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If you’re dying to get your mitts on Google’s newest flagship smartphone but have been waiting for a discount, then the first Pixel 6 Black Friday deal has finally arrived. Better yet, you don’t even have to switch service providers or sign up for any new plans as you do with most Black Friday phone deals, as this one comes unlocked so you can activate it with a carrier of your choosing. The sales started early this year and the best Black Friday deals are already going fast, though, so you’ll have to hurry. Here’s everything you need to know about the new Google Pixel 6 and how you can save some cash right now.
The Google Pixel 6, as you probably surmised from the name, is the sixth iteration of the software giant’s flagship smartphone. It was only recently unveiled on October 19, so deals on the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have been scarce — so far mostly limited to carrier sign-up offers that typically require you to switch carriers, trade in an old device, sign up for an unlimited plan (usually with a new line), or buy two phones to get a discount. However, Best Buy has a Pixel 6 Black Friday deal right now that lets you grab a 128GB model for just $499 when you activate it with T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T. That’s a $100 savings and the best price we’ve seen so far on an unlocked Pixel 6.
The Pixel smartphone lineup is a relative newcomer to the mobile world compared to seasoned vets like Apple and Samsung, even if Google was one of the names behind the Android OS. Nonetheless, the Pixel phones quickly became some of our favorites, although the Pixel 5 release was admittedly a bit disappointing. Check out our Pixel 6 vs. Pixel 5 comparison for more details on that. Thankfully, Google heeded user feedback when developing the Pixel 6, bringing back everything we love about these high-value flagships.
In particular, the Google Pixel 6 sports a gorgeous screen, a nicely updated design, and Android’s great software interface — no surprise coming from Google — an excellent camera module, all in a package that is quite affordable in an age where prices for flagships regularly range from $900 (like the Pixel 6 Pro, the premium sibling) to more than a grand. It even beat out Samsung’s flagship offering in our Google Pixel 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy S21 head-to-head, and at a cheaper price point, to boot.
Note, however, that this Pixel 6 Black Friday deal is on the standard model, not the Pixel 6 Pro — you might have to wait a bit longer for a good standalone discount on Google’s higher-end flagship. That said, $100 off of an unlocked Pixel 6 when you activate with your carrier through Best Buy is a solid bargain on what is easily the best sub-$800 Android smartphone of 2021.
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