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Deal | Google Pixel 7a drops 30% to record low price

The Google Pixel 7a is currently on sale for its lowest price ever. (Image: own)
The Google Pixel 7a is currently on sale for its lowest price ever. (Image: own)
Google's mid-range Pixel 7a smartphone is now more budget-friendly than ever. Google is selling the phone for 30% less than its MSRP at all major retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and the search giant's own retail store. The discount is likely due to retailers wanting to clear the Pixel 7a off of shelves to make room for the upcoming Pixel 8a.

The Google Pixel 7a was well received upon its launch almost one year ago and has remained fairly popular among people looking for a feature-rich Android smartphone that won't break the bank. With the Pixel 8a's launch likely imminent, retailers are clearing their shelves and discounting the Pixel 7a to its lowest price ever.

You can snag the Google Pixel 7a for $349, a 30% discount from its MSRP, at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and Google's online store

The Pixel 7a features Google's Tensor G2 SoC with 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128 GB of UFS 3.1 storage (non-expandable). It has a 6.1-inch 2400x1080 OLED screen with a 90 Hz refresh rate. In our review, we measured the average maximum screen brightness at just over 1000 nits, making it easy to see under bright sunlight. 

The biggest draw for the Pixel line has always been software, as Google tends to stuff extra features into its homemade handsets. The Pixel 7a enjoys the same excellent camera software as the flagship Pixel phones, which are renowned for their excellent image post-processing. The Pixel 7a also gets access to other features like Magic Eraser and Photo Unblur, which use AI wizardry to power impressive photo editing tools.

In our review, we mentioned highlights like the bright 90 Hz screen and its good main camera. However, we noticed a low PWM frequency of 218 Hz, which may bother users sensitive to pulse-width modulation. We were also somewhat disappointed with the phone's battery life and low performance compared to phones with other flagship SoCs, particularly in games. 

Still, the Pixel 7a was a good deal when it was launched at $499. At $349, it's an absolute steal and a palatable way to get into the Google ecosystem.

Disclaimer: Notebookcheck is not responsible for price changes carried out by retailers. The discounted price or deal mentioned in this item was available at the time of writing and may be subject to time restrictions and/or limited unit availability.

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Sam Medley, 2024-04-16 (Update: 2024-04-16)