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October 23, 2018

Best Heavy Duty Cases for Google Pixel 3 XL

by John_A

The Pixel 3 XL is the slightly larger, slightly more expensive, and slightly cooler new Google phone — I suppose you could say it’s a notch above the competition. All jokes aside, with a quality phone like the Pixel 3 XL you’re going to want to protect it with a heavy duty case to make sure it last and always looks great. We’ve rounded up the best cases, from budget-friendly cases to more premium offerings.

A clear case with style

Ringke Fusion-X


The Ringke Fusion-X is one of the more unique-looking cases you’ll find for the Pixel 3. It offers heavy-duty protection with a clear PC backplate combined with an impact-resistant bumper around the edges to protect against drops and bumps.

$10 at Amazon

Tough as nails

Spigen Tough Armor


This case offers maximum durability without adding too much bulk to the Pixel 3 XL’s design. Designed with a shock-absorbing TPU sleeve hugged by a rugged shell, the Tough Armor will live up to its name with a built-in kickstand offering a nice little bonus.

$17 at Amazon

All-round protection

Poetic Revolution 360 Degree Protection 


The only case on this list that comes with its own screen protector, Poetic Revolution is able to claim 360-degree protection with this heavy duty case that certainly looks the part. Thick, textured edges should ensure you always have a solid grip on your phone, and there’s a built-in kickstand that works in both landscape and portrait orientations.

$17 at Amazon

Best on a budget

CoverON HexaGuard Series


CoverOn offers a great budget option for those who want to protect their Pixel 3 XL for under $10. This is a dual-layer case that is designed to take the abuse if your daily use. The back features a basketball-inspired grip pattern that looks and feel great in your hand.

$8 at Amazon

Iconic brand

OtterBox Symmetry Series 


OtterBox offers premium cases for the Pixel 3 XL, and we recommend the Symmetry Series because it’s the thinnest case they offer and an ideal pairing for the bigger Pixel phone. This is the most expensive option on our list, but if you’ve ever bought an OtterBox case before and dealt with its superb customer service, you know that you’ll get your money’s worth.

$50 at Amazon

Top defender

Lifeproof NËXT 


From the brand that aims to offer truly life-proof cases, the NËXT case is a clear case that claims to be drop-proof, dirt-proof, and snow-proof but not waterproof. It’s compatible with wireless charging, too, and offers optional accessories such as a lanyard that cleverly includes a USB-C to USB-C lanyard.

$80 at Lifeproof

Which case you choose to protect your Pixel 3 XL with is ultimately up to you and your personal tastes, but with larger phones, we always try to recommend something that’s a bit slimmer since adding extra bulk to an already large phone makes it that much harder to slip in and out of your pocket. I’d personally recommend the Spigen Tough Armor which offers great protection at a reasonable price with a pocket-friendly design.

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