Best protective case/cover option for LG Nexus 4?
However I have looked a lot into this. I opted for the Rearth Ringke Slim case, and for the front the Skinomi Techskin protective film.
However if you are looking for more protection, the ionic guardian armor case seems to be the favourite among users
The Rearth is certainly the most pleasing, but it leaves the top and bottom edges exposed, and it's not made of TPU rubber (like most others are), but plastic instead. With TPU cases, more shock is absorbed upon dropping, but they're typically a little thicker.
You can also look into "bumper" cases. I know that LG makes a custom one (but it's expensive, like $20), but Poetic makes multicolor ones too. However, Poetic's Nexus 4 case isn't the best quality, the rubber edge tends to start peeling away from the plastic component after some light use.
I ordered my Nexus 4 Friday and immediately after ordered a case from Seidio. With the Nexus 4 they offer an even better protective case called the Convert, not available yet, so I went for the surface and will order the Convert add on kit when it becomes available.