This article was published on April 18, 2019

CHEAP: Scrumptious 128GB Google Pixel XLs are now just $270, yum

An ideal price for an ideal second phone

CHEAP: Scrumptious 128GB Google Pixel XLs are now just $270, yum

Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP!

Boy, do we have a wonderful deal for you today: an original 128GB Google Pixel XL for only $270.

Yes, it might’ve been released three years ago now, but it’s still an excellent buy – especially if you’re on the lookout for a second device, have recently broken or lost your latest phone, or simply want something a bit different.

Specs-wise, the Google Pixel XL is still good value. For that $270 you get the aforementioned 128GB of storage, 5.5 inch QHD display, a 3450 mAh battery, a Snapdragon 821 platform, and 4GB RAM. Oh, and it’s unlocked, so you can use it with any carrier you want.

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On top of that, you also get unlimited (yes, seriously unlimited) cloud storage for your photos and videos, courtesy of Google. Considering the quality of the photos you get from the Pixel (they still hold up to this very day), this would be a good replacement for your flagship if you’re going camping, attending a festival, or just heading somewhere you’d worry about it being ruined.

Excitingly, the upcoming version of Android (known as Q), also supports the original Pixel phones. So – for at least another year – this Google Pixel XL will get all the same features as any other Android user. Woo!

So, there you have it, a Google Pixel XL for only $270. Whether you’re looking for a budget phone, on the hunt for a second device, or just fancy a change, this is the deal for you.


Don’t fancy a new Google Pixel XL? Don’t even worry about it:

Have a blessed rest of your day.

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