Galaxy S23 too pricey? Consider the Google Pixel 7 for just $499 today

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The Galaxy S23 was just announced this past week with a hefty $799 price tag. For some, that's going to be fine, but for others - way too much. If you're in the latter camp, then there's a perfect alternative in the form of the Google Pixel 7, an excellent device that's just been dropped to $499 (was $599) at Amazon.

At $599, the Google Pixel 7 was already way cheaper than the new Galaxy S23 but this particular deal makes it an absolutely stellar buy. Not only are we just $20 off the cheapest price ever (there was a one-day flash sale back in November), but it's not tied to the usual trade-in that you often have to make with cell phone deals.

Compared with the Galaxy S23, the Google Pixel 7 doesn't quite have the same kind of cutting-edge components (particularly on the chip front), but the camera is right up there with the best phones and the design is arguably more eye-catching. The Tensor 2 processor in the Pixel 7 is also plenty powerful for most people and enables some fantastic smart assistant integration and camera wizardry.

Note, if you're on the hunt for something a little more premium, then you could also consider the Google Pixel 7 Pro for $749 (was $899) at Amazon. This particular model is a little bigger than the standard Pixel 7 (6.7-inch screen versus 6.3 inches), has a few key camera upgrades, and an overall much better display (better 120Hz refresh rate). Today's deal puts it at $50 cheaper than the standard Galaxy S23 device but it's worth noting that it's much, much bigger than the Samsung device, which comes in at a more pocket-friendly 6.1-inch size.

Outside the US? Check out more of today's best Google Pixel 7 deals in your region just below.

Google Pixel 7 deals

Google Pixel 7:  $599 now $499 at Amazon

Google Pixel 7: was $599 now $499 at Amazon
A full $100 off upfront makes the Google Pixel 7 a great buy if you're on the hunt for a fully-featured Android flagship but don't want to break the bank. Outwardly, it's still rocking one of the most eye-catching designs in the business while internally the Tensor 2 chip provides plenty of power and computational wizardry. Top it off with an excellent camera and you've got a fantastic device for the $500 asking price.

Google Pixel 7 Pro:  $899 now $749 at Amazon

Google Pixel 7 Pro: was $899 now $749 at Amazon
For those who want something a little more premium, consider the excellent Google Pixel 7 Pro - which is also heavily reduced today. Laying down that extra cash is going to score you a larger 6.7-inch display capable of a 120Hz refresh rate, a more flexible zoom for your camera, and more RAM under the hood. It's a much more flagship-orientated device, but one that's still great value thanks to this $150 price cut.

Want to see what other retailers are offering on these devices? Head on over to our main Google Pixel 7 deals page for the latest from Verizon, AT&T, and more. 

Alex Whitelock
Deals Editor

Alex is deals editor at TechRadar. With over three years of experience on-site and eight years working in e-commerce, Alex has made it his personal mission to share all his favorite tips, bargains, and deals with our readers here at TechRadar. At work, he specializes in computing, phones, and covering huge sales events like Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day. Outside of work, you'll find him indulging his keen love of photography and PC gaming, or down at the local climbing gym hanging off boulders far too difficult for his abilities. His editorial bylines also include contributions to T3 and GamesRadar.