List of Best Nexus 5X Cases for 2016

Earlier this year, Google launched the LG Nexus 5X and the Huawei Nexus 6P. Both are Google’s latest Android Marshmallow 6.0 equipped handsets and feature all the latest hardware.

The Nexus 5X made by LG is a less powerful and smaller version of the Huawei Nexus 6P, but it still packs a punch. LG has included a fingerprint sensor at the back that also acts as a Power switch, a USB type C port for charging and data transfer, a much better camera than any of the previous Nexus smartphones, and a lot of other features.

The smartphone features a 5.2 inch display, which means it isn’t big like some of the other smartphones of today and can be operated with a single hand. They’ve also included a Snapdragon 808 processor with a 64-bit 1.8GHz hexa-core CPU, 2GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of internal storage. All that for just $379 (16GB), which is a pretty good deal.

Despite the Nexus 5X being all plasticy, it’s going to need a case or a cover to protect it from scuffs, scratches and falls. We have listed down the best 10 Nexus 5X cases that you can currently buy. These cases are of a variety and feature basic to rugged protection.

Best Nexus 5X Cases Table

Here is a comparison view of Best Nexus 5X Cases, see below comparison table for images and description for each product.

Case NameRating Shockproof?How to Buy?
Spigen Ultra Hybrid4.2YesSee on Amazon
Ringke Fusion Bumper4.6YesSee on Amazon
TUDIA Slim-Fit3.8NoSee on Amazon
i-Blason Armorbox 4.8YesSee on Amazon
DGtle Armor Defender4.3YesSee on Amazon
Verus High Pro Shield 4.7YesSee on Amazon
Ringke SLIM 4.7NoSee on Amazon
Spigen Thin Fit4.1NoSee on Amazon
Adopted Folio4.5NoSee on Google Store
Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro4.9YesSee on Amazon

Spigen Ultra Hybrid Air Cushion Nexus 5X Case

Spigen Ultra Hybrid AIR CUSHION Nexus 5X

A barely-there clear case from Spigen that provides good protection using the company’ Air Cushion technology. The case also includes a lip that protects the display. All buttons are covered, except for the USB-C port, the 3.5mm headphone jack and the fingerprint sensor at the back. A very popular Nexus 5X case from Spigen.

Buy this from Amazon for $14.99.

Ringke Fusion Bumper Nexus 5X Case

Nexus 5X Case Ringke FUSION

Another popular Nexus 5X case that’s a bumper and also a back cover made from TPU. Buttons are easy to use and well shielded. A hard case that will protect your Nexus 5X from drops and scratches. Available in crystal clear and smoke.

Buy this from Amazon for $13.99.

TUDIA Slim-Fit MERGE Nexus 5X Case

TUDIA Slim-Fit MERGE Case Nexus 5X

This case from Tudia uses a polycarbonate outer shell coupled with TPU rubberized gel skin to give maximum protection for the Nexus 5X. It provides a perfect snug fit and good grip, although the buttons can be a little hard to press. Another great case.

Buy this from Amazon for $12.99

i-Blason Dual Layer/Armorbox Nexus 5X Case

i-Blason Nexus 5X Case

If you’re looking for rugged protection, then the i-Blason Nexus 5X cases has got what you need. They have two or three varieties, some come with a kickstand and others don’t. All the i-Blason cases provide maximum protection and will most definitely protect your smartphone from falls etc. The i-Blason Armorbox also protects the display by providing a full cover.

Buy the i-Blason Dual Layer with Kickstand from Amazon for $14.99

Buy the i-Blason Armorbox from Amazon for $17.99

DGtle Armor Defender Shockproof Hybrid Protective Nexus 5X Case

Nexus 5X Case DGtle Armor Defender

Another rugged case, this time from DGtle. It uses both TPU and a polycarbonate shell to protect the Nexus 5X from drops, scuffs and other daily wear. A front lip protects the display from scratches while placing it face down. The groove on the back gives a very comfortable hold.

Buy this from Amazon for $11.50

Verus High Pro Shield Nexus 5x Case

Nexus 5X Case Verus High Pro Shield

The Versus case is made from high-grade TPU and polycarbonate with a rubber protection inside. This cases doesn’t add a lot of bulk or weight to the Nexus 5X and provides easy access to all the buttons and ports.

Buy this from Amazon for $16.99

Ringke SLIM Nexus 5X Case

Nexus 5X Case Ringke SLIM

A slim case from Ringke that provides good fit and protection. If you don’t want to add any bulk to your Nexus 5 and protect the back, then this is the case for you. Easy access to all the ports and buttons. Available in Black, Mint and Royal Gold.

Buy this from Amazon for $10.99

Spigen Thin Fit Nexus 5X Case

Spigen Thin Fit Nexus 5X Case

Another slim case for the Nexus 5X that keeps the bulk to a minimum. The case provides good protection against scratches and scuffs, but we wouldn’t recommend dropping your smartphone to test how strong the case is. Available in Black, Mint and Shimmery White.

Buy this from Amazon for $11.99

Adopted Folio Nexus 5X Case

Nexus 5X Adopted Folio Case

This is a flip case that is sold directly by Google. Made by Adopted, the Folio case provides good front and back protection. It features a fabric layer over the plastic base and is available in Carbon, Quartz and Emerald. Quite expensive.

Buy this from Google Store for $40.

Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro Nexus 5X Case

SUPCASE Nexus 5X Case

Good protection at an affordable price. The Supcase for Nexus 5X is made using high-grade soft thermoplastic polyurethane and hard polycarbonate. The cutouts for the ports are precise and buttons work well. Available in Black, Frost Black and Blue Black.

Buy this from Amazon for $11.99

Ghostek® Cloak Series LG Nexus 5X Case

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One of the most protective cases in the market for Nexus 5X, Ghostek Cloak series are made out of TPU and and reinforced aluminium frame. As with all the other cases in our list of best Nexus 5X cases, it features full cutouts for easy access to all ports. If you want to keep your smartphone safe without damaging its looks you may want to consider this case which comes at a medium range price tag but with a high-end Ghostek branded tempered glass screen protector that makes it worth the price and maybe save you some bucks considering some of the high-end glass screen protectors costing around $20.

Buy this from Amazon for $19.95

There you go! Our list of the best Nexus 5X cases that are currently available in the market. Let us know if you have any other great cases or covers in mind.