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Pixel 2 is $100 cheaper on iPhone X launch day, and Google just extended the warranty to two years

Published Oct 27th, 2017 7:45AM EDT
Pixel 2 vs. iPhone X

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It’s iPhone X preorder day today, but Apple’s initial stock is pretty much gone, at least for online orders. You might be able to get yourself an iPhone X In Apple stores next Friday if you’re lucky, or from resellers.

The alternative is to buy one of the best phones from the competition. That would be the Pixel 2 made by Google, which is $100 cheaper than its regular price, and now comes with an extended warranty — keep staying away from the Pixel 2 XL though.

The Pixel 2 discount isn’t new, as Best Buy launched the promo a few weeks ago. To get $100 off the Pixel 2’s price, you have to get it with a Verizon contract, however. That means the discount isn’t valid if you want to pay the phone in full at checkout.
The 64GB version would cost you $550 over two-years instead of $650, which is almost half of what the iPhone X costs. The 128GB version is also $100 cheaper if you need more memory.

The promo doesn’t include the more expensive Pixel 2 XL. But considering the bigger Pixel is riddled with display issues, you’d better stick with the Pixel 2 instead.

What is new for the Pixel 2 is Google’s warranty. The company increased it to two-years for both handsets, and that’s worldwide:

“We’re very confident that the Pixel 2 delivers an exceptional smartphone experience, and to give users peace of mind, every Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will now come with a 2-year warranty worldwide,” Google’s Mario Queiroz said in a post on Google’s forum.

It sure looks like Google needs to reassure buyers that the Pixel 2 phones are well-built devices with this warranty upgrade. Let’s just hope you’ll never have to use it.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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