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Black Friday 2023

Which Google Pixel 6 model should you buy from the Black Friday 2023 sales?

Updated on 2 November, 2023 - If you're looking to upgrade your smartphone to a Google Pixel 6 model this Black Friday season, then here’s everything you need to know about the difference between a Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro. (And surprise: you don’t need Black Friday deals to snag one at a great price).

What to expect in 2023 with Black Friday Google Pixel 6 deals

Based on last year’s trends, we can expect to see plenty of retailers slash their prices for this model, as was the case with Currys, which knocked off £100 off the price of their Pixel 6 entry and Pixel 6 Pro models. We expect a similar trend again on reduced prices now, with the arrival of the new Google Pixel 8 series now in the market, making the Pixel 6 series two generations older.

Network carriers also provided unlimited internet plus discounted calls and texts for the Google Pixel 6 series last year as part of their Black Friday deals. For those looking to have everything under one subscription price, there usually is a condition to be tied down to a number of years before you’re “free” again, which can be quite a “turn-off” right? I mean who doesn’t enjoy freedom of choice to select a new provider any time they feel is neccessary - am I right? 😉

That’s why with Back Market, we care about your budget and have a wide range of deals every single day for a sim free Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro (even when it isn’t Black Friday), where you can buy smartphones outright with no contractual agreements - only the kind that works for you with 1-year warranty and 30-days return policy.

Difference between Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro

Here are the main specification differences between the Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro:

Specifications

Refurbished Google Pixel 6

Refurbished Google Pixel 6 Pro

Price on Back Market

From £356 (save £243 vs cost of new)

From £450 (save £399 vs cost of new)

Screen Size

6.4-inch

6.7-inch

Processor

Google Tensor with Titan M2

Google Tensor with Titan M2

RAM

8GB

12GB

Storage

128GB

|

256GB

128GB

|

256GB

|

512GB

Rear Camera

50MP wide-angle (ƒ/1.85), 12MP ultrawide (ƒ/2.2)

50MP wide-angle (ƒ/1.85), 12MP ultrawide (ƒ/2.2), 48MP telephoto (ƒ/3.5)

Front Camera

8MP (ƒ/2.0), 84-degree field of view

11.1MP (ƒ/2.2), 94-degree field of view

Zoom

7x Super Res digital

4x optical and 20x Super Res digital

Video

Rear: 4K and 1080p 

Front: 1080p at 30fps

Rear: 4K and 1080p 

Front: 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 30fps

Battery

4614 mAh

5003 mAh

Dimensions

6.2 x 2.9 x 0.4 inches

6.5 x 3 x 0.4 inches

Weight

7.3 ounces

7.4 ounces

Source: https://support.google.com/pixelphone/answer/7158570

Based on the specs alone, you can expect slightly better performance on the Google Pixel 6 Pro across numerous features when compared to the standard Pixel 6 version. For example, slightly bigger screen size, larger RAM size, additional storage version, additional telephoto camera of 48MP, bigger battery capacity etc. With the Pro version, comes a slightly higher price, However, luckily with Back Market the price of refurbished is a lot more affordable than buying brand new.

In fact when comparing refurbished to new prices, you can get the upgraded Pixel 6 Pro refurbished instead of the standard Pixel 6 refurbished if you add £94, rather than spending £250 more to get a brand new Pixel 6 Pro from a new Pixel 6 model - refurbished prices just make better sense right? 

There is absolutely no difference in terms of performance when comparing refurbished with new, the only caveat is that refurbished smartphones are technically used phones (but not sold second hand), and every device has been renewed through new parts installed to give the internals a “new lease of life” to ensure many more years of usage, without putting any harsh pressure on the environment and your pocket!

Where to find the best Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Black Friday deals?

As mentioned earlier in the article, we can expect retailers and network carriers to offer Black Friday deals on the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, but alternatively the Google store are currently offering £50 off the Google Pixel 6a only. Similar to Apple's tactics, they have now discontinued selling anything older than the 6a model. As per usual on the Google store, you can get bundle deals on various hardware items like the Nest Wi-Fi, Nest Protect, Nest Cam, and the Nest Doorbell. While for some this can be quite a bargain when you buy in bulk, you also need to consider whether all these additional bells and whistles are necessary for your household.

With a Google Nest Hub, does this mean then your current tablet becomes obsolete? Same question goes for your Smart TV if you suddenly have a Google TV and Chromecast to use - it all just seems to overlap with each other! However, if you don’t own any of these things from the start, then by all means this could be the deal you’ve been waiting for, we just ask for you to be responsible and not easily throw away perfectly good electronics for the sake of a deal - “won’t someone please think of the children!” Ahem.. I mean planet! 

If the whole smart home thing isn’t for you, and you’re just looking for a smartphone only, then don’t forget to check out our very own Black Friday deals for even further discounts on what are already discounted products against the cost of new! Discounts on discounts on discounts!? You read that right, even if it wasn’t Black Friday, we offer slashed prices every single day of the year because the price of saving the planet shouldn’t come at the cost of financial burden (literally!). Everyone deserves to have nice things, and we aim to give everyone just that, through encouraging everyone to shop refurbished instead of new. And if that wasn’t enough, don’t forget to come back for our Cyber Monday deals for a second chance.

When will 2023 Black Friday sales start for Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro?

Black Friday sales in general will always start on the last Friday of the month in November, so this year it will fall on the 24th of November to be precise. However, we’ve noticed common practice across retailers in the previous years to start their deals from the beginning of the week and all the way through to the weekend, followed by Cyber Monday deals the week after.

How to get the best Black Friday deal for your Google Pixel 6 or 6 Pro?

With Black Friday, there is always a concern that the product you’ve been waiting for all year-round suddenly becomes sold-out because everyone just jumps at the deals like “hot cake!”. To ensure you get the best deal you can get, we advise for you to:

  • Know exactly what you want: decide on the specifications of the phone you’re looking for, your budget for the phone, and not cave in to anything that sits outside of what you were initially prepared to part with. There will be a gazillion offers on this day, and the last thing you want to do is regret the money you’ve spent. 

  • Don’t wait if you don’t need to: keeping in line with the first point, we don’t advise waiting for a better deal to come around. If you find a deal that ticks all of your boxes, then more often than not, you won’t find a better offer in sight. We know how tempting it is to believe the very last day could offer a dramatic plunge in prices, but trust us on this - it won’t happen!

  • Research early and decide early: be aware of when all the retailers are having their sales and compare deals. After that, decide which one to go with, because it’s easy to get distracted with more offers from other retailers, but to avoid disappointment, Black Friday is not a day to “dilly dally” with time.

Having said all of the above, really the best Black Friday deal for a Google Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro is to buy your refurbished Google Pixel 6 from Back Market as early as possible! Our prices are already cheaper than any other retailer that is offering a new device, and you’ll get 1-year warranty plus 30-days to return hassle free! So what are you waiting for? Explore our Google Pixel 6 deals and Google Pixel 6 Pro deals now.

Which Pixel 6 model should you buy this Black Friday?

To answer the very initial question we set out to do with this article, here is our verdict. Specifications of the Pixel 6 Pro is undoubtedly superior, but is it streets ahead than the Pixel 6, and is the price increase justifiable? For the price of new I would confidently say NO. The additional £250 for the Pro version instead of the standard entry, are only subtle upgrades and not anything obviously better. You will be more than happy with the non-Pro version. However, if you opt for the refurbished route (hell yeah!) then an additional £94 actually doesn’t sound too scary in comparison. If it is within your means to, then this slight increase is worth the money, but anything above £150 can understandably seem not worthwhile. So there you have it, opt for refurbished and get the best of the best with a refurbished Google Pixel 6 Pro. Buy new, then a Pixel 6 is more than enough for the money you’re willing to spend, but actually this is more expensive than a refurbished Google Pixel 6 Pro which technically has better specs - need I say more?