Best Heavy Duty Cases for Google Pixel 3 in 2022
Google's Pixel phones get updated years longer than most models, so your Pixel 3 can potentially last you a long time, but only if you keep it protected and intact. We've rounded up some of the best heavy duty cases available for the Pixel 3, from perennial favorites to more wallet-friendly options from other trusted brands we like. We're sure you'll find a case that speaks to you and your needs.
With a shock-absorbing TPU sleeve hugged by a rugged shell, Spigen's Tough Armor case offers excellent durability without adding too much bulk to the Pixel 3's design. Available in three colors, the built-in kickstand provides a nice little bonus.
The Ringke Fusion-X is one of the more unique-looking cases you'll find for the Pixel 3. It offers heavy-duty protection with a clear PC backplate combined with an impact-resistant bumper around the edges to protect against drops and bumps.
OtterBox's Symmetry Series does a great job at offering that same great OtterBox protection in a slimmer, more stylish profile. The case is easy to take on and off, is still plenty rugged, and the two-tone color design is simply gorgeous.
Coming with its own screen protector, this heavy duty case claims to protect your phone from every angle. Thick, textured edges should ensure you always have a solid grip on your phone, and the built-in kickstand works in both landscape and portrait orientations.
Not too bulky
The Spigen Rugged Armor case strikes a beautiful balance, offering great protection without being overly bulky or thick. There's a shock-absorbent carbon fiber design, military-grade Air Cushion Technology, and tactile button covers that are easy to use.
Classic style for less
Tudia's dual layer case has been a price performer for many phones in the last few years, and the Pixel 3 version is no exception. This Merge Series is like the Spigen Tough Armor without the kickstand for a little over half the price.
Name brand protection
One of the most trusted names in smartphone cases, OtterBox offers its premium protection to the Pixel 3 with its icon Defender Series. It's expensive to be sure, but if you've ever bought an OtterBox case before and dealt with its superb customer service, you know you're likely to get your money's worth.
Double duty durability
Keep your phone and your money safe in one solid, stout case. The flap that opens and secures the card slots can double as a kickstand, allowing you to hide two cards safely out of sight, and this case comes in three bold colors, including a deep, luscious purple.
It's a tank
SUPCASE's case is designed for people that don't want to ever have to baby their phone. It's shock-resistant dual-layer design provides maximum protection from all sorts of drops and falls, and even better, the front comes equipped with a built-in screen protector! The case is available in four different colors and has a holster so you can easily clip it onto a backpack or belt.
Protection made to last
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Again, picking a heavy-duty case is about finding long-lasting case in a style that you enjoy — after all, this is the case you're going to be holding in your hand and feeling in your pocket for the next 2-3 years. Some heavy-duty cases are thicker than others (coughOtterBoxcough), but most of the entries on this list strike a good balance between protection and portability.
If you're also interested in adding a screen protector to your phone, the Poetic Revolution is worth considering, but my recommendation goes to the Spigen Tough Armor. Spigen's products are always top quality and the Tough Armor style, in particular, is a reliably rugged option for any smartphone.
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Marc Lagace was an Apps and Games Editor at Android Central between 2016 and 2020. You can reach out to him on Twitter [@spacelagace.