The Google Pixel 4a isn’t even hot off of the presses yet, but there is already a laundry list of cases to choose from. It may be a budget-friendly device at just $349, but it’s still worth protecting. If you’re planning to give the latest phone by Google a try, here are the best cases you can get for the Pixel 4a right now.
See also: Google Pixel 4a review
The best Google Pixel 4a cases:
Editor’s note: We will continue to update this list of the best cases for the Pixel 4a as more are released.
There’s no doubt that MNML is an expert in its craft — and that craft is thin, minimalist phone cases. Its cases are the best way to prevent scratches and scrapes while keeping the sleek footprint that Google created. The MNML case is completely free of branding, and it supports wireless charging easily at just 0.35mm thick. You can grab yours in frosted black, matte black, or frosted white.
Caseology’s Vault keeps the simple, sleek look that defines the Pixel 4a. It comes in matte black with a texturized TPU finish that’s easy to grip. The Caseology Vault uses a 1.2mm lip around the screen and a 2mm lip around the camera for some added peace of mind. Better yet, the Caseology Vault is MIL-STD 810G certified for drop-resistance.
Spigen Thin Fit
Spigen offers plenty of rough and ready cases that can stand up to tough drops, but the Thin Fit is a great bet if you want thin and light protection. It’s made of durable polycarbonate with precise cutouts for all of the buttons and ports. The Thin Fit case also has a special slot for a metal plate so that you can use car phone mounts without any trouble.
The second option from Caseology adds hybrid protection and a unique triangular finish to the brand-new Pixel 4a. You can try the Parallax in Classic Blue, Coral Pink, Matte Black, and Google’s own Purple-ish finish. The case combines a soft TPU shell with a rigid polycarbonate bumper for MIL-STD certified protection. Precise cutouts also allow for easy access to all of the ports and buttons.
Spigen Rugged Armor
Spigen is a dominant name in phone cases, and its second appearance on this list shows just what it can do with flexible TPU designs. The Rugged Armor comes in a matte black finish with carbon fiber detailing and the flexible design means it’s easy to apply or remove in seconds. Although the case itself is very thin, it utilizes a spider web pattern on the inside and raised lips for reinforcement.
Poetic’s Revolution case finds its way onto many of our best lists because it’s one tough nut to crack. It offers full 360-degree protection with a beefy back panel and a polycarbonate lip that features a built-in screen protector. The Revolution isn’t the easiest case to add or remove, but that’s because the protection is just that tight. Even the back of the case doubles as a built-in kickstand for hands-free media streaming.
As the toughest name in phone cases, it should come as no surprise that Otterbox is rounding out our list. The commuter is another hybrid case with a soft TPU cover protected by a hard polycarbonate shell. it comes in classic black and Cupid’s Way Pink if you want to add a touch of color. Port covers keep dirt and debris away from the Pixel’s precious internals, and the case is thin enough to support wireless charging.
ESR metal kickstand case
ESR’s case offers a blend of style and protection with a durable metal kickstand thrown in for good measure. It’s another clear TPU option for maximum impact resistance and you can watch your shows hands-free vertically or horizontally. You can charge wirelessly with the ESR case applied, though the manufacturer recommends keeping the kickstand off of your charger.
The new Pixel 4a should fit into your pocket without much trouble, and it would fit even easier if you could leave your wallet behind. Hoomil’s wallet case allows you to do just that with two built-in card slots and a large cash pocket tucked in behind them. The case is made of PU leather and a TPU bumper, so it should offer ample protection. You can also use the front cover as a folding kickstand to watch your favorite shows.
Spigen Tough Armor
Spigen’s third and final Pixel 4a case is a great bet if you want maximum protection. The Tough Armor lives up to its name with a hybrid TPU and polycarbonate design. The soft bumper guards against drops and the rugged outer shell stands up to daily scratches. It has a kickstand built into the back, though it may not be quite as durable as the previous ESR option in that respect.
Catalyst calls its Pixel 4a case “a featherweight contender with the security of a tank.” It weighs in at just 44g and the built-in Air Cushion technology helps to insulate your phone against drops from nearly 10 feet. The case itself easily supports wireless charging and there’s a special slot in the back panel to hold a spare SIM card and a removal tool.