Deal | Google's Black Friday sale makes its Pixel prices look much more reasonable
Google's Pixel 4 series may prove a love-hate situation for many tech enthusiasts. On one hand, it continues the smartphone line's tradition of appreciable and often novel camera features, as well as the most stock (and most often up-to-date) Android experience available. On the other hand, they do have polarizing square rear camera modules that are not redeemed by features such as triple lenses or even wide-angle photography.
However, these and other compromises might have gotten much more of a pass from reviewers had the Pixel 4 and 4 XL not followed the trend of rising flagship prices this year. On the other hand, many users may have learned from experience that they get cheaper over time. With Black Friday 2019, this process has kicked off at last.
Google has knocked US$200 off each SKU of the Pixel 4 and 4 XL, which brings them down to $599 and $699 respectively for their 64GB variants. Alternatively, the other 2019 Pixels, the 3a and 3a XL, have a $100 discount, which brings them down to $299 and $379 respectively.
The Pixel 3 series is also included in this sale; however, they are all out of stock, save the 3 XL's Not Pink options. They are currently listed at $549 for a 64GB model or $649 for a 128GB SKU, or $350 less than their original launch prices.
It should be noted that these sale prices apply to the SIM-free models sold through Google's own store. Those locked to carriers may have their own deals and offers during this Black Friday/Cyber Monday period.