Google offering credit promo on Pixel 2 XL and free 18W charger


Even with the Galaxy S9 now available, I'd argue that you should still be looking for the best deal on Google's Pixel 2 XL if in the market for a new phone. Why?

The Google Store is now offering a discount on the Google Pixel 2 XL - making it an attractive buy for those in the market for a new flagship. The offer is that the user will give payment for 24 months and will get a cashback of $200.

Notably, the issue seems to be affected only to the Google Pixel 2 XL as no Pixel 2 users have reported to face such an issue.

Flagship phones have become terribly expensive these days and OEMs can't really push prices way too low without cutting profit margins.

In addition to the $200, Google is also giving away a free 18W USB-C power adapter during this time, and this part of the promotion extends to the Pixel 2 as well. Under Google Financing's 24-month terms, that is reduced to $35.38 and $39.54 per month, for the 64 and 128 GB models, respectively. If you opt for the deal, that means you will be paying $649 for the 64GB option and $749 for the 128GB model. However, Google will be sending a $200 statement credit after two billing cycles, which comes much faster than other similar offers that distribute the rebate across monthly billings over two years.

It is said that the affected Google Pixel 2 XL units are running on both Android 8.0 Oreo OS as well the latest Android 8.1 Oreo OS. Google says that consumers who take advantage of the offer will have to wait up to two billing periods after the promotion ends before the statement credit will be posted to their accounts.