The Google Pixel 6 Pro is here with outstanding camera upgrades, instant dictation/translation thanks to Google Tensor, and a curved 6.7-inch screen with a variable refresh rate. Anyone who's ever owned a curved-screen phone knows that protecting the sides of the phone is crucial to keeping it intact and alive. With that in mind, here are the best Pixel 6 Pro cases to keep your shiny new flagship safe.
Wrap up your Pixel 6 Pro with these stunning cases
Spigen Liquid Air Armor for Google Pixel 6 Pro
Slim, but secure
If you don't want to bulk up with a super-sized Pixel 6 Pro case, what you want is something slim but still thick enough to provide some impact protection and significantly add grip. The Liquid Air Armor has great textures both across the back and on the sides, which is why I recommend it over its classic Rugged Armor sibling.
Otterbox Symmetry Clear Series for Google Pixel 6 Pro
Designed for drops
There are few that can make an ultra-protective case better than Otterbox. The Symmetry Clear Series is made up of more than 60% recycled plastic, so you know it's good for the environment. And with the clear design, you can still show off your Pixel 6 Pro while keeping it safe from any drops in the process.
Caseology Parallax for Google Pixel 6 Pro
While the Caseology Parallax isn't packing quite as colorful a lineup as it has for previous Pixels, the gold and the Ash Grey colorways bring a unique flair to an already distinctive Google Pixel 6 Pro case. A gradual rise around the camera bar helps it stand out less, and new textured grips on the side were brought over from the Pixel 5a Legion case.
Google Pixel 6 Pro Case
A unique feel
Google's frosted clear cases are pretty thin and made of 30% recycled materials. Since it's easy to get the case on, you might worry about it staying on, but the bigger concern is grip. The frosted texture is unique, but it doesn't offer the same grip you'd think. The Golden Glow is beautiful, but this Pixel 6 Pro case is more fashion than function.
VRS DESIGN Damda Glide Hybrid for Pixel 6 Pro
Three functions, one design
We love kickstand cases, wallet cases, and heavy-duty Pixel 6 Pro cases, and VRS gave us all three in one neat little package. However, while kickstand cases usually double as phone grips, you should strictly use this one as a vertical/horizontal kickstand since it's mounted on the sliding card cover.
Ringke Fusion for Google Pixel 6 Pro
Clear without the glare
Clear cases allow us to show off the native style of our phones while still giving them the grip and protection they need to last the next five years. Ringke's Fusion comes in two styles, but I highly recommend getting the matte variety, as it won't reflect every single bright object around, and it won't show smudges as quickly.
Poetic Revolution Case for Google Pixel 6 Pro
Ready to work
With a phone as big as the Pixel 6 Pro, you can use it as a small secondary screen while working, but you'll need a kickstand that works in portrait orientation, not just landscape. The Revolution's kickstand is sturdy, and the silicone plug on the bottom lets you keep the USB-C port clean.
Ghostek Covert Clear Case for Pixel 6 Pro
Keep it safe
You know those horrible photos of shattered screens that make you want to hide your Pixel 6 Pro in a satin box? Yeah, you won't have those issues with the Ghostek COVERT, one of our favorite Pixel 6 Pro cases. The red gel corner provides absorb impact and the sides are abrasively textured for grip.
Kwmobile Soft Slim for Pixel 6 Pro
Whether you want a case in Legally Blonde pink, Michigan blue, or a lavender very reminiscent of the Pixel 3a, kwmobile has a lightweight case for you. This case is slightly slimmer than the Spigen Liquid Air, which means less bulk but also less impact protection.
HAIJUN Leather Wallet for Google Pixel 6 Pro
Most wallet cases are somewhat nondescript, but this series of Leather folios adds a bit of flair with the cube-like texture across the right edge, adding a contrast of feel in hand. Inside are two card slots, a cash flap, and a distinct plaid lining that matches the leather exterior.
Caseology Vault Protective Case for Google Pixel 6 Pro
While the Vault isn't quite as colorful or thin as the kwmobile Soft Slim, it still has more colors than Spigen and is one of the most pleasant textures I've found on a TPU case. The camera module is well-protected by a graduated bumper to help protect those pretty new sensors.
UAG Scout Series Google Pixel 6 Pro Case
Sleek, yet sturdy
Urban Armor Gear took its time with its Pixel 6 Pro offering, and while the Scout isn't as iconic as the Monarch, it's also not nearly as expensive. It's also got quite the durability and a mysterious, understated look.
Teelevo Dual Layer Case with Card Slot for Pixel 6 Pro
While most wallet cases are bulky, attention-grabbing, or often both, Teelevo's card slot cases don't look any different than other heavy-duty cases when it's closed. The slot fits two cards, and since it's fully contained, I wouldn't push it too far, but it is incognito.
Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro Series Case for Google Pixel 6 Pro
Work hard, live hard
SUPCASE's ruggedly productive UB Pro case is perfect if you tend to get down and dirty. Silicone flaps seal out dirt and pocket lint, and the front frame has a built-in screen protector. Its sturdy vertical kickstand on the back is just the icing on the cake. The whole lineup of colors makes for some appealing Pixel 6 Pro cases, with both the Metallic Red and Metallic Blue offering quite the striking contrast.
Pela Google Pixel 6 Pro Phone Case
Sustainable and durable
Pela's biodegradable, sustainably-made cases are compostable and durable. While they cost more, Pela uses ethical manufacturing and higher-quality materials to ensure its products are a true zero-waste phone protection solution. There are three cast styles and a dozen colors to pick from for this earth-friendly Pixel 6 Pro case.
More case options than ever
Case makers like UAG that skipped the Pixel 5 last year are offering sturdy cases for the large, delicate Pixel 6 Pro. This brand, plus plenty of others such as Otterbox and Spigen, are offering some of the best Pixel 6 Pro cases you can buy.
My personal favorites for the Pixel 6 Pro are the Spigen Liquid Air Armor — grip is essential on a phone this size — and the Caseology Parallax, which offers grip but also some distinct style and a good bumper around the camera module. If you prefer more protection in your cases, the Poetic Revolution is ruggedly handsome, too.
If you don't yet have the Pixel 6 Pro but instead have the Google Pixel 6, be sure to check out our best cases for Google Pixel 6!
A few words on the official Google Pixel 6 Pro Case
The first-party case evokes a heated debate between Android Central staff and many Pixel 6 Pro owners. The case is very thin and has a unique texture, adding up to a case with little impact protection and an odd grip. Some people absolutely adore the Pixel 6 Pro case, with the Google Store-exclusive Golden Glow version consistently going in and out of stock. But then, there are others like our very own Jerry Hildenbrand, who loudly voiced his displeasure with the case for three weeks straight on the Android Central Podcast.
Here are the facts: The Google Pixel 6 Pro Case is a frosted plastic case made of 30% post-consumer recycled plastics. This thin clear case is designed to perfectly hug the Pixel 6 Pro's curves around the screen and the camera module. Still, since it's open on the sides around the camera module and the curved edges of the screen, it's also more vulnerable to shatters if it falls out of your hand or pocket. Of course, that won't be an issue for a case with excellent grip, like the Caseology Vault or the Spigen Liquid Air Armor.
Still, there's something about the frosted finish of the case. It feels like it should be grippy and tactile, but it's oddly smooth. If you're going to use the Google Pixel 6 Pro Case, I highly suggest sticking a PopSocket on it for added stability or at least employing a PopGrip Slide Stretch that you can use when you're out and then ditch when you're home and need to wireless charge.
There's also the matter of colors: While some colors can look good with all models, some of these color combos just end up appearing goofy-looking. Take the Soft Sage, for example: Pair it with the Cloudy White Pixel 6 Pro, and it looks OK. But if you have the Sorta Sunny Pixel 6 Pro, the Sage turns it into this icky canteloupe rind. Golden Glow looks nice with its White and Sunny models, but looks bizarre when paired with the black. So just be mindful when choosing colorways. Actual colors have drawbacks, but Light Frost looks good with everything.
Andrew Myrick is a Senior Editor at Android Central. He enjoys everything to do with technology, including tablets, smartphones, and everything in between. Perhaps his favorite past-time is collecting different headphones, even if they all end up in the same drawer.
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