Protecting your Android case doesn’t have to be an expensive proposition. Cheap cell phone cases are everywhere you turn, but how do you know which is a good bargain, and which to avoid? With many well-known companies making cheap mobile phone cases all the time, we’ll give you a lead on where to focus your attention.

Cruzerlite Bugdroid for the OnePlus One

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Cruzerlite is a great company, making great cases, and the Bugdroid is a popular lineup from them. What better way to protect your OnePlus One than with their case then?! A solid TPU will keep your device free from scratches and scrapes, but will also cushion it from light drops. You can snap the case up for less than $13, and it comes in a variety of colors.

Spigen Case-Flip for the Galaxy S5

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Spigen makes a lot of cases for a lot of phones, but this is one of the more clever options we’ve seen. The Case-Flip pinches the Samsung case design, but adds a twist. In addition to the preview window, you’ll get a stand feature than makes media viewing a pleasure. A magnetic latch keeps things from being exposed, and finishes off the handsome look. At just under $18, it’s a worth investment for your phone.

HTC Dot View Case for the One (M8)

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We don’t typically go for OEM cases, but the Dot View case from HTC is a clever one. It protects your entire device, but also gives you pertinent info via the small holes poked int he case. When your One detects it’s on, it will display the time and weather in a very dot-matrix way, which is as retro-cool as it is handy. At roughly $29 via Amazon, it’s a bit more than some others, but equally worth the spend to protect your new One (M8).

Caseology Fusion for the iPhone 5S

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At under $7, this is the best low-cost case you’ll find for your iPhone. There is a TPU rubber bumper, and a clear plastic sheet protecting the rear of the device. It adds minimal bulk, and even wraps around the front to defend the lip around the screen. You can also slip things beneath the clear plastic to customize the device, making it endlessly new to you. It’s a great case and a fantastic price, so give it a look.

Spigen Air Cushion for Nexus 5

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Like what you saw from the iPhone 5S case, but wanted the same for your Nexus 5? Good thing you kept reading! The Spigen Air Cushion is essentially everything described above — just for the Nexus 5. Customizable and sleek, it also has Spigen’s protection technology, which we’re more than comfortable with. At $10, it’s an easy spend to make, and will keep your Nexus 5 looking new and operating properly.

Griffin Reveal for Moto X

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The Moto X is seeing its end of cycle, but it’s still one of the better Android devices around. To that end, the custom accessories Motorola has for it are also on deep discount, making it a prime time to snap up both a case and phone (if you don’t yet have one). The Reveal does it all, giving you edge protection as well as scratch resistance. For under $13, you can’t go wrong, either.

Spigen Neo Hybrid for iPhone 5S

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For $20, you just can’t go wrong with this case. It’s stylish, comes in a variety of accent colors to compliment the slate black shell, and has shock absorption technology. It adds minimal bulk to your device, and looks classy. It protects all the way around the sides and bottom, too, and has all the port cut-outs and button support you’ll need.

Conclusion

Cheap cell cases abound, but there are many pitfalls to watch for. Some are simply poor material, while others just have a sub-standard manufacturing process. The cases listed here are from companies we trust to make great stuff, and offer good customer support. If you go with any of these, you definitely can’t go wrong.

If you do go with any of these let us know how they worked out and if you have any others you suggest, add them in the comments, too!

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