The Google Pixel 8 may not be as high-end as its more expensive Pixel 8 Pro sibling, but you'd never know if you got your hands on it. The Pixel 8 comes with a 120Hz display, the power of Google's latest and greatest Tensor G3 processor, and some of the most advanced AI smarts we've ever seen on a smartphone — including the incredible Magic Editor.
All of that means nothing if a tumble onto the sidewalk ends up bricking your device, though. Scratches, bumps, and drops can damage your phone's beautiful design, and in the worst cases, serious hinder its ability to function. But it doesn't have to be that way, as a good protective case can help keep your device kicking for longer than an unprotected phone. But which to pick from? There are hundreds of cases on the market, with dozens of different types available. Here are 20 of the best Google Pixel 8 cases to help narrow down your search for the perfect protection.
Spigen Ultra Hybrid Clear Case
The best clear Google Pixel 8 case
- Strong hybrid protection
- Completely clear
- Resistant to yellowing
- Will still yellow eventually
The Pixel 8 comes in a variety of vibrant colors, and if that's been a big factor in your purchase, then keep it protected with a case that allows your phone's color to shine through. This case from Spigen is completely clear, allowing for an unobstructed view of your device's sleek curves and beautiful bold color. It's not lacking in protection either; Spigen has opted for a hybrid build with flexible TPU and hard polycarbonate, creating a solid Pixel 8 case that protects your phone from a number of everyday hazards.
While this isn't as protective as a "rugged" case, it's a lot stronger than most clear cases, and great as an everyday case. Also keep in mind the yellowing factor. The Pixel 8 has been cleared for seven years of updates, meaning it's possible for your phone to last that long. This case's TPU elements will yellow as it ages, even though it's been treated to reduce the speed at which it does. You will probably have to replace this case eventually if you're looking to max out your phone's life, but it's available at a good price, so that's not a huge issue
Ringke Onyx Grip Case
The best grip Google Pixel 8 case
- Grippy texture
- Lightweight and slim
- Flexible TPU material
- Could be more protective
The Pixel 8 isn't the slipperiest phone around, but it would still benefit from a little extra grip, and that's where cases like Ringke's Onyx step in. It's made entirely from flexible and soft TPU, which offers a pliable surface for your fingers that's further enhanced with a matte, granulated texture.
As it's a Ringke case, it also has two QuikCatch lanyard attachment points, so you can double down on drop-proofing with a wrist or a shoulder strap. The flexible TPU, though bolstered, isn't going to be as protective as a hybrid or rugged case, and offers protection against scratches, bumps, and minor drops.
UAG Scout Series Rugged Case
The best slim rugged Google Pixel 8 case
- Strong, rugged protection
- Lanyard attachment point
- Design is a little boring
If you're planning on taking your Google Pixel 8 out adventuring — and with a camera like that, you should — then a good rugged case is a must to keep your phone from falling prey to the hazards of the great outdoors. UAG's Scout series case is a great choice if you want a rugged case. It's made from TPU and features UAG's armor shell and shock-resistant inner impact core, giving it UAG's signature strong and rugged protection against a large number of hazards.
Despite all this protection, it's slim and lightweight. The design doesn't flaunt its rugged protection, but it also doesn't do anything exciting, which leaves us with an uncharacteristically boring case from UAG. Still, if that doesn't put you off, there's a lot to love here.
Otterbox Defender Rugged Case
The best rugged Google Pixel 8 case
- Strong, rugged protection
- Multiple layers of defense
- Holster kickstand
Otterbox makes some of the best rugged cases, and if you want a big, strong, solid case that will stand up against almost everything, then it's an Otterbox case you want. The Defender is Otterbox's classic case, and there are a lot of great reasons why it's been around for so long. The Defender is made from a rubber slipcover bolstered by a polycarbonate shell, creating a case with strong shock- and drop-resistance, and great scratch-resistance as well.
The optional polycarbonate holster can be used to clip your phone onto a belt, or as a stand. It adds a fair amount of additional weight and thickness to your device. The Defender is very much on the expensive side for a case, but it's the best choice if you want the most rugged protection.
Speck ImpactHero Slim Case
The best drop-proof Google Pixel 8 case
- 8-foot drop protection
- Soft-touch coating
- Antimicrobial protection
- Boring design
Drops are some of the most destructive hazards your phone can face, so getting a case that can protect against falls and bumps is often the biggest priority for most people. Speck has always done well with drop-proof cases, and while you can just buy the best rugged case and call it a day, sometimes a more specialized case is worth considering. The ImpactHero Slim case offers great drop protection without adding a significant amount of thickness and weight to your device. It protects against drops of up to 8 feet, while a soft-touch coating helps you to keep your grip on your phone. After all, the best way to stop drops is to make sure it stays in your hands.
An antimicrobial treatment also means a reduction in stain- and odor-causing bacteria, and there's a raised edge to keep your screen and camera lenses from resting on surfaces. It's good that it comes with all these features too, as it's a bit of a boring case to look at, which may put some people off.
Mous Clarity 2.0 MagSafe Case
The best MagSafe Google Pixel 8 case
- Strong Mous protection
- MagSafe compatibility
- Lanyard attachment points
MagSafe? On an Android phone? Yes, absolutely. MagSafe is basically just Qi wireless charging on a fancy magnetic pad, and since the Google Pixel 8 is Qi-compatible, you might as well use a MagSafe connector if you have one.
This case from Mous offers strong protection without compromising on your ability to connect to a MagSafe charger, thanks to the magnet in the case's back. The clear design allows you to show off your chosen color, and Mous's AiroShock technology augments the case's protective qualities significantly, so you can be sure you're still getting a strong case. Mous is as expensive as ever, but it's definitely worth the investment.
Snakehive Leather Wallet Case
The best leather Google Pixel 8 case
- Genuine leather material
- Wallet slots
- Cover doubles as stand
- Design is a little odd
We love a good wallet case, and genuine leather always makes a wallet case even better. While you can spend hundreds of dollars on a leather case, why bother when Snakehive makes leather wallet cases this good and affordable? The Snakehive wallet case is made from top-grain nubuck leather which feels soft and luxurious in the hand. It'll age gracefully, developing a beautiful patina as it gets older, making it the perfect companion for a phone that can potentially go the distance.
It comes in a number of colors, so you can match your case to your phone's color or your own style. It also comes with a number of card slots in the front cover, which also serves as a stand. The design is a little bit odd, with a "peekaboo"-style window for the camera lenses, but that's a relatively small gripe. This is a great leather case for a wonderful price.
Moment Camera Case
The best camera Google Pixel 8 case
- Additional utility for an already amazing camera
- Good protection
- MagSafe compatible
- Very expensive to get the most out of it
The Google Pixel 8 has an incredible and versatile camera with a lot to offer, and if you're serious about your snapping pics, Moment's case is a great way to boost your phone camera's performance. Moment's case works flawlessly thanks to its T-series of smartphone lenses, which attach over the Pixel 8's lenses with a simple twist.
Those lenses aren't the cheap clip-on lenses you can buy anywhere, either — they're high-quality, premium products that add versatility (with examples being the macro, anamorphic, and fish-eye lenses, among many others). They're very expensive, though, and even buying a single lens can set you back $100 — which, when added to the case, can mean an expensive overall package. The case is good though, thankfully, with air pockets for drop protection, a suede inner lining, and a lanyard attachment point.
Ghostek Nautical Slim Waterproof case
The best waterproof Google Pixel 8 case
- Waterproof, including port covers
- Strong, rugged protection
- Built-in screen protection
- Adds bulk to phone
The Google Pixel 8 has an IP68-rating for dust and water resistance, but if you're planning on taking your Pixel into or even near water, you may want some extra reassurances that your phone will be safe and dry. If that's you, then Ghostek's Nautical Slim case is what you need.
The fully sealed case comes with all-around protection, including a built-in screen protector and waterproof port plugs that make sure your phone is kept safe from potentially destructive water ingress. It's a strong, rugged case in its own right as well, with solid drop-proofing and raised edges, though keep in mind that all of this protection does add a certain amount of bulk to the case.
VRS Design Damda Glide Hybrid
The best utility Google Pixel 8 case
- Great price
- Kickstand and card backpack
- Good, solid protection
- Adds a lot of extra bulk
The Google Pixel 8 can do a lot, but there are also quite a few things it can't do. If you want to maximize the utility of your Pixel 8, then a case like this one from VRS Design is worth checking out. It's a rugged case, so it's very protective, but there's a lot more on offer here than just brawn.
The back of the case is extended, and it slides over to reveal a card-storing backpack, with room for up to four credit cards. You can store anything here if it's thin enough, from spare cash to travel tickets. There's also a kickstand integrated into the back of the case, giving you even more utility. The downside is it's a massive case, simply because it has to be. The price is great, but if you have small pockets, then think twice about buying this.
Caseology Nano Pop Silicone Case
The best creative Google Pixel 8 case
- Great silicone feel
- Unique dual-color combinations
- Four options to choose from
- It hides the Pixel 8's design
Just like the Google Pixel 8, the Nano Pop series by Caseology features two-tone colors in each design, giving it a sporty look that is definitely worth considering. The result is a fun and playful design that complements Google’s newest smartphone perfectly.
The case’s biggest advantage is that it highlights the Pixel 8's camera bar. The case is available in four different color combinations: Blueberry Navy, Burgundy Bean, Black Sesame, and Magenta Lychee. It does hide the Pixel 8's own lovely design, but if you want to change up the colors with something else, this is a great way to do it.
Spigen Slim Armor CS
The best wallet Google Pixel 8 case
- Not bulky
- Simple design
- Holds cash and cards
- Limited color options
Carrying cash and bank cards using your phone case doesn’t have to add bulk. The Spigen Slim Armor CS is a perfect example of this. It is made from PC and TPU materials for durability and features a built-in compartment that can hold two cards and some cash while keeping your Pixel 8 slim.
It also offers Air Cushion Technology to protect your phone from accidental drops and raised edges to safeguard your screen and camera. The only downside is that it’s only available in two colors, black and rose gold.
Totallee Thin Case
The best thin Google Pixel 8 case
- Extremely thin and lightweight
- Protects against scratches and dirt
- Good price
- Only offers very basic protection
Cases are great, but they do tend to add bulk to rather slim phones, and that can be problem for some. If you like your phone to remain slim and sleek (maybe you have tight pockets) then this thin case from Totallee is worth checking out. It's only 0.02mm thick, meaning it's incredibly thin, and barely adds any additional width or thickness to your phone. That comes with its own downsides of course, as it means it only offers the most basic of protection against hazards. As a result, it'll protect against scratches and ward off dirt, but that's really about it. It does add raised edges to protect the camera lenses and display though, which is a positive reason to invest in this very minimal case.
Kerf Wood Case
The best wooden Google Pixel 8 case
- Made from tough wood
- Looks amazing
- Lots of wood options
- Wood can shatter
Wood isn't a common material for cases, but it's one you might want to consider if you want something a little different from the usual plastic fare. Kerf's wooden cases aren't cheap, but they are absolutely gorgeous, being cut from a variety of different woods to suit your tastes.
Some of the wood options are very dear indeed, with Figured Sapele almost hitting $200 in price, but you can also opt for the much cheaper Cherry or Sycamore woods, or any of the other woods in between. In terms of protection, wood is tough, and will protect your device against a number of hazards. However, be aware that wood can shatter if it takes too many blows, so maybe consider a different case if you're a butterfingers.
Noreve Leather Case
The best customizable Google Pixel 8 case
- Extremely customizable
- Genuine leather
- Solid protection
- Very expensive
If you're looking for a case you can truly make your own, then look no further. Noreve has the most customizable leather cases you can get, giving you almost total control over your Pixel 8's protection.
First, pick from four different styles of case, including three different wallet styles and a cover-less leather case. Once that's done, the real choices begin. Choose your leather type, from PU leather all the way to luxurious patine leather. Then, choose the color of your leather, whether it's quilted, has custom text or images, lanyard attachment points, card slots, and more. The sky really is the limit here, and as a result, so is the price. These cases start at $77 for the cheapest material, and those extras add more and more to the price. But if you're happy to pay, it's hard to find a more unique case than this.
Poetic Neon MagPro Case
The best ring Google Pixel 8 case
- Handy finger ring
- Strong Poetic protection
- Excellent price
- MagSafe compatible
- Limited number of color options
Ring attachments on cases are still a relatively recent addition to cases, but it's one some of us would now struggle to live without. A fold-out ring on the back of a case can be used in a number of ways. Loop a finger through it, and it steadies your grip. Rest it on a table, and it's a kickstand. Or push it into a car's horizontal vent, and it's a car holder.
This case's ring even works as a MagSafe point for MagSafe chargers, making it even more helpful than regular rings. As it's a Poetic case, you can expect it to be strong and rugged as well, and it's great value to boot. While there aren't many options for colors (black or pink is your lot), the bargain price, great protection, and multi-use ring make this a serious contender for anyone's everyday Google Pixel 8 case.
Zagg Luxe Case
The best eco-friendly Google Pixel 8 case
- 100% recycled content
- Antimicrobially treated
- Strong drop-resistance
- Slim and lightweight
- Design is a tad boring
Cases might keep your phone safe, but they're something of an environmental disaster. They're generally all made from plastic, which is strong and lightweight, but it's also incredibly long-lasting — and since all phone cases are made for specific phone models, they're not generally something you can re-use. But there are options if you want something a little more eco-conscious, and Zagg's Luxe case is one of those. It's made from 100% recycled material, so you can be sure this isn't made from virgin plastic, and it has an antimicrobial coating to keep down germs as well.
That eco-focus doesn't cut down on protection either, as the Luxe case has drop protection of up to 10 feet, while the texture on the back helps to boost grip. On the minus side, the design is a little boring, but that's a relatively minor downside.
Rancase Marble Case
The best full-body protection Google Pixel 8 case
- Bright and colorful
- Unique marble pattern
- Great all-around protection
- Few color choices for now
If you’re looking for a phone case that provides excellent protection for your Google Pixel 8 while also making it stand out, you might want to consider the Rancase. This case is available in two colors, purple and green, and features a beautiful and cute marble pattern on the back cover that gives your phone a glamorous and fashionable look. It comes with a flexible silicon raised bumper and four rubber corners that provide additional protection.
RMOCR Phone Cover
The best lanyard Google Pixel 8 case
- Comes with a lanyard
- Lots of color options
- Includes a screen protector
- Potentially too bulky for some people
The RMOCR Phone Cover is a great choice for those looking for a Google Pixel 8 case that offers a lot of features at a low price. In addition to the case, it comes with a separate HD tempered glass screen protector, a camera lens protector, and an adjustable nylon hand wrist strap.
The nonslip design provides excellent grip, and it’s available in seven different colors.
TAURI 5 in 1
The best bundle Google Pixel 8 case
- Shows off the Pixel 8's design
- Tempered glass screen protector
- Camera lens protector
- A tad bulky
The Tauri case is specifically designed for the Google Pixel 8, with precise cutouts that allow quick access to buttons, speakers, and the charging slot. It includes high-quality 9H tempered glass and two lens protectors for the camera. You can choose from four different options: Crystal Clear, Black, Lite Blue, and Magnetic Clear.
The case is equipped with a nano-antioxidant layer that prevents yellowing and resists stains and sweat, ensuring that it stays looking new for longer.
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