Some people feel there has to be only one option for protecting their new LG Nexus 4, which would be the official Bumper case that is designed to keep as much of the design as possible, but at the same time protecting the new smartphone from the majority of knocks and drops. The Nexus 4 Bumper case has started to arrive at doors around the country, and this means hands-on reviews are starting to land online, so today we wanted to feature a Nexus 4 Bumper case review from two different perspectives.
One of the best cases we found for the iPhone 4S had to be the official Apple Bumper as well, which provided much of the same as users are about to see with the new Nexus 4 Bumper cases, although as we learned with previous Bumpers don’t use them if you take your smartphone to extreme environments, which need a lot more protection from dust, dirt, water, and could possibly see knocks often. This certainly means Bumper cases aren’t for construction workers, if this isn’t you then look below.
The first hands-on video with the official Nexus 4 Bumper case can be seen below this article, and the video runs for just under 4 minutes. In this visual review you’ll see the video creator unboxing the Nexus 4 case and delivering a close up with it, which also explains the way the Bumper case feels and they comment on it being a little bit “iPhone-ish“. The Bumper is then snapped onto the Nexus 4, and we must admit it looks really nice and doesn’t add much in the way of thickness either.
It is worth noting that the guy in this video ordered his Nexus 4 Bumper moments after it went live on the Google play store, and the case has only just arrived, so if you’re waiting for your Bumper case then be a little patient considering the demand.
We’ve also got a second hands-on review with the official Nexus 4 Bumper case, which can also be seen below in the second video. It is worth noting that both of these videos were uploaded to YouTube within the last 24 hours, so these are pretty new considering the Bumper case is only just arriving with people. This video gives you a good look at the Nexus 4 Bumper case from all angles, and again this reviewer explains how good the case feels when installed.
Screen protectors will fit nicely with the Nexus 4 Bumper case – They second review also points out that the official case is “slightly raised above” the display, so this allows a little room for those of you that want to add a screen protector. It is not clear if this is just a coincidence or if the Bumper had been designed this way for the Nexus 4, but we’d expect that some thought had been given to screen protectors when the Bumper had been designed.
Bottom-line: If you’re looking for a Nexus 4 case that will help protect your new smartphone, but at the same time keep the original design almost intact, then you can’t do much better than a Bumper case in our opinion. It is also good to remember that you’ll gain some needed protection with the Nexus 4 Bumper case, but don’t expect it to handle the kind of protection delivered with a number of cases that offer more all-round protection.
Those of our readers that haven’t seen the LG Nexus 4 being given an internal review should see our earlier article here, which explains how the glass might be a bit tricky to repair. You can also gain and share a few battery life tips for your Google Nexus 4 in this article.
If you haven’t managed to find stock of the Nexus 4 and are waiting for Google play to remove the sold out message, then you might not be happy to hear that even if they do receive stock within the next 3 weeks it might not arrive until next year.