Best Google Pixel Deals: Up to $800 Off Pixel 7 Pro, Free Pixel 6A and More – CNET

Here at CNET, we continue to be impressed by Google’s Pixel phones. All three of the latest model have earned a spot on our best phones overall for 2023, and with prices ranging from $449 to $1,099, there’s an option for every need and budget. And below, we’ve rounded up the best deals and offers from both carriers and retailers available right now so you can get one in your hands for less. 

The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are the latest in Google’s flagship lineup, and they’re great choices if you already use Google services to help organize your life. There’s also the Pixel 6A, which is our overall favorite Android phone under $500 on the market right now. 

Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro

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But no matter which model works best for your needs, there’s no reason to pay more than you have to. Below, you’ll find our roundup of all the best deals on all Pixel phones that you can shop for right now, from both carriers and retailers. 

If you’re having a hard time deciding which Pixel model is going to work best for you, we’ve compared the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro to their previous-gen counterparts for a full breakdown of their specs and performance. If affordability is your top priority, you’ll probably want to opt for the budget-friendly Pixel 6A.

Pixel 7 and 7 Pro deals

The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro hit shelves back in October of last year, and you’ll find them in stock and available at most major retailers and carriers at the moment. And there are tons of offers out there, whether you’re looking for an unlocked model, have an older device to trade in or are in need of a new service plan through a carrier. 

There are a few benefits that come with buying your Pixel 7 from Google directly. For one, all models and colors are in stock, so you don’t have to worry about getting your ideal configuration, and Google allows you to buy your phone outright, as opposed to an installment plan required by some retailers and carriers.

At the moment, Google isn’t offering any straightforward discount on the Pixel 7 series. But if you have an older older device from Google, Apple or Samsung, you can save up to $400 with a trade-in, with the latest iPhones netting you the biggest discount. 

Amazon is one of the few retailers offering a no-strings-attached discount on the Pixel 7 series that won’t require a trade-in or new line of service. Right now, you can save $77 on the basic Pixel 7, or $66 on the Pixel 7 Pro. Just note that the discount does jump around between different colors, with the obsidian variant featuring the best price for both models right now. Amazon also has its own trade-in program, and you can earn up to $401 off in exchange for your old devices.

AT&T’s offers vary a bit depending on which Pixel 7 model you’re looking at. If you want the base model Pixel 7, you can save up to $380 when purchasing on an installment plan and with activation on a qualifying unlimited plan — no trade-in required. And if you’re looking for a Pixel 7 Pro, you can cash in on recycling your former device with a trade-in credit of up to $800 (with the flagship phones for Apple, Samsung and Google bringing in the highest values) — and there is no new line required.

Verizon is offering deals for both new and existing customers at the moment. If you’re adding a new line of service, you can get the Pixel 7 for free, or save $720 on the Pixel 7 Pro, which drops the price down to just $5 per month. If you don’t need a new line, you can still save up to $800 with a qualifying trade-in, including old and damaged devices, as long as you’re eligible for an upgrade.

Verizon is also offering some other bonuses, including 50% off a pair of Pixel Buds Pro and $400 off select smartwatches with the purchase. New customers will also get a free $200 Verizon gift card when they switch their existing number over from another carrier. 

Both new and existing customers can save $500 on both the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro right now at T-Mobile. New customers will save $500 when adding a new line of service on qualifying service plan, or, if you’re already a T-Mobile customer, you can also save $500 when trading in your old phone as long as you already have or switch to a qualifying service plan. The discount is applied in the form of monthly bill credits over a 24-month period. 

Best Buy is offering a fairly misleading deal on unlocked Pixel 7 phones right now. While you can technically save $100 on an unlocked Pixel 7, or $150 on an unlocked Pixel 7 Pro, you’ll have to choose same-day activation and sign on with a carrier to get the discount, essential defeating the point of an unlocked phone.

But if you’re a Verizon customer, you can save up to $800 with an eligible trade-in and activation on a qualifying service plan. Verizon even accepts old and damaged devices, so you may be surprised what your old phone is worth.

Pixel 6A deals

CNET’s Lisa Eadicicco called Google’s affordable next-gen Pixel 6A the “best Android phone under $500.” It’s slightly smaller than the full-size Pixel 7, and features a 6.1-inch OLED display with a refresh rate of 60Hz. It’s equipped with 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM, which is slightly less than the standard Pixel 7 has, but is still more than sufficient for most people’s needs. It also boasts 5G capabilities and support for Wi-Fi 6 for lightning-fast browsing. It’s already a solid value at its usual price of $449, but we’ve rounded up some of the best deals and offers out there so you can pick one up for even less.

Like with the Pixel 7 series, Google isn’t offering any straightforward discount on the Pixel 6A at the moment. But if you have an old device from Apple, Google, Samsung and more, you can still save up to $350 with a trade-in. 

Amazon is offering the best deal out there on an unlocked Pixel 6A at the moment. Right now, you can save up to $134, which drops the starting price down to just $315. The best deal is on the charcoal variant, but the other colors are discounted as well. 

Both new and existing AT&T customers can grab the Pixel 6A for just $2 per month when purchasing on an installment plan and with activation on a qualifying unlimited plan. That locks you into a 36-month plan, but saves you $398 compared to AT&T’s price, or $377 compared to the price from Google. It’s also worth noting that AT&T only has the charcoal variant available at the moment, so you’ll have to shop elsewhere if you have your heart set on a different color. 

Customers adding a new line of service at Verizon can get the Pixel 6A completely free with a new line on a qualifying 5G unlimited plan. And if you’re an existing Verizon customer who qualifies for an upgrade, you can pick it up for $200 off. Both new and existing customers can save 50% on a pair of Pixel Buds A-Series, and $400 on select smartwatches, though you’ll need a line of service for that as well. 

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro deals

The previous-gen Pixel 6 is almost two years old at this point, and it’s getting pretty tough to find new models in stock. But 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 and most retailers and carriers have shifted their offers over to the newer Pixel 7 models, so this is just about the only deal you’ll find out there at the moment. 

If you don’t need the latest and greatest, Amazon is still offering some discounts on the previous-gen Pixel 6. Right now you can save $199 on the 128GB model and $270 on the 256GB model compared to the original list price. Amazon does have a few Pixel 6 Pro models in stock, but they’re either renewed or being sold through third-party retailers that we haven’t vetted, so we’d recommend steering clear.