The best Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL deals in May 2018
Prices of Google Pixel 2 deals were nothing short of extraordinary at the beginning of the year. It almost seemed like retailers got carried away trying to undercut one another. They’ve been reined in a bit now (the insane tariffs for less than £20 per month and a reasonable upfront spend are long gone) and there are much fewer bargains to be had. That makes it all the more important to use our comparison chart below to identify the best Pixel 2 deal for you.
The big news at the moment is that your luck is in if you want the larger sibling, the Google Pixel 2 XL with its 6-inch QHD+ display, as prices on this fabulous phone have just dipped considerably. In fact, it’s only slightly more than the smaller Pixel 2. So if you like a large screen but the cost usually puts you off, take a look at our handpicked deals below to see what you could save.
Google’s quest to build a smartphone as popular as the latest iPhone and Samsung Galaxy flagship mobiles took a massive step forward when the original Google Pixel launched last year. And its successor – the aptly named Google Pixel 2 – has continued the stellar work.
Need some more convincing? Our exclusive 10OFF voucher code with Mobiles.co.uk knocks a tenner off the upfront cost of any deal. And there’s a summary of our expert review at the bottom of the page.
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 | EE | FREE upfront | 10GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £38pm
Pixel 2 deals have just had a bit of a hit on price, making them more expensive than they were last month. But that really brings this e2save (part of Carphone Warehouse) tariff in to the limelight, as it has to be the best value contract deal now on the UK market. We love the fact you get the handset absolutely FREE at the start, 10GB is more data than most people will require and no other network gets close to EE’s 4G connection speeds. Total cost over 24 months is £912
Google Pixel 2 | Vodafone | £65 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 16GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £36pm
We have mixed emotions about this Vodafone tariff on the Google Pixel 2. On one hand, it’s pretty good value considering you get a meaty 16GB of data, and we like the fact that you can make the upfront price even more reasonable thanks to our exclusive 10OFF code for a tenner reduction. But the problem is that it’s just so much more expensive than it used to be. Pity really. Total cost over 24 months is £929
Google Pixel 2 | O2 | £79.99 upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £41pm
Sorry O2 fans, your favourite network just isn’t competitive on Google Pixel 2 deals at the moment. The only way we could bring ourselves to recommend a deal is by looking at big data tariffs, where this 30GB effort is actually pretty good. The question to ask yourself before you go for it though is: do I really need 30GB of data every month? Total cost over 24 months is £1063.99
The best Google Pixel 2 XL deals in the UK 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.
Google Pixel 2 XL | O2 | £99.99 upfront | 10GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £34pm
All of a sudden, it’s O2 that’s holding all of the aces on the supersized Google Pixel 2 XL. This 10GB tariff on O2 means that you can now get the bigger of the brothers for roughly the same price. What a bargain! This is available from that trusted mobile retailer Carphone Warehouse and of course you’ll be privvy to O2’s Priority rewards as well. There isn’t anything not to like. Total cost over 24 months is £915.99
Google Pixel 2 XL | Vodafone | £99.99 upfront | 16GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £36pm
Carphone Warehouse has staged this intervention at precisely the right moment. The Pixel 2 XL was looking pretty expensive before the retailer dropped its prices, and now it’s about as cheap as the regular Pixel 2. You’ll be on Vodafone with this one, but the exciting bit of info is that 16GB of data every month. Absolutely stacks, and for a very attractive price. Total cost over 24 months is £963.99
Google Pixel 2 XL | EE | £164.99 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 10GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £38pm
The glory days of super cheap Pixel 2 XL prices were fleeting (but oh so memorable). And EE in particularly has really dropped out of the race compared to what the other networks can currently offer. This is the best value at the moment on the UK’s fastest 4G network, with a tariff that boasts decent data and bills that won’t leave you crying every single month for the next two years. Total cost over 24 months is £1076.99
Google Pixel 2 deals for SIM-free: how much does the phone cost?
When the Pixel 2 hit the market, we were urging people to buy the handset outright and combine it with a cheap SIM only deal. The Pixel 2 costs £629 and the Pixel 2 XL will be £799 to buy SIM-free and adding in a SIM plan for a fiver a month made financial sense. But now that contract plans have shot down in price, they are now the more cost-effective way to go.
Google Pixel 2 review in brief
Amazing Android, especially for photo lovers
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.