If you're in the market for one of the best smartphones that we tested during 2018, now might be the time to strike while the iron is hot. The Google Store is currently discounting both the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL by $150 each with no strings attached.
That means that you can pick up the Pixel 3 for $649 instead of its regular MSRP of $799, while the Pixel 3 XL will set you back just $749 (versus an MSRP of $899). We should mention that these are the prices that you will pay upfront for a carrier unlocked device, so you won't have to deal with annoying carrier locks or messy and time-consuming monthly bill credits.
But if you don't mind going through the above-mentioned hoops, you can also get the same pricing with a Verizon-locked phone by paying the full upfront cost or over monthly installments ($27.04/month for the Pixel 3, $31.21/month for the Pixel 3 XL for 24 months). There's also the option to hop on Google Fi if you want to go that route for your carrier.
To sweeten the deal even further, Google offering up to $400 as a refund credit if you trade in your current smartphone. You can qualify for this credit with either the unlocked, Verizon, or Google Fi options.
As you might expect, both of the phones are available in Just Black, Clearly White or Not Pink. The standard storage configuration is 64GB, but you can opt for 128GB for an additional $100.
Both the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL are powered Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM. The Pixel 3 comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display, while the Pixel 3 XL ups the stakes with a 6.3-inch QHD+ (2960x1440) display. You'll have to put up with a display notch on the latter phone, bit it's likely worth if for most users given its larger screen area and sharper resolution.
Google's promotion is active right now, but there is no indication on how long it will last. You can purchase either phone from the following link.