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Best Google Pixel 8A Deals: Contract Deals and Free Gift Cards

The Pixel 8 is Google's current flagship, but the 8A has a bunch of the same features at a budget-friendly price.

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The Google Pixel 8A is now out, having been announced at the Google I/O developer conference, and it joins the Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro as flagship phones for the company. Part of that is due to a host of new AI features, but for the PIxel 8A, a big part of the appeal is the incredible affordability of the device. This smartphone couples impressive processing power with a less expensive price tag, starting at $499 for the base model. Plus, there are current deals that can bring that cost down even lower.

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The Pixel 8A has many of the same features as the line's current flagship model, from similar battery life to comparable processors. It also boasts the ability to run Audio Magic Eraser, Best Take and Gemini Nano model, which is something that Google's budget-tier phones haven't been set to handle in the past. In fact, these phones even provide the same display brightness as the standard Pixel 8, offering up to 2,000 nits of brightness (1,400 nits in HDR). The Pixel 8A is fairly close in size to the line's flagship, too. The Pixel 8 has a 6.2-inch display, while the 8A comes in at 6.1 inches. 

How much does the Pixel 8A cost? 

The base 128GB model starts at $499. Or you can double your storage to the 256GB model for just $60 more.

What colors does the Pixel 8A come in?

The Pixel 8A comes in four colors: aloe (light green), bay (light blue), obsidian (black) and porcelain (white). 

Best Pixel 8A deals

We've searched the web for all of the best Pixel 8A deals to help you score an upgrade at a solid price. We'll keep updating this page as more deals drop, so check back often. 

Right now when you order the unlocked Google Pixel 8A at Amazon, you'll score a $100 Amazon gift card. This offer is available now through May 19. You can grab this deal on all color variants of the 128GB model or on the black color variant of the 256GB model. 

From now until May 19, when you order the unlocked Google Pixel 8A at Best Buy, the retailer will throw in a free $100 gift card. That offer is available with all color variants of the 128GB model or on the black color variant of the 256GB model. You can also save up to $499 with a qualifying trade-in. Best Buy is also offering a free one-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate with your purchase.

The unlocked version of the Google Pixel 8A is currently the normal price at Target, but you do get a $100 gift card for buying it. This is one of our favorite versions of this offer purely because Target has so many things you could spend that on. 

Verizon currently has an online-only offer on where you can get the Pixel 8A for free if you commit to a 36-month contract with them on the Unlimited plan. This has to be for a new line though, so keep that in mind. 

AT&T has a special offer on right now where you can get the Google Pixel 8A for just $6 a month on an unlimited plan, then add the Pixel Watch 2 to your cart, and you'll get it free via bill credits over the next 36 months. It's not a bad way to upgrade your smart tech if you don't mind the commitment. 

T-Mobile is currently offering you the chance to get a Google Pixel 8A for free, but there are caveats.

Getting a free phone means buying the Pixel 8A on a monthly plan and then adding a new line. Most plans are included in the deal, and you'll get the cost of the phone back in bill credits across the 24-month contract term.

You can also buy a Pixel 8A and then trade in an old device to get up to $500 off. All the heavy hitters are included and any iPhone 11 or newer or Samsung Galaxy S9 or newer will get you the full $500 credit.