The 7 Best Google Pixel Cases of 2019

The best fit for the 2, 2XL, 3, and 3XL

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The Rundown

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Spigen Tough Armor Case with Kickstand

Spigen Tough Armor Case with Kickstand

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With the Spigen Tough Armor’s military-grade protection features, its use of air cushion technology in each corner, and its slim and pocket-friendly design, there are lots of reasons this case is our top pick.

If you’re the type that drops your phone often or lets your kids play with your phone, this is the best Google Pixel case for you. It's shock-resistant and offers dual-layered protection — the first layer is for shock absorption, while the second layer keeps you phone scratch-free, keeping your Google Pixel safe even if you accidentally drop it. The Spigen Tough Armor phone case also allows for hands-free use, thanks to a nifty kickstand built into the back. It has responsive buttons so all your controls work as they should, as well as an ergonomic cutout for easy fingerprint recognition.

The Spigen Tough Armor Case with Kickstand is available in black, gunmental, mint, and rose gold color options. Our featured model fits the Pixel 3, but this same case is also available for the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, and Pixel 3 XL.

Best Budget: Cimo Matte Cover Phone Case

For those who want a sleek, basic phone case on a budget, this matte case from Cimo is a great-looking option with an ultra-slim profile that shows off the Pixel's beautiful design. If you're a minimalist that doesn't want any bells and whistles, this case is a basic as it gets. Because it's so slim, the Cimo doesn't offer the same level of drop protection — it's much better at guarding against scratches than it is at protecting against a shattered screen. With precise cutouts, the case allows easy access to the phone’s ports while keeping the speakers and cameras unobstructed.

This case is available in a range of matte colors including black, gray, pink, and light blue. This case fits the Pixel 3, but Cimo makes the same case for Pixel 2 and the 2016 models of the Pixel and Pixel XL.

Best Value: Spigen Rugged Armor

The Spigen Rugged Armor case remains one of the most popular Google Pixel cases around. Overall, it offers the best value for your money: decent protection, a high-quality look and feel, and a surprisingly affordable price tag. The case is made from flexible TPU and is equipped with Spigen's "Air Cushion Technology" to protect against drops. In fact, this phone case is certified military-grade and has even been drop-tested to ensure effective protection.

The design is optimized for ease of use. The phone case cutouts don’t get in the way of the side buttons, camera, sensors, speakers, or charging port, and the material gives you a bit of grip while remaining clear of fingerprints and smudges.

The Spigen Rugged Armor case is only available in black. Our featured model is for the Pixel 3, but you can also purchase this case for the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, and Pixel 3 XL.

Best Protection: Crave Dual Guard Protection Series

If you have an active lifestyle and are always on the go, it can be a challenge to keep your phone in tip-top condition. That’s why getting a phone case with a little extra protection can be a lifesaver (or device-saver). The Crave Dual Guard case is made with two layers: one of thermo-polyurethane and another of high-grade polycarbonate for increased protection. The Crave Dual Guard phone case has a slim and compact fit that's durable without being bulky. And with its subtle grippy texture, you’ll have no trouble holding your phone securely.

The buttons on the case align perfectly with your phone's controls and allow unobstructed access to the power button. Likewise, the controls for the volume are easy to access, and the front and rear-facing cameras are totally unimpeded.

This case is available in a variety of colors depending on which phone you're buying for. Our featured pick fits the Pixel 3 XL, but you can also get the Crave Dual Guard for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

Best Clear: Trianium Clarium Series

You may want to go case-free, but the thought of your uncovered Pixel hitting the ground may be too much to bear. A clear case can give you some much-needed protection while showing off every angle of your device. The Clarium Series case from Trianium leaves nothing to the imagination — its ultra-clear plastic design lets your phone shine through, and the TPU bumper and scratch-resistant coating protect it from the odd impact or encounter with a set of keys in your bag. It also has a slim profile that doesn’t add much bulk to the original dimensions of your phone and grip-friendly material to minimize drops.

The Clarium Series case also features a raised edge that helps protect your screen from scratches (a must-have with the Pixel 3's new "Flip to Shhh" feature). Precise cutouts give you unobstructed access to the cameras and charging ports.

This case fits the Pixel 3, but Trianium makes the same case for the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, and Pixel 3 XL.

Best Style: Moment Photo Case in Walnut

Aesthetes will love this Pixel 3 XL case from Moment, which is made from a combination of rubber and real wood. (This case is compatible with attachable Moment lenses by the same company, so if you're interested in purchasing a high-quality photo lens for your smartphone, this case is already ready for it.) But you don't have to have the lens to appreciate the style of this case — it looks great on its own, and nothing about the design makes it look like there's an attachment missing.

The wood on the back not only looks nice, but it also provides natural texture that helps you keep a good grip on your phone. As an added protection against drops, you can customize your case with a Moment wrist strap that keeps your Pixel securely in hand.

The Moment Photo Case is available for Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, and Pixel 3, in addition to this Pixel 3 XL case.

Runner-Up, Best Style: Sonix Clear Series Case

If you’re the type who wants a phone case with some personality, check out these partially-transparent designs from Sonix. This case, which is available for both the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL, is available in four different patterns: this palm leaf design, a pink-and-green quartz swirl, a daisy floral print, and a pineapple pattern. These cases have a flair of personal style and still let your device shine through.

The Sonix case is drop-test certified from 6.6 feet, so it'll actually keep your phone safe while looking great. The shock-absorbent rubber sides are also compatible with the Pixel's "squeeze" feature, and the best part: it's compatible with wireless charging, so you aren't constantly prying it on and off.