Best heavy-duty cases for the Google Pixel Fold 2024

The Google Pixel Fold is a vulnerable device with sensitive parts like the hinge mechanism and folding display. You get IPX8 splash resistance, but the device isn't immune to dust and other solid particles. If sand gets into your Pixel Fold, it might end up destroying the internal screen or the hinge.

To avoid causing harm to your expensive Pixel Fold, you can get a super rugged phone case. Plenty of reliable brands like Spigen, Dbrand, Poetic, and Ghostek have released heavy-duty phone covers for Google's new foldable. We've gathered all the best rugged cases for your Pixel Fold right here.

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Phones that fold require tough cases

Any folding phone like the Google Pixel Fold is much more fragile than your average Android phone right off the bat. Moving parts like the hinge and folding bits like the internal display make folding devices far more susceptible to damage, even during daily use. This only increases the need to get a good screen protector and phone case for your Pixel Fold.

Heavy-duty covers that are worth the buy can withstand rough bumps and falls without damaging your folding Pixel. Spigen's Spigen Slim Armor Pro is undoubtedly one of the best rugged cases for your Pixel Fold. We have tested the Samsung Galzy Z Fold 4 variant of this case which employs the same hinge protection method, and it is one of the best hinges you will find on any Pixel Fold cover.

Should you find the Spigen Slim Armor Pro to be a little too expensive or too bulky, the Dbrand Grip Case is an excellent alternative. It's the next best option for rugged protection in a compact form factor. You get super grippy sides, excellent hinge protection, surprisingly decent shockproofing, and a built-in stand. Dbrand is also the king of cool skins and designs, so you get loads of amazing patterns to choose from. Since it is a compact case, it isn't as robust as some of the chunkier Pixel Fold cases like the Poetic Spartan or the VRS Design Terra Guard Modern.

Figure out whether you're okay with a thick case or not. This will make it easier to choose the right heavy-duty case for your Pixel Fold. After that, feel free to grab some extras like compatible wireless chargers and USB-C cables for your folding phablet.

Namerah Saud Fatmi
Editor — Accessories, speakers, and tablets

Namerah enjoys geeking out over accessories, gadgets, and all sorts of smart tech. She spends her time guzzling coffee, writing, casual gaming, and cuddling with her furry best friends. Find her on Twitter @NamerahS.