The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are two of Google’s best smartphones ever. They all have great cameras, run the latest version of Android, and have unique designs that just beg you not to give it up.
The all-glass back on the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro is one of the smoother finishes, and while it looks good, it can’t take much tumbling.
Instead of taking risks, find a set of cases underneath that will at least cover the glossy surface, but it’s best to add a layer of protection to your shiny new phone.
Casetify from $52
Casetify has a bunch of interesting Pixel 7 cases that not only can handle a drop or two, but also have a lot of interesting designs. From boxes that look like shipping labels (including fragile stickers) to boxes filled with yellow smileys that melt and look weird, your options are limitless. You can even customize the design to your liking. These cases are designed to withstand a drop of 8.2 feet, which is pretty high.
Google makes great cases for its line of Pixel smartphones, until last year’s Pixel 6 case product, which felt cheap, flimsy, and not worth the money. This year, however, Google has redeemed itself, and the Pixel 7 case is back in favor. The minimal case comes with matching color options for the corresponding phone, ensuring you can color coordinate and add some grip to your phone.
Bellroy from $49
The Bellroy Leather Case for the Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro looks great. Holsters feel great in the hand, but they also take on a life of their own as they age with everyday use. Best of all, Bellroy has some super fun colors to choose from, including a Blue Daze option called ours. The Pixel 7 version is $49, and the Pixel 7 Pro model is $55.
Best Buy $64.95
Is it just us, or is the Pixel 7 Pro’s OtterBox Defender Series Pro making the phone look like a Robocop? there’s only us? OK The Defender Series Pro is a rugged case made up of multiple parts that snap together on the Pixel 7, each designed to handle bumps and bruises on its part. There’s even a leather strap included so you don’t have to carry around an oversized phone and a case in your pocket.
$17.99 at Amazon
Spigen’s Liquid Air case gets its name from its slim design that doesn’t add any bulk to your new smartphone. Its textured back will definitely add some “grip” to the phone as well. The navy blue option looks good, but if you’d prefer a simple black option, you’ll save yourself $1 in total cost.
$15.99 at Amazon
If you’re looking for a clear case, the Spigen Ultra Hybrid fits the bill. You’ll be able to show off your phone in its entirety without skimping on protection. If you prefer a mix of clear and colorful, you can opt for the Ultra Hybrid case, which features matte black around the edges and back of the phone – while still showing off the Pixel phone’s color scheme.
$19.95 at Best Buy
The UAG Scout Case looks stylish. It vaguely reminds us of the sturdy luggage that frequent travelers love. The all-black look should withstand a few drops. In fact, the product listing says the case has been drop tested 26 times at 48 inches with zero damage to the phone. This is admirable.
Incipio for $54.99
Kate Spade cases are as beautiful as they are fun, and the New York Protective Hardshell is no exception. The transparent case is broken up by flowers of different colors on the back of the case. Of course, you still get the standard layer of protection that similar cases offer. Like the other cases we’ve highlighted, this Kate Spade is compatible with wireless charging.
Speck has a long list of smartphone cases and designs, but the current list for the Pixel 7 is pretty short. In fact, it’s so short that there’s currently only one model listed on the Speck Products website: the Impact Hero case. The Impact Hero shell has two layers for extra shock absorption. Speck for the Impact Hero touts the safety of your phone in drops of up to 8 feet, and if true, it will live up to its name.