It might feel like quite some time ago that the Pixel and Pixel XL were announced to the world, but in reality they’ve only just gone on sale, and they’ve already sold out before this in a lot of models. This isn’t the sort of launch that some were hoping for, but if not having enough stock is an indicator of success, then I’m sure that Google is pretty happy with themselves right about now.
The pre-orders are no more though and you can pick up a phone today at your nearest store and start using it.
Where to buy the Google Pixel and Pixel XL in :
Even if you’re a bit pickier about which color, storage option and retailer you use, there are still choices out there that’ll get you a Pixel very quickly. When we were dealing with a new Nexus launch each and every year, we were pretty clear on how long the devices would be supported, but the new Pixel name and the attention paid towards the average user might have some hardcore Android fans a little worried.
To drive the point home, Google has updated their own support pages with the following lines; “Pixel phones get Android version updates for at least 2 years from when the device became available on the Google Store. After 2 years, we can’t guarantee additional updates.” The key thing to remember here is those few words, “Android version updates”, which is more than just guaranteeing security updates, it guarantees the sort of jump from Marshmallow to Nougat. The date that Google can no longer guarantee updates beyond is October 2018, which is fairly generous of them, but it also neatly lines up with the two-year contract cycle many will be signing up to.
Where to buy the Google Pixel and Pixel XL in USA
Though stock has taken a hit with pre-orders being open for two weeks, the Google Store still has some models of the Pixel available — namely 128GB black and silver, or 32GB black. Shipping times are listed as 3-4 weeks, though, which is a downer for some. For those looking to get a Pixel right now Verizon will have them in stores starting today, and of course you can guarantee the specific model you want by ordering online instead with fast shipping. At the time of writing Verizon has all three colors and both storage options available for the Pixel. Best Buy seems to roughly match Verizon’s availability, as it’s selling the Verizon model.
If you want a Pixel XL however, which is obviously more in demand, things get a little difficult. The Google Store (and by extension, Project Fi) is straight-up out of Pixel XL stock, no matter the color or storage configuration you desire. Verizon, on the other hand, has 32GB silver and black models ready to roll — if you want blue or 128GB, the shipping date is listed as November 18. Best Buy has a few SKUs available, but some are also backorderd about a month.
These devices also have unlocked bootloaders, provided you don’t buy them via Verizon, and it’s likely that custom ROMs and such will provide support long after Google is done with them, as is the tradition for Nexus devices.
Where to buy the Google Pixel and Pixel XL in India
The Pixel and Pixel XL are now officially on sale in the US however, only pre-orders are now live in India, while the in-store availability is kicking off from October 24.
The phones are available in Quite Black and Very Silver color options, with both the 32GB and 128GB storage variants available. Here’s how much the phones cost in India:
- 32GB Pixel: ₹57,000
- 128GB Pixel: ₹66,000
- 32GB Pixel XL: ₹67,000
- 128GB Pixel XL: ₹76,000
Flipkart is selling both the Pixel and Pixel XL in India, although the 128GB Very Silver Pixel XL is out of stock. Right now, the 32GB and 128GB variants of the Pixel and the 128GB model of the Pixel XL are available, all in the Quite Black color option. There are no cashback offers available, but the first 1,000 customers to buy each variant of the Pixel or Pixel XL will receive a gift voucher valued at 10% of the retail cost of either handset. Buying the 32GB Pixel? You get a ₹5,700 voucher.
Like other high-end phones, Flipkart is offering several financing schemes for those looking to pick up the Pixel or Pixel XL. The site is offering no cost EMIs on credit cards from Axis, Citibank, HDFC, HSBC, ICICI, Indusland, State Bank of India, and Standard Chartered, as well as Bajaj Finserv cards.
Right now, your best option for buying the Pixel or Pixel XL is Croma. The site has both Quite Black and Very Silver color options on offer, and is selling the 32GB and 128GB storage variants of both the Pixel and Pixel XL. You can also opt for EMIs through HDFC or Citibank credit cards. There’s also the option to order online and pick up from a nearby Croma store on launch day, but the facility is limited to a few outlets across the country.
Both the Pixel and Pixel XL will be coming to Reliance Digital. The store isn’t offering pre-orders, but both handsets will be available from Reliance stores nationwide starting October 24.
Where to buy the Pixel and Pixel XL in Canada
Canadians have a ton of different places they can buy the Phones from. Typing it out almost felt like the list would never end.
Even in Canada you can buy the Pixel and Pixel XL unlocked ‘straight outta Google’ from its online store starting at $899. Here’s the full breakdown:
- Pixel 32GB: $899
- Pixel 128GB: $1029
- Pixel XL 32GB: $1049
- Pixel XL 128GB: $1179
The Pixel and Pixel XL will come in Black or Silver.
Rogers is selling the Pixel in the following configurations:
- $199.99 on Premium+ Tab plan (32GB)
- $399.99 on Premium Tab plan (32GB)
And the Pixel XL in the following configurations:
- $349.99 on Premium+ Tab plan (32GB)
- $549.99 on Premium Tab (32GB)
Both the Pixel and Pixel XL are available in two colors, Silver and Black, in both 32GB and 128GB configurations.
Bell is selling the Google Pixel in the following configurations:
- $399.99 on 2-year plan with $80 minimum spend (32GB)
- $899.99 no-term (32GB)
The Pixel is available just in 32GB configurations, in Black or Silver. The Pixel XL in available in the following configurations:
- $549.99 on 2-year plan with $80 minimum spend (32GB)
- $1049.99 no-term (32GB).
The Pixel XL is available just in 32GB configurations, in Black.
Telus is selling the Pixel in the following configurations, available in Silver and Black:
- $200 on 2-year Premium Plus plan (32GB)
- $400 on 2-year Premium smartphone plan (32GB)
Telus is selling the Pixel XL in the following configurations available only in Black:
- $350 on 2-year Premium Plus plan (32GB)
- $550 on 2-year Premium smartphone plan (32GB)
Both models only come in 32GB versions.
Fido is selling the Pixel in two colors, Silver and Black available in the following configurations:
- $400 on a 2-year Plus35 plan (+$130 for 128GB)
- $500 on a 2-year Plus15 plan (+$130 for 128GB)
- $615 on a 2-year Plus10 plan (+$130 for 128GB)
- $919 on prepaid and no-term (+$130 for 128GB)
The Pixel XL is available in the following configurations and the same two colors Silver and Black:
- $550 on a 2-year Plus35 plan (+$130 for 128GB)
- $650 on a 2-year Plus15 plan (+$130 for 128GB)
- $765 on a 2-year Plus10 plan (+$130 for 128GB)
- $1079 on prepaid and no-term (+$130 for 128GB)
Koodo is selling the Pixel in the following configurations, available in Silver and Black:
- $400 on Tab Large with $21 monthly for 24 months
- $544 on Tab Medium with $15 monthly for 24 months
- $664 on Tab Large with $10 monthly for 24 months
- $904 outright
The Pixel XL is available only in Black:
- $550 on Tab Large with $21 monthly for 24 months
- $694 on Tab Medium with $15 monthly for 24 months
- $814 on Tab Large with $10 monthly for 24 months
- $1054 outright
Where to Buy the Pixel and Pixel XL in UK
The simplest way to order an unlocked Pixel is directly from the Google Store. Right now Google’s offering Quite Black and Very Silver for sale, but not the limited edition Really Blue.
- 32GB Pixel: £599
- 32GB Pixel XL: £719
- 128GB Pixel: £699
- 128GB Pixel XL £819
EE is the exclusive network partner for Google’s Pixel phones. Prices for a Pixel with no upfront cost start at £50.99 a month, 24-month contract with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts and 10GB of data. For the Pixel XL, it’s £55.99 a month over 24 months. Both phones are offered in silver and black.
Carphone Warehouse offers the Pixel and Pixel XL in silver and black, and SIM-free prices matching the Google Store.
On contract, you’ve got a variety of options on Vodafone, O2, EE or Carphone’s own iD network. The lowest monthly cost is £30.99 for a 32GB Pixel with 5GB of data on EE — that’s with a hefty £249.99 upfront cost. As always, Carphone’s range of plans is varied — and certain offers exist for upgrade customers — so go take a look.
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