is excellent for shock absorption.

Nexus 5X Waterproof Pouch Case

Nexus 5X Waterproof Pouch Case
If you are heading to the beach or anywhere near water then you need a CaliCase to protect your valuable phone. These cases are IPX8 Certified so you can go up to 100 feet under the water. They also float so you never have to worry about losing your phone while in the water. Available in 10 stylish colours and offer the best protection for your valuable phone with a lifetime warranty. *PROMOTED CONTENT

What do you think of this best cases list? Any other great Nexus 5x cases you’d personally recommend? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

  • Joyster Rodrigues

    Just got the air cushion one today! Pretty good..

  • Brian Jones

    The Verus High Pro Shield is getting a lot of bad reviews on Amazon. And here I was hoping it would be the breakthrough of them all. I’ve never heard of Verus though, so that might explain it

    • Josh Olmsted

      Dang. It’s currently being shipped to me as we speak. Hope it doesn’t suffer from the loose bumper issue everyone else is reporting. Really looked like the perfect mix of minimalism and protection.

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      • Brian Jones

        Lemme know how it goes

        • Josh Olmsted

          They’ve now replied to all the bad reviews saying they have “revised” their case and to contact customer service. I’ve sent them an email asking if they sent me the old case or the revised version.

  • TheBigPotato

    That i-Blason Dual Layer thing will convert your phone into a hand grenade.
    I will give it 7 potatoes out of 10. 7 sweet potatoes.

  • Jim Gentile

    The ringke fusion is pretty dope.

    • Avatar Roku

      I got it for my white Nexus 5x and it’s pretty sweet. Already dropped it a few times and it’s held up perfectly. Makes the phone sexier than it actually is.

  • Daggett Beaver

    Here’s an aluminum case that’s just perfect for the 5X.

    • jq

      savage

    • Ur Mom

      I think that’s the perfect case for iPhones and Samsungs, one size fits all.

  • EeZeEpEe

    CIMO apparently has the “no mic hole” issue found on other cases.

  • echardcore

    Why cant there be some high end aluminum cases with screws like they make for iPhone or Samsung??? Or LifeProof!?!?!? I’m so sick of the same old cases for my phones and I will never buy a phone based on cases available. Although, I’ve come close! All of these phones, iPhone or not, are so valuable a tool to us users. They are such sophisticated pieces of equipment that also function as an accessory that should be fashionable and/or ultra-protective (i.e. waterproof).

  • Joshua Miller

    I would honestly not recommend the verus high pro shield. While it looks really nice and has a cool dual layer aspect to it, the plastic band on the outside breaks really easily and the buttons dont work correctly without it. It’s great if you want to leave it on and forget, but if you ever need to access your SIM card, you’re screwed