Building on last year’s bar-setting Google Pixel and Pixel XL, Google unveiled its newest Pixel devices at an October 4 event in San Francisco. The 5-inch Pixel 2 and 6-inch Pixel 2 XL come packed with Android 8.0 Oreo, huge OLED screens, top-notch cameras, and cutting-edge AI. They’re the best phones Google has ever made.
Both the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL are available from carriers, brick-and-mortar stores, and online retailers in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Germany, and India. Here’s where to get the best deal.
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are available direct from Google.
The Google Pixel 2 — which comes in “Just Black,” “Clearly White,” and “Kinda Blue” color configurations — starts at $650 for 64GB of storage and $750 for 128GB. With Google’s monthly financing program, the cost works out to $27.04 per month for the 64GB model and $31.21 per month for the 128GB model, both for 24 months.
The Google Pixel 2 XL will run you $850 for the 64GB model and $950 for 128GB. Under the 24-month installment plan, the 64GB starts at $35.38 per month, and the 128GB model is $39.54 per month.
If you trade in and old Pixel, you’re eligible for up to $410 back. For more information about the Google Store’s trade-in program, check out our guide.
The Pixel 2 is available from Best Buy’s site and physical stores. The retailer is offering $100 off (factored into the price per month of the device on the Verizon plan) when you activate a Pixel 2 smartphone at its stores, plus up to an additional $300 with an eligible trade-in.
Best Buy is currently offering $500 off — caught by Droid Life — on the Pixel 2 XL, but only if you sign up for Verizon. You’ll receive $200 off thanks to a Best Buy instant discount and the additional $300 will come in the form of $12.50 in bill credit each month — but only when you buy the phone under the carrier’s 24-month device payment plan. This deal brings the 64GB Pixel 2 XL in Just Black or Black and White to $14.57 per month, while the 128GB model will cost you $18.74 per month.
Best Buy’s offers are stackable too, which means they can be combined with any carrier offers announced in the future, and they include a free Google Home Mini.
Buying the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL from wireless carriers
Purchasing your Pixel 2 smartphones through a wireless carrier is a bit of a challenge at the moment, because Google partnered with Verizon Wireless exclusively in the U.S. Still, other carriers are offering ways around it.
Verizon store listings went live on October 19.
- Pixel 2 64GB: $650, $27.08 per month for 24 months with Verizon device payment plan
- Pixel 2 128GB: $750, $31.24 per month for 24 months with Verizon device payment plan
- Pixel 2 XL 64GB: $850, $35.41 per month for 24 months with Verizon device payment plan
- Pixel 2 XL 128GB: $950, $39.58 per month for 24 months with Verizon device payment plan
You can get up to $300 off the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL (and a free Google Home Mini) when you purchase it on the Verizon device payment plan and trade in one of these eligible devices:
- iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 6, 6 Plus, or SE
- Google Pixel or Pixel XL
- Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge Plus, S5
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Note 4, Note Edge
- Motorola Z2 Force, Z2 Play, Z Force, Z Droid, Z Play
- LG G6, G5, G4
- LG V20 or V10
- HTC 10 or One M9
T-Mobile is running its own special offer if you bring a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL to the carrier. For a limited time, new customers can bring one of the devices in — even they bought it from Verizon — and receive a prepaid $325 MasterCard if they sign up for a voice line. Existing customers are also eligible if they add a line of T-Mobile ONE or Simple Choice Unlimited.
Updated on May 2: Best Buy offering discount on Pixel 2 XL with two year Verizon contract.