Google is offering some steep discounts on the Pixel 6 line for the holiest of made-up corporate holidays, Amazon Prime Day. You can get $200 off the Pixel 6 Pro, which brings the $899 MSRP down to $699, while the Pixel 6 gets $100 off, changing from $599 to $499. The deals are now live on the Google Store (or Amazon or Target).
We’re big fans of both phones, as it seems like Google finally hit on a winning combination for its long-running smartphone line. The combination of a low price, good specs, fast updates, and the unique camera bar design make the phones a great buy, provided you live in one of the countries where Google sells the phone. In the US, both phones were already one of the best deals you can get for a 2022 smartphone, with their MSRPs both clocking in at $300 less than a comparable Samsung phone. With discounts, they are pretty hard to pass up.
If you need a quick recap, the Pixel 6 Pro has a 6.7-inch 120 Hz display OLED display, 12GB of RAM, and a 5000 mAh battery, while the Pixel 6 has a 6.4-inch 90 Hz display, 8GB of RAM, and a 4600 mAh battery. Both have Google’s custom-made (by Samsung) Tensor SoC, a new camera system headlined by a 50 MP main sensor, Wi-Fi 6E, and Android 12, with a promised three years of major updates.
Google’s upcoming launch of the Pixel 6a at the end of the month looks like it will upend the US Android market, and Google might be trying to clear out some stock before then. The Pixel 6a offers the same flagship-class SoC as the more expensive Pixel 6 and 6 Pro but for $449. There are some trade-offs, of course, like a smaller 6.1-inch 60 Hz screen, 6GB of RAM, and a 4300 mAh battery, but that’s still a beast of a device for the money. There’s also the Pixel 7 Pro, which has already been officially announced for release later this year.
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