Whether you’re a fan of the stock Android experience or not, Google’s late 2020-released Pixel 4a 5G is unquestionably one of the fastest, smoothest, and ultimately greatest 5G-enabled smartphones available today on a (relatively) tight budget.
Of course, with an eerily familiar Pixel 5a mid-ranger in the pipeline
and likely to be unveiled much sooner than November, you might be wondering if it’s still wise to spend $500 (or more) on a handset powered by a slowly aging Snapdragon 765 processor.
Luckily, that’s where the likes of Verizon and Xfinity Mobile come in, offering their customers a number of easy ways to save big on the 5G-capable 6.2
-inch Pixel 4a
. While the nation’s largest wireless service provider requires you to open a new line and agree to a two-year device payment plan to reduce the phone’s monthly installments to a measly $5
, its aforementioned MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) can bring the total price down to $249.99 with pretty much no strings attached.
We’re talking no obligatory monthly installment plan, device trade-in, or number port-in, and yes, both new and existing Xfinity Mobile subscribers are eligible for this huge 50 percent discount until April 13. Even better, you can also opt to pay the 250 bucks in 24 monthly installments of $10.41 if you so choose, in which case you won’t have to spend a dime upfront.
In case you’re wondering, Xfinity uses Verizon
‘s (nationwide) 5G network
, as well as its market-leading 4G LTE signal, which obviously means you have nothing to worry about in terms of either wireless service coverage or download speeds.
Google’s Pixel 4a 5G
, meanwhile, is essentially unrivaled at a marked-down price of $249.99, pairing the respectable aforementioned Snapdragon 765 SoC with an equally decent 6GB RAM count, as well as 128 gigs of internal storage space. Although made entirely from “cheap” plastic, the handset looks pretty modern, with a 6.2-inch OLED hole punch display in tow, as well as a swanky (and extremely powerful) 12 + 16MP dual rear-facing camera system.
Speaking of power, we should also mention the phone packs a sizable 3,885mAh battery with 18W fast charging capabilities, although its key selling point remains Google
‘s stellar software support. We’re talking guaranteed Android version updates through November 2023, which means this bad boy will receive official Android 12, 13, and