1. xnote's Avatar
    My previous case was a spigen for the note 4. The plastic was slightly rubbery, it had a bump-out textured surface, and the perimeter was narrowed a bit and had an edge. It was an ideal case:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...cUvbUpU6996999
    I have a pixel 5a now, and can't find a case that I find has sufficient grip. So far I've tried the spigen rugged armor and the caseology vault. It's a combination of the three factors that make them inferior in the grip department.
    I could try the spigen liquid air armor but I don't think it'll be much better, there are comments stating that it's a harder plastic than the old cases etc.
    I'd prefer to have a case that doesn't look like it fell out of an apache helicopter.
    I resisted replacing my noble note 4 phones for many years, but both failed eventually. I am finding the pixel 5a to be a pretty fair replacement.
    10-25-2021 11:31 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I moved this from the General News forum to the 5a forum for more specific traffic.

    I was going to suggest the Spigen Rugged Armor case, since I have one for my Galaxy A32 5G and find the textured sides to help with grip a lot, but you mentioned you already tried it ...
    10-25-2021 11:48 AM
  3. xnote's Avatar
    No problem, but I posted it to General because I have a feeling it's not really an issue that particularly pertains to the pixel 5a.
    10-25-2021 11:53 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Good point -- but you might also get recommendations for cases that aren't made for the Pixel 5a either. For example, I was thinking of suggesting a case from Moment (the company that makes detachable lenses and the cases for them), but then saw that they don't make cases for the 5a (at least not yet).

    If you much prefer it, I can move the thread back -- just let me know.
    10-25-2021 11:58 AM
  5. xnote's Avatar
    Actually that's a good example of why posting to General might be a good idea. Your response means I can write to Moment and ask if they plan on a case for the Pixel 5a.
    10-25-2021 12:13 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Fair enough, I moved it back to General News!
    10-25-2021 12:25 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    Actually that's a good example of why posting to General might be a good idea. Your response means I can write to Moment and ask if they plan on a case for the Pixel 5a.
    Hi, welcome to AC!

    Thats why it would be better off in the pixel 5a forums so those users can recommend a case for your device, some of the pixel 5a users might not go in the other forums and why we put them in correct one to get you the best help and suggestions.
    10-25-2021 01:04 PM
  8. xnote's Avatar
    But as I mentioned, B Biddy's experience with a non-pixel 5a case has lead me to check out Moment, who does make a pixel 5 case. Likely I would not have gotten that input in the dedicated 5a forum.
    10-25-2021 01:13 PM
  9. xnote's Avatar
    Thank you B. Diddy! Moment does make a pixel 5 case; I have been wondering if the cutouts etc for a pixel 5 would work well on a pixel 5a; does anyone know? And is that Moment case on the more rubbery side?
    10-25-2021 01:14 PM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    But as I mentioned, B Biddy's experience with a non-pixel 5a case has lead me to check out Moment, who does make a pixel 5 case. Likely I would not have gotten that input in the dedicated 5a forum.
    Cool just thought I let you know. Your choice .
    10-25-2021 01:18 PM
  11. beantownsouth's Avatar
    Thank you B. Diddy! Moment does make a pixel 5 case; I have been wondering if the cutouts etc for a pixel 5 would work well on a pixel 5a; does anyone know? And is that Moment case on the more rubbery side?
    xnote welcome to the forum. Gawd I'm gunna sound like a moron for asking this. You do know the P5 and P5a are different sized phones correct? So now that I made an azz outta myself. My wife finds the Spigen Rugged Armor having plenty of grip, We have the same Spigen on both, my P5 and her P5a. The back of the Moment case looks to have much more texture that the Spigen Rugged Armor. Good luck in your search!
    10-25-2021 02:19 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Thank you B. Diddy! Moment does make a pixel 5 case; I have been wondering if the cutouts etc for a pixel 5 would work well on a pixel 5a; does anyone know? And is that Moment case on the more rubbery side?
    Sorry, but the dimensions of both phones are completely different. Hopefully Moment will come out with a 5a case!

    I can't speak directly about their Pixel 5 case, since it looks a little different than the ones I have for the 3a XL and 3 XL. But in general, the material they use has a nice soft-rubber feel, so it has a good amount of grippiness without feeling cheap.
    10-25-2021 02:56 PM
  13. xnote's Avatar
    beantownsouth, thanks for your input, and I didn't know that, I've never seen a pixel 5, never read about it, and never saw a pixel 5a until the one I bought arrived. I'm not really into cell phones; but I am into not dropping them!
    10-25-2021 03:43 PM
  14. PowrDroid's Avatar
    beantownsouth, thanks for your input, and I didn't know that, I've never seen a pixel 5, never read about it, and never saw a pixel 5a until the one I bought arrived. I'm not really into cell phones; but I am into not dropping them!
    https://www.phonearena.com/phones/si...es/11631,11394
    10-25-2021 04:02 PM
  15. xnote's Avatar
    Moment wrote back to me and said they are not planning on a case for the 5a at this time.
    10-26-2021 10:57 AM
  16. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Moment wrote back to me and said they are not planning on a case for the 5a at this time.
    Aw that's a bummer.
    10-26-2021 11:02 AM
  17. hallux's Avatar
    I have a case identical to this one on my 4a 5G, but it carries a different brand name. I don't find it too slippery, it seems to be the right combination of grip and slip.

    https://www.amazon.com/LAGASOR-Googl...cUvbUpU6997956
    10-27-2021 05:11 AM
  18. GoNavy79's Avatar
    I have Spigen liquid air on my 5a and love it. Only about $16 on Amazon.
    12-16-2021 08:22 AM
  19. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I recently got a Rustek case for my 6 Pro, and I love it. The real wood veneer looks and feels awesome, and contributes to the grippiness. In addition, there's a nice raised texture on the sides of the case that really help as well. They make cases for almost all Pixels, so check them out! Also, they have excellent customer service -- the first one they sent me had a slight bend in the lip, and when I emailed them and showed them a pic, they were very apologetic, and immediately sent a replacement, along with a prepaid return shipping label.

    https://www.rustek.co/collections/go...ted-descending

    Unfortunately, their site says all of the designs for the 5a are sold out, but if you enter your email on that site (or email their customer support), maybe they'll make one for you!
    12-16-2021 11:01 AM
  20. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    I have found that some companies are permanent "not available" or "sold-out" because they're simply not offering a 5a case due to limited sales offering scope.

    That being said, at introduction, Spigen offered a choice of 5a cases and they're a reputable brand. While a bit harder, the cases seem to be tolerable and do the job.
    12-16-2021 11:58 AM
  21. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I have found that some companies are permanent "not available" or "sold-out" because they're simply not offering a 5a case due to limited sales offering scope.

    That being said, at introduction, Spigen offered a choice of 5a cases and they're a reputable brand. While a bit harder, the cases seem to be tolerable and do the job.
    That's certainly possible. But Rustek is a small indie company, and I've gotten personal emails from one of the main guys there in the course of that customer support issue I mentioned, which is why I think they might actually crank out a 5a case if you send them an email. I could be completely wrong, but worth a shot!
    12-16-2021 01:26 PM
  22. kenko's Avatar
    I've purchased this one. It doesn't slide around and it's not slippery when holding it.
    Caseology Parallax Compatible with Google Pixel 5a Case 5G (2021) - Classic Blue https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08XBKZJLB...cUvbUpU7020165
    12-26-2021 04:33 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Pixel 6/6 pro UK preorder and delivery date
    By sitnaing83 in forum Google Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro
    Replies: 53
    Last Post: 11-16-2021, 02:13 PM
  2. Pixel 6/Pro order shipping updates
    By Dat Boot in forum Google Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 10-28-2021, 08:24 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD