The best Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL deals for Christmas 2018

The Google Pixel 3 and 3XL have received massive admiration since their releases back in early November and much like Huawei's new devices they are great alternatives to the well known brand names like Samsung and Apple and not to mention a lot cheaper than some of Apple's new devices (the iPhone XS Max comes to mind.)

The Pixel 3 is rather more expensive than its predecessor was on release but don't let that put you off as we here at TechRadar have plunged through all the hottest tariffs and collected them in our price comparison below. Forget paying over the odds to some charming salesman in a high street store - you won't find better Pixel 3 deals than on this very page.

So what's it like then, the Google Pixel 3? Well take a look at our review and you'll see that we like it - A LOT. In all honesty, it isn't massively different to its predecessor. 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. We can't think of a smartphone with a better main snapper.

Free Google Home Hub with Google Pixel 3 

Google Pixel 3 with a Google Home Hub from £29 a month
Not only are you getting a Google Pixel 3 here but you also get a Google Home Hub (worth £139) making it an absolute bargain. You can pay more to increase the data of this contract, with options ranging from 1GB of data up.
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Pixel 3: today's best contracts in the UK

Google Pixel 3 | O2 | £240 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 3GB data | 1000 minutes | Unlimited texts | £23pm
Yes that's right, the brilliant Black Friday deal returns. A Google Pixel 3 for under £25 p/m and not to mention you still get 3GB of data and a phone full of high specs and new features - oh, and one of the best cameras we've ever seen in a phone. Given that this phone costs £699 on its own, you're effectively only paying £4.29 per month for the O2 contract. Total two year cost is £792

Get this O2 super cheap Pixel 3 deal at Mobiles.co.uk 

Google Pixel 3 | Vodafone | £110 upfront | 26GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £50pm
Vodafone just isn't that competitive on the Google Pixel 3 but if your heart is set on them then this is the deal for you. £50 a month is quite a lot but you are getting a big ol' 26GB of data every month which really does help to balance out this deal. Total cost over 24 months is £1310

Get this cheap Pixel 3 deal at Mobile Phones Direct

Google Pixel 3 | O2 | £40 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 30GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £38pm
This really is a great deal on the Google Pixel 3 and our favourite right now. The tariff gets you the handset with 30GB of data for £38 a month and £40 upfront when you apply our exclusive 10off voucher code. That is a great deal and not to mention you're getting the FREE Google charging stand so it only gets better.  Total cost over 24 months is £952

 Get this big data Pixel 3 deal at Mobiles.co.uk

Google Pixel 3 | EE | £80.99 upfront  | 45GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £43pm
We know that many of you are going to make a beeline for the very best EE Google Pixel 3 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 - a brilliant balance between upfront spend and monthly bills. Total cost over 24 months is £1,112.99

Get this EE Pixel 3 deal at Mobile Phones Direct

Google Pixel 3 | Three | £99 upfront | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £69pm
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. You do have to pay quite a bit a month but at least the upfront is still low! Total cost over 24 months is £1,251

Get this AYCE Pixel 3 deal direct from Three

 Pixel 3 XL: today's best contracts in the UK 

Google Pixel 3 XL | EE | £19.99 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 50GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £53pm
While Pixel 3 prices have kind of held their line since release, the price of Pixel 3 XL deals have actually fallen. This is all new and we love it. £53 a month for a phone of this size and quality is exceptional enough and not to mention you get to be on EE - the fastest UK network. Total cost over 24 months is £1,291.99

Get this Pixel 3 XL deal at Mobiles.co.uk

Google Pixel 3 XL | O2 | £115 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 50GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £49pm
If you're not feeling that EE deal and would rather be on a different network then how about this O2 deal? You're still getting the 50GB of data but you're paying a lot less a month. There is more upfront costs though so decide which option works for you.  Total cost over 24 months is £1,291

Get this Pixel 3 XL deal at Mobiles.co.uk

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 or iPhone. 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 Google Pixel 3 SIM-free price has really shot up this year. But right now you can get the device for around the £699 mark 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). But on this particular phone, going for a handset and SIMO may not actually save you anything over a contract.