We've seen some excellent deals on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, with the most popular being $300 off on Google's current flagship smartphones. However, Best Buy is currently running a deal that blows those past promotions out of the water... that is if you don't mind putting up with one major concession.
Right now, the Pixel 3 is available for a low $299 from Best Buy, while the larger Pixel 3 XL can be had for just $399. For those keeping score, the regular, everyday MSRP for both smartphones is $799 and $899 respectively, which means this promotion represents a savings of $500 for each phone.
While this price is no doubt amazing, the one stipulation is that the phones must be activated on the Verizon Wireless network to get the $299 and $399 prices. If you activate on Sprint or AT&T, you'll pay $349 and $449 respectively for the Pixel 3. If you simply want an unlocked Pixel 3 with no strings attached, you'll have to part with $499.
The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL feature last year's flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoCs along with just 4GB of RAM. The Pixel 3 features a relatively small (for a flagship) 5.5-inch FHD+ display, while the Pixel 3 XL has a larger 6.3-inch FHD+ display. Both devices come with a rear-mounted fingerprint reader along with a 12.2MP rear camera that is among the best in the business.
It's no surprise that the discounts are getting more enticing as we inch closer to the launch of the Pixel 4 family, which will be among the first smartphones to come preinstalled with Android 10. The Pixel 4 will reportedly come with a Snapdragon 855 SoC and at least 6GB of RAM. Google has already confirmed that the smartphones will support face unlock along with motion sense technology born out of Project Soli. The Pixel 4 is rumored to launch sometime in October.