The Pixel 3 is a CNET Editors’ Choice phone for good reason. It, and the larger Pixel 3 XL, take the best photos on a phone, and that’s with one rear camera, not, two, three or even four. So I’m excited that Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are embracing the Pixel 3 phones on Verizon, Google’s online store and Best Buy. The Pixel 3 handsets will work with your favorite carriers.
Bonus fact: Some sales are already underway, which makes this stretch of November the perfect time to pick up a Pixel 3.
If you’re also weighing options for other phones, also see Black Friday sales for Apple’s iPhones, the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S9 phones and for other excellent handsets, like the OnePlus 6T and top LG models.
Just so you know:
Trade in your current phone and buy one of the Pixel 3s, and Verizon will give you either $100 or $300 off. You get $100 off if you’re upgrading from a different device, and $300 off when you switch carriers and join Verizon, or if you’re adding a new phone line (say you go from one line to two). Either way, you’ll need to hand over your previous phone.
Verizon’s much better Black Friday deal starts Nov. 22. Read more below.
This offer is available now.
A rare deal that doesn’t require you to trade in your old phone, Verizon will drop $400 from the price of the Pixel 3 and 3 XL (and most other premium phones, too). In addition, you can slash $200 from the price of any other $400+ Android phone, again with no trade-in requirement. However, you will need to buy the device on a payment plan. Bill credits are spread out over 24 months.
The $400-off deal runs Nov. 22 (online only) and Nov. 23 (online and in-store). The $200-off deal goes from Nov. 22 through Nov. 25.
Starting Thanksgiving Day, Google will cut $150 off the Pixel 3 (regularly $800) and $200 from the Pixel 3 XL (normally $900). You can use either phone with any carrier, and of course, shipping is free. The offer runs from Nov. 22 through Nov. 25.
Best Buy will knock $200 off the price of either Pixel 3 phone when you activate in-store with Verizon’s service. The sale starts Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22) at 5 p.m. and lasts through Nov. 24.
You’ll buy the phone at full-price, but pick up a $200 gift card when you activate the phone with Verizon. It’s limited to two per customer. Sale is from Nov. 23 through Nov. 25.
This deal is for Cyber Monday only from the Google Store (Nov. 26). When you buy a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, get a Google Home Hub for free (a $149 value), plus a $50 credit for the Google Store.
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