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(Pocket-lint) - The new Google Pixel 3 is here, but before you think about signing up to a lengthy two-year contract with big monthly repayments, have you thought about buying the phone outright?

Available in three colours; Clearly white, Just Black and Not Pink here are eight reasons to buy the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL from John Lewis and Partners.


1. Pure Android that’s always up to date

Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL are the latest handsets from Google and because of that come with the latest version of Android - Android 9 Pie. What’s more, because the two devices are part of the Pixel range of handsets, they are guaranteed to get the latest version of software and updates before any other manufacturer. That’s a huge deal compared to some phones that seemingly never get the latest additions to Android OS.

2. There's a two-year warranty included from John Lewis and Partners

Buying the new Android smartphones from John Lewis means you automatically get a two-year warranty, at no extra cost, should anything go wrong. The retailers extensive warranty service offers 7 days a week phone and email support. John Lewis and Partners also states that if they can’t repair your item, they’ll replace it with an item of equivalent specification. That’s great if it goes wrong and it’s not your fault.

3. Great design that feels awesome in hand

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL ooze quality with a silky all-glass back that gives the texture from that "soft touch" rear giving you a feeling of real excellence. The division between matte and glossy finishes on the back is rather remarkable and something you’ll want to show off to your friends and family. And if you like the sound of an edge to edge display, the large screened Pixel 3 XL is delivers just that.

4. Super speedy thanks to Snapdragon processor

The two new Pixel devices feature the brand new and super fast Qualcomm Snapdragon SD845 processor making these two smartphones powerful and efficient when it comes to processing video and photos, playing games like Fornite, and running all those demanding apps you no doubt enjoy.

5. John Lewis and Partners Added Care covers you for accidental damage

If you’re worried you might break your brand-new Pixel 3 smartphone you can buy John Lewis and Partners Added Care For Your Mobile that gives you accidental damage insurance so you won’t have to pay for repairs. If the retailer can’t repair your broken device, it will replace it with the same make and model up to the original purchase price. Or, when not available, one of a similar specification. There is no excess charges to pay and the service will even cover you for damage outside of the UK for a total of up to 30 days within any 12 month period. Even more amazing, John Lewis and Partners come to you to collect your broken handset.

6. Brilliant camera

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL feature one of the best smartphone cameras on the market letting you take amazing pictures at the tap of a button.

Get everyone in the picture with wide-angle selfies - no selfie stick required. Snap portraits like a pro with Portrait Mode. Get smiles, not blinks, for the perfect shot every time. And save all your favourite moments with free, unlimited online photo storage. 

7. Loud stereo speakers

The latest Google phones aren’t just for checking emails and taking pictures, but are entertainment devices in their own right. The phones pack great stereo speakers letting you immerse yourself in the latest games, TV shows, movies, or YouTube, which is handy because you’ll get a 6 months free trial of YouTube music when you purchase.

8. You can go in store and try it out

Google doesn’t yet have any stores on the high street so getting to physically touch and play with the new Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL before you buy it is hard. John Lewis and Partners, who has a department store in most major cities in the UK, has demo areas so you can try before you buy.

You can buy the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL from John Lewis and Partners in store or online from the 1 November.