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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.
A brand-new phone is great — until you drop it on a hard surface. That's why a quality case should be one of the first things you think about after buying a new device. Google unveiled the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G today, and there are already a number of compelling case options on the Google Store, including choices with plant-based materials, Moment lens compatibility, and of course, plenty of Google-y fabric colors.
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.
With Father's Day coming up in just a couple weeks, it's time to start shopping for gifts. Moment just kicked off its Father's Day sale with some good options that he probably wouldn't consider for himself. There are discounts on cases and lenses, of course, but you'll also find wireless chargers, camera gear, drones, and other accessories for 20%-50% off. And if you're hitting video chat hard these days for work, or just to call dad, you can even save on the Moment Webcam Set.
If you've had your eye on a Moment case and were just waiting for a killer sale, there has never been a better time to pick one up. All of Moment's cases are currently on sale for just $20, down from the regular price of $40; and the discounts get bigger with more cases. And while you're shopping cases, many other products from Moment and other brands are also on sale for as much as 30% off.
One of the best things about Android is that you can choose from a multitude phones in many different form factors. Unfortunately, that's the reason accessory makers have a hard time keeping up with so many designs, and as a result, they often don't bother to support more than a select few models. Moment has been in this position for quite a while and regularly hears requests from people that want to use the lenses, but can't get a case for their model of phone. Now Moment is introducing an adjustable clip with a mounting bracket suitable for use on most smartphones and tablets.
Moment is one of the largest manufacturers of custom lens attachments for smartphones, with its cases (required for mounting the lenses) available for most flagship Android phones. The company also has a Pro Camera application for shooting manual photos and video, but now Moment is giving up on the Android version of the app.
After yesterday's presentation for the Galaxy S20 line of phones, many of you may have already made the decision to order one of the three models to be your next phone. Since Samsung is sticking to the glass sandwich recipe for this generation, it may be wise to wrap that (potentially $1400) phone in a case to add a bit of protection. If you didn't choose one of Samsung's options, Moment has a couple cases available that might fit the bill, and they are designed to be very environmentally friendly.
Times have changed since the era of the $349 Nexus 5 and $499 Nexus 6P; instead, practically every flagship smartphone nowadays, Google's included, costs at least $800. The $800 Pixel 4 and the $900 Pixel 4 XL feel pretty great in the hand caseless, but if you don't want to risk damaging your shiny new gadget, a case is a must. A screen protector would be good to have, too.
This roundup will feature a wide variety of cases (and some screen protectors).
Moment's product lineup has grown quite a bit since the humble days of making a few lenses and smartphone cases. To make room for new products, Moment is running a sale with deals on cases, lenses, bags, and more. This includes both Moment's own gear, plus many of the partner brands like Peak Design, WANDRD, iMo, and even DJI.