The Google Pixel 2 XL is a beautifully designed phone, and with the Pixel 3 now stealing the spotlight it means that many people might be upgrading to last year’s Google flagship. Google always makes some really interesting cases including the customizable Live Cases or stylish Fabric cases, but if you’re looking to save some money and pocket space, the Spigen Thin Fit is a great option. We’ve rounded all those and more great options for the Pixel 2 XL.
Make your own
Google Live Cases
Google has curated a great selection of cases that feature artwork, photos from space, and naturally beautiful images that are really quite stunning. Prices start around $35 depending on whether you choose a minimalist shell or spend $50 for a more rugged dual-layer case. Create and customize your own case via the Google Store.
Google Fabric Cases
Designed in-house by Google, this case features great build quality and is a perfect fit for your Pixel 2 XL. The fabric finish is uniquely Google and on the inside, you get a premium microfiber liner to ensure your device stays scuff-free.
Bellroy leather case
This stylish leather case from Bellroy is available in four color choices and will keep your phone well-protected. It’s a great premium leather case that’s backed by a 3-year warranty from Bellroy.
OtterBox Symmetry Series
OtterBox cases are known for being great cases that offer outstanding protection for your phone with great customer support. Unlike other bulkier OtterBox case styles, the Symmetry Series is designed to be rugged and sleek. Pricing starts at just $20 for a clear case and you’ll end up paying more if you want the classic black case.
Spigen Tough Armor case
Spigen has a solid lineup of cases for the Pixel 2 XL. The Tough Armor case offers a combination of flexible TPU interior and a rugged outer shell that provides great dual-layer protection for your phone and includes a built-in kickstand. Spigen’s air cushion technology offers great protection for the corners where phones are most vulnerable to damage.
Spigen Thin Fit
Keep your Pixel 2 XL safe from scuffs and scratches without sacrificing the slim design with the Thin Fit case. Available in black, this case will match the look of the Pixel 2 XL and features precise cutouts around the fingerprint scanner and camera on the back.
Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro case
Combining a polycarbonate outer shell with a flexible and shock-absorbing TPU sleeve around back, the Unicorn Beetle Pro goes an extra step further by including a built-in screen protector to provide maximum protection for your Pixel 2 XL. There’s also an optional belt clip holster if it’s convenient for you.
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the Ringke Fusion case offers two layers of protection for your phone — a rugged and shock-resistant TPU bumper combined with a ridged PC panel covering the back. There’s a protective lip around the front to save the display glass from harm, and there are precise cutouts around the fingerprint sensor, camera, and USB-C charging port.
Caseology Vault Series
Caseology has a couple different cases available for the Pixel 2 XL. We recommend the Vault Series because it’s got a classic design for just $13. Made of flexible TPU, it features a sleek finish along the back and textured grip around the edges. It’s available in black and should look great whether you went with the Just Black or Black and White Pixel 2 XL.
Vena vCommute wallet case
This case features a magnetic flap on the back that covers a slot big enough for about three cards or a couple cards and some cash. There’s a raised lip in the card slot, so even if you only have one card, you can still slide it out easily. The folding magnetic flap doubles as a kickstand so you can watch video hands-free.
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Carved wooden cases
Carved has a bunch of great case options available for phones like the Pixel 2 XL, including 52 stylish pre-made option featuring a mix of cool prints and fancy cut wood designs with prices ranging from $29 to $55, along with a selection of classic wood grain cases for just $24.
Designed to be lifeproof
Lifeproof FRE case
This Lifeproof case is designed to be form-fitting and lightweight while providing 360-degree protection that keeps all water and dust out while also providing great drop protection. This is marketed and sold as a premium case and that’s reflected in the price. It’s the most expensive case on our list but it’s arguably one of the most rugged, too.
A year out from its release, the Pixel 2 XL is still an outstanding device that’s only going to get better as Google rolls out its camera updates. There’s a ton of great cases available, but if I had my pick I would go with the Spigen Tough Armor because it’s rugged enough to handle all my daily use and abuse without hitting my wallet hard.
December 9, 2018 at 06:06AM