Google’s Pixel 5 is a rare flagship in 2020 in that it’s not a glass sandwich. Instead, it sports an aluminum build wrapped in a uniquely textured bioresin. If you’re going to splash the cash for Google’s latest, you’ll want to keep it safe for as long as possible. We’ve rounded up the very best Pixel 5 cases you can get to protect your new phone.
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Best Google Pixel 5 cases:
Editor’s note: We’ll update this list of the best Google Pixel 5 cases as new options launch.
Spigen Rugged Armor
No case list is truly complete without a few options from Spigen. The manufacturer is one of the best names in the game, and it offers quite a few cases for the Pixel 5. Spigen’s Rugged Armor is a basic TPU case in matte black with a few carbon fiber details. A raised lip safeguards your screen and camera, and Spigen’s tactile button covers protect each edge of your new phone.
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PHNX MNML Case
If you like thin cases and want to preserve the look and feel of your Pixel 5, then the PHNX MNML Case might be the case for you. At just 0.35mm thin, you’ll barely even notice that you have a case on your phone. The case works with wireless chargers, is branding free and has protective camera cutouts. The PHNX MNML Case sells for $27 and is available in 3 colors, frosted black, white, and matte black. Right now, you can also get 15% off with discount code 15AA at checkout.
Spigen Ultra Hybrid
The draw of Spigen’s Ultra Hybrid case is all in the name. It combines a crystal-clear back panel with a flexible TPU bumper. You can opt for either a clear or black bumper, and the raised bezels should help protect your camera and display. The Ultra Hybrid is the best of both worlds, and it’s one of the best cases if you want to show off the color of your Pixel 5.
The best way to protect your Pixel 5 from drops and scratches is with a heavy-duty hybrid case. This option from Tudia covers all of the bases thanks to a soft TPU liner wrapped in a tough polycarbonate shell. Tudia’s DualShield even comes with a MIL-STD 810G certification for drop protection. You can grab your DualShield in black, blue, rose gold, or Metallic Slate.
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Easyacc slim case
Not everyone needs a rugged hybrid model — sometimes, a sleek bumper is all you want for your Google Pixel 5. This slim case from Easyacc is a simple TPU liner with a raised camera bump and tactile button covers. While the soft material may not be excellent against scratches, the texture offers a great grip and shouldn’t slide on any surfaces. Easyacc’s slim case comes in matte black.
Sparin Google Pixel 5 clear case
If you want to show off your brand new phone, you may want to turn your attention to a crystal-clear case. This offering from Sparin consists of flexible TPU, so it should be easy to apply and remove in just seconds. Sparin designed its case to absorb impacts, and the reinforced corners provide cushioning while doubling as protective lips. Even better, Sparin’s case comes in a two-pack in case accidents happen.
We’ve covered plenty of TPU cases so far on this list, but Anccer’s Colorful option offers a pop of color and excellent scratch resistance. It’s a hard polycarbonate shell that snaps on in seconds, and it comes in black, blue, and green so far. Unfortunately, the Anccer Colorful does not offer built-in button protection, but the raised lips should help in case of drops.
Spigen Tough Armor
Our last pick from Spigen might also be the toughest Pixel 5 case on the list. It’s a two-piece hybrid option that goes by the name of Tough Armor. The soft internal layer helps to absorb impacts while the rock-solid outer shell brushes off scratches and scrapes. Better yet, the Tough Armor features a built-in kickstand so you can binge your favorite shows hands-free. Spigen’s case is one of the bulkier bets, but it’s tough to top the protection.
Another tough customer, Otterbox’s Defender, is an all-around solid option for both drop and scratch protection. It has a somewhat large cutout between the camera housing and the fingerprint sensor, but otherwise, it wraps your Pixel 5 in top-notch hybrid security. Otterbox tests all of its cases to four times the military standard, and the TPU bumper is thick enough to handle just about anything. The defender is currently available in black.
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Caseology’s Parallax is one of our all-around favorites, and it finds its way onto most of our top case lists. It’s a hybrid option that stars a unique triangular pattern on the back for both grip and style. The Parallax is perfect if you want a pop of color for your Pixel 5 to go with your maximum protection. It comes in navy blue, Aqua Green, and burgundy. No matter what color you choose, the Caseology Parallax is tough enough for a MIL-STD 810G rating but thin enough to handle wireless charging with ease.
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These are the best Google Pixel 5 cases you can get your hands on, in our opinion. We’ll update this post with new models once they launch.