Best Buy's Presidents Day sale drops the Google Pixel 8 into Black Friday territory

Hands-on with the Google Pixel 8
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Presidents' Day is almost upon us, and Best Buy is marking the occasion by offering some of the best Google Pixel 8 deals we've seen since the Black Friday sales last fall. Head to the retailer's site now and you'll score a sweet $150 off the top-rated flagship, plus up to $325 off when you trade in an old or broken device. That's a return to the Google Pixel 8's lowest price ever, and all you need to do is add the device to your cart to receive the savings. 

Google Pixel 8 128GB:$699$549 at Best Buy

Google Pixel 8 128GB: <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fgoogle-pixel-8-128gb-unlocked-obsidian%2F6559236.p&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"">$699 $549 at Best Buy

Pick up an unlocked Google Pixel 8 from Best Buy and you'll save a straight $150 on your purchase. To make the deal even sweeter, you'll also be eligible to receive up to $325 off when you trade in, plus a free month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, courtesy of Best Buy. True, there are some better <a href="https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/google-pixel-8-and-pixel-8-pro-deals-of-the-month" data-link-merchant="androidcentral.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"">Google Pixel 8 deals out there if you can meet the eligibility requirements, but if you're just looking for a good old-fashioned no-strings discount, this offer from Best Buy is tough to beat. 

Price comparison: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=169923&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FGoogle-Pixel-Unlocked-Smartphone-Advanced%2Fdp%2FB0CGTD5KVT%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="androidcentral.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"">Amazon - $549 | <a href="https://store.google.com/product/pixel_8" data-link-merchant="store.google.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="androidcentral.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"">Google Store - $549

Recommended if: you want one of the best Android phones that Google has ever produced; you want great camera performance and software support; you like to buy your phones unlocked. 

Skip this deal if: you can afford the Pixel 8 Pro; you're eligible for a trade-in or carrier deal; you prefer Samsung phones. 

The Google Pixel 8 may be last year's flagship, but it's still an outstanding device, coming complete with the efficient Tensor G3 chipset, a compact design with a vibrant 120Hz display, and seven OS updates guaranteed. Like all of Google's latest releases, the camera quality here is top of the line, plus you get all of those AI-powered software features that everyone has been talking about

Of course, if you're willing to spend a little more, you may want to consider upgrading to the Google Pixel 8 Pro, especially if you can find a good deal. Speaking of which..

Google Pixel 8 Pro 128GB: $999$799 at Best Buy

Google Pixel 8 Pro 128GB: <a href="https://shop-links.co/link?publisher_slug=future&exclusive=1&u1=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2Fgoogle-pixel-8-128gb-unlocked-obsidian%2F6559236.p&article_name=hawk-article-name&article_url=hawk-article-url" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"">$999 $799 at Best Buy

If you can afford it, we recommend going with the <a href="https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/google-pixel-8-pro-review" data-link-merchant="androidcentral.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"">Pixel 8 Pro over the base model Pixel 8. You get the same custom processor and years of software support, but the Pro is also beefed up with a larger battery, new temperature sensor, and a 48MP telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom and up to 30x Super Res Zoom. The best part? It's currently $200 off at Best Buy. 

Price comparison: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=169923&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FGoogle-Pixel-Pro-Smartphone-Telephoto%2Fdp%2FB0CGT9MH6F%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="androidcentral.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"">Amazon - $799 | <a href="https://store.google.com/product/pixel_8_pro" data-link-merchant="store.google.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" data-link-merchant="androidcentral.com"" data-link-merchant="bestbuy.com"">Google Store - $799

Patrick Farmer
eCommerce Editor

After almost a decade of working in the e-commerce space, Patrick Farmer (he/him) began his career at Android Central as a Deals and Commerce Writer before moving into a new role as AC's eCommerce Editor in 2023. When he's not hunting down the best deals and offering shopping advice for our readers, you'll often find him listening to music, camping out at a brewery, or treating his cat like a human child.