Once you purchase the device on finance, the $200 will be given back to you after two billing cycles, and will appear in your account all at once. For people who still have their heart set specifically on a Pixel 2 or a Pixel 2 XL, but have balked at the 850 dollars price tag, Google Financing has now a limited time offer for them. While there have been some bumps in the road and there are some problems with the phone to this day, it is an overall improvement over the original Pixel and offers another high-end smartphone to the luxury flagship arena. Manufactures and carrier also do promos, give occasional discounts and financing options to attract more customers to buy the flagship phones. Having entered the device-making and selling business, Google is no longer that different. Under the 24-month terms of Google Financing that is reduced to 35.38 dollars and 39.54 dollars per month, for the 64 GB and 128 GB models, respectively. It'll even throw in a free 18 W USB-C adapter to sweeten the pot.
With that said, the Galaxy S9 phones offer more versatile cameras, as they take good shots in decent lighting, and they can take much better photos in low-light environments than the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The smaller Pixel 2 is also eligible for a free 18 W charger but misses out on the $200 credit.
If a phone has been on the market for nearly two years, it doesn't necessarily mean that all bugs have been eliminated or that it won't ever get new ones.
The Google Store promotion for the Pixel 2 XL will only last until March 31.