Best answer: If you want to buy the Pixel 4, you have plenty of options to choose from. You can get the phone directly through the Google Store, via your local carrier on an installment plan, or unlocked through sites like B&H.
- The default choice: Google Pixel 4 (From $799 at B&H)
- Go big or go home: Google Pixel 4 XL (From $899 at B&H)
Believe it or not, the Google Store is selling the Pixel 4 🤯
What we’re about to say next might shock you, so hold onto your butts. The Google Store, Google’s online storefront, is selling the Google Pixel 4. Say what!
All joking aside, the Google Store is a great place to pick up a Pixel 4. After choosing whether you want the regular Pixel 4 or 4 XL, you have the option of selecting what carrier version you want — including Verizon, Google Fi, or an unlocked model that’ll work on whatever your carrier of choice is.
After picking your preferred color and storage configuration, you can then indicate if you have a phone to trade-in for a decreased price on the Pixel 4, along with having the option to purchase Google’s Preferred Care insurance for the phone.
When it comes time to hand over your credit card info, the Google Store gives you the option of buying the phone outright at its full retail price or putting it on a monthly installment plan. Google Store Financing breaks the purchase out over 24 months with 0% APR, with your monthly rates being as follows:
- Pixel 4 w/ 64GB storage — $33.29/month
- Pixel 4 w/ 128GB storage — $37.46/month
- Pixel 4 XL w/ 64GB storage — $37.46/month
- Pixel 4 XL w/ 128GB storage — $41.62/month
If you pre-order the Pixel 4 before official sales begin on October 24, you’ll earn a free $100 credit for the Google Store that can be used to spend on “accessories.”
Pixel 4 at the Google Store
From $799 at Google Store
If you pre-order the Pixel 4 at the Google Store, you’ll earn a $100 credit that can be put towards buying accessories for the phone. You also have the option of using Google Store Financing to spread the Pixel 4’s price over 24 months with 0% interest.
You can also get the phone from your preferred carrier
Alternatively, you can pick up the Pixel 4 from your carrier. The Pixel 4 is being sold on more carriers at launch than any past Pixel, including AT&T, Google Fi, Spectrum Mobile, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, Visible, and Xfinity Mobile.
Buying through a carrier is ideal as there are often various promotions and financing options available, helping to reduce the upfront cost of Google’s new phones. Pricing/promotional info for the Pixel 4 at U.S. carriers is still rolling out, so as we learn more, we’ll keep updating this post accordingly.
Starting first with AT&T, the big draw here is that existing customers can snag $300 in bill credits when trading in their old phone for either the Pixel 4 or 4 XL.
If you’re a new customer, however, the deal is even sweeter. Switch to AT&T, trade in your current phone, and you’ll get up to $700 off.
Pre-orders begin on October 16, with the Pixel 4 starting at $28/month on an installment plan and the Pixel 4 XL going for $32/month. For both phones, the monthly payments are spread out over 30 months.
Pixel 4 at AT&T
From $28/month at AT&T
Not only does AT&T have low monthly payments for the Pixel 4, but there are also big potential savings. Existing customers get score up $300 in bill credits, whereas new customers that switch from another carrier can save up to $700.
Being that the Pixel 4 is made by Google, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that you can buy the phone through Google Fi.
Google Fi has a really straightforward promotion, giving customers $100 in Fi service credits when pre-ordering the Pixel 4 between now and October 24. You can buy the phones outright, or get them on monthly payments for 24 months. That brings the Pixel 4 to around $33/month and the Pixel 4 XL comes in at $37/month.
Pixel 4 at Google Fi
From $33/month at Google Fi
For those of you that are on Google Fi, the pre-order promotion is as simple as can be. Just pre-order the Pixel 4 or 4 XL before October 24, and you’ll get $100 in credits that you can put towards your monthly service bill.
Moving over to Sprint, you’ll find a pretty solid BOGO deal that’s hard to ignore.
For a “limited time”, you can lease either the Pixel 4 or 4 XL and get a second one for $0/month — AKA free! You do need to switch to Sprint from another carrier or add a new line of service in order to be eligible for this promotion, but even so, the savings are huge.
Sprint also allows you to mix and match how this promotion works, meaning you can lease a Pixel 4 and get a free Pixel 4, lease a Pixel 4 XL and get another Pixel 4 XL, or lease a Pixel 4 XL and get a free Pixel 4.
Sprint is not offering the Oh So Orange color of the Pixel 4, so keep that in mind before making your purchase.
Pixel 4 at Sprint
Price varies at Sprint
Don’t forget to check out B&H
Last but certainly not least, it’s worth visiting B&H if you prefer buying your phones unlocked.
At B&H, shipping is fast and free and you can also benefit from the company’s B&H Payboo Credit Card. If you pay for the Pixel 4 with the card, B&H will instantly pay you back the sales tax you paid. Depending on which state you live in, that could result in big savings.
To make the deal even sweeter, all Pixel 4 pre-orders come with a free $100 B&H e-gift card and three months of service on Mint Mobile.
We’re expecting Amazon to also sell the Pixel 4, but the listing has yet to pop up.
Pixel 4 at B&H
From $799 at B&H
Get a free $100 gift card when you buy the Pixel 4 from B&H, along with three months of free wireless service via Mint Mobile. Plus, if you use the company’s Payboo card, you get back any sales tax you have to pay.