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Best Google Pixel deals for January 2022

Google’s Android OS is the most popular current mobile operating system on the planet. It took time for this software giant to make actual, physical phone hardware, the wait was worth it. ,The Google Pixel line of smartphones now sits on more than a few “best of” lists (including our own). If you’re looking for smartphone deals and are specifically looking for one of the slickest Android experiences money can buy, you need to take a nice long look at the Pixel devices. We’ve already compiled all the best cheap Google Pixel deals right here, looking for notable discounts. See below for our top deal picks!

Today’s best Google Pixel deals

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Google Pixel 6 Pro

Up to $800 back with trade in
Sporting Google's Tensor chip and an all-new camera module, the Pixel 6 Pro is the Android flagship you've been waiting for. Ships in early December. more
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Google Pixel 6

Up to $700 back with trade in
The Google Pixel 6 is here, sporting a lovely edge-to-edge display, a proprietary Tensor CPU, and a new look. Grab one with an unlimited plan and save. more
If you're itching to get your paws on the new 5G-capable Pixel 5, Amazon has fully carrier-unlocked models available. more
$15.55/MONTH

Google Pixel 4 XL 64GB (AT&T)

Save $500 with activation
Activate a new line with AT&T on a qualifying plan and score the excellent Google Pixel 4 XL for less than you might expect for a flagship device. more
The 2019 Google Pixel 4 is still a fantastic phone and an unbeatable value now that the Pixel 5 is out. New or current Verizon customers can score what might be the best price on one right now. more
If you feel like sizing up, Amazon has the Renewed Google Pixel 4 XL complete with a vibrant 6.3-inch OLED touchscreen. It's unlocked, too, so you can bring it to your favorite carrier. more
Buy Renewed and get a nice discount on the budget-friendly Pixel 4a, which is factory-unlocked so you can take it to the compatible carrier of your choice. more
If you like the price point of the Google Pixel 3a but prefer to go unlocked, then this deal lets you score a discounted Pixel 3a that you can take to any of the major carriers of your choice. more
The plus-sized version of Google's excellent Pixel 3a (a mid-range alternative to the pricier Pixel 3 and Pixel 4 flagships) is on sale for less than the standard-sized model. more
For the digital nomad looking for a worthy rival to the iPhone, the Google Pixel 4 is exactly that, offering an HD camera and motion-powered automation in one sleek and stylish package. more
The Pixel 3 XL is still a solid phone and a good deal if you don't want to buy refurbished. It's getting a little long in the tooth, but good for all carriers. more
The best way to save on earlier flagship devices is by buying refurbished, and this Amazon-renewed 64GB Pixel 3a XL works and looks virtually new (and it's even backed by a 90-day warranty). more

Google Pixel 6

Pixel 6 in the pocket
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Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro were released in October 2021. They represent Google’s foray into the premium phone market, and their price tag will reflect that. But a high price comes with luxury features.

The newest Pixel is quite a redesign. The back features a full camera bar, which Google says was necessary to contain the lenses and sensors of their new cameras. The Pixel 6 has a 6.4-inch FHD OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, and the 6 Pro has a 6.7-inch QHD+ OLED with a 120Hz low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) display.

Google is building its own processor for the Pixel 6 and calling it Google Tensor. Google hyped up Tensor as a unique processor that leans into A.I. and machine learning capabilities. Google has enough confidence in the chip that they plan five years of updates for the Pixel 6.

The Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro began shipping in late October 2021.

Google Pixel 5

Google Pixel 5
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Google’s fifth-generation phone, the Pixel 5 company took a different approach than many other Android flagship makers. For this release, there was only one model: the Pixel 5 — no Pixel 5 XL, 5 Plus, 5 Ultra, 5 Super, or anything else not as flashy or as “premium-feeling” as other flagships we’ve seen. The flip side of that coin is that the Pixel 5, which started at $699, was not quite as expensive as the then-current devices like the Galaxy S20 or iPhone 12 Pro.

In fact, with its rounded edges and flush-sitting camera module, you’d be forgiven for confusing the Pixel 5 for the Pixel 4a at first glance. The Pixel 5 retains the excellent camera modules that Google’s phones are known for (along with some new upgrades like an ultrawide lens), and it’s a pretty handy size with a 6-inch edge-to-edge display that’s easy on the eyes. As you’d expect from the company behind the Android OS, the Pixel 5 delivers a very slick software interface, although its performance is notably less impressive than other flagship phones.

That makes the Pixel 5 tricky to recommend. If you need 5G capabilities, you might be better served with the cheaper Pixel 4a 5G, and unless you can score a good Google Pixel deal (by taking advantage of one of the many carrier offers that are always available, perhaps), then you can arguably get more phone for your money with another brand. That said, there’s no denying that the Pixel 5 is a solid 5G-capable smartphone.

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL

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The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL dropped last October and are available from pretty much all smartphone retailers. Our review team had great things to say about its quick performance, superb OLED display, and solid camera module (despite the notable lack of a wide-angle lens, something that was thankfully corrected with the Pixel 5), but the Pixel 4 didn’t reinvent the wheel. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but given that the Pixel 4 — while certainly a great phone — isn’t quite the upgrade we wanted, you’ll have to choose for yourself if buying a new one is worth it with the Pixel 5 now available. The Pixel 4a also gives you more bang for the buck at the moment if you don’t explicitly need a flagship phone.

If you have to have one of the newer Android flagships, though, then you can do much, much worse than the Pixel 4, and plenty of them are going to be on sale following the release of the Pixel 5. We’ll keep our list updated with the latest Google Pixel 4 deals that pop up, and it’s no secret that if you’re going to score a discount on one, it’s going to be during the upcoming seasonal sales.

Google Pixel 4a

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It didn’t take long for people to start speculating about the Pixel 4a once the Pixel 4 was released, and in August 3, we finally got our hands on it. It’s every bit as impressive as its predecessors, the Pixel 3a and 3a XL, despite some relatively minor cut corners (like a lack of any IP-rated water resistance) — and the notable absence of a larger brother in the Pixel 4a XL. For better or for worse, those who are looking to get their mitts on Google’s latest mid-ranged flagship alternative only have the standard 5.8-inch model to choose from at the moment.

That said, Google’s choice to focus on releasing just one Pixel 4a device could have streamlined production enough to cut down costs, because this thing is shockingly cheap with a launch price of just $350. That’s around the same sale prices we’ve seen for the last-gen Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, and we expect to see it for even cheaper soon thanks to ongoing carrier offers and seasonal sales. If you’re after the cheapest new Pixel money can buy (and don’t need a plus-sized screen), the Pixel 4a is an incredible — one might even say unbeatable — value.

Google Pixel 3

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
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The third-generation Pixel smartphones were released in 2018 and quickly earned a top spot among our favorite Android mobiles. In fact, the Google Pixel 3 and its larger sibling, the Pixel 3XL, are in the running for the best Androids of 2018 overall owing to their vibrant touchscreens, snappy hardware performance, and super-slick software interface — after all, if the Android operating system is your tool of choice, then it’s not likely to get much better than a device from the company who wrote the book on that mobile OS in the first place.

The Google Pixel 3 wasn’t a bad deal for a premium phone even at its original price, but you can naturally find them for even cheaper now, making this one perhaps the best value to be found in an Android flagship right now aside from the Pixel 4a. If you don’t plan on shelling out the extra cash for the Pixel 4 or Pixel 5 but still want something that’s quite recent (a 2018 model can hardly be considered “old”), then the Pixel 3 offers a lot of bang for your buck.

Google Pixel 3a

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In May of 2019, Google added the first non-flagship Pixel devices to its smartphone lineup. The Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL were introduced as cheaper alternatives to the pricier flagship models, following the growing popularity of midrange phones (like Motorola’s Moto G series, to name one popular example) that offer much of the performance of premium phones with pared-down hardware and a much smaller price tag. The gamble paid off, and the Pixel 3a and 3a XL proved to be two of the best values to be found in an Android smartphone if you’re not fussy about premium touches like all-metal construction.

Following the release of the Pixel 4, rumors immediately started circulating about the possibility of a new Pixel 4a — and it finally landed in August. We’re already seeing some deals for those and they might be a better buy in 2021 if you’re looking for an affordable flagship alternative, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t include some Pixel 3a and 3a XL deals for you in the meantime.

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