The 10 best cases for the Google Pixel 5

Pixel 5

Google’s Pixel 5 straddles the boundaries of offering an affordable price, mid-range specs, and of course, the incredible camera experience that we expect from the search giant’s handsets. Powered by the Snapdragon 765G with 8GB of RAM, 5G connectivity, and wireless charging, the Pixel 5 is also the first phone (along with the Pixel 4a 5G) from Google to sport an ultra-wide rear camera. Unusually, the Pixel 5 has a metal construction with a speckled finish and Google has managed to cram in wireless charging as well by cutting out a ‘Transmission Hole’. While the metal build should mean that the Pixel 5 is more durable than phones with glass rear panels, you may want to buy a case for it in order to keep in it in pristine condition.
We’ve done the groundwork for you, so join us after the break for our list of the 10 best cases for your Pixel 5.

Google Fabric Case

First up is one of Google’s own offerings which uses over 70% recycled material covered in fabric that is made from recycled plastic water bottles. The Fabric Case maintains the slim profile of the Pixel 5 and is also compatible with wireless charging – whether you are charging the phone or using it to wirelessly charge your Pixel Buds with Battery Share. You can grab the Pixel 5 Fabric Case from the Google Store for $40 in Green Chameleon, Basically Black, Static Gray, and Blue Confetti.

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Incipio GRIP Case

Incipio’s GRIP case for the Pixel 5 boasts multi-directional grip-assists for a non-slip hold while remaining slim. Incipio’s Impact Strut technology is present to guard the phone against drops of up to 14 feet while the raised-edge bezel protects the display from scratches when the phone is laid face down on uneven surfaces. Anti-microbial protection eliminates 99.9% of surface bacteria while the 5G and wireless charging compatibility are maintained. Available in Midnight Blue and Black, the GRIP Case for the Pixel 5 can be ordered directly from Incipio’s online store for £39.99.

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Totallee Ultra-Thin Clear

Completely clear so you can show off your new Pixel 5 in the flattering Sage color, Totallee’s Ultra-thin Clear case has a rubbery finish that adds extra grip to the phone. Made of flexible TPU, the case is durable, offers impact protection, and unlike some cases, doesn’t attract lint or turn yellow. Being ultra-thin, compatibility with wireless charging and NFC connectivity is maintained and there is a raised lip around the rear camera housing to protect it from scratches. You can grab Totallee’s Ultra-Thin Clear case from Amazon for $35.

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Gear4 Crystal Palace

We aren’t sure why it’s named after a Premier League football club, but Gear4’s Crystal Palace case offers another transparent solution to the quest of protecting your Pixel 5. Drop-resistant up to 13ft thanks to a polycarbonate rear panel, the case is also resistant to yellowing. Thanks to its slim profile, wireless charging, and NFC connectivity are both supported. You can pick up the Crystal Palace case for the Pixel 5 directly from Zagg’s online store for $39.99.

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Spigen Thin Fit

Spigen’s Thin Fit case for the Pixel 5 is has a scratch-resistant polycarbonate costing layer that protects the phone from scratches while keeping a lightweight and pocket-friendly profile. The open buttons mean that the controls are easily accessible and the original click response is still present. The case also supports magnetic car mounts thanks to its QNMP compatible slot, although that may interfere with wireless charging. Available only in Black, Spigen’s Thin Fit case is available from Amazon for $11.99.

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Tudia DualShield

Featuring ToughRhino technology that brings military-grade protection against drops and scratches, Tudia’s DualShield case features a dual-layer construction. Wireless charging and NFC payments are supported while there are raised lips around the display and the rear cameras to protect them from scratches. Available in Rose Gold, Blue, Matte Black, and Metallic Slate, the Spigen DualShield case costs $11.90 from Amazon.

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PULEN Ring Case

Adding a touch of functionality is the Ring Case from PULEN that features a metal ring bracket that can be rotated 360° to facilitate hands-free viewing of content. Made from shock-absorbent materials, the pattern on the bumper provides additional grip and adds further protection against drops with all four corners featuring a reinforced anti-slip texture. PULEN’s Ring Case is available from Amazon in Black for $9.99.

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HAII Wallet Case

Looking to leave your wallet at home? HAII’s Wallet Case with its credit card slots and internal pocket for banknotes will let you do that with style. Made from high-quality PU leather, the case also brings hands-free viewing and compatibility with wireless charging. A magnetic clasp keeps things tidy by securing the front flap to the side of the case. HAII’s Wallet Case costs $10.99 from Amazon and is available in Pink, Black, Blue, Coffee, and Red.

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Ghoestek Covert

Ghostek’s Covert case combines military-grade protection with functionality in the form of an aluminum kickstand and a scratchproof polycarbonate rear panel and a TPU bumper. The slim case is compatible with wireless charging, and can also survive drops of up to 8ft. Available in Clear, Pink, and Smoke Black, Ghostek’s Covert case can be ordered from Amazon for $14.98.

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OtterBox Defender

Last but not least, OtterBox’s Defender case brings heavy-duty protection to the Pixel 5 with its multi-layered construction from polycarbonate and synthetic rubber that guards against drops, dirt, scrapes, and bumps. Its holster doubles up as a belt clip or kickstand for hands-free content viewing, and the raised bezels protect both the rear cameras and the display. The Defender case costs $59.95 directly from OtterBox’s online store.

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