Best Google Pixel Deals: Save Up to $1K With Trade-In or New Line – CNET

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Pixel 8 and 8 Pro at Google

Save up to $200 + trade-in discounts

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Pixel 8 and 8 Pro at AT&T

Get the Pixel 8 Pro for free with a qualifying plan

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Pixel 8 and 8 Pro at Verizon

Free with trade-in and new line, plus bonus offers of up to $1,000 off on 8 Pro

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Pixel 8 and 8 Pro at T-Mobile

Free with trade-in or new line

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Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro at Spectrum

Save $450 plus trade-in value

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Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro at Google

Save up to $450 with trade-in

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Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro at AT&T

Up to $465 off with trade-in

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Pixel 7 at Verizon

Save on select Google accessories with purchase

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Pixel Fold at AT&T

Up to $1,124 in bill credits with trade-in

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Google Pixel Fold at Spectrum

Save $100 plus trade-in value

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Pixel 6 and 6 Pro at Verizon

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When you’re in the Android ecosystem, Google Pixel phones are arguably among the best smartphones you can buy in 2024. The Pixel lineup is already affordable compared with some offerings from Apple and Samsung, but we’ve found deals to help save you even more — and in some cases, even get your new Google Pixel phone for (almost) free.

Whether you need the latest and greatest Pixel 8 Pro, the versatile Pixel Fold or a more affordable model, such as the Pixel 7A or the previous-gen Pixel 6A, you don’t have to overspend. We’ve laid out the top deals below. Be quick; there’s no telling how long these prices will last. Some phone carriers are offering discounts on accessories, but these can change at their discretion.

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Not sure what the right model is for you? We’ve done a compare-and-contrast between the Pixel 8 and its previous-generation counterpart, with a full breakdown of their specs and performance. 

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Pixel 8 and 8 Pro deals

Released in late 2023, the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro are the latest phones in Google’s flagship lineup. They’re equipped with a next-gen Tensor G3 processor, new AI features and improved screens. You have a few ways to buy one for less right now. 

Just note that in our ongoing review of the Pixel 8 Pro, CNET uncovered some camera problems that we felt were serious enough to warrant holding off on recommending the phone. Google says it’s working to quickly solve these issues via a software update, and we’re confident that it will. We had no such problems with the Pixel 8 and rated it highly.

Amazon is currently selling the 128GB Pixel 8 for $549, down from $699. Right now, obsidian and hazel are available at this price, a $150 savings. The prices for the 256GB Pixel 8 is all over the place, with rose being out of stock and only the obsidian showing any substantial discount: $609, which is 20% off its usual price of $759. 

Google is having a couple of direct discounts, with $150 off the Pixel 8 and $200 off the Pixel 8 Pro. Google also accepts trade-ins and requires you to answer a few questions, so your discount will vary depending on your phone make, model and condition. At the time of writing, trade-in values started at $255 for Google Pixel Pro 7 phones with up to 512 GB storage. Google One members can also get up to 3% cash back. Other trade-ins offer steeper discounts. 

AT&T is offering savings on Pixel phones when they’re purchased on an installment plan. Score the Google Pixel 8 Pro for $0 a month by trading in an eligible device, with a trade-in value of up to $1,040. You must also switch to an eligible unlimited data plan. 

The Pixel 8 129GB will cost you $11 a month, but you can get savings of up to $444 in the form of bill credits over 36 months, with no trade-in required. The Pixel 8 256GB will get you a credit of $504, and still costs $11 a month. 

When you add a new line at Verizon on any 5G Unlimited plan, you can get the Pixel 8 for free. Alternatively, you can save up to $800 with just a trade-in if you’re an existing customer who qualifies for an upgrade.

If you prefer the Pixel 8 Pro, you can get up to $1,000 off with a new line and trade-in of the same brand (any model, any condition). Or add a new line on the Unlimited Ultimate plan and you can get up to $820 in promo credit, in the form of bill credits over 36 months. If you want to upgrade, Verizon is offering $200 off, no trade-in or new line required.

Verizon also has a few bonus offers. You can save $220 on the Google Pixel Watch 2 with your phone purchase or $550 off a Galaxy Tab S9 FE 5G, but note that you’ll need a new line of service to get the discount. If those offers don’t appeal, customers who purchase a Pixel 8 Pro or Pixel 8 with a new line on Unlimited Ultimate or Unlimited Plus can get a free Amazon Fire TV 65-inch Omni series 4K for free (though April 30). 

T-Mobile customers on a Go5G Plus or Go5G Next plan can get $800 off either model with an eligible trade-in or a new line of service. That gets you the Pixel 8 for free and the 8 Pro for $200.

If you’re on a different qualifying service plan, you can still save up to $600 with a trade-in. This discount is applied as bill credits over 24 months. 

Best Buy is currently offering a $150 discount for unlocked Pixel 8 phones, which brings the price down to $550 for a 128GB model, or $609 for the 256GB model. If it’s the Pixel 8 Pro you’re interested in, you can save $200 which is currently marked down to $759 for the 256GB model. 

Additionally, you can get up to $325 trade-in credit on unlocked models through Best Buy’s trade-in program. You also get one month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for free and three months of Google One (100GB storage) with either Pixel phone. 

If you want the Verizon model, you can get up to $800 in credit for a trade-in on the Pixel 8. There are no Verizon offers at Best Buy on the Pixel 8 Pro currently. 

If the Pixel 8 Pro is what you’re after, there’s now a $450 off promo at Spectrum. The Pixel 8 is $275 off. Plus, you can get an extra $100 off the value of your old phone in addition to trade-in value when you bring in a qualifying device and purchase and activate either the 8 Pro or the 8. 

Mint Mobile is currently offering the Pixel 8 for $180 off, bringing the price down to $609. The Pixel 8 Pro a stagering $440 off, leaving the total down to just $649. For either of these phones, you’ll get six months of free wireless when you sign up for six months. 

Target currently has the 128GB unlocked Pixel 8 phone for $549, a $150 savings. 

Pixel 7 and 7 Pro deals

The previous-gen Pixel 7 and 7 Pro hit shelves in October 2022, so you’ll find them in stock and available at most major retailers and carriers. Whether you’re looking for an unlocked model, have an older device to trade in or need a new service plan through a carrier, several offers are available to you. 

There are no straightforward discounts on the Google Pixel 7 or 7 Pro through Google right now, but you can trade in your old phone from Google, Apple, Samsung and other brands for up to $450 off (with the latest iPhones netting you the biggest discount). 

AT&T isn’t offering comprehensive deals on the Pixel 7 right now, but if you’re looking to trade in your old Apple, Samsung or Google phone, you can save up to $465. Newer models (especially iPhones) earn the highest trade-in value. Right now, AT&T isn’t carrying the 7 Pro. 

Amazon has some bigger discounts on the Pixel 7 right now, with some variations up to 36% off the list price. Keep in mind the deals vary a lot based on the color and storage configurations, so be sure to check all the options to zero in on the best deal currently available. Right now, the Pixel 7 is marked down to $400, a $200 savings.

The Pixel 7 Pro is a little harder to find but we’ve spotted a deal on Amazon for the 7 Pro 128GB version in hazel discounted by 45%. That brings the price down to $495, a $404 savings. As always with Amazon, grab the deal while you can because prices and stock can fluctuate. 

Although Verizon is no longer carrying the Pixel 7 Pro, the Pixel 7 is still available. Unfortunately, there are no big discounts and only the snow and obsidian colors are in stock. You can, however, get up to $220 off a Google watch or $550 off a Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE with the purchase of a Pixel phone. Keep in mind that you’ll need to get a new line for the tablet if you want this extra perk.

Mint is having a limited-time offer where if you buy six months of service you get six months for free. Both phones are in stock but available only in a locked model. 

Watch this: Pixel 7 vs. Pixel 7A: How Do the Specs Stack Up?

Pixel 7A deals

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The Pixel 7 (left) and Pixel 7A.

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CNET’s Lisa Eadicicco reviewed the budget-friendly Pixel 7A and found it has many of the same features as the Pixel 7, saying that “it has the same Tensor G2 processor as the Pixel 7, a new 64-megapixel main camera and a 6.1-inch screen just like its predecessor.” It’s available at a lower base price than the other models in the Pixel 7 lineup.

You can now purchase an unlocked Google Pixel 7A for $349. That saves you $150 off its usual price. Google also offers up to $496 in trade-in, although you’ll likely get much less than that for an average phone. That said, you could potentially trade in certain phones and get the 7A for free. 

The Pixel 7A 128 GB model is now on sale at Best Buy for $349. You can also trade in a device to save a good amount off the standard price. While technically you can get up to $755, with iPhones netting you the most back, your trade-in amount can’t exceed the value of the Pixel 7A, so you’ll have to see how much your trade-in would be worth. You can also save if you buy open-box phones, but availability varies by location.

The purchase also comes with one free month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, three free months of Google One and three free months of YouTube Premium (for new subscribers).

AT&T doesn’t have a discount on the Pixel 7A but you can potentially get trade-in credit. 

You can trade in a qualifying device and get an instant savings of $100 off the price of the 7A and activate a new one. 

If you add or switch a new line to Verizon with the Unlimited Welcome, Unlimited Plus or Unlimited Ultimate plans, you can get the Pixel 7A for free. You can also get up to $220 off the Google Pixel Watch 2 with your phone purchase or up to $550 off a Galaxy Tab S9 FE 5G.

Similar to some other offers out there, you can get the Pixel 7A for $349 at Target, a $150 savings. You may need to add the item to your cart to see the sale price. 

Pixel Fold deals

Google's Pixel Fold phone

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Samsung’s new generation of Z-series foldable phones has some competition from Google. The Pixel Fold is Google’s very first foldable device and features a 5.8-inch cover screen, a 7.6-inch OLED internal screen, 12GB of RAM, a Tensor G2 processor and an intimidating $1,799 starting price, although you can get your hands on one for less with the trade-in offers below. 

Google isn’t currently offering any big discounts on the Pixel Fold, but you could can save up to $435 with trade-in credit for an eligible device. Google One members are also eligible for a 3% cash-back on this purchase. This is credited to your account. Google also offers anyone who buys the Fold three free months of YouTube Premium and six months of Google One. 

AT&T is offering up to $1,124 in bill credits with a trade-in, the purchase of the new phone and a qualifying plan. 

Both new and existing Verizon customers can save on the Pixel Fold right now. If you’re adding a new line of service and you have an eligible trade-in, you can save up to $1,000. If you’re already a Verizon customer who qualifies for an upgrade, you can save up to $800 when you trade in an eligible device. 

Verizon is also offering some other bonuses, including $150 off a Pixel Watch 2, but you’ll need a new line of service for the smartwatch as well. You can also get an Amazon Fire TV 65-inch Omni Series 4K with purchase, valid until April 30. 

Get an instant savings of $100 when you get the Pixel Fold, activate it and trade in a qualifying device. 

Pixel 6A deals

Google's Pixel 6A phone with app icons on the home screen

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CNET’s Lisa Eadicicco originally called Google’s affordable Pixel 6A the “best Android phone under $500.” It’s slightly smaller than the full-size Pixel 7 and has a 6.1-inch OLED display with a refresh rate of 60Hz. It’s equipped with 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM — slightly less than the standard Pixel 7, but still more than sufficient for most people. It also boasts 5G capabilities and support for Wi-Fi 6 for fast browsing. After the release of the Pixel 7A, Google dropped the starting price by $100, so it’s already a solid value at just $349. 

Right now, discounts are few and far between, and the phone is largely out of stock. Still, we’ve collected the best deals we can find below. 

Amazon is offering some modest discounts on unlocked Pixel 6A models. Depending on the color you choose, you can save between $50 and $52. 

Verizon is offering the Google Pixel 6A for the standard retail price, but you can get some trade-in credit. Plus, you can get up to $220 off a Google Pixel Watch 2 with your phone purchase or $550 off a Galaxy Tab S9 FE 5G.

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro deals

The previous-gen Pixel 6 is over two years old, so new models are scarcer than before. If you’re committed to snagging one of these older flagship phones, Amazon still has a few available that you can pick up for hundreds less than the original price. Google no longer carries the Pixel 6 (though it still has the 6A), and most retailers and carriers have shifted their offers over to the newer Pixel 7 or Pixel 8 models, so deals are more limited. You can find limited stock of the Pixel 6 at AT&T, as well as Verizon.

Amazon still has some previous-gen Pixel 6 phones that you can pick up. Prices are extremely volatile right now, and stocks are low, but there’s potential for some big savings. Right now, a 128GB Pixel 6 Pro is currently listed at $438 if you buy it in Cloudy White, which is half off the asking price of $900. That’s a discount of $461.

While the 6 and 6 Pro are currently available at Verizon, availability is limited. However, if you do find one near you, you may be able to qualify for up $220 off on a Google Pixel Watch 2 with purchase or up to $550 off a Galaxy Tab S9 FE 5G.

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