Best Google Pixel 4a 5G deals in Summer 2021: Where to buy Google’s affordable 5G phone

Best Google Pixel 4a 5G deals in Summer 2021: Where to buy Google’s affordable 5G phone

The Google Pixel 4a 5G was officially unveiled by Google last month, and it’s impressive. Costing only $499, Google’s latest in the cheaper Pixel ‘a’ line gives people an affordable solution to getting on a 5G network. The Pixel 4a 5G isn’t just inexpensive; it’s a great smartphone, too. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, a 3,885mAh battery, and running Android 11 out of the box, those that want an upgrade but can’t afford to shell out $1,000 (or more!) on leading flagships can find a great compromise here.

Not to forget, the cameras on the Pixel 4a 5G can give phones costing more than double the price a run for their money. $499 is a pretty reasonable price for this phone, but there are always Google Pixel 4a 5G deals and promotions to take advantage of, especially now that we’re a few months into the device’s lifecycle. We’ve rounded up the best deals below.

Where to Buy the Google Pixel 4a

While the Google Pixel 4a 5G was available on multiple platforms like Amazon, Best Buy, or the Google Store at the time of launch, it’s no longer in stock on any of those sites. For carriers, you could go with Verizon or AT&T but they don’t have it in stock either. If you want to pick up a Google Pixel 4a 5G right now, your best bet is to get a Verizon variant or an unlocked version from Google’s web store, or try finding a used one or get the international variant which we’ll talk about below by spending a little extra.

Best Unlocked Google Pixel 4a 5G Deals

Google Store

Google’s official store seems to be the only place currently that has the US variant of the Pixel 4a 5G in stock. If you’re looking to get one, you might want to hurry as the stocks are running out from pretty much all retailers.

    Google Pixel 4a 5G
    The Pixel 4a 5G is available at the Google Store and is one of the only places where you can currently grab one unlocked.

Amazon

Just like all other e-commerce platforms, Amazon also has run out of stock and you can no longer buy the US variant of the Pixel 4a 5G from the site. However, you can pick up an unlocked, international variant that will work with GSM-based carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile but will not work on CDMA. So if you’re on Sprint or Verizon, you’re out of luck. Also, the price on this one is roughly $50 than the actual price of the phone in the US, so it may not make a lot of sense to get the Pixel 4a 5G at that price.

    Google Pixel 4a 5G
    While the phone is out of stock at most places, Amazon has the international variant which is priced slightly higher so get it only if you really want the phone right now.

Amazon also has the US variant of the Pixel 4a 5G in stock at times, or they even take backorders. So we suggest checking the product page from time to time to verify the availability.

Best Carrier Deals for Google Pixel 4a 5G

Most popular carriers have unfortunately run out of stock of the Pixel 4a 5G. However, you can still get one from the Google Store, only with Verizon though. It works with Verizon’s Ultra Wideband 5G network.

Verizon

    Google Pixel 4a 5G Verizon
    The Pixel 4a 5G locked to Verizon's network is available at the Google Store but for some reason is out of stock on Verizon's own website. Pick one up before this flies off the shelves too.

Google is preparing to launch the Pixel 5a soon so it would be wise to wait for that device instead of spending extra money on an older phone. We would suggest holding onto your current phone for slightly longer and wait for the Pixel 5a or even the Pixel 6 to get a newer phone as well as one that provides better value.

The Google Pixel 4a 5G is a good option for those looking for a larger screen smartphone with respectable performance, 5G, and a stellar camera experience. Google did manage to hit a few sweet spots with the device, despite the unconventional combination of the whole package compared to other alternatives. It’s a good smartphone, and you should consider picking one up for yourself.

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