The best Google Pixel 7 cases in 2022: Ultimate protection for your phone

Mous cases, some of the best Google Pixel 7 cases
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The best Google Pixel 7 (opens in new tab)cases are those that offer the ultimate protection while maintaining a sleek and stylish form. We've become pretty much experts lately at finding the best phone cases (opens in new tab) and top deals on the market, from leading quality phone case brands that you can trust. 

Shopping for the best Google Pixel 7 or Google Pixel 7 Pro cases (opens in new tab) on the market is a breeze when you know what to look for. As a photographer, do you prioritize your Google Pixel 7's camera and lens safety above anything else? In this case, you might want to look at choosing a case that includes a camera lens protector, or one that's fitted with raised lips and edges to offer advanced drop and shock protection for your camera unit.

Don't forget about protecting your smartphone screen too! Some Google Pixel 7 cases in this guide may include a screen protector if you're lucky, but if not, then be sure to grab yourself one of the best screen protectors to ensure full 360-degree coverage for your smartphone, it's better to be safe than sorry!

If you're yet to decide on which of the latest Google Pixel flagship phone is the right one for you, take a look at our breakdown of the Google Pixel 7 vs 7 Pro: which Pixel handset should you choose? (opens in new tab) And take a look at the best deals on the Google Pixel 7 & Pixel 7 Pro (opens in new tab) when you decide which handset will be your next smartphone photography companion. 

Best Google Pixel 7 cases in 2022

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Best Google Pixel 7 Case: Mous Protective Case Limitless 5.0 (Image credit: Mous)
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1. Mous Protective Case Limitless 5.0

The best Google Pixel 7 case that's virtually indestructible

Specifications

Color options: Black Leather, Aramid FIbre, Walnut, White Acetate
Material: Aramid Carbon Fibre

Reasons to buy

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Ultra-protective drop-proof design
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AiroShock impact absorbing technology
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Strong MagSafe compatibility

Reasons to avoid

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Very expensive
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Designs could be a bit prettier

Mous cases offer protection for your smartphone that is truly phenomenal, but especially the Google Pixel 7 series. These cases have been specifically formulated and designed in partnership with Google to become certified as 'Mase for Google'. Not entirely convinced? We reported on how Mous threw a Google Pixel 7 off the roof at Google HQ (opens in new tab), and the device, protected with a Mous case, surfaced without so much as a scratch on it, totally unharmed.

These cases are also fitted with the first mechanical mounting ecosystem, what Mous describes as its self-developed mechanical mounting technology, called IntraLock. This mount allows for ultra-secure attachment of your smartphone in a slim and easy-to-use frame that works with your phone case. 

AiroShock technology within these cases provides your Google Pixel 7 device with the maximum levels of impact protection, intelligently designed by a UK-based company, and built with full MagSafe compatibility, so you can improve the functionality of your case with wireless and magnetic accessories.

Spigen Tough Armor Case (Image credit: Spigen / Amazon)
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2. Spigen Tough Armor Case

The best Google Pixel 7 case with a hidden kickstand

Specifications

Color options: Black, Metal Slate, Rose Gold
Material: Polycarbonate, Thermoplastic Polyurethane

Reasons to buy

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Air cushion technology 
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Reinforced hidden kickstand
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Certified [MIL-STD 810G-516.6]

Reasons to avoid

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Not the flashiest design 

Another renowned phone case brand, Spigen is the top dog of creating cases that are not only ultra-protective but reasonably priced too! This particular offering from Spigen features raised bezels for screen and camera protection, comprises shock-absorbing foam material that dissipates impact, and has been fitted with Air cushion technology in all four corners to aid in drop protection.

The combination of TPU and Polycarbonate materials makes for dual protection from the inevitable everyday drops and scratches that your phone will likely encounter. This case from Spigen has also been certified as meeting the military grade [MIL-STD 810G-516.6] standard levels of drop and shock protection. 

Caseology Parallax Case (Image credit: Caseology / Amazon)
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3. Caseology Parallax Case

The best Google Pixel 7 case with a 3D textured grip pattern

Specifications

Color options: Matte Black, Ash Grey, Burgundy, Sage Green
Material: Polycarbonate, Thermoplastic Polyurethane

Reasons to buy

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3D Hexa Cube Design with texture
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Raised camera edges
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Shock-resistant Air space technology

Reasons to avoid

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The design might not be for everyone
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Not military standard drop-proof

This modern case from Caseology is designed with a 3D Hexa Cube textured pattern that feels great to hold, with an enhanced ergonomic and textured Thermoplastic Polyurethane Cubic grip on both sides of the case for a pleasant and comfortable grip of your device, preventing the risk of any accidental drops. 

Air space technology has been combined with the dual structure of the case to offer strong shock-resistant protection, having supposedly been drop tested during manufacture at the equivalence of 26 times, at a height of 48 inches. 

While this might not be the most protective Google Pixel 7 case on the market, t definitely looks stylish and would suit someone looking for adequate protection for their new phone that lacks any unnecessary bulk and weightiness - but with that said you'll definitely want to invest in a decent screen protector. 

Best Google Pixel 7 case: TAURI [5 in 1] case with camera lens protectors

TAURI [5 in 1] case with camera lens protectors (Image credit: TAURI / Amazon)

4. TAURI [5 in 1] case with camera lens protectors

The best Google Pixel 7 case with 4 free extras for full 360 protection

Specifications

Color options: Black, Clear, Blue, Grey
Material: Thermoplastic Polyurethane, Tempered Glass

Reasons to buy

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Military Grade Drop Protection
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Shockproof
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Includes 2x Screen and 2x Camera lens tempered glass protectors

Reasons to avoid

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Basic design and color choices
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No mention of wireless charging compatibility

If you're searching for value for money, you won't find any better than this case bundle from TAURI. Not only is the case split into sections to offer the best front and back protection, but it also includes four freebies, two tempered glass screen protectors, and two tempered glass camera lens protectors, offering 5-in-1 360-degree protection for your device.

Aside from being protected through the included tempered glass after application, this case also meets the first class military drop standard requirements and is ultra shock-proof, featuring 4 built-in corner airbags to absorb any impact, and in turn preventing your expensive new Google Pixel 7 from accidental drops, bumps and scratches.

Urban Armor Gear Premium Impact Resistant case (Image credit: Urban Armor Gear / Amazon)
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5. Urban Armor Gear Premium Impact Resistant case

The best Google Pixel 7 case that's rugged but still lightweight

Specifications

Color options: Scout Black, Scout Olive Drab (Green)
Material: Durable TPU

Reasons to buy

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Military Drop Tested
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Featherlight composite construction
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Shockproof

Reasons to avoid

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Too protective?

Urban Armor Gear (UAG) is a heavy-duty case brand that offers extreme levels of rugged protection for the latest flagship smartphones. In this case, however, the Scout series from UAG is a little on the softer side but offers no compromise in protection, meeting the military drop-test standards (MIL STD 810G 516.6)

This case features the trademark UAG hard outer shell with an impact-resistant soft core, an inner hex pattern, and chamfered corners for increased shock absorption. The composite construction of strong and durable TPU is actually pretty featherlight, and the increased textured and distinguished bumpers act to provide a non-slip ruggedized grip and better handling of your device to prevent drops when on the go. 

Scratch resistant skid pads have been optimized for added drop protection, and the case also boasts a raised protective screen and camera bevel to protect your lenses from surface scratches and cracks. You'll never have to worry about your Google Pixel again with a case from UAG.

OtterBox Defender Series Pro (Image credit: OtterBox / Amazon)
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6. OtterBox Defender Series Pro

The best Google Pixel 7 case that's a little rugged but practical

Specifications

Color options: Blue Suede Shoes, Black
Material: Polycarbonate shell, Synthetic rubber slipcover

Reasons to buy

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4X as many drops as the military standard
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Antimicrobial Technology
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Multi-layer defense

Reasons to avoid

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Super expensive
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No magnets in the case
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A little bulky for everyday use

This case from OtterBox is a premium must-have case for your new Google Pixel 7 - as long as you aren't put off by the high price. OtterBox is a renowned phone case brand that delivers only the best quality, and most importantly protective, cases on the market. Having been tested and approved as able to withstand 4 times as many drops as the military standard, you can rest assured that your device is protected.

Antimicrobial additives have been applied to the exterior of the case to inhibit the growth of microbial and everyday bacteria. Premium styling with the Defender Pro series offers a Multi-layer defense against drops, dirt, scrapes, and bumps. With a hard shell exterior and inner rubber layer, the case delivers a comfortable grip, with raised edges that protect the camera unit and screen. 

Port covers are also fitted on this case to block out any and all dust and dirt. The included holster clip on the resilient outer slipcover can attach to bags and rucksacks for convenience, and can also double as a kickstand for browsing movies and content. It's important to note that this case is not fitted with any built-in magnets, but OtterBox assures that it is still wireless charging compatible.

If you're thinking about purchasing the latest Google Pixel 7, Google Pixel 7 Pro, or any of the latest flagship best camera phones (opens in new tab), then you might also want to consider getting yourself one of the best power banks (opens in new tab), as well as purchasing an extra wireless phone charger (opens in new tab)

If you're happy with your current smartphone model, but want to take your phone photography to the next level, then check out the best lenses for iPhone and Android phones (opens in new tab) to enhance your photos.

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.