Google's Pixel 3a and 3a XL are currently $50 off at select retailers

Pixel 3a XL in-hand
Pixel 3a XL in-hand (Image credit: Android Central)

Amazon has the unlocked 64GB Google Pixel 3a (opens in new tab) on sale for just $349. That's a $50 discount and the first time we've seen it drop this low on Amazon. Most deals we've seen on the Pixel 3a have required committing to a carrier, so if that's not the way you do business this is the sale for you.

You can also save $50 on the Pixel 3a XL (opens in new tab). Get it for $429 instead of its usual price of $480. This one has actually been fluctuating a bit, but today's drop is still a new low.

B&H has the same deal (opens in new tab) going on, and that sale includes a 3-month prepaid card for Mint Mobile. We really like like Mint Mobile, and you can read all about the features they offer in our review.

The Pixel 3a comes with free, unlimited storage with Google photos, Google Assistant for screening calls, and a fast charging battery that can give you 7 hours of use on a 15-minute charge. You can also upgrade to the Pixel 3a XL and still save $50. (opens in new tab)
The Pixel 3a comes with free, unlimited storage with Google photos, Google Assistant for screening calls, and a fast charging battery that can give you 7 hours of use on a 15-minute charge. You can also upgrade to the Pixel 3a XL and still save $50.

With the Pixel 3a you also have the power of Google behind your phone. That means free, unlimited high-quality image storage using Google Photos. With access to Google Assistant you can screen calls, set reminders, check sports scores, or tell it to snap a photo while you're smiling at the camera. All the best Google apps are built in already so you won't have to go hunting.

The Pixel 3a phones have a fast charging battery that's adaptive and can help you save power over time. It will give you seven hours on a 15-minute charge, too. The Pixel 3a promises three years of operating system and security updates, anf the Titan M chip gives you hardware-based protection for your passwords.

We gave the Pixel 3a and 3a XL 4 out of 5 stars in our review. The review said, "These phones have maintained most of what makes the Pixel 3 series among the most enjoyable phones to use, and in my week-long testing, I've noticed none of the performance hiccups that sullied some of that luster."

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.
7 Comments
  • These are very good phones for the average consumer. You will not find a better camera on a mid-range phone plus they returned the headphone jack, which is very nice. In an era of huge phones the 3a is a comfortable fit in your pocket. I like that, the return of the Nexus line, yikes!
  • You can buy several year old flagship models for those prices.
  • Brand new? Which ones and how good are the cameras?
  • To be fair I saw the Galaxy S9 for the same exact price brand new. Also, the Iphone X is $50 more, base model though.
  • The S9 does have many things going for it. I think many people would not enjoy the camera, comparatively speaking, the Pixel 3a is far superior.
  • Last years Flagship would be great yes. When I think "several year old flagship" The Note 5, Original Pixel, or LG G5 come to mind which I think is pretty dated.
  • With this price point I might just take these over the Nokia 7.2. There's unfortunately not enough reviews on that phone despite having released officially a week ago and the Pixels are well established at this point.