Forget Galaxy S23 — the Pixel 6a just crashed to $299

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Yes, the new Samsung Galaxy S23 looks good, but it starts at $799. This sale is big news. The best cheap phone on the market just crashed to its lowest price ever, and there are more deals on the best phones to be found too. 

The Google Pixel 6a is $299 at Amazon right now, unlocked. At $150 off, this is an unbeatable value phone. If you want something more premium that's a direct Galaxy S23 alternative, you can grab the Google Pixel 7 for $499 at Amazon or the Google Pixel 7 Pro for $749 at Amazon instead of paying $1,199 for the Galaxy S23 Ultra

Google Pixel 6a: was $449 now $299 @ Amazon

Google Pixel 6a: was $449 now $299 @ Amazon
The Google Pixel 6a is the best cheap phone you can buy, and we said that when it cost $449. Now on sale for $299 it's an amazing deal on a surprisingly powerful smartphone. The Pixel 6a packs solid performance courtesy of Google's own Tensor Chip, two excellent cameras and a bright 6.1-inch OLED display. At this price point, it's almost impossible to beat. Best Buy offers the same price.

Google Pixel 7: was $599 now $499 @ Amazon

Google Pixel 7: was $599 now $499 @ Amazon
Google's Pixel 7 comes with an excellent dual camera system, a bright and colorful 6.3-inch display and a powerful and smart Tensor G2 chipset. It's one of the best values in smartphones, now only cheaper. This is a steal at $499, although it's not the lowest price we have seen for this phone. Best Buy offers the same price.

Google Pixel 7 Pro: was $899 now $749 @ Amazon

Google Pixel 7 Pro: was $899 now $749 @ Amazon
The top Pixel 7 model gets a stunning 6.7-inch QHD display with a 120Hz refresh rate, some of the best cameras we've ever tested — including a 5x telephoto zoom — and Google's very best software tricks that you can't get on any other Android. It is also powered by the Tensor G2 chip. This is a great deal for this phone that will save you $150. Best Buy offers the same price.

Need more help choosing? Well, we have dedicated reviews for the Google Pixel 6a, the Google Pixel 7 and the Google Pixel 7 Pro.

The Google Pixel 6a is our #1 pick for the best cheap phone. This is due to its excellent display, cameras, and performance. It's the best value you can get out of a phone less than $500 — and now you can get all that value for under $300. However, the biggest downside is the battery life. We got 6 hours, 29 minutes out of our unit, so you might need to carry a charger with you if you use your phone a lot.

If you want even better cameras and performance, the Google Pixel 7 Pro is the phone for you. The Google Pixel 7 Pro has some of the best cameras of any Android phone we've tested, and there are lots of extremely useful photo editing features too. Meanwhile, the Google Pixel 7 is also a very competent phone, mostly sacrificing the Pixel 7 Pro's telephoto lens.

These aren't the cheapest prices we've seen for the Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, but they're pretty close to their respective all-time low prices of $474 and $719. The Google Pixel 6a is at its lowest price ever.

Still looking for your perfect phone? Stay tuned to our phone deals coverage, or check out our Presidents Day sales page for deals across all categories.

Millie Davis-Williams

Millie is a Deals writer at Tom's Guide specializing in deals content. She also covers the latest tech news and and creates how-to articles about everything from phones, streaming devices, and headphones to apps and video games. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gaming on her Nintendo Switch and creating digital art.