The best Google Pixel 7a cases in 2023

Best Google Pixel 7a cases
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The latest flagship Pixel smartphone is here, and if you value your devices, then you'll want to ensure your new Google Pixel 7a is protected from the get-go with a tough case. Undoubtedly one of the best budget camera phones in 2023, and an addition to our picks of the best Google phones for photographers, the Google Pixel 7a got a five-star rating from us, so make sure it has a five-star case to keep it protected!

We understand that the hunt for a reliable yet reasonably priced phone case can be a little daunting, but fear not. We're pretty much experts now when it comes to the best phone cases on the market, as well as the best magnetic smartphone accessories that you need; as well as the ones that you probably don't. 

Best Google Pixel 7a cases 

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How do I choose a case?

It's simple, really. Do you like your smartphone to feel weighted, or light as a feather? Are you someone who values intricate designs, or prefers to keep things simple with a clear case? How do you feel about having your credit cards stored in your phone case? Kickstand: love them or hate them? 

Once you know the answer to these questions, then finding the best Google Pixel 7a case to suit your lifestyle (and budget!) is a breeze. Make sure that you buy a case specifically for the Google Pixel 7a, and not its sister devices; the Google Pixel 7 and Google Pixel 7 Pro - as these will be totally different sizes and have precise cutouts for the mic and charging ports. 

If you're a photographer and smartphone shooter (which we assume you are - this is Digital Camera World after all) then you might want to invest in a case with raised edges to protect your camera unit from any cracked lenses upon impact. Maybe even consider purchasing a separate camera lens protector too. 

How we test

In all honesty, there's no real way to test a phone case thoroughly enough without actually putting our own phones in danger. So for this reason, we base our recommendations on things like comfort and grip, weight and bulkiness, case texture, plus any additional features such as integrated kickstands and card slots. 

There are other things to consider such as a case's compatibility with MagSafe, if it enables Qi charging and other wireless functions, as well as the manufacturer's reputation, and most of all - the product price range and value for money.

We weren't born yesterday, and we know that most manufacturers will exaggerate and upsell key features of phone cases knowing that you'll never test them. For example, some cases might be listed with 10ft drop protection, but we aren't about to find out for ourselves whether that's true. 

With this in mind, we tend to take things with a pinch of salt when it comes to testing phone cases, but vow to only recommend products to our readers that we would purchase ourselves, from brands that can be trusted. 

Take a look at our case guides for the latest flagship smartphones that boast the most powerful cameras: including the best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases, as well as the best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra cases, and not forgetting the best Google Pixel 7 Pro cases and best Google Pixel 7cases to protect your device from the get-go.

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'. 

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