The Best Leather Cases for the Nexus 6p: Style and Protection
The Nexus 6P arrived on the smartphone scene with a bang last year and was unofficially dubbed as the best smartphone for the year 2016.
With high-end specs and a top-notch design, how could it not?
Everything is not all sweet and dandy, though. Not every component on the phone is rugged. The glass covering the camera lens and the flash and the gorgeous 5.7-inch display are not as strong as other parts of the phone.
There are also fragile parts present in the body of the smartphone, even though the material used is still metal. Sure, the metal is scratch resistant, but another interesting choice of material would be leather.
Well, that’s why we are here! Let’s countdown the best leather cases for the Nexus 6P.
1. Genuine Leather Oiled Vintage Hard Case
This particular case adds the perfect amount of that premium look to be worth your while. The leather is tough enough to protect your smartphone from daily nicks and scratches, and also from regular wear-and-tear.
The cutouts are precise and accurate enough and promise unhindered usage of the power button, volume rockers, camera, and Nexus imprint. It includes pockets to store cash, or some ID, as well.
Priced at $90, the price does indeed justify the product. The majority of users gave a very positive review of the case and claim that it is a smooth and snug fit for your smartphone.
NOTABLE FEATURE: the best combination of that premium look, protection, and functionality.
2. Nunu Modish Case
The NuNu Modish is a wallet case for the Nexus 6P which uses carbon fiber as a base, and it gets style points. It has a raised lip to protect the screen from any damage, and the PU Leather on the outside is quite durable. It also presents the power button, volume rockers, camera, and the Nexus Imprint in a non-obstructive way.
The case can also act as a stand when the front is folded backward, which is a very convenient feature. It has 2 slots for cards, and a transparent one to store some ID. There is also another slot behind it to store some cash as well.
It is priced at $30 and is available in the following colors: blue, brown, pink, purple, black carbon fiber, white carbon fiber.
NOTABLE FEATURE: You can fold the case back, and use it as a stand.
3. Abacus 24-7 Case
The Abacus24-7 is a protective case, and the outer PU leather flap ensures that part. But, it also has functionality in mind, acting as a wallet, a stand, and also as a protective case as well.
It consists of 2 parts, the interior TPU case, and the exterior PU leather. It has a total of 4 slots. 2 to hold some cards, a transparent one to hold some ID, and a large one to hold some cash, as well. You also have the ability to fold the front flap backward so that the case acts as a stand.
It is aggressively priced at $20 and is available in the following colors: Black, blue, and purple. User reviews are mainly positive, but, with some remarking that the hole for the Nexus Imprint is quite too small to use comfortably.
NOTABLE FEATURE: You can fold the flap backward so that the case acts as a stand.
4. J&D Case
The J&D wallet case for the Nexus 6P is the perfect definition of a wallet case. The outer PU leather is quite stylish as well, whichever color variant you choose. Like any other typical wallet case, the J&D one has 3 slots. 2 slots to hold some cards, and a transparent slot to hold some ID. It also has a large pocket to hold some cash as well.
The J&D wallet case is priced at $29.95, and in the following colors: blue, brown, red and black.
Many users gave positive reviews. However, a small fraction of them claimed that the cutouts in the case were too small to access the Nexus Imprint feature.
NOTABLE FEATURE: The color options are quite stylish.
5. I-Blason Case
One word: slim. This must be one of the slimmest wallet cases for the Nexus 6P out there. It consists of an interior TPU case which snaps around your Nexus 6P.
The outer flap is made from top-notch vegan leather, which has a very good feel to the touch. It gives your smartphone a sense of luxury and also has exceptional craftsmanship. It has 3 slots. 2 slots to hold some cards, and a transparent slot to hold some ID. It also has a large pocket to hold a wad of cash as well.
It is priced aggressively at $15 and only appears in one variant. User reviews are positive.
NOTABLE FEATURE: A great case for the people who love leather for their smartphone.
6. Valkyrie Case
The Valkyrie case for the Nexus 6P is manufactured with flexibility in mind and is made from PU leather which is quite comfortable to hold. It integrates only 1 single card slot but takes protection seriously. The front of the case also doubles as a kickstand for your entertainment.
It retails for $25 and is available in the brown, pink, and white carbon fiber versions. User reviews remain positive, while some claim that the leather wears out after some time.
NOTABLE FEATURE: The case is quite light and minimalistic.
7. Arae Case
The Arae case for the Nexus 6P is made from synthetic leather which is quite soft to the touch. The leather also feels high-quality as well. The inside of the case is made from soft TPU, which prevents the smartphone from getting scratched on the inside. The front of the case also doubles as a kickstand for comfortable media consumption.
It retails for $20 and is available in the following colors: black, brown, purple and pink. User reviews remain positive, and they claim that the leather does not wear out that easily.
NOTABLE FEATURE: An all in one case which is competitively priced and is not too fancy.
8. Fintie Case
This case trumps every other case on this list regarding customization. But, I’ll get to that in a minute. Every variant of the Fintie case for the Nexus 6P is made from PU leather, and it feels good. It also doubles as a kickstand which is useful for media consumption.
The case retails for $25 and is available in a myriad of variants. I’ll list a few of them below:
- Light blue
- Stained glass
And that is to name a few.
NOTABLE FEATURE: The sheer number of variants this case has to offer is amazing.
9. Benuo Genuine Leather Case
The Benuo leather case for the Nexus 6P is made from genuine leather, so it effectively stands out from the rest of its competitors. The exterior of this case is made from the top of the line, premium, genuine leather which has an extremely soft feel to it.
It is a bit on the pricey side, retailing for $ 70 and coming in the black, brown, and red variants. However, that’s what you should expect from a case of this caliber.
User reviews state that the leather feels good while the case remains soft and comfortable to hold.
Notable feature: It also adds a wallet-like feature to the mix. 2 slots to store your ID as well as some cards.
10. Dretal Leather Folio Case
Man, this case is awesome. It is not your ordinary snap on leather case, oh no. This thing is just plain beautiful.
The outer layer of this case uses high-grade leather-like material which is quite soft to the touch and is very comfortable to hold. The interior, on the other hand, is made of a soft plastic.
The joint where the front flap of the case meets the back end is formed by ultrasonic welding and is resistant to high-temperature voltage as well (although, I can’t see why that’s necessary).
The Dretal leather folio retails for $15 and is available in black, brown, red and white. User reviews are positive with some claiming that the plastic is a tad bit too brittle and it starts to crack after a month or so of use.
Notable Feature: This case is unique, in the sense that it seamlessly combines the design of the leather flip cover and frosted polycarbonate back case.
The Nexus 6P is an all-around, well-built device. Leather, however, is an excellent alternative to the aluminum chassis which the Nexus 6P incorporates with its design.
If you believe that we’ve missed anything, please let us know using the comment section below.
Hi you haven’t mentioned on any of the cases if they support the sleep/wake function
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