There’s been a lot of talk about new Pixel phones lately, with last week’s Google I/O not only showing off a new Pixel 6A but also a sneak peek at the upcoming Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. But Woot is showing his love for some slightly older Pixels with a sales event that ends later today. Somehow, Woot got their hands on phones that are all still new in the box and come with a full one-year warranty.
These include the soon-to-be-replaced Pixel 5A for $429.99, 2020’s Pixel 5 for $449.99, and 2019’s Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL for $329.99 and $349.99, respectively. Well, yeah, the Pixel 5A isn’t that old and it’s still available for sale from Google. But who would expect the Pixel 4 to still be new in the box in 2022?
If you’re tempted by this Pixel 4 now, be warned that it’s not guaranteed to receive security updates after October 2022. So you might be tempted to adopt that to tinker with Google’s one-off foray into face unlock and hand gestures With its Soli radar chip, the Pixel 5 is the best value here.
Despite being the best of the bunch, the Pixel 5 is an oddity. Google has downgraded it to a mid-range Plus device from a Full Tilt flagship like in previous years. It packs a modestly powerful Snapdragon 765G processor, along with some nice features like a 6-inch OLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate and wireless charging. It also came in the best color – sage green – which Woot has today for $449.99. That’s $250 off its original retail price, and it should still get security updates through October 2023. Maybe waiting two months for the Pixel 6A is better for some people, but that’s certainly not a bad value. Read our review.
The Pixel 5A is in many ways a reskin of the Pixel 5 rehoused in a larger form factor (with some features removed to keep the price down). It has a slightly larger 6.34-inch OLED screen, but only a 60Hz refresh rate and no wireless charging. It has the same Snapdragon CPU as the Pixel 5 and the same dual camera system that complements the standard lens with an ultra-wide lens. Also, this larger size contributes to better battery life. Woot has the 5A in its only color – a greenish black – for $429.99. That’s only about $20 less than the regular price, so it’s not a great deal.
If you opt for a Pixel 5A versus the Pixel 5, you’ll instead get a headphone jack and security updates through August 2024. But if you wait for the $449 Pixel 6A to be released in July, you’ll get a phone with the faster Google Tensor CPU and a promise of five years of security updates (not to be confused with feature updates). decisions decisions. Read our review.
The Pixel 4 was a charming device at the time of its release (it even came in orange), but its lackluster battery life makes it the least appealing phone on sale today. Woot sells the Pixel 4 for just $329.99 and the 4 XL for $349.99. Those are good prices, but remember these phones are only promised five more months of security updates. Google will shut down both in October 2022, so we only recommend it if you have one Yes, really specific use case for this, like customizing your phone to match your Netherlands national team kit for the World Cup (yes, we mean that Specific). Read our 2019 review.