Top Ten Best Cases for the Google Pixel 3

Smartphones with all-glass designs are all the rage in 2018 with most handset makers releasing phones with glass panels front and back. While Google has followed the trend with its Pixel 3, the phone sports a two-tone finish on its rear glass panel that brings some texture and relief from the mega glossy phones that have launched this year. Despite the added grip, the Pixel 3’s glass back is still susceptible to cracks and scratches which means it could be a great idea to wrap a protective case around it to help keep it in pristine condition.

Speck Presidio Grip

Kicking things off is the Presidio Grip case that features a dual-layer design with an inner lining made of IMPACTIUM that absorbs the impact from drops of up to 10-feet and an outer polycarbonate shell that guards against scratches. There is a raised bezel to protect the display when the phone is laid face-down on a flat surface, raised edges on the rear of the case to provide added grip, and the case is thin enough to maintain compatibility with wireless charging. Available in Black or Charcoal Grey, Speck’s Presidio Grip case can be ordered from Amazon for $39.95.

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Tudia MERGE

Tudia has the Pixel 3 covered with its MERGE series of heavy-duty cases that feature an inner shock-absorbing layer made of TPU and an outer shell made of polycarbonate. The case has precise cutouts to access the power and volume buttons, as well as the charging port and fingerprint reader. The raised edges protect the display when the phone is laid face-down on a flat surface while the lip is compatible with most screen protectors. Tudia’s MERGE case for Pixel 3 is available for $8.90 from Amazon in Rose Gold, Matte Black, Metallic Slate, and Mint.

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UAG PLYO Series

Under Armor Gear’s PLYO Series case features a feather-lite construction with a hard outer shell and an impact resistant inner layer that helps to cushion impacts. The over-sized tactile buttons aid accessing control buttons while there are scratch resistant pads on the rear and the screen surround that help protect the phone. The case meets military drop-test standards (MIL-STD 810G) and remains compatible with the Pixel 3’s Active Edge and wireless charging functions. Available in Ice or Glacier colors, the PLYO case costs $39.95 directly from UAG.

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Poetic Guardian

Adding to the heavy-duty line-up is Poetic with its Guardian case that brings 360-degree protection to the Pixel 3. The case features a built-in screen protector, a transparent polycarbonate rear panel to add grip and guard against scratches, and a TPU inner layer and bumper to absorb impacts. You can grab Poetic’s Guardian case in Black, Blue, Green, and Pink from Amazon for $16.95.

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Spigen Ultra Hybrid S

Spigen is a brand that is often mentioned in our case guides, and here we have the transparent Ultra Hybrid S case that has dual layer protection and a built-in kickstand. The outer layer is made of polycarbonate to protect against scratches while the TPU inner layer absorbs shock created by bumps and drops. The built-in kickstand is made of metal and has a magnetic snap for ease of use while the raised lip and camera cutout protects the display and camera when the phone is laid on a flat surface. The transparent Ultra Hybrid S case from Spigen is available from Amazon for $13.99.

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Foluu Wallet Case

Foluu’s Wallet Case brings a combination of protection and functionality into the mix with its premium PU Leather outer layer and the soft TPU inner that holds the Pixel 3 in place. Boasting an internal slot that can hold a bank or ID card, the built-in stand with its adjustable viewing angles makes it easy to watch content hands-free. Available for $9.99 from Amazon, the Foluu Wallet Case can be had in Black, Blue, Gold, Gray, or Rose colors.

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Ringke Fusion

Ringke’s Fusion case boasts a polycarbonate outer layer and a TPU inner while maintaining a slim profile. The transparent TPU bumper is compatible with the Pixel 3’s Active Edge functionality as well as its wireless charging capability. The case has raised bezels to shield the screen when the phone is lifted off of flat surfaces, and there is a built-in lanyard hole to attach neck or wrists straps to. You can buy the Ringke Fusion case for $8.99 from Amazon in Clear or Smoked colors.

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Spigen Liquid Crystal

Spigen features in the list again with its Liquid Crystal case that brings simplicity and transparency to the Pixel 3. The case is made of a durable anti-slip TPU material which maintains a slim profile while still protecting the phone. This also means that the phone’s Active Edge and wireless charging functions are fully operational and that the phone is easy on the pocket. Spigen’s Liquid Crystal case can be purchased from Amazon for $11.99.

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Anccer Ultra Thin

Anccer’s Ultra Thin shell case is made of polycarbonate and protects the Pixel 3 from scratches and features a ‘gravel’ skin texture to add more shininess to the equation. With accurate cutouts to achieve easy access to the ports and control buttons, the case adds just 0.3mm to the thickness of the phone. Anccer’s Ultra Thin case is available from Amazon for $12.99 in the following colors – Black, Green, Smooth Black, Blue, Gold, Pink, Red, and Silver.

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Matte Shell by Case Escape

Bringing a touch of design to the list is Case Escape with its Matte Shell case that is made from an impact resistant polycarbonate plastic. There’s a choice between ten nature-inspired designs that are printed on to the case with eco-friendly ink. The Matte Shell is available in Mountain Fog, California Skies, Color Blocks, Dense Forest, Golden Forest, Blue Marble, Wood Blocks, Violet Forest, White Chevron, and White Marble designs from Amazon for $19.99.

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About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).