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Best Google Pixel 6 cases 2022

best Google Pixel 6 cases
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The regular Google Pixel 6 was the only one to get actual color options and not just metallic shades, and we deserve to flaunt those fun colors and bold accents around that eye-catching camera bar stretching across the back. 

This is one of the best Android phones with half a decade of updates ahead of it, and if you want your new phone to last that long, you need to grab one of the best Pixel 6 cases you can.

Pick up a Pixel 6 case you can rely on

Pixel 6 Caseology Parallax Case

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Caseology Parallax for Google Pixel 6

Come to the dark side

Reasons to buy

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Fantastic blend of textures and colors
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Affordable pricing
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Raised edges for drop protection
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Three colorways
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Slim and grippy

Reasons to avoid

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No mauve or pink shade for Pixel 6

Caseology is a tried-and-tested case maker held of high repute. You can't go wrong with the strikingly beautiful Caseology Parallax case for your Pixel 6. The texture across the back is wonderfully plush, almost leather-feeling, and the case adds a raised ridge for protection around that bold camera bar to keep it safe and stable when it's flat on a table. On top of that, you still get edges that jut out to bolster drop protection on your phone.

While not many Pixel cases highlight that pop of red at the top of the Kinda Coral Pixel 6, Caseology gets the job done. So whether you're tracking rebel scum across the galaxy or lording over your domain, the Parallax will help you keep an iron grip upon your Pixel 6, thanks to the new diamond grip pads along the bumper. Sadly, there's no pink color variation for the Pixel 6 series.

CASETiFY Google Pixel 6 cases on a table

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CASETiFY Case for Google Pixel 6

Make bumper cases fun again

Reasons to buy

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Hundreds of designs to choose from
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Made of recycled materials
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Precise fit and clicky buttons
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Raised lips for drop protection

Reasons to avoid

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Very expensive
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Thick sides

CASETiFY's Google Pixel cases are made of eco-friendly materials. With literally hundred of designs to choose from, there's certainly no shortage of choice. Plus, you get to customize the color of the frame to further personalize each Pixe cover. You can choose your way through clear cases and semi-transparent options with decals, designs, patterns, stickers, and all manner of designs the human mind can conceive of.

The CASETiFY German Shepherd Dogs Case is my favorite of the bunch. The adorable pups on the back are sure to steal your heart. It's made of 65% recycled materials and the entire cover adds protective layers to the sides and the camera unit without being too bulky. We tested CASETiFY's Pixel 6 case and immediately fell in love with the quality and the design.

Bellroy Leather Case for Pixel 6

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Bellroy Leather Case for Pixel 6

Be still, my blue heart

Reasons to buy

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Seriously skinny
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Genuine leather make
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Diverse colors available

Reasons to avoid

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Not very rugged
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Hefty price tag

Bellroy uses the highest quality leather in its phone covers that is sourced responsibly. All of Bellroy's cases are tanned in eco-friendly ways, including the one for the Pixel 6 series. We did not get an official fabric Pixel 6 cover, but at least Bellroy offers a round of beautiful leather cases in some breathtaking colors.

While the classic Terracotta is well-tinted, the Sea Mint is wonderfully matched to the Sorta Seafoam, and then there's a stunning Cobalt reminiscent of the Pixel 1. That brilliant blue Cobalt variant is eye-catching in particular. While the Bellroy Leather Case for the Google Pixel 6 looks and feels superb, it doesn't do much in terms of shock absorption or resistance.

Spigen Liquid Air Armor for Google Pixel 6

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Spigen Liquid Air Armor for Google Pixel 6

Grip and go

Reasons to buy

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Slip-proof fabric back
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Thin and snug fit
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Lightweight case
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Spigen Air Cushion Technology

Reasons to avoid

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Only one shade

While Spigen is better known for the Rugged Armor and Tough Armor cases, its best option for the Pixel 6 is the Liquid Air Armor. The texture has more grip than the Rugged and Thin Fit, but it's still slim. Spigen employs its own "Air Cushion Technology" to make the case resistant to falls and bumps.

The Spigen Liquid Air Armor for the Google Pixel 6 works with stick-on grips or card slots, so you have some versatility. It is pretty snug, but easy to get on and off if you want to hide some cash or an ID inside. Yes, you won't find bright colorways to go with the fun and perky Pixel 6 color models, but Spigen's offering promises to defend your phone far better than most slim cases.

i-Blason Cosmo Series for Pixel 6

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i-Blason Cosmo Series for Pixel 6

Stylish yet secure

Reasons to buy

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Top-notch shock resistance from all sides
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See-through model available
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Unique color schemes
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Built-in screen protector

Reasons to avoid

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Green version costs more
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Screen guard interferes with fingerprint sensor

The best rugged cases usually only come in two flavors: boring and macho. i-Blason bucks that trend with the Cosmo Series Case for the Pixel 6. This two-piece case includes a built-in screen protector in the front frame. 

As you'd expect from such a high-grade bumper case, the i-Blason Cosmo Case does a great job of deflecting scratches and cracks. Sadly, owing to the already problematic fingerprint scanner on the Pixel 6, the screen guard renders the sensor almost useless.

The back of the Cosmo Case is covered with a beautiful pink/white, blue/green marble, or an intriguing green butterfly with gold accents. The bump around the camera is there, but the patterns help it blend in better. My favorite is the green variant, but unfortunately that costs a few bucks more than the other two i-Blason Cosmo covers for the Pixel 6.

Ghostek Covert for Google Pixel 6

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Ghostek Covert for Google Pixel 6

Tough and translucent

Reasons to buy

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Translucency looks appealing
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Can survive drops from eight feet high
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Textured sides to prevent slipping
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Reinforced corners

Reasons to avoid

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Chunky structure
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Not much color variety

This Ghostek Covert clear cover is the ultimate antithesis of the first-party transparent Google Pixel 6 case: It's rugged, re-enforced in the corners, and heavily protects both the screen and camera module. The corners are lined with impact-absorbing gel, and the sides are scored for additional grip.

The red Ghostek Covert colorway matches well with the Kinda Coral colorway. The Sorta Pink also amplifies the Coral's feminine hues, but Cloudy Clear is the clear favorite. Your Pixel 6 will be able to show its colors while staying protected from eight foot drops in the Ghostek Covert case.

Poetic Revolution for Google Pixel 6

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Poetic Revolution for Google Pixel 6

Kickstands kick butt

Reasons to buy

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Comes with kickstand
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Screen protector built-in
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Heavy-duty coverage
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Five interesting color options

Reasons to avoid

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Meddles with fingerprint scanner
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Super heavy

The Revolution is already a heavy-duty Pixel 6 case with heavy-duty thickness, but Poetic makes excellent use of it by adding a kickstand that works both vertically and horizontally. The front frame of the case includes a built-in screen protector for extra security, and should you scratch that screen protector somehow, there's a spare front frame in the box.

Poetic's generosity goes to waste because the finicky Pixel 6 fingerprint reader is bad enough as it is. With another layer on top, it interferes a whole lot more with biometric scanning. To add to that, the Poetic Revolution for the Google Pixel 6 is not only built like a tank, but weighs as much too.

Pela Google Pixel 6 Case

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Pela Google Pixel 6 Case

Good feel, good for the planet

Reasons to buy

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Made of eco-friendly materials
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Fully compostable composition
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Dozens of colors and patterns
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Lovely, smooth feel with grip

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive
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Not reinforced against shocks

Most cases are made of plastics that can't be easily recycled, leading to tons and tons of old cases in landfills. Pela, on the other hand, uses Flaxstic, a material of compostable bioplastic and flax straw. These eco-friendly Pixel 6 covers are smooth, grippy, and quite durable.

Pela's Pixel 6 covers are available in over a dozen styles and colorways. These environmentally-friendly accessories have a smooth and supple feel to them that feels fantastic to hold. A Pela Pixel 6 case might be expensive, but the fact that it's sustainable and responsible makes up for it.

Vena vCommute Wallet Case for Pixel 6

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Vena vCommute for Pixel 6

Gives you everything

Reasons to buy

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Clean, modern design
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Premium build quality
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Hidden wallet with three slots
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Magnetic kickstand
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Endures drops from four foot heights

Reasons to avoid

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Quite costly
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Bulky cover

Vena's vCommute wallet case does not leave any feature out. You get sturdy military-grade protection, and a luxurious mix of leather and high-grade TPU. Should you drop your precious Pixel 6, the vCommute case is designed to prevent damage to your phone from up to four foot drops.

The Vena vCommute case for the Pixel 6 has a wonderfully clever kickstand on the back. It resembles a leather folio cover and it has three hidden slots to store cards or cash underneath. The stand is secured in place magnetically, fixing your Pixel 6 in position.

The best Pixel 6 cases focus on the camera

The Pixel 6's camera bar may look a little bit Cylon — especially with that bright red accent on the Kinda Coral — but that camera bar also makes it easier to help tell durable from thin cases, and also helps separate the good from the bad.

For instance, the Caseology Parallax has a thicker bumper around the camera module and a thicker raised lip around the cameras themselves. It completely covers the sides and the sharp top/bottom edges so that the camera module won't catch on an edge and break during a fall. 

By contrast, Google's official, transparent Google Pixel 6 Case also has a lip on the top and bottom edges, but Google leaves the sides of the camera bar exposed, and the frosted texture is way too slippery, leaving your phone susceptible to drops, scrapes, and other damage.

Google's case is more true to the brand's style, but Caseology offers much more protection, as we have found in our hands-on experience. Other Pixel 6 phone covers split the difference with a raised lip around the entire edge, but no sloped curves, as we see on the thin and well-textured Spigen Liquid Air Armor. We found it comfy to hold when testing it. 

And, of course, all the best heavy-duty Pixel 6 cases are thicker on the back, so the camera bump doesn't seem any thicker than other phones. It's all a matter of which style and level of protection suits you. Between that blue-green Cosmo Series, myriad-colored Soft Slim, and the tall, dark, and handsome Parallax, there are plenty of ways to jazz up your colorful new Pixel 6.

CASETiFY Google Pixel 6 cases on a table

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Oh, and if you're wondering where Google's first-party case is, well, the texture experience doesn't quite match up with its high price tag, so it's not making the list this year. However, you can get better clear cases — matte or transparent — for half the price, so the only compelling reason left to buy it would be if you want that soft glowing pink. 

If you're after that, I recommend checking out two brands. CASETiFY offers hundreds of durable clear and semi-clear cases with decals, designs, and cool illustrations. Then there's a company called Ghostek; pink is one of their steadfast colors. Both brands have been tried and tested by the team at Android Central, and live up to their names.

Done picking a swanky new case for your Google Pixel 6? Next, you can move on to other essentials like a solid Pixel 6 screen protector. Speaking of necessary accessories, it's also a good idea to grab a speedy Pixel 6 charger that can juice up your device efficiently. Planning on doing the job wirelessly? You'll need one of these excellent wireless chargers for your Pixel 6 to harness the max possible charging speed without wires in the picture.

Namerah Saud Fatmi
Namerah Saud Fatmi

Namerah Saud Fatmi is a contributing writer for Android Central. She has a passion for all things tech & gaming and has been an honorary Goodreads librarian since 2011. When she isn't writing, she can be found chasing stray cats and dogs in the streets of Dhaka or slaying dragons in the land of Skyrim. You can reach her on Twitter @NamerahS.