There's a lot to like about Google's latest flagship, the Pixel 5. It marked the company's first foray into the world of 5G handsets in the UK, although it's since been joined by the Pixel 4a 5G.
The Pixel 5 is a slight change in strategy for the tech giant, shunning high-end flagships for a more affordable device that nails the basics. That means it's powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765G and 8GB of RAM, although performance is never likely to be an issue here. You also get a 6in 90Hz display, dual rear cameras, 4080mAh battery and Android 11 out of the box, all for just £599/US$699. The absence of an XL model makes the latest Pixel flagship more affordable than ever before.
If you're looking to get your hands on a new Google Pixel 5 this month, you've come to the right place. We're rounding up the best Google Pixel 5 deals both on contract and SIM-free.
Best Pixel 5 contract deals of January 2021
If you want a superb deal on the Pixel 5, you'll have to buy on contract, with SIM-free deals few and far between. Check out the top offers from every major network provider below
- Affordable Mobiles - Best deal: 50GB data on EE, no upfront cost £35 per month (includes BT Sports for 3 months and BritBox for 6 months)
- Carphone Warehouse - Best deal: 54GB data for £34 per month, £9.99 upfront on Vodafone
- Three - Best deal: no upfront costs, plans start at £40 per month for 4GB data
- EE - Best plan: 10GB of data for £47 per month, £50 upfront, includes 3 months free Google One, YouTube Premium, Stadia Pro and Google Play Pass for new users
- O2 - Best plan: starting at £36.81 per month (over 36 month term), £30 upfront for 5GB data with 6 months of Disney+, 3 months of Audible, or another streaming service
- Vodafone - Best plan: £46 per month, £49 upfront for 6GB data
- Mobiles.co.uk - Best deal: 50GB data for £28.99 per month, £49.99 upfront
Best Pixel 5 SIM-free deals of January 2021
The Pixel 5 is available to buy from Google, although the Sorta Sage model is out of stock.
We can't see many SIM-free discounts from other retailers. We're keeping tabs on any discounts below:
- Amazon - in stock
- Argos - In stock, bundling one month of 45GB data SIM on Voxi for free
- BT Shop - in stock, free standard delivery (1-3 days)
- Carphone Warehouse - In stock, free next day delivery
- Currys PC World - In stock, free standard delivery (5-7 days); includes 5 months of Apple Music
- John Lewis - out of stock
How much does the Pixel 5 cost?
The Pixel 5 comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage and costs £599/€629/$699. It's available in two colours: Just Black and Sorta Sage.
Read our full Pixel 5 review to see why our Consumer Tech Editor Alex Walker-Todd calls it "...perhaps the most balanced Android phone to date, not to mention a great choice for those after a capable small phone, 5G phone or camera phone."
That price makes it less expensive than the standard Pixel 4, which costs £669. See the best Pixel 4 and 4XL deals here.
There is no XL version of the Pixel 5, but the cheaper Pixel 4a 5G is larger – but with lower-specs – if that's what you're looking for.
Once you've bought the phone, you may also be interested in the best Pixel 5 cases.
We're separately looking at the best Pixel 4a and 4a 5G deals right here. Don't forget to check out the best flagship phones on the market to see what the Pixel 5 is up against, especially now that the OnePlus 8T and the iPhone 12 are out.
See also: The cheapest iPhone 12 deals right now