We've talked about the Pixel 3a a lot here on AC, and for good reason. It's an incredible mid-range phone that offers tremendous value, especially if you value having a great camera.

One of the biggest differences between it and the regular Pixel 3 is its design. Rather than using a glass construction, the Pixel 3a is made entirely out of plastic. This allows it to be a bit more durable and rugged, but depending on who you are, you may still want to use a case with the phone.

Here's what some of our AC forum members have to say on the subject.


I usually end up buying a bunch of cases, hating them, and wasting my money. Only to end up going without and loving the phone as is. So far I haven't bought a single case and love the phone as it was meant to be. Who's with me?!


This is the first phone that I feel comfortable going caseless with in a long time. I actually did for a day after it arrived. Now, I'm using a TopAce snap on the back case that's open on the top, bottom and button sides. If I did go naked though, Zack from JerryRigEverything gave me the confidence to do so with his torture test. TopAce Case TopACE Phone Case Protector for Google Pixel 3...


I went naked for about a week and loved it. I even dropped my phone on a concrete floor and no damage. But I have put a clear case on it since I have the purple-ish XL.


Just a screen protector and a dbrand skin


What about you? Are you using a case with the Pixel 3a?

Join the conversation in the forums!

Tudia Merge Series ($11 at Amazon)

This hybrid case gives you heavy-duty protection in a slim profile, with a swishy inner TPU layer and a colorful polycarbonate shell, available in four colors.

Spigen Liquid Crystal ($12 at Spigen)

This is the best clear case line in all the world, it perfectly hugs the Pixel 3a's curves and shows off its iconic Pixel branding while protecting it from the world's harms.

Anccer Ultra Thin Fit ($13 at Amazon)

Available in five colors and two textures, Anccer's hardshell cases offer some scratch protection and color without bulking up your Pixel 3a. The Gravel Green is just darling!

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