Killer new deal makes Google's Pixel 5 cheaper than the Pixel 4a 5G
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Android purists on tight budgets don't have a lot of places left to buy last year's Pixel 4a 5G mid-ranger from, but if you hurry, the (slightly) higher-end Google Pixel 5 can be yours at an even lower price than $500.
Also released in the fall of 2020, the Snapdragon 765-powered 6-inch handset normally costs $700 in a single 128GB storage configuration with a generous 8GB RAM count on deck as well.
Very rarely discounted in brand-new condition with no strings attached, the 5G-enabled Pixel 5 currently goes for a whopping $270 less than usual over at Best Buy. Of course, the comparison between the phone's reduced $429.99 tag and the aforementioned MSRP is not entirely fair for at least one big reason.
Namely, bargain hunters should know that these substantially marked-down units are refurbished, and while that doesn't completely disqualify the appeal of this deal, there's no way a Pixel 5 refurb would ever be worth $699.99.
Verizon (at least out of the box) and sold in a single black hue.Not even a presumably good-looking and fully functional Geek Squad "certified" refurbished device, which by the way is exclusively compatible with
Guaranteed to receive "vanilla" versions of Android 12, 13, and 14 through October 2023, the Pixel 5 also happens to be one of the best camera phones money can buy right now while packing a hefty 4,080mAh battery with 18W wired charging and 12W wireless charging capabilities.
Made almost entirely from premium water-resistant aluminum, this stock Android 11-running bad boy also sports a reasonably smooth and sharp 90Hz OLED display. Granted, Google's Pixel 6 and 6 Pro might only be a few months on the horizon, but with a similar level of raw power as the overall best 2021 phones, those puppies are likely to start at way more than $700.