Skip to main content

Best Google Pixel 6 Pro cases 2021

The Google Pixel 6 Pro is here with outstanding camera upgrades, instant dictation/translation thanks to Google Tensor, and a curved 6.7-inch screen with a variable refresh rate. Anyone who's ever owned a curved-screen phone knows, protecting the sides of that phone is crucial to keep it intact and alive. With that in mind, here are the best Pixel 6 Pro cases to keep your shiny new flagship safe.

Slim, but secure

Spigen Liquid Air Armor Designed for Google Pixel 6 Pro

If you don't want to bulk up your super-sized Pixel 6 Pro, what you want is something slim but still thick enough to provide some impact protection and significantly add grip. The Liquid Air Armor has great textures both across the back and on the sides, which is why I recommend it over its classic Rugged Armor sibling.

$16 at Amazon

Terrific two-tone

Caseology Parallax Protective Case Compatible with Google Pixel 6 Pro

While the Caseology Parallax isn't packing quite as colorful a lineup as it has for previous Pixels, the Gold and the Ash Grey colorways bring a unique flair to an already distinctive case. A gradual rise around the camera bar helps it stand out less, and new textured grips on the side were brought over from the Pixel 5a Legion case.

$13 at Amazon

Designed for drops

Incipio Grip

Incipio knows how to make cases that will protect your precious Pixel 6 Pro without turning it into a brick. Of course, 14-foot drop protection gives you peace of mind if your phone falls off the table or the ladder, but the raised tri-point nubs along the left and right bumpers should keep you from having to test that claim.

$32 at Incipio

3 functions, 1 design

VRS DESIGN Damda Glide Hybrid

We love kickstand cases, wallet cases, and heavy-duty cases, and VRS gave us all three in one neat little package. However, while kickstand cases usually double as phone grips, you should strictly use it as a vertical/horizontal kickstand since this one is mounted on the sliding card cover.

$25 at Amazon

Clear without the glare

Ringke Fusion Compatible with Google Pixel 6 Pro

Clear cases allow us to show off the native style of our phones while still giving them the grip and protection they need to last the next five years. Ringke's Fusion comes in two flavors, but I highly recommend getting the matte variety, as it won't reflect every single bright object around, and it won't show smudges as quickly.

$13 at Amazon

Feels so good

Bellroy Leather Case For Pixel Google Edition

While Google's first-party case is a bit lackluster this year, the Bellroy case looks and feels just as impressive as ever. Available in fun shades this year like Sea Mist and Cobalt Blue — reminiscent of the original Pixel — Bellroy's cases age gracefully and add subtle sophistication.

$49 at Bellroy

Ready to work

Poetic Revolution

With a phone as big as the Pixel 6 Pro, you can use it as a small secondary screen while working, but you'll need a kickstand that works in portrait orientation, not just landscape. The Revolution's kickstand is sturdy, and the silicone plug on the bottom lets you keep the USB-C port clean.

From $26 at Amazon From $26 at Walmart

Keep it safe

Ghostek Covert

You know those horrible photos of shattered screens that make you want to hide your 6 Pro in a satin box? Yeah, you won't have those issues with the Ghostek Covert. The red gel corner inserts absorb impact, and the sides are abrasively textured for grip.

$15 at Amazon $15 at Ghostek

Technicolor grip

kwmobile Soft Slim

Whether you want a case in Legally Blonde pink, Michigan blue, or a lavender very reminiscent of the Pixel 3a, kwmobile has a lightweight case for you. This case is a little slimmer than the Spigen Liquid Air, which means less bulk and less impact protection.

$9 at Amazon

Stylish all-in-one

HAIJUN Leather Wallet

Most wallet cases are somewhat nondescript, but this series of Leather folios adds a bit of flair with the cube-like texture across the right edge, adding a contrast of feels in hand. Inside are two card slots and a cash flap, as well as a distinct plaid lining matching the leather exterior.

$15 at Amazon

Plush feel

Caseology Vault

While the Vault isn't quite as colorful or thin as the kwmobile Soft Slim, but the Vault still has more colors than Spigen and is one of the most pleasant textures I've found on a TPU case. The camera module is well-protected by a graduated bumper to help protect those pretty new sensors.

$13 at Amazon

Sleek, yet sturdy

Scout Series Google Pixel 6 Pro Case - Black

Urban Armor Gear took its time with its Pixel 6 Pro offering, and while the Scout isn't as iconic as the Monarch, it's also not nearly as expensive. It's also got quite the durability and a mysterious, understated look.

$30 at UAG

Concealed carry

Teelevo Dual Layer Case with Card Slot

While most wallet cases are bulky, attention-grabbing, or often both, Teelevo's card slot cases don't look any different than other heavy-duty cases when it's closed. The slot fits two cards, and since it's fully contained, I wouldn't push it too far, but it's incognito.

$16 at Amazon

Work hard, live hard

Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro Series Case for Google Pixel 6 Pro

Supcase's ruggedly productive UB Pro case is perfect if you tend to get down and dirty. Silicone flaps seal out dirt, pocket lint, and the front frame has a built-in screen protector. Its sturdy vertical kickstand on the back is just icing on the cake.

$22 at Amazon

This case is (made of) trash

Google Pixel 6 Pro Case - Soft Sage

Google's frosted clear cases are pretty thin and made of 30% recycled materials. Since it's easy to get the case on, you might worry about it actually staying on, but the bigger concern is grip. The frosted texture is very unique, but it doesn't offer the same grip you'd think. The Golden Glow is beautiful, but this case is more fashion than function.

From $27 at Amazon

Here's why great Pixel 6 Pro cases are hard to find right now

Since its launch, the Pixel 6 Pro has been in high demand, selling out at carrier stores and some major retailers. Unfortunately, that market scarcity also extends to the best Pixel 6 cases. Between Pixel cases not selling very well in the past, this year's higher-than-normal demand, and the current global shipping crisis, reliable cases are selling out frequently. For the best cases to protect your Pixel 6 Pro, just prepare to wait one to three weeks for it to arrive.

Thankfully, our patience has paid off as more manufacturers are starting to offer Pixel 6 Pro cases. Even makers like UAG that skipped the Pixel 5 last year are offering sturdy cases for the large, delicate Pixel 6 Pro. While some big names like OtterBox are still in the "notify when available" stage, i-Blason, Supcase, and Caseology are taking full advantage to get you into one of their cases now when you need a case the most. My personal favorites for the Pixel 6 Pro are the Spigen Liquid Air Armor — grip is essential on a phone this size — and the Caseology Parallax, which offers grip but also some distinct style and a good bumper around the camera module. If you prefer more protection in your cases, the Poetic Revolution is ruggedly handsome, too.

A few words on the official Google Pixel 6 Pro Case

The first-party case evokes a very heated debate between Android Central staff and many Pixel 6 Pro owners. The case is very thin and has a unique texture, adding up to a case with little impact protection and an odd grip. Some people absolutely adore the Pixel 6 Pro case, with the Google Store-exclusive Golden Glow version currently having an almost two-month backorder. But then, there are others like Jerry Hildenbrand, who loudly voiced his displeasure with the case for three weeks straight on the Android Central Podcast.

Here are the facts: The Google Pixel 6 Pro Case is a frosted plastic case made of 30% post-consumer recycled plastics. This thin clear case is designed to perfectly hug the Pixel 6 Pro's curves around the screen and the camera module. Still, since it's open on the sides around the camera module and the curved edges of the screen, it's also more vulnerable to shatters if it falls out of your hand or pocket. Of course, that won't be an issue for a case with excellent grip, like the Caseology Vault or the Spigen Liquid Air Armor. Still, there's something about the frosted finish of the case. It feels like it should be grippy and tactile, but it's oddly smooth. If you're going to use the Google Pixel 6 Pro Case, I highly suggest sticking a PopSocket on it for added stability or at least employing a PopGrip Slide Stretch that you can use when you're out and then ditch when you're home and need to wireless charge.

There's also the matter of colors: While some colors can look good with all models, some of these color combos just end up goofy-looking. Take the Soft Sage, for example: Pair it with the Cloudy White Pixel 6 Pro, and it looks OK. But if you have the Sorta Sunny Pixel 6 Pro, the Sage turns it into this icky sallow canteloupe rind. Golden Glow looks nice with its White and Sunny models, but looks bizarre when paired with the black. So just be mindful when choosing colorways. Actual colors have drawbacks, but Light Frost looks good with everything.

Source: androidcentral

Popular posts from this blog

Got a new Amazon Echo Show? Here's how to get it up and running.

The Amazon Echo Show devices are the only Alexa smart speakers that feature touchscreen displays. Available in 5-inch, 8-inch, and 10-inch display sizes, the Echo Show is a countertop device that packs a lot of heat. Whether it's video calling via Zoom or Skype, streaming music from various providers such as Apple Music and Spotify, listening to Audible audiobooks, or watching Prime Video, you're sure to get a lot out of this device. This product line also comes in smaller versions such as the Echo Show 5 and the Echo Show 8 in case the Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) is a bit too much for your tastes. If this is your first time getting started with one of these dynamic devices, let us show you how to set up your Amazon Echo Show! How to set up your new Echo Show all models

Protect your kids by setting up a supervised YouTube account

YouTube Kids has been around since 2015 and has grown into a great place for children to explore what YouTube has to offer safely. In 2021, the company is expanding ways for younger viewers to see more of what's available from the streaming service, along with a more mature interface with supervised accounts. Instead of a separate app, these accounts will use the official YouTube app, so knowing how to set up a supervised account for kids on Youtube is important. If you want to protect your child from some of the less than appropriate content that can be seen on YouTube, then you'll want to be sure to have the supervised account properly set up. YouTube announced supervised accounts as a way for kids aged 9+ to see to more of what the service offers while still under the guidelines set by their parent. So, whether you have picked up one of the best phones for kids or maybe a tablet like the Lenovo Smart Tab M10 HD that has Google's Kids Space for your child, here&#

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE review: Better phone, worse price

This upgrade is an uphill battle for Samsung thanks to steep competition. It's hard to believe that it's been a year and a half since Samsung redefined the "flagship killer" concept with the Galaxy S20 FE . At the time, the phone blew us away with its quality, delivering a true flagship experience for a significantly lower price than a "regular" Galaxy S20. The Galaxy S21 FE was rumored to be released the entire second half of 2021, and now it's finally here. The Galaxy S21 FE debuts with some of the expected upgrades over its predecessor but still retains many of the points that made the S20 FE a more affordable device. You won't find a brand new camera array on this phone when compared to 2020's device — that's a 12MP sensor for the main and ultra-wide lenses, while an 8MP sensor still resides behind the 3X telephoto lens — but Samsung has upgraded the styling to be more in line with the Galaxy S21 and the rumored look of the Galaxy

PS5 restocks: Here are the latest PS5 stock updates & how to find one

PS5 stock is selling out fast, so be sure to have your credit card ready. Looking to buy a PS5 ? Well, so are millions of other people. It doesn't help that stock levels remain really tight, even nearly a year after its launch. Every time a retailer puts stock up for sale, it sells out super quickly. The longest we here at Android Central have seen PS5s stay in stock is between 15 to 20 minutes (often just a few minutes, though). That's also at random times, so finding a PS5 is a truly challenging task. Sony warned it will be hard to find stock throughout the year and well into 2022, but retailers promise more are coming and that Sony has secured additional semiconductor chips to make them. In our PS5 review, we called the system a technical marvel with a groundbreaking controller. And after spending a few months with the PS5, it's nearly impossible to go back to the PS4. Everything about the PS5 is better , from the games to the DualSense haptic feedback and adaptive