Best Google Pixel 4a Cases Android Central 2020

The Google Pixel 4a is one of the most compelling phones of 2020, offering excellent performance and cameras for less than half the price of a flagship. While it might not cost thousands of dollars, that doesn't mean that it's any less worthy of protection. Whether you need to spice up the Just Black of the Pixel 4a or need to keep it safe from the chaos outside your door, these are the best Pixel 4a cases you can buy right now.

Pretty protection: Caseology Parallax

Staff pick

This hybrid case comes in three dazzling color combinations — a deep navy blue, a lighter purple, and a darling coral/gold two-tone — and offers drop protection and grip in a compact profile.

Guard the front and back: Poetic Revolution

This heavy-duty case comes with a screen protector built into the front frame, offering 360 degrees of protection for your new Pixel 4a. I also like the robust kickstand on the back that can be used in portrait or landscape.

From $17 at Amazon

Sustainable and stylish: Google Fabric case

Google's fabric cases have long been a fan-favorite, but this year they get even more durable because the fabric is woven out of recycled plastic bottles. And when the case gets dirty, it's also machine washable this year!

Clear corner cushions: Ghostek Covert

Ghostek's clear case isn't a dainty flower by any means, and the gel cushions can better help your Pixel 4a survive the oh-so-dreaded corner drops without cracking the screen. Three colors are available, including a cute pink.

Add some pizzazz: Anccer Colorful Series

With the Pixel 4a only launching in Black at first, I can understand wanting to add some color without adding bulk. The bold blue and emerald green are nice, but if you like a softer shade, there's always Rose Gold.

$12 at Amazon

Clean and clear: Spigen Liquid Crystal

A slim profile and great grip have helped make the Spigen Liquid Crystal one of the most popular cases on the market for the last several years. The corner air cushions here don't stick out, giving a more refined look.

$12 at Amazon

Functional and fashional: Feitenn Folio Wallet

This synthetic leather case can hold three cards plus cash while keeping your Pixel 4a safe from the big bad world outside. A magnetic clasp things tidy when closed, and when open, the folio doubles as a kickstand.

$11 at Amazon

Get a grip: Caseology Vault

There are millions of flexible TPU cases out there, but I like the Caseology Vault because the back panel has a subtle texturing to it that provides an excellent grip and a nice feel similar to leather.

Clear and compact: AVIDET Crystal Clear

If you prefer a clear case that will show off the minimalist stylings of the Pixel 4a, this slim case will add grip without obscuring that all-important G on the back of the phone.

$6 at Amazon

Carry it all: Head Case Designs Leather Wallet

Head Case Designs does a variety of different patterns, as well as licensed cases from brands like the NBA, Harry Potter, and a number of bands. This folio wallet is more subdued but still fits two cards and cash.

$18 at Amazon

Luxurious leather: Bellroy Leather Cover

Bellroy has been making fabulously premium leather cases since the very first Pixel, and I'm happy to see them continue the tradition with the Pixel 4a. We have three colors this year: Black, a traditional Caramel, and a pinker Coral.

$40 at Amazon

Best value: Huness Non-Sllip TPU

If you need to defend your new phone on a budget, this combo from Huness offers up a slim TPU case with a grippy diagonal texture across the back with a film screen.

From $8 at Amazon

Classic style: Spigen Rugged Armor

This is one of Spigen's oldest case lines, and it's still the one thousands swear by. The texturing on the sides adds some nice grip, and I'm happy to see a differentiation in texture between the top and bottom accents.

$13 at Amazon

Rugged but cute: OtterBox Commuter Series

This hybrid case may not be everyone's cup of tea, but that's alright. If you're not secure enough to rock a ruggedly handsome case that's pink and magenta, it's more heavy-duty goodness for me.

$31 at Amazon

What are the best Pixel 4a cases?

There's a lot to love about the Pixel 4a, but the fact that it's only launching in boring black is not one of them. Thankfully, black goes with everything, and this means that we can pick up a case to add some pizzazz to our Pixel! You can even get name-brand protection with your color-pop with the Caseology Parallax. The Classic Blue navy is alluring but still somewhat understated, but if you want to go big and bold, there's also the Coral Pink or Purple-ish — the darling color from last year's Pixel 3a.

If you're hard on your phone and need something a little more rugged to keep your Pixel 4a intact and alive, try the Poetic Guardian. Its multi-layer design should help your Pixel 4a better endure drops, and a screen protector is built right into it to protect the front glass. The kickstand on the back can be used in portrait mode as well as landscape, which is great for those of us who tend to read Twitter at the dinner table or keep Google Keep notes open next to our laptop.

The initial case selection is a bit small, but I'm happy to see so many cases from popular brands available at launch. And if you want to protect the front of your Pixel 4a, we've rounded up the best Pixel 4a screen protectors you can buy.

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