Best Pixel 2 XL cases

Google launched its Pixel 2 handsets on October 5th, boasting high-end specifications and premium pricing, with the Pixel 2 XL coming in at $849. Paying such a large amount for a smartphone means it’s only common sense to protect your investment, and getting a great case for the handset is the first step you should take. Join us below for our list of the best cases for the Pixel 2 XL. 

Google Live Case

It makes sense to start a case from Google, with the Live Case offering a ton of customization in the form of artworks, your own personal photos, favorite places or perhaps even a landscape from Google Earth. You can choose the slim, single layer design with a hard exterior shell or the dual-layer case with a supportive interior layer inside the hard exterior shell. The single layer case will run you to $40 while the dual-layer option costs $50, direct from Google itself.

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Speck Presidio Clear case

What’s the point of buying a Pixel 2 XL in its awesome Panda coloring if the case hides its beauty from the world? The Presidio Clear case will both protect your phone with ease and allow everyone to marvel at the panda design. With its two layers of protection that guard against drops of up to 8 feet, raised bezel screen protection, and resistance to UV discoloration, the Presidio Clear case represents a solid option, and it’s certified as a ‘made for‘ Google product. You can grab the Presidio Clear case direct from Speck for $44.95.

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Caseology Vault Series

Just because you’ve bought an expensive phone doesn’t mean you have an unlimited budget, but that doesn’t mean you don’t want a quality product to protect your lovely new Pixel 2 XL. With that in mind, the Caseology Vault series case offers a slim, shock absorbing option to consider. Its thin TPU material provides extra grip and shock absorption while maintaining a slim and lightweight profile. You can snap up the Caseology Vault Series case for just $11.99 from Amazon

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Case-Mate Wallet Folio case

Sometimes you need more from your case, and this is where the Case-Mate Wallet Folio comes in. Made out of genuine leather and featuring slots for your bank cards, ID, and cash, the Wallet Folio case adds functionality to the Pixel 2 XL, protects just about every aspect of the phone and means you can leave your actual wallet at home. The Case-Mate Wallet Folio can be bought in black from Amazon for $59.99.

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Spigen Tough Armour with Kickstand

Featuring dual-layered protection against drops, the Spigen Tough Armour offers a mix of added functionality, ruggedness, and a clean design. There’s a built-in kickstand for hands-free viewing, and despite its ruggedness, the case is pocket-friendly and still allows for easy use of the Active Edge. Spigen’s Tough Armour case is just $17.99 from Amazon in either black or gunmetal colors.

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Plush Rabbit Case

The Pixel 2 XL may be a flagship smartphone with serious specifications, but that doesn’t mean you don’t know how to have fun. And what could be more out there than this Plush Rabbit case that is made of faux fur, protecting the Pixel 2 XL and projecting a fun, if somewhat loony outlook on life. The case also offers a touch of bling with the diamond-crystal ring around the rear-camera cutout. The Plush Rabbit case in a variety of designs at $14.89 on Amazon.

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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).