The best Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL deals available for pre-order in October 2017

Google's quest to build a smartphone as popular as the latest iPhone and Samsung Galaxy took a massive step forward when the original Google Pixel launched last year. Its successor - the aptly named Google Pixel 2 - will be with us on October 19.

But the high pricing of last year's model meant that sales weren't a shade on the flagships it was meant to compete with. The Pixel 2 will start a tad more expensive, but substantially more affordable than the likes of the Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone X. This is a phone for Android lovers who want the purist interface on the market - even if it does only look like an incremental update from the original Pixel.

Read on to see exactly how much you'll have to pay when the Pixel 2 hits the shelves later this month and use our comparison chart to pick the perfect deal for you on the Pixel 2, as well as prices for the Pixel 2 XL that will be available from November 15.

Need some more convincing? Our exclusive 10OFF voucher code with Mobiles.co.uk knocks a tenner off the upfront cost of any deal. While Carphone Warehouse is throwing in a Google Home Mini worth £49 with every order.

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The best Google Pixel 2 deals you can pre-order today:

Although there's still a while to go before you can get your hands on the new Pixel 2, you can at least make sure you're at the front of the queue by bagging one of these three pukka pre-order deals on O2, Vodafone or EE.

Google Pixel 2 | £165 upfront (with £10 off code) | 3GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £27pm
Well well well, this is a turn up for the books. We thought that the cost of the new Pixel 2 was going to be playing in the same ballpark as iPhone 8 deals. But this deal shows that the price is actually a lot healthier than that. £27 monthlies for a new flagship is fantastic, and you don't even get lumbered with a tiny data allowance. Total cost over 24 months is £813

View this deal: from Mobiles.co.uk

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Google Pixel 2 | £90 upfront (with £10 off code) | 8GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £37.99pm
We've picked out this 10GB data deal as our favourite on the UK's fastest 4G network. There's a reasonable balance between upfront cost and monthly bills, while our exclusive 10OFF voucher code saves you a tenner when you purchase. Well worth a look for those needing surfing away from the Wi-Fi. Total cost over 24 months is £1001.76

View this deal: from Mobiles.co.uk

Google Pixel 2 | £165 upfront (with £10 off code) | 16GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £36pm
Need a little more data? Vodafone's 16GB tariffs are already looking very tempting indeed on the Pixel 2. In fact, the price just dropped again with this belting tariff from Mobiles.co.uk Use our 10OFF discount and the overall two-year price isn't much more expensive than most lower data plans. Total cost over 24 months is £1029

View this deal: from Mobiles.co.uk

The best Google Pixel 2 XL deals you can pre-order today:

Want that bigger QHD+ screen? Go for the Pixel 2 XL instead if you plan to use your phone to stream films and TV. But you'd better be prepared to pay for the privilege - the price really shoots up, as there are fewer retailers competing on price. Plus, you have to wait an extra month for stocks to arrive.

Google Pixel 2 XL | £179.99 upfront | 4GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £42pm
Phew! Thank heavens Carphone Warehouse joined the Pixel 2 XL pre-order party. Before the retailer got involved, prices were looking hideously high. But this Vodafone tariff suddenly makes the large-screen handset look much more appealing. The upfront price is high, but the monthlies are decent and you also get a free Google Home Mini. Total cost over 24 months is £1187.99

View this deal: from Carphone Warehouse

Google Pixel 2 XL | £79.99 upfront | 15GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £49pm
We don't see much point splashing out on this expensive phone if you don't have enough data to really get the most out of it. This is an excellent deal on O2 (so you get those tasty Priority rewards) that gives you a very healthy 15GB of data to surf, stream and download with every month. It's from Carphone, so you still get that free Google Home, too. Total cost over 24 months is £1255.99

View this deal: from Carphone Warehouse

Google Pixel 2 XL | £9.99 upfront | 40GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £67.99pm
There's no such thing as unlimited data with EE, but this is as close as you can get on the Pixel 2 XL, and on the UK's fastest 4G network, too. It would take some serious streaming and downloading to top out, which is good. But the price is extraordinarily high, which isn't. Total cost over 24 months is £1641.75

View this deal: direct from EE

Google Pixel 2 deals for SIM-free: how much does the phone cost?

Get out your calculator and dust off the abacus - if you want to bag the very best price on the Pixel 2 then buying the handset outright and combining it with a SIM only deal may save you some £s.

The Pixel 2 costs £629 and the Pixel 2 XL will be £799. Considering that the cheapest SIM out there costs a mere £3.99 per month, that's less than £100 for the two year term and so will potentially give you plenty of change from £750 over two years if you go down that road. That's a pretty decent saving on the first pre-order prices to filter through.

Google Pixel 2 in brief

Amazing Android, but not a massive jump forward

Screen size: 5-inches | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 | Rear camera: 12MP | Weight: 143g | OS: Android 8 Oreo | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB/128GB | External storage: No | Battery: 2700mAh

Clean Android interface
Ace speakers
Water resistant
Lots of bezel

There's no doubt that the Pixel 2 is one of the very finest Android phones out there, but the Pixel's successor is a familiar story of incremental improvements rather than whole-scale change. The delightful screen, great-sounding speakers and slick Android operating system will all appeal to a range of smartphone users, but the headphone jack has gone missing for this iteration.

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