When it comes to tech, it can feel like Apple is the Empire and the varied Android gadgets are the scrappy Rebellion. I don’t know how long I can keep this Star Wars metaphor up, but I do know that the force is strong with the Rebellion today. Amazon is holding an “Android Days” sales event that ends at 11:59 pm PT on August 30, and some of our favorite phones are on sale right now (along with some other goodies, like earbuds). This includes Google Pixel, Samsung, Motorola, and OnePlus devices. If you’re in the market for a new handset, today is a great day to snag one.

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Google Pixel Deals

You can learn more about these devices in our Best Google Pixel Phones and Best Wireless Earbuds guides. 

Google Pixel 6A

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The Pixel 6A is our favorite Android phone (8/10, WIRED Recommends), and this is the lowest price we’ve seen (it only launched last month). The Google Tensor chip is a standout, but our favorite software features are the highly accurate Assistant Voice Typing, so you can speak your messages instead of typing them; Hold For Me, to avoid lengthy and tedious holds; and Now Playing, to know what song is playing without having to ask. There’s no wireless charging or charging brick included with the Pixel 6A, but this phone is water resistant, has an excellent camera system, and features a bright OLED screen.

The Pixel 7 is right around the corner, but this is still a great price (the lowest we’ve ever seen) for last year’s Pixel 6 (9/10, WIRED Recommends). Its larger camera sensors mean it can snap some of the best photos of any smartphone right now. The upgrades over the Pixel 6A include
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