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
|Google Pixel 8||128GB||AU$1,199|
|Row 1 - Cell 0||256GB||AU$1,299|
|Google Pixel 8 Pro||128GB||AU$1,699|
|Row 3 - Cell 0||256GB||AU$1,799|
|Row 4 - Cell 0||512GB||AU$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.
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.
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.