There’s a lot to like about Google’s latest flagship, the Pixel 5. It marked the company’s first foray into the world of 5G handsets in the UK, although it’s since been joined by the Pixel 4a 5G.
The Pixel 5 is a slight change in strategy for the tech giant, shunning high-end flagships for a more affordable device that nails the basics. That means it’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G and 8GB of RAM, although performance is never likely to be an issue here. You also get a 6in 90Hz display, dual rear cameras, 4080mAh battery and Android 11 out of the box, all for just £599/US$699. The absence of an XL model makes the latest Pixel flagship more affordable than ever before.
If you’re looking to get your hands on a new Google Pixel 5 this Christmas, you’ve come to the right place. We’re rounding up the best Google Pixel 5 deals both on contract and SIM-free.
(Psst! We’re separately looking at the best Christmas tech deals all right here).
Best Pixel 5 contract deals of Christmas
If you want a superb deal on the Pixel 5, you’ll have to buy on contract, with SIM-free deals few and far between. Check out these top offers from Carphone Warehouse and Three below:
Google launched the Nest Audio with the new Pixel phones in September along with a new Chromecast with Google TV.
Check out the top Pixel 5 deals on contract below, along with other top offers:
- Affordable Mobiles – Christmas deal: 50GB data on EE, no upfront cost £35 per month (includes BT Sports for 3 months and BritBox for 6 months)
- EE – Best plan: £48 per month, £50 upfront for 10GB data, 3 months free Google One, YouTube Premium, Stadia Pro and Google Play Pass for new users
- O2 – Best plan: starting at £36.81 per month, £30 upfront for 5GB data with free Google Nest Audio and 6 months of Disney+, 3 months of Audible, or another streaming service
- Mobiles.co.uk – Christmas deal: 54GB data for £30 per month, no upfront cost
Best Pixel 5 Christmas deals – SIM-free
The Pixel 5 is available to buy from Google, although the Sorta Sage model is out of stock.
We can’t see many SIM-free discounts from other retailers either, except in the US where Best Buy has up to $200 off if you buy on finance.
- Amazon – low stock
- Argos – In stock, bundling one month of 45GB data SIM on Voxi for free
- BT Shop – in stock, free standard delivery (1-3 days)
- Carphone Warehouse – In stock, free next day delivery
- Currys PC World – In stock, free standard delivery (5-7 days)
- John Lewis – In stock, free standard delivery (within 5 days excl. Sundays)
- Best Buy (US retailer)
- B&H (US retailer) – not curently available
How much does the Pixel 5 cost?
The Pixel 5 comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage and costs £599/€629/$699. It’s available in two colours: Just Black and Sorta Sage.
Read our full Pixel 5 review to see why our Consumer Tech Editor Alex Walker-Todd calls it “…perhaps the most balanced Android phone to date, not to mention a great choice for those after a capable small phone, 5G phone or camera phone.”
That price makes it less expensive than the standard Pixel 4, which costs £669. See the best Pixel 4 and 4XL deals here.
There is no XL version of the Pixel 5, but the cheaper Pixel 4a 5G is larger – but with lower-specs – if that’s what you’re looking for.
We’re separately looking at the best Pixel 4a and 4a 5G deals right here. Don’t forget to check out the best flagship phones on the market to see what the Pixel 5 is up against, especially now that the OnePlus 8T and the iPhone 12 are out.
See also: The cheapest iPhone 12 deals right now