Forget Google Pixel 7 — Pixel 6 just crashed to $199

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The Google Pixel 7 will be here soon, and it looks like Google's new flagship phone will bring a host of interesting upgrades. However, the release of a new phone usually means that the previous models will see generous price cuts, and we've just found incredible deals on two of the best phones on the market.

Currently, you can get the Google Pixel 6 for just $199 ($8.33/month for 24 months) at Best Buy. That's a huge discount of $400 off and the best price we've seen for this phone. That easily makes it one of the best cell phone deals of the season. The deal is available if you purchase and activate your phone on Verizon or T-Mobile. (If you're in the mood for more savings, check out our Best Buy coupon codes hub).

Google Pixel 6 (128GB): $599 $199 @ Best Buy

Google Pixel 6 (128GB): $599 $199 @ Best Buy
The Google Pixel 6 is one of the best value phones on the market, and that goes double now you can get the phone for $400 off. With access to Android 12, smart photo editing features, and a stylish design, this is one of the best Android experiences you can get in a phone. This deal is available when you buy the phone and activate it with Verizon ($5.55/month for 36 months) or T-Mobile ($8.33/month for 24 months).

Google Pixel 6 Pro (128GB): $899 $399 @ Best Buy

Google Pixel 6 Pro (128GB): $899 $399 @ Best Buy
The Google Pixel 6 Pro is now just $399, the lowest price ever for Google's flagship phone. If you want a phone with a big beautiful screen, one of the best cameras around, and a solid day's battery life, this is a phenomenal deal, even with the rumored Google Pixel 7 on the way. In our Google Pixel 6 Pro review, we called this phone the best Android camera phone you can buy. This deal is available when you buy the phone and activate it with Verizon ($11.11/month for 36 months) or T-Mobile ($16.66/month for 24 months).

The Google Pixel 6 is one of the best phones on the market, at an astonishing price. It was already an incredible value at $599 — and now Best Buy is knocking $400 off, the Google Pixel 6 is an absolute steal.

The Google Pixel 6 has a super-smart Google Tensor Chip that offers incredible photo editing features, and an impressive camera set for a phone at this price point. The 50MP wide and 12MP ultrawide lenses on the back of the phone lead to some brilliant pictures and earned the Google Pixel 6 a spot on our list of the best camera phones.

Performance is great with this phone, too. Whether you're browsing, streaming, or gaming, the Google Pixel 6 handles everyday tasks with ease. Battery life is another winning aspect to this phone, as our handset lasted just under 11 hours in our testing. Although, be warned that when we turned 5G connectivity on, battery life took a hit (lasting around 8 hours.)

The one thing that could turn potential buyers away from this phone is the fact that the Google Pixel 7 is on the way, and is due to arrive soon. But if you're shopping for a new phone and don't want to wait, the Google Pixel 6 is an unbeatable value at just $199. Make sure to follow our Google October event coverage for the latest news on Google's forthcoming devices. 

Read next: Oh dear! A Google Pixel Watch last-minute leak reveals comically large bezels.

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. 

  • NewMariner
    admin said:
    With the new Google Pixel 7 on the way, Best Buy has slashed $400 off the Google Pixel 6 to celebrate.

    Forget Google Pixel 7 — Pixel 6 just crashed to $199 : Read more
    Once the Pixel 7 actually starts appearing, how much of a further price drop can we expect? Without having to purchase a phone plan of course.
  • Moose and Squirrel
    The lesson I learned from the pixel 6 series that I'll apply to the 7 is that the 6a was just about the same phone as the 6, minus the good cameras that I don't care about, at a much lower price point.

    I was surprised that they used the same SoC, but perhaps I shouldn't have been? I guess they really wanted to get off snapdragon entirely as fast as they could.