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The best Google Pixel 6a deals and price — how to buy the budget phone

Google Pixel 6a
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Following an exciting week of preorders, Google's newest budget phone finally hit store shelves today, and we have all of the best Pixel 6a deals listed below. The newest device in Google's affordable A-series, the Pixel 6a is sure to unseat the Pixel 5a as one of the best cheap Android phones that money can buy, and given the general quality of the Pixel 6 series so far, it may even rank as one of the best phones, period. 

Starting July 28th, you can pick up the Google Pixel 6a through the regular retailers such as the Google Store, Amazon, and Best Buy. Plenty of folks are going to be rushing to get their hands on the phone, so don't be surprised if a few places run out of stock. A few wireless carriers are also selling the Pixel 6a at a discounted price (or even for free), but keep in mind that you'll probably need to make some sort of change to your wireless service — such as adding a new line  — to receive the savings. 

The phone is available in three stylish colors: Sage, Charcoal, and Chalk, and it's selling for about $449 / £399 / €459. Keep reading for links to order the Pixel 6a right now; plus we'll share some additional info for our readers in the UK. And don't forget to protect your new investment with one of the best Pixel 6a cases while you're here. 

Buy the Google Pixel 6a in the US

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Google Pixel 6a: $499 FREE with new line at Verizon (opens in new tab)

One of the most popular wireless carriers around, Verizon isn't messing around when it comes to the Pixel 6a. Add a new line with an eligible Unlimited plan and Verizon give you the phone for totally free. 

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Google Pixel 6a: $449 plus free $50 gift card at Amazon (opens in new tab)

You can also grab the Pixel 6a through Amazon at the standard $449 price. Scroll down a bit and you'll even see an opportunity to snag a $50 Amazon gift card to add to your smartphone purchase. That part of the deal only lasts until August 7th, and don't be surprised if the Big A runs out of stock before other retailers. 

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Google Pixel 6a: $449 plus free $200 gift card (opens in new tab)

Visible is a popular prepaid carrier that uses Verizon's network to deliver great wireless coverage at a lower cost. Right now, if you pick up a Pixel 6a through Visible, they'll hook you up with a $200 gift card after three months of service payments. That gift card can be used almost anywhere online, from Amazon to Uber Eats. 

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Google Pixel 6a: $449 at Google Store (opens in new tab)

And of course, you could also just buy the Pixel 6a through the official Google Store. They're selling the budget smartphone for $449, or $18.71/month for 24 months with 0% APR if you want to pay it off over time. Not too shabby for a phone that shares the same processor and many of the same features as the Google Pixel 6. 

Buy the Google Pixel 6a in the UK

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Google Pixel 6a: £499 £399 at Currys (opens in new tab)

UK shoppers can also buy the Google Pixel 6a through the popular electronics retailer Currys and get a free pair of Pixel Buds Series-A earbuds, but only if you place the order before 1st August. They'll also hook you up with an additional £50 off if you trade in an old or unwanted device, making this one of the best deals of the bunch. 

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Google Pixel 6a: £399 at Google Store (opens in new tab)

Google has just updated its own store's Pixel 6a deals and you can get the free Pixel Buds Series-A headphones for free there too. In addition to paying £399, there's an option to pay £16.63/month for 24 months with 0% APR. No matter where you are, you'll get a powerful budget smartphone with up to 24 hours of battery life and a reliable Google Tensor chipset. 

If you decide to opt for Google's flagship Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro instead, you can still save some cash by checking out our guide to the best Google Pixel 6 deals of the month

Patrick Farmer
Patrick Farmer

Patrick (he/him) is a Deals and Commerce Writer at Android Central. In his past life as a freelancer, he covered everything from book reviews to buying guides, and now he's finally settled down with the goal of saving you money. When he's not writing, Patrick is probably hiking the Colorado wilderness, sipping on craft beer, or hanging out with his polydactyl cat.