If your preferred Android flavor is vanilla, you have more options than ever in terms of new smartphones. While the freshly released Pixel 3a and 3a XL
are noticeably inferior to the slightly older Pixel 3 and 3 XL
as far as processing power and build quality are concerned, the difference between the two families of "pure Google" handsets might not be substantial enough to justify the existing price gap.
Enter a new Google Fi deal meant to refresh the appeal of the fall 2018-released Pixel 3
and Pixel 3 XL
by shaving $200 off their list prices with qualified activation. If the special offer sounds familiar, that's probably because this is not the first time
new and existing Fi customers are eligible for a discount of 200 bucks on the two high-end devices. We've also seen even better deals
offered in the not so distant past, but no one can say for sure when or whether they will ever return.
For the time being, you'll need to settle for this fairly straightforward markdown or go with one of Best Buy's latest promotions
for Verizon or Sprint subscribers. There are (almost) no strings attached to the renewed Google Fi discount, which is automatically applied to your cart during checkout, only requiring you activate your reasonably priced phone within 30 days of receiving a shipment confirmation email.
Typically available starting at $799 and $899 respectively, the Pixel 3
and 3 XL can be purchased for as little as $599 and $699 right now, fetching $100 more with twice the entry-level 64 gigs of internal storage space. You can also always opt for a no-interest installment plan if you don't have a lot of money to spare upfront.
In that case, the no-notch 5.5-incher will set you back $24.96, while the notched 6.3-inch model currently costs $29.13 a month for two years. Not too shabby for a pair of Snapdragon 845 powerhouses with state-of-the-art cameras, a squeaky clean user interface, and three years of guaranteed Android updates.