Top ten best cases for the Pixel 3 XL

Google officially took the wraps off the Pixel 3 XL at its launch event on October 9th, unveiling a handset with a two-tone glass design and a rather large notch on its display. While there isn’t much you can do about the notch other than disabling it, you can protect the Pixel 3 XL’s glass rear panel from damage by wrapping it in a case. We’ve done the hard work for you and found ten of the best cases available for the Pixel 3 XL, all you have to do is join us after the break for more details. 



Tudia’s MERGE case brings heavy-duty protection to the Pixel 3 XL with its dual-layered design consisting of a polycarbonate exterior to guard against scratches and a flexible TPU interior that absorbs the shock from drops and bumps. The case features raised edges to protect the display when its lid face down on a flat surface, and there’s easy access to the volume and power controls. Despite offering heavy-duty protection, the case maintains compatibility with the Pixel 3 XL’s Active Edge and wireless charging functions. Available in Mint, Matte Black, Metallic Slate, and Rose Gold, the Tudia Merge case costs $8.90 from Amazon

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Speck Presidio Stay Clear


The Presidio Stay Clear case from Speck keeps the design of the Pixel 3 XL on view to the public while bringing dual-layered protection into the mix. The IMPACTIUM inner layer and polycarbonate outer shell combine to protect against bumps and scratches as well as drops of up to 8-feet. Compatibility with wireless charging is maintained while the raised bezel helps protect the phone’s display if it lands face down. There’s also a special coating that helps to prevent discoloration caused by UV rays and oil absorption. The Presidio Stay Clear case is available directly from Speck for $44.95.

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OtterBox Symmetry

The Symmetry case from OtterBox maintains compatibility with the Pixel 3 XL’s wireless charging and Active Edge functions while protecting the case from bumps and knocks. With an easy-to-install one-piece design and a raised beveled edge screen bumper to protect the display when its laid face down, the case is pocket-friendly. Available from Amazon in Clear or lack, the Symmetry case from OtterBox costs $49.95.

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UAG Monarch

UAG’s Monarchy case boasts a featherlight leather and alloy metal design with five layers of protection and military grade drop protection (MIL-STD 810G 516.6). The case has an impact-resistant inner-core while the honeycomb design provides extra grip. Over-sized tactile buttons protect the phone’s control buttons, and the case is compatible with wireless charging and Active Edge functions. The Monarch case is available in Black or Crimson for $59.95 direct from UAG.

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Spigen Ultra Hybrid S

Mixing simplicity with functionality is Spigen’s Ultra Hybrid S case that sports a transparent polycarbonate rear with a flexible TPU bumper and a built-in metal kickstand for hands-free viewing. The Air-Cushion technology protects the phone with military-grade protection while the raised lip and rear camera cutout protect the display and the lens when laid on flat surfaces. The Ultra Hybrid S case is compatible with the Pixel 3 XL’s wireless charging and Active Edge functions and is available for $13.99 from Amazon.

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VRS Design Ultra Slim

The Ultra Slim case from VRS Design is made of flexible TPU material that protects the phone against low-impact drops and bumps while maintaining a slim profile. The rear panel has a smooth matte finish that resists fingerprints while the waved texture and red accent provide a sporty design. The Ultra Slim case from VRS DEsign can be had in Black or Gray for $10.99 from Amazon.

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Google Fabric Case

Google’s Fabric case for the Pixel 3 XL offers a unique design with its nylon and polyester knit exterior and microfiber interior layer. Designed to match the Pixel 3 XL’s finish, the Fabric case features color co-ordinated power buttons and maintain wireless charging and Active Edge functionality. Available in Carbon, indigo, Fog, and Pink Moon, the Fabric case costs $40 from Amazon or directly from Google.

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Maxboost Wallet Case

Made from quality crafter PU Leather, Maxboost’s Wallet case protects the front and the rear of the Pixel while offering 3-in-1 functionality. There are three card slots on the inside of the front flap where you can store your bank or ID cards, and the case can switch to a horizontal position to facilitate viewing content hands-free. The front flap is kept tidy by the magnetic clasp, and the case is compatible with wireless charging. You can grab the Maxboost wallet case from Amazon for $8.40.

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Teelevo Wallet case

Teelevo’s Wallet case offers dual-layered protection with its TPU inner layer that absorbs shock and its polycarbonate exterior that wards off scratches. The case boasts a hidden compartment that can store up to 2 bank or ID cards and there’s even a built-in kickstand for hands-free viewing. Teelevo’s Wallet can be ordered from Amazon for $12.99 in Black, Purple, or Rose Gold.

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ESR Essential Twinkle

Besides an intriguing name, ESR’s Essential Twinkle case boasts a soft TPU construction with a transparent rear and a black bumper. The case is 1mm thick and features Air-Guard Corner protection as well as a microdot patterning design that helps to prevent the ‘Wet-look.’ The TPU material is resistant to yellowing and features raised camera and screen edges to help protect the display and camera lens when the phone is laid on a flat surface. You can grab ESR’s Essential Twinkle case from Amazon for $10.99.

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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).