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October 31, 2018

Best Rugged Cases for the Google Pixel 3 XL

by John_A

Despite its notch, the Pixel 3 XL is one of the best large Android phones you can buy right now. It has a gorgeous OLED display, fantastic software, and the very best smartphone camera around. Its glass back finally brings wireless charging support, but this also makes it prone to scratches and cracks. Keep your Pixel 3 XL out of harm’s way with one of these rugged cases.

One of the greatest

Spigen Rugged Armor


If you want an affordable case that’s rugged without being too bulky, the Spigen Rugged Armor is a really fantastic choice. Its flexible TPU material is military-grade certified, Spigen’s Air Cushion Technology protects against hard impacts, and the carbon fiber accents look great.

$13 at Amazon

Budget pick

Ringke Onyx


Need to go even cheaper? Ringke’s Onyx case is another solid option. It wraps around the Pixel 3 XL with ease and comes in two gorgeous colors (Lilac Purple and Black). It’s shock-absorbent, has precise button covers, and provides full 360-degree protection.

$10 at Amazon

Maximum protection

Poetic Revolution


Ready to go all-in with the rugged case lifestyle? The Poetic Revolution is for you. This thing really has it all. 360-degree protection, dust flaps, shock absorbing TPU bumper, and even a built-in screen protector.

$17 at Amazon

Built-in kickstand

Spigen Tough Armor


Another great case from Spigen is the Tough Armor. It has a dual-layer design for maximum durability, tactile buttons, Air Cushion Technology to protect against hard impacts, and there’s also a built-in kickstand on the back. Neat!

$17 at Amazon

A unique hybrid

Ringke Fusion-X


Ringke’s Fusion-X case gives you the transparency of a clear case and the safety of a rugged case all wrapped up in one excellent package. The TPU bumpers all around the case provide for enhanced grip, drop protection, and just makes the Pixel 3 XL look darn cool.

$10 at Amazon

It’s an OtterBox

OtterBox Defender Series


Last but certainly not least, the OtterBox Defender Series is one of the most durable cases you can find for the Pixel 3 XL. It has a tried and true multi-layer design, belt clip holster, and port covers so you don’t have to worry about unwanted debris.

$60 at Amazon

For a phone as large, slippery, and fragile as the Pixel 3 XL, you can’t go wrong with a rugged case for it. This is a phone that needs extra protection out of the box, and if you want to keep it safe without adding too much bulk, the Spigen Rugged Armor is one of the best options out there. Alternatively, if you’re fine with some added heft, the Poetic Revolution is a force to be reckoned with.

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