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This article was published on May 22, 2021

This Google Pixel has everything a demanding phone user needs, all for under $200

This Google Pixel has everything a demanding phone user needs, all for under $200
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TLDR: With a brilliant camera array and a whole bunch of stellar features, the Google Pixel 3A XL is now available at more than half off it’s retail price from just 24 months ago.

The best thing about new tech is that giddiness that washes over you when some new device does something no device has ever done before. Seeing technology advance in front of your eyes is pretty awe-inspiring.

But the second best thing about new tech? It’s that the tech that was new tech 10 minutes before your new tech made it old tech is still pretty ridiculously good. And because it’s now old tech, it’s invariably going on sale…usually for a whole lot less.

The red-hot smartphone wars have landed a whole bunch of amazing phones in the old tech pile, many well before their time. But their loss in prestige is definitely your gain as devices like the Google Pixel 3A XL Smartphone, a phone hailed from the tech mountain only 24 months ago, is now heavily discounted. In fact, this refurbished model is on sale now for under $200 — just $199.95, a savings of almost 60 percent off.

The Google Pixel 3A XL was a midrange variant of the previously released Pixel 3, sporting many of the best features of the Pixel 3 while making only minor concessions to its much lower price tag. 

First and foremost, the Pixel 3A XL is an absolute boss when it comes to digital photography. Packing a 12.2MP dual-pixel main camera with phase detection autofocus, as well as a second 8MP front-facing camera, this device had The Verge calling the 3A XL’s images “nearly indistinguishable from what you get out of a Pixel 3” — at almost double the price.

Powered by the Snapdragon octo-core 670 processor, the 3A XL’s no slouch in the performance department either, capable of supporting multiple running apps at once without any lagging.

It’s also hard to ignore its 64GB of storage, 6-inch fullscreen display, WiFi connectivity, or the 3,700mAh battery capable of up to 30 hours of use before a recharge.

As a Grade A refurbished model, this phone is guaranteed to arrive in near-mint condition with little to no case scuffing or other defects. And it’ll work on any network that accepts unlocked phones just by popping in your SIM card. 

Tom’s Guide gave the Google Pixel 3A XL Smartphone an Editor’s Choice award, saying it “has far and away the best camera, software and display you could ever hope to get in a $400 phone.” Which is why it’s even more amazing to get all that now in a $200 phone…or $199.95, to be exact.

Prices are subject to change.