The Pixel 6 Pro has been out for a while now but it's still a great Android phone with up-to-date software and high-end cameras worth protecting with a case. The phone has a distinctive design, with a large Gorilla Glass Victus screen with the same material on the back. Even though this is some of the toughest glass in the business, it's not quite as tough as the concrete on the sidewalk or the tile in your house.
Unless you're willing to shell out hundreds for a repair and put up with the downtime during that repair, you should put your phone in a case. It's at least worth having a case on standby for hikes in the woods or going on a trip. We've researched a wide variety of products from multiple brands to shortlist the best Pixel 6 Pro cases for you to choose from.
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Spigen's a well-known name when it comes to phone cases, and the Liquid Air Armor is yet another fantastic product from the brand. Featuring a slim, form-fitted design, it protects your Pixel 6 Pro without adding too much heft to it. Although the raised lips around the screen edges aren't too prominent, they still get the job done, and the textured surface improves in-hand grip.
Ash gray, gold, sage green
Caseology's Parallax series has always been our favorite, and the company has hit another home run with its amazing Pixel 6 Pro cases. Available in colors such as Sage Green and Ash Gray, these two-tone cases make your smartphone stand out even more, while giving it maximum protection. You also get military-grade protection and wireless charging support.
Light frost, soft sage
Google's own frosted clear cases for Pixel 6 Pro are pretty thin and made of 30% recycled materials. That being said, they are also fairly easy to put on and take off, so not the best in terms of protection they offer. The frosted texture does help with the style factor, but we suggest getting these only if you care more about looks and less about protecting your smartphone.
Clear or stardust
There are very few companies that can make an ultra-protective case better than Otterbox. The Symmetry Clear Series features anti-microbial technology that shields the case's surface against many common bacteria. And thanks to the transparent design, you can admire your Pixel 6 Pro's rear design without having to worry about scuffs and scratches.
With integrated kickstand and card holder
We love kickstand cases, wallet cases, and even the heavy-duty Pixel 6 Pro cases, and the Damda Glide Hybrid series from VRS DESIGN packs all their features in one neat package. It's made of high-quality TPU material, and has a built-in compartment for stashing ID cards and some cash. There's even a kickstand, but be careful as it's mounted on the compartment's sliding cover.
Clear or matte clear
Clear cases let us to show off the style of our phones while still affording them enough grip and protection, and Ringke's Fusion series does this the best. Although this transparent Pixel 6 Pro case comes in two finishes, we recommend getting the matte variety, as it doesn't reflect surrounding lights too much. It also does a great job of hiding smudges and fingerprints.
Stormy smoke, sorta pink, cloudy clear
Ghostek's Covert Clear case for the Google Pixel 6 Pro gives top-tier protection to your smartphone, thanks to its shockproof design. It comes with raised bumpers around the edges of both the screen and the camera module, allowing the phone to survive falling from a height of up to eight feet. Available in three color options, the case also supports wireless charging.
Matte black, sage green, urban gray
While Caseology's Vault series doesn't come in a variety of fancy colors, it's one of the more ergonomic Google Pixel 6 Pro cases you can find. Not only that, the sandstone texture on the back makes for an amazing in-hand feel. Made from TPU, the case features military-grade protection and works with a majority of screen protectors.
Black, dark green, purple
Most wallet cases often tend to be bulky, but Teelevo's offering is surprisingly easy to carry around in your pocket. What's even more impressive is that the TPU-based Pixel 6 Pro case comes with a hidden compartment that can store up to two IDs/credit cards, and the slot's cover doubles up as a kickstand, making for a practical yet minimal design.
Black, guldan, ruddy, tilt, viote
SUPCASE's rugged Unicorn Beetle Pro series case for the Pixel 6 Pro is perfect if you often use your smartphone in challenging environments. It comes with silicone flap that prevents dirt and debris from getting into the device's USB-C port, and you even get an integrated screen protector and a kickstand that works in both portrait and landscape orientations.
Aqua, berry, black, blush, lilac, navy, red, shaded spruce, slate
If you're looking for a well-built and good-looking case for your Google Pixel 6 Pro, look no further than Crave's Dual Guard. It's made from TPU and Polycarbonate, and sports a textured back that allows for a superb in-hand grip, all while still maintaining a compact profile. You also get a plethora of funky colors such as Shaded Spruce, Slate, and Blush to choose from.
Black, blue, clear, gold, navy blue, red, wine red
Despite adding almost no extra bulk to the Google Pixel 6 Pro, the slim-fit Guardian series case from X-Level does a solid job of protecting your phone from dings and scratches. Its soft matte finish ensures no smudges and fingerprints, while the flexible TPU material makes it easy to put on and take off. And best of all, this case is super affordable and comes in many colors such as black, blue, and red.
These are the best cases for Google's flagship smartphone
Undoubtedly among the best Android phones out there, Google's Pixel 6 Pro is a top-tier flagship that'll last you for years to come. But to make that dream a reality, you need to take good care of it, and a case is a must-have accessory. It's a good thing that there's a wide range of best Pixel 6 Pro cases available in the market, from brands both big and small.
Once you've picked up the perfect case for your Google Pixel 6 Pro, make sure you pair them up with the best Pixel 6 Pro screen protectors for total protection. Oh, and if you're a fan of mobile gaming, definitely check out the best controllers for Pixel 6 Pro that'll take your gaming experience to the next level.
Our personal favorites for the Pixel 6 Pro are the Spigen Liquid Air Armor (since sturdy grip is essential on a phone of this size), and the Caseology Parallax (which offers a swanky two-tone design that enhances the overall style of your phone). If you want something with a good in-hand grip and need a choice of colors too, Crave's Dual Guard series is an excellent choice.
Fair warning on the official Google Pixel 6 Pro Case
Google's first-party case evokes a heated debate between Android Central staff and many Pixel 6 Pro owners. The case is quite thin and has a unique texture, but offers little in terms of impact protection.
While some people absolutely adore their Pixel 6 Pro case, with the Google Store-exclusive Golden Glow version consistently going in and out of stock, there are others like our very own Jerry Hildenbrand who have loudly voiced their 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, too.
Still, since it's open on the sides around the camera module and the curved edges of the screen, it's quite vulnerable to shatters if the phone falls out of your hand or pocket. Of course, that won't be an issue for a case with excellent grip.
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 wirelessly 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. 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 cantaloupe 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.
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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.