Best Buy has rolled out a surprise deal on the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, saving users $400 on each phone (via Droid Life). The offer wasn’t part of planned Best Buy offers we’d previously spotted, but it’s live now until tomorrow night.
The deal applies to the Verizon-branded devices only, bringing the Pixel 3 (64GB) down to $399 and the Pixel 3 XL (64GB) down to $499 (the phones start at $799 and $899 respectively). The phone’s total price is paid off in installments across a 24-month contract, meaning $16.66 per month for the Pixel 3 and $20.83 per month for the Pixel 3 XL.
Note that Google’s own Black Friday deals on the devices offer mere $150 and $200 respective savings on the phones, bringing them down to $650 and $699. However, you can get up to $400 knocked off Google’s price when you trade in a device.
Some Pixel 3 devices from the Google Store can’t be bootloader unlocked
Android Authority readers, as well as forum posters on XDA Developers, are reporting some troubling news: it appears some Google Pixel 3 devices cannot be bootloader unlocked, even the ones purchased directly from Google.
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This is a standout offer but it means picking up a Verizon-branded phone and you will have to pay $30 for activation and $30 to unlock it. There isn’t much else in the way of caveats, though, and The Verge reckons you can pay off the device in full at any time.
The phones were available in all colors and variants but the 64GB Clearly White Pixel 3 appears to have already sold out.
You might not see an offer as good as this on the third-generation Pixels for a good while so don’t miss out if you’re interested. Find both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL deals at the link below and check out our dedicated Black Friday deals page for the other great offers we’ve found.
November 22, 2018 at 03:15AM