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Pre-Order: Google Pixel 6A Unlocked Phone + Pixel Buds A-Series Wireless Earbuds Expired

(Releases 7/28/22) + Free S/H
+475 Deal Score
Update: This popular offer is still available for a limited time.

Amazon offers Google Pixel Buds A-Series Wireless Earbuds for Free with the Pre-Order purchase of any Google Pixel 6A Unlocked 5G Smartphone for $449 by no later than July 27, 2022 at 11:59pm PT. Shipping is free.

Thanks to community member bzbzb [discuss] for finding this deal.
  • Note: This device is scheduled for release on Wednesday July 28, 2022.
Available colors: Google Store offers Up to $300 Trade-In Credit on select devices + Google Pixel Buds A-Series Wireless Earbuds for Free with the Pre-Order purchase of any Google Pixel 6A Unlocked 5G Smartphone for $449 by no later than July 27, 2022 at 11:59pm PT. Shipping is free.
Additional Savings:
  • Click here to view all current Google Store Pixel 6A launch offers.
  • Eligible Google One subscribers may also qualify to receive 3% back in credit on this purchase.
About these products:
  • Pixel Buds A-Series specs (link)
  • Pixel 6A specs (link)
    • 6.1" 2400 x 1080 60Hz HDR Gorilla Glass 3 OLED display
    • Google Tensor octa-core processor (same as in the Pixel 6 / 6 Pro)
    • 6GB LPDDR5 RAM
    • 128GB UFS 3.1 storage
    • Front cameras: 12MP (wide) / 12MP (ultrawide) w/ up to 4K 60fps video recording
    • Selfie camera: 8MP (wide) w/ up to 1080p 30fps video recording
    • IP67 dust/water resistance
    • Optical fingerprint sensor (under display)
    • WiFi 6E / Bluetooth 5.2 / NFC
    • USB 3.1 Type-C port w/ 18W Power Delivery 3.0 fast charge support
    • Android 12 (planned upgrade to Android 13)
    • 4410 mAh battery
      • No 3.5mm headphone jack
      • No microSD card slot
      • No wireless charging

Editor's Notes & Price Research

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  • About this deal:
    • Offer valid through July 27, 2022 at 11:59pm PT, while supplies last.
    • This limited time pre-order bundle offer including the free Pixel Buds Series A wireless earbuds saves you $99 off (18% savings) the list price of $548 when buying both the smartphone and the earbuds at full retail price (Pixel 6A $449 + Pixel Buds Series A $99).
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Full-screen 6.1-inch (156 mm) display, up to 60 Hz
20:9 aspect ratio
FHD+ (1080 x 2400) OLED at 429 ppi

Dimensions &Weight
6.0 height x 2.8 width x 0.35 depth (in)
152.2 height x 71.8 width x 8.9 depth (mm)
6.3 oz / 178 g

Battery &Charging
Over 24-hour battery life
Minimum 4306 mAh
Typical 4410 mAh
Fast Charging

Memory & Storage
6 GB LPDDR5 RAM · 128 GB storage

Google Tensor

Rear Camera
12.2 MP dual pixel wide camera · 1.4 μm
Front Camera
8 MP · 1.12 μm pixel width · ƒ/2.0 aperture
Camera Features
Magic Eraser10 · Real Toneᵀᴹ · Face Unblur

Fingerprint Unlock with under-display

Dual SIM (Single Nano SIM and eSIM11)

Security &OS Updates
5 years of Pixel updates

1 year

Sweeten the deal and get a 10% google store credit if sign up for Google One 2TB storage plan for 1 month (cost is $9.99/mo) so you can net at $404 + $10 = $414

Get 10% back in Store credit on Google Store purchases
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Community Wiki

Last Edited by Slikku July 31, 2022 at 02:29 PM
Trade-Ins: Elevated trade-in values of $300 for older a series Google Pixels, including 3a and 4a which is really sweet. Even cracked screen Pixel 3a and 4a trade-ins are worth $295. Trade-in values for Pixel 3, 3XL, 4 4XL are lower and not as attractive.

When will I get my trade-in mailer to return my phone? From the trade-in confirmation screen: "You should receive a prepaid Trade In kit within seven business days after your new phone ships. Use this kit to send us your old phone". You will get an email confirmation that the mailer is being shipped to you, and that email will contain tracking info.

How does payment work with this trade-in? You pay for the entire phone up-front. The trade-in value will be credited back to your method of payment after your trade has been mailed in and assessed for value.

Does the trade-in mailer come with the delivery of the Pixel 6a/buds? No, it is a separate mailing.

Get 10% back in Store credit on Google Store purchases
Sweeten the deal and get a 10% google store credit for future google store purchases, if you sign up for Google One 2TB storage plan for 1 month (cost is $9.99/mo)

WARNING: This relates to the 10% discount for purchasing 2 TB of Google One Storage. If you are upgrading your current paid plan, such as 100 GB, to the 2 TB plan, you will not receive the 10% credit for your purchases until the current billing cycle ends. Only then will purchases provide you the 10% credit 30 days after your order ships. Your subscription will immediately update to 2 TB but your billing account is still your old plan until the next billing cycle. You need to either wait to buy the phone, risking it goes OOS, or use a different Google account.

WARNING: I just upgraded and it gave me 10% credit. To the extent the above warning implies that you must wait to buy phone with store credit, this appears to be incorrect. You do may need to wait 30-60 days to receive the credit, depending on when your billing period starts and when the credit issues, which means you may be hit with a $9.99 billing cycle or two before the credit shows up, but $50 - $9.99 (x2) = $30.02 net profit if this occurs. The real danger is forgetting to cancel, set a Google calendar entry to downgrade/cancel your Google One. YMMV.

Q: What's a good case?
A: I bought this one because I wanted more protection and to show off the beautiful sage green color... and because Amazon has next day delivery and I want it NOW: And that case has a top frame with a built-in screen protector too.... or a frame without a screen protector if you don't want to use one or you want to use your own glass one or something. But any 6a case from Spigen, Caseology, Poetic should be good. Obviously it depends on what you want (level of protection and personal preference).

I saw a $105 Refund Credited to PayPal / credit card. What is this?

Some are seeing a partial refund/credit, however this has typically been charged to the account again (i.e. you won't keep it as an extra discount). Speculation is this has something to do with the Pixel Buds portion of the offer. This is not believed to be related to the trade-in aspect of this offer.


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Pixel 6 owner here. I word of warning.
the reviews stating the slow finger print reader is concerning.
If i can go back in time, I would not buy the pixel 6 because the fingerprint reader is embarrassingly slow and misreads if you change lighting conditions. It's simply awful and makes checking the phone a chore. I hate it. No screen protector issue, not my phone (it was exchanged), and it's a common complaint. If you are coming from a phone that had even an average sensor, this will annoy you to no end.

The Google Tensor chips have such unreliable and poor mobile connections that a significant number of users have to reboot regularly or toggle airplane mode on/off just to get data working. It always happens when i drive. Check reddits pixel subs for more info. It doesn't look like any of those issues will be fixed because they simply aren't fixed in the flagships.
It seems to be an issue when you transition towers, so if you travel a lot or travel through dead zones, it'll happen more frequently. An unacceptable problem most in-studio reviews don't address, but real-world users struggle with, and have been since launch.
warning: This kind of trade in deal came around 1.5 yrs ago for 4a 5g. The say they will respect trade in value if old phone is received within a month of you receiving the new phone. But then they delayed the return pkg . And instead of giving $285 trade in value they gave $15. Everyone had to fight with customer care to get back the money. And they have terrible customer care.
Several reviews of the final product are indicating it's pretty similar to the 6 and 6 Pro. Some early stories and very early (unofficial) hands on videos said it was a faster sensor, but many of the reviews coming out today of the production model ay it's similar in speed. Maybe a hair faster here and there, but not so much as to make a noticeable difference in day-to-day use.

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07-21-2022 at 10:53 AM.
did they fix the fingerprint sensor on this?
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07-21-2022 at 10:57 AM.
07-21-2022 at 10:57 AM.
Quote from dealjumpr :
did they fix the fingerprint sensor on this?
Some are saying it's supposedly better and faster under-display fingerprint reader than the Pixel 6 and 6Pro. Others are saying not so much.