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Get started on your Pixel 6 journey with one of these cases

The regular Pixel 6 was the only one to get actual color options and not just metallic shades, and we deserve to flaunt those fun colors and bold accents around that eye-catching camera bar stretching across the back. This is one of the best Android phones with half a decade of updates ahead of it, and if you want your new phone to last that long, you need to grab one of the best Pixel 6 cases you can.

Come to the dark side

Caseology Parallax for Google Pixel 6

Staff Pick

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While not many cases yet highlight that pop of red at the top of the Kinda Coral Pixel 6, Caseology leaped right in. So whether you’re tracking rebel scum across the galaxy or lording over your domain, the Parallax will help you keep an iron grip upon your Pixel 6, thanks to the new diamond grip pads along the bumper.

$15 at Amazon

Kickstands kick butt

Poetic Revolution

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The Revolution is already a heavy-duty case with heavy-duty thickness, but Poetic makes excellent use of it by adding a kickstand that works both vertically and horizontally. The front frame of the case includes a built-in screen protector that should work with Google’s in-screen fingerprint sensor, and should you scratch that screen protector somehow, there’s a spare front frame in the box.

From $26 at Amazon
From $26 at Walmart

Be still, my blue heart

Bellroy Leather Case for Pixel 6

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We might not be getting a fabric case for the Pixel 6 this year, but at least Bellroy is back with another round of beautiful leather cases in some breathtaking colors. While the classic Terracotta is well-tinted, the Sea Mint is wonderfully matched to the Sorta Seafoam, and then there’s a stunning Cobalt reminiscent of the Pixel 1.

$49 at Amazon
$49 at Bellroy

All the color options

kwmobile Soft Slim

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If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: life’s too short for boring cases. kwmobile lets you pick from over a dozen colors to get exactly the hue to match your wardrobe, your purse, or your favorite team. If only they sold matching smartwatch bands to go with them, they’d be perfect.

$9 at Amazon

Grip and go

Spigen Liquird Air Armor for Google Pixel 6

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While Spigen is better known for the Rugged Armor and Tough Armor cases, its best option is the Liquid Air Armor. The texture has more grip than the Rugged and Thin Fit, but it’s still slim, works with stick-on grips or card slots, and it’s snug but easy to get on and off if you want to hide some cash or an ID inside.

$16 at Amazon

Show off

Ringke Fusion Compatible with Google Pixel 6

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Ringke offers its clear (and clearly durable) Pixel 6 case in two variants. The completely Transparent version reflects more light and lets the full detailing on your Pixel 6 shine through. While it’s not available quite yet, there’s also a Matte variant that will give you the same frosty look as the official Google case without being as expensive (or as slippery).

$13 at Amazon

Ruggedly handsome

VRS DESIGN Damda Glide Pro

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Card slot cases and even folio cases usually only have room for two (maybe three) cards, but VRS’s heavy-duty case has room for four cards. The steel accents around the slide mechanism add a nice contrast and help with the case’s drop protection, ensuring that even if your case takes a bad fall, your cards won’t get trapped inside.

$22 at Amazon

Sage design and shades

Caseology Vault for Google Pixel 6

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Are you going to miss the Sorta Sage Pixel 5? No worries, Caseology brings that color along to the Pixel 6 in its slim, grip-friendly Vault case. The texture across the back is wonderfully plush, almost pleather, and the case adds a raised ridge or protection around that bold new camera bar to keep it safe and stable when it’s flat on a table.

$13 at Amazon

Stylish yet secure

iBlason Cosmo Series

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Heavy-duty cases usually only come in two flavors: boring and macho. i-Blason bucks that trend with the Cosmo Series. This two-piece case includes a built-in screen protector in the front frame, and the back is covered with a beautiful pink/white or blue/green marble tiling with gold accents. The bump around the camera is there, but the pattern helps it blend in better.

From $23 at Amazon
$22 at Walmart
$25 at i-Blason

Affordable protection

Foluu Liquid Silicone

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Foluu may not be a name you’re familiar with, but the cases it makes punch above their budget. A nice high bumper protects that thick camera bump, and the cool color options help the Pixel 6 stay understated. That way, your new flagship doesn’t catch too many wandering eyes until you start snapping pictures with it.

$8 at Amazon

You’ll forget it’s there

Aeska Slim Thin

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This clear case isn’t as reinforced as the Spigen, but it is slimmer and more affordable. This means that you get the added grip and scratch protection while showing off that cool colorway. However, you shouldn’t expect it to survive any significant drop unscathed, as thinner cases mean there’s less mass to absorb and redirect the energy of a fall.

$10 at Amazon

Always a classic

Spigen Rugged Armor for Google Pixel 6

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One of Spigen’s oldest case styles, the Rugged Armor remains popular year after year for one reason: consistency! While details around the camera change — especially for the Pixel 6’s camera bar — the smooth back and just enough grip on the sides keep it in your hand and off the concrete.

$16 at Amazon

Floral and fun

Kate Spade New York Defensive Hardshell

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Most colorways of Pixel 6 cases are either designed with one phone color in mind or none at all, but Kate Spade managed to make a light floral that works for both. The soft cream yellow petals complement the Sorta Seaform, while the stigma and stamen in the middle work well with the Kinda Coral. Made by Incipio, this case is as durable as it is stylish.

$50 at Incipio

Carry it all

Foluu Canvas Flip Wallet

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Our phones are already our digital lifelines, so you might as well slip your cards in and just carry one thing rather than two. Foluu’s folio won’t break your budget and also doubles as a kickstand. Magnetic clasps keep everything in place, and there are three card slots in addition to the cash flap, ensuring you can keep everything together neatly.

$11 at Amazon

Clearly superior

Spigen Ultra Hybrid for Google Pixel 6

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If you’re packing that lovely Coral or Seafoam colorway, you probably want to show it off. I’m still mourning the death of the Liquid Crystal series, but Spigen still has a crowd-pleaser with the Ultra Hybrid. The rugged plastic bumper helps reinforce the softer inner case while letting you show off the full Pixel 6 style. You can also pick between a clear bumper or a matte black bumper to match the Pixel 6’s frame.

$16 at Amazon

The best Pixel 6 cases focus on the camera

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The Pixel 6’s camera bar may look a little bit Cylon — especially with that bright red accent on the Kinda Coral — but that camera bar also makes it easier to help tell durable from thin cases and help separate the good from the bad.

For instance, the Caseology Parallax has a thicker bumper around the camera module and a thicker raised lip around the cameras themselves. It completely covers the sides and the sharp top/bottom edges so that the camera module won’t catch on an edge and break during a fall. By contrast, Google’s official, transparent Google Pixel 6 Case also has a lip on the top and bottom edges, but Google preserves the sharp look and leaves the sides of the camera bar exposed.

Google’s case is more true to the Pixel 6’s style, but Caseology’s offers more protection. Other cases split the difference with a raised lip around the entire edge, but no sloped curves, as we see on the thin and well-textured Spigen Liquid Air Armor. And, of course, heavy-duty cases are thicker on the back, so the camera bump doesn’t seem any thicker than other phones. It’s all a matter of which style and level of protection suits you.

Some case makers are still finalizing their Pixel 6 cases, so we’ll be on the lookout for more as they become available, but we’ve already got a fine array thanks to the early arrivals of many name-brand cases. Between that blue-green Cosmo Series, myriad-colored Soft Slim, and the tall, dark, and handsome Parallax, there’s plenty of ways to jazz up your colorful new Pixel 6.

Oh, and if you’re wondering where Google’s first-party case is, well, the texture experience doesn’t quite match up with its high price tag, so it’s not making the list this year. You can get better clear cases — matte or transparent — for half the price, so the only compelling reason left to buy it would be if you want that soft glowing pink. If you’re after that, I recommend checking out a brand called Ghostek; pink is one of their steadfast colors.

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