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The best Google Pixel 5 cases you can buy

Even though it's made of aluminum, the Pixel 5 is still worth keeping safe!

Published onNovember 17, 2022

Google Pixel 5 in hand with display on
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The Google Pixel 5 was a rare flagship launched in 2020 in that wasn’t a glass sandwich. Instead, it sports an aluminum build wrapped in a uniquely textured bioresin. If you’re still hanging on to your Pixel 5, you’ll want to keep it safe for as long as possible. There aren’t too many options still available, but we’ve rounded up the very best Pixel 5 cases you can still get.

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Looking for more ways to keep your phone safe and get the most out of it? Don’t forget to check out our guide for the best case brands and mobile accessories you can get!

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Best Google Pixel 5 cases:

Spigen Rugged Armor

Pixel 5 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. It’s not the cheapest Pixel 5 case Spigen offers, but it’s still an excellent value.

Spigen Ultra Hybrid

Pixel 5 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 and design of your Pixel 5.

Tudia DualShield

gp5 tudia dualshield

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.

PHNX mnml case

PHNX Pixel 5 mnml case

If you don’t need much protection and just want a super thin case, the mnml case is as thin as it gets. It’s a simple, plain case that’s just .35mm thick. That means it adds no weight or bulk to your Pixel 5, but it also won’t add much protection. Still, if you’re careful it’s a nice little case to provide a bit of peace of mind. It comes in matte black, frosted black, and frosted white. 

Spigen Tough Armor

Pixel 5 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.

Caseology Parallax

gp5 caseology parallax

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.