Lets hear it for the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL, the best camera phones out right now. They have received massive admiration since their releases back in early November, largely thanks to the incredible photos they can take. And, much like the devices we are now seeing from companies like Huawei and Xiamoi, they are great alternatives to the dual giants of Samsung and Apple.
Having only hit the shelves in November, to say we've been pleasantly surprised by Pixel 3 deals on contract would be a massive understatement. It's now commonplace to see tariffs with cheap monthly bills and getting big data deals for less than £900 over the two year term is easy. The Pixel 3 remains one of the more affordable flagships out there - just take a look at our price comparison below to see what we mean.
For example, you'll see deals as cheap as £18 a month floating around now, albeit with a pretty large upfront cost. 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.
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Price Comparison Chart
£25 Currys PC World Gift Card | Carphone Warehouse | On Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL
Want to get a little added incentive with this super camera phone? Right now, Carphone Warehouse is offering a £25 Currys PC World Gift Card with any Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL deal from Carphone Warehouse. Check the comparison chart above to find the best deal for you.
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Best Pixel 3 deals
Pixel 3 deals: today's best contracts in the UK
Google Pixel 3 | O2 | £210 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 1GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £18pm
This deal used to be about as good as they come. The upfront fees were over £50 less if you can believe it, but unfortunately they've received a bit of a hit on the price. The good news, this is still one of the cheapest Pixel 3 deals available thanks to that £18 per month cost, keeping the two year price at a magnificent sub-£650. Total two year cost is £642
Google Pixel 3 | EE | £180 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £22pm
We really love this tariff from Mobiles.co.uk. it pretty much ticks every single box. Firstly, it's on the UK's fastest 4G network, EE. Great start! The monthly costs are excellent and 4GB data is a healthy place to be alongside unlimited calls and texts. The only pain is the steep upfront cost, but even that's soothed by our exclusive 10OFF voucher code. Total cost over 24 months is £708
Google Pixel 3 | EE | £100 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 9GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £28pm
Dammit. This used to be our Editor's Pick deal, but now Mobiles.co.uk has gone and raised the price by over £100. At any other time, we'd be ranting about just how good this offer is, but in context of how Pixel 3 prices have now got, it almost feels disappointing. Almost. Total cost over 24 months is £772
Google Pixel 3 | O2 | 99p upfront | 15GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £34pm
Need to bump up the data a bit? Then there's this tasty little morsel from O2, which takes you up to 15GB each month to go hand-in-hand with the network's famous Priority rewards. The other perk here is that you barely have to pay anything upfront, just 99 pennies - a pleasant change to some of the deals above. Total cost over 24 months is £816.99
Google Pixel 3 | Three | £49 upfront | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £45pm
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 £1,129
Pixel 3 XL deals
Pixel 3 XL deals: best prices on the bigger handset
Google Pixel 3 XL | O2 | £80 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 15GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £34pm
You don't have to muck around with tiny data allowances to get the best prices on the massive Pixel 3 XL. Even though this has 15GB thrown in every month, it's still one of the very cheapest ways you can get the XL on contract. £34 a month and £80 upfront when our code is applied is a great price for one of the best phones out there right now, sliding in just under the £900-mark for two years. Total cost over 24 months is £896
Google Pixel 3 XL | EE | FREE upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £43pm
If you were hoping for the Google Pixel 3 XL on EE, this is the best deal you'll get. No upfront costs (hooray!) and just £43 a month puts this firmly in the price brackets of a good deal when it comes to the Pixel 3 XL. And not to mention, 30GB of data is a big plus. It's good, but still can't quite mix it with the O2 for sheer value right now. Total cost over 24 months is £1,032
Google Pixel 3 XL | Vodafone | £28 upfront | 5GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £42pm
We don't really know what's going on with Vodafone deals but they seem to be a little bit all over the place right now. This is its best deal on the Pixel 3 XL right now if you want it on Vodafone, it might seem expensive but that's what you get with a phone like this on a network that's struggling to be competetive right now. Total cost over 24 months is £1,036
Google Pixel 3 XL | Three | £44.99 upfront | Unlimited data, minutes and texts | £52pm
Want unlimited data? Well Three is the way to go and this looks like it is the best Google Pixel 3 XL unlimited data contract floating around right now. It is quite expensive but that is the price you pay to have no caps on your data usage. Total cost over 24 months is £1,292.99
Google Pixel 3 review
If you're looking for a phone with great camera quality, there is no better choice than the Google Pixel 3 right now. Whether it's the high-quality zoom, world leading night photos or the HD portrait photos, the camera performs all around.
To get such a high-tech camera you do have to take a bit off a hit when it comes to battery life and the processor but the photos coming out of this phone look so good it's easy to forget about that.
Read TechRadar's full Google Pixel 3 review
SIM-free Google Pixel 3 deals
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 £650 mark that puts it in the same kind of echelons as the Samsung Galaxy S9. We are starting to see prices drop into the realms of the low £600's but we don't know how long that will last. 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.