Where to buy the Google Pixel and Pixel XL in the UK

Google's Pixel event has just wrapped up, and already we're starting to learn about when and where we'll be able to buy the Pixel and Pixel XL in the UK, and how much they'll cost. The short version is that all four variants are pretty expensive, and that the Google Store live right now. EE should follow as exclusive carrier partner, and given the recent leaks they should also be available at Carphone Warehouse.

Buy the Pixel unlocked from the Google Store

The simplest way to order an unlocked Pixel is directly from the Google Store. Right now Google's offering Quite Black and Very Silver for sale, but not the limited edition Really Blue.

  • 32GB Pixel: £599
  • 32GB Pixel XL: £719
  • 128GB Pixel: £699
  • 128GB Pixel XL £819

Current shipping estimates put the Pixels 2-3 weeks out for delivery.

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Buy the Pixel on contract from EE

EE is the exclusive network partner for Google's Pixel phones. Prices for a Pixel with no upfront cost start at £50.99 a month, 24-month contract with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 10GB of data. For the Pixel XL, it's £55.99 a month over 24 months. Both phones are offered in silver and black.

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Buy the Pixel on contract or SIM-free from Carphone Warehouse

Carphone Warehouse offers the Pixel and Pixel XL in silver and black, with an October 20 delivery date, and SIM-free prices matching the Google Store (see above.)

On contract, you've got a variety of options on Vodafone, O2, EE or Carphone's own iD network. The lowest monthly cost is £30.99 for a 32GB Pixel with 5GB of data on EE — that's with a hefty £249.99 upfront cost. As always, Carphone's range of plans is varied — and certain offers exist for upgrade customers — so we'd recommend taking a look at the plans on offer below.

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