Top 5 Best New Moto G Cases (2014 Edition)

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(Motorola)

The 2014 Moto G is the phone that PC World called “the best smartphone under $200.” With all the money you’ll save buying this great phone off-contract, you can splurge on a really nice case. All of the following cases are designed to fit the second generation Moto G, which was first released in late 2014. Read on to see which five cases for the new Moto G made our list.


1. TUDIA Ultra Slim Moto G Case

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(Tudia)

TUDIA’s Ultra Slim Melody case is quite an attractive offering. While this version of the case only comes in four colors, there’s enough diversity to suit most tastes. The case is easy to grip, and “sproingy” enough to make you feel secure in the event of a drop or impact to the phone. For the money you spend, this Moto G case is a great value.

Buy it here.


Pros:

  • Good array of case colors
  • Attractive back detail
  • Made from high quality thermoplastic polyurethane
  • Case is easy to grip and hang on to, even with slick hands
  • Easy access to ports

  • Cons:
  • No port covers to block dust
  • Could be more rugged
  • No waterproofing/dustproofing
  • Not sufficient for those who work in high-impact or outdoors professions
  • Some users may dislike case back detailing or level of case transparency

  • 2. Kroo Wristlet for Motorola Moto G (2014)

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    (Kroo)

    Kroo cases are a great choice for women who want a purse or wristlet that lets them carry their phone, cards, and cash all in once place. The left side of this wristlet houses your Moto G, while additional slots and compartments let you stash cards, ID cards, cash, coins, or other trinkets. There are many color options available, which is great news for people who like to coordinate their phone case with their outfit.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:
  • Available in eight different colors/patterns
  • Ample storage
  • Snap closure feels more secure than magnetic one
  • Relatively inexpensive
  • Slim profile

  • Cons:
  • Only has room for two cards in slots (plus one viewing window for ID)
  • Wristlet may not shut securely if you overstuff the wallet
  • Price can increase depending on case style
  • Some women may not feel this has enough storage for other extras like makeup
  • Zipper hardware may not be to all tastes

  • 3. Cruzerlite “Bugdroid” 2014 Moto G Case

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    (Cruzerlite)

    Cruzerlite makes a lot of cool cases, but there’s something especially appealing about this case design. Boasting a cool circuit board pattern and a friendly Android droid, this case makes a statement. Plus, it is available in a practically preposterous array of colors. The Moto G and Moto X are arguably the two most “pure” versions of Android phones out there, so showing a little Android pride with your case just makes sense.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:
  • 11 bold color options to choose from
  • Unique design, perfect for Android fans
  • Easy to install or remove
  • Durable TPU construction
  • Cutouts provide easy port access

  • Cons:
  • Impact resistance would be improved by incorporating silicone into the design
  • No port covers to block dust
  • Does not offer additional waterproofing or dustproofing
  • Not ideal for rugged outdoor environments

  • 4. MPERO IMPACT X Series Case for Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen)

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    (Empire)

    Five words: glow in the dark case. Doesn’t get much cooler than that. Of course, if glow in the dark isn’t really your thing, there are tons of other color options to choose from. Empire’s MPERO Impact line of cases are rugged, colorful, and boast a handy kickstand. If you want a Moto G case with color or glow in the dark accents, this is a solid buy.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:
  • Counting glow in the dark, there are seven color options
  • Easy to grip
  • Dual-layer construction
  • Locking kickstand
  • Precise cutouts for port access

  • Cons:
  • Glow in the dark case can be distracting in movie theaters or on your nightstand
  • Inexpensive price tag may not inspire confidence in some shoppers
  • This case gets high marks for grippability, but there are better cases out there in terms of grip
  • No single-color case options
  • Does not add waterproofing

  • 5. Poetic Affinity New Moto G Case

    new moto g cases

    (Poetic)

    This Moto G case looks so cool. It has a frosted transparent back shell, which is designed to highlight the Moto G’s lines and not your fingerprints. This case comes with a three-year warranty, which ensures your peace of mind. The corners of the case are reinforced, and the grips on the sides make this case easy to hold on to.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:
  • Inexpensive
  • Cool design
  • Good grippability
  • Great corner reinforcement
  • Raised lip for screen protection

  • Cons:
  • Won’t be in stock until mid-October
  • Limited color options
  • Not waterproof
  • Not military-grade drop protection
  • Low cost may not inspire confidence in some shoppers

  • Considering getting someone an electronics gift? Check out our Gifts section for tons of great gift recommendations, or visit our ultimate guides to the best gifts for women and best gifts for men.


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    Anonymous

    I bought the poetic case around mid October and it still hasnt shipped. I did buy from some smart shop seller on amazon not the one marked Poetic but anyways i cancelled the order and got my money back. And I found a case that says Moto G on Poetics website (will be in stock Nov. 30th) http://www.poeticcases.com/affinity-5

    meat

    The “buy it here” link for the poetic case goes to a case for Moto X. Is there a poetic case for Moto G 2nd gen?

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