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 deals right now, however, are the massive discounts that Amazon is offering on unlocked devices - up to $200 off the Pixel 8 Pro and $150 off the standard Pixel 8. Both these are record-low discounts that originally cropped up over Black Friday so don't hesitate to snap them up before it's too late.
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 tablet and smartwatch at Verizon
Black Friday special: Verizon's Black Friday Google Pixel 8 deals are still up for grabs this week with a trade-in rebate of up to $800 and the option to bundle in a free Pixel Watch 2 and Galaxy Tab S9 FE. If that doesn't float your boat, then you can alternatively take advantage of a buy-one-get-one-free promotion, which is another Black Friday holdout. Note, that you will need a new line on an unlimited data plan to be eligible for these deals and accessory cellular lines are also paid separately.
Google Pixel 8: was
$699 now $549 at Amazon
Lowest ever price: Going unlocked? Don't wait to pick up the Google Pixel 8 at Amazon. Right now, the device has a huge $150 price cut at the retailer, bringing it down to its lowest-ever unlocked price. This Black Friday hold-out is easily one of the best unlocked cell phone deals of the entire year and an absolute steal for Google Pixel fans.
Google Pixel 8:
$15 $10 with an unlimited data plan at AT&T
Record low price: AT&T isn't offering its usual trade-in rebates for its deals on the standard Pixel 8, instead offering a hefty discount when you pick up a device alongside a new unlimited data plan. If you're not going to trade-in this one is a superb choice - and this week's deal is a whole $5 per month cheaper than the previous promotion from the carrier.
Google Pixel 8: $200 off with a plan at Mint Mobile
Black Friday special: Thinking about going prepaid? Mint Mobile is a great choice thanks to its superbly reasonably priced cell phone plans. The carrier also still has its excellent Black Friday Google Pixel 8 deal up for grabs this week with a huge $200 off the device upfront. Note that you will need to be a new customer (porting a number over) to be eligible for this saving, however.
Google Pixel 8: $240 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.
This week's best Google Pixel 8 Pro deals
Google Pixel 8 Pro: up to $1,000 off with a trade-in, plus free smartwatch and tablet at Verizon
Black Friday special: The Google Pixel 8 Pro is also covered with some superb Black Friday holdover deals at Verizon this week, with a huge trade-in rebate of up to $1,000 off. Plus, as with the standard Pixel 8, you can also bundle in that free Pixel Watch 2 and Galaxy Tab S9 FE to get some serious freebies. You will need a new line on an unlimited data plan to be eligible for the best possible trade-in here, however, and you also need to pay for accessory cellular lines separately.
Google Pixel 8 Pro: was
$999 now $799 at Amazon
Lowest price: Google's best Pixel is still getting a great discount; it dropped by $210 to its lowest price ever for Black Friday and though it's now risen by $10 that's still a big saving. This is a fantastic Pixel phone, with great cameras and cool new AI features that you'll only find on Pixel. The best part is that Google promised to support this phone for seven years, longer than any other phone, so this great deal will pay off long term.
Google Pixel 8 Pro: $15 with an unlimited data plan at AT&T
No trade-in needed: AT&T has thrown away the trade-in rebates for its Google Pixel 8 Pro deals this week in favor of a simple monthly discount. While a new unlimited data plan is still needed it's now possible to get this device for just $15 per month on a new line over 36 months, which isn't bad considering how powerful this flagship device is.
Google Pixel 8 Pro: $200 off with a plan at Mint Mobile
Mint Mobile's also offering that fantastic Black Friday special on the Pixel 8 Pro, with a massive $200 off this stunning device upfront. You'll need to be a new customer to be eligible for this deal - and buy a 6-month plan - but you'll get an additional 6 months on the house in addition to your cheap phone here.
Google Pixel 8 Pro: $240 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 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.