The Google Pixel 5a packs a big battery into a very familiar design, and while it might look a little boring on its own, that's what cases are for: protecting your phone and making it look even better. The limited release of the Google Pixel 5a had us concerned we wouldn't see many big-name, high-quality cases, but those fears were unfounded. We've got the best Pixel 5a cases right here to help you protect your new phone, whatever your tastes prefer.
These are the best cases to keep your Pixel 5a
Caseology Parallax Case for Pixel 5a
Since the Pixel 5a lacks color options, Caseology has given us the best of the Pixel 5's colors along with its tried and true favorites. The Parallax features a fun cubist pattern that adds grip and style across the back. The bumper has a new ultra-textured section, but some might find it abrasive.
Spigen Liquid Air Armor Case for Pixel 5a
Grippy and understated
If you want grip without a case that glows like a rave, Spigen's Liquid Air Armor is grippy, understated, and skips the carbon fiber accents so many TPU cases tack on. Instead, the sides have a different texture that aids the narrower grip area, and there are slim air cushions throughout the case.
KWMobile Fabric Case for Google Pixel 5a
If you were hoping for a Pixel 5a fabric case like previous Pixels, KWMobile is here to pick up the slack. Available in seven shades, this fabric-covered hardshell case won't give you much impact protection, but it will give you excellent grip and wonderful colors, like deep green and this red "Coral."
Spigen Ultra Hybrid Case for Pixel 5a
Clean and clear
While there isn't much color or design to show off on the Pixel 5a, if you're still the type to prefer clear cases — maybe you put decals on them or stick your ID in there to always be handy — the Spigen Ultra Hybrid does clear cases right. The bumper has extra cushioning and two color options: clear or black.
Ghostek Exec Magnetic Wallet Case for Google Pixel 5a
Ghostek's heavy-duty cases can take quite the beating, but my favorite Ghostek case goes a step further by protecting your Pixel 5a and your wallet. The Exec features a detachable wallet so that you can easily carry it all when out and about, then ditch the extra bulk when relaxing at home.
Caseology Vault Case for Pixel 5a
Google called the Pixel 5a Mostly Black, but I wish they'd picked the same hue as the Urban Gray Caseology Vault. It's an excellent hue, there's a good texture across the back for subtle grip without getting thick, and the sides feel very pleasant in hand.
Sucnakp Case with Screen Protector for Google Pixel 5a
Protect it all
This killer combo gives you a nice absorbent TPU case with deep grip grooves and a screen protector to protect that 6.34-inch screen from scratches, scuffs, and chips. So if you need to protect your Pixel 5a on a budget, this is your winner.
HAII Leather Flip Folio for Google Pixel 5a
Fill and flip
Available in four colors, this leather folio case can carry your Pixel 5a, your ID cards, and cash with ease. The Folio can double as a kickstand for watching YouTube in the breakroom, and an RFID layer is built in to help keep your credit cards from getting skimmed.
Ghostek Covert Clear for Google Pixel 5a
Invisible and indestructible
Clear cases and heavy-duty cases seldom mix, but Ghostek's Covert case series gives you protection while still showing off that ever-so-important Google G on the back. While it's also available in Pink and Smoke Black, the pure, clear one looks much better.
LeYi for Google Pixel 5A Case
LeYi's high-quality soft rubber-silicone case is both super thin and precisely engineered to fit the Pixel 5a 5G. It also features both a polycarbonate (PC) front frame and shock absorption soft TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) bumper for extra impact protection. The LeYi case also comes in a variety of colors and includes two tempered glass screen protectors.
Crave Dual Guard for Pixel 5a Case
Perfect for hand-me-downs
As hype builds for newer Pixel phones, the Pixel 5a is an excellent hand-me-down phone for younger siblings or children. The Crave Dual Guard case is a great fit thanks to its extra protection and choice of nine colors making it harder to lose and more fun for a first phone.
Otterbox Commuter Series for Pixel 5a
Otterbox has continued to make strong cases with with a perfect fit for years and the Commuter Series is a strong choice as it protects the phone from drops without too much added bulk. While there are thicker cases with more protection available, this case achieves a great balance of style and protection.
The best Google Pixel 5a cases add style and security
The Google Pixel 5a is the last Pixel phone with this particular styling, which is good because it became a bit stale after almost three years. However, since the phone lacks pizzazz, it's up to us to add that with a great case, and Caseology has brought the color and the style in spades.
Caseology's Parallax brings us Pixel 5-like Sage Green and Midnight Blue alongside its iconic pattern and grip. We've been fans of the Parallax cover for ages as it feels fantastic in hand and provides reliable protection. If it's not colorful enough for you, the KWMobile Fabric case offers up some striking shades as well. You can also go with understated textures instead with the Spigen Liquid Air and its triangular texturing.
While you're protecting the sides and back of the Pixel 5a, make sure you're also covering the front with a sturdy screen protector. After all, nothing will turn your new phone into a paperweight faster than a shattered screen.
Ara Wagoner was a staff writer at Android Central. She themes phones and pokes YouTube Music with a stick. When she's not writing about cases, Chromebooks, or customization, she's wandering around Walt Disney World. If you see her without headphones, RUN. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco.
- Namerah Saud Fatmi Contributing Writer
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