These are the best Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL deals available. With the October 19th release date near and pre-orders live, buyers are looking to save some money. These are two impressive phones with a lot to offer, but they’re pretty expensive. Below is our continuously updated list of the best Pixel 2 deals.
On October 4th the company debuted two brand new smartphones made “inside and out” by Google. A smaller Pixel 2, and the bigger 6-inch Pixel 2 XL with an edge-to-edge display.
Read: Google Pixel 2 Release Date Breakdown
Our link above goes over everything you need to know about Google’s new phones. From the release date, pre-orders, when they’ll ship and what to expect. Once you decide it’s your next phone, you’ll want to consider these Google Pixel 2 deals.
Potential buyers have the choice between two phones again this year. The regular Pixel 2 looks very similar to last years model. It features a 5-inch 1080p display with typical big bezels, a stunning camera, and everything the bigger phone has to offer. The only difference is the size of the screen, the bezels, and battery life. Meaning you don’t have to buy the bigger phone to get the best features.
Both of Google’s new Pixel 2 devices have dual stereo front-facing speakers, 64 or 128GB of storage, and an exceptional 12.2 Megapixel f/1.8 camera with Optical Image Stabilization. In fact, it received the highest camera rating from DxoMark. These are impressive looking phones, and here’s where you can save money when you buy one.
Free Google Home Mini
For a limited time, get a free Google Home Mini with the Google Assistant just for buying the Google Pixel 2 or XL. Once you get your phone, here’s how to redeem the free Home Mini.
This deal is available from any official retailer. Buy the Pixel 2 from Google, Verizon, Best Buy or other retailers, wait for it to ship, then use the code from Google to buy the Home Mini for $0. You’ll get everything the Google Home has to offer, in a smaller form factor. The retail value is $50, but you get one for free.
T-Mobile Pixel 2 Deal
Get 50% off the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL just for taking it to T-Mobile. This is hands-down the best deal around, and even better considering T-Mobile doesn’t even carry the Pixel.
The Pixel 2 is only available from Verizon Wireless in the United States. No other carrier has the phone in stores. However, the unlocked model sold on the Google Store or at Best Buy works on all carriers, including Verizon. We recommend buying the unlocked model so you can take it anywhere.
So, while T-Mobile isn’t a launch partner with Google, they’re getting in on all of the action.
Here’s how it works. Buy one from an official retailer and take it to T-Mobile. This is available to new or existing customers. Once you show them your Pixel 2 and add a new line on T-Mobile within 30 days of your purchase, you’ll receive a pre-paid Visa card for 50% off of the Pixel 2 XL 64GB. For those wondering, that is $425 you’ll get BACK from T-Mobile, just for taking it to their network. Here is more information.
Best Buy Pixel 2 XL Deals
The big box retailer Best Buy has a few deals on Google’s new phone too. For one, you’ll get a free Google Home Mini with your purchase or pre-order. Additionally, Best Buy is giving buyers up to $100 off (in the form of a Best Buy gift card) when they pre-order and activate Google’s new phone.
We aren’t seeing too many details regarding the “up to $100” in savings, or how exactly that works. From what we’re seeing you’re basically getting the 128GB for the 64GB model price. Then, Best Buy will give you up to $300 off for qualifying trade-ins, like Verizon is offering.
So, technically you can get the $849 Pixel 2 XL for $749 and get a free Google Home Mini, then save even more if you give them your old phone. You can also save $50 on select WiFi printers when you buy this new phone. We’ll update this post once we know more about Best Buy’s $100 off deal.
Verizon Google Pixel 2 Deals
The only carrier in the US officially offering the new Pixel is Verizon Wireless. And sadly, they don’t have any good deals to share. Well, aside from the free Google Home Mini worth $50. Each buyer will get a free Mini 2-4 weeks after their phone arrives.
However, just like any other smartphone release, Verizon does have some trade-in deals and incentives. Trade-in any recent smartphone and get $300 off the Pixel 2 or 2 XL. It isn’t the best offer around, but it’s a choice for those interested.
We recommend checking your trade-in value at the Google Store first, as they’re offering more money for most devices. Google will give you $410 for the Pixel XL from 2016, and put that money toward your new device. Sadly Verizon is only giving back $300 for the same phone. That’s a big difference. The Pixel 2 hits Verizon shelves on October 19th.
That same $410 trade-in option works for those interested in getting the Pixel 2 on Google’s Project Fi.
Sprint Pixel 2 Deals
Yes, the Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL work with Sprint and they’re offering something like T-Mobile. Basically, this is Sprint’s “bring your own device” deal.
Buy the Pixel 2 or XL and take it to Sprint, add a new line, and you’ll receive a $200 gift card. It’s not as much as T-Mobile, but every little bit helps. This actually works for any phone from a competing carrier, not just the Pixel.
These are just a few of the deals available so far. After the October 19th release date we’re expecting a few more to surface. Then, potentially even bigger savings around Black Friday.
It’s worth noting the phones work great on AT&T, Cricket, MetroPCS, and many other regional carriers. Just buy one from the Google Store unlocked, and take it to any carrier you’d like. As soon as we see more Pixel 2 deals we’ll update with all the details.
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Bigger Beautiful Display
The first thing you’ll notice and love about the bigger Pixel 2 XL is the screen. Google ditched the huge bezels in favor of a 6-inch edge-to-edge display. This is also the first Pixel with a Quad-HD AMOLED display, which offers better colors and a higher contrast ratio. Basically, the screen is gorgeous. Sadly the smaller Pixel has big bezels, but it’s still a great screen with a 1080p Full HD resolution.
And while the bezels on the Pixel 2 XL are a little bigger than the Galaxy S8 or iPhone X, there’s a good reason for it. Google added dual front-facing speakers, for a better user experience.
Google’s new 6-inch screen is using an 18:9 aspect ratio too. Meaning it’s a little taller and skinnier than older phones, making this big screen easy to use and enjoy. It’s an approach we’ve seen from Samsung, LG and now Apple. Basically, the taller body and small bezels let them deliver a big 6-inch screen in a phone that’s easy to hold. It’s no bigger than the 5.5-inch Pixel XL from 2016.
You’ll love the bigger, brighter, beautiful 6-inch OLED screen on the new Pixel 2 XL.