You can pick up a refurbished Pixel 3 from Google for just $249
Maybe you don’t want to hop on the 5G bandwagon just yet, or maybe you don’t need your device to have the latest camera improvements. If you’re not too keen on upgrading your device to the Pixel 5 or Pixel 4a 5G, why not pick up a Pixel 3?
Google is now offering refurbished models of 2018’s Pixel 3, and it’s available for just $249. Even with two years’ worth of smartphone innovation in the rearview, the Pixel 3 still isn’t half bad. The specs might not be up to date, but the design still holds up; it’s actually the last Made by Google phone to feature the “window” design.
Here are a few reasons why you might consider the Pixel 3: you get free unlimited Google Photos storage until January 2022. The device should also get software updates through 2021, keeping the device as current as can be. In fact, the handset just received some new features — plus a hefty security update — thanks to a recent Pixel feature drop.
In other words, if you need a “no fuss, no muss” device that will allow you to take pictures, message friends, and play a few games, the Pixel 3 is a solid option. You get a Snapdragon 845 processor, 5.5-inch FHD+ OLED display, and a 2915 mAh battery. The device also features a 12.2MP camera and runs Android 11.
If someone in your family is getting their first smartphone, or perhaps you need a second device for work, $249 is pretty good value. That gets you 64GB of storage; pay $30 more and you can get yourself a Pixel 3 with 128GB of storage.
As of now, it appears Google’s refurbished store is only offering the Pixel 3 in white and black. It’s unclear if the Not Pink version will be offered, or if we’ll see Google offer a refurbished Pixel 3 XL. Either way, with the holidays right around the corner, this could make for a nice last-minute gift.