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Best Thin Cases for Google Pixel 3 XL in 2022

The Google Pixel 3 XL is tall, dark, and handsome, so why would you make yours gain weight wearing a thick, bloated case? The Pixel 3 XL's glass back needs protecting, to be sure, but we can protect it without locking it in Fort Knox with cases like the Spigen Thin Fit that give your new phone some extra grip and guard against scuffs and scratches.

Thin protection is better than no protection

The Totallee case is about as thin as cases get, but it's also more than double the price of almost every other case on this list. Don't get me wrong, you get a premium look — and for leather, I don't think you can find a thinner case at any price than the Totallee — but for a case that can provide scratch protection and maybe a tiny, tiny bit of drop protection, it might be a compromise you're willing to make.

For a thin case that won't thin your wallet, I recommend grabbing either the ESR Essential Twinkle or the Spigen Thin Fit. The TPU material of the Twinkle makes it easy to get on and off, and the Spigen Thin Fit's color options and winning design keep it a cut above other polycarbonate options.

Ara Wagoner was a staff writer at Android Central. She themes phones and pokes YouTube Music with a stick. When she's not writing about cases, Chromebooks, or customization, she's wandering around Walt Disney World. If you see her without headphones, RUN. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco.