Updated at 4:13PM ET, July 21: The added replacement value information for older Google Pixel phones will be provided by the Google Store at the time of purchase.
Google’s affordable and easy-to-use Pixel 6, Pixel 6A, $449, is now available for pre-order, as are the new Pixel Buds Pro. Focusing on the phone first, your pre-order will ensure that you’re among the first to get the Pixel 6A on or near launch day, which is Thursday, July 28. Google announced the release date all the way back at its I/O conference in May, and we’re looking forward to it.
The same goes for the $199 Pixel Buds Pro (scroll down to see a $15) discount deal, Google’s first wireless earbuds that include active noise cancellation and ship in multiple vivid color options. They are released the same day, and you can pre-order now.
We have a review of the Pixel 6A here from Allison Johnson, and we will have a full review of the Pixel Buds Pro in the coming days. But no matter what tool you’re looking for, we’ve rounded up some buying and promotional links that 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 more suitable for people with smaller hands or who prefer a smaller phone. It has some key features in common with more expensive Google flagship phones, the most notable being that it has the same Tensor processor. Its overall design (which blends the Pixel 6 and upcoming Pixel 7) and Android software experience are also familiar.
Its camera hardware is one of the sections that has been a hit given the low price, although it still delivers excellent photos compared to other phones in its price range. It features two rear cameras, one of which is a 12.2-megapixel main camera, and the other with 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 costs $449.99 unlocked at Google Store, Best Buy, and Amazon. In terms of colors, it comes in sage green, chalk white, or charcoal black.
- If you own an old Pixel phone, you may want to consider purchasing through the Google Store. Google is offering up to $300 in trade-in value on older Pixels, such as the Pixel 3A, Pixel 4, and Pixel 4A. Pre-ordering from Google also gives you a free pair of Pixel Buds A earbuds ($99 value).
- in VerizonBuying a Pixel 6A on Verizon generally costs an extra $50, but you’ll get the carrier’s 5G broadband support, if that bothers you. Monthly payments start at $13.88 per month for 36 months.
Verizon is making the Pixel 6A free (meaning you’ll get paid back in promotion bill credits every month for 36 months, totaling $499.99 at the end) for people until they activate a new phone line on 5G Start, 5G Do More, 5G Play, or 5G Get More of unlimited plans.
If you’re simply upgrading at Verizon and you’re on one of the 5G Unlimited plans, you’ll get $100 off the total. (Keep in mind that this discount will be paid back to you in monthly portions over a period of 36 months.)
Where to pre-order Pixel Buds Pro
As mentioned earlier, Pixel Buds Pro features active noise cancellation, which can silence your surroundings while listening to the tunes. They’ll also arrive with multipoint connectivity, making the speakers able to automatically switch between the last two connected Bluetooth devices – from laptops and TVs to Android and iOS phones. Google says support for spatial audio will debut later this year, making 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 thanks to Google Assistant support. Plus, the Pixel Buds Pro come with interchangeable ear tips for what should be more convenient – and therefore comfortable -. Google also claims that the Pixel Buds Pro charges wirelessly and provides up to 11 hours of listening time (or seven hours if you use active noise cancellation).
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