Best Pixel 5 Cases: What to Grab to Protect Your New Device
You’ve gone ahead and ordered the Google Pixel 5, Google’s latest flagship phone. What’s next? Well, you need a case that will protect that $699 purchase! Gorilla Glass 3 or not, there’s going to be a time where somehow pulling your phone out of your pocket ends up spiking the device onto the hard concrete… not that I’m speaking from personal experience or anything. In our Pixel 5 review, we say that if you’re looking for a fantastic software experience with good performance, the Google Pixel 5 is definitely worth looking at.
We’ve rounded up the best Google Pixel 5 cases, so you can pick anywhere between the toughest protection and barely-there slim cases.
If you want protection while keeping the Pixel 5 as slim as possible, ZAGG's Gear4 Wembley Palette Pixel 5 case is a good bet. A slim case but the areas you're likely to drop your phone (corners, top, and bottom) are reinforced. A good compromise on bulk and protection.
For the Google Pixel 5, Vena has a wallet case that is sure to please. Instead of the cards being on a flap, they're in a cutout back area. You'll still get a stand to prop your phone up on, too. You just don't need to worry about the cards scratching your screen!
Which Pixel 5 case will you grab? Honestly, you can’t really go wrong with Spigen’s line of products, and the Ultra Hybrid is the best compromise between protection and comfort. The shell will definitely protect against the drops and falls any average user will have over the course of the Pixel 5’s lifespan, but it’ll also not bulk out the phone so much that it’s uncomfortable to actually use. I have small hands, so something like an OtterBox, as protective as it is, can be too bulky for my hands. But, if you have a particularly labor-intensive job and need to protect against freak accidents, the OtterBox’s Defender series is definitely going to be the case to grab, bulk or not.
If you’re not prone to slippery fingers like me, a thin but colorful case like Weycolor’s selection of Pixel 5 cases are a great idea. They can liven up the drab black Pixel 5 easily and cheaply! If you just want a very basic, very slim cover, TopACE’s clear and 1mm thick case will give you exactly what you need. You might argue it’s better to go caseless, but let’s face it–we’ve all had our phone inexplicitly rub up against something sharp in a bag or purse. Do you want a nasty scratch against the back of your new device? These cases prevent your device against incidents just like that.
What Pixel 5 case is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!