Best Google Pixel 4 deals: prices, contracts and SIM-free prices compared in 2020

Google Pixel 4 deals and 4 XL deals compared all in one place. See the top tariffs and prices on this camera powerhouse

Google Pixel 4 deals
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Google Pixel 4 deals seem like an obvious choice for anyone who's primary goals are laid out like this - awesome photos, intuitive operating systems and low pricing. Yes, its an impressive handset...but is it right for you? 

While the handset launched with an RRP higher than we had originally expected, we've seen Google Pixel 4 deals quickly drop in price, allowing you to secure one without blowing huge amounts on monthly bills.

If you're looking for the best of the best on the market right now... this probably isn't it. For Android fans that gap is likely filled by Samsung Galaxy S20 deals and for Apple fans, iPhone 11 deals.

The Google Pixel 4 struggled to match Samsung and Apple, mainly due to a lower battery life and a lack of a finger print scanner. But if we're honest, those are things we're happy to let slide.

Google Pixel 4 deals can be bought for under £30 a month with some genuinely low upfront costs, getting you a powerful phone with one of the world's best cameras at an almost budget price, making Apple and Samsung's top look almost over-priced.

Obviously, if you've already made up your mind and you know the Google Pixel 4 is the phone for you then simply scroll up and make use of the full price comparison chart above. Still unsure? We've included information below to help you decide.


Google Pixel 4 deals

The Google Pixel 4 - our thoughts in brief:

Has Google done enough to keep up with Samsung and Apple in 2020?

"The reasons to buy a Pixel phone are the same as ever with the Pixel 4 – that pure Android experience, the power of Google Assistant, and the magic that Google can do with photos (including astrophotography, this year). The Pixel 4 adds some nice touches as well, like Face Unlock and the Recorder app. Most of this is the AI and software at work though – and it feels as though the hardware side is less of a priority for Google"

★★★★

Read our full Google Pixel 4 review for a detailed examination


SIM-free Google Pixel 4 deals - how much will you spend?

Rather skip the contracts and just get the device SIM-free? For the cheaper Google Pixel 4, the RRP comes in at £669, making it a fair bit cheaper than most other high-end flagships from its competitors.

Jump up to the maxed out Google Pixel 4 XL and you'll be paying £829. That's a considerable jump up but it is landing you Google's best phone on the market right now.

Obviously, these are by no means cheap phones so it is worth looking into what cheap SIM only deals you can get to go with them.

While SIM-free would normally be the best route, Google Pixel 4 deals on contract have seen a major decline in price recently so we would recommend starting there first.

Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL: specs at a glance

Google Pixel 4:

  • Battery: 2800mAh
  • Screen: 5.7-inch OLED display
  • IP rating: IP68 rating
  • RAM: 6GB Ram / Snapdragon 855
  • Cameras: Back: 12.2MP + 6MP / Front: 8MP

Google Pixel 4 XL:

  • Battery: 3700mAh
  • Screen: 6.3-inch OLED display
  • IP rating: IP68 rating
  • RAM: 6GB Ram / Snapdragon 855
  • Cameras: Back: 12.2MP + 16MP + 12MP / Front: 8MP

Which retailers and networks sell Google Pixel 4 deals?

Contracts:

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Google Pixel 4 or 4 XL - Which is the better choice?

This completely depends on whether you are willing to spend more on a phone for a few improvements scattered across the field. The key factor the 4 XL brings along is its larger battery capacity and screen size, allowing you to exceed the 1-day life issue.

However, these improvements come at roughly £100 more, depending on the deal you decide to go with. If this is a key issue to you then make the change. 

Does the Google Pixel 4 have a good camera?

It's the main feature in these devices and Google's best known feature...so are the cameras good? In a word...yes.

These are currently some of the best camera phones available, fighting off both Apple and Samsung for the number 1 spot. Most of that power is coming from intuitive AI features and processing power making it easy for anyone to take good shots with the Pixel 4. 

Is the Google Pixel 4 a good phone?

Despite the fact that the Google Pixel 5 is very quickly approaching, the Google Pixel 4 remains a firm contender on our best smartphones list.

It achieves this position through a few key features. Firstly, and most obviously is the Pixel 4's high-end camera. The Google devices are notorious for their impressive camera arrays and this one is no exception.

On top of that, the Pixel 4 offers a pure stock Android with quick updates, patches and security fixes. It does have some factors let it down slightly, like a smaller battery than other competitors and a lack of a fingerprint scanner.