Oct 18th, 2016

The Pixel and Pixel XL are two of the most highly anticipated Android devices of the year. Some Android phones don’t have a lot of great cases to choose from, but it’s looking like the Pixel phones will not suffer from that problem. There are already plenty of good-looking cases from Google and other 3rd-party case makers. Check out thel list below to find a nice case for your phone.

Best Pixel Cases

Here are some of our favorite cases for the Pixel so far. Most of these cases also have versions for the Pixel XL, but make sure you are buying the correct version.

Google Live Cases

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If you want to go the official route, Google has their own line of “Live Cases” for the Pixel. There are a wide variety of designs to choose from, some of which can be customized by you. Use your own photos of stylized maps. The cases also have a built-in shortcut button.

Buy from Google

Cimo Grip

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Lightweight, slim case made with grippy TPU material. Raised bezels protect the display and camera from flat surfaces. Dot pattern inside prevents watermarking on the back of phone. Available in black, teal, and clear.

Buy from Amazon

 

Cimo Matte

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Lightweight, slim TPU case with a matte finish. The matte finish provides a more smooth and less grippy feel. Raised bezels protect the camera and display from flat surfaces. Available in black, blue, and smoke gray.

Buy from Amazon

 

Cimo Wave

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Lightweight, slime TPU case with a distinctive wave pattern on the back. The case combines smooth and matte textures to create the wave pattern. Raised bezels protect the display and camera from flat surfaces. Available in black, purple, and clear.

Buy from Amazon

 

Cimo X

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Lightweight, slim case made with TPU material. The back combines a dimpled texture with a clear “X” pattern. The dimple texture adds anti-slip properties for more grip. Available in black and clear.

Buy from Amazon

 

Pleson Tou

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Thin, crystal clear, and flexible case made with TPU material. The inside is covered with a dot pattern that prevents watermarking and refraction. The edges are raised to protect the display and camera from flat surfaces.

Buy from Amazon

 

Spigen Liquid Crystal

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The Liquid Crystal is a clear TPU case that allows the beauty of the Pixel to shine through. It’s flexible and lightweight, but still protects the phone from scratches and dings. Beveled openings give easy access to the buttons and fingerprint scanner.

Buy from Amazon

 

Spigen Rugged Armor

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The Rugged Armor is a flexible TPU case that looks like a more hardcore protective case. You get the rugged look without all the added bulk. Beveled openings give easy access to the buttons and fingerprint scanner.

Buy from Amazon

 

Spigen Slim Armor

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Slim Armor is a dual-layered case. The inside is covered in soft TPU, while the outer shell is a hard polycarbonate. This combination creates a soft cushion with the benefit of hard outer protection. The case also has a kickstand and comes in black or gunmetal.

Buy from Amazon

 

Spigen Tough Armor

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The Tough Armor is Spigen’s most durable and protective case. It has a soft inside layer and bumper made of TPU. The rest of the phone is covered in hard polycarbonate. It does add extra bulk, but it’s worth it for protection. Available in gunmetal, black, and silver.

Buy from Amazon

 

iBeek Crystal Bumper

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This case combines a bumper and a crystal case. All side of the phone are protected with a soft TPU bumper. The back of the phone is a crystal clear hard plastic. You get shock absorption and you can still see the beauty of the phone. Available in black and clear.

Buy from Amazon
 

Best Pixel XL Cases

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We’ve picked out some cases specifically for the Pixel XL as well. Keep in mind that most of the cases listed above have versions for the XL, and most of the cases listed below have versions for the regular Pixel.

Google Live Cases

There is also, of course, a Live Case for the Pixel XL. These cases come in a wide variety of designs to choose from, some of which can be customized by you. Use your own photos of stylized maps. The cases also have a built-in shortcut button.

Buy from Google

 

Kugi Defense Shield

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This is a TPU case with extra protection around the corners. The entire case is made from the same soft TPU material, but it’s much thicker on the corners. This is great for drop protection. Available in black and clear.

Buy from Amazon

 

LK Ultra

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Lightweight and flexible, the LK Ultra case is made from soft TPU. It’s super thin, but just thick enough to protect against scratches and dings. All ports and buttons are cut out for easy access. Comes in pink, purple, black, clear, and mint.

Buy from Amazon

 

Maxboost Liquid Skin

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This case claims to be the “world’s thinnest,” but it’s probably no thinner than the other TPU cases on this list. It’s super lightweight and flexible. Protects against scratches and has cutouts where you need them. Only available in clear.

Buy from Amazon

 

Maxboost mSnap Heavy Duty

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This is a thin, hard polycarbonate case. The interior is soft, but the exterior is smooth and rigid. It snaps on and covers the back and sides. If you want something super thin, but not rubbery like TPU, this is a case to try. Available in black.

Buy from Amazon

 

Orzly AirFrame

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The Orzly AirFrame is one of the most unique looking cases on this list. It gives your Pixel the look of the Nexus 6P. The camera is surrounded by a piece of hard plastic that runs across the top. Underneath is a soft textured TPU for grip.

Buy from Amazon

 

Sparin Soft Clear

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This Sparin case is no different from the other TPU cases on this list, but it’s a great deal. You get the same scratch resistance and cutouts for all the buttons. The great thing about this case is you get 2 for the price of 1.

Buy from Amazon

More great accessories!

Now that you’ve got a great case, it’s time to grab some other accessories for your Pixel. We’ve got a great list of chargers, docks, skins, and much more to choose from. Head on over to our full accessories post to find something awesome to add to your Pixel or Pixel XL.

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