It certainly has its weak points, as you’ll hear in our Moto E review, but Motorola’s newest handset is also surprisingly cheap. There’s a good chance you’ll have some left over cash if you snag this smartphone, so why not upgrade the aesthetic with a stylish case? Inject a little personality into this plain Jane and keep it safe from harm with one of the best Moto E cases around.
There’s a reasonable chance that you won’t want to blow a big stack on a pricy case when the phone only cost $130. If that’s the case, this simple TPU offering from Cruzerlite, adorned with a circuitry pattern and the Android mascot, could be enough to satisfy. It’s nice and bendy which makes it resistant to impact and easy to fit. It also comes in a range of slightly translucent colors, has a raised lip to protect the screen, and cut-outs for ports and camera.
Incipio DualPro Case ($30)
If you’re concerned that the understated Moto E won’t be noticed, then redress the balance with some garish pink. This case also comes in black, white, and cyan. As the name suggests it’s a dual layer case with a tough outer shell and an inner core that dissipates the shock of a fall or bump. It’s well made with a comfortable soft touch finish and precise cut-outs, though it does add a little bulk to an already chubby device.
Tudia Bumper Case ($10)
Here’s another basic TPU case that will keep your Moto E safe from scratches and knocks. All of the buttons and ports are accessible and you can use the camera with the case on. It has a soft, comfortable finish that adds a little grip. The matte black is not your only option; you can also get a clear case, or go for slightly translucent purple or teal.
This is a good price for a classic combination of TPU to absorb shock and a hard polycarbonate shell on the outside. There’s a kind of ribbed, chunky turtle shell design that provides some extra grip and gives it an eye-catching look, though it will also snag pocket fluff and add bulk. The added bonus is a kickstand on the back for propping your Moto E in landscape position. You can get various colors to contrast with the black.
Ringke Max Armor Case ($19)
You can secure some real peace of mind with this tough dual-layer case from Ringke. There’s a TPU layer with reinforced edges and corners to prevent drop damage and a hard polycarbonate shell for the back. Inside there’s a pattern carved into the TPU that’s designed to dissipate heat. Ridges on the back and a lip on the front ensure that the camera lens and screen are fully protected. The button covers are big and easy to press and there’s an opening at the bottom corner, so you can secure a lanyard if you want. It also ships with a screen protector included.
Poetic FlipBook Case ($15)
A folio style case offers all round protection for your Moto E and this one combines a polycarbonate cradle with a fake leather, polyurethane cover. The inside has a microfiber lining to prevent scratches and there are a couple of small pockets for a credit card or ID, just don’t bank on fitting a lot in there. The grainy finish comes in red, turquoise, purple, black or white, but be warned the white marks easily. It’s not ideal for drop protection, but the trade-off there is the fact that it’s very slim.
Onx3 Flip Case ($6)
You can’t expect premium quality at a price point like this, but if you’re looking for a flip case that opens top to bottom rather than like a book, it could be worth looking at. It’s not real leather and it’s made of polyurethane, which can be smelly at first. It comes in a huge range of colors and there are some slots for credit cards or IDs on the inside. There’s a snap shut closure and it comes with a screen protector, as well.
Skinomi TechSkin ($13)
The Moto E is a little on the chubby side already, so opting for a protective skin instead of a case might be a good way to avoid extra bulk. The Skinomi TechSkin is like a set of decals of stickers that you have to carefully apply to the phone and it will provide some basic protection from bumps and scuffs. It may not be the best drop protection, but it will give your phone a unique new look. The gold carbon fiber is pictured, but you can find a number of other options. It also comes with a screen protector.
Terrapin Wallet Case ($11)
If you don’t mind a chunkier case then you can get a real wallet replacement like Terrapin’s offering. Don’t worry; there are some more understated options beyond the hot pink with floral interior that we’re showing off here. There’s a loop closure to keep it shut, a couple of slots for cards and a money pocket on the inside cover, and a detachable wrist strap. There’s a thin rubberized shell to hold the Moto E in place and the cover is polyurethane.
Amzer Flip Case ($15)
Here’s another alternative folio case with a magnetic closure. Inside there are two card slots and a money pocket. The Moto E sits in a polycarbonate cradle and the exterior is polyurethane. You can fold the cover back to act as a landscape stand. All the cut-outs you need are present and correct and it will work well, giving all-round protection if you typically sling the Moto E in a bag when you’re not using it.
That’s all the Moto E cases we have for now, unsurprisingly for such a budget phone there aren’t many high-end options, but post a comment and share details if you find another case worth recommending.
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