You don't have to worry if you're put off by Google's Pixel 4, but think the Pixel 3a is too much of a compromise. Amazon is currently selling the Pixel 3 line starting at just $349 for the smaller 64GB model -- that's $50 less than the official price for a 3a. You can also snag the 128GB version for $449, while the larger Pixel 3 XL with 64GB of storage is available for the same $449. The discounts for these phones end on December 2nd, so you'll want to move fast if you've been waiting for a price drop like this.
The Pixel 3 had a rough start, to put it mildly, with bugs and not-yet-ready features marring its debut. Google has addressed many of the quirks over time, though, and it's now it's considerably more compelling. You can still expect outstanding photos, and Google is bringing over some Pixel 4 features to the device on top of its usual speedy OS updates. You'll have to be happy with Google's mostly 'plain' take on Android (and the 3 XL's deep screen notch), but there's not too much to complain about for the price.
If you're looking for the newer flagships, Amazon also has you covered. Following Google's lead, the retailer has slashed the price of the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL, matching the $200 saving on both models. We scored the devices in the mid-80s when we first reviewed them. While the gesture controls are futuristic and Google Assistant is noticeably faster and smarter, Motion Sense is finicky and the battery life could be a little better.
Update 11/25/19 9:25AM ET: This article has been updated to include Amazon's price cut on the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.
Update 11/25/19 4:54PM ET: These Pixel 3 deals are already completely sold out. Unless Amazon restocks before December 2nd, you may be better off looking at some other sale prices we've found.