Google’s quest to build a smartphone as popular as the latest iPhone and Samsung Galaxy took a massive step forward when the original Google Pixel launched last year. Its successor – the aptly named Google Pixel 2 – is now on the shelves.
But the high pricing of last year’s model meant that sales weren’t a shade on the flagships it was meant to compete with. The Pixel 2 starts a tad more expensive, but substantially more affordable than the likes of the Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone X. This is a phone for Android lovers who want the purist interface on the market – even if it does only look like an incremental update from the original Pixel.
Read on to see exactly how much you’ll have to pay for your new Google phone with our Pixel deals comparison chart. Plus, we have information on the prices you should expect for the Pixel 2 XL that will be available from November 15 – you can pre-order it today.
Need some more convincing? Our exclusive 10OFF voucher code with Mobiles.co.uk knocks a tenner off the upfront cost of any deal. While Carphone Warehouse is throwing in a Google Home Mini worth £49 with every order.
The best Google Pixel 2 deals in the UK today:
We’ve scoured the UK’s networks and retailers to home in on the best Pixel 2 deals. You can get the new Google smartphone on O2, Vodafone or EE – the choice is yours…
Google Pixel 2 | O2 | £165 upfront (with £10 off code) | 3GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £27pm
Well well well, this is a turn up for the books. We thought that the cost of the new Pixel 2 was going to be playing in the same ballpark as iPhone 8 deals. But this deal shows that the price is actually a lot healthier than that. £27 monthlies for a new flagship is fantastic, and you don’t even get lumbered with a tiny data allowance. Total cost over 24 months is £813
Google Pixel 2 | EE | £79.99 upfront (with £10 off code) | 8GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £37.99pm
We’ve picked out this 8GB data deal as our favourite on the UK’s fastest 4G network. There’s a reasonable balance between upfront cost and monthly bills, while our exclusive 10OFF voucher code saves you a tenner when you purchase. Well worth a look for those needing internet surfing away from the Wi-Fi. Total cost over 24 months is £991.75
Google Pixel 2 | Vodafone | £222.99 upfront (with £10 off code) | 16GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £36pm
Need a little more data? Vodafone’s 16GB tariffs are prett tempting indeed on the Pixel 2 (although the upfront price just shot up by about £70). This tariff from Mobiles.co.uk is our fave of the network’s 16GB offers. Use our 10OFF discount and the overall two-year price isn’t much more expensive than most lower data plans. Total cost over 24 months is £1093.99
The best Google Pixel 2 XL deals you can pre-order today:
Want that bigger QHD+ screen? Go for the Pixel 2 XL instead if you plan to use your phone to stream films and TV. But you’d better be prepared to pay for the privilege – the price really shoots up, as there are fewer retailers competing on price. Plus, you have to wait an extra month for stocks to arrive.
Google Pixel 2 XL | £140 upfront (With 10OFF code) | 3GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £40pm
We’re still in the Pixel 2 XL pre-order window, which means prices are likely to chop and change before the monster Android finally hits the shelves. This is an excellent early deal on O2 (so you get those tasty Priority rewards) that gives you a decent 5GB of data to surf, stream and download with every month. Total cost over 24 months is £1100
Google Pixel 2 XL | £140 upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £44pm
In terms of value, we’d venture that this is better than the O2 deal above. An extra £4 on your monthly bill gives you an additional 11GB of data. 16GB is often a sweet spot for Vodafone, and this is no different. It’s so much freedom in terms of using the internet away from Wi-Fi without the constant worry of whether you’re exceeding your allowance. Total cost over 24 months is £1196
Google Pixel 2 XL | £9.99 upfront | 40GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £67.99pm
There’s no such thing as unlimited data with EE on the Pixel 2 XL, but this is as close as you can get, and on the UK’s fastest 4G network, too. It would take some serious streaming and downloading to top out and you get a free Google Home, which is good. But the price is extraordinarily high, which isn’t. Total cost over 24 months is £1641.75
Google Pixel 2 deals for SIM-free: how much does the phone cost?
Get out your calculator and dust off the abacus – if you want to bag the very best price on the Pixel 2 then buying the handset outright and combining it with a SIM only deal may save you some £s.
The Pixel 2 costs £629 and the Pixel 2 XL will be £799. Considering that the cheapest SIM out there costs a mere £3.99 per month, that’s less than £100 for the two year term and so will potentially give you plenty of change from £750 over two years if you go down that road. That’s a pretty decent saving on the first set of prices to filter through.
Google Pixel 2 review in brief
Screen size: 5-inches | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 | Rear camera: 12MP | Weight: 143g | OS: Android 8 Oreo | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB/128GB | External storage: No | Battery: 2700mAh
There’s no doubt that the Pixel 2 is one of the very finest Android phones out there, but the Pixel’s successor is a familiar story of incremental improvements rather than whole-scale change. The feature that might just get you buying are the top-of the-line cameras for photos and video. While the delightful screen, great-sounding speakers and slick Android operating system will all appeal to a range of smartphone users.