Best Cases for Google Pixel 3 XL Android Central 2019

Whether you pre-ordered your Google Pixel 3 XL back on Day One or just picked yours up today, you should really grab yourself a case or three to keep your phone safe when you're out in the big, cruel world — or when you're bumbling around your apartment at 2 AM like a half-blind, half-asleep idiot. Protect your phone and your showcase your style with these diverse and durable Pixel 3 XL cases.

Ruggedly handsome: Spigen Rugged Armor

Staff pick

Spigen's Rugged Armor has been one of our go-to cases for years, and for good reason: this single-layer case feels great in the hand and protects your phone as well as many dual-layer cases would. Contrasting carbon fiber accents give the case a rich look and a slim feel.

$12 at Amazon

Colorfully thin: Anccer Colorful Series

This case will only really offer protection against scratches, because this thin hard-shell case leaves the top and bottom of your phone exposed, instead of wrapping around the sides and back of your Pixel 3 XL. It comes in six vibrant colors, including a festive "Gravel Green" that's perfect for winter.

$13 at Amazon

The X factor: Ringke Fusion-X

This big brother of the Fusion features a beefier bumper and reinforced corners for extra protection, and while the black bumper is solid, the red version is translucent, allowing the color to catch the light and shine beautifully.

$13 at Amazon

Heavy duty & crystal clear: Poetic Guardian Rugged Clear Hybrid

With vivid color accents, a built-in screen protector, and a rubberized flap to cover your USB-C port and keep out debris, the Poetic Guardian lives up to its name quite well as a top-notch case that's heavy duty and crystal clear. Available in four bold color accents, this case has your name written all over it.

$17 at Amazon

Kick up your protection: Spigen Tough Armor

This traditional dual-layer case is made for those who know that luck favors the prepared. The flexible TPU layer and air-cushion design helps absorb the impact of a fall, and the hard candy shell offers stability and a built-in kickstand to prop up your Pixel for an in-flight movie or video chat.

$17 at Amazon

Armored protection: Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro

If it's heavy duty protection that you're looking for, then Supcase's Unicorn Beetle Pro is what you want. It's a dual-layer case with hard, dense plastic for an outer shell, and a flexible inner shell that offers shock absorption. The front has a built-in screen protector, and it even comes with a belt clip.

From $20 at Amazon

Slim dual-layer protection: Spigen Neo Hybrid

The Spigen Neo Hybrid earned an AC Choice Award for the Google Pixel 2 and has been one of our favorite case lines for years. With distinct two-tone color schemes and a sophisticated Herringbone texture, the Neo Hybrid will protect your phone in style.

$17 at Amazon

Tough as a gemstone: Ringke Onyx

This single-layer case is similar to the Spigen Rugged Armor, using Carbon fiber accents and contrasting textures to make a discreet case look bolder and feel better in the hand. That said, the Onyx comes in two colors, black and a deep Lilac Purple.

$10 at Amazon

Carbon coloring: Detral Carbon Fiber Case

This Dretal case also sports carbon fiber accents and a flexible TPU design that's easy to slip the Pixel 3 XL in and out of, but the color options here are far wider. Beyond the more traditional Black and Grey, you can let your Pixel 3 XL pop with bold shades of Red and Navy Blue.

$8 at Amazon

Crystal Clear: Spigen Liquid Crystal

Eschewing hard polycarbonate backs that tend to produce oily rainbows on many a clear case, the Liquid Crystal's flexible TPU is easy to apply and easier to grip. This case offers light protection that is as thin as it is beautiful on the Google Pixel 3 XL.

$10 at Amazon

It's, like, totally invisible!: Totallee Thin Pixel 3 XL Case

If you want as little bulk as possible on your already large Pixel 3 XL, this Totallee case is totally for you! The glossy model is a slightly softer case than the frosted white and black versions, but it's crystal clear and so thin you might forget it's there.

From $25 at Amazon

Classy wallet case: Maxboost Folio-Style Wallet Case

This wallet case has bright white stitching, which is a great contrast against the black faux-leather. It also features a triangular magnetic closer, and the cover folds back into a steady kickstand. There's space for three cards, as well as a cash pocket inside.

$10 at Amazon

Soft fabric sweetness: Google Fabric Case

Google's fabric cases for the Pixel 2 series were soft, luxurious, and darn near perfect. Slimming down this year, Google also made tweaks to the case's four color options: "Pink Moon" is more restrained than last year's fiery "Coral," and a deep blue "Indigo" replaces the static of "Midnight."

From $30 at Google Store

Lithe, luscious leather: Bellroy Leather Case

Bellroy did a rich leather case for the Pixel 2 series last year, and this year's case for the Pixel 3 XL is every bit as luxurious. Made using "gold-rated LWG tannery leather," this case is expensive, but isn't this beauty worth it?

$49 at Amazon

Rugged and regal: UAG Monarch Series

UAG's cases are made to last and made to impress, and this 5-layer case is fit for a king. Featuring leather panels protected by an "Armor Frame", compatible with wireless charging, and boasting a 10-year-warranty, this should be the only case your Pixel 3 XL ever needs.

$60 at Amazon

Getting XL-ent protection

Whether you're after the understated protection of the Spigen Rugged Armor or prefer to show off your Pixel 3 XL's natural beauty with an affordable Totallee Thin Case, there's a case for everyone. For a phone this expensive, you need to protect your investment for sure.

I've been a Spigen Neo Hybrid fan for a while, but the bold hues of the Navy and Red Dretal Carbon Fiber Cases are absolutely darling and produce some very fun contrast with the different Pixel 3 XL colors. Just remember: no matter your taste, your phone needs a case!

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