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The Pixel 4a 5G may not come with a fancy glass back or a bio resin outer shell, but it's a fantastic device — perhaps one of the best from 2020 — that's deserving of protection. As you'll find with any hot new smartphone, there are some really great cases on the market that provide style, functionality, and peace of mind from bumps or spills. These are our top seven favorite cases for the Pixel 4a 5G.
Google's annual Pixel event, dubbed Launch Night In this time around, took place a month and a half ago, and now, you can finally go out (or online) to purchase your very own Pixel 4a 5G unit. The phone has been available for pre-order since October 29, but now you can just put it in your cart and get it right away.
Google tends to play it safe when it comes to the design of its Pixel lineup, but that doesn't mean Pixel owners have to settle for a boring look. While most folks wouldn't consider Google's hardware design very exciting, there's no denying that the company's official fabric cases look a lot more fetching. And right now, the Google Store is offering 50% off Pixel 4 and Pixel 3a fabric cases, dropping the price to just $20.
Google's latest smartphone has been announced and it's ready to roll out to the masses. If you've already put in an order for the Pixel 4a, or will be soon, you may also want to pick up a case so your new phone doesn't have to endure the elements alone. Google has its own first-party case, but unlike the old days, other manufacturers are collaborating to have options available right away. There will be plenty of other manufacturers with cases coming out as well, but for this list we're sticking to the Made For Pixel partners Google has featured in the store.
Pixel phones have usually been known more for utilitarian design than flashy looks, but Google's line of fabric cases certainly helps the phones stand out from the crowd while adding some drop protection as well. With the announcement of the new Pixel 4a, the Google Store is cutting prices on fabric case options for the Pixel 3a/3a XL and Pixel 4/4 XL down to just $20, a savings of 50%.
If you've recently bought a Pixel 4 or 4 XL for some reason — still a hot item among our readers — and regret not getting the fabric case for your device after a few close calls, you're in luck. Every so often, those cases come on sale for as much as half off their MSRP and it is as such today that Verizon's put them on sale.
The Pixel 4: our readers' choice for smartphone of the year and, for its many faults, a phone that comes with all the support you can get from Google. The only immediate support you can't get from the company, though, is drop protection. It's not as if a force field will suddenly appear to prevent the thing from hitting the ground, right? But if you'd rather not pay $40 for a snazzy fabric case, Verizon has a great deal for you.
Ever since embarking on its own hardware endeavors, Google has molded its exclusive series of fabric-wrapped cases to adorn Pixel phones. As expected, this year brings another round of cases designed specifically for the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, and you can pre-order one from the Google Store right now.
If you thought the Pixel 2 and 2 XL were expensive, you probably weren't very happy when you saw the Pixel 3's $799 and Pixel 3 XL's $899 MSRPs. The Pixel 3 XL received a modest $50 jump in price from the 2 XL, but the Pixel 3 went up by a whopping $150 when compared to the Pixel 2. In other words, those who've purchased a new Pixel, regardless of the model, are probably going to want to protect it.
One of my favorite cases for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL was Google's fabric case. However, being an official accessory, it's not cheap and goes for $40 a pop. Verizon is already offering the model for the Pixel 3 and 3 XL up for pre-order with a 25% discount, equating to a price of $30.74.