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Best Google Pixel 3a preorder deals: Claim a free Acer Chromebook worth £199

Google's latest handset is available to preorder right now - here are the best deals out there

Hot on the heels of its pricier sibling, the Pixel 3, comes Google’s mid-range follow-up, the Pixel 3a. And we’re quietly impressed by the highly affordable, highly reliable smartphone.

As you can read in our full review of the Pixel 3a, it punches well above its limited processing specs, has an impressive 12.5-megapixel camera, and is all but identical to the costlier Pixel 3. In fact, if you’re in the market for a mid-range handset, this now ranks among the best. But what’s got us excited about the imminent launch of the Pixel 3a is the freebie being offered on preorder sales: an Acer Chromebook worth £199. 

We’ve looked at all the contracts being offered by retailers for the Pixel 3a, as well as its super-sized counterpart, the Pixel 3a XL. You’ll find our favourites listed below – but check out these two giveaways first.

Deal alert: Claim an Acer Chromebook worth £199

Not to be outdone with recent pre-order freebies given away by the likes of Huawei, Google are also getting on the bandwagon. Buy a Pixel 3a or 3a XL through (as well as Carphone Warehouse), you can claim an Acer Chromebook 11 completely free. Not bad, considering it’s a piece of kit worth £199. Buy Now

Deal alert: Claim a Google Home Hub worth £119

Alternately, pick up a Pixel 3a or 3A XL handset through EE, and you can also get your mitts on a Google Home Hub, the company’s answer to the Echo Show. They’re currently retailing at £119 at the Google Store.

Best Google Pixel 3a deals

1. Best for overall cost: O2 with

You might baulk at that meagre monthly data, but if you want to keep your overall spend to a minimum, this O2 contract at is the best out there. The upfront hit of £100 won’t sting too much – and that £19 monthly rate certainly won’t either.

Data: 1GB | Minutes: Unlimited | Texts: Unlimited | Contract length: 24 months | Monthly cost: £19 | Upfront cost: £100 | Lifetime cost: £556

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2. Best for low monthly cost: iD with Carphone Warehouse

There are actually contracts out there with monthly costs as low as £4 – but the monthly data and minutes will be far too low for most buyers. So we’re giving this contract from iD a shout out, as you get a not-too-shabby 3GB of monthly data. That upfront cost though might turn some off, though. And it’s not just the free Chromebook you can claim – head here to claim a £40 eGiftcard that’s spendable at the likes H&M, Marks & Spencer and Uber Eats.

Data: 3GB | Minutes: 500 | Texts: Unlimited | Contract length: 24 months | Monthly cost: £8 | Upfront cost: £389 | Lifetime cost: £581

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3. Best for monthly data: Vodafone with

That overall cost will suddenly spike, but if you’re a data-guzzler, head to Vodafone. There’s no upfront cost, and a monthly spend of £34 is a bit of a bargain when you getting a hefty 60GB of data.

Data: 60GB | Minutes: Unlimited | Texts: Unlimited | Contract length: 24 months | Monthly cost: £34 | Upfront cost: £0 | Lifetime cost: £816

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Best Google Pixel 3a XL deals

1. Best for overall cost: O2 with

O2 through ultimately delivers the best overall cost – provided you’re happy with that low monthly data, the final bill comes to just £631. Not bad at all.

Data: 1GB | Minutes: Unlimited | Texts: Unlimited | Contract length: 24 months | Upfront cost: £175 | Lifetime cost: £631

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2. Best for low monthly cost: iD with Carphone Warehouse

Again, iD via Carphone Warehouse is the best way to go if you don’t want to spend much on a monthly basis. If you can deal with that upfront cost – and a slightly paltry 500 minutes – then this £8-per-month deal is a bit of a bargain. And as with the Pixel 3a, you can head here to claim an eGiftcard that gives you £40 to spend at H&M, Tesco, Marks & Spencer and Uber Eats.

Data: 3GB | Minutes: 500 | Texts: Unlimited | Contract length: 24 months | Monthly cost: £8 | Upfront cost: £459 | Lifetime cost: £651

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3. Best for monthly data: Vodafone with

As with the Pixel 3a, Vodafone is best for big data. With 60GB per month at your disposal, an upfront cost of £25 and a monthly spend of £38 really doesn’t feel too extortionate at all. 

Data: 60GB | Minutes: Unlimited | Texts: Unlimited | Contract length: 24 months | Monthly cost: £38 | Upfront cost: £25 | Lifetime cost: £937

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