The best Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL deals come from Best Buy

The best Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL deals come from Best Buy
There's a lot to love about Google's hot new Pixel 3a and 3a XL mid-rangers, starting with that flagship-grade single rear camera borrowed straight from the much pricier Pixel 3 and 3 XL. But arguably the best thing about these relatively affordable stock Android-running phones is that they are available from every single major US carrier in addition to retailers like Best Buy and B&H Photo Video.

That opens the Pixel family to a wider than ever audience, but perhaps more importantly, it also creates the ideal conditions for some killer introductory deals. We've already told you about trade-in discounts from T-Mobile and decent Verizon savings with new lines or upgrades, as well as free Google Fi credit. But you can save even more money if you purchase a fully unlocked Google Pixel 3a or Pixel 3a XL from Best Buy or B&H Photo Video.

The latter retailer offers a fairly straightforward $100 e-gift card and a $60-worth Mint Mobile 3-month 8GB prepaid SIM card kit with either device in your choice of three cool paint jobs. Keep in mind that B&H is only accepting pre-orders right now, promising to ship the "pure Google" phones on a first-come-first-served basis... sometime "soon."


Meanwhile, Best Buy has the 3a and 3a XL ready to be delivered right away, including both a $100 e-gift card and up to a $100 discount with upfront carrier activation. If you're willing to activate the unlocked Pixel 3a or 3a XL with Sprint upon purchase, you're looking at spending a measly $299.99 and $379.99 respectively (down from $399.99 and $479.99), e-coupon included. 

Qualified Verizon and AT&T activations get a $50 discount in addition to the same complimentary $100 gift card, bringing prices down to $349.99 and $429.99. Choosing to activate the Pixel 3a or 3a XL later will have you cough up their full retail prices of $399.99 and $479.99, but of course, you'll still get a $100 voucher to use on a future Best Buy shopping session.

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8 Comments

1. Venom

Posts: 3723; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I'm going to Best Buy today with my Amex card in hand. My Nokia 7.1 and Moto phones are going to take a back seat to the Pixel 3A.

2. djcody

Posts: 228; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

You can't pay 399$ cash? Im positive amex card around 19.99% APR or more for some people

3. middlehead

Posts: 458; Member since: May 12, 2014

Rewards card. You buy the item on the card then immediately pay the card off. Never see any interest, just making money off the card processor.

4. Venom

Posts: 3723; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

What makes you think I can't? Some Credit Cards offer purchase protection for electronic devices, Amex included, in addition to cash back and rewards.

6. djcody

Posts: 228; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

what type protection? and for how long?

8. Venom

Posts: 3723; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22273; Member since: May 28, 2014

Thinking about picking up a Pixel 3A XL just to try one out. I can always swap it out for something else if it isn’t up to par for me. Won’t replace my current daily driver, though. Hopefully, Google got all of the kinks out, as the myriad of issues that the Pixel line has had are what has kept me from pulling the trigger and buying one. These deals should help with the sales too, as Pixels are not known to sell very well.

7. Venom

Posts: 3723; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I finally picked up my Pixel 3A xl and it was worth every penny. The Pixel phones have been a great experience for most people who have actually "owned" one instead of people spewing bs and expressing fake interest. It'll be replacing my Nokia 7.1, a phone infinitely better than its flagship brother.

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