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Here’s how and where to buy the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Building on last year’s bar-setting Google Pixel[1] and Pixel XL[2], Google unveiled its newest Pixel devices at an October 4 event in San Francisco. The 5-inch Pixel 2[3] and 6-inch Pixel 2 XL come packed with Android 8.0 Oreo[4], 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.

Google Store

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are available direct from Google[5]. 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[6] program, check out our guide.

Best Buy

The Pixel 2 is available from Best Buy’s site[7] 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.

As for the Pixel 2 XL, Best Buy is offering £25 off the price of the phone on a per-month basis. The total comes to £22.91 per month and £34.36 per month for 24 months for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, respectively. 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

Verizon store listings went live[8] on October 19. Here’s is the pricing for the Pixel 2[9] and Pixel 2 XL[10] at Verizon:

  • 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

T-Mobile is running its own special offer[11] 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[12] or Simple Choice Unlimited.

Update: Added news that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are now on sale.

References

  1. ^ Google Pixel (www.digitaltrends.com)
  2. ^ Pixel XL (www.digitaltrends.com)
  3. ^ Pixel 2 (www.digitaltrends.com)
  4. ^ Android 8.0 Oreo (www.digitaltrends.com)
  5. ^ direct from Google (store.google.com)
  6. ^ Google Store’s trade-in (www.digitaltrends.com)
  7. ^ Best Buy’s site (www.bestbuy.com)
  8. ^ live (www.verizonwireless.com)
  9. ^ Pixel 2 (www.verizonwireless.com)
  10. ^ Pixel 2 XL (www.verizonwireless.com)
  11. ^ own special offer (newsroom.t-mobile.com)
  12. ^ T-Mobile ONE (www.digitaltrends.com)

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