It may be hard to pick the best Google Pixel 5 case, considering how many options you'll have. Whether you're on the hunt for a ruggedly handsome heavy-duty case that offers maximum protection, a super slim and stylish case, or something in between, these are some of the best Google Pixel 5 cases available right now.
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Safe and stylish
This mesmerizing case has protected my last two Pixels with grace, and the colorways for the Pixel 5 are quite fetching. The Aqua Green will fit the green Pixel 5 perfectly, while Burgundy and Navy Blue jazz up the black Pixel 5.
Soft and premium
There's no case that fits the Pixel 5 as snuggly as the official Google fabric case. If black or gray seems too dull to you, we recommend checking out the fanciful Blue Confetti variant.
If you are looking to drape your Pixel 5 in pizzazz, the Arkour Leather is an excellent choice. The leather surface prevents the phone from slipping from flat surfaces while soft TPU frame adds to the grip. To suit your style, you can choose from black, blue, tan, or cherry red color options for the leather back.
Finding Google's Fabric case is a bit more difficult nowadays, but luckily, we have the Kwmobile Fabric Case to replace it. This case looks and feels just like Google's option, but is available in many more color options and provides precise cutouts for the buttons and fingerprint scanner.
We often prefer to express the colorful side of your personality with vibrant and unintrusive phone cases. If you like to do that as well, the Kwmobile TPU case for the Pixel 5 comes in 40 different color options to choose from. The soft and flexible material easily slips onto the phone while offering protection from drops.
Textured for grip
This slim case won't bulk up your new Pixel 5, but it will add extra grip thanks to its triangular grooves. You still get some air cushions in the corners to protect against drops, but no bulkiness.
LUMARKE's sturdy case is perfect for those who want their Google Pixel 5 to dazzle. It is certified for military-grade protection, while the kickstand lets you rest the phone in a horizontal orientation or snap it to a magnetic car mount. The kickstand also acts as a finger ring that allows for better grip despite the protective case's thickness. You also get two screen protectors in addition to the case for overall protection.
The Incipio case for the Pixel 5 has a tri-arrow pattern along the edges, adding great style. Besides a solid grip, the texture ensures better cushion against drops over ten feet. The boundary also guards the bezel, and the rear scratch-resistant surface allows not only the phone but also the case to look new for a long duration.
Let's kick it
Need a heavy-duty case that has a function beyond being a tank? Supcase built a beefy kickstand and a screen protector into this ruggedly handsome case.
Lush leather feel
The leather case selection for the Pixel 5 is much smaller than years past, but at least we have a few high-quality, fine-grain leather numbers like this black-and-red wallet from UK-based TORRO.
This super slim Google Pixel 5 case won't give you much drop protection, but it'll add grip and a cool color while also protecting your new Pixel from scratches and scuffs.
Can't beat a classic
This case is a lot more understated than the bold colors of the Parallax, but it will stand the test of time. Legion cases are some of Caseology's most dependable, and I'm grateful it's available for the Pixel 5.
Secure and swish
If style and safety are equally important to you, then don't hesitate to choose the Crave case for the Pixel 5. It offers dual-layer protection, thanks to an outer plastic shell that defends a second TPU layer below. The engraved pattern also adds to the grip, while ten color options let you reflect your personality.
Belt clip included
OtterBox is the Kleenex of the phone case world for a reason: it's darn good at protecting a phone through drops, falls, and the occasional throw. The Defender Series is the classic multi-layer OtterBox case, and this one even comes with a belt clip/kickstand.
Rugged, not rough
I'll be the first to admit to either love or hate this case design, but the Fusion-X is durable, affordable, and just look at how that Turquoise Green pops with the Sorta Sage Pixel 5? The air cushions around that colored bumper help boost impact protection, too.
Keep it together
Who needs to carry a separate wallet when there are lavish leather folios out there like this? Available in four colors, you can fit two cards plus cash inside the cover, which doubles as a kickstand.
If you want all-around protection, this case is for you. The military-grade case protects all angles of your Google Pixel 5. It has TPU lining and bumpers, a clear polycarbonate back, and a built-in screen protector. There's even an extra front frame if you want to use your own screen protector.
Clear as day
Some people want solid protection without a lot of extra bulk. The OtterBox Symmetry Clear Series might be the solution you need. You get a pocket-friendly design that's easy to carry around. Most importantly, it'll protect against drops, bumps, and fumbles.
What are the best cases for your Pixel 5?
The Google Pixel 5 is one of the best Android phones, and it deserves only the best cases to protect it. The Caseology Parallax, in particular, is an excellent Google Pixel 5 case because it offers air cushion impact protection and a nice lip around the camera and has undeniable style. So skip the dull black and get something bold, like the gold-accented Navy Blue, and the Aqua Green with a green Pixel 5 will look killer! For the ultimate premium look, go for the official Google fabric case or the Arkour Leather case for the Pixel 5.
If you need something a little slimmer, we'd recommend the excellent Anccer Colorful Series, which comes in a black that matches the matte black Pixel 5 perfectly and a vivid blue for those of us who need something cooler. Thin cases also benefit from causing less interference with wireless chargers, which is important since the Pixel 5 is nitpicky about chargers. But if you need something that easily attaches to your magnetic car mount, LUMARKE's sturdy case has to be the one to choose. Just note, the magnetic kickstand will prevent you from charging using a wireless charger.
Need more suggestions? That's okay, we have dedicated collections dedicated to the best heavy duty cases, best clear cases, and the best wallet cases for the Pixel 5, ensuring that no matter what your style, there's a case out there perfect for you. While you're guarding the back, you need to protect that glass touchscreen, too, with a great screen protector that will keep your screen free of scratches, smudges, and the dreaded shatter from a bad drop.
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