Best Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL Deals for May 2019

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The Pixel 3a is brand new. Barely even cooled off from the factory. Yet, here we are, looking at some awesome deals for it. In the competitive world of Android, we really shouldn’t be too surprised. If you need to know more about Google’s newest Pixel phone, read our larger review here. We gave it a Recommended badge and 4 out of 5 stars. Our reviewer said, „These phones have maintained most of what makes the Pixel 3 series among the most enjoyable phones to use, and in my week-long testing, I’ve noticed none of the performance hiccups that sullied some of that luster.“

Best B&H Deal $399 + $100 Gift Card + Mint Mobile

You’ll find that many of the Pixel 3a and 3a XL deals going on right now are pretty similar, but it is B&H that has the best one of them all. You can buy either version, the 3a or the 3a XL, and get a $100 B&H gift card. On top of that, you’ll also get the Mint Mobile 3-month 8GB pre-paid SIM card kit, which goes for $60 on its own. Plus, if you use B&H’s new Payboo credit card, you can actually get back any charged sales tax. That’s a lot of ways to save on a great new phone.

B&H Deal

Google Pixel 3a or 3a XL smartphone

A few different places are offering gift cards, but all of them are restricted to the place you buy them. So it makes sense to lead with B&H, since that’s one of the best places to spend $100 after you get it. Add on the Mint Mobile plan, and the fact that this works with pretty much all versions of the phone, and you’ve got a recipe for the best Google Pixel 3a deal out there right now.

$399 + $100 gift card $399 $160 in savings

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Best Best Buy Deal $399 + $100 gift card

The best of the best Best Buy deals. Who can best this? Much like with B&H, you’ll get a $100 gift card when you buy the Pixel 3a or 3a XL. Unlike B&H, this does not come with a prepaid SIM card plan, unfortunately. Also, you have to spend the $100 at Best Buy. That can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on where you shop.

Best Buy Deal

Google Pixel 3a or 3a XL

One thing we know about these smartphones is they need accessories. Best Buy is as good as any place to buy a screen protector, case, or charger. So at least you can spend the $100 on something useful for your new purchase. Best Buy also has this deal with carriers so you don’t have to get an unlocked phone if you’d rather do the two-year contract thing.

$399 + $100 gift card $399 $100 savings

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Best Google Store Deal $399 + $100 gift card

The last place to find a $100 gift card with the purchase of one of these excellent new phones is probably the first place you expected to see it. Of course Google Store offers a $100 credit on its own phone. Why wouldn’t it? The problem is, much like the others, you can only spend that $100 on Google Store. That makes this deal not nearly as varied as the other retailers above. It’s still okay if you’re looking for an official Pixel 3a case, a new tablet like the Pixel Slate, or even something like the Google Home Mini, which you’ll be able to access through your new phone.

Google Store Deal

Google Pixel 3a or 3a XL

If you’re shopping for a Google Pixel phone, chances are you are already embedded pretty deeply into the Google ecosystem. If that’s the case, this deal makes a lot of sense for you. You can use the extra $100 to add another smart speaker to your collection or enhance your growing collection of Android paraphernalia.

$399 + $100 gift card $399 $100 savings

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All Major Carrier Deals

Verizon Wireless

Google Pixel 3a or 3a XL

This deal applies to the 3a and 3a XL. Verizon gives you $100 off, but only when you start a new line. It’s also not instant but spread out over the course of your 24-month commitment. Upgrading customers get just $50 off credited in the same way.

$300 at Verizon


Google Pixel 3a or 3a XL

Much like Verizon, you’ll get your $100 off in the form of monthly credits. In this case, however, you need to be a new user signing up for Sprint’s Flex Lease. That’s an 18-month commitment instead of 24 months like with Verizon. However, at the end of the 18 months, you’ll either have to upgrade to a new phone or pay for the remaining six months outright. The deal does apply to both the 3a and the 3a XL.

$300 at Sprint


Google Pixel 3a or 3a XL

The T-Mobile plan has the potential to be the best deal from the major carriers, but it’s also the most complicated. You can save up to $400, which is the entire cost of the Pixel 3a, on either version of the phone. That would leave only about $80 left on the Pixel 3a XL. However, the savings is applied over the course of a 24-month commitment. You also need to trade in an eligible device in good condition, which includes the Apple iPhone 7 or newer, the Galaxy S8 or newer, and a few other modern smartphones. Older phones lower the credit to as little as $100 off.

$0 at T-Mobile

Google Fi

Google Pixel 3a or 3a XL

Very similar to the other carriers, Google’s own service also offers a $100 service credit. With the trade-in program, you can get some bonus money off that way, too. This deal works for new or existing customers and requires the activation of a full service plan because the credit will only be applied to your monthly bill.

$300 at Google Fi

How to get the Best Google Pixel 3a Deals

The Pixel 3a is brand spankin‘ new! Hard to believe there are deals at all, but we know Google wants this smartphone to reach a new crowd of phone shoppers. Getting $100 off right from the start on a phone that’s already fairly inexpensive is a great place to start. Not every retailer is offering that deal just yet, though, so you’ll want to be on the lookout for it at places like and Amazon, if it ever gets sold there.

If $100 off isn’t enough for you and you want some bigger deals, the best advise we can give you is… wait. Give it some time. There are so many new Android phones out there right now. Surely the Pixel 3a and 3a XL will have to come up with some new and creative discounts to stay relevant. That’s one of the great things about Android, you know? With all these options, everyone wants to get your attention with crazy deals. We’ll be sure to post them here as we find them.

Best Pixel 3a Accessories in 2019

All the rumors and waiting were worth it — the Google Pixel 3a is finally here and looks pretty incredible for a $400 phone. While it lacks support for wireless charging, we do have the return of the headphone jack and a much more cost-effective polycarbonate shell that you’ll want to keep scratch-free with a quality case. We’ve rounded up the best accessories for the Pixel 3a, so let’s dive right in!

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Always reliable

Spigen Rugged Armor

Staff favorite

Spigen is one of the most trusted names in case makers on the market, and its Rugged Armor is one of our go-to single-layer cases for slim protection. While I wish it came in colors, black really does go with everything.

$13 at Amazon

Clearly a good choice

Spigen Liquid Crystal

For those who love to show off their new phones without compromising on protection, the Spigen Liquid Crystal clear case is a go-to option. This case delivers added protection where it matters most — the edges and corners of the phone — without adding too much extra bulk.

$12 at Amazon

All-in for Google

Google Fabric Case

One of the more unique cases you’ll find for any phone, the Google fabric case offers a classic look for all Pixel phones. You get to choose from three colorful fabric designs that beautifully accent the new Pixel 3a. These cases are on the pricey side, but they’re well worth it if you’re buying your phone directly from Google.

$50 at Google Store

Rugged and iconic

OtterBox Defender Series

OtterBox is well known for making some rugged smartphone cases, and you can buy the sturdy Defender Series case for the Pixel 3a direct from Google. It’s a reliable option available in two color options and also ships with an optional holster.

$60 at Google Store

More power!

Google 18W USB-C Power Adapter

For the fastest and most reliable charging speeds, you’re going to want Google’s 18W USB-C Power Adapter. You may already own one of these beauties, but if not, it’s always great to have a spare kicking around.

$35 at Google Store

Pocket power plug

AUKEY USB-C Charger with 18W Power Delivery

The maximum charging speed for the Google Pixel 3a is 18W, and it’s the same for this travel-sized USB-C charger! It’s like they were made for each other. Fold in the prongs, pop it in your pocket, and you’re good to go.

$20 at Amazon

Keep your cable handy

Anker Powerline+ C to C 2.0 Cable (6ft)

The Pixel 3a already comes with a decent short USB-C cable, so grab yourself our favorite 6-foot USB-C cable for when you need a little more length. This cable comes with a handy velcro-and-magnetic carrying bundle to keep it from tangling in your bag.

$16 at Amazon

Charge on the go

Belkin USB-C Home and Car Charge Kit

This kit includes a 45W wall charger, a 27W car charger, and a 6-foot USB-C to USB-C cable, so you’ll have all the extra charging accessories you need. Belkin’s products are trusted by Google and will deliver rapid charging for all your devices.

$22 at Amazon

This article was originally posted on Android Central