Google’s I/O conference has traditionally focused on software, but the big announcements at the 2023 event were all hardware.
The all-new Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet were joined by an upgraded Pixel 7a, the latest version of Google’s competitive mid-range phone. It strikes a really good balance between premium features and affordability, even if there’s a slight price rise compared to last year.
Here’s everything you need to know about buying one in the US and UK, including if there are any discounts.
Best Google Pixel 7a deals in the US
The Pixel 7a is widely available in the US. First up, here’s where to buy one SIM-free:
Amazon – $9.50 off ‘Sea’ model, no discounts on other colours
Google – no discounts
Best Buy – no discounts
On contract, head to the following:
T-Mobile – from $20.84 per month for 24 months
AT&T – from $5 per month with existing unlimited membership (from $65pm), or $14.45 per month without (both for 36 months)
Verizon – $15.27 per month for 36 months
Best Google Pixel 7a deals in the UK
In the UK, here are your SIM-free options:
Google – no discounts
Amazon – no discounts
Argos – no discounts
Currys – no discounts
John Lewis – no discounts
Very – no discounts
On contract, there are plenty of choices:
EE – from £19 per month with £10 upfront (24- and 36-month contracts available)
O2 – pre-built plans from £22.64 per month with £30 upfront for 36 months, at least one free three-month subscription with all options
Vodafone – from £32 per month with £19 upfront for 36 months
Three – from £10 per month with no upfront costs for 36 months (12- and 24-month contracts also available)
iD Mobile (uses Three network) – from £22.99 per month with no upfront costs for 24 months
Mobile Phones Direct – from £18 per month with £45 upfront for 24 months (Vodafone), O2 and Three options also available
Mobiles.co.uk – from £18 per month with no upfront costs for 24 months (Vodafone), iD Mobile options also available
Here are the top UK contract deals right now:
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When was the Google Pixel 7a released?
The Pixel 7a was officially announced at Google’s I/O keynote on 10 May 2023.
Unlike most phones, there was no pre-order phase, so it went on sale immediately.
How much did the Google Pixel 7a cost at launch?
Google kept things simple when it came to Pixel 7a pricing. There’s only one model, with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and it cost $499/£449 at launch.
For context, that’s a $50/£50 jump compared to 2022’s Pixel 6a, but the upgrades on the new model will make this worth it for many people.
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