If nothing but the best smartphone camera will do, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are your phones. They may “only” have one lens on the back, but Google’s software is so good, it puts dual-, triple- and quad-camera phones to shame. Luckily for you, the Black Friday and Cyber Monday crush is the perfect time to pick up a Pixel 3 phone, and while there isn’t the multitude of deals you see for Apple’s iPhones, the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S9 phones and for other excellent OnePlus 6T and top LG models, they’re actually valuable offers.
Just so you know:
- The deals below are current as of Nov. 17, and include Verizon, Google, Target, Amazon and Best Buy.
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Verizon: Buy one get one Pixel 3, or take $800 off Pixel 3 XL
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Let’s get straight to the caveats. Verizon’s deal requires you to activate a new line of service, and your discount comes in the form of monthly bill credits over a 24 month period. However, by the end of that period, you’ll have either received a free Pixel 3 (after the full-price purchase of another one), or you’ve taken $800 off the price of your Pixel 3XL, which is a bit larger than the Pixel 3, has a notched screen design and enjoys slightly longer battery life. Otherwise, the two Pixels are just the same.
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Buy one Pixel 3 or 3XL, get 50 percent off: Google Store
One of the biggest myths about the Pixel 3 is that it works with Verizon only. Not true! You can buy it unlocked on the Google Store and slip in your own carrier SIM card. Starting Nov. 16, Google will give you half off either the Pixel 3 or larger 3 XL when you buy the first one at full price. The offer ends Nov. 21 (the day before Thanksgiving.
This offer is available now.
Pixel 3 for $650, 3XL for $700: Google Store
Starting Thanksgiving Day, Google will cut $150 off the Pixel 3 (regularly $800) and $200 from the Pixel 3 XL (normally $900). You can use either phone with any carrier, and of course, shipping is free. The offer runs from Nov. 22 through Nov. 25.
Pixel 3 or 3 XL: Save $200 at Best Buy
Best Buy will knock $200 off the price of either Pixel 3 phone when you activate in-store with Verizon’s service. The sale starts Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22) at 5 p.m. and lasts through Nov. 24.
Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL: $200 Target gift card
You’ll buy the phone at full-price, but pick up a $200 gift card when you activate the phone with Verizon. It’s limited to two per customer. Sale is from Nov. 23 through Nov. 25.
Buy a Pixel 3, get a Home Hub and $50 Google Store credit (Cyber Monday)
This deal is for Cyber Monday only from the Google Store (Nov. 26). When you buy a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, get a Google Home Hub for free (a $149 value), plus a $50 credit for the Google Store.
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