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Best flip case for nexus 5

18th March 2014, 12:49 AM   |  #1  
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Anyone have suggestions for the best inexpensive flip case for the nexus 5?
18th March 2014, 05:06 AM   |  #2  
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Anyone have suggestions for the best inexpensive flip case for the nexus 5?

Flip case as in cases like this? http://www.amazon.com/Anker%C2%AE-Le...r+nexus+5+case

I just ordered that; when I get it, I'll give you an update on it if you're interested.
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18th March 2014, 06:43 AM   |  #3  
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Flip case as in cases like this? http://www.amazon.com/Anker%C2%AE-Le...r+nexus+5+case

I just ordered that; when I get it, I'll give you an update on it if you're interested.

That looks nice!

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Flip case as in cases like this? http://www.amazon.com/Anker%C2%AE-Le...r+nexus+5+case

I just ordered that; when I get it, I'll give you an update on it if you're interested.

That looks really nice. Let me know how you like it. Thanks.
26th March 2014, 03:40 AM   |  #5  
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Anker PU Leather Case for Google Nexus 5 Review
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That looks really nice. Let me know how you like it. Thanks.

Received it couple days ago; here's my thoughts on it. I'll try to keep it concise.

Feel: According to the box, the leather is actually synthetic and not actual leather. It's a $8 case so expecting leather would be too much of an overkill anyway. I have to say, it feels premium. The grip is tactile and the phone does not slip from hands.

Protection: My biggest peeve is that the leather does not extend beyond the tpu frame. The right side of the case is exposed making the right side the most vulnerable to damage. However, there is a strap that will protect your phone from a drop. That is if your phone drops completely parallel to the floor. Otherwise, it's up to the tpu frame to cushion your Nexus from possible injury. The rest of the phone is enveloped by synthetic leather and should be impregnable to drops and bumps. I have dropped my Nexus from pocket height and no damage was taken.

Functionality: The functionality is superior to the rest of the cases. The open top allows any headphone jack (regardless of size) to be compatible with your phone. Also, if you're watching movies, the stand comes in handy. Beware of the magnet though. The case takes advantage of the hall sensor built into the Nexus. Basically, the hall sensor turns the screen on and off by the detection of a magnet. Often times, my phone turned off unintentionally because my phone got too close to the magnet.

Durability: Over the course of couple days, I noticed some glue coming off. It's not that big of a deal because it's excess glue that won't affect the binding of the case.

Overall, this is a solid choice for only $8. If you're looking for functionality, this is the case to get. Thanks for reading.
26th March 2014, 04:26 AM   |  #6  
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Thank you very much.
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I came across this one from LG that looks pretty solid. One of the reasons I ditched my iPhone was so I could have a cooler variety of accessories. Never going back after also realizing Android is awesome.
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Nice, but too expensive!
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http://nexus5accessories.com/rock-sl...t-flip-covers/

I bought this one (orange) off ebay.co.uk and it is a very good case! Inexpensive too. No magnet however but you get used to it as it fits phone very very good.

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A lot more pictures here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rock-Elega...-/321292355714
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http://nexus5accessories.com/rock-sl...t-flip-covers/

I bought this one (orange) off ebay.co.uk and it is a very good case! Inexpensive too. No magnet however but you get used to it as it fits phone very very good.

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A lot more pictures here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rock-Elega...-/321292355714

I've pretty much tried them all. You compromise on flips though in my dealings. I have tried the cruzerlites, too thick for me....the elegant rock, nice, but a tad too flimsy and no smart cover and "settled" on the Seidio Ledger flip case. What sold me was the led cut out. There's issues with the soft touch backing scuffing off at the corners, but Seidio will work with you in replacing it if you want.

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