Google has announced the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL at Google I/O 2019. As numerous rumors had suggested, the anticipated handsets pack almost all of the goodness of the regular Pixel 3 series smartphones for about half the price — we’re going to be talking about them for weeks to come.
We’ve already had the opportunity to put the phone through its paces for our full Pixel 3a review; in this article, you’ll find out how much the phones cost, where you’ll be able to buy them, and when they’ll arrive.
Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL release date
The Pixel 3a The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL went on sale on Tuesday, May 7, in the U.S., and Thursday, May 8, in the U.K. In India, they will go on sale May 15.
Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL price
The Pixel 3a and 3a XL specs aren’t as high end as those of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL; as such, their prices aren’t as high either. The regular Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL start at $799 and $899 respectively, while the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL prices are as follows:
- Pixel 3a: $399
- Pixel 3a XL: $479
- Pixel 3a: 399 pounds (~$522)
- Pixel 3a XL: 469 pounds (~$614)
- Pixel 3a: 39,999 rupees (~$576)
- Pixel 3a XL: 44,999 rupees (~$649)
Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL availability
As well as the U.S., U.K., and India, the duo will be released in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain, and Taiwan in the coming weeks.
The phones will be available in three colors: Clearly White, Just Black, and Purple-ish, though the latter variant won’t hit the Indian market.
Somewhat disappointingly, they are coming in only one memory configuration: 4GB RAM with 64GB of internal storage. They also lack expandable storage options like microSD card support; you’ll have to be really okay with 64GB ROM if you want to own one.
The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are available at the Google Store and select partners. It’s compatible with major carriers Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and of course, Google Fi. Unlike the others, AT&T won’t sell Pixel 3a and 3a XL through its own retail channel, though.
You can pick up the 3a and 3a XL via Google Express at their respective $399 and $479 retail prices. To sweeten the deal for a short time, you’ll also be able to save $20 off either device by using the code “MAYSAVE19” at the checkout.
Amazon is also selling both the Pixel 3a and 3a XL, but only in limited color and storage variants. We’ve only been able to find the Clearly White and Just Black Pixel 3a, as well as the Purple-ish Pixel 3a XL.
Best Buy has rolled out a couple of early deals on the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. They start at the standard $399 and $479 prices, but you can also get a $100 Best Buy gift card, or up to $100 savings in bill credits, if you take a new line with a qualifying carrier. Find out more at the button below.
B&H Photo stocks the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL for $399 and $479 prices, but for a limited time, you’ll receive a $100 B&H E-Gift Card with a purchase of either device. What’s more, you’ll also get a pre-paid Mint Mobile SIM Card kit with three months of unlimited talk and text and 8GB of data per month. All-told, that’s $160 worth of free stuff.
Verizon is stocking the Pixel 3a and 3a XL in Just Black and Purple-ish at the following prices:
- Pixel 3a: $399.99 retail or $16.66 per month for 24 months
- Pixel 3a XL: $479.99 retail or $19.99 per month for 24 months
For a limited time, you’ll also get $100 off a Pixel 3a if you take out a new line or switch to Verizon, or you could save $50 if you upgrade.
T-Mobile has the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL in Just Black and Clearly White for:
- Pixel 3a: $399.99 retail or $16.67 per month for 24 months
- Pixel 3a XL: $479.99 retail or $19.99 per month for 24 months
T-Mobile is also offering up to $400 trade-in on eligible devices — it basically means you could get the Pixel 3a for free with 24 months of bill credits.
At Sprint, you can get the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL for:
- Pixel 3a: $399 retail or $11.07 per month over 18 months with Sprint Flex lease
- Pixel 3a XL: $479 retail or $14.40 per month over 18 months with Sprint Flex lease
Carrier Visible has also confirmed it will sell the new Pixel 3a for $408 — or as low as $17 per month — and the Pixel 3a XL for $480 — or as low as $20 per month — from June.
Carphone Warehouse has a couple of good offers you can take advantage of, including trade-in deals and a free Chromebook deal. The Pixel 3a prices are:
- Pixel 3a: 399 pounds or from 24.99 pounds per month
- Pixel 3a XL: 469 pounds or from 29.99 pounds per month
Buy either device at Carphone Warehouse and you can redeem an Acer Chromebook 16GB 11-inch (ACERCB3-132 11) worth 199.99 pounds. Meanwhile, you can trade in an eligible device to shave as much as 270 pounds off the total. Of the deals we’ve come across so far, Carphone Warehouse is the standout in terms of value.
Argos has rolled out an attractive Pixel 3a offer, giving away a free Google Home Hub with purchases of either phone. The phones themselves are priced at:
- Pixel 3a: 399.95 pounds
- Pixel 3a XL: 469.95 pounds
The Google Assistant-powered Home Hub is worth 119 pounds and we regard it as one of the best smart displays you can buy. A Google phone built with Assistant in mind like the Pixel 3a is only going to add to the experience. For more, check out our Google Home Hub review at the link.
Like Argos, EE is also giving away the Pixel 3a and 3a XL with a free Google Home Hub, though you’ll have to pick up the phones on contract. Contracts start from 25 pounds per month and 50 pounds up front.
- Pixel 3a: 10-50 pounds up front, from 25 pounds per month
- Pixel 3a XL: 10-50 pounds up front, from 30 pounds per month
Mobile Phones Direct
Order a Pixel 3a or Pixel 3a XL from Mobile phones direct and you’ll be looking at the following prices:
- Pixel 3a: 399 pounds or from 24.50 pounds per month
- Pixel 3a XL: 469 pounds or from 28.50 pounds per month
The contracts above come with unlimited talk and text and 5GB of data for the 3a and 30GB for the 3a XL.
India customers can head to Flipkart if they want to pick up one of the new Google handsets where the phones are exclusively sold.
Flipkart is selling the 3a and 3a XL in Just Black and Clearly White colors, with the first sale set for May 15. Here are the prices:
- Pixel 3a: 39,999 rupees
- Pixel 3a XL: 44,999 rupees
With either phone, you’ll be able to take advantage of no-cost EMI starting at 7,500 rupees per month, and save five percent when using Axis Bank Buzz Credit Cards. Terms and conditions apply.
That’s all we have on the Pixel 3a and 3a XL availability so far but we’ll update this page with more information as we get it.
Find more Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL coverage at the links below:
- Google Pixel 3a phones lack free original quality Google Photos backups
- Google Nest Hub Max is a super-sized smart display with built-in Nest Cam
- Google Pixel 3a vs Pixel 3: What do you sacrifice for a cheaper price tag?