The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are Google’s latest and greatest smartphones. Similar to their predecessors, both phones feature a unibody aluminium design with a special coating on top which gives them a plastic-like feel.
While this might not make the devices feel as premium as the Galaxy S8 or Note 8, it does help make them easier to grip. Nonetheless, just like other phones made from glass, it is almost a necessity to use a case with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Otherwise, the phones can get scuffed up pretty easily in daily use. Given how popular the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are, you will find plenty of cases for the handsets. But not all of them are worth your money. Finding a perfect case for your handset can be a pretty tough task which is why we are here to make that task easier for you. Check out the best cases for the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL below that are worth a look and your money.
Official Google Fabric Case
Want a case as unique as your Pixel 2? Have a look at the official fabric cases for the handsets from Google itself. Made from a unique fabric with a knit exterior, the case also features a microfiber liner inside to keep your phone clean.
The case will add a noticeable amount of heft and bulk to your Pixel 2 but if you are bored of using those standard cases and want something different, definitely give Google’s knit fabric cases a try.
Google Earth Live Case
Want an even more eye-popping and unique cover for your Pixel 2? Google has got you covered here as well with its Earth Live cases. The company sells two different variants of the cases that feature images from Google Earth. One of them features a “rock” photo while the other one uses a “river” image. The case is made from polycarbonate so it won’t feel as premium as the fabric case. There is also a companion app bundled with the case that will update the wallpaper on your device with a new Google Earth location.
While the cases do look unique, they are in the end a run of the mill polycarbonate case which makes their $50 price tag a bit too expensive.
Spigen Thin Fit
Want a minimalistic case for your Pixel 2 that still offers a decent amount of protection? The Spigen Thin Fit is what you need to buy then. The case is made from polycarbonate plastic with cutouts for the camera, fingerprint scanner and all the physical buttons. Despite having a minimalistic frame, the case still offers enough in terms of protection. It does not cover the top and bottom edges of the phone properly so your Pixel might not always emerge unscathed from drops. But then, if you want a barely there minimalistic case, the Spigen Thin Fit is the right choice for you.
Spigen Crystal Shell
If you own a ‘Panda’ Pixel 2, you should show off its two-tone design at the back instead of hiding it with a case. That’s why you should use a transparent case like the Spigen’s Crystal Shell. The case features a shock-absorbent bumper and a rigid back to offer ample amount of protection and clarity. The case features a cutout for the fingerprint scanner and the camera sensor at the rear, though it lacks cutouts for the physical buttons.
UAG Under Armor
If you want the highest level of protection for your Pixel 2, the UAG Under Armour is the case to use. Featuring an armor shell and impact resistant soft core, the case features enough protection to ensure that your Pixel 2 can easily survive drops and dings without a sweat. The MIL STD 810G rating of the case is a testament to its build quality and the amount of protection it can offer.
To ensure that the thick case does not pose a problem with the physical buttons, the case features oversized tactile buttons for improved ergonomics.
Despite featuring a thick outer shell, the case is compatible with Android Pay and the Active Edge functionality found on the Pixel 2.
I am not a fan of cases. They add bulk and take away the premium look and feel of the device. After all, you are not paying $700+ for a smartphone only to protect it using a plastic case which hides its beautiful design. This is where Dbrand’s 3M vinyl skins come in. These skins offer the bare amount of protection which should be good enough to protect your Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL’s rear glass window and back panel from getting scratched easily. And they do so without adding any kind of bulk to the device. Even better, Dbrand skins are available in plenty of colors and finishes so you can use a Dbrand skin to make your Pixel 2 standout from the crowd.
Which case do you prefer to use for your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL? Let us know by dropping a comment below!