How to buy the Google Pixel Fold: the best deals and prices of May 2024

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After weeks of delays and stock issues, it looks like Google Pixel Fold deals are finally becoming commonplace. Whether you're looking for a trade-in opportunity or carrier deal, the best Pixel Fold promotions on the web can be found below.

The Pixel Fold sports two 120Hz displays with the Tensor G2 chipset and the same incredible camera software found in Google Pixel 7 Pro. The ultra-thin bezels give the phone a sleek look, and Google's made the claim that the Fold has the "most durable hinge on any foldable phone" to date. Although it's too soon to confirm that claim, we can agree that the Fold might just be "the most beautiful folding phone of all time", as we stated in our Pixel Fold review.

The Pixel Fold's $1,799 price tag is quite steep and means it's going to be tough to afford without some kind of discount. Fortunately, we expect more deals to go live in the weeks to come, so keep checking back to see what's new.

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Google Pixel Fold: Up to $900 off with trade-in at Verizon

Google Pixel Fold: Up to $900 off with trade-in at Verizon

With a retail price of $1,799, the Pixel Fold is far from cheap. Luckily, if you send Verizon an old or broken device and add a line with an eligible data plan, the wireless carrier will drop up to $900 off the price of the phone over 36 months. If you're switching from a competing carrier, you'll also get a $200 gift card, resulting in savings of up to $1,100. 

Google Pixel Fold: Get a $200 gift card when you bring your number to Visible

Google Pixel Fold: Get a $200 gift card when you bring your number to Visible

Join Visible on the Visible Plus plan and buy a Pixel Fold, and the Verizon-owned carrier will send you a free $200 gift card after three months of on-time service payments. This online gift card can be used at a ton of places online, including Amazon and Best Buy. 

Google Pixel Fold: Just $25/month with eligible data plan

Google Pixel Fold: Just $25/month with eligible data plan

New and existing AT&T customers can get the Pixel Fold for as little as $25 per month when they add an eligible line and buy the phone on an installment plan. That's a discount of over 50%, no trade-in required!  

Google Pixel Fold: $1,799 at Google Store, plus a free Pixel Watch

Google Pixel Fold: $1,799 at Google Store, plus a free Pixel Watch

When you preorder a Pixel Fold from the Google Store, you get the Pixel Watch for free! The devices are expected to begin shipping shortly, so keep an eye out for the shipping notification once you order this beauty!

Pixel Fold vs. Galaxy Z Fold 4

A Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 with wallpaper from the Backdrops app

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Without a doubt, the Google Pixel Fold's main competition is going to be the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, so how do the two foldable phones fare when pitted against each other? For starters, the Z Fold 4 was first released last August, which means the Pixel Fold has the advantage of learning from Samsung's mistakes. For example, as we mentioned above, Google has been saying that the Pixel Fold has the "most durable hinge" on any foldable ever made, which is a pretty bold claim. 

At 10oz, the Google foldable is a bit heavier than the Z Fold 4, but this is mainly because of a boost in battery size. The Pixel Fold is set to last up to 72 hours on a single charge when you run the device in low-power mode, or 24 hours with standard use.

The Pixel Fold is claiming to be the thinnest foldable around in the markets in which its available. Not only that, but Google is including the amazing Pixel 7 Pro cameras on the Pixel Fold which means it'll undoubtedly take the best photos and video of any foldable phone you can buy today. Finally, no reason to compromise on cameras when you get a foldable phone!

Additionally, Google is going for a wider form factor on the Pixel Fold than Samsung uses on its Galaxy Fold line. While the Galaxy Fold is a tall device that looks like two phones sandwiched side-by-side, the Pixel Fold unfolds into a much friendlier aspect ratio for video and big-screen apps.

The Pixel Fold also has the same Tensor G2 processor as the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. This CPU might slightly outperform the Z Fold 4's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ processor, but it's doubtful that the difference will be noticeable to most users.

With a starting price of $1,799 the Pixel Fold is the same price as the Z Fold 4, although you can expect Samsung to begin offering new Galaxy Z Fold 4 deals soon to keep the competition fierce. All things said and done, there's really no reason to not choose the Pixel Fold over the Z Fold 4 if you can afford it. 

That being said, it's looking like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 will be unveiled during Samsung Unpacked on July 26th, so we wouldn't blame you if you decided to hold off on the Pixel Fold for now.

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. 

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