15 Best Google Prime Day Deals (2023): Pixel Phones, Nest Hubs, Chromecast

Whether you’re a loyalist or just interested in trying out Google devices, Amazon Prime Day is the perfect excuse to snag whatever gadget you’ve been eyeing. From Pixel phones and Pixel Buds to Nest Cams and routers, you’ll find a variety of Google Prime Day deals over the next two days. We’ve gathered all the best deals below.

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We test products year-round and handpicked these deals. Products that are sold out or no longer discounted as of publishing will be crossed out. We’ll update this guide periodically throughout Prime Day.

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Phone Deals

If you need a refresher on Google’s phones, check out our full guide to the Best Pixel Phones.

Pixel 7 Pro

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The Google Pixel 7 Pro has its advantages over the standard Pixel 7, with a 120-Hz screen refresh rate, a larger 6.7-inch display, an excellent 5X optical zoom camera (complete with a Macro mode for close-up shots), and five years of security updates. We don’t recommend paying full price for it though, which is why you’ll want to snag one while it’s on sale. 

This is the best Pixel (8/10, WIRED Recommends) for most people. It’s a mid-range phone, but the 7A comes packed with high-end features like wireless charging, a 90-Hz screen refresh rate, Google’s Tensor G2 chipset (which also powers the Pixel 7 Pro), and an aluminum mid-frame that’s more durable than its predecessor. It also has a great camera system, complete with a 64-megapixel camera and 13-megapixel ultrawide sensor. The Google Pixel 7 is also on sale for $499 ($9 off). It’s not a huge discount by any means, but it’s a small upgrade from the 7a with slightly better cameras and faster charging speeds (both wired and wireless).

Google Pixel Stand

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This is our favorite wireless charger for your nightstand. We love the second-generation Pixel Stand for a few reasons. Its base doesn’t slide around, the phone stays attached, and it allows you to take advantage of fun features like quick access to Google Assistant and the ability to turn the display into a digital picture frame. However, even though it’ll work with any phone that supports wireless charging, you can only use it with the following Pixel phones: Pixel 7, Pixel 7A, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and the Pixel Fold. It has reached this price once this year, but usually costs $79.

Although it’s a year old now, the Pixel 6A (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is still our favorite budget Pixel phone. It packs an OLED screen with a 60-Hz refresh rate, decent cameras, and extensive software support. Powered by Google’s first-generation Tensor chip, it also offers the best performance for the money.

Earbud and Smartwatch Deals

Pixel Buds Pro

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The Google Pixel Buds Pro (9/10, WIRED Recommends) are excellent earbuds for Android users looking for a simple user experience. And with features like noise-canceling tech, beam-forming microphones, eight hours of battery life, and a wireless charging case, you’ll get the most bang for your buck. These buds are also super comfortable to wear and come in fun colors. They’re typically $199, but have been discounted to $150 at times. They’re also on sale at Wellbots for $145 ($55 off).

We’ve crowned these as Best Overall in our guide to the Best Wireless Earbuds. They sound great, look good, and offer five hours of listening time. Unlike the Pixel Buds Pro, these don’t come with a wireless charging case, so you’ll have to plug them in via the USB-C port to recharge. They work best with Android phones, but they are compatible with iPhones, though you’ll lose out on some features. 

Google’s first smartwatch (6/10, WIRED Review), which made our list of Best Smartwatches (kinda), has a bright and responsive screen and is comfortable to wear. It also packs features like NFC for contactless payments, a speaker to answer phone calls, and the ability to take electrocardiogram measurements and track your sleep (there’s no SPO2 tracker, though). It doesn’t have the best battery life, and it only works with Android phones, but it nails the basics and looks pretty on many wrists. The smartwatch is also on sale at Wellbots for $275 ($75 off).

Doorbell and Security Camera Deals 

Nest Cam 

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If Google Assistant runs your household, the Nest Cam is a great outdoor security camera. With a proprietary mounting plate and magnetic mount, it’s easy to install and customize the angle. It also has a 130-degree field of view, sharp 1080p video with HDR and night vision, and a microphone and speaker. The battery can withstand the elements, including rain, wind, and snow, and it will last you a little over a month before you need to charge it. It’s on sale at Wellbots for $115 ($65 off).

Google also offers an indoor security camera. Unlike the Nest Cam above, this one doesn’t have a battery, so you’ll have to mount it close to an outlet to plug it in. It packs two-factor authentication, two-way audio, and accurate detection to alert you about people, vehicles, or animals. If you sign up for a Nest Aware subscription (which starts at $6 a month), you’ll also get smart features like familiar face alerts and 30 days of event video history (rather than three hours without the subscription). It’s also on sale at Wellbots for the same price.

For those who live in a dark area, there’s also the Nest Camera With Floodlight. It works similarly to the aforementioned Nest Cams, but comes equipped with two floodlights on either side that switch on automatically when the camera picks up movement. You can turn them on via voice commands or set a schedule. This one is wired as well, so you’ll need to have an outlet nearby.

Nest Doorbell

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This is a runner-up in our guide to the Best Video Doorbells—our main gripe is its high price tag. WIRED editor Adrienne So found it very easy to mount, take off, and charge (she also recommends keeping Google’s own chargers around because it’ll help charge it faster). Meanwhile, the field of view is wide enough to keep an eye on packages during the day and DoorDash deliveries in the evening (thanks to night vision mode). As with the Nest Cams, you’ll need the Nest Aware subscription for additional features.

Unlike the Nest Learning Thermostat, this one doesn’t learn and adapt to your habits. But it does pack some useful features, including the ability to set schedules and control the temperature via the companion app. It’ll also turn itself down when you leave the house, helping to save you energy.

Streaming Stick, Smart Display, and Router Deals

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We recommend the Roku for most people in our guide to the Best 4K Streaming Devices, but the Google Chromecast with Google TV has the best interface out of all the streaming devices we’ve tested. Regardless of what content you’re searching for, it’s super easy to browse across platforms—making the entire process both easy and fast. You can also search via Google Assistant with your voice, in addition to asking questions and controlling smart-home devices. The price did hit $40 for much of June, but it is normally $50.

If you’re looking for a smart display and don’t need a camera, the second-generation Nest Hub is a solid choice (7/10, WIRED Recommends)—if you don’t mind the smaller, 7-inch screen. It comes with support for gestures (like playing or pausing a video with a hand motion using its radar tech), a sleep-sensing feature to track your sleep quality throughout the night, and a wake-up alarm that mimics the sun rising. It’s also on sale for the same price at Walmart and Best Buy. 

The Nest Wifi Pro (7/10, WIRED Recommends) offers reliable Wi-Fi 6E coverage at a reasonable price, and this deal makes it even more affordable. It’s not backward compatible with older Nest WiFi or Google Wi-Fi systems.

Retailer Sales Pages

Every retailer has some kind of sale going on to compete with Amazon. Here are their sale pages if you want to browse the sales yourself.


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