The new Pixel and Pixel XL are finally here and readily available from Verizon or Google. Two premium flagship smartphones made inside and out by Google themselves. They’re also pretty expensive. With that in mind below is a continuously updated list of the best Pixel deals available.
On October 4th Google revealed these phones after months of rumors and speculation. They have a lot to offer, beautiful screens, one of the best cameras and run the latest Android 7.1 Nougat. Users can buy one today from the Google Play Store, Verizon or even Best Buy. If you do, make sure to take advantage of the deals we’ve found.
Take a peek at our review above, then read on for more details. The smaller 5-inch Google Pixel starts at $649. Then the bigger 5.5-inch Pixel XL is $769. Pricing that matches some of the high-end competition like Apple. It’s not the low prices many are accustomed to. As a result buyers will be looking for deals or discounts. That’s exactly what we have for you below.
Google’s new phones bring a lot to the table. Taking everything users loved about Nexus phones and refining it into an entire new experience. From a premium all-metal design, the latest and greatest hardware and more. Pixel is the first phone to run a Snapdragon 821 processor for improved performance. They have plenty of RAM and up to 128GB of storage. Google even claims it has the best smartphone camera on the planet. That’s a bold claim. Not to mention a refined Android experience with the Google Assistant.
One thing to consider is these phones are still brand new, so actual discounts won’t surface for a while. There are deals to be found though. We can expect Pixel deals during the holidays and Black Friday too. For now though, this is what’s available.
T-Mobile Pixel Deal
Google’s Pixel is unlocked and has support for almost every major carrier in the United States and around the globe. Meaning one bought from the Google Store will work on AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, MetroPCS and regions around the globe. Even the Verizon model works with any and all carriers.
It’s being advertised as exclusively on Verizon, but that just isn’t the case. In fact, this week T-Mobile confirmed the Pixel works everywhere, including their network. And to convince buyers to switch, they’ll pay for half of the phone. It’s called Free Your Pixel.
Buy a Google Pixel anywhere that it’s available and bring it to T-Mobile, and the carrier will pay for half of the phone. Up to $325 to be exact. Savings won’t be 50% on the Pixel XL, as it retails for $769.
Whether you’re already with T-Mobile or use another carrier simply bring a Pixel to a nearby store. Then join a new T-Mobile One plan and get half off Google’s greatest phone. This is one of the best deals around, and will be for the foreseeable future.
Best Buy Google Pixel Deal
The biggest deal we’ve seen so far comes right from Best Buy, which was sort of expected. They typically offer big incentives to get users in their stores rather than going to carriers.
Best Buy will give those who order the new Google Pixel or XL a $100 gift card and a free Google Chromecast. As long as it gets activated on Verizon Wireless, and not another carrier.
That $100 can go towards cases, covers, screen protectors, accessories and more. It’s also worth noting it’s an older model, not the new Chromecast Ultra Google just announced. Still, it’s a free gift simply for going to Best Buy that’s typically $35. A perfect companion for the Pixel.
The bigger XL is completely sold out right now from Google, Verizon and Best Buy. So wait a little longer, or get the smaller variant.
Verizon Pixel Deal
Considering the only carrier in the United States that will offer Google’s new phone is Verizon, they are the only one with deals. Honestly we didn’t expect to see any discounts, with them having exclusive access to the phone, but we received one.
Those who buy the Google Pixel or XL from Verizon Wireless will get a free Google Daydream View VR headset when it’s released. That is a $79 value, and essentially matches Samsung’s free Gear VR deal with the Galaxy S7. Verizon will also give buyers up to $300 towards it with any 4G LTE smartphone trade-in. Making it much cheaper.
It’s worth noting Google’s own Daydream VR has a remote control, a better design, and could potentially be a better virtual reality experience. It also works seamlessly with Google’s new phone. So this is a great opportunity to try both without spending the extra $80.
More details on the free Daydream View and how to redeem it can be found here.
Once we see more deals, discounts or savings we’ll be sure to update this post with additional information and links. Buying it direct from Google also awards users a free DayDream View VR headset.
Another option for potential buyers is to simply use Google’s financing option. A 24-month cheap payment plan. Spending $769 for the Pixel XL is a lot of money, and spending over $900 after tax for the 128GB is a big price to pay. As a result Google is offering financing options starting at $27 a month.
We’ll continue to monitor for new and exciting deals or discounts, and update as more become available. Stay tuned for more savings.