The best Google Pixel 2 cases

Stay Pixel-perfect with one of the 15 best Pixel 2 cases and covers

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If you’re looking for a smartphone that represents the very best Android experience, look no further than Google’s own Pixel phones. While it’s no longer the king of Google’s mobile hill, the Pixel 2 range comes with the latest improvements to the Android experience: Android 9.0 Pie, Daydream VR, and the powerful Snapdragon 835 processor. It’s not a bad looker either — the glass strip from the original Pixel phones has returned, and the rest of the phone is clad in an attractive unibody metal shell.

Of course, you’ll want to protect those good looks. A smartphone’s life span is anywhere above two years, and it’s best to keep your phone looking as good as the day you bought it with a protective case that will keep it safe from dirt and scratches, and insulate it from sudden shocks like drops and bumps. But choosing a case can be a complicated affair — do you want a slim, sleek gel case or an executive-style leather wallet? Ultra-protection against drops, or something with a little more style? The right pick can be hard to make — and that’s why we’ve put together a list of the best Google Pixel 2 cases that are sure to keep your phone protected.

Lifeproof Frē Case

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If you’re serious about protecting your phone, then you want a serious case. Lifeproof creates some of the most protective cases around, and the Lifeproof Frē is an excellent choice if your Pixel 2 is likely to spend a lot of time outdoors. It’s completely sealed to provide an IP68-rating that protects against ingress of snow, water, dirt, and dust particles, and it can withstand drops from up to 6.6 feet (2 meters). There’s an in-built screen protector for complete protection, and it’s fairly thin for such a protective case. On the minus side, it’s an expensive case — but it’s an awful lot cheaper than buying yourself a new phone.

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Noreve Leather Wallet Case

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Wallet cases are a great way to add a luxury feel to your phone, and Noreve is one of the best options when you’re shopping for a leather wallet case. While you can buy a standard leather wallet case, there’s also the option to really make a splash by customizing your Noreve wallet case. You can choose from a wide range of leather types, including synthetic leather and specially aged Patine leather, select a different color, and even add a belt clip. However, expect prices to rise as you opt for more luxurious materials and additions — and this isn’t a cheap case to begin with. Still, if you want a truly unique case, Noreve will help you build one.

Kerf Walnut Wood Case

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If you’re looking for something a little different, maybe consider cladding your Pixel 2 in one of Kerf’s specially made wooden cases. Kerf’s cases are crafted from a variety of different woods. We’ve highlighted the Walnut case, but you can choose from a number of other woods too, including African mahogany. It’s lined with soft ultra-suede, and comes with full coverage around the edges of the case, as well as clickable wooden buttons. Be wary that wood isn’t a normal material for protective cases, and there’s a reason why: It won’t absorb impacts as well as plastic cases, and it may break when dropped, which can be a very expensive mistake, as this isn’t a cheap case by any standards.

Peel Super-Thin Case

The Pixel 2 is a sleek and beautiful piece of technology, and if you just don’t feel right covering it with so much plastic, then you might be interested in Peel’s super-thin case. Peel has a minimalist philosophy, so it’s crucial to the design of the case that you forget it’s there, and it’s easy to do so. The 0.35mm-thin material is almost transparent and shows through Google’s branding easily — while displaying none of Peel’s own. Being so thin, it’s not going to offer any meaningful protection against drops, but it will help resist scratches against the phone’s casing and keep it looking as good as new. It’s a great case for someone who doesn’t really like cases.

RhinoShield SolidSuit

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Protection usually comes at a price, and that price is often size. That’s not so with RhinoShield’s SolidSuit. Made from RhinoShield’s “ShockSpread” material, a blend of polymers formed into various hexagonal shapes, the SolidSuit provides excellent protection while still keeping the case light and thin. According to RhinoShield, the SolidSuit can absorb impacts from 11 feet, surpassing the usual U.S. military drop-test standards. We can’t back that up, but we can say the SolidSuit looks good, feels good in the hand, and should provide excellent protection against a variety of threats to your Pixel 2.

Tech21 Evo Check

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More drop protection that hides itself well, Tech21’s Evo Check case achieves drop-proofing that protects from falls of up to 10 feet, without compromising on size. This is achieved through a triple-layer design that combines an outer shell with an inner skeleton to help disperse the energy from shocks, while a final layer of Tech21’s FlexShock material absorbs any remaining energy. It’s a great design, and it means that the case is still thin and lightweight, not adding bulk or weight to your phone. The visual style may not be for everyone, with an emphasized bumper around the edge of the phone and a series of crosses laid over the main panel of the case, but we really like it.

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Ghostek Atomic Slim

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Looking for more slim protective options? Ghostek offers a great range of protection for the Pixel 2, but our pick has to be the Atomic Slim. It’s extremely tough and uses three different materials in construction to ensure the best possible protection, with the shock-absorbing qualities of the TPU inner bumper, a clear, hard PC back panel for scratch-protection, and a frame of aluminum alloy that gives the whole design a strong backbone. Raised corners and bezels help that protection, as does the 2x Military Grade Standard drop protection. Finally, it feels great, with tactile buttons, and comes in a range of colors to suit your style.

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LK Ultra Slim Gel Case — Clear

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This clear TPU gel case from LK ticks all the right boxes if you’re looking for a case, but don’t want to compromise the unique look of the Pixel 2. The flexible TPU easily snaps around your phone, resists stains, and is so slim that you’ll probably forget it’s there. A raised edge along the outside of the front of the case protects your phone’s display when placed face down, and specially formed button covers match the placement of the buttons on your device, giving extra protection against dirt to those vulnerable areas. While it won’t offer as much protection as some of the other cases on this list for more serious drops and knocks, it will certainly resist scratches and give some protection to the device inside. A good choice if you want a case that doesn’t obscure your view of your phone.

Olixar ExoShield Tough Case — Clear

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Another clear option that doesn’t obscure your phone from view, Olixar‘s ExoShield for the Pixel 2 is perhaps the next step up in protection from a standard clear case. Using elements of stiff polycarbonate, as well as TPU, means that the ExoShield has the flexibility to lend additional grip and impact-absorption to your phone, and to resist damage that other TPU cases might lack the structure to resist. In particular, Olixar has reinforced the corners of the case — since the corners are the areas most likely to take the brunt of any fall. It’s also a slim-fitting case, adding barely any bulk to your phone — though the slight increase in size on the corners may mean it’s not for everyone. However, it’s good all-round protection (including a raised edge around the front, again protecting the screen), and is a great choice for anyone who wants protection, but doesn’t want a bulky case.

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Google Fabric Case

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Here’s something a little different. This official Pixel 2 case from Google itself is made from a combination of a tough polycarbonate core with an outer layer of polyester and nylon knit. The fabric feels soft in the hand, provides loads of extra grip, and gives the Pixel 2 a real stylish statement you won’t find anywhere else. The polycarbonate core keeps the phone safe from hazards, and though we don’t think the fabric provides much protection, an inner layer of microfiber that protects your device’s body by adding some shock-resistance. It’s also fully compatible with Active Edge, so you can squeeze to wake your Google Assistant at any time.

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Ringke Bevel Case

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There’s nothing technically extraordinary about Ringke’s Bevel case. As a TPU case it covers everything that you’d expect from Ringke — good protection from scratches against the exterior of the case, and some protection against impacts and drops from the soft TPU material. A raised edge around the screen and camera cut-out keep those areas from touching surfaces and getting scratched, and it comes with all the cut-outs for ports and button covers that you’d expect. But this case really caught our eye because of the stunning looking bevel pattern that takes it to another level beyond the usual gel case. It’s a slim, translucent offering that adds another layer of style to your already stunning phone. It’s also available in Smoke Black and Clear if the Rose Gold doesn’t tickle your fancy.

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Spigen Neo Hybrid Herringbone Case

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Spigen is one of the finest names in device protection, and it’s a measure of a device’s success whether or not the veteran case creators are putting out their full range for it. The Neo Hybrid is always one of the standout designs. We’ve seen the winning combination of TPU and polycarbonate earlier on this list, and the Neo Hybrid doesn’t disappoint in terms of toughness. Drop protection and resistance to outside scratches is heightened with Spigen’s shock-absorbent TPU and hard outer polycarbonate shell. Spigen cases feel and look good, and the Neo Hybrid is no different in this regard, with a herringbone look that brings a whole new style to your Pixel 2, and a weighty feel that screams of a high-quality construction.

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Speck Presidio Grip + Glitter

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The perfect case for anyone who wants to make a statement with their choice of accessories, the Speck Presidio Grip + Glitter is a gorgeous case that offers fantastic protection. Speck’s drop protection pedigree is well known, and Speck claims that the two-layer construction will keep your Pixel 2 safe against drops up to 10 feet — though we don’t recommend you testing that claim. It’s also a looker, if you like the style. The shimmering crystal finish isn’t all style with no substance either, as the pattern on the back aids grip on your phone, making sure you can keep hold of your phone while still looking good. It’s slim in design, and a fantastic choice to keep your phone looking great and well protected — even if it is on the pricey side. Still, Speck’s a name worth paying for.

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Moment Photo Case

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If prior performance is anything to go by, the Pixel 2 is likely to have an incredible camera. Google is using a whole new method of machine learning to bring out a host of new camera tricks, so why not get a case that complements your shooting style? This case from Moment has been specially designed to facilitate easy use of your Pixel 2’s camera, with curved edges and a textured back that helps you to keep your grip, an attachment for wrist straps, and a durable construction that puts your mind at ease while shooting. The real draw here, though, is Moment’s range of additional camera lenses that clip on top of the case itself, letting you shoot with wide angle, fish-eye, macro, and a telephoto zoom. While the lenses are on the pricey side, if you’re looking to get serious with your smartphone photography, then this case is worth a look. But even if you’re not interested in the lenses, this is still an attractive case that offers good protection.

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Otterbox Defender Case

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The big cheese of all the protective cases, Otterbox is quite possibly the best brand you can buy for consumer-level smartphone protection. The Defender case uses a triple-layer construction; a soft inner core, a tough outer core, and a touch screen protector to keep that vulnerable area safe. Built-in port covers keep your ports dirt, dust, and lint free, while the shock-protection actually transfers impacts away from your phone, and into the case. It also comes with a belt-clip holster that can be used as a kickstand, if needed. It’s often not cheap, but if you want real protection, you always go to Otterbox.

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