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The best Google Pixel 8 Pro cases you can buy

AI smarts won't protect your Pixel 8 Pro, but these cases will.

Published onApril 4, 2024

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Ryan Haines / Android Authority

The Google Pixel 8 Pro might have some crazy new AI smarts, but all of that does little when it smashes into the ground. To protect your investment, you’ll want to grab a case. To help find the right option for you, we’ve rounded up the best Pixel 8 Pro cases you can buy.

Want to learn more? Check out our in-depth guides to the best phone cases and the best phone accessories you can buy. Wrong phone? Check out our picks for the best Google Pixel 8 cases.

The best Pixel 8 Pro cases

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Caseology Nano Pop

Caseology Nano Pop Pixel 8 Pro case
  • Striking two-tone design
  • Soft silicone finish
  • Great color options
  • Affordable

The Caseology Nano Pop has a simple design, but one that will make your Pixel 8 Pro stand out from the crowd. It’s a silicone case with a soft-touch finish, but the highlight is the pop of color around the camera bump. It covers the entire module, which also helps keep your phone safe from drops. It comes in three different two-tone designs: Black Sesame, Blueberry Navy, and Burgundy Bean. All three look great and are very affordable, making this a great Pixel 8 Pro case that we’d recommend to just about anyone.

CYRILL Ultra Color

CYRILL Ultra Color Pixel 8 Pro case
  • Sleek design
  • Soft silicone finish
  • Limited color options
  • Not the cheapest

The CYRILL Ultra Color is similar to the Nano Pop above but with a slightly more subtle design. The contrasting color doesn’t cover the whole camera module, instead forming a ring around it for a less abrasive look. Combined with the textured sides, this is a very elegant case that won’t add much extra weight and bulk to your phone. It also comes in great colors: Kale, Dusk, and Deep Sea. It runs a bit more expensive than the case above, but it’s still one of the more affordable Pixel 8 Pro cases on our list.

Google Pixel 8 Pro Case

Google Pixel 8 Pro case
  • Great colors
  • Slim and light
  • Limited protection
  • A bit pricey

Google’s own Pixel 8 Pro case is a minimalist’s dream. It’s a very simple, form-fitting silicone case with a soft touch finish and the trademark Google G on the back. There are no two-tone designs here, but all five of the colors this case comes in are beautiful. It feels like Google took design cues from Apple’s first-party cases, and we’re all for it. However, Google also took pricing cues from Apple, so it does run a bit expensive for what it is.

Spigen Liquid Air Armor

Spigen Liquid Air Armor Pixel 8 Pro case
  • Slim and light
  • Interesting texture
  • Very affordable
  • Limited color options

Soft-touch silicone helps prevent slips, but if you want something more interesting to look at, check out the Spigen Liquid Air Armor. It features a textured material on the back that adds a bit of visual interest, although all three of the color options are quite dark. I also found the matte TPU finish to be slightly slippery, although it did slip nicely into a pocket. This isn’t the last Spigen case you’ll see on our list, but it is the cheapest.

Crave Dual Guard

Crave Dual Guard Pixel 8 Pro case
  • Slim and light
  • Great colors
  • Nice grip
  • Very affordable

The Crave Dual Guard is similar to the Liquid Air but with a less pronounced pattern on the back. It’s a more rigid case, which may make it harder to install, but that also adds just a little extra drop protection in a pinch. This is yet another very affordable Pixel 8 Pro case, and it comes in a wide variety of great colors to suit your style.

Caseology Parallax

Caseology Parallax Pixel 8 Pro case
  • Great design
  • Good drop protection
  • Decent color options
  • Affordable

The Caseology Parallax takes a different approach to a textured back with its “hexacube” pattern on the back. It doesn’t add as much grip as the cases above, but the overall design of the case is more visually appealing. The Pixel 8 Pro version of this case comes in three colorways: Matte Black, Ash Gray, and Bay Blue. We would have liked to have seen more colorful options, but this is a great hybrid case that won’t disappoint.

Tudia MergeGrip

TUDIA MergeGrip Pixel 8 Pro case
  • Built-in magnets
  • Good drop protection
  • Great colorways
  • Affordable

The MagSafe accessory ecosystem has grown a lot in recent years, and now they’re not just for iPhones. The Tudia MergeGrip case for the Pixel 8 Pro has an integrated magnet array so you can take advantage of magnetic chargers, mounts, and more. The case itself isn’t the thinnest, but it comes in some great colors. If you don’t need the magnets, you can grab the standard version for a few bucks less.

Mous Limitless 5.0

Mous Limitless Pixel 8 Pro case
  • Gorgeous designs
  • Build-in magnets
  • Good drop protection
  • Pricey

Another case with built-in magnets is the Mous Limitless 5.0, but it has far more to offer than just MagSafe compatibility. There are several different designs, and each has a beautiful premium material on the back, ranging from black leather and white acetate to walnut and bamboo. These materials also demand a pretty penny, but it’s worth it if you like the feel and aesthetic of real materials instead of just plastic.

Moment Case

Moment case Pixel 8 Pro
  • Relatively thin
  • Built-in magnets
  • Access to mobile lens ecosystem
  • Only comes in black
  • Expensive

The Pixel 8 Pro easily makes our list of the best camera phones you can buy. To push that camera even further, check out the Moment Case, which unlocks the company’s mobile lens ecosystem. You can grab things like a 10x macro lens, an 18mm wide-angle lens, and even a funky fisheye lens. The case itself is excellent, although it’s probably not worth the premium if you aren’t planning on picking up the lenses, which are also quite expensive.

Everyday Case

Peak Design Everyday case Pixel 8 Pro
  • Soft fabric finish
  • Gorgeous colors
  • Built-in SlimLink magnets
  • Expensive

If you miss the Google fabric cases of old, the Peak Design Everyday Case is a fantastic alternative. It’s a gorgeous case with fabric backing in several great colors, but it has yet another trick up its sleeve. Not only does it have built-in MagSafe-compatible magnets, it also has a proprietary SlimLink feature, which essentially adds a mechanical component for a more secure connection. Obviously only Peak Design sells SlimLink accessories, but they are worth checking out if you want a wallet attachment or phone mount. The design of this case is truly beautiful, but it isn’t cheap.

Spigen Thin Fit

Spigen Thin Fit Pixel 8 Pro case
  • Thin and light
  • Form-fitting
  • Very affordable
  • Several colors available

If you want a case without any bulk, the Spigen Thin Fit is an easy recommendation. It’s a thin and light form-fitting case that’s super cheap and easy to install. It won’t offer too much drop protection, but it’s the only Spigen case that comes in brighter colors. It’s available in several colors to suit your style.

PHNX Thin Case

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  • Thinnest Pixel 8 Pro case
  • Very light
  • four colors
  • Limited protection
  • limited grip

If you want the thinnest possible Pixel 8 Pro case, the PHNX thin case is it. It comes in at just .35mm thick, so it adds virtually no weight or bulk to the phone. Of course, that also means it’s light on protection, but with a fully covered camera bar, it will provide some basic drop and scratch protection. It comes in four colors: matte black, frosted black, frosted white, and navy blue.

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Spigen Ultra Hybrid

Spigen Ultra Hybrid Pixel 8 Pro case
  • Great basic case
  • Good drop protection
  • Zero One edition available
  • Very affordable

The Spigen Ultra Hybrid is a more robust clear case, and one that we think stands above the crowd. It’s nothing fancy, but it nails the basics well, with great drop protection and anti-yellowing to keep the case looking good for years to come. It’s not the thinnest, but it is very affordable, and there’s a fancy Zero One edition that shows off the internals of your Pixel 8 Pro.

CYRILL Ultra Sheer

CYRILL Ultra Sheer Pixel 8 Pro case
  • Clear and frosted option
  • Good drop protection
  • Not too bulky
  • Not the cheapest

The CYRILL Ultra Sheer is a clear Pixel 8 Pro case with a little more character. It features three frosted designs, although the most interesting by far is the Kale color pictures above. It has slightly bulkier corners than the Ultra Hybrid, but it’s hardly noticeable while holding the phone. The frosted design will also hide dirt and fingerprints better than a completely clear model, although it does cost a bit more.

Otterbox Symmetry

Otterbox Symmetry Pixel 8 Pro case
  • Rugged design
  • Clear and opaque designs
  • Great drop protection
  • Expensive

Otterbox also makes a clear Pixel 8 Pro case, and it has a lot of the rugged durability that the brand is known for. It’s bulkier than most cases on our list, but not as much as the company’s trademark Defender series listed further down our list. Apart from drop protection, the Symmetry also comes in a glitter model that’s a bit more interesting than standard clear models. Like all Otterbox models, it’s expensive.

UAG Scout

UAG Scout Pixel 8 Pro case
  • Rugged design
  • Two color options
  • Good drop protection
  • A bit pricey

UAG is another company that’s best known for rugged cases, but the Scout case for the Pixel 8 Pro hits a nice middle ground. It still has military-grade drop protection and great impact resistance, but the featherlight material keeps it from feeling overly bulky in the hand. The updated design still looks rugged, but in a more subdued way that should appeal to more than just suburban dads.

Spigen Tough Armor

Spigen Tough Armor Pixel 8 Pro case
  • Resistant design
  • Built-in kickstand
  • Several color options
  • Affordable

Spigen’s take on a rugged case is also streamlined, with a hardened PC exterior that’s easy to slip into a pocket or purse. There’s also a built-in kickstand, although it isn’t the strongest for a large phone like the Pixel 8 Pro, so make sure you only use it on a stable surface. It comes in four color options, and it’s significantly more affordable than protective cases from other brands.

Otterbox Defender

Otterbox Defender Pixel 8 Pro case
  • Extreme protection
  • Dust ports
  • Two color options
  • Very bulky
  • Expensive

If you want the full suite of protection for your Pixel 8 Pro, the Otterbox Defender is the gold standard. It throws everything and the kitchen sink at keeping your device safe: thick bumpers, dust ports, raised lips all around, and an optional belt holster. Obviously, this will make your phone even heavier than it already is, but if you like the extra heft, this shouldn’t bother you. However, color options are limited, and it’s the most expensive Pixel 8 Pro case on our list.

Foluu Folio case

Foluu Pixel 8 Pro folio case
  • Folio-style wallet case
  • Three color options
  • PU leather finish
  • Very affordable

Folio-style wallet cases have been around since the dawn of the smartphone era, and this Pixel 8 Pro folio case from Foluu keeps that tradition going strong. It’s a simple design with a space for three cards and cash in the flap, and a magnetic clasp to keep your screen safe while not in use. There are only three PU leather finishes available, but considering this is the cheapest case we’ve tested, it’s hard to complain.

Spigen Slim Armor CS

Spigen Slim Armor CS Pixel 8 Pro case
  • Cardholder case
  • Slim and light
  • Two colorways
  • Very affordable

If you prefer a card-holder style wallet case, Spigen has you covered with the Slim Armor CS. It has a closeable door with space for two cards and cash in the back. As the name implies, it’s thin and doesn’t add too much bulk to your device, which is impressive for this style of case. It’s also very affordable, although it only comes in two colors and isn’t compatible with wireless chargers. You’ll have to remove the case if you want to take advantage of the Pixel 8 Pro’s 23W wireless charging.

Top Google Pixel 8 Pro questions and answers

The Pixel 8 Pro measures 162.6 x 76.5 x 8.8mm, jumping to 10.56mm thick at the camera bump. It weighs 213g.

No. The two phones are slightly different sizes, so older cases will not fit.

We recommend buying a thin Pixel 8 Pro case, even if you’re exceedingly cautious. If you don’t drop your device, just the peace of mind is worth it.

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