The Pixel 3 XL is the slightly larger, slightly more expensive, and slightly cooler Google phone — I suppose you could say it's a notch above the competition. All jokes aside, with a quality phone like the Pixel 3 XL, you're going to want to protect it with a heavy duty case to make sure it stays beautiful and intact for years to come. We've rounded up the best can, from budget-friendly cases to more premium offerings.

Armored protection

Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro

Supcase's Unicorn Beetle Pro is exactly what you want in a heavy-duty case. This dual-layer case with hard, dense plastic for an outer shell and a flexible inner shell that offers shock absorption. The front has a built-in screen protector, and it even comes with a belt clip.

$25 at Amazon

Heavy duty & crystal clear

Poetic Guardian Rugged Clear Hybrid

This clear case is no dainty flower. With vivid color accents, a built-in screen protector, and a rubberized flap to cover your USB-C port and keep out debris, the Poetic Guardian lives up to its name quite well, and comes in 4 expertly chosen color combinations.

$15 at Amazon

Budget beauty

Casetego Hybrid Sturdy Armor Case

Casetego's three-layer cases can help you protect your Pixel 3 XL without breaking what's left of your wallet, and the two colors — deep purple and rose gold — are more fun than the usual blacks and blues. For a few dollars more, the "Shiny" editions glimmer and gleam like a treasure chest.

$9 at Amazon

Tough as nails

Spigen Tough Armor

This case offers maximum durability without adding too much bulk to the Pixel 3 XL's design. Designed with a shock-absorbing TPU sleeve hugged by a rugged shell, the Tough Armor will live up to its name with a built-in kickstand offering a nice little bonus.

$17 at Amazon

All-round protection

Poetic Revolution 360 Degree Protection

The only case on this list that comes with its own screen protector, Poetic Revolution is able to claim 360-degree protection with this heavy duty case that certainly looks the part. Thick, textured edges should ensure you always have a solid grip on your phone, and there's a built-in kickstand that works in both landscape and portrait orientations.

$15 at Amazon

Iconic brand

OtterBox Symmetry Series

OtterBox offers premium cases for the Pixel 3 XL, and we recommend the Symmetry Series because it's the thinnest of Otterrbox's cases and an ideal pairing for the bigger Pixel phone. This is the most expensive option on our list, but if you've ever bought an OtterBox case before and dealt with its superb customer service, you know that you'll get your money's worth.

$50 at OtterBox

Top defender

Lifeproof NËXT

From the brand that aims to offer truly life-proof cases, the NËXT case is a clear case that claims to be drop-proof, dirt-proof, and snow-proof but not waterproof. It's compatible with wireless charging, too, and offers optional accessories such as a lanyard that cleverly includes a USB-C to USB-C lanyard.

$80 at Lifeproof

Which case you choose to protect your Pixel 3 XL with is ultimately up to you and your personal tastes, but with larger phones, we always try to recommend something that's a bit slimmer since adding extra bulk to an already large phone makes it that much harder to slip in and out of your pocket. I'd personally recommend the Spigen Tough Armor which offers great protection at a reasonable price with a pocket-friendly design.

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