You'll find all of this week's best Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro deals rounded up right here on this page, perfect for those readers looking to upgrade to these brand new flagships. Right off the bat there are some great promotions to check out right now, including substantial freebies, big trade-in offers, and great options for both unlocked and carrier devices.
For example, both AT&T and Verizon are offering hefty trade-in rebates of up to $1,000 on the Pixel 8 Pro, while Google itself has a great trade-in offer of up to $650 across both unlocked and Google Fi discounts. Perhaps the headline deal right now, however, is the free Pixel Watch 2 and Pixel Buds Pro that are being offered as early-adopter incentives at a number of leading retailers.
The Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro come in at $699 and $999 at full retail, respectively, which makes the Pro model a little pricier than last year's entry. However, both models have received significant upgrades with a new chipset, upgraded cameras, and a host of new AI-assisted features that push forward Google's industry-leading prowess in the area.
If you're looking for a full run-down of each device, you can check out our full Google Pixel 8 review and Google Pixel 8 Pro review pages, which feature in-depth assessments of nearly every aspect of each device. You'll also find some advice and handy FAQs at the bottom of this page, just underneath this week's best Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro deals. If you want to compare these promotions to those on other leading brands, head on over to our main cell phone deals page.
This week's best Google Pixel 8 deals
Google Pixel 8: up to $800 off with a trade-in, plus free Pixel Watch at Verizon
Verizon opens its Google Pixel 8 deals with a relatively standard trade-in rebate of up to $800. Overall, it's not the highest rebate we've seen from the carrier but it's enough to cover the entire cost of the device - and it's open to both and existing customers. Right now, Verizon is also offering to bundle in a free Pixel Watch 2 on top, which is an outstanding freebie. Note, however, that device lines are paid separately so you'll still have to pay for a cellular line, even if you claim the device.
Google Pixel 8: $15 with an unlimited data plan at AT&T
AT&T hasn't gone with a trade-in deal for its initial Google Pixel 8 promotion, instead opting for a healthy discount when you pick up the device alongside an unlimited data plan. In short, you're trading out the best possible saving here for a deal with a much lower barrier of entry, which could be good if you're currently rocking an ancient or poorly valued device. For reference, at $15 per month, you're paying a total of $540 for the Pixel 8 over 36 months - a total saving of $160 versus buying an unlocked device outright.
Google Pixel 8: $120 off with a plan at Mint Mobile
Thinking about going prepaid? Mint Mobile is a great choice thanks to its superbly reasonably priced cell phone plans. The carrier is also offering a full $120 off the Google Pixel 8 right now as a welcome bonus for new customers who port their number over. You'll also get an additional 50% off a 12-month plan, which is handy since the annual plans average out as the cheapest overall at Mint.
Google Pixel 8: $10 service credit over 24 months at Visible
Another one of our favorite Pixel 8 deals from a prepaid carrier this week is over at Visible Wireless. Alongside superbly cheap unlimited plans, this carrier is also offering an exclusive discount on your plan when you pair it up with a brand new device. You'll get $10 of service credit per month over a two-year period, equalling a total saving of $240 - not bad.
Google Pixel 8: up to $650 off with a trade-in at Google
The Google Store itself offers the biggest trade-in rebate you'll find out there right now for unlocked devices, with a decent maximum rebate of up to $650. Unfortunately, you're slightly too late to snag the free Pixel Buds Pro that were being given away as a preorder bonus but the rebate itself remains the same.
This week's best Google Pixel 8 Pro deals
Google Pixel 8 Pro: up to $1,000 off with a trade-in, plus free Pixel Watch 2 at Verizon
The headline cell phone deal for Android fans at Verizon this week: you can score the excellent new Google Pixel 8 Pro for free with an eligible trade-in on a new unlimited data plan. Adding to the value is the free Pixel Watch 2 that the carrier is offering in addition to the phone itself right now. The Pixel Watch is valued at $349 so this isn't a small freebie - but you do have to pay for cellular lines separately.
Google Pixel 8 Pro: free with an eligible trade-in and unlimited data plan at AT&T
Another superb trade-in focused cell phone deal this week on the brand new Google Pixel 8 Pro. You can get the device for free right now at AT&T with a hefty trade-in rebate of up to $1,000. While an unlimited data plan is still needed, of course, this is a great option for both new and existing customers at the carrier.
Google Pixel 8 Pro: $170 off with a plan at Mint Mobile
Mint Mobile's upping the discount even further on the Pixel 8 Pro, with a massive $170 now available for new customers who pick up the device alongside a new plan. As a side bonus, you'll also get 50% off a 12-month annual plan, which enables you to essentially try out this prepaid carrier for an incredibly low price overall. If you're looking to break away from the usual big carrier contracts, then this deal is a good option.
Google Pixel 8 Pro: $10 service credit over 24 months at Visible
You'll find that same excellent Visible Pixel 8 deal available on the Pro model this week, with the carrier offering $10 service credit over 24 months with every device. While paying upfront is definitely on the pricey side here with the Pixel 8, Visible's super reasonably priced cell phone plans make it a great choice if you're looking for an unlimited plan on a budget.
Google Pixel 8 Pro: up to $650 off with a trade-in at Google
Going for an unlocked device? A good option is to trade-in your old phone at the official Google Store. While it's not the best option overall on the market right now, Google will still give you up to $650 off as part of a trade, which can be useful if you're looking to cut out the usual unlimited contracts at the major carriers.
Google Pixel 8 deals: FAQ
What's new with the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro?
Google Pixel 8:
- Tensor G3 chipset
- Magic Editor photo software
- Wider aperture on main camera
- 120Hz 'Actua' OLED display
- 7 years of Android updates
Google Pixel 8 Pro:
- All of the above
- 6.7-inch adaptive (1-120Hz) display
- 48MP ultrawide lens
- 5x optical zoom
- 12GB of RAM (vs 8GB on the Pixel 8)
Both the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro carry significant upgrades, even if the devices are outwardly rather similar to the previous iteration. Alongside new colorways, both have been refreshed with a slightly more rounded-off design with a matte glass back, as opposed to the gloss on the Pixel 7 and Pixel 6.
Inside is where the vast majority of upgrades are concentrated, however, with the headline featuring being the new Google Tensor G3. As with previous chips, the Tensor G3 excels at super-charging AI-assisted tasks and enables a host of new photo editing features, advanced call screening, and a new AI wallpaper app. For outright performance, neither device will quite match the latest from Samsung or Apple, but the G3 is still more than powerful enough to zip through daily tasks and it now also supports Ray-Tracing, which will be a welcome addition for gamers.
Camera-wise, the Pixel 8 Pro carries the majority of upgrades with a new 48MP ultrawide camera, upgraded autofocus, a 5x optical zoom, and new 'Pro' photo editing tools. The standard Pixel 8 isn't a slouch when it comes to photos, however, as its main camera has been revised with a wider aperture (better for low-light situations), and you'll also have access to the majority of Google's latest AI trickery and features.
Finally, both devices now feature what Google's branding as its 'Actua' displays. In layman's terms, both devices have OLED displays with improved brightness and adaptive refresh rates. Of the two, the screen on the Pixel 8 Pro is more advanced, with higher overall brightness and an adaptive refresh rate of 1 to 120Hz (the Pixel 8 has 60 to 120Hz).
Which device does TechRadar recommend?
- If you can line up a good trade, then go for the Pixel 8 Pro
- If buying a device outright, the standard Pixel 8 is good value
We usually favor the more premium devices here at TechRadar, especially if you can get a good trade-in deal - why not go for the better device, right? Both the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro make compelling choices within their respective price points, however.
For example, if you're buying a device outright, the standard Pixel 8 is very competitively priced at $699. That's $100 cheaper than the equivalent iPhone 15, and you're getting a more recent - albeit not quite as powerful - chipset in the form of the Tensor G3. It's arguably not as premium of a device, but you get a decent screen, processor, and a host of cutting-edge AI tools (particularly for photos) at a good price.
If you're looking to trade in your old device, you may find you can line up a better deal on the Pixel 8 Pro if you can get a rebate that covers the entire cost of the device. You'll potentially have to hand over a relatively decent device to get the full amount ($1,000) but you might be surprised at how generous some of the carriers' offers are if you're getting your device in conjunction with an unlimited plan. If you can get a big trade-in, then it makes sense to go with the more premium device.
|Google Pixel 8||Google Pixel 8 Pro|
|Dimensions:||150.5 x 70.8 x 8.9mm||162.6 x 76.5 x 8.8mm|
|Display:||6.2-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2400) 60Hz to 120Hz 'Actua' OLED||6.7-inch 1344 x 2992 adaptive 1Hz to 120Hz 'Super Actua' LTPO OLED|
|Chipset:||Google Tensor G3||Google Tensor G3|
|RAM:||8GB (LPDDR5X)||12GB (LPDDR5X)|
|Storage:||128GB, 256GB (UFS 3.1)||128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB (UFS 3.1)|
|Rear cameras:||50MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide||50MP wide, 48MP ultra-wide, 48MP 5x zoom|
|Charging:||27W wired, 18W wireless (2nd-gen Pixel Stand), 12W wireless (Qi)||30W wired, 23W wireless (2nd-gen Pixel Stand), 12W wireless (Qi)|
|Colors:||Obsidian, Hazel, Rose||Obsidian, Porcelain, Bay|
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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.