The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are all set to go on sale in the United States from October 18th before making their way to parts of Europe, India, Singapore, Japan, and other markets from November 1.
Unlike Apple or Samsung’s Galaxy flagships, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are not that easy to buy even in the markets they are available. This is because Google does not have a particularly strong relationship with carriers, particularly in the United States. This greatly limits the stores and retailers from where one could buy the new Pixels.
If you are interested in buying the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL but wonder where it is available and from where you can get the best deal, read below.
Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Price
Before talking about the availability of the Pixel 3, let’s talk about its price.
In the U.S., the Pixel 3 starts from $799 for the 64GB variant, with the 128GB variant priced at $899. The bigger Pixel 3 XL starts from $899, with the 128GB variant coming in at $999. The devices will be exclusive to Verizon once again, with non-Verizon subscribers having to buy the device outright from Google’s Store or through Project Fi.
The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are extremely pricey in India. The 64GB and 128GB Pixel 3 is priced at Rs 71,000 and Rs 80,000. The Pixel 3 XL is priced at Rs 83,000 and Rs 92,000 for the 64GB and 128GB variant. The devices are already up for pre-order in India since October 11, with sales starting from November 1.
Where to Buy Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL
In the United States, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL can only be purchased from one carrier: Verizon. If you are on any other network, you will have to buy the device unlocked directly from Google or other retailers.
If you are on Verizon’s network, the Pixel 3 will cost you $33.33 per month over a period of 2 years, with the 128GB version coming in at $37.84 per month. The Pixel 3 XL will cost you $38.74 per month over the same period of time. The 128GB option retails for either $42.91 per month or $1,029.99 full retail price.
Verizon is running a BOGO deal on the Pixel series so if you buy one Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, you will get another free. You just have to buy two devices and activate one new line to be eligible for the offer.
If you are not on Verizon’s network, you can buy the Pixel 3 directly from the Google Store. The device will be unlocked which means you can use it on T-Mobile’s or AT&T network without any issues. Google does offer 0 percent financing on the devices so you can pay for your purchase in monthly installments as well.
Best Buy is also accepting pre-orders for the Pixel 3 series and bundling a $100 gift card. Verizon customers should order from Best Buy as they will still be eligible for the BOGO deal as well.
In India, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are available online exclusively on Flipkart. Offline, it is available in retail stores of Croma, Reliance Digital, Vijay Sales, and more.
We will continue updating this post as and when Google expands the availability of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL to more countries and retailers.