Amazon Prime Day deals on Google Pixel 3, 3 XL, and 3a XL revealed but not available yet

Amazon Prime Day deals on Google Pixel 3, 3 XL, and 3a XL revealed but not available yet
While Amazon's Prime Day blowout is still a few days away and the e-commerce giant has yet to follow eBay's suit with a similarly lengthy list of early deals on popular gadgets, brands like Nokia and Google are wasting no time in generating buzz for discounts set to be made available on July 15.

Both the high-end Pixel 3 and 3 XL, as well as the mid-range Pixel 3a XL, will be on sale exclusively for Prime members for a full 48 hours (or while supplies last) early next week. Although we wouldn't exactly call the upcoming deals earth-shattering, they are definitely better than what you can find right now at other major retailers and e-stores, including Google's own official smartphone distribution channel.

The Pixel 3a XL, for instance, is currently up for grabs at its usual price with no deal sweeteners whatsoever from the search giant, while Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to buy it on Monday and Tuesday alongside a complimentary $100 gift card. That's a repeat of the popular handset's introductory promotion from a couple of months ago, but unfortunately, the smaller Pixel 3a will not join the fun this time around.

As for the older but faster and more premium-built Pixel 3 and 3 XL, Amazon is cooking up a $260 Prime-exclusive discount to be offered across the board on 64 and 128GB storage variants. That beats the $200 savings repeatedly available through the Google Store in recent months, although quite a few lucky Android users got $300 promo codes earlier this week that ultimately seem to work just fine. 

All in all, we clearly expect to see better Prime Day deals for many other products, but as far as the Pixel 3 lineup is concerned, it appears this is the best Amazon can do... for now. With the Pixel 4 and 4 XL not that far on the horizon, we wouldn't rule out heftier discounts coming soon after this 48-hour deal marathon.



7. meanestgenius

Posts: 23084; Member since: May 28, 2014

The many issues that Pixel devices face are not exaggerated. No one ever said that other smartphones from other OEM’s don’t have issues. That would be ludicrous to say. But Googles Pixel line literally has more issues than any other Android vendor. It’s purely anecdotal for someone to say their phone has no issues, as if that speaks for the entire line of Pixel smartphones, and it’s hypocritical to harp on other smartphones having issues when the Pixel line has more issues than other Android vendors do. One needs only do a cursory Google search about the plethora of issues the Pixel line has been having since it’s inception, and if you check out the many reviews on YouTube, you’ll see that they soon turn from praises to frustration in later videos over these issues. This is pretty alarming since Google is the owner of Android, and yet, their own handsets have more issues with Android than non-Google branded smartphones. And of of course, even the Pixel 3A/3A XL have been having issues out of the gate. They definitely cannot be considered the best phone ever.

6. Venom

Posts: 4116; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

These devices are no different than any other OEM phone when it comes to "issues" that some people like to exaggerate. And the hypocrisy is noted. It's not anecdotal evidence because many other users have reported that they have not encountered any problems with their pixel device. If you want to talk about issues, take a look at the product pages for some of the Nokia phones and look at the user reviews. A lot of them are very mixed to lukewarm especially for the Pureview. This is pretty alarming because Nokia are supposed to be known for having quality, well built devices and the feedback makes it seem like that's not the case. Of course the Pixel 3A XL continues to be a champ through and through. It is definitely the best phone ever.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 23084; Member since: May 28, 2014

These devices are overpriced at this price. Stock Android and a good camera don’t make up for the constant issues that the Pixel line has continuously faced. The fast updates would be a plus, but they more than not break some other functionality or bring new bugs to the smartphones, and even Googles new Pixel 3A line has been suffering from issue out of the gate, just like its older siblings. It’s anecdotal evidence at best to say that one has zero bugs on one. My Pixel 3A XL suffered from some of the reported issues. The Pixel 3A XL also doesn’t offer the best that the midrange SD processors have available, as they don’t have an SD7xx series chipset, btw. Guess the picture seems a bit pixel-ated with regards to that lol, and it is FAR FROM the best phones ever.

4. Venom

Posts: 4116; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

$500 is a perfect price for these devices. You are getting flagship stock Android devices with guaranteed updates for three years directly from Google. Plus these are using the latest processor instead of a previous year processor as found on devices whose view isn't as pure. Of course there's also the 3A devices that are the BEST phones ever. Zero bugs on my Pixel 3A XL.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 23084; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agree with comments 1 and 2. $500 is a bit much for these devices, especially when you factor in the many issues the Pixel line has been facing. Better to get the Pixel 3A XL, which still has issues, but less than it's bigger siblings, at a more palatable price.

2. OneLove123

Posts: 1329; Member since: Aug 28, 2018


1. LoweBoy

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 21, 2019

Another $100 off, and I might be interested. $500 and $600 for what amounts to last year's phones is still too steep.

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