What Pixel 3 cases do you recommend buying?

Google opted for an all-glass back this year with its Pixel 3 series, and while this does allow for wireless charging, it also makes the phones much more prone to scratches and cracks.

There are a ton of excellent cases out there to choose from, but ones are truly worth your money?

According to the AC forum community, these are the cases you should be keeping on your radar.

I got the speck presidio and Google fabric case. Presidio case already delivered and fabric case will be delivered next week.


I ordered the Otterbox Defender a couple of days ago from Verizon and it was just delivered via FedEx. I purchased the 128GB Pixel 3 XL and I don't want my $1,000 phone to get damaged if I drop it.

Mr Segundus

I bought the Spigen Slim Liquid Crystal Soft Cover - not the best drop protection but I prefer clear cases and thought I'd buy this one to tide me over until more options come out in the market.


Went with the "Encased" Slim Holster and case. Always preferred a holster and the Verizon one's clip keeps breaking on me. So try something different.

Sturm Rider

What about you? What Pixel 3 cases do you recommend buying?

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Joe Maring

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  • Spigen Liquid Cristal, the rubber plastic they use on those is real nice and prevents slip. Unfortunately P2 case discolored quickly so hopefully they fixed it in P3, I still bought it regardless
  • I doubt they have fixed it for the P3 unfortunately. Only had the liquid crystal for a couple weeks for my XS Max and it is already discolored. I've bought the liquid crystal for several phones and everyone has discolored but I always go back to it because it is still the best of the clear cases IMO. Have a Google fabric case for the 3XL now and the liquid crystal and rugged armor from Spigen on the way.
  • I bet you can exchange it for free too
  • Anyone try the caseology clear waterfall? Curious how quick that turns yellow. I am currently using the poetic case but will probably switch to a clear case with temper glass combo soon
  • Based on the asking price for the Pixel 3 phones, I recommend a case for a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or S9+. 🤣
  • I purchased a case called ESR Mimic from Amazon. It is clear and has a tempered glass back. I know, what's the point, right? But the case feels study enough to withstand a drop without damaging the phone, which is really what a case should do. And the glass back makes me at least pretend that I don't have a have a case on.
  • Totally not a case guy, but this time I decided to give Google's fabric case a shot. I gotta say I'm really digging it. Not only does it feel like it'll protecc your phone from a fall, but it does so by looking and feeling very form-fitting while allowing some of the charm of the Pixel design to shine through (like the mint colored power button in my case). I also like the small G logo on the back since it lets onlookers know this is very much a Google phone.
  • I've heard that the fabric cases are not drop rated. Which is really weird.
  • Any idea if the OtterBox Defender will work with wireless charging? I like the idea of it's protection but would also like to use wireless charging when and where I can.
  • I got the Dretal case from Amazon. But no phone for it...FedEx couldn't read the barcode so now shipping is delayed by a week. Was supposed to be here this weekend. Now middle.of next week. Wtf?!
  • Pre ordered the Nomad leather.