Best Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL deals e.g (Pixel 64GB with free Google Home Mini 1 month contract £589 upfront £13.99 p/m - £602.99 - Carphone warehouse)
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Best Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL deals e.g (Pixel 64GB with free Google Home Mini 1 month contract £589 upfront £13.99 p/m - £602.99 - Carphone warehouse)

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Edited by:"zelazny"Found 5th Oct
Edited: All of the CPW deals for the XL have vanished. Only EE seem to be offering any contracts for the XL, and I've only seen Pixel 2 deals on CPW, EE and Mobiles.co.uk - if you see anywhere else offering anything please let me know! Deals below updated

I need a new phone and quite like the look of the Pixel 2 XL, so I've gone through all the deals on all of the sites to try and find the best deals currently available. I've looked for two things - cheapest overall deal and cheapest deal over 24 months with a decent amount of data (at least 5GB).

As they were only announced yesterday they're only in a couple of places, so I'll try to keep this updated as more sites offer the phones:

I haven't seen any deals for the 128GB Pixel 2 yet - will add if I find any.

Results follow:

Pixel 2 64GB with free Google Home Mini
Cheapest overall deal:
Carphone Warehouse - EE (first deal at link) . 1 month contract, pay £589 upfront and £13.99 per month for 250 minutes, 250MB and unlimited texts. Cancel after one month and total cost is £602.99 (cheaper than buying outright at £629)

Best deal over 24 months with at least 5GB data:
Mobiles.co.uk - EE (first deal at link). 24 month contract, pay £225 upfront and £27.99 per month for unlimited minutes and texts and 5GB data (4G). TCO: £896.76

Cheapest over 24 months (including change of contract):
Take the first deal from CPW and grab a £12 per month sim only deal from Three (12 months - link) for Unlimited minutes and texts and 12GB data. TCO over 24 months: £878.99. There's only £20 in it, so you may be better off with the Mobiles.co.uk deal above and not having to worry about phones being locked and changing contracts.
Note: you will need to check that the phone is unlocked or unlockable. EE say that it is free to unlock at the end of the contract or after 6 months in a contract - so best to check.

Pixel 2 128GB with free Google Home Mini
Cheapest overall deal:
Carphone Warehouse - EE (first deal at link) . 1 month contract, pay £689 upfront and £13.99 per month for 250 minutes, 250MB and unlimited texts. Cancel after one month and total cost is £702.99 (cheaper than buying outright at £729)

Best deal over 24 months with at least 5GB data:
Mobiles.co.uk - EE (first deal at link). 24 month contract, pay £300 upfront and £27.99 per month for unlimited minutes and texts and 5GB data (4G). TCO: £971.76

Cheapest over 24 months (including change of contract):
Take the deal from Mobiles.co.uk listed above.

Pixel 2 XL 64GB with free Google Home Mini
Cheapest overall deal:
Buy outright from Google at link for £799

Best deal over 24 months with at least 5GB data:
EE (find on the page at link). 24 month contract, pay £9.99 upfront and £57.99 per month for unlimited minutes and texts and 8GB data (4G). TCO: £1,401.75

Best way to buy:
Buy outright from Google as above and grab a £12 per month sim only deal from Three (12 months - link) for Unlimited minutes and texts and 12GB data. TCO over 12 months: £1,087

Pixel 2 XL 128GB with free Google Home Mini
Cheapest overall deal:
Buy outright from Google at link for £899

Best deal over 24 months with at least 5GB data:
EE (find on the page at link). 24 month contract, pay £9.99 upfront and £62.99 per month for unlimited minutes and texts and 8GB data (4G). TCO: £1,521.75

Best way to buy:
Buy outright from Google as above and grab a £12 per month sim only deal from Three (12 months - link) for Unlimited minutes and texts and 12GB data. TCO over 12 months: £1,187

Hoping that we get some more deals showing up soon - none of these are amazing yet!

Top comments

mgb204 m ago

No headphone jack and an eSim ( a sim that is built into the phone and …No headphone jack and an eSim ( a sim that is built into the phone and can't be removed) make this a big NO for me.

There is still a slot for nano SIM card. Do your research before posting and confusing others.

mgb202 m ago

No headphone jack and an eSim ( a sim that is built into the phone and …No headphone jack and an eSim ( a sim that is built into the phone and can't be removed) make this a big NO for me.


Seriously? No headphone jack? Of all the things to copy from Apple they chose the least well received one.
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Where are your findings?

No headphone jack and an eSim ( a sim that is built into the phone and can't be removed) make this a big NO for me.

mgb201 m ago

No headphone jack and an eSim ( a sim that is built into the phone and …No headphone jack and an eSim ( a sim that is built into the phone and can't be removed) make this a big NO for me.

An eSim you serious? Google what went wrong

mgb202 m ago

No headphone jack and an eSim ( a sim that is built into the phone and …No headphone jack and an eSim ( a sim that is built into the phone and can't be removed) make this a big NO for me.


Seriously? No headphone jack? Of all the things to copy from Apple they chose the least well received one.

eSim, how does that effect locking of phone to network?

mgb204 m ago

No headphone jack and an eSim ( a sim that is built into the phone and …No headphone jack and an eSim ( a sim that is built into the phone and can't be removed) make this a big NO for me.

There is still a slot for nano SIM card. Do your research before posting and confusing others.

Original Poster

I understand it has an eSim but it only works with Project Fi (Google's network in the US) - for everywhere else it takes a nano Sim as well.

Lack of headphone port is annoying, but I've been on bluetooth headphones for a little while.

I'm waiting for some better offers on the XL - want to pay less upfront

Awful deals. surely more will be added on the CPW website?

Why are there no vodafone upgrade offers on the Pixel XL 2

esudl7 m ago

eSim, how does that effect locking of phone to network?


As far as I understand (I might be wrong), you register the phone with your network and your number is transferred to the eSim. I don't know what happens if you decide to sell the phone later though. It also means that you cannot go to another country i.e. Spain and purchase a local sim to use in the phone. It's not proving popular with phone owners according to comments on tech forums.

mgb2012 m ago

No headphone jack and an eSim ( a sim that is built into the phone and …No headphone jack and an eSim ( a sim that is built into the phone and can't be removed) make this a big NO for me.

Agreed about the headphone jack, but it has a standard nano sim tray as well as an e-sim, so that shouldn't bother you at all. Plus as a technology sounds like a good idea once all the UK networks support it.

Original Poster

There don't seem to be any other sites offering deals yet - once some of the smaller places start to get offers in place (hopefully in the next couple of days) we should see some more competition and better deals. Currently there's the stuff on the EE website (fairly terrible offers) and the ones on Carphone Warehouse (slightly better but still room to improve)

Out of interest, does anyone have any experience of using a mobile with headphones on USB-C with an adaptor instead of a normal headphone jack? Does the plug stay in as securely? Do you find the adaptor snags on pockets or clothes and unplugs itself or anything annoying like that? Toying between the Pixel 2 XL and the S8+, and I get really annoyed with these kinds of little niggles.

When does it ship?

Original Poster

the.porter1 m ago

When does it ship?


For the Pixel 2 it's a couple of weeks. Pixel 2 XL is saying middle of November.

BristolBillyBob15 m ago

Out of interest, does anyone have any experience of using a mobile with …Out of interest, does anyone have any experience of using a mobile with headphones on USB-C with an adaptor instead of a normal headphone jack? Does the plug stay in as securely? Do you find the adaptor snags on pockets or clothes and unplugs itself or anything annoying like that? Toying between the Pixel 2 XL and the S8+, and I get really annoyed with these kinds of little niggles.

Aslong as you buy a decent set of headphones it's fine. Moved from Samsung to Pixel and much prefer the pixel as it has less bloatware and the camera quality is amazing.

mgb2049 m ago

No headphone jack and an eSim ( a sim that is built into the phone and …No headphone jack and an eSim ( a sim that is built into the phone and can't be removed) make this a big NO for me.


I thought the eSim only worked with project Fi (googles own network) which is only in the US. I hope their is a sim slot.

mgb2052 m ago

No headphone jack and an eSim ( a sim that is built into the phone and …No headphone jack and an eSim ( a sim that is built into the phone and can't be removed) make this a big NO for me.

​it also has a nano SIM, you just have to look at the specs.

mgb2043 m ago

As far as I understand (I might be wrong), you register the phone with …As far as I understand (I might be wrong), you register the phone with your network and your number is transferred to the eSim. I don't know what happens if you decide to sell the phone later though. It also means that you cannot go to another country i.e. Spain and purchase a local sim to use in the phone. It's not proving popular with phone owners according to comments on tech forums.

​Come on , look at the specs at least before scaremongering.

How does this work re: cancelling ee - surely they would want more than one month payment upfront?

mgb2056 m ago

No headphone jack and an eSim ( a sim that is built into the phone and …No headphone jack and an eSim ( a sim that is built into the phone and can't be removed) make this a big NO for me.


fool - stop spreading useless untrue infor

Both devices still have a nano-SIM slot but they also use eSIMs like that on the Apple Watch Series 3. So long as your carrier supports it, you just have to download a virtual SIM during the setup process to activate service. Needless to say, that's a welcome change if you're tired of the usual SIM swapping ritual needed for upgrading handsets.

Some deals on Mobiles.co.uk to look through too, not sure about the free home mini though are all sites doing? They are owned by CPW and normally cheaper, & £15 off upfront costs with voucher code VC15OFF

Original Poster

You just have to call when you have received it. They usually want 30 days notice but it doesn't start until you register the sim, so as long as it's not February you can call up on the day you register and cancel.

Won't the phone be locked to EE?

mgb2046 m ago

https://www.phonearena.com/news/Google-Pixel-2-and-Pixel-2-XL-are-the-first-phones-to-use-an-eSIM-but-what-does-this-mean_id98624

Thank you for the link - but I asked Where the ""Deals"" were and as yet Nobody has actually sent Various (more than one as in plural) deals relating to price....stop Moaning about SIM and Headphone Port..can we have some Competitive as in Plural Deal Pricing either on Contract or SIM Free....

Surely some of you """ Experts"" can provide said information

Many Thanks
Rob..

£300 more than the pixel minus the headphone slot and marginal gains for the camera and few others areas. Wow, these mobile manufacturers really are having a laugh.

Tentative. Hoping black Friday brings us some good deals.

bhara59 m ago

Aslong as you buy a decent set of headphones it's fine. Moved from Samsung …Aslong as you buy a decent set of headphones it's fine. Moved from Samsung to Pixel and much prefer the pixel as it has less bloatware and the camera quality is amazing.


Thanks for the thoughts. I had a Nexus 4 way back when and loved bloat-free Android. I've adored my Samsung S6 Edge, probably my all-time favourite phone, but sorely tempted by the P2XL...
Edited by: "BristolBillyBob" 5th Oct

No displayport alternate mode over USB C . So cannot work as computer like Samsung S8 or Note 8 or LG V30. Cannot directly connect to TV or monitor with HDMI or displayport like S8, Note 8 or LG V30. Big Negative. Will not support Andronium or other notebook displays. Google talk big but deliver little.
Edited by: "sam_of_london" 5th Oct

LukeyWolf2 h, 5 m ago

An eSim you serious? Google what went wrong


No headphone jack is bad. They are only fishing, for now, with the esim. With HDMI also gone, The release of translate ear pods likely means ever more native functionality will get stolen away,

It is strange that our semi obsolete devices are now better.
Edited by: "LadyEleanor" 5th Oct

BristolBillyBob32 m ago

Thanks for the thoughts. I had a Nexus 4 way back when and loved …Thanks for the thoughts. I had a Nexus 4 way back when and loved bloat-free Android. I've adored my Samsung S6 Edge, probably my all-time favourite phone, but sorely tempted by the P2XL...

Better buy HTC life with Android One

Can you not downgrade on tariffs anymore?

sam_of_london15 m ago

Better buy HTC life with Android One


Oh, why's that?

Robot_Rooster2 h, 26 m ago

Seriously? No headphone jack? Of all the things to copy from Apple they …Seriously? No headphone jack? Of all the things to copy from Apple they chose the least well received one.

Nothing worse than less holes to shove your stuff into.

BristolBillyBob40 m ago

Oh, why's that?

You still get the updates with Android One .

how long before there will be cheaper deals ?

Didn't know they do a 1 month phone contract What the hell

Do they take money on despatch or ordering cheers

I'm due an upgrade on Monday and I was hoping a decent deal is out by then. Luckily I still have my 30% friends and family discount (though I'm sure they will try to take it off me) so hopefully EE upgrades department has something.....

Have some heat OP these seem o be the cheapest so far (and great effort on the super detailed post )
Edited by: "darthvader666uk" 6th Oct

sam_of_london17 h, 38 m ago

No displayport alternate mode over USB C . So cannot work as computer like …No displayport alternate mode over USB C . So cannot work as computer like Samsung S8 or Note 8 or LG V30. Cannot directly connect to TV or monitor with HDMI or displayport like S8, Note 8 or LG V30. Big Negative. Will not support Andronium or other notebook displays. Google talk big but deliver little.


Lol heard of casting ? Nope man wants cables hanging from his TV to phone

You get an adaptor in the box for the headphones!

All phones will move away from a headphone jack in the next year or so.

Usb type C headphones will give a true digital sound experience over time.

Bluetooth speakers also work!
Edited by: "jimlad21" 6th Oct
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