At their “Made By Google” event, Google unveiled two phones, and a lot of other hardware. The two phones announced by the tech giant are the Google Pixel, and the Google Pixel XL. These phones have been announced by Google as competitors to the iPhone, and are priced as such. The Google Pixel XL comes with a 5.5″ 1440p AMOLED display, a 3450 mAh battery, and top of the line specs. The Pixel XL starts at $770 for the 32 GB version, and if you’re planning on getting it, or if you have already pre-ordered it, you should also invest in a case to protect your shiny new device. So, here are the 5 best Google Pixel XL cases that you can buy:
1. Otterbox Commuter Series Case
The Otterbox Commuter is a great case for the Google Pixel XL, which protects the phone from drops, by absorbing and deflecting the shock. It comes with port covers that prevent dust and dirt from getting inside the ports on your phone, and prevents them from getting clogged. The case is built using a hard polycarbonate shell on the outside, and synthetic rubber anti-slip coating inside. It does not offer full coverage of the phone, but the level of protection it does offer, is really great.
The Otterbox Commuter Series case for Google Pixel XL is currently on pre-order, and is expected to be in stock by November 4, this year.
Buy on Otterbox.com ($49.95)
Note: Otterbox also offers another case for the Google Pixel XL, called the Otterbox Defender Series case, which is currently on pre-order for $59.95 on Otterbox. You can read more about here.
2. Tauri Scratch-Resistant Google Pixel XL Case
The Tauri Google Pixel XL Case is a scratch-resistant case for the Pixel XL. It features a dotted texture interior design that maintains the phone’s form and color, by preventing air bubbles from forming. The case is shock absorbent, and is made from a scratch resistant material to keep the Pixel XL safe from bumps and scrapes.
The Tauri Case for the Pixel XL features a slim form factor, to allow minimal bulk on the phone, while providing extra grip and feel. The gel material used in the case allows it to be flexible, and washable as well.
Buy on Amazon.com ($7.99)
3. DGtle Shock-Absorbent Case for Google Pixel XL
Another great case for the Google Pixel XL, the DGtle shock-absorbent case is made of lightweight, and flexible TPU material. The case easily snaps on to the Google Pixel XL, and features precise cut-outs for the ports, speakers, and camera on the Pixel XL. The case absorbs shocks, and deflects them to ensure that your phone remains safe. The corners of the case contain air cushions, to further diminish any shock impact on the corners of the phone. The clear color of the case enhances the original look of the Pixel XL.
Buy on Amazon.com ($7.99)
4. LK Luxury PU Leather Wallet Case
If you like cases that can not only hold your phone, but also some cash, and cards, then the LK Luxury Wallet Case is for you. The wallet case allows you to carry 3 cards, as well as some cash, along with the Google Pixel XL. It also offers your phone four corner protection using a high quality soft TPU inner shell. The case is made from shock absorbing materials, and the magnetic closure on the wallet case securely holds your cash and cards in place.
The LK Luxury Case also comes with a built-in kickstand, so you can easily place your phone in landscape mode, and use it hands-free. Precision cut-outs on the case allow for easy access to all the ports, speakers, camera, and button.
Buy on Amazon.com ($9.99)
5. Incipio Carnaby Esquire Series Case
The Incipio Carnaby Esquire Series case is aimed at people who don’t want to compromise on the looks of their device, and want to protect it, as well. The case has been crafted by Incipio for reliable protection and durability. It features a sleek design, that comprises of a hard polycarbonate shell, and polymer materials for shock absorption.
The case also comes with TPU button covers for the Pixel XL, and features an ultra soft cotton finish for superior comfort. The TPU frame of the case absorbs and deflects shock to ensure that the phone doesn’t get affected from shocks and bumps.
Check out at Incipio.com ($34.99, Coming Soon)
Note: Incipio has a couple of other Pixel XL cases, as well, and you can check them out in our article about Google Pixel cases.
Use These Cases to Protect Your Google Pixel XL
The Google Pixel XL is one good phone, and it sure looks good. However, the fused glass panel on the back of the phone will most definitely attract some really bad scratches and scrapes. So, it might be a good idea to invest in a case, and prevent your brand new Pixel XL from getting scratched and looking worn out. We’ll also be updating this article as more cases and covers arrive for the Pixel XL.
What do you think about the Pixel XL? Do you think it can compete with the iPhone 7 Plus? Also, if you know of any other great cases for the Pixel XL, that you think deserve to be on this list, do let us know in the comments section below.