Best Google Pixel 8 Pro cases in 2024

Best Google Pixel 8 Pro cases
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Using the best Google Pixel 8 Pro cases to keep your Pixel device safe is highly recommended. Your phone's a precious thing, and the files and photos it carries even more so, therefore arming it with protection against drops and scratches is the smartest thing to do.

To be clear, there’s plenty worth protecting on the Pixel 8 Pro, from its striking 6.7-inch Super Actua display to that horizontal camera bar, which now comes with a new temperature sensor. Those parts are particularly vulnerable to damage from drops, not to mention scuffs and scrapes from everyday use. But pick up a good case promising plenty of drop protection, and you needn’t worry so much about exposing your Pixel to the elements.

We’ve looked through many options to come up with our picks for the best Google Pixel 8 Pro cases, with an eye toward delivering the best protection possible for your $999 phone. But we’ve also looked for different designs, functionality and features to find a wide variety of cases that appeal to different tastes.

Best Google Pixel 8 Pro cases right now

What to look for in the best Google Pixel 8 Pro cases

Step one in finding the best Google Pixel 8 Pro case is to make sure that the ones you're looking at will fit your device. As good as the best Google Pixel 8 cases may be, they won’t fit your Pro-sized phone given the vastly different screen sizes (6.7 inches for the Pro, 6.2 inches for the standard Pixel). So make sure any case you buy is specifically designed for the Pixel 8 Pro.

Even the best Google Pixel 7 Pro cases won’t work for your Pixel 8. Last year’s Pro mode is a hair larger than the Pixel 8 Pro (6.41 x 3.02 x 0.35 inches for the Pixel 7 Pro; 6.4 x 3.01 x 0.35 inches for the Pixel 8 Pro). Stick with Pixel 8 Pro-specific cases to ensure the best fit.

Once you've narrowed your search to the right cases, consider these other factors for your Pixel 8 Pro:

  • Drop protection: If protection is key to you, you'll want a case that promises at least 4 feet of drop protectio. Our list of the best Pixel 8 Pro cases includes offerings that exceed that minimum, some of which provide drop protection in double digits. That usually means a thicker case, though.
  • Materials: A growing number of case makers are turning to eco-friendly materials —largely recycled plastic — as consumers look for more sustainable accessories. If that includes you, consider options made out recycled materials or alternatives to leather.
  • Functionality: Some cases provide protection for your Pixel 8 Pro and little else. Others take a more multipurpose approach, offering slots to store cash and credit cards or a kickstand for propping up your phone when you want to go hands free.
  • Wireless charging support: Many — but not all — Pixel 8 Pro cases are thin enough to let you charge your phone wirelessly, but double-check that your case will let you do that if wireless charging is a must-have feature for you. Some cases offer MagSafe compatibility so that you can more easily attach other accessories to the phone.
  • Price: There's a wide-range of prices out there for Pixel 8 Pro cases, with bargain offerings starting around $20. We've seen prices go higher, so try to keep your purchase to $70 or less.

How we pick the best Google Pixel 8 Pro cases

We turn to word-of-mouth and customer reviews to assemble an initial list of Google Pixel 8 Pro cases before conducting our own research into what each case has to offer. In some instances, we’ll bring in cases for additional testing to verify manufacturer claims.

In our evaluations, we consider prices, color options, drop-protection ratings and additional functionality for the different cases. We look to include a variety of cases in our top picks to make sure that you'll have options that fit your own personal taste.

Kate Marshall

Kate Marshall is an East Coast-based writer who has covered topics about technology and consumer goods. For 9 years, she wrote about medical device recalls for the patient-safety nonprofit, ECRI. Kate enjoys running, figure skating, and volunteering at the local humane society.