Some people like cases on their devices others don’t, but like it or not some need cases and the Nexus 4 is certainly one that needs a Nexus 4 case.
Available from Mobile Fun for £19.99
Before I continue this review I need to award a title to the Nexus 4. ‘Slipperiest phone ever’ Award 2012/2013.
The glass back may look lovely, but it means the device slides off every surface you put it on….every time.
(apologies for the double review, internal mis-communication meant we had two done at once).
In The Box
The bumper case – what else do you need?
A plastic and rubber bumper (covers the 4 edges of a device) with key overlays for volume and power and cut outs for headphones, mics and usb.
The case simply pops in and out giving a slight lip on the front and rear edges and full protection of the 4 sides of the device. The glass on the screen and rear remains exposed but that is what a bumper is always going to do.
– Fits very nicely
– Doesn’t spoil the look of the device like a full-bodied case would
– Makes the phone a lot less slippery – due to the slightly raised edges which means the glass no longer touches the surface.
Not strictly speaking a bad point of the product, more a flaw of bumpers in general. It doesn’t protect the screen or rear of the phone, only the sides.
Although I have not had a chance to compare with an official Google bumper (as they have been out of stock the entire time I have owned the N4) I cannot see how it would differ from this one. It fits the phone very nicely and protects in a way that you would expect a bumper too. I am very happy with this to be on my phone and feel safer with it on.
Not often I give things a top rating, as it is pretty hard to be perfect.. but this does exactly what it is meant to with no faults that I can see.