Best Heavy Duty Cases for Google Pixel 3 Android Central 2020

While there's no denying that the Google Pixel 3 is a good-looking phone, it's also safe to say that it's far from the most durable. We love that the all-glass back finally allows for wireless charging, but it's also prone to all sorts of unwanted scratches and cracks. If you want serious protection to keep the Pixel 3 safe, these are the best rugged cases we recommend buying.

Not too bulky: Spigen Rugged Armor

Staff pick

The Spigen Rugged Armor case strikes a beautiful balance, offering great protection without being overly bulky or thick. There's a shock-absorbant carbon fiber design, military-grade Air Cushion Technology, and tactile button covers that are easy to use.

$13 at Amazon

Built-in screen protector: Poetic Revolution

If you want something a bit more rugged, Poetic's Revolution case is another excellent choice. You get 360 degrees of full protection, a built-in screen protector, a dust flap for the USB-C port, and a rugged polycarbonte back. There are also three great colors to choose from!

From $15 at Amazon

Comes with a kickstand: Spigen Tough Armor

The other Spigen case on this list is the Tough Armor case. Outfitted with a two-layer design, this case keeps the Pixel 3 safe against all sorts of drops and falls. Add that together with a built-in kickstand on the back and two color options, and you're all set.

From $16 at Amazon

OtterBox's finest: OtterBox Defender Series

You can't talk about rugged cases without mentioning OtterBox! The Defender Series features a multi-layer design with a solid inner shell and soft outer shell, a belt clip holster, and port covers to keep all sorts of unwanted debris away from your new phone.

$36 at Amazon

Stylish durability: OtterBox Symmetry Series

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.

$36 at Amazon

It's a tank: SUPCASE Full-Body Holster Case

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.

From $20 at Amazon

If you still can't decide

There you have it — six truly excellent cases that'll keep your Pixel 3 protected against virtually anything you throw at it. My personal favorite is the Spigen Rugged Armor as I'm not one for overly bulky accessories. You still get a shock-absorbing design that'll ensure your Pixel 3 stays safe throughout all sorts of use, and you get that safety without being forced to carry around a large, chunky handset everywhere you go.

Another great choice is the OtterBox Defender Series. This case is bulkier and more expensive, but if you want over-the-top protection, this is a fantastic buy. Not only is the case itself incredibly rugged, but you also get a kickstand, belt/pant clip carrying holster, and a lifetime warranty.

No mater which of these cases you end up getting, you can rest assured that your Pixel 3 will be safe from anything.

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