Best Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL price deals you can get right now

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Google is already shipping its new Pixel phones that got announced not long ago, and they are every bit as improved compared to their predecessors as expected. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have great cameras with a new portrait mode, better battery life, thoughtful soft-touch design, and faster performance, not to mention the screen-to-body ratio on the larger XL. They don't come cheap, though, as gone are the days when Google sold plasticky Nexus phones at or near cost as a means to spread out the stock Android message.

These are high-end machines that are ready to take on the best of them, and, now that Google is a vertically integrated smartphone maker with the purchase of HTC's Pixel-making unit, they have a price tag to match all the iPhones and Galaxies that Apple or Samsung have to throw at Google. That is why we've compiled a few deals on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL that make splurging for Google's new flagships a bit more palatable.

Google Home Mini (hurry up!)


All purchases of Google's latest smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, come with a nice gift - a free Google Home Mini smart speaker - but only if you pre-order until (and including on) October 19 - the day when the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will actually launch. If you're pre-ordering a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, Google won't automatically send you a Home Mini. Instead, you will receive a promo code by email - "approximately 4-6 weeks from the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL shipment date." With that promo code, you'll be able to order a Home Mini for $0 from Google Store. All promo codes must be redeemed by February 28, 2018.

Verizon

Being the "official" carrier for the two new Pixels, Verizon is offering a $300 trade-in towards the value of the phones. Bring your oldie but goldie phone in a good conditiong to the counter, and get out with your shiny new Pixel 2 or 2 XL. Not that generous as it sounds to be, since Verizon is not budging to issue a more generous promo for the Pixels than its standard trade-in which would give you $300 for a, say, iPhone 7, but certainly better than nothing, and you save yourself some hassles selling your old phone for more money.



T-Mobile


Now this is getting out of hand, as you can see in the header above - T-Mobile is trying to beat Verizon as an exclusive Pixel provider with a running promo that will result in a 34% to 50% refund on the purchase of a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL. Here is how it works:

Take the 64GB Pixel 2 that you've purchased from Verizon, Google, Best Buy or another other retailer. Port over a number or activate a new line of service. Sign up for T-Mobile One, and pass along the proof of purchase information using T-Mobile's online validation site. The $325 will be sent to you in the form of a prepaid MasterCard. Existing T-Mobile customers can also take advantage of this deal by adding a line with T-Mobile ONE or Simple Choice Unlimited. 

While the $325 happens to be 50% of the cost of a 64GB Pixel 2, you can bring in a 64GB Pixel 2 XL and still get $325 back. That works out to a 38% refund. The $325 refund amounts to a 43% return on the 128GB Pixel 2, and a 34% return on the 128GB Pixel 2 XL.

Sprint


Since Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are among the phones listed in Sprint’s running "bring your own device" promo, you will get a $200 bonus in the form of a Visa prepaid card if you take, say, Verizon's Pixel 2 and switch plans. Your former carrier must have unlocked the phone before you bring it, and the deal requires a new postpaid plan activation and 60 days in good standing before the Visa prepaid card is mailed to you.


Best Buy 


Best Buy is running a decent promo on the new Pixels, too, as it shaves off up to $100 from the price of the handsets when you buy them on monthly installments. Only the 128 GB version of the Pixel 2 XL will net you just $25 discount, the rest of the models can enjoy the Benjamin off. Needless to say, you will also get the Google Home Mini bonus.

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