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Best Google Pixel 4a and 4a 5G Deals for October 2020

Google’s mid-range Pixel 4a is now officially available to buy as of 1 October. The UK release comes a day after Google’s special event where it announced the Pixel 5 and a 5G variant of the 4a which is due in November. In the US, the standard 4a went on sale on 20 August.

However, don’t go thinking that the only difference between the two models is 5G support. The 4a 5G comes with a larger 6.2in display (compared to 5.81in), and a more modern Snapdragon 765G instead of 830. There’s also a dedicated ultra-wide rear camera lens and a bigger battery.

That’s reflected in the price, with the 4a 5G costing £499 while the regular 4a starts at £349. All this is not forgetting the Pixel 5, which was announced alongside the 4a 5G and is set for release on 15 October.

Here we’re looking at all the questions you might have around the new Pixel 4a range, including price and deals on contract and SIM-free.

How much do the Pixel 4a and 4a 5G cost? 

The Pixel 4a costs £349/US$349 with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, while the 5G version is available to pre-order for £499/US$499.

The 4G Pixel 4a phone is available in colour Just Black. You can keep it looking sharp with one of these top cases.

You can also check out our full review, with our 8/10 rating making it one of the best mid-range phones you can buy.

If you want to know more about the 4a 5G version see our full coverage of release date, prices and specs.

Where to buy the Pixel 4a SIM-free

You can buy the Pixel 4a directly from Google. Other retailers offering the 4a SIM-free include:

US SIM-free offers – $50 off from BestBuy

US customers can buy the Pixel 4a directly from the Google Store.

US customers can buy the Pixel 4a from BestBuy and Amazon. BestBuy has $50 off if activated right away, which drops the price to $299.99.

Where to pre-order the Pixel 4a 5G

The Pixel 4a 5G will be released on 19 November in the UK. While the Google Store listing says you can only join the waiting list, you can pre-order the phone right now via Carphone Warehouse.

The list below will be updated as soon as more retailers become available.

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Where to buy the Pixel 4a on contract

UK customers can pick up the Pixel 4a from the following carriers:

  • Carphone Warehouse – Best plan: £27 per month for fully unlimited (in iD)
  • EE – Best plan: 10GB data for £30 upfront, £37 per month
  • iD Mobile – Plans start at £29.99 upfront, £21.99 per month for 500MB data
  • Mobiles.co.uk – Best cashback plan: £22 per month, no upfront cost for 54GB data; plans start at £19 per month, £35 upfront
  • O2 – Plans start at £30 upfront, £26.67 per month for 1GB data with 6 months of Disney+
  • Three – Best plan: 12GB data for £29 upfront, £27 per month with 3 months YouTube Premium, Google One and Google Play Pass
  • Vodafone – Cheapest plan: £34 per month, £29 upfront for 6GB data; also available on Unlimited data plans (Unlimited Lite, Unlimited and Unlimited Max)

Virgin Mobile isn’t offering any Pixel 4a deals at the moment. Check out more information on the plans below:

We would also recommend looking at the following phone retailers for cashback contract deals, though some offer non-cashback plans as well:

We’ll be updating this article with more deals and UK availability as soon as it becomes available, so watch this space.

US contract availability

In the US, carriers include Verizon, U.S. Cellular, and Google’s own Google Fi, which works with T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular to switch seamlessly between the strongest network in any given area.

Where to buy the Pixel 4a 5G on contract

Not all carriers that stock the phone are revealed ahead of its release, but there are a few already available in the UK:

  • EE – from £43 per month with £50 upfront
  • Carphone Warehouse – from £29.99 per month with £29.99 upfront
  • iD Mobile – from £27.99 per month with £29.99 upfront
  • Mobiles.co.uk – from £30 per month with £50 upfront

We’d expect plenty more to be announced closer to release day, including the likes of O2, Vodafone and Three. 

Prime Day 2020

Don’t forget that Amazon Prime Day takes place 13-14 October, which may potentially include deals on the Pixel range. Sign up for the free 30 day trial.


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