This Cyber Monday deal makes the Pixel 4 XL a better buy than the Pixel 5

Pixel 4 XL sitting on a tree
Pixel 4 XL sitting on a tree (Image credit: Joe Maring / Android Central)

If you're in the market for Google's latest and greatest Pixel, that title currently belongs to the Pixel 5. It just launched back in October, and as far as Android phones go, it's one of the best you can buy.

Here's the thing, though. While the Pixel 5 is a fantastic device, it's still fairly expensive with a retail price of $699. If want a flagship Pixel but can't justify spending that much, we have a Cyber Monday deal that may interest you.

Last year's Pixel 4 XL is available right now with a massive discount of $350 — bringing your final price down to just $549. It may not be the first Pixel you think about buying these days, but at this price, it's honestly one of the best.

Despite being over a year old at this point, the Pixel 4 XL still has plenty of life left in it. Starting first with the hardware, everything here allows for a great user experience. There's a 90Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. In day-to-day use, the Pixel 4 XL is fast, responsive, and feels every bit as good as any 2020 flagship.

The Pixel 4 XL also still holds up in the camera department. The 12.2MP primary camera is basically identical to the one found on the newer Pixel 5, meaning that photos you take with the 4 XL will look stunning. And thanks to the 16MP telephoto sensor, you can zoom in on shots while still retaining a lot of precious detail.

Google faced a lot of bad press around the Pixel 4 XL shortly after its release, largely due to its high price and mediocre battery life. This Cyber Monday sale takes care of the first thing, and after countless software updates, battery life is perfectly fine on the phone.

In other words, if you want a large, flagship Pixel phone without spending a ton of cash, it's hard to do better than the Pixel 4 XL. At just $549, it's a downright steal.

Joe Maring

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.