The best Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL deals in May 2019

Here we go ladies and gentleman, put yours hands together for the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL - the best camera phones out right now. They have received massive admiration since their releases way back in early November last year, largely thanks to the incredible photos they can take. And, much like the devices we are now seeing from companies like OnePlus and Xiamoi, they are great alternatives to the big ruling three - Samsung, Apple and Huawei.

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 £800 over the two year term is an easy feat. 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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Best Pixel 3 deals

Pixel 3 deals: today's best contracts in the UK

Google Pixel 3 | O2 | £65 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 3GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £28pm
A recent price hike has made O2 one of the more expensive networks to go with. With monthly costs of £28 and an upfront of £9.99 this is the best deal on O2 - still a good offer but nothing compared to what Vodafone and iD has on offer right now. Total two year cost is £737

Get the best O2 offer on your Pixel 3 from Mobiles.co.uk

Google Pixel 3 | Vodafone | £34 upfront | 15GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £34pm
Just a few weeks ago, Vodafone Google Pixel 3 deals were unbeatable. Now, prices have plummeted and this is the best offer out there. The plus side is that the upfront cost isn't too big and you're getting a tonne of data. The downside is that to get this you need to pay £34 a month. Total cost over 24 months is £850

Get this brilliant Pixel offer from Mobile Phones Direct

Google Pixel 3 | EE | FREE upfront  | 30GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £33pm
When it comes to EE, there isn't many choices better than this. With 30GB of data and a complete lack of upfront costs this is a deal well worth considering. Combine all of that with EE's superfast 4G network speeds and you've got a top level phone contract on the Google Pixel 3, just watch that high monthly cost. Total cost over 24 months is £792

Get this EE Pixel 3 deal at Affordable mobiles

Google Pixel 3 | Three | £29 upfront | All-you-can-eat data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £49pm
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 £1,250

Get AYCE data, calls and texts from Three

Pixel 3 XL deals

 Pixel 3 XL deals: best prices on the bigger handset

Google Pixel 3 XL | O2 | £30 upfront | 5GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £41pm
After a pretty major price rise on the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL, it seems no network is affordable anymore. But for the best Pixel 3 XL deal on O2 look no further. A decent lump of data, a relatively small upfront cost and monthly costs of £41 makes this the most affordable O2 option right now. Total cost over 24 months is £1,014

Get this cheap Pixel 3 XL deal at Mobiles Phones Direct

Google Pixel 3 XL | EE | FREE upfront | 50GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £43pm
Through a combination of EE's superfast 4G networks, big data caps and brilliant pricing, this is one of the best Google Pixel 3 XL deals around. An upfront cost of around £100 and monthly bills of £31 puts this firmly into the field of affordability when it comes to the Google Pixel 3 XL. Total cost over 24 months is £844

Get this EE Pixel 3 XL offer at Mobile Phones Direct

Google Pixel 3 XL | Vodafone | FREE upfront | 5GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £42pm
After a period of competition beating deals, Vodafone seems to have fallen back off the charts. Now, this is the best you can get on Vodafone for the Google Pixel 3 XL. Nothing upfront and £42 a month gets you a decent 5GB of data each and every month. Total cost over 24 months is £1,008

Get this Pixel 3 XL Vodafone tariff at Mobile Phones Direct

Google Pixel 3 XL | Three | £19.99 upfront |  Unlimited data, minutes and texts | £49pm
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 £1,195.99

Get this AYCE Pixel 3 XL tariff at Buymobiles

Google Pixel 3 review

Google Pixel 3 review in brief

The best camera phone on the market

SPECIFICATIONS

Screen size: 5.5-inches | Resolution: 1080 x 2160 | Rear camera: 12.2MP | Weight: 148g | OS: Android 9.0 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB/128GB | External storage: No | Battery: 2915mAh

Reasons to Buy
Amazing camera quality 
Bright OLED screen
Good size
Reasons to Avoid
Not the strongest battery
4GB ram instead of 6GB

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.