If you already run your email, calendar and cloud storage through Google, it just makes sense to opt for a Google phone. Google’s Pixel lineup claimed multiple spots on our list of thewith the $600 base-model scoring our pick as the best Android phone under $600, and the step-up claiming one of the top three spots overall. The latest in Google’s affordable A phones, the , which CNET’s Lisa Eadicicco called the “best Android phone under $500,” is also slated for release next week and available for preorder now. But no matter what model best suits your needs, there’s no reason to pay more than you have to. Below, you’ll find our roundup of all the best deals from both carriers and retailers that you can shop for right now on all three models.
If you’re having a hard time deciding which Pixel model is going to work best for you, be sure to check out ourfor a full breakdown of the specs and performance. If affordability is your top priority, you’ll probably want to opt for one of the budget-friendly Pixel A series.
Pixel 6A deals
The latest model in Google’s budget-friendly A series, thewill be hitting shelves next week on July 28. And we’re already starting to see some preorder offers roll in. Amazon is the first major retailer with a 6A deal, but we’ll continue to update this page as more retailers and carriers kick off their own promotions.
While the Pixel 6A isn’t available for purchase quite yet, CNET’s Lisa Eadicicco got her hands on one a little early, and called it the “best Android phone under $500” in her initial review. It’s slightly smaller than the full-sized Pixel 6, and features a 6.1-inch OLED display with a refresh rate of 60Hz. It’s equipped with 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM, which is slightly less than the standard Pixel 6 has, but is still more than sufficient for most people’s needs. It also boasts 5G capabilities and support for Wi-Fi 6 for lightning-fast browsing. At just $449, this is definitely one of the best-value smart phones you’ll find out there at the moment.
And the value is even better with this preorder offer from Amazon. Google’s Pixel Buds A-Series were named our favorite Android-centric earbuds in 2022, and when you preorder a Pixel 6A from Amazon, you’ll get a pair included for free, a $100 value. They don’t have noise cancellation, but they do have adaptive sound that adjusts the volume as you move between quiet and noisy environments. The 12mm dynamic drivers deliver rich, detailed sound, and they have a battery life of up to 24 hours on a single charge.
This preorder offer is only available until 12:59 pm PT (2:59 am ET) on July 27, and there’s always a chance that it could sell out before then. We’d recommend getting your order sooner rather than later if you’re hoping to take advantage of this deal.
Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro deals
The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are Google’s latest flagship phones. They sport an all-new design, improved cameras and much more inside. From features like Magic Erase to incredible picture quality, there’s a lot to like about these phones. The 6 Pro can get pretty expensive, so you’ll want to make sure you’re getting the best Pixel 6 or 6 Pro deal that you possibly can. We’ve rounded up all the current offers below and will continue to update them as new ones become available.
Whether you currently have Verizon and want to upgrade your phone or are looking to make a change, Verizon has a pretty great offer right now. Those adding a new line of service can get either the Pixel 6 or 6 Pro for free with a qualifying trade-in, including old and damaged phones. They’ll also get a free $200 Verizon gift card for every line that you switch over to select Verizon unlimited plans.
Those looking to upgrade their existing line can save up to $440 when trading in an eligible device. And if you happen to be in the market for a new smartwatch, Verizon is also offering $120 off a Samsung Galaxy Watch with the purchase of a Pixel 6 Pro and activation on any service plan.
AT&T has different offers available on the two different Pixel 6 models right now. For those who want the standard Pixel 6, AT&T currently offers $200 off over the course of 36 months when you activate the phone on an eligible unlimited plan. That brings the monthly cost down to just $15. Those who want the step-up Pixel 6 Pro can save up to $800 when they trade in an old device and activate it on a qualifying unlimited plan.
And, if you want a new pair of earbuds to go with your new phone, you can also save 50% on a pair of Google Pixel Buds A-Series earbuds when you purchase a new Pixel phone. All you need to do is add both items to your cart and the discount will be automatically applied.
Best Buy has partnered with AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, so it’s offering a few different deals depending on your carrier. Both AT&T and Verizon customers can save up to $800, netting you either the Pixel 6 or 6 Pro for free, with an eligible trade-in and activation on a qualifying unlimited plan. Those with T-Mobile can save up to $500 when activating a new line of service. Unfortunately, there aren’t any deals on unlocked models at the moment.
T-Mobile has two different promotions running right now, one for new lines and one for existing customers. The first offer, for existing customers, saves you up to $300 on the purchase of a Pixel 6 via 24 bill credits. You’ll need to trade in an eligible smartphone to get the deal here, and the trade-in values vary based on the model you are trading in.
The second option requires no trade but you have to add a line on a qualifying plan. With this, you can score a new Pixel 6 for $99 or a Pixel 6 Pro for $399, after 24 monthly bill credits. These are both great options for anyone who wants to get a new Pixel 6 in their pocket for less.