Deals: Grab A Pixel 3 For Under $800

Deals: Grab A Pixel 3 For Under $800
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It’s been almost a year and a half since the Google Pixel 3 landed. But despite a newer model being released late last year, the 3 is still a solid handset that you can now get for under $800 from Telstra and Optus.

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The history of smartphone improvement has largely relied on companies cramming faster or more powerful components into the now ubiquitous glass slabs we carry around. But the Pixel 3 is something else. Instead of focusing on things like a brighter screen, tons of RAM, or multiple rear cameras, almost all of the Pixel 3's advantages come from a software-first mindset. This results in a smarter, more intuitive experience that feels very different from the hardware-driven approaches employed by many of Google's competitors. And while this isn't Google's first attempt at something like this, this third Pixel (we evaluated both it and the Pixel 3 XL) is the device that really pulls all of Google's efforts together and makes it feel special.

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We have a review of the Pixel 3 for you to peruse right here, as well as a reminder of the key specs:

  • 5.4-inch POLED display
  • Android 10 OS
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB storage
  • 12.2MP dual rear camera, 8MP dual front camera
  • 2,915 mAh battery with Qi wireless charging
  • 145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9mm

While the Pixel 3 launched with Android 9, it was one of the blessed first devices to get Android 10 thanks to be a Google phone.

As for the plans, Telstra is has discounted the Pixel 3 to $792 across a 24-month contract, which is a saving of $16.95 a month. Optus is even cheaper, discounting the device to $756 across a 24-month plan, which is a saving of $18.45 a month.

Here’s a table with all the 24-month plans from both providers:

On a 36-month plan that’s a saving $12.30 per month on Optus or $11.30 per month on Telstra.

And here’s a table with all the 36-month plans from both providers: