Updated at 4:13 p.m. ET, July 21: Added trade-in value information for older Google Pixel phones that the Google Store will offer at time of purchase.
Google’s more affordable and user-friendly version of the Pixel 6, the $449 Pixel 6A, is now available for pre-order, as are the new Pixel Buds Pro. Focusing on the phone first, your pre-order will ensure you’re among the first to get the Pixel 6A on or near launch day, Thursday, July 28. Google announced the release date at its I/O conference in May, and we’ve been waiting very patiently.
The same goes for the $199 Pixel Buds Pro (scroll down to see a $15 deal), Google’s first wireless earbuds to include active noise cancellation and come in multiple price options. bright colors. These release on the same day and you can pre-order now.
Here we have a Pixel 6A review by Allison Johnson, and we’ll have a full Pixel Buds Pro review in the coming days. But whatever gadget you’re looking for, we’ve gathered shopping links and promotions you might want to know about.
Where to pre-order the Pixel 6A
Compared to the 6.4-inch Pixel 6, the Pixel 6A’s 6.1-inch OLED display is much better suited to people with smaller hands or who simply prefer a smaller phone. It has some key traits in common with Google’s more expensive flagship phones, including that it has the same Tensor processor. Plus, its overall design (which mixes the Pixel 6 and the upcoming Pixel 7) and Android software experience is familiar.
Its camera hardware is a section that takes a hit due to the lower price, though it should still deliver excellent photos compared to other phones in its price range. It has dual rear cameras, one of which is a 12.2-megapixel main camera, while the other is a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens with a 114-degree field of view. It has an 8-megapixel selfie camera.
- The Pixel 6A with 128GB of storage will cost $449.99 unlocked at Google Store, best buyand Amazon. In terms of colors, it comes in sage green, chalk white or charcoal black.
- If you own an older Pixel phone, you can consider buying through the Google Store. Google offers up to $300 trade-in value on older Pixels, like the Pixel 3A, Pixel 4, and Pixel 4A. Pre-ordering from Google also gets you a free pair of Pixel Buds A headphones ($99 value).
- At VerizonNote: Buying the Pixel 6A from Verizon costs $50 more overall, but you’ll get support for the carrier’s 5G ultra-wideband support, if that sways you. Monthly payments start at $13.88 per month for 36 months.
Verizon is making the Pixel 6A free (in the sense that you’ll be reimbursed in promotional bill credits every month for 36 months, for a total of $499.99 at the end) for people who can activate a new phone line on its 5G Start, 5G Do More, 5G Play or 5G Get More Unlimited plans.
If you just upgrade at Verizon and get one of its 5G Unlimited plans, you’ll get $100 off the total. (Please note that this discount will be reimbursed to you in monthly installments over a period of 36 months.)
Where to pre-order Pixel Buds Pro
As mentioned earlier, the Pixel Buds Pro feature active noise cancellation, which can silence your surroundings while listening to music. They’ll also arrive with multipoint connectivity, making the headphones able to automatically switch between your last two connected Bluetooth devices, ranging from laptops and TVs to Android and iOS phones. Spatial audio support will debut later this year, Google says, which should make watching a movie or show on compatible Pixel phones more immersive.
Other notable features include IPX4 water resistance and the ability to issue hands-free voice commands with Google Assistant support. Additionally, the Pixel Buds Pro come with interchangeable ear tips for what should be a more personalized – and therefore comfortable – fit. Google also claims the Pixel Buds Pro charge wirelessly and provide up to 11 hours of listening time (or seven hours if you’re using the active noise canceling feature).