Best Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro deals — top Australian telco and retail offers

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Android fans rejoice, for Google's new Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro is officially available for purchase in Australia following their release on October 12.

This year's Pixels are significantly more expensive than last year's models, with the standard Google Pixel 8 now starting at AU$1,199 for the 128GB version — a AU$200 jump in price from the Pixel 7. 

Meanwhile, the new Pixel 8 Pro starts at AU$1,699 with the same amount of storage, which is a whopping AU$400 more than the Pixel 7 Pro was at launch.

Of course, even with the drastic price increase each handset has received, they're both markedly more affordable than the Apple and Samsung's equivalent handsets. For instance, Apple's entry-level iPhone 15 starts at AU$1,499, while the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is priced from AU$1,949 (albeit with twice the storage).

In terms of notable upgrades, the new phones sport Google's new Tensor G3 chipset, leveraging Google's AI and machine learning smarts to deliver advanced photo and video features which aren't available on other smartphones. Built in-house by Google, the new Tensor G3 chip also promises improved performance and efficiency.

Read on to find out more about the best Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro deals and telco offers in Australia.

Google Pixel 8 pricing

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Google Pixel 8128GBAU$1,199
Row 1 - Cell 0 256GBAU$1,299
Google Pixel 8 Pro128GBAU$1,699
Row 3 - Cell 0 256GBAU$1,799
Row 4 - Cell 0 512GBAU$1,999

Best Google Pixel 8 offers

Given the Google Pixel 8's price increase, it's nice to see Australia's retailers and carriers providing far better pre-order bonuses than we saw with the Pixel 7 range.

Those thinking of buying direct from Google will have good reason to do so, thanks to the inclusion of up to AU$400 of bonus in-store credit, which customers will receive after their device has shipped — a great option for those in the market for a pair of Pixel Buds Pro, or maybe even the new Pixel Watch 2.

Speaking of the Pixel Watch 2, Optus and Telstra are both including it for free with purchases of the Pixel 8, either outright or on a plan. 

Alternatively, you could opt to buy your new device from JB Hi-Fi, as the retailer is throwing in gift cards valued up to AU$350 with Pixel 8 purchases. These JB Hi-Fi gift cards can used to buy anything the store sells, making this offer very appealing indeed. Read on to find out more about all the Pixel 8 pre-order bonuses now available.

Telstra |Save up to AU$240 off over 12 months

Telstra |Save up to AU$240 off over 12 months

Those who opt to buy a Google Pixel 8 handset from Telstra on a new Premium Upfront Mobile plan can receive a discount of up to AU$20 per month over 12 months. Offer ends 13 November unless extended.

Vodafonetrade-in and get up to AU$300 in bonus credit

Vodafone | trade-in and get up to AU$300 in bonus credit

Vodafone is giving customers bonus Google Store credit worth up to AU$300 with trade-ins towards the Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8 (on top of standard trade-in credit). Offer ends 09/11/23, trade-in by 23/11/23.

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Stephen Lambrechts

Stephen Lambrechts is the Managing Editor of Tom's Guide AU and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming for the last 15 years. Before Tom's Guide, he spent several years as a Senior Journalist at TechRadar, had a brief stint as Editor in Chief at Official Xbox Magazine Australia, and has written for such publications as APC, TechLife Australia, T3, FilmInk, AskMen, Daily Telegraph and IGN. He's an expert when it comes to smartphones, TVs, gaming and streaming. In his spare time, he enjoys watching obscure horror movies on physical media, keeping an eye on the latest retro sneaker releases and listening to vinyl. Occasionally, he also indulges in other non-hipster stuff, like hiking.