Google Pixel Series: Should You Buy One Now? Check Out the Best Deals

Google’s flagship device for its Android operating system, Pixel phones usually don’t have to compete with each other in the company lineup, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have nice discounts from time to time. With that in mind, nextpit has compiled a deals tracker for Google Pixel smartphones to help you decide if it is the best time to get one of the brand’s devices.

Pixel price drops: Is it the right time to buy a Google Pixel 7 Pro, 7, 7a, 6a, or Fold?

We checked the price drops on these five models via several online price comparison sites. Please note that this is not a change in the recommended or “official” price, but rather the street prices of the Pixel 7 Pro, 7, 7a, 6a, and Fold. nextpit will update this list as more models are released, or the existing phones are replaced.

Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro deals

Google Pixel 8 (left), next to the bigger Google Pixel 8 Pro (right)
Google Pixel 8 (left), next to the bigger Google Pixel 8 Pro (right). / © nextpit

Launched in October 2023, the Pixel 8 family brought rounder edges, a new and faster Tensor G3 processor, and upgrades to the display and cameras. Better yet, the phones are promised an impressive seven years of features and security updates. Unfortunately, suggested prices (MSRP) increased for all storage options, so check carrier deals for better offers.

Google Pixel Fold deals

Google Pixel Fold
With its unique design, the Pixel Fold boasts one of the most intriguing form factors in the foldable smartphone category. / © nextpit

Google’s first entry in the foldable-smartphone arena, the Pixel Fold has a lot to prove, yet still feels like a first-generation effort. With similar specs to the Pixel 7 Pro, the foldable’s highlight is indeed its internal display with a tablet-like 7.6”. Launched at $1800, it is worth checking for carrier deals or waiting for the traditional Pixel’s deep discounts.

Google Pixel 7 Pro deals

Google Pixel 7 Pro durability test with bend and scratch
The Google Pixel 7 Pro has one of the best camera sets on the market. / © nextpit

With little more than a month in the market, the Pixel 7 line was already being offered with nice discounts. Blame it on the fact that Google refreshes its smartphone range a few weeks before Black Friday, together with the release of a new Android version. The Black Friday 2022 price is very competitive, and we don’t expect to see it drop further for a few months at least.

Google Pixel 7 deals

Google Pixel 7 review
The Pixel 7’s 6.3-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display is limited to a 90Hz refresh rate, the 120Hz is exclusive to the Pro model. / © nextpit

Like with the 7 Pro, the Pixel 7 had its historically low price prior to Black Friday, with a $100 discount roughly a month after the phone’s release. As with the Pro model, all signs point to a good time to buy Google’s reference smartphone.

Google Pixel 7a deals

Google Pixel 7a review images
Following the Pixel 7 series design, the Pixel 7a has an original form factor. / © nextpit

The Pixel 7a may have launched at a higher price than its predecessor but the phone brought a bunch of updates in display, camera, and charging. Additionally, it forced the Pixel 6a into a new price range. With a few weeks into its shelf life, there are still no noteworthy deals on the Pixel 7a.

Google Pixel 6a deals

Google Pixel 6a review
The Google Pixel 6a has just the right size! / © nextpit

Google’s entry-level phone offers roughly the same performance as any recent flagship phone, with some reasonable sacrifices to reach a lower price point. The camera may not be the latest generation but offers the same Pixel experience that made Google’s phone line famous, to begin with.

Google Pixel line technical specifications

Picture Google Pixel 8 Pro Product Image Google Pixel 8 Product Image Google Pixel Fold Product Image Google Pixel 7a Product Image Google Pixel 7 Pro Product Image Google Pixel 7 Product Image Google Pixel 6a Product Image
  • 6.7″ LTPO OLED
    2,992 x 1,344 pixels
    1-120 Hz refresh rate
  • 6.2″ OLED
    2,400 x 1,080 pixels
    120 Hz refresh rate
  • Internal: 7.6” OLED
    2298 x 1840 pixels
    120 Hz refresh rate
  • External: 5.8” OLED
    2092 x 1080 pixels
    120 Hz refresh rate
  • 6.1” OLED
    1080 x 2400 pixels
    90 Hz refresh rate
  • 6.7” OLED
    1440 x 3120 pixels
    120 Hz refresh rate
  • 6.3” OLED
    1080 x 2400 pixels
    90 Hz refresh rate
  • 6.1” OLED
    1080 x 2400 pixels
    60 Hz refresh rate
  • 12 GB LPDDR5x
    128 / 256 / 512 / 1024 GB UFS 3.1
  • 8 GB LPDDR5x
    128 / 256 GB UFS 3.1
  • 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM
    256 / 512 GB UFS 3.1 ROM
  • 8/12 GB RAM
    128/256/512 GB storage
  • 8 GB RAM
    128/256 GB storage
  • Main: 50 megapixels
    Ultra-wide: 48 megapixels
    5x telephoto: 48 megapixels
  • Main: 50 megapixels
    Ultra-wide: 12 megapixels
  • Main: 48 megapixels
    Ultra-Wide: 10.8 megapixels
    5x telephoto: 10.8 megapixels
  • Main: 64 megapixels
    Ultra-wide-angle: 13 megapixels
  • Main: 50 megapixels
    Ultra-wide-angle: 12 megapixels
    5x telephoto: 48 megapixels
  • Main: 50 megapixels
    Ultra-wide-angle: 12 megapixels
  • Main: 12 megapixels
    Ultra-wide-angle: 12 megapixels
  • External: 9.5 megapixels
    Internal: 8 megapixels
  • Stereo speakers
    no headphone jack
  • Wired: 30 W
    Wireless: 23 W
    Reverse charging
  • Wired: 27 W
    Wireless: 18 W
    Reverse charging
  • Wired: 21 W
    Wireless: 7.5 W
  • Wired: 18 W
    Wireless: 7.6 W
  • Wired: 23 W
    Wireless: 23 W
    Reverse charging
  • Wired: 20 W
    Wireless: 20 W
    Reverse charging
  • A smartphone camera at its best
  • Merciless update promise
  • Better haptics than the predecessor
  • Sufficient everyday performance
  • Great AI functions
  • 1-120 Hz display
  • Seven years of security and feature updates
  • Excellent Pixel camera
  • Good everyday performance
  • Good enough battery life
  • Bright and fast 120 Hz display
  • Bright internal and external screens
  • Great camera performance
  • Default apps adapt well to the display
  • Compact design
  • Top-notch performance
  • Versatile and trustworthy camera
  • All-day long battery
  • Wireless charging
  • Flawless display
  • Solid performance
  • Excellent and versatile camera
  • Great battery life
  • Excellent value for money
  • Well-calibrated 90Hz Full HD+ OLED display
  • Premium design (Gorilla Glass Victus, aluminum frame, IP68)
  • Efficient dual camera module
  • Android 13 with lots of exclusive features
  • Excellent battery life
  • Competitive price
  • Premium smartphone performance
  • Balanced image post-processing
  • Optimum size
  • Clean software
  • Up to five years of updates
  • IP67 certification
  • G3 is not a flagship processor
  • Price hike
  • No charger included
  • Some promised features are still missing
  • Google’s graveyard of dead promises
  • Not so fast charging
  • More expensive than the Pixel 7
  • Battery life anxiety
  • Performance lags behind the competition
  • Many third-party apps still not “fold-aware”
  • Very visible crease
  • Slow charging time
  • No power adapter in the box
  • Slippery chassis
  • Slow charging speed
  • Power adapter is not included in the box
  • No 120 Hz refresh rate
  • 20W wired charging is too slow
  • Back design is less beautiful than last year
  • No significant performance gain between the Tensor G1 and G2
  • Screen refresh rate of only 60 Hz
  • Only one internal storage option
  • No wireless charging support

Read the Pixel 8 Pro review

Read the Pixel 8 review

Read the Pixel Fold review

Read the Pixel 7a review

Read the Pixel 7 Pro review

Read the Pixel 7 review

Read the Pixel 6a review

How does nextpit track price drops of smartphones?

Starting from the launch price of each smartphone when it was released, we started by listing chronologically the first notable price drop followed by the lowest price ever, then the last notable price drop, and finally the current price.

For our listings, we compared prices between Amazon, the official stores, BestBuy and Google Shopping.

When the price observed on the day of the publication of this article and each update is lower than the “official” or recommended price by the manufacturer, we recommend you buy the smartphone via an affiliate link. If the current price is lower than the last price drop or even the lowest price ever, we will also recommend you buy the smartphone. Note that this data is manually extracted from the price histories of several online price comparison sites.

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What do you think of this new format? Are there any particular smartphones you’d like me to keep an eye on for price drops? Tell me all about it in the comments.

Article updated on October 18th with the Pixel 8 line.

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