Forget Pixel 7a — you can get the Pixel 8 for free with no trade-in required

Pixel 8 with deal badge near it.
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It wasn’t that long ago when the Pixel 8 was down to its all-time lowest cost courtesy of Mint Mobile. That deal didn’t require a trade-in, which made it so much more satisfying. Well, Google’s AI-powered smartphone is now much lower thanks to Xfinity Mobile and T-Mobile — where the wireless carriers are giving it away for free for a limited time.

Usually customers would have to shell out $699 to pick it up, but the Pixel 8 is free at Xfinity Mobile when you port over a number and commit to service for 24 months. In the case for Xfinity Mobile, this offer is only valid for existing customers who add a line, while T-Mobile has it open to everyone. The best part about these Pixel 8 deals is that they don't require any trade-ins to get the discount. In fact, you’ll pay nothing at checkout. If you're looking for a Pixel 8 Pro discount, Mint Mobile has it on sale for a limited time. 

Pixel 8 sales

Google Pixel 8: was $699 now free @ Xfinity MobilePrice check: $699 @ Google | $699 @ Best Buy

Google Pixel 8: was $699 now free @ Xfinity Mobile
Xfinity Mobile's deal on the Google Pixel 8 is only valid for existing customers who add a line, port over a phone number, and commit to service for 24 months.
Price check: $699 @ Google | $699 @ Best Buy

Google Pixel 8 Pro: was $999 now $720 @ Mint
6 free months of service!

Google Pixel 8 Pro: was $999 now $720 @ Mint
6 free months of service!
Mint is offering the Pixel 8 Pro for just $720 when you buy 6 months of service. Plus, you'll get an extra 6 months for free. For instance, Mint Mobile's unlimited plan is $30/month. Buy 6 months (total $180) and you'll get an extra 6 months on the house. (You'll wind up with 12 months total).

Google Pixel 8: was $699 now free @ T-MobilePrice check: $395 @ AT&T | $399 @ Mint Mobile

Google Pixel 8: was $699 now free @ T-Mobile
T-Mobile's offering the Google Pixel 8 for free without a trade-in, available to both new customers and existing ones who add a line and commit to service for 24 months.
Price check: $395 @ AT&T | $399 @ Mint Mobile

Google’s Pixel 7a has proven to offer excellent value thanks to its affordable $499 starting cost, which is why it's on our best cheap phones list. While that price is tempting for those on a tighter budget, these free Pixel 8 deals prove that you can get a premium phone at a lower price than some of these mid-rangers. Other wireless carriers, like Verizon for example, require you to commit to 36 months of service to get it for free — while AT&T has a deal that makes it $10.99/month for 36 months.

One of the best things I love about the Pixel 8 is how it presents meaningful AI-assisted features that help save me time. For example, I frequently rely on Magic Editor to lean on generative AI to resize and tweak my photos. Alternatively, the updated Screen Call with the Pixel 8 is without question the most useful AI-feature I use to date by taking phone calls when I cannot. These AI-powered experiences on the Pixel 8 wouldn’t be possible without the power of the Tensor G3 chip.

Beyond artificial intelligence, the Pixel 8 is an excellent camera phone that excels in all sorts of situations. Its 50MP main camera is perfect at capturing sharp looking portrait photos, while its 12MP ultrawide camera offers excellent dynamic range when the lighting conditions are perfect. The Pixel 8 cameras are so good that I’ve often leaned into using them as backup cameras when I record acting reels.

John Velasco
Senior Channel Editor for Phones

John’s a senior editor covering phones for Tom’s Guide. He’s no stranger in this area having covered mobile phones and gadgets since 2008 when he started his career. On top of his editor duties, he’s a seasoned videographer being in front and behind the camera producing YouTube videos. Previously, he held editor roles with PhoneArena, Android Authority, Digital Trends, and SPY. Outside of tech, he enjoys producing mini documentaries and fun social clips for small businesses, enjoying the beach life at the Jersey Shore, and recently becoming a first time homeowner.