One of the few Pixel
-related rumors that did not pan out after Google's big announcement of its latest flagship handsets
was the early demise of last year's Pixel 3 and 3 XL
. These are still very much alive and well, fetching $499 and $599 respectively in their entry-level storage variants when purchased directly from the search giant's official US e-store.
While those prices are already a whopping 300 bucks lower than what the Pixel 3
and 3 XL used to cost back at their launch, you can actually save even more money by shopping for GSM-only "international" models at Amazon subsidiary Woot. Although that particular e-tailer primarily specializes in selling refurbished gadgets at massive discounts compared to their brand-new counterparts, these two killer deals we want to talk about today offer you the chance to snap up unused Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
units at essentially unbeatable prices.
You're looking at spending as little as $439.99 for an unopened and undamaged 5.5-incher
with 128 gigs of storage space or a 64GB Pixel 3 XL
sporting a notched 6.3-inch display, while the latter phone will set you back just $489.99 in a 128GB configuration. Predictably enough, you can only get the two stock Android-running handsets in a not-very-popular "Not Pink" color at these heavily marked-down prices, with Woot throwing in its customary 90-day limited warranty for a little peace of mind.
Don't forget you won't be able to activate these devices on CDMA networks like Verizon or Sprint, but if that's not a problem and you're thinking of using the Pixel 3 or 3 XL on AT&T or T-Mobile anyway, you absolutely cannot beat Woot's current discounts. A 128 gig Pixel 3 XL, for instance, costs as much as $699 at Google, while B&H Photo Video and Best Buy seem to have quietly discontinued that particular version of the jumbo-sized Snapdragon 845 phone.
In addition to a very powerful processor, the Pixel 3 duo
has an excellent camera going for it, as well as stellar software support, a premium water-resistant build, and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner that might be a more secure and reliable biometric recognition solution than both in-display fingerprint readers
and 3D face unlock technology.