Cases can be bulky, boring, and ugly, so I can understand why so many choose to go naked and show off their phone's full glory for the world to see. Even the thinnest of cases can offer some small protection from scuffs, chips, and smaller tumbles, and these ultra-thin cases for the Google Pixel 2 are so thin, you may even forget you're wearing a case!
Little black case
Spigen's cases are some of the best you can buy, and with the Thin Fit, you get MIL-STD 810G 516.6 military-grade protection in a case that won't make your Pixel 2 or 2XL feel like a tank. It only comes in black, but black goes with everything. For folks that want ample protection without compromising their phone's design, this is just about perfect.
Like totally awesome
While it looks too thin to do much of anything, you really can rest easy with the Totallee case. You don't have to worry about smudges, scuffs, scrapes, or chipping the coating Google adds to the Pixel 2. Totallee made this case so you can get a basic safeguard against regular wear-and-tear while also giving your phone a new splash of color without adding any bulk.
Super thin support
Peel is quite proud of their "0.35mm thin" cases and we agree that these cases are perfect for people who hate cases. And unlike most case makers, Peel doesn't shoehorn logos and branding into their paper-thin cases, instead letting the beauty of your Google-designed phone show though frosted cases color-matched to each variant of the Pixel 2.
Slim and sparkly
This sparkly case adds grip to the back and sides of your phone while leaving the top and bottom open for easy access to ports and sensors. This case wraps around the corners of the phone for protection, a hard-shell case that snaps on to protect your phone from scuffs and scratches while bringing some shine and style.
This thin, translucent case is easy to slip on and off, with its flexible TPU offering a tiny bit more energy absorption and redirection during drops than harder polycarbonate cases. This case comes in 5 subtle colors, including this lovely Purple, a color not seen much with Pixel 2 cases that are dominated by black and teal and mint.
Keep your Pixel 2 (or 2 XL) thin and lightweight while simultaneously adding a pop of color. X-Level's Guardian case is available in two colors, and while the Black one looks fine, we love the Winered finish that's shown here. The case offers 360-degree protection, is ultra-thin, and comes with a 180-day warranty.
If we had to choose
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Overall, we recommend the Spigen Thin Fit Case as the best choice for most people. It absolutely nails the ultra-thin design by adding virtually no heft or bulk of any kind to the Pixel 2. Even better, you still get military-grade drop protection despite its slim profile. How Spigen achieved this is beyond us, but we just know we're glad it managed to do so.
Then again, if you're OK sacrificing that military-grade rating and want something that's as thin as humanly possible, we recommend turning your attention to the Totallee Case and Peel Super Thin Case.
These two cases are, without a doubt, the thinnest you can get for the Pixel 2 and 2 XL. Some people might argue that they're too thin, but that's honestly what makes them so great. They literally don't feel like anything when applied to the phone, and if that's what you're after, they'll serve you perfectly.
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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.