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Slim, lightweight and secure case for the Nexus 5
on 14 November 2014
I bought the “Slim LF White” version of this case to replace a magnetic folio flip case I’ve had for the past 6 months that starting to look a bit tatty.
When I first unboxed it I was amazed at just how light this plastic case is.
The case is made of a hard plastic (not rubber) that fits very snug around my Nexus 5. The fit really is very tight, I wanted to remove the case to weigh it for this review, but I couldn’t (I didn’t want to try too hard and risk damaging the case)! It’s great that the case does fit so well as the one time I’ve dropped my phone since attaching the case it held in place and did its job of protecting my phone, but if you have a requirement to remove the case from your phone on a regular basis then I wouldn’t recommend this case.
The power and volume buttons are easily accessed with the case in place, plus one benefit I hadn’t anticipated is that now the camera lens no longer protrudes out of the back of the phone, but is now flush with the back of the case (I never liked putting my phone down on its back before getting this case as it meant it was resting on the camera lens).
There is a small rough lip that runs all the way around the case (hopefully this is visible in the pictures I’ve uploaded), at first I really didn’t like this, but to be honest it’s not something I notice at all.
Included with the case is a standard, but easy to apply screen protector…a nice addition.
Overall I’m very pleased with this case, compared to the thicker, more clunky folio case I was using in the past this case has given my phone a new lease of life, it now feels almost as slim as it does without any case at all but yet I have the peace of mind that it is now well protected.