Google unveiled its second generation Pixel phones in October last year called the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL for $649 and $849 (64GB variants), respectively, with both phones clad in unibody metal shell and a glass detailing on the back. Furthermore, the Pixel 2 series sports a pricey OLED display and front-facing stereo speakers. These are just some of the things that you may want to protect and keep intact by picking a case that’s strong enough to absorb shock and safeguard your phone from drops.
Fortunately, the Mountain View-based internet giant is offering a few nifty, albeit expensive, cases for its “Made by Google” handsets. That’s on top of the other beautiful cases for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL that are already available on the market today. So if you’re willing to shell out a few extra bucks for your phone’s protection as well as added aesthetics, you may want to take a look at our compilation of the best cases for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
Google Fabric Case
Google itself is offering its own official cases for the Pixel 2 series that offer a knit exterior and soft microfiber lining to shield your phone from scratch. Designed with a texture for easy gripping, Google’s fabric case is available in four color options, namely Carbon, Cement, Midnight, and Coral.
It’s worth pointing out that the case supports the Active Edge feature, meaning that you can launch Google Assistant by just squeezing the sides of your phone. Within the case, a hard polycarbonate shell helps to add an extra layer of drop protection for the phone. The case is available to purchase for $40 via Google’s official online store.
Maxshield Heavy Duty Bumper Case
If you’re looking for a less expensive case for your Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, then this slim-fit heavy duty cover from Maxshield is for you. The case comes in black with anti-slip, anti-fingerprint and anti-glare features.
It is available to buy for just $7.00 via eBay, complete with the things you may need from a case: precise cutouts, camera protection, and flexible TPU buttons. However, the case does not have a headphone jack hole. Its soothing lines and texture offer a comfortable grip when holding your phone. On top of its TPU sleeve, the case’s polycarbonate bumper also helps to protect your device from drops.
Taggshield Flex Gel Crystal Case
For those wishing fine protection with a budget-friendly price tag, the Taggshield Flex Gel Crystal Case from eBay might be a good choice. For just $5.49, you get a beautiful design and lasting four-side protection. The case is made of soft TPU gel material and it fits the phone’s form as well as resists deformities.
The Taggshield case ships with a Tagg Tempered glass screen protector for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL inside the package, so you get more for less. The screen protector also comes with an edge raised by 1.2 millimeter to provide full protection for the phone screen.
Available in clear and black color options, the case’s internal surface has a dotted buffer so that there is an air gap between the case and the phone surface to avoid the formation of bubble. As should be expected with any phone case, the Taggshield case has perfect cutouts for speakers, charging ports, audio ports and buttons.
Spigen Rugged Armor Case for Pixel 2 XL
Spigen’s slim and rugged armor cover for the Pixel 2 XL doesn’t come cheap at $15.71, so it makes sense that the case comes with a carbon fiber design, air cushion technology, and a TPU finish, among other premium features.
The case is fingerprint resistant and form-fitted to keep it pocket-friendly. With its slim profile plus a tactile button, the case offers an easy way to use your Pixel 2 XL phone. Its carbon fiber detailing and a matte black surface lends the Rugged Armor case its signature look.
Also, the air cushion technology helps to absorb shocks from drops while the raised edges offer an added protection to the screen and camera. It is also compatible with Active Edge for an easy and quick way of accessing your phone.
Obliq Flex Pro Case
Obliq’s Flex Pro case for the Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL offers a sleek and attractive super slim cover for your phone’s protection. For approximately $19, the case provides precise cutouts for seamless access to buttons and easy compatibility with third-party ports and jacks.
What’s more, it is designed to protect your phone from a drop of 10 feet and is rugged while being pocket friendly, courtesy of its ultra slim design. It comes in a glossy, matte, or plain finish and is made of silicone, gel or rubber.
TK Luxury Flip Case
This flip case from TK features a light weight and special design for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, plus a card slot, kickstand and a magnetic closure. The case, which is part of TK’s Skin Pro series, is made of leather with a matte finish.
It ships with a Dux Duics case for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL as well, depending on your choice. Available in navy blue, dark gray and pink colors, the case also offers a quick heat dissipation to prevent your device from overheating. The case can be purchased from eBay for $11.40 right now.
Ringke Bevel Diagonal TPU Form Lightweight Case
This transparent lightweight cover from Ringke is made of silicon, gel or rubber, and you can grab the phone case from eBay right now. For just $10, you get extra protection for your handset, thanks to its drop-proof feature.
It also has a lifted bezel design with responsive buttons, slim form that’s 1cm thin, and lightweight yet durable TPU material. The case comes in clear, smoke black, and rose gold color choices.
Verus High Pro Shield Bumper Cover
With a metallic finish as well as anti-scratch, dual-layer design, and shockproof features, this bumper case from Verus offers a military grade drop protection for your Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The cover includes raised edges and a TPU lip to avoid scratches on the screen once it touches rough surfaces.
Although quite a bit expensive than the ones mentioned above (it is priced at approximately $23.5), its snug fit design is intended to provide protection while retaining its relative thinness. The Verus case comes in silver and metal black.
DX Diucs Flip PU Leather Card Slot
For just $12.19, the DX Diucs flip case offers a skin like smoothness for a comfortable feel when holding your phone. With a matte finish, the case is made of leather and comes in navy blue, pink and dark gray colors.
X-Level Luxury Retro PU Leather Case
For many phone users, a bumper case that’s super thin, smooth and lightweight is a preferable option for their handset. Well, the X-Level combines those design features in the form of its retro PU leather cover.
Priced at $11.79, the case offers a soft leather and skin-like touch with a thinness of 0.69mm. With a high quality PU material, this case is both luxurious and low-key, available in black and dark brown color options.