At long last, the Pixel 3a is no longer a revolving door of leaks and rumors but an actual phone we can purchase and hold in our hands! While it looks very similar to the Pixel 3, it’s a bit taller and thicker so you’ll need a case specially made for it. The good news is that there are plenty available, and here’s our list of the best right now.
Spigen Rugged Armor
Spigen is one of the most trusted names in case makers on the market, and its Rugged Armor is one of our go-to single-layer cases for slim protection. While I wish it came in colors, Black really does go with everything.
Google Fabric Case
Google’s fabric cases feel wonderful in the hand and come in a small assortment of colors, and since they are made by Google, they feel every bit as premium as their price tags. Available in Carbon, Fog, and Seascape.
Vinve Carbon Fiber
Vinve’s carbon fiber-accented case offers about as much protection as the Spigen Rugged Armor for a fraction of the price and even offers some cool color options like Navy, ruby Red, and a dapper-looking Grey.
Supcase Unicorn Beetle Style Series
Do you have that sweet Purple-ish Pixel 3a? Yeah, me too! Want to show off that color while still protecting your investment? Supcase’s Unicorn Beetle cases have always done well for me, but this Style Series with the two-tone blue is a stunner.
Anccer Ultra Thin Fit
Anccer’s hardshell cases don’t add bulk in their pursuit of colorful scratch protection, and with five colors and two textures to choose from, there’s an option here for everyone. This case doesn’t have quite as much edge/corner protection, so be mindful if you’re drop-prone.
Spigen Liquid Crystal
Spigen’s Liquid Crystal line is my favorite case series in all of clear case-dom, and while my all-time favorite Liquid Crystal Glitter isn’t available for the 3a yet, the classic clear Liquid Crystal will protect your phone from ugly scratches and small drops in style.
ESR Metal Kickstand Case
This TPU clear case comes with a good-sized kickstand attached to the bottom that is good for both landscape and vertical kickstanding needs. The clear plastic shows off the Pixel 3a’s distinctive branding while protecting it from scuffs, scratches, and shatters.
Poetic Guardian Series
This heavy duty case lets your Pixel 3a’s beautify shine through the back panel — accented in either blue or silver — while secruely protecting it from drops, dings, and scuffs. It even has dust flaps to protect your ports from pocket lint bunnies
Spigen Tough Armor
Pixel phones are made for users that want the latest software and the best features first, but that doesn’t mean these cutting edge phones deserve to live on a knife’s edge between safety and shattering. Spigen’s Tough Armor is sturdy, secure, and even comes with a kickstand.
Tudia Merge Series
Tudia uses the tried and true hybrid construction — squishy TPU insert surrounded by a hard polycarbonate shell — to keep Google’s latest phone safe without breaking the bank. This case is a heavy duty case with a slim profile and four color options.
Tech21 Studio Design Case
This fun-looking case it actually a pretty practical one, too. Tech21 is a casemaker that’s made it their mission in life to help phones survive more drops, and it also sports anti-microbial protection to keep your phone clean in a dirty, dirty world.
Feitenn Wallet Case
Who needs a separate wallet these days when we can use our phones to pay for everything? This swanky looking folio can hold three ID or payment cards, some cash, and your lovely little Pixel 3a easily, and the folio pulls double-duty as a kickstand as needed in the field.
Would i be able to use a Pixel 3 case with a Pixel 3a?
The differences between the 2018 leader and the new mid-range Pixel’s are very slight from a physical viewpoint,and technically you could fit a Pixel 3 case on a Pixel 3a, but depending on the button cutouts and how tightly fitted the case was originally designed, they might fit the slightly taller and thicker Pixel 3a.
That said, any Pixel 3 case would cover up the Pixel 3a’s headphone jack and I would really, really recommend getting a case designed for the 3a, as that will provide the best protection and won’t interefere with any ports/buttons.