In today’s world of smartphones, the first thing that comes to your mind when you buy a new smartphone is the accessories that you would like to purchase with it. I’ve personally owned more than 10 Cases back when I had the iPhone 4S (Yes, I know), and now my Galaxy Nexus case collection is slowly growing. The Galaxy Nexus is currently the most popular Android handset, with its arrival on Sprint’s LTE network only adding to the popularity. Our dear AndroidSPIN readers will always need something to help protect your new Nexus, and this guide will constantly be updated with the latest and greatest Nexus accessories.
Each of the categories will be broken down to separate sub-categories, giving you (the reader) an idea of what you’re looking for. If you have any suggestions or questions, leave them in the comment box below!
We currently do not sell any Galaxy Nexus accessories in the AndroidSPIN Store, but be sure to check out other goodies!
Simple, cheap, and protective
For this category, we recommend the Diztronic TPU Black Matte Case. It only costs $9.90 and the Manufacturer is constantly pushing out new models. It’s currently on Revision 3, which looks to be their final and most polished case yet. I personally own the Revision 2 model of the case, and it’s outstanding; it offers protection, a good look and feel, and a cheap price.
Diztronic TPU Case (Amazon) (Prime-eligible) (Extended-battery compatible)
- Case-Mate Barely There for Galaxy Nexus (Out of stock as of 1/15/12)
- QU-Bits Case for Galaxy Nexus
- SGP Ultra Capsule Case for Galaxy Nexus
Medium Protection, but Good looking at the same time
For this subcategory, we recommend the Otterbox Commuter case or the Incipio Double-cover SILICYRLIC(which you can buy directly from a Verizon Wireless retail store). Both have two piece covers, a soft silicone rubber inside and a hard, polyurethane outside cover. Both protect the device fairly well, and contain a lip which makes sure that your device isn’t touching the table when you lay it down screen down. Both offer a variety of colors, so make sure you choose your favorite one!
Incipio Double-Cover SILICRYLIC (Amazon) (Also available in Verizon Wireless retail stores)
Full Fledged Tough Cases to Withstand any Drop
For this subcategory, we recommend Otterbox’s next level of protection, it’s Defender series. This case comes with a built-in screen protector, as well as a thick two-part case to help protect your device. The case also comes with a holster, so for those of you who need it on a daily basis, you should definitely check it out.
Otterbox Defender (Official Link)
The Galaxy Nexus has a 1280 x 720p 4.65″ Super AMOLED HD display, which means that any sort of crack or scratch will make a difference to your experience. If you’re looking for a good screen protector, then check down below for our list of Top Screen Protectors. There aren’t sub-categories for this part of the Guide, as we feel that you should protect your devices’ screen in the best way possible.
LTE is definitely a juice-sucker, so we always recommend carrying a spare battery. However, the Extended Battery for the Galaxy Nexus is definitely a good choice, so make sure to pick that one up if you can. Nonetheless, there are still a few other 3rd-party Batteries that we think are decent. (NFC incompatible, however).
All Verizon LTE Devices currently have their Extended Batteries 50% off (Verizon Retail Stores)
Standard Galaxy Nexus Battery 1850mAH LTE (NFC-Capable)
Standard Galaxy Nexus Battery 1750mAH GSM (NFC-Capable)
Standard Verizon Car Charger ($4.99)
Galaxy Nexus Car Dock (Compatible with GSM & LTE) [PRE-ORDER][AVAILABLE 1/29/12]
Docks and Multimedia Stands
Galaxy Nexus Desk Stand [PRE-ORDER] [AVAILABLE 2/29/12]
Galaxy Nexus Multimedia Dock [PRE-ORDER] [AVAILABLE 2/29/12]
Galaxy Nexus Charging Stand [PRE-ORDER] [AVAILABLE 2/29/12]
These are just the few accessories that are currently available for the Galaxy Nexus that we think are the best. We will constantly be updating this guide, and if you have any suggestions to other cases we will be sure to take a look!