Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Gekko

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old September 19th, 2012, 01:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 61
 
Device(s): Nexus 4
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default GNex Cases

What cases do you all use?

I'm thinking of getting the Otterbox Commuter Series. The only thing I'm wondering: I've read on here that the GSM version of the GNex is slightly more slim than the CDMA version.

I'm getting the GSM version, and I want to make sure the Otterbox case will fit my phone tightly. I don't want it to be loose because its designed to fit the thicker, CDMA version of the phone.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

diemerm is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old September 19th, 2012, 02:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

my wife uses an otterbox on hers. she's dropped it a couple times with no damage to the phone but it did crack a small piece off the case down near the charging and headphone ports.

they replaced it free of charge under warranty
Takedown3 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 19th, 2012, 02:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 61
 
Device(s): Nexus 4
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Takedown3 View Post
my wife uses an otterbox on hers. she's dropped it a couple times with no damage to the phone but it did crack a small piece off the case down near the charging and headphone ports.

they replaced it free of charge under warranty
does she have the GSM or CDMA version of the GNex?

I know Otterbox Cases provide great protection... but I'm just trying to figure out if the case fits the GSM version tightly... cuz I read on these forums that the CDMA version of the phone is slightly thicker.

If the case is designed for the CDMA version of the phone, I don't want to buy it for mine and then have a loose fitting case.
diemerm is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 19th, 2012, 03:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 418
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 160
Thanked 170 Times in 142 Posts
Default

This is what I have: SEIDIO | ACTIVE Case for Samsung Galaxy Nexus

I have used Seidio cases almost exclusively over the past few years between my devices. They aren't overly expensive, and they offer nice all around protection without being overly bulky. I highly recommend their cases.
__________________
Twitter: @KeyserSoze15
Facebook: Glenn Patrick

Fortune Favors the Bold
g_patrick15 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 19th, 2012, 06:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Gekko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 873
 
Device(s): LG Nexus 5
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 315 Times in 156 Posts
Default

Diztronic TPU Revision 3. Only $9-$10. Super high quality.

WWW.tpu-cases.com
alostpacket likes this.
Gekko is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 19th, 2012, 10:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 61
 
Device(s): Nexus 4
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

thanks for the suggestions guys... my only thing is I really want to find a case designed specifically for the GSM version of the phone...

I'm looking up reviews of all the cases suggested, and reviewers who state they have the GSM version of the phone say the case fits loose...

I really wanna find one that's designed for the GSM version ... I don't want a loose fitting case ... any suggestions anybody?
diemerm is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 20th, 2012, 08:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Gekko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 873
 
Device(s): LG Nexus 5
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 315 Times in 156 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by diemerm View Post
thanks for the suggestions guys... my only thing is I really want to find a case designed specifically for the GSM version of the phone...

I'm looking up reviews of all the cases suggested, and reviewers who state they have the GSM version of the phone say the case fits loose...

I really wanna find one that's designed for the GSM version ... I don't want a loose fitting case ... any suggestions anybody?
Amazon.com: Paul M.'s review of Diztronic Matte Back Black Flexible TPU Ca...
Gekko is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 20th, 2012, 11:03 AM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 61
 
Device(s): Nexus 4
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

the link just leads me to an error page.

but I just went ahead and bought the otterbox commuter series last night on amazon. shipped this morning.

I'll post back with how it fits the GSM Gnex incase anyones interested!
diemerm is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 20th, 2012, 12:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 578
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 54 Times in 50 Posts
Default

This case is OK. Probably the most popular and cheap but with good quality case.

Amazon.com: Diztronic Matte Back Black Flexible TPU Case & Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy Nexus (SCH-i515 & GT-i9250 & SPH-L700) [Diztronic Retail Packaging]: Cell Phones & Accessories
Skyroket is offline  
Last edited by Skyroket; September 20th, 2012 at 12:14 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old September 25th, 2012, 11:03 AM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 61
 
Device(s): Nexus 4
Carrier: T-Mobile

Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

For anybody thats wondering, The Otterbox Commuter Case fits perfectly on the GSM GNex... I've had mine for a few days now and its a great case. The 2 piece soft/hard style gives it a really sturdy feel.

If you're looking for a case I'd highly recommend it... got mine for just $20 on Amazon.
diemerm is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old September 25th, 2012, 04:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Ibrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 976
 
Device(s): Droid DNA, Galaxy Nexus, Transformer Prime
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 243
Thanked 207 Times in 165 Posts
Default

For the GSM model the Spigen/SGP Neo Hybrid is the best case I've tried, unfortunately it fits so well, the LTE version didn't line up well enough and I ruined it trying to cut it to get it to fit properly. I don't think I've kept any case on any phone longer than a week or so, but if it had fit the VZ version, I may still have it on there. Which for me, is saying something, as I keep trying to find the perfect case, but naked it is.

For the GSM model however, it looks great, offers good protection, and for a dual layer case is thinner, or as thin, as anything I've tried.
Ibrick is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 25th, 2012, 08:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 15
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 2 Posts
Default

I went with the Ringke Slim Metallic on my GSM version. Does not add much bulk, but not much protection from a drop. Protects the battery cover and edges, but that's all I really wanted.
Radeon962 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 26th, 2012, 09:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Roselle, ILLinois
Posts: 175
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 29
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
Default

Casemate tough case..
Silicone liner, rigid plastic outer shell..
I like it well enough, I am getting a spare
__________________
Justanotherguy
justanotherguy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 13th, 2012, 08:35 AM   #14 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Roselle, ILLinois
Posts: 175
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 29
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
Default

There is an ebay seller BIN'ing the CaseMate Tough Case for $11, shipped...
In his store. also is selling (5) for $35 shipped. FYI
justanotherguy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 16th, 2012, 08:59 PM   #15 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 107
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 4
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Default

Incipio silicrylic... Best case hands down, feels great looks great. I have the grey/Grey.
tonytouch311 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 17th, 2012, 12:07 PM   #16 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Mt. Juliet, TN
Posts: 12
 
Device(s): VZ GNex
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I was using the incipio case from the verizon store. I liked that it was a bit 'sticky' so it would stay on my dash board and in my hands better. I took it off one day to change the screen protector and haven't put it on since. I'm flirting with disaster going 'naked' but the phone feels so good!
jarez mifkin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 17th, 2012, 06:45 PM   #17 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
R0llTide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: ATL
Posts: 67
 
Device(s): HTC Eris -> HTC Incredible -> Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Verizon) IPad 2 Nexus 7
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 13
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Default

I bought this one with the promo code(red,purple,clear). They offer various colors.

Amazon.com: Black - Cruzer Lite Androidified A2 TPU Case - For Samsung Galaxy Nexus (SCH-i515 & GT-i9250): Cell Phones & Accessories
R0llTide is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old October 18th, 2012, 05:18 AM   #18 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: MD
Gender: Male
Posts: 72
 
Device(s): S5, Asus EeePad
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 1
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Default

I just got the Speck case. Not the cheapest option but very nice. Its some form of rubber but not sticky like silicon so it slides in and out of pocket easy. Seems durable and does not add much bulk at all.
bobo5884 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Galaxy Nexus
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

The Galaxy Nexus is the third official phone contracted by Google and the first phone to come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Specs include a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage, a 4.65 inch 720p HD Super AMOLED... Read More



Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:54 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.