The best Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro deals for July 2024

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 excellent Android flagships. Right off the bat, there are some great promotions to check out right now, including both big carrier options and record-low discounts on unlocked devices, 

Google Pixel 8 deals: quick links

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 $580 across both unlocked and Google Fi discounts. If you're looking to skip the usual trade-in, then the good news is that Verizon has the standard Google Pixel 8 for free right now alongside a new line on an unlimited plan.

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: $699$519 with a six-month plan at Mint Mobile

Google Pixel 8: $699 $519 with a six-month plan at Mint Mobile
The Google Pixel 8 is available for just $519 alongside a new six-month plan at the prepaid carrier Mint Mobile right now - a great option if you're looking for a cheap device and plan combo. You'll also get six months of service on the house with this deal, which again really ramps up the value if you're looking to switch from a bigger carrier. Note, however, that we have seen Mint offer up to $300 off with this device before on rare occasion so it's not the absolute best Pixel 8 deal we've ever seen from the carrier.

Google Pixel 8: $15 $10.99 with an unlimited data plan, plus free Pixel Watch 2 at AT&T

Google Pixel 8: $15 $10.99 with an unlimited data plan, plus free Pixel Watch 2 at AT&T
AT&T also has a strong deal on the Google Pixel 8 right now, with the carrier offering the device for well under half price alongside an unlimited data plan. As with similar options on the market currently, no trade-ins are needed to secure this discount, although you will still need the usual unlimited plan. Note, in addition, you can also claim a free Pixel Watch 2 as a bonus gift right now, which is a great pairing with the Pixel 8.

Google Pixel 8: up to $500 off with a trade-in at Google

Google Pixel 8: up to $500 off with a trade-in at Google
If you're looking for an unlocked device, the best option right now is to head on over to the official Google Store. This retailer has its own trade-in program that can be used to get a relatively decent discount on a device. Generally speaking, the savings aren't quite as good as the ones you find at the major carriers here but you'll have the freedom of being able to switch and choose plans. If you're interested in a prepaid plan, you can also sign up to the Google Fi network here to get up to $500 back after a two-year plan duration.

This week's best Google Pixel 8 Pro deals

Google Pixel 8 Pro (unlocked): $999now $749, plus up to $325 off with a trade-in at Best Buy

Google Pixel 8 Pro (unlocked): was $999 now $749, plus up to $325 off with a trade-in at Best Buy
Best Buy is our recommended unlocked Google Pixel 8 Pro deal right now. Not only can you get a great $250 discount upfront, but you can supplement that discount even further by trading in for an additional saving of up to $325. The upfront discount is definitely the headline deal here but the trade-in is a nice supplement if you have a device in good condition ready to go. 

Google Pixel 8 Pro: $999$559 with a six-month plan at Mint Mobile

Google Pixel 8 Pro: $999 $559 with a six-month plan at Mint Mobile
Looking to pair up your Pixel 8 Pro with a cheap cell phone plan? Mint Mobile is a great choice right now thanks to a massive $440 discount on offer for new customers specifically. While you'll have to port your number over to Mint to be eligible for a discount here, the combination of a big discount and cheap cell phone plans make this a great all-in-one budget option. Mint is also throwing in six months of service for free right now. 

Google Pixel 8 Pro: up to $1,000 off with a trade-in and unlimited plan at AT&T

Google Pixel 8 Pro: up to $1,000 off with a trade-in and unlimited plan at AT&T
You'll find a trade-in-focused Google Pixel 8 Pro deal at AT&T this week, with an excellent rebate of up to $1,000 on the cards. This is again enough to cover the entire cost of the device so it's easily one of the better deals available at the carrier right now. As always, you'll need an unlimited data plan to be eligible for this particular deal. 

Google Pixel 8 Pro: up to $500 off with a trade-in at Google

Google Pixel 8 Pro: up to $500 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 $500 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. You'll also find options for the prepaid Google Fi service here, with a special promotion that rebates you up to $500 back after the duration of a two-year plan service. 

Google Pixel 8 deals: FAQ

What's new with the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro?

Key upgrades

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?

Google Pixel 8 Pro review camera angled BLTR

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  • 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.

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Device specifications compared
Google Pixel 8Google Pixel 8 Pro
Dimensions:150.5 x 70.8 x 8.9mm162.6 x 76.5 x 8.8mm
Weight:187g213g
Display:6.2-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2400) 60Hz to 120Hz 'Actua' OLED6.7-inch 1344 x 2992 adaptive 1Hz to 120Hz 'Super Actua' LTPO OLED
Chipset:Google Tensor G3Google 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-wide50MP wide, 48MP ultra-wide, 48MP 5x zoom
Front camera: 10.5MP10.5MP
Battery:4,575mAh5,050mAh
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, RoseObsidian, Porcelain, Bay
Alex Whitelock
Deals Editor

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.