At starting prices of $800 and $900 respectively, Google’s exclusive US carrier partner and authorized third-party retailers didn’t have an easy job selling the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. But Verizon, Best Buy, and even the maker of the two stock Android phones itself quickly and frequently discounted the newest Pixel generation since October, both unlocked and in Big Red-specific variants sold with monthly installment plans.
The latest killer deal comes from Best Buy on the heels of $300 discounts offered through Verizon, upping the ante to a whopping $450 you can shave off the list prices of the Pixel 3 and 3 XL with “qualified” activations. That means you’ll need to use your hot new “pure Google” handset on the nation’s largest wireless network after committing to a two-year device payment plan.
You’ll save $150 “instantly”, as well as 300 extra bucks in the form of bill credits, with the 5.5-inch Pixel 3 starting at $14.58 instead of $33.34 a month once both markdowns are taken into consideration. That amounts to a grand total of only $350 for a 64GB device with an impressive single rear-facing camera, dual front-facing shooters, powerful Snapdragon 845 processor, IP68 water and dust-resistant body, and respectable battery life delivered by a seemingly tiny 2,915 mAh cell.
The same 5.5-incher with 2160 x 1080 screen resolution, symmetrical bezels, and 128 gigs of internal storage space in lieu of 64GB fetches $18.74 a month for two years at the time of this writing at Best Buy, amounting to around $450 instead of a $900 list price.
That’s exactly how much Verizon subscribers are being charged for a jumbo-sized Pixel 3 XL with a sharper display and a wide notch in tow, at least for a 64 gig configuration. The divisive 6.3-incher is available at $550 all in all ($22.91 a month) in a 128GB variant, representing the same massive $450 price reduction as the other three models. Whichever one you might be thinking of purchasing, the color options are identical, including “Just Black”, “Clearly White”, and “Not Pink.”