In order to lure young customers, Google has officially started its 2017 back to school sales. As part of the sale, the Mountain-View based company has given its Pixel and Pixel XL handsets a price cut, making the two handsets seem a lot more desirable. Apart from the price cut, Google will also be bundling a free Daydream View VR headset along with the two smartphones.
On the Google Store, you can now purchase a Pixel with a free Daydream View headset for just $524, down from its previous $649 price tag. That’s a discount of $125. If you get the Pixel XL instead, you can save $200 as the handset is currently listed for $569, down from $769.
While the Pixel and Pixel XL are somewhat outdated now, there is no denying the fact that they are still two of the finest Android smartphones on the market. The Snapdragon 821 chipset inside the Pixel duo may not be as powerful as the new Snapdragon 835 chipset powering 2017 flagships, but they do offer fantastic performance thanks to the stock Android interface and great optimization by Google. The 12MP rear camera on the two handsets is extremely impressive as well, with the Pixel holding the No.2 spot on the DxOMark mobile list. If you love taking photos and want a smartphone with the best stock Nougat experience possible, the Pixel and Pixel XL do make a lot of sense.
Apart from the Pixel handsets, Google is offering deals on a few other products as well. The Google Home, which usually retails for $129, can now be yours for $109. The LG Watch Style too is part of the sale, with Google selling it for $199, a $50 saving. However, you can find the smartwatch for an even lower price on a few other online stores such as eBay. The OnHub router is getting a $30 discount, bringing its price down to just $99. You can also get a free Chromecast Audio when you purchase the Google Wifi.