Whether you’re a fan of the stock Android experience or not, Google’s late 2020-released Pixel 4a 5G is undoubtedly one of the fastest, smoothest, and ultimately largest 5G-enabled smartphones today on a (relatively) tight budget.
Of course, with an eerily familiar Pixel 5a mid-ranger in the pipeline and likely to be unveiled much sooner than November, you might wonder if it’s still wise to spend $500 (or more) on a handset with a slowly aging Snapdragon 765 processor.
Luckily, that’s where the likes of Verizon and Xfinity Mobile come in, offering their customers a number of easy ways to save big on the 5G-capable 6.2-inch Pixel 4a. While the nation’s largest wireless service provider requires you to open a new line and agree to a two-year device payment plan to reduce the phone’s monthly installments to a measly $5, its aforementioned MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) can bring the total price down to $249.99 with pretty much no strings attached.
We’re not talking any mandatory monthly installment plan, device trade, or number port-in, and yes, both new and existing Xfinity Mobile subscribers are eligible for this huge 50 percent discount through April 13. Even better, you can also opt to pay the $250 in 24 monthly installments of $10.41 if you choose, in which case you won’t have to spend a dime up front.
In case you were wondering, Xfinity uses Verizon’s (nationwide) 5G network as well as its market-leading 4G LTE signal, which obviously means you don’t have to worry about cellular coverage or download speeds.
Google’s Pixel 4a 5G, meanwhile, is essentially unrivaled at a reduced price of $249.99 and combines the respectable aforementioned Snapdragon 765 SoC with an equally decent 6GB of RAM as well as 128GB of internal storage. Despite being made entirely of “cheap” plastic, the device looks pretty modern, with a 6.2-inch OLED-hole display in tow, as well as a fancy (and extremely powerful) 12 + 16MP dual camera system on the back.
Speaking of performance, we should also mention the phone packs a sizable 3,885mAh battery with 18W fast charging capabilities, though its main selling point remains Google’s stellar software support. We’re talking guaranteed Android version updates until November 2023, which means this bad boy will receive official Android 12, 13, and 14 promotions.
Google’s Pixel 4a 5G is on sale at a huge discount with pretty much no strings attached