Monday , December 17 2018 Ausdroid » News » Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL — where to buy, Australian pricing, availability and release date

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are now available for pre-order. They’re available officially from retailers Harvey Norman and JB HiFi, as well as from carriers. Yes, that’s right. One of the big surprises of the announcement this morning was that the Telstra exclusivity of the past two years on Pixel devices had ended, with Optus and Vodafone listed as partners.

To find out all about the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, including all the great new features and camera options you can check out our announcement post from earlier today.

We’re listing all the links to retailers and carriers who will be offering the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, so if you see an ‘unofficial’ retailer offering the phone in Australia let us know in the comments.

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Google Store

The obvious way to get your Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL is to order via the Google Store, though you’ll see that there appears to be a 3-4 week wait, while carriers and retailers in Australia are promising November 1st shipping.

There’s no pre-order bonus for the Google Store, so no other incentive which is a big downer, so you’ll have to buy your Pixel Stand separately.

To pre-order via the Google Store you can head over now and go through the selection process. Google are offering all three colour options for the Pixel 3 across both sizes and storage options. Pricing wise, you’re looking at:

  • Pixel 3 64GB – $1199
  • Pixel 3 128GB – $1349
  • Pixel 3 XL 64GB – $1,349
  • Pixel 3 XL 128GB – $1,499

Want to order from the Google Store? Head over now and get it under way.

Retailers

Harvey Norman

Go Harvey, go Harvey, the folks on the web team at Harvey Norman are up early and they’ve listed the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL for pre-order. There’s no pre-order bonus for the Harvey Norman pre-orders unfortunately so you’ll just have to order that Pixel Stand separately.

It’s still early, so there’s missing models of the Pixel 3 XL, with only two models showing up on their site. It’s early days so we’ll have to check back shortly. Still, all the colour and storage options of the Pixel 3 are available as you can see:

The Pixel 3 XL links have slowly been added, but some were giving errors when we went live, so be careful

JB HiFi


As with all the rest of the Australian carriers and retail sales, JB Hifi is not offering any pre-order bonus with the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL.

There’s a couple of links missing from JB Search, with the Pixel 3 128GB Not Pink and Clearly White not showing up. I’ve included the links I can find here:

Pixel 3 XL in both 64GB and 128GB and all three colour options are available :

You can check the general search term for Pixel 3 on the JB Website to see all of them in one hit.

Carriers

Optus


Optus is first off the blocks this morning listing their pre-orders already offering all three colours – Just Black, Clearly White and Not Pink – of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in both 64GB and 128GB storage options on their 4G Plus network on a range of 24 month contracts. There’s leasing options available if you’re interested as well – but we’re more focused on their 24 month plans.

Disappointingly there’s no pre-order bonus for the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL when ordering through Optus, but there’s some decent plan options starting at $58 per month for the 64GB Pixel 3, or $68 per month for a 64GB Pixel 3 XL. We’ve listed the plans on offer below in a handy table for both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL :

Pixel 3 (64GB) Pixel 3 (128GB)
$58 per month ($45 Plan + $13 Phone)
over 24 months with 4GB Data (2GB + 2GB Bonus)
$68 per month ($45 Plan + $13 Phone),
over 24 months with 4GB Data (2GB + 2GB Bonus)
$65 per month over 24 months
with 20GB Data (10GB + 10GB Bonus)
$80 per month over 24 months
with 20GB Data (10GB + 10GB Bonus)
$85 per month over 24 months
with 50GB Data (25GB + 25GB Bonus)
$90 per month over 24 months
with 50GB Data (25GB + 25GB Bonus)
$100 per month over 24 months
with 200GB data (100GB + 100GB Bonus)
$105 per month over 24 months
with 200GB data (100GB + 100GB Bonus)
$125 per month over 24 months
with 200GB data
$125 per month over 24 months
with 200GB data
Pixel 3 XL (64GB) Pixel 3 XL (128GB)
$68 per month ($45 plan + $23 Phone) over 24 months
with 4GB Data (2GB + 2GB Bonus)
$78 per month ($45 plan + $33 Phone) over 24 months
with 4GB Data (2GB + 2GB Bonus)
$80 per month ($65 plan + $15 Phone) over 24 months
with 20GB Data (10GB + 10GB Bonus)
$90 per month ($65 plan + $25 Phone) over 24 months
with 20GB Data (10GB + 10GB Bonus)
$90 per month ($85 plan + $5 Phone) over 24 months
with 50GB Data (25GB + 25GB Bonus)
$100 per month ($85 plan + $15 Phone) over 24 months
with 50GB Data (25GB + 25GB Bonus)
$105 per month over 24 months
with 200GB Data (100GB + 100GB Bonus)
$115 per month ($105 plan + $10 Phone),over 24 months
with 200GB Data (100GB + 100GB Bonus)
$125 per month over 24 months with 200GB Data $125 per month over 24 months with 200GB Data

Optus will be delivering the phones from November 1st, so if you want to get yours on that date make sure to pre-order early.

Telstra

Telstra has just opened up their pre-orders for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL – offering a bonus Google Home Mini when you pre-order either the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL before November 1st. It’s no Pixel Stand, but it’s something. November 1st is also when Telstra is promising orders will ship by.

Telstra will be offering both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in 64GB and 128GB storage options in all three colour options – Clearly White, Just Black and Not Pink. There’s a range of plans available over 24 months, or for Lease. We’ve only listed the 24 month plan information here:

Pixel 3 64GB Pixel 3 128GB
$84 per month ($59 Plan + $25 Phone)
with 3GB of Data
$94 per month ($59 Plan + $35 Phone)
with 3GB of Data
$94 per month ($79 Plan + $15 Phone)
with 10GB of Data
$104 per month ($79 Plan + $25 Phone)
with 10GB of Data
$99 per month with 30GB of Data $111 per month ($99 Plan + $12 Phone)
with 30GB of Data
$119 per month with 120GB of Data $119 per month with 120GB of Data
$199 per month with unlimited Data $199 per month with unlimited Data
Pixel 3 64GB Pixel 3 128GB
$94 per month ($59 Plan + $35 Phone)
with 3GB of Data
$99 per month ($59 Plan + $40 Phone)
with 3GB of Data
$104 per month ($79 Plan + $25 Phone)
with 10GB of Data
$109 per month ($79 Plan + $30 Phone)
with 10GB of Data
$111 per month ($99 Plan + $12 Phone)
with 30GB of Data
$119 per month ($99 Plan + $20 Phone)
with 30GB of Data
$119 per month with 120GB of Data $129 per month with 120GB of Data
$199 per month with unlimited Data $199 per month with unlimited Data

Telstra has put a link to pre-order the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL on their main page, so if you’re wanting to pre-order the phone on Telstra you can head over and get your order in now.

Vodafone


Vodafone has finally updated their site advising they’re selling the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL on a range of Red and Red Plus plans. Vodafone are allowing you to add on a Pixel Stand, Home Max and Home Hub as well if you want, just do it at the time of purchase.

Rather than offer plan + phone pricing, Vodafone offer interest free packages over 12, 24 and 36 months for handset purchases. You can leave any time you want, just pay off the phone.

You can head over to the Vodafone Google Pixel 3 hub on their website to work out the best plan for you, or check out what’s on offer below:

Pixel 3 64GB

Plan type

Red Plan

Device Monthly Payment

Plan Data Inclusions

Loyalty discount

Total Monthly Cost

12

Red

35

99.91

2GB + 2GB bonus

134.91

Red

45

99.91

15GB + 5GB bonus

144.91

Red

60

99.91

40GB + 20GB bonus

159.91

Red Plus

60

99.91

40GB HD + 20GB bonus

159.91

Red Plus

80

99.91

80GB HD + 70GB bonus

179.91

24

Red

35

49.95

2GB + 2GB bonus

4.5

80.45

Red

45

49.95

15GB + 5GB bonus

13.5

81.45

Red

60

49.95

40GB + 20GB bonus

11.0

98.95

Red Plus

60

49.95

40GB HD + 20GB bonus

11.0

98.95

Red Plus

80

49.95

80GB HD + 70GB bonus

11.0

118.95

36

Red

35

33.30

2GB + 2GB bonus

3.0

65.30

Red

45

33.30

15GB + 5GB bonus

9.0

69.30

Red

60

33.30

40GB + 20GB bonus

7.5

85.80

Red Plus

60

33.30

40GB HD + 20GB bonus

7.5

85.80

Red Plus

80

33.30

80GB HD + 70GB bonus

7.5

105.80

Pixel 3 128GB

Plan type

Red Plan

Device Monthly Payment

Plan Data Inclusions

Total Monthly Cost

12

Red

35

112.41

2GB + 2GB bonus

147.41

Red

45

112.41

15GB + 5GB bonus

157.41

Red

60

112.41

40GB + 20GB bonus

172.41

Red Plus

60

112.41

40GB HD + 20GB bonus

172.41

Red Plus

80

112.41

80GB HD + 70GB bonus

192.41

24

Red

35

56.20

2GB + 2GB bonus

3.5

87.70

Red

45

56.20

15GB + 5GB bonus

3.5

97.70

Red

60

56.20

40GB + 20GB bonus

9.5

106.70

Red Plus

60

56.20

40GB HD + 20GB bonus

9.5

106.70

Red Plus

80

56.20

80GB HD + 70GB bonus

17.0

119.20

36

Red

35

37.47

2GB + 2GB bonus

2.5

69.97

Red

45

37.47

15GB + 5GB bonus

2.5

79.97

Red

60

37.47

40GB + 20GB bonus

6.5

90.97

Red Plus

60

37.47

40GB HD + 20GB bonus

6.5

90.97

Red Plus

80

37.47

80GB HD + 70GB bonus

12.0

105.47

Pixel 3 XL 64GB

Plan type

Red Plan

Device Monthly Payment

Plan Data Inclusions

Total Monthly Cost

12

Red

35

112.41

2GB + 2GB bonus

147.41

Red

45

112.41

15GB + 5GB bonus

157.41

Red

60

112.41

40GB + 20GB bonus

172.41

Red Plus

60

112.41

40GB HD + 20GB bonus

172.41

Red Plus

80

112.41

80GB HD + 70GB bonus

192.41

24

Red

35

56.20

2GB + 2GB bonus

3.5

87.70

Red

45

56.20

15GB + 5GB bonus

3.5

97.70

Red

60

56.20

40GB + 20GB bonus

11.0

105.20

Red Plus

60

56.20

40GB HD + 20GB bonus

11.0

105.20

Red Plus

80

56.20

80GB HD + 70GB bonus

17.0

119.20

36

Red

35

37.47

2GB + 2GB bonus

2.5

69.97

Red

45

37.47

15GB + 5GB bonus

2.5

79.97

Red

60

37.47

40GB + 20GB bonus

7.5

89.97

Red Plus

60

37.47

40GB HD + 20GB bonus

7.5

89.97

Red Plus

80

37.47

80GB HD + 70GB bonus

12.0

105.47

Pixel 3 XL 128GB

Plan type

Red Plan

Device Monthly Payment

Plan Data Inclusions

Total Monthly Cost

12

Red

35

124.91

2GB + 2GB bonus

159.91

Red

45

124.91

15GB + 5GB bonus

169.91

Red

60

124.91

40GB + 20GB bonus

184.91

Red Plus

60

124.91

40GB HD + 20GB bonus

184.91

Red Plus

80

124.91

80GB HD + 70GB bonus

204.91

24

Red

35

62.45

2GB + 2GB bonus

97.45

Red

45

62.45

15GB + 5GB bonus

107.45

Red

60

62.45

40GB + 20GB bonus

2.0

120.45

Red Plus

60

62.45

40GB HD + 20GB bonus

2.0

120.45

Red Plus

80

62.45

80GB HD + 70GB bonus

2.0

140.45

36

Red

35

41.63

2GB + 2GB bonus

76.63

Red

45

41.63

15GB + 5GB bonus

86.63

Red

60

41.63

40GB + 20GB bonus

1.5

100.13

Red Plus

60

41.63

40GB HD + 20GB bonus

1.5

100.13

Red Plus

80

41.63

80GB HD + 70GB bonus

1.5

120.13

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JB had both new Pixels on display over the weekend, had a bit of a play. The 3 seems like a lot of money for what is really quite a (relatively) small phone. The notch on the XL really wasn’t that bad in person, but still not a fan of how little notification space it gives.

Luke Roberts
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anyone else see the Pixel 3 XL notch in the new “tabs” for each tab in the lastest Chrome update??

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Strangely the Google Store is generally the worst option to purchase Google products in Oz. Every time I’ve pre-ordered something on there, it’s been available in JB or similar on day of release, but doesn’t ship for a couple days and then doesn’t arrive for a few more after that. I’ve sworn off buying direct from Google over that.

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I am so disappointed that Pixel 3 doesn’t come with gorilla glass 6 which is iPhone XS used.

Bailey
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Disappointed in the lack of pixel stand bonuses.

Oldmike
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Not really interested in the pixel , the home hub I`m thinking might be interesting .

William Beckett
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Here I was hoping that Telstra would at least attempt to be competitive on plan pricing given that they no longer have exclusivity. Again, I am (as expected) let down.

Paul Moss
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I’m just disappointed that I’m stuck with Telstra.

If I had stayed with optus last year and skipped the Pixel 2 I could be getting a sweet deal on the Pixel 3.

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Just sell your Pixel 2, pay off Toolstra and get the Pixel 3. I got it already in Bangkok and it is way better than anything else

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