Get protection without bulk with these thin Google Pixel 3 cases

Google made the Pixel 3 beautifully thin, but unfortunately, it also made the Pixel 3 a glass-backed phone, and glass-backed phones need cases before they face the concrete jungles of the real world. Nobody likes a clunky tank of a case, but you can protect your phone without losing that thin feel. There are many cases on the market for the Pixel 3 that are so thin, you’ll forget you have a case!

Like totally perfect

Totallee Case

Staff pick


It doesn’t get much thinner than Totallee, a casemaker that is 110% about making phone cases so thin you’ll forget you even have a case on. This 0.02-inch case comes in three styles: Frosted Clear, Solid Black, and a softer Glossy Clear, and each one is totally worth the price.

$28 at Amazon

Lightweight companion

Spigen Thin Fit


It’s right there in the name: Spigen Thin Fit case. This aptly-named case offers corner protection and just enough lip around the camera and screen to help avoid scratches and scuffs. Just keep in mind that the top and bottom of the case are open and exposed.

$10 at Amazon

Flexible fit

X-Level Guardian Series


This is one of the thinner TPU cases you’ll come across for the Pixel series, available in Black or Wine Red. This case will be far easier to get on and off than other polycarbonate thin cases; just make sure you pick up the Pixel 3 version.

$8 at Amazon

Matte magic

Avalri Ultra Thin


This hardshell case wraps around the back and corners of your Google Pixel 3, giving some scuff and scratch protection without any bulk at all. Avalri’s ultra-thin case is just 0.03 inches in thickness and comes in one of five beautiful colors.

$12 at Amazon

Crystal clear

Spigen Liquid Crystal


Eschewing bulkier hard-plastic backs, the Liquid Crystal’s flexible TPU is easy to apply and easier to grip. This crystal clear case gives your Google Pixel 3 light protection that is as thin as it is beautiful.

$10 at Amazon

Liquid skin

ESR Essential Zero Case


This clear case protects your Pixel 3 from scratches while seeming like it’s barely there. The “microdot” pattern on the inside of the back cover helps prevent clinging and that “wet” rainbow/bubbling look that happens with some clear cases.

$12 at Amazon

Like it’s not even there

Again, we’ve loved Totallee cases for as long as it’s been making cases for Android phones because these cases are ridiculously thin, are perfectly sculpted for the Pixel’s curves, and feature no branding whatsover. Most of the time from a distance, it doesn’t really look like you have a case on at all.

Totallee is pretty proud of its products and the price tags show that, but you can still get a good thin case without breaking the bank. The X-Level Guardian can be slipped on and off easily thanks to its flexible TPU design, which will also hold up better long-term than hard-shell thin cases. Hard cases can be thinner than TPU, but that also makes them more fragile, and a fragile case doesn’t really protect your phone well.