The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are the ultimate Android smartphones, however, both phones are pricier than their predecessors. Luckily, there are some early Black Friday deals that let you save up to $400 when you purchase a new Pixel 3. And if you open a new line of service at Google's Project Fi wireless service, you can essentially get a Pixel 3 for free thanks to $799 in service credits when you buy two phones.
The $799 Pixel 3 is a hefty $150 pricier than its predecessor, whereas the Pixel 3 XL comes with a $50 price increase. While both Pixels are still cheaper than Apple's and Samsung's flagships, nobody likes a price hike.
Fortunately, there are a few promos out there that can help you lessen the price increase of Google's new phones smartphones. For reference, here are the list prices of Google's new phones as sold from the Google Store:
- Pixel 3 (64GB) for $799 ($33.29/month for 24 months)
- Pixel 3 (128GB) for $899 ($37.46/month for 24 months)
- Pixel 3 XL (64GB) for $899 ($37.46/month for 24 months)
- Pixel 3 XL (128GB) for $999 ($41.63/month for 24 months)
Best Buy is currently offering $100 off Pixel 3 and Pixel XL. Rather than lease the 64GB phone for the normal price of $33.34/month for 24 months, your monthly payment is reduced to $29.16/month for 24 months. If you choose the 128GB model, your monthly payment will be $33.33/month for the 2 years instead of the regular $37.50 monthly charge. For 64GB Pixel XL owners, the $100 discount drops the monthly price for the phone down to $33.33/month for 24 months and $37.49/month for 2 years with the 128GB model.
Verizon is once again Google's exclusive Pixel partner and for a limited time, if you buy a Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, you get $300 off when you switch. If you're already with Verizon, you can get $100 off when you upgrade or $300 off when you add a new line.
The Pixel must be purchased on Verizon's monthly payment plan and you'll pay full price for the phone over a period of 24 months and receive a monthly credit of $4.16 or $12.50 for your upgraded or new line, respectively.
If you're looking for Google Pixel 3 deals to buy a phone for yourself and someone else, Google has an pre-Black Friday deal just for you. Starting November 16, when you buy a new Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, you'll save 50 percent on a second Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL. This deal ends on November 21 so don't hesitate to take advantage of this rare offer. If you only need one phone, you can save $150 on the Pixel 3 and Save $200 Pixel 3 XL from November 22 to November 25.
Alternatively, Google is offering up to $400 if you trade in your old smartphone. Eligible phones include handhelds from Apple, Samsung, Huawei, LG, Motorola, and Google. If you trade in a current-gen phone, such as the iPhone X, Google will give you up to $550 back. The only caveat is that you'll have to buy your new Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL at full price. Google will refund your credit card after it receives and evaluates your old phone.
Google also sells the Pixel 3 through its Project Fi wireless service. And through Nov. 22, when you buy two Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL phones, you can get $799 in service credits from Project Fi.
There are some conditions to this offer, as you might imagine. One person has to buy both phones, but two different people have to activate them on a Project Fi group plan. One of those new Pixel owners has to bring over an existing phone number from another carrier. To get the $799 in credit, both phones must be activated within 30 days of shipping, and they need to stay active on Project Fi for 60 consecutive days. Those credits are applied in increments to your data, talk, text and device protection plan costs at Project Fi.