Official super slim Nexus 5 Snap Case now available on Google Play


Nexus 5 snap case

Well, we didn’t see this coming. Those of you that prefer to have some level of protection covering your Nexus 5, but don’t want to mess with the added bulk that comes with TPU cases and the like now have a new option: the official Nexus 5 Snap Case.

Fresh off the Google Play Store, the new Snap Cases come in black, aqua, silver (grey), white, or clear and feature only a small “Google” logo on its lower back. Have to say, we would have liked to have seen a “Nexus” imprint as found on the back of the Nexus 5, but alas.

The new Nexus 5 Snap Case is currently going for a cool $30 on Google Play. Keep in mind you could always go the 3rd party route (try Amazon for Rearth Ringke cases) for a fraction of that price. Play Store link below.

Buy on Google Play: Nexus 5 Snap Case

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Well hello Moto G interchangeable backs

    1. Except these look like cheap knock-offs, due to the exposed top & bottom edges.

  2. $20 overpriced. I could swear i got something exactly like this off Amazon/eBay/etc for less than 10 bucks..

  3. Looks just like my Spigen case that costs half of what Google’s charging…

    1. I think I have the same Spigen case you are referring to. The only problem with it is that it obscures the flash. I’m tempted to give this one a shot, in clear, because I’m proud of the Nexus brand. 30 is a bit steep though (plus shipping I assume. Can’t tell because unavailable here in Australia).

  4. $10 for case + $20 for Google logo= too damn much

  5. Released six months after launch….yep, that sounds about right for a nexus phone accessory.

    1. Ha! I know right? Can someone explain this, I haven’t found a practical explanation for this.

  6. Mmmm… Enjoying that “Google” tramp stamp.

  7. I think google needs to make it a tradition to release cases and car dock and desk dock along with release. I am sure will buy it still but most who wanted a case have already bought one. I love my Ringke slim case. Just a generic car dock

  8. My thoughts on phone protection are similar to the use of condoms with my girlfriend. I don’t.

    1. Both decisions could cost you a lot of money ;)

    2. virgin spotted.

  9. awwww.. SNAP!:
    Sorry! Devices on Google Play is not available in your country yet.
    pun intended.
    c’mon google. bring your devices into EU already. we too have money to throw :P

    1. They’re already in the EU, just not on your country. Fortunately, mine (Portugal) has them (though not these snap-on cases)

  10. You can buy this kind of case from dx dot com for just $2. It has nice red color as well, and the quality is good.

  11. Hmm.. late to the party much, and of course disgustingly overpriced

  12. Still cheaper then official iPhone cases though.

  13. Not available in red. Why would I want to cover up that color?

  14. I never liked these type of cases as they always had a huge drawback:
    they only protect 2 of the 4 edges of the phone. That defeats the
    purpose of a case for protection. Well, half of it’s purpose for
    protecting the phone.

  15. These cases might affect the grip of my Nexus 5 and hide its attractive red color. So
    I am not interested for buying it. Instead of this, I may purchase wireless charger to keep my device charged without having any risk of breakdown of charging port.

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