Sunday, June 23, 2024

Grab a great case for your Google Pixel 4a!


The Google Pixel 4a is one of the most compelling phones of 2020, offering excellent performance and cameras for less than half the price of its flagship. While it might not cost thousands of dollars, that doesn’t mean it’s any less worthy of protection. Whether you need to spice up the Just Black of the Pixel 4a or need to keep it safe from the chaos outside your door, these are the best Pixel 4a cases you can buy right now.

Pretty protection

Caseology Parallax

Staff Pick


This hybrid case comes in three dazzling color combinations — a deep navy blue, a lighter purple, and a darling coral/gold two-tone — and offers drop protection and grip in a compact profile.

$15 at Amazon
$19 at Walmart

Guard the front and back

Poetic Revolution


This heavy-duty case comes with a screen protector built into the front frame, offering 360 degrees of protection for your new Pixel 4a. I also like the robust kickstand on the back that can be used in portrait or landscape.

From $17 at Amazon

Sustainable and stylish

Google Fabric case


Google’s fabric cases have long been a fan-favorite, but this year they get even more durable because the fabric is woven out of recycled plastic bottles. And when the case gets dirty, it’s also machine washable this year!

$40 at Amazon
$40 at Best Buy
$40 at B&H

Clear corner cushions

Ghostek Covert


Ghostek’s clear case isn’t a dainty flower by any means, and the gel cushions can better help your Pixel 4a survive the oh-so-dreaded corner drops without cracking the screen. Three colors are available, including a cute pink.

$15 at Amazon
$15 at Walmart

Add some pizzazz

Anccer Colorful Series for Pixel 4a


With the Pixel 4a only launching in Black at first, I can understand wanting to add some color without adding bulk. The bold blue and emerald green are nice, but if you like a softer shade, there’s always Rose Gold.

$12 at Amazon

Clean and clear

Spigen Liquid Crystal


A slim profile and great grip have helped make the Spigen Liquid Crystal one of the most popular cases on the market for the last several years. The corner air cushions here don’t stick out, giving a more refined look.

$12 at Amazon

Functional and fashional

Feitenn Folio Wallet

This synthetic leather case can hold three cards plus cash while keeping your Pixel 4a safe from the big bad world outside. A magnetic clasp keeps things tidy when closed, and when open, the folio doubles as a kickstand.

$11 at Amazon

Get a grip

Caseology Vault


There are millions of flexible TPU cases out there, but I like the Caseology Vault because the back panel has a subtle texturing to it that provides an excellent grip and a nice feel similar to leather.

$13 at Amazon
$19 at Walmart

Clear and compact

ESR Crystal Clear


If you prefer a clear case that will show off the minimalist stylings of the Pixel 4a, this slim case will add grip without obscuring that all-important G on the back of the phone.

$10 at Amazon

Luxurious leather

Bellroy Leather Cover


Bellroy has been making fabulously premium leather cases since the very first Pixel, and I’m happy to see them continue the tradition with the Pixel 4a. We have three colors this year: Black, a traditional Caramel, and a pinker Coral.

$40 at Amazon

Carry it all

Teelevo Card Slot Cover


Despite how compact the Pixel 4a is, there’s still just enough room between the fingerprint sensor and the bottom of the phone to hide a couple of credit cards. The slot cover also doubles as a kickstand.

$14 at Amazon

Best value

GESMA Non-Slip TPU + Screen Prtoector Combo


If you need to defend your new phone on a budget, this combo from Huness offers up a slim TPU case with a grippy diagonal texture across the back with two tempered glass screen protectors.

From $10 at Amazon

Rugged but cute

OtterBox Commuter Series


This hybrid case may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but that’s alright. If you’re not secure enough to rock a ruggedly handsome case that’s pink and magenta, it’s more heavy-duty goodness for me.

From $36 at Amazon
$40 at Best Buy

Double wallet

Pordsioc Leather Wallet Case


This wallet case has slots inside for cards and cash, but there’s also a slip-out card slot on the front of the folio where you can hide two additional cards. There’s also a hole for a lanyard, but you’ll have to buy one separately.

$10 at Amazon

Fabulous feel for less

Kwmobile Fabric Case


If Google’s fabric cases don’t have enough fun colors for the back fabric, Kwmobile offers a fabric case in eight colors, including this lovely green and a “Coral” that’s more of a deep burgundy. The buttons are uncovered for easier access.

$8 at Amazon

What are the best Pixel 4a cases?

There’s a lot to love about the Pixel 4a, but the fact that the Barely Blue color isn’t available in most places isn’t one of them. Thankfully, black goes with everything, and this means that we can pick up a case to add some pizzazz to our Pixel! You can even get name-brand protection with your color-pop with the Caseology Parallax. The Classic Blue navy is alluring but still somewhat understated, but if you want to go big and bold, there’s also the Coral Pink or Purple-ish — the darling color from last year’s Pixel 3a.

If you’re hard on your phone and need a more heavy duty case to keep your Pixel 4a intact and alive, try the Poetic Guardian. Its multi-layer design should help your Pixel 4a better endure drops, and a screen protector is built right into it to protect the front glass. The kickstand on the back can be used in portrait mode and landscape, which is great for those of us who tend to read Twitter at the dinner table or keep Google Keep notes open next to our laptop.

There’s a great selection of cases for the Pixel 4a available today, from thin cases to heavy duty, from clear cases to wallet cases. And if you want to protect the front of your Pixel 4a, we’ve rounded up the best Pixel 4a screen protectors you can buy.

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