Pixel 3 at $499 is Such a Damn Good Deal

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL

We may earn a commission when you click links to retailers and purchase goods. More info.

I’m sure you’ll show after reading that title to tell me that “4GB RAM isn’t enough” and that “64GB storage is pathetic” and that I’m a fool for suggesting anyone buy a Pixel 3 with the Pixel 4 possibly less than two months away. And that’s fine! But I’m fully prepared to stand by the idea that at $499, the Pixel 3 is a hell of a buy right now.

Thanks to a back-to-school sale at the Google Store, Google has kept its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL with $300-off discounts for the time being. That gets you into a Pixel 3 for $499 or a Pixel 3 XL for $599. If the 64GB storage I mentioned above isn’t enough, add another $100 to each of those prices and you’ll get 128GB.

Why should you still buy a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL right now? The best way to explain why you should consider each, particularly right now with this discount, is to tell you why I keep coming back to these phones, even with Galaxy S10s and OnePlus phones sitting next to the Pixel 3 on my desk. Because like I did last year, Google’s phone is the one I keep grabbing over everyone else’s.

Here are 10 reasons the Pixel 3 is still worth buying:

  1. I grab the Pixel 3 because I know the camera is one of the best in the business.
  2. I grab the Pixel 3 because it has had Android Q beta on it for months, will get stable Android Q any day now, and I like having the newest sh*t. I’m a tech guy, after all.
  3. I grab the Pixel 3 because I like squeezing it to fire up Assistant, which I do multiple times in a day.
  4. I grab the Pixel 3 because it has a fingerprint reader that works, rather than one of those sh*tty, inconsistent and slow in-display units everyone else keeps putting in phones.
  5. I grab the Pixel 3 over the Pixel 3a because I appreciate the wireless charging at times, the better display, and the wide-angle selfie camera.
  6. I grab it because I prefer this leaner version of Android still to this day.
  7. I grab it because Google sure seems to have cleaned up performance issues from earlier in the year and the phone is quite speedy.
  8. I grab it because of little things like the always-on display that shows me weather and whatever songs are playing nearby.
  9. I grab it because I can slap any SIM card into it and it’ll work, but if I need to, can always just fire up Google Fi.
  10. Finally, I grab the Pixel 3 because it’s close to being the perfect size and looks super clean.

It looks like Google’s $300-off promo is running through most of September or until they sellout. You may have some time, but you may not want to wait too much longer.

Shop Pixel 3 Deals:

______________________

Some of our best videos.

Categories

Tags

Collapse Show Comments