The Google Pixel 4 is a significant switch-up from the previous Pixels — ditching the two-tone glass and the fingerprint sensor. However, it's still a glass-backed flagship phone, and glass-backed flagships get put in cases the second they arrive for their own protection! Whether you want a clear case that can show off the Pixel 4's loveliness or prefer a more robust heavy-duty case to keep things locked down, we've spent hours looking for the best Pixel 4 cases out there.
Spigen Liquid Air (opens in new tab)
This slim case features a wonderful texture on the back and sides, allowing you to add a bit of drop protection and a lot of grip without succumbing to the same old siren song of the carbon fiber case.
ESR Essential Zero (2-Pack) (opens in new tab)
Keep a spare
ESR's clear cases are great on their own, but when you can get two of them for the cost of one Ringke or Spigen, it makes the deal all the sweeter while giving you a spare.
Tudia Merge Series (opens in new tab)
Prefer your cases with a bit more protection? Tudia's Merge Series features the classic hybrid format, four color options, and an excellent price for a long-lasting, heavy-duty case.
Caseology Solid Flex Crystal (opens in new tab)
Get a grip
Caseology's clear case is just amazingly grippy, and the slight contouring around the corners for more robust air cushions allow it to blend into the Pixel 4's distinct design while keeping a slim, protective profile.
OtterBox Symmetry Series (opens in new tab)
The bluest of blues
OtterBox's Symmetry series is slightly more svelte than previous generations, and this "Sapphire Secret" color is just a wonderful reminder of the original Google Pixel. I am absolutely in love with it.
Tech21 Studio Colour (opens in new tab)
This ultra-thin case is made from plant-based materials, but don't mistake it for some delicate flower. This case can withstand drops over eight feet and has antimicrobial properties, always handy as we head into flu season. Find it in Coral, Black, and Pewter.
Ringke Fusion-X (opens in new tab)
The Fusion-X is a distinct look, for sure, but I'm a fan because it's a clear case that can go the distance, and its colored bumpers add some flair in Black, Blue, or Camo Black.
Ghostek Covert (opens in new tab)
Extra drop protection
This case is more translucent than actually clear, but it still lets the Google branding shine through while adding Ghostek's mil-spec shock-absorbing corner guards. I especially like the pink version.
Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro (opens in new tab)
Kick drops to the curb
This ultra-rugged case is ready for anything: it comes with a built-in screen protector, a kickstand around back, dust plugs to protect your USB-C port, and even a holster clip if your pockets tend to be too small for a phone.
Spigen Neo Hybrid (opens in new tab)
While there aren't as many colors of Neo Hybrid available this year, the Neo Hybrid will always be a welcome option with that swank Herringbone texture and great protection.
No matter your taste, your phone needs a case
The Pixel 4's slim size means that even a heavier duty case can still feel sleek in hand, and when combined with a slim but grippy case like the Spigen Air Armor (opens in new tab) it feels fantastic. The Air Armor seems like a light-duty case, but I've worn them for months, and they're all the protection you'll need unless you're an outdoorsman.
On the more robust end of the scale, the Tudia Merge Series (opens in new tab) and OtterBox Symmetry Series (opens in new tab) are both solid heavy-duty cases with long pedigrees and subtle sophistication. The Tudia's hybrid style is easier to get on and off, but the Sapphire Secret is just the best color ever, which is why it's the case my personal Pixel 4 has been rocking for the last month. Both will serve your Pixel 4 well, as would any case in this roundup.