The Pixel line of phones, watches and headphones is Google’s answer to Samsung’s Galaxy line and Apple’s suite of smart devices. Chances are you’ve spent a lot of time with the Google ecosystem via the Google Chrome browser. If you like how Google organizes their menus and content, you’ll feel right at home with a Pixel device. Google is constantly innovating, and they apply those innovations to their Pixel products. We’ve collected the best Google Pixel deals down below. They include everything from old smartphones, watches and buds, to the Google Pixel 7 Pro, the newest and most powerful Google smartphone available.
If you want a cheap but reliable smartphone, grabbing an older model of the Google Pixel is a safe bet. The Google Pixel 3a was launched in 2019, so it’s only four years old. Many of us have phones in our pockets right now that are older. It still has the important aspects of a modern smartphone. It can get 4G and LTE. It has a pretty nice camera with a special night vision mode for low-light photography and HDR+. It has a 5.6-inch screen with a super high contrast ratio. For the price, it’s a great smartphone.
Google Pixel 6a — $299, was $349
The relatively affordable Google Pixel 6a gets even cheaper, and it’s an absolute steal at this price. The mid-tier smartphone offers flagship-grade performance with the Google Tensor chipset that’s also found in the Google Pixel 6 (see below) and 6GB of RAM, inside a compact and lightweight design. The device features a 6.1-inch OLED screen with Full HD+ resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate, and an additional layer of security with the Titan M2 chip that makes it more resilient to all kinds of attacks. For photography enthusiasts and selfie lovers, the Google Pixel 6a is equipped with a 12.2MP camera with optical image stabilization and a 12MP ultrawide camera at the back, and an 8MP camera at the front.
If you already have a Pixel smartphone or the Pixel Buds, getting the Google Pixel Watch is a no-brainer. It pairs perfectly with other Google devices. You can do cool stuff like add Google Wallet to your watch and just tap your wrist to card readers to pay. This model has the same health tracking software as a Fitbit, so you know you’ll get top-notch data on your heart rate, activity, calories burned and more. It uses Coring Gorilla scratch-proof glass, so you don’t need to extra careful with it. It will even survive up to 5ATM, or around 160 feet under water. Most of us won’t need that, but it helps to not have to take your watch off when you wash your hands.
Google Pixel 6 — $390, was $599
The Google Pixel 6 is a lighter version of the Google Pixel 6 Pro that sheds a few of the most premium qualities of the Pro but, by and large, keeps a fantastic camera. Our Google Pixel 6 review emphasized how important it is to not overlook this phone in comparison to the ‘Pro’ version. The hardware is still fantastic, with the screen pumping out a 90Hz refresh rate at 1080p. In form factor, it has a nice grip and fits comfortably in the hand. It’s no doubt, though, that where most people will find the most value in the Pixel 6 is its camera. It has the same main 50 MP camera and 12MP wide-angle camera as the Pixel 6 Pro, but uses 7x digital zoom instead of physical.
Google Pixel 7a — $444, was $499
The Google Pixel 7a is the lighter version of the Google Pixel 7 (scroll down) but does a good job in its own right in many areas. For example, though it has smaller sensors, the Google Pixel 7a actually has a technically better camera (64MP main and 13MP ultrawide) than the Google Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro. You’ll also probably enjoy its compact, easy to hold size. Otherwise in the land of technical specs, it has 8GB of RAM and a 6.1-inch 1080p screen, pulling a 90Hz adaptive refresh rate. Note that, as our Google Pixel 7a review reminds us, this 90Hz adaptive is turned off by default. When in use, though, it makes the Pixel 7a quite responsive and fast, but will pull quite a lot of battery power. To paraphrase our reviewer’s sentiments, at the time of release, the 7a can make the Pixel 7 seem more tempting due to being just a small bit more money. That still stands today, with what deals are going on. But, if you’re looking for a high megapixel cam with a low cost, the Google Pixel 7a can still be for you.
Google Pixel 7 — $449, was $599
The Google Pixel 7 is the latest iteration of Google’s Pixel smartphones, and it doesn’t hold back on providing powerful performance and helpful features. It’s equipped with the Google Tensor G2 chipset and 8GB of RAM for a boost in speed and efficiency, the Titan M2 security chip that will help keep your personal information safe, and a 6.3-inch AMOLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate and a 2400 x 1080 resolution. The smartphone’s Adaptive Battery can make it last more than 24 hours without requiring a recharge, and if you turn on the Extreme Battery Saver mode, it can run for up to 72 hours. There are two cameras on the back of the Google Pixel 7 — a 50MP main camera with optical image stabilization and laser autofocus, and a 12MP wide-angle camera — and at the front, there’s a 10.8MP selfie camera.
Google Pixel 7 Pro — $799, was $999
The Google Pixel 7 Pro is the newest and most powerful phone in the Pixel line. When comparing the Google Pixel 7 Pro vs the Google Pixel 6 Pro, the 7’s standout features are the screen and the cameras. The screen is a solid 6.7-inches of OLED magic. That means you get unparalleled contrast and color. It also has a 120Hz refresh rate. That helps a lot with demanding tasks like cloud gaming. Even if you’re not into that, a high refresh rate helps the touch screen feel very responsive to your finger. The cameras include a telephoto lens that can do a 30x Super Res Zoom. It also has the Macro Focus, which can capture incredible detail up close, like the texture on leaves or spots on a ladybug.
The best Google Pixel 7a screen protectors: 6 best ones right now
While smartphones have become increasingly more durable over time, their screens are still one of the most vulnerable parts needing protection. A good case can help protect devices from shattering, but if you want maximum security, it's best to invest in a screen protector — especially if you're picking up a brand new phone like the Google Pixel 7a.
Here are the best screen protectors for the Pixel 7a that will let you use the phone safely without fear of cracking, chipping, or full-on shattering of its screen.
Best Buy is having a 24-hour flash sale – the 5 best deals
Best Buy is ending 2022 with a bang with a 24-hour flash sale covering all kinds of electronic devices, including smartphones, laptops, and TVs. The sheer number of the retailer's offers may overwhelm you, so to help you narrow down your choices, we've gathered the five best deals that you can shop right now. You shouldn't wait until the last minute to take advantage of any of these bargains though, because there's a chance that stocks will run out. If you see a deal that you like, it's highly recommended that you quickly finalize the purchase.
Microsoft Xbox Series S (512GB) -- $240, was $300
Between Xbox Series X and S deals, gamers will be fine going for the cheaper Microsoft Xbox Series S if they prefer digital downloads for their games instead of physical copies. You'll enjoy lightning-fast load times and gameplay of up to 120 frames per second, with the option to use the console as a streaming device for content on all the popular services like Netflix and Disney+. With the Xbox Series S, you'll be able to play the best Xbox Series X games as well as titles from the previous Xbox generations due to its backwards compatibility feature, so you'll never run out of games to play on the console.
Best Cyber Monday Phone Deals: Pixel 7, Galaxy S22 and more
Cyber Monday deals aren't over, even though we're technically past the calendar date. Some Cyber Monday deals are still hanging around, and a few new ones are popping up. Cyber Monday phone deals are a great time time to upgrade your smartphone to the newest model, swap from one manufacturer to another, or just go for the phone that's always been out of your price range. We have deals from Google, Apple, Samsung, and more.
Best Cyber Monday Phone Deals
Google Pixel 6a (128GB) -- $299, was $449
Its successors are already in the market, but the Google Pixel 6a remains in our list of the best Android phones as the best affordable camera Android phone. It packs a reliable camera setup that includes a 12.2MP camera with an f/1.7 aperture, optical image stabilization, and phase detection autofocus; a 12MP ultrawide camera with a 114-degree field of view; and an 8MP selfie camera. The Google Pixel 6a is also relatively small with a 6.1-inch OLED screen, but it features HD+ resolution, a 60Hz refresh rate, and protection by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.