Best Google Pixel 7 cases in 2022

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The best Google Pixel 7 cases are equal parts fashion statement and functional protection —  and the best of the bunch won’t break the bank, either. 

While the Google Pixel 7 is pretty affordable relative to other flagship hones, you’re still going to want to keep that $599 device in tip-top shape. And that goes double for the rear camera array that makes this device one of the best camera phones, according to our Google Pixel 7 review. Just look at how much damage the Pixel 7 Pro's camera bar took in durability testing if you're wondering whether a case is worth it for Google's new phones.

So where to turn to when it’s time to keep your Pixel 7 safe and sound? From ultra-slim cases that are easy to slip in your pocket to eco-friendly cases that are less taxing on the environment, we’ve scoured the web for the best Google Pixel 7 cases to fit every lifestyle and budget. 

If you’re looking for an extra layer (or two) of protection for your new $599 phone, these are the best Pixel 7 cases to put on your short list. 

What are the best Pixel 7 cases?

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Ounce for ounce, the Spigen Tough Armor case is the best Pixel 7 case we’ve found so far, combining portability and protection for your phone. Still, with the Pixel 7 offering an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance all on its own with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on the front and back, you could opt for a slimmer case such as the Peak Design Everyday Case.

Choosing the best Pixel 7 case isn’t a one-size-fits-all process, which is why we’ve rounded up a few more of our favorites from budget picks like the Ringke Pixel 7 case to Vena’s vCommute wallet case for Google’s new phone.

What to look for in the best Google Pixel 7 case

When it comes to choosing the best Google Pixel 7 case to fit your lifestyle, make sure the one you buy is actually made for the Pixel 7. It sounds obvious, but accidentally procuring a case for the larger Pixel 7 Pro is simple enough if you’re not paying attention during checkout. (Our Pixel 7 vs. Pixel 7 Pro face-off goes into the differences between these two models.) You’ll also want to avoid Pixel 6 cases as a Pixel 7 vs. Pixel 6 comparison reveals slight differences between this year’s phone and last year’s model, not the least of which is a slightly smaller screen.

Here are some other factors to consider when shopping for a Pixel 7 case.

Build materials and drop protection: From silicone to aluminum to polycarbonate to rubber, look for a good drop-test rating to keep your Pixel 7 protected. Some phone cases are only meant to withstand accidental impacts from a few feet high, while more hardcore competitors have MIL-STD-810G ratings of 10 feet or more.  

Color/design options: Some brands only offer one or two color choices, but the fashion-forward ones take more chances in this department, adding blended colors, textured designs and customized skins to the mix. 

Environmental impact: We humans can always tread lighter when it comes to our collective effect on the environment, and if future-proofing planet Earth is on your to-do list, look for Pixel 7 cases with various green initiatives; many brands increasingly turn to recycled plastics to get the job done.

How we pick the best Pixel 7 cases

As a starting point, we look for Pixel 7 cases based on word-of-mouth and customer reviews. In some instances, we may call in cases for additional hands-on testing. When evaluating each model, we consider color choices, overall protection and special features. Because phone cases are such a personal choice, we also strive to include a variety of styles to fit different tastes — and budgets.

TJ Fink
Contributing Editor

As a mild-mannered mobile tech journalist and molecular mixologist, TJ has over a decade of detail-driven storytelling under his belt. Conversely, as a seasoned outdoor athlete, he's forever fascinated by every shade of green on this beautiful planet. When TJ’s not coddiwompling through New York City or the metaverse, he can be found field-testing futuristic fitness tech from his living room while crafting Dr. Seussian poetry inside a tattered moleskin.