Best Pixel 4a Deals: How to order Google’s budget beast

Best Pixel 4a Deals: How to order Google’s budget beast

You can pre-order now and it will be released on August 20th

After months of delays due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Google’s new Pixel 4a smartphone is finally on sale. The mid-range Android phone packs a similar feature set to the Pixel 4 including its excellent camera and clean Android experience, but at a significantly lower price. While the Pixel 4 starts at $799, the Pixel 4a retails for less than half that at $349 in the US.

You can order the Google Pixel 4a right now from a few different retailers including Amazon, Google’s own store, and Best Buy. You don’t have a lot of choice around size, storage, or color as there’s only one option available: the Just Black model that comes equipped with 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM. Nonetheless, Amazon lets you bundle a case with your new phone to give you a little choice between options.


Unlike previous devices – including the Pixel 3a series last year – there’s no XL model. However, Google has announced the Pixel 4a 5G, which will launch later this year and will likely come with a display larger than the 5.81-inch OLED panel on the Pixel 4a. There’s also a more-than-capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor, the excellent 12.2MP dual-pixel rear camera from the Pixel 4, and a 3,140mAh battery. Given the battery problems that plagued the regular Pixel 4, the larger battery in the Pixel 4a should result in all-day battery life.

Despite a few compromises compared to its more expensive siblings, the Pixel 4a is easily one of the best Pixel devices ever made and the best value-for-money smartphone you can buy right now.

Pixel 4a price and release date in the US

Google’s new smartphone is launching in the US on August 20th, with the phone only sold for $349, and a phone bundled with a case retailing for $389. Although it was just announced, there are already offers available that can reduce the price to only $249.

    Amazon launched pre-orders early, and if you act quickly, you can still secure one for the release day of August 20th. They also have three bundled case options available as well.
    If you're planning to buy a Pixel 4a and also want to join Sprint, look no further than this deal. Best Buy is offering the Pixel 4a for $349 unlocked, but you can get it for $249 with a new Sprint activation or $299 if you upgrade on Sprint or activate on T-Mobile and Verizon when you buy it. An absolute steal.
    Google's own online store is also offering the Pixel 4a, with a tasty 0% finance offer bringing the cost down to just $14.54 per month! You can also sign up for Fi at the same time, as well as pick up the full range of compatible accessories.

Best Pixel 4a Carrier deals in the US

If you don’t mind having your Pixel 4a on a contract, you might want to consider looking at Verizon’s offers. You can buy the phone outright from Verizon’s store for $380, which is a bit above other retailer prices. But, if you’re starting a new line and choose to do monthly payments, you’ll pay $10 a month for 24 months. Now that’s a deal.

    Verizon has two options for the Google Pixel 4a. Either you can buy the phone flat out for $380, or by starting a new line and choosing monthly payments, it's $10 a month for 24 months. The latter is subject to credit approval, so choose the option that's best for you.

Pixel 4a price and release date in the UK

While you can get the Pixel 4a from August 20th in the US, you’ll have to wait until October 1st to get your hands on it in the UK. It will be priced at £349, including 20% VAT, and pre-orders will open on September 10th, although you can join the official waitlist right now.

    Although you can't pre-order the Pixel 4a in the UK yet, you can join the official waitlist ahead of pre-orders opening on September 10, 2020.

Are you planning to buy the Pixel 4a? Found a better deal? Let us know in the comments below!

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Nirave Gondhia
Nirave Gondhia

Born and raised in the UK, Nirave has been in the mobile industry since the mid-2000s in a career that has spanned from working in retail to training staff and finally, tech publishing. Previously the Managing Editor of Android Authority, and the Editorial Director at Mobile Nations, he joined the XDA team as Chief Content Officer in early 2020. He loves mobile tech, smart home, and 5G, and alongside shaping the long-term strategy of XDA, he'll be helping the writing team with reviews and other content. You can follow him on Twitter here:

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