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Are Google Pixel 5 and 5a Black Friday deals worth it?

Updated Oct 21, 2022 - Maybe you’ve been waiting for Black Friday or Cyber Monday sales to get a discount on the Google Pixel 5 or 5a. We’re all about savings, which is why we offer discounts on these popular Google smartphones (and lots of other tech) all year round. Let’s take a closer look at Google Pixel 5 and 5a Black Friday deals and whether they’re worth the wait.

Finding the best deals on the Google Pixel 5 and 5a this Black Friday

Many shoppers look forward to Black Friday sales each year hoping to save some money on tech like the Google Pixel. If you’re looking for a deal on the Pixel 5 or 5a though, you’ll have to get a bit creative since they’re not available new from the Google store anymore.

Luckily, there are plenty of great deals on the Pixel 5 if you shop refurbished. You can score a Pixel 5 in excellent condition for under $300 currently on Back Market. That’s a savings of almost 60% off the price of new(!) and a much better deal than the Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts you’ll see at other stores, if we do say so ourselves. 💅

Interested in Pixel 5a deals instead? We’ve got your back there too. Not only can you shop Black Friday-esque prices all year long at Back Market, every purchase comes backed by a 12-month warranty and 30 days to change your mind.

Deciding between Pixel 5 and Pixel 5a

The first difference most smartphone users will notice when comparing the Pixel 5 vs 5a is that the Pixel 5a is slightly larger. However, there are some less noticeable differences, too. The 5a has a larger battery than the Pixel 5, so you’ll get a slightly longer battery life. It also has a headphone jack and water-resistance, while the 5 doesn’t. 

If you're not sure whether the Google Pixel 5 or 5a is right for you, here are the main specifications of each to help you decide. 

Specifications

Refurbished Google Pixel 5

Refurbished Google Pixel 5a (5G)

Price on Back Market

(updated Oct ‘22)

From $226 (save 67% off cost of new)

From $368 (save 18% off cost of new)

Screen Size

6 inches

6.34 inches

Processor

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 765G

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 765G

RAM

8GB

6GB

Storage

128GB

128GB

Rear Cameras

12.2 MP dual-pixel (ƒ/1.7), 

16 MP ultrawide (ƒ/2.2)

12.2 MP dual-pixel (ƒ/1.7), 

16 MP ultrawide (ƒ/2.2)

Front Camera

8 MP (ƒ/2.0), 83° field of view

8 MP (ƒ/2.0), 83° field of view

Video

Rear: 4K and 1080p 

Front: 1080p at 30fps

Rear: 4K and 1080p 

Front: 1080p at 30fps

Battery

4000 mAh minimum

4620 mAh minimum

Dimensions

5.7 H x 2.8 W x 0.3 D inches

6.1 H x 2.9 W x 0.3 D inches

Weight

151 grams

183 grams

👀 Eyeing the Pixel 6 instead? Here’s how to find the best Pixel 6 Black Friday deals.

Do Pixels go on sale for Black Friday?

Retailers usually offer some type of discount on Google Pixel phones during Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Historically, they’ve been kind of a let down though. If you’re looking to save big on a smartphone purchase this year, you’re better off shopping for deals on used and refurbished phones, which will always be much cheaper than new. 

When you shop refurbished at Back Market, you can forget about long lines, crowded stores, and the fear of missing out on a limited time sale. Whether you choose to shop on Black Friday or any other day of the year, you’ll get the same low prices on all our expertly renewed electronics.