Verizon mistakenly shows a 256GB variant for both the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL

Verizon mistakenly shows a 256GB variant for both the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL
The first smartphone designed by Google is a hit, as you probably already know. The Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL are both available with 32GB or 128GB of internal storage, although if you go to Verizon's website you might get the impression that a 256GB variant is being offered. To see exactly what we are talking about, head to Big Red's Pixel or Pixel XL page and click on the "Learn More" link in the promo box on the bottom of the page. You will then be transported to a chart that shows the various deals offered for all available Pixel models with the trade-in of certain phones.

In the chart, you will see that there is a listing for a 256GB Pixel and a 256GB Pixel XL, along with prices for both. But before you work yourself into a lather, running over to your local Verizon store with the idea of trading in your Motorola DROID Turbo 2, take a breath. Confirmed by Verizon reps, there is no 256GB version of the Pixel or the Pixel XL here now, or on the way.

What happened here is that some one at Verizon simply copied the same trade-in chart that was posted for the Apple iPhone 7 or Apple iPhone 7 Plus since both of those models offer a 256GB variant. You can still take advantage of this deal to pick up a 32GB or 128GB Pixel or Pixel XL. Keep in mind that if you order the 128GB Google Pixel XL, the phone won't ship until March 3rd.

source: Verizon via DroidLife

Related phones

  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2770 mAh(26h talk time)
Pixel XL
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(32h talk time)



1. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Charge a grand and strip me of my pants.

2. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

Well they can't seem to supply 32 GB or 128 GB especially the XL version so let's make a 256 GB and 512 GB. Nice going Google.

6. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1324; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Don't worry it's only a 1-2 year shipping time for the 256GB Verizon model.

3. Feanor

Posts: 1365; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

The moment when you realise that the Google Pixel is considered a smashing success whereas the Sony Xperia XZ, which has sold roughly three times more (according to this Apteligent report about second half of 2016 flagships) is considered a failure.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

The world of electronics is a complicated place.

5. Mrmark

Posts: 396; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

I don't think that's an accident

7. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

What sucks is that those that ordered the 128gb but wanted might be out of luck. I'm thinking that with googles generous unlimited upload of photos, music and videos it's still ok. I'm waiting on apples stingy butt to get on that too.

8. nique0201

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

With the unlimited Google photos storage 128 GB is already waaay more than enough space.

9. hado86

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

meanwhile every one else bought s7s or 6p for Christmas and any chance the pixel had of success is shot with phones featuring newer chipsets.

10. Subie

Posts: 2361; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

LOL - classic Bait and Switch ;)

11. chrisdistaz

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Same here. I ordered mine the day after black friday because the Pixel XL 128GB phone was only $15 a month on special because of black friday pricing. Coudn't resist. But I got the same email. Was massively disappointed. By the time I get the thing the next version will be out!

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