Google Pixel 3 gets big price drop offer to entice Christmas buyers

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Are you thinking about getting a loved one a top camera phone this year for Christmas? Well, this new offer on the Google Pixel 3 (opens in new tab) is just what you’ve been waiting for.

From December 8 until January 14, you’ll be able to get £100 off the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, bringing the cost down to £639 and £739 for each respectively.

That’s not really much to shout about though, given you can already get those prices at Carphone Warehouse (opens in new tab) and John Lewis (opens in new tab)

However, Google is offering £75 Play Store credit if you buy through its own portal, meaning you’re getting the gift of around 10 movies or tonnes of games to go with the new phone.

A Curious move

Google is also holding an event at its Curiosity Rooms, a space sort of sponsored by the Pixel 3 with workshops, talks, podcasts, food, music and other ways to try out the new Google phone - but for a limited time you can also buy the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, get a free wireless charging stand and the chance to SPIN A MAGICAL WHEEL for an extra gift.

However, despite trying to pry it out of the brand, we’ve not been able to find out what these gifts might be - so it could range from a new car* to one of those parachute action figures you chuck in the air and watch it float softly to the ground if you’ve wound the string correctly.

The thing is: you’re not getting the £100 off the phone at this event, so you’ll be paying the full £739 / £839 price point for these handsets, which seems a bit odd when you’ve made the effort of taking a trip down there and more expensive than you'll find on our best Google Pixel 3 deals guide.

However, this pop up event will be available from December 6-9 and then again on December 13-16, so you can get down there today to check this out, should you want to start Christmas early.

*We have no reason to think this is true. It’ll probably be Play Store credit or something.

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.