Down to $449, the Pixel 7A is even more affordable right now.
Google this month took the wraps off its new affordable A-series phone, the Pixel 7A, and you can nab the first direct discount on one at Amazon right now. The Pixel 7A is already inexpensive at $499, but the on-page coupon at Amazon takes $50 off that price at checkout, nabbing you the unlocked handset for just $449. The deal only applies to the charcoal color, though you can get the blue or white versions with a free $50 Amazon gift card instead, which is as good as cash back if you shop at Amazon a lot.
Though the Pixel 7A is designed to be an entry-level device, it's still plenty powerful. It features the same Google Tensor G2 chip as the flagship Pixel 7, a 64-megapixel camera and a 6.1-inch, 90Hz display. It's also got nice extras like face unlock and wireless charging, aspects previous Pixel A phones scrimped on. Battery life should last up to 24 hours with mixed usage, too. All told, it's the best phone under $500.
If you prefer to go the carrier contract route or want a solid trade-in offer, be sure to check out our roundup of the best Pixel 7A deals available.