Best Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL Cases: Rugged, Thin, And More


The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL recently went official with $399 and $479 price tags, respectively, but regardless of how affordable or expensive a smartphone is, it deserves a good case.

On that note, here are some of the best for Google's new midrange Android handsets.

Best Pixel 3a Case

• Google Fabric Case

As a first-party case, the Google Fabric Case fits the Pixel 3a like a glove, so much so that it's compatible with the Active Edge feature that lets users squeeze the phone to call Google Assistant. After all, what company out there knows the Pixel better than the one who made it? Also, not only does it add protection, but it gives a stylish look and premium feel as well.

It comes in Carbon, Fog, and Seascape, and it's available for $40 a pop from the Google Store.

• Spigen Rugged Armor

In the smartphone case scene, Spigen is a household name known for making rugged and stylish protectors. Case in point (heh), there's the Spigen Rugged Armor. The thing is, it's available only in matte black, so when it comes to color options, it's limited.

It's available for $12.99 at Amazon.

• Spigen Tough Armor

Another option from Spigen that's worth considering is its Tough Armor case. As its name suggests, it's built like a tank and boasts a MIL-STD 810G protection, which means the Pixel 3a will have better chances of surviving drops unscathed. In other words, it's perfect for butterfingered users.

It's $15.99 at Amazon, but just like the Rugged Armor case, it comes only in black.

• Totallee Thin Case

Totallee makes some of the thinnest cases for smartphones around, and it's made one for the Pixel 3a too. It's completely clear to make the phone's eye-catching design shine and has a rubbery finish to add more grip.

It's $27.99 at Amazon.

Best Pixel 3a XL Case

• Google Fabric Case

It's the same as the one listed above. This one's just for the Pixel 3a XL. It also costs the same at $40 and comes in the same colors.

• Speck Presidio Grip

The bigger the phone, the harder it is to hold, especially with one hand. Speck's Presidio Grip adds extra grip so that users won't have to worry too much about their phones slipping from their hands and falling onto the floor.

It's available for $44.95 at Speck's official online store and comes in black, Eclipse Blue and Carbon Black, and Marble Grey and Anthracite Grey.

• Case-Mate Tough Clear

Some might be torn between a rugged or clear case, but Case-Mate brings the best of both worlds with its Tough Clear case for the Pixel 3a XL. It's made to withstand shocks, featuring a 10-foot drop protection, and designed without adding too much bulk. On top of that, it has flexible sides to add some level of grip, making drops more unlikely to happen.

It's $40 at Case-Mate's official website. There's also a Smoke color variant for those who don't want a transparent case.

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