It’s been almost 5 years since I broke the screen on my Galaxy S3. Ever since then, I have used a case on all of my smartphones and have never cracked the screen. Well, a few weeks back I forgot to put the case back on while using my Honor 8 and dropped it. Even though it was a very small 6-inch drop, it fell face down into one of stones in my backyard, causing the screen to crack.
It seems to me pretty obvious that the Nexus 5 screen will crack if you drop it without a case. So to prove the point, I did a drop test of my brand, new Nexus 5 with a CruzerLite case, which I have been using for many of my other Android devices and it protects your phone well, especially the screen.