If you haven't already ordered yours since it went on sale last week, you've come to the right place to figure out the best Google Pixel 3 deals to pre-order. The latest of the search giant's flagship smartphones to excite and dazzle is here and we've rounded up the best deals you can pre-order on the regular model and bigger Pixel 3 XL in the early running.
So what's it like then, the new Google Pixel 3? In all honesty, not massively different to the Google Pixel 2. Those large bezels remain on the regular version - although they've now disappeared for the Pixel 3 XL - but the screen has increased to 5.4 inches and the resolution is cranked up to 1080 x 2160. And it seems a lot of effort in the design has gone into improving the already market-leading cameras.
So how much do the new handsets cost? And what do you need to spend to ensure that you're getting the very best Google Pixel 3 deal you can on contract? That's where TechRadar comes in, as we've plunged all the hottest tariffs into our price comparison below. But if you were hoping for a a cheap as chips bargain then you'll need to adjust your expectations we're afraid - the Pixel 3 is quite a lot more expensive than Pixel 2 deals.
But before that, news of an exclusive deal - the likes of which you won't find anywhere else. We've teamed up with Mobile Phones Direct to bring you a fantastic early Google Pixel 3 deal to pre-order today:
- Check out the best mobile phone deals you can buy today
- Compare them to today's best Samsung Galaxy S9 deals
- See if you can save with Google Pixel 2 deals instead
Our EXCLUSIVE Google Pixel 3 pre-order deal
Google Pixel 3 | O2 | FREE upfront | 100GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £45pm
We knew that the Pixel 3 was going to be more affordable than some other recent smartphones, but we hadn't quite expected anything this good. Get an enormous 100GB of data on O2 for a pretty decent £45 and absolutely nothing upfront. Total cost over 24 months is £1,080
Our other favourite Pixel 3 and XL 3 deals to pre-order
Google Pixel 3 | O2 | £320 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 3GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £23pm
We know that with that hefty upfront spend, this is Pixel 3 deal isn't going to have mass appeal. But did you see those £23 per month bills? Astonishing. So if you have a bit of cash to spend upfront, are happy to give O2 a whirl and 3GB of data each month is enough, then don't hold back. Total cost over 24 months is £872
Google Pixel 3 | EE | £83.99 upfront | 45GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £43pm
O2 has pipped everybody to the best early Pixel 3 pre-order prices, but we know that's not going to dissuade a lot of you from just going straight for the best EE deal. It's all about the UK's fastest 4G speeds (and those nice free Apple Music and BT Sport perks) right? Well look no further, because you won't find a better Pixel 3 EE tariff than this at the moment. Total cost over 24 months is £1,115.99
Google Pixel 3 | Three | £99 upfront | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £48pm
Three knows that it's the only major network currently offering unlimited data deals. Which only makes us more impressed by the AYCE deal that it has conjured up on the Pixel 3. It hasn't taken advantage of its USP too much, keeping its monthly bills to under £50 and upfront spend a shade under the hundred pound-mark. Total cost over 24 months is £1,251
Google Pixel 3 XL | O2 | FREE upfront | 50GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £58pm
Did you see our exclusive Pixel 3 deal above and wish that there was something similar on the larger Pixel 3 XL? Well TechRadar just made your dreams come true. It's obviously more to pay each month, but that giant handset won't cost a penny upfront. And the halved data allowance at 50GB a month is still monumental. Total cost over 24 months is £1,392
Who else has Pixel 3 deals to pre-order?
Google was so secretive with its Pixel 3 pricing that retailers and networks are still working out their best tariffs. That means our price comparison is looking a little bit sparse at the moment.
In the meantime, and until it populates with more deals, you can head straight to these providers who already have their Pixel 3 pre-orders available:
- Carphone Warehouse (includes 6 months free YouTube Music Premium)
- Vodafone (includes FREE Google Home Mini)
- Three (register your interest - pre-orders from October 11)
Google Pixel 3 price: how much does it cost SIM-free?
This is where the prospect of the Google Pixel 3 becomes very interesting indeed. The company has been very smart in pricing its flagship phone cheaper than what you'll pay to buy the latest Samsung Galaxy SIM-free or iPhone SIM-free. So a brand new smartphone that's cheaper than its nearest competitors...we see what you're doing there, Google.
At least that was the idea in previous years, but the SIM-free cost has really shot up this year. £110 in total, with the Pixel 3 RRP set at £739. That puts it in the same kind of echelons as the Samsung Galaxy S9. While a lofty £869 for the Pixel 3 XL is competitive when compared to iPhone XS, but around the same as Samsung's awesome Note 9.
If you have the spare £700-odd available to spend, and know that you just want to buy the phone straight away outright, then we strongly suggest that you take a look at our best SIM only deals page as well (unless you're already sorted for a SIM, of course). At the moment, you can pick up a 3GB SIM for less than £10 per month or grab Three's extraordinary 100GB for £20 effort. But on this particular phone, going for a handset and SIMO may not actually save you anything over a contract - especially with that tasty exclusive we've secured at the top of this page.
When will I get my Google Pixel 3?
Well this is an answer in two parts really. If you want to be certain that you'll be among the first people to physically own a Google Pixel 3 or 3 XL, then you can go ahead and pre-order it immediately.
But it won't actually be available to ship or to stock on the shelves of brick-and-mortar shops for a few weeks. Thursday November 1 is the actual release date proper, so you can start your long goodbyes with your current mobile phone now.