Upgrade to the Google Pixel 6a for just $299, no strings attached

Google Pixel 6a 5G phone in mint green on a table next to a plant and seashell
Google Pixel 6a (Image credit: Laptop Mag)

The Google Pixel 6a is on sale for a measly $299 ahead of the Google Pixel 7a's imminent release date. This is good news if you're on the hunt for a cheap unlocked phone deal for yourself or a family member. 

Amazon currently offers the Google Pixel 6a for just $299. That's $150 cheaper than its normal price of $449. This is the lowest price we've seen for the unlocked Pixel 6a with no strings attached. By comparison, Best Buy offers the Pixel 6a for $249 (200 off) with activation

Google Pixel 6a deal

Google Pixel 6a Unlocked: $449 $299 @ Amazon

Google Pixel 6a Unlocked: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45727&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FGoogle-Pixel-6a-Smartphone-Megapixel%2Fdp%2FB0B3PSRHHN%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$449 $299 @ Amazon
Save $150 on the Google Pixel 6a, our favorite budget smartphone. This unlocked Pixel 6a works with Google Fi, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and just about every major U.S. prepaid carrier. In our <a href="https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/pixel-6a-review" data-link-merchant="laptopmag.com"" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Pixel 6a review, we rate it 4 out of 5-stars for its excellent software support, unique AI software features and bright, colorful display.

Google's Pixel 6a is one of the best smartphones to buy on a budget. It features a 6.1 inch FHD+ OLED display, Google Tensor 8-core processor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. This unlocked Pixel 6a works with Google Fi, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and just about every major U.S. prepaid carrier. 

In our Pixel 6a review, we liked its excellent software support, unique AI software features and bright, colorful display. We were also impressed by the phone's  performance and rated it 4 out of 5 stars. The Pixel 6a is the Editor's Choice budget smartphone. 

During real world tests, the Pixel 6a had no issues with multitasking. Our reviewer threw a few dozen Google Chrome tabs at it while running a Netflix video in the background, then swapping between several other apps including Twitter, YouTube Music, and Gmail. The Pixel 6a never stuttered. 

For documenting life's fleeting moments, it has a 12.2MP wide and 12MP ultrawide lens dual camera on the back. An 8MP front camera facilitates selfies and video calls. Google design engineers incorporated an under-display fingerprint sensor into the Pixel 6a for secure unlocking. No more having to memorize passwords and pin codes. 

Overall, the Pixel 6a is one of the best cheap phones you can get. Especially at this stellar price. 

More Google Pixel deals

Google Pixel 7: $699 $549 @ Amazon

Google Pixel 7: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45727&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FGoogle-Pixel-7-5G-Android-Phone%2Fdp%2FB0BCQS263K%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$699 $549 @ Amazon
Save $150 on the Google Pixel 7. It packs a 6.3-inch FHD+ 90Hz display, Google Tensor G2 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. For capturing and recording images, it has a 50MP wide and 12MP ultrawide lens dual camera on the back with 10.8MP front camera. Google rates its battery life as up to 24 hours. It's IP68 rated dust-and water resistant and has a rated battery life of up to 24 hours.

Google Pixel 7 Pro: $999 $849 @ Amazon

Google Pixel 7 Pro: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=45727&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2FGoogle-Pixel-Pro-Smartphone-Telephoto%2Fdp%2FB0BCQXG46W%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">$999 $849 @ Amazon
Save $150 on the Google Pixel 7 Pro. It features a 6.7-inch QHD+ 120Hz display, Google Tensor G2 processor, 12GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Its rear camera setup includes a 48MP telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom, 50MP wide-angle lens and 12MP ultra-wide angle lens with autofocus. For video calling and self portraits, there's a 10.8MP embedded in the front camera. It's IP68 rated dust-and water resistant and has a rated battery life of up to 24 hours.

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.