Google’s Black Friday deals are back, including the 9 Pixel 6a deal

Google’s Black Friday deals are back, including the $299 Pixel 6a deal

Google’s Black Friday deals are back, including the 9 Pixel 6a deal

Everything except the headphones are for sale.
Zoom in / Everything except the headphones are for sale.


Black Friday may have come and gone, but Google’s Black Friday deals are still ongoing. Google reimplemented many of the offers this week, which were the earliest and/or best discounts we’ve seen for many of Google’s new products. The highlight of the bunch is definitely the Pixel 6a, but you also get decent deals on the Pixel 7, Pixel Watch, Chromecast, and Google’s smart speakers.

The Pixel 6a, normally $449, is still available for a staggering $299. Recall that this comes with a flagship SoC that’s just as fast as the $900 Pixel 7 Pro. The Pixel 6a is a great deal too at $449 and it honestly cannibalizes more expensive phones a bit, but Google seems more interested in trying to grab as much market share as possible right now. (Apparently Google isn’t happy with this either, and the Pixel 7a rumors push the phone further into the high-end line!)

If you really want the pricier Pixels with their bigger, higher refresh rate displays and the latest cameras, you can still get deals on those too. The 90Hz, 6.3-inch Pixel 7, normally $599, can be had for $499, and the 120Hz, 6.7-inch Pixel 7 Pro is down to $749 from the usual $899 price. Google’s end actually says that all these Pixel phone deals will be available until Christmas Day.

If you’re truly an early adopter of Google, the Pixel Watch is also on sale. The Wi-Fi (non-LTE) model retails for $299, $50 off the regular price. The Pixel Watch is certainly a good start for Google, which has ignored the wearable market for too long. After criticizing it in our review for being too expensive, this measly $50 discount still doesn’t seem like much when compared to devices like the $250 Apple Watch SE, which is an all-around better product. This is also not exactly the Pixel Watch you’d want. The LTE version is still $399 and doesn’t get a discount. Still, it’s here if you want it.

Next; Chromecast! The 4K and HD versions are both $10 off, coming in at $40 and $20, respectively. These are both new “With Google TV” Chromecasts, turning them into full Android devices with an app store, internal storage, and a remote instead of the simple app streamers they used to be. You can still control them just as easily as an older Chromecast, now they just have a lot more features. The problem is that neither model is really designed to handle the business of running Android and having an app store, because they don’t have enough storage space. If you try to use the app’s features, you’re constantly fiddling with the 8GB of internal storage, but at least they’re cheap.

Finally: nest stuff! Speakers and smart displays are also discounted. Most of these offers are not available on Amazon, as they are extremely mean in bringing competitors to Alexa. The Nest Audio speaker, normally $100, is down to $68, while the smaller Nest Mini, normally $49, is $25. Both play music and let you shout “Hey, Google” to hopefully get a command processed by Google’s voice algorithms. Smart displays add an arguably useful LCD into the mix, with the normally $100 second-generation Nest Hub coming in at $50 and the Next Hub Max (it’s bigger) ranging from $229 to $174.

All of these deals are also available at Target, Best Buy, and the Google Store.

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