The Pixel 4 is, on balance, my favorite phone that Google has ever made. It’s wonderfully compact, has a good telephoto lens, and I’m a big fan of secure face unlock. It launched at $ 800 in 2019, which many thought was steep for what the little guy offers. If you’re in that field but have always wanted to try one, now is a great time – it’s dropped to $ 400 on Amazon.

Now, this probably isn’t a big deal if you’re looking for a new daily driver – the Pixel 4’s battery is unmistakably poor, and the software support end date will arrive in October 2022. But Android 12 and 13 (and should be eligible for the latter’s beta program), so if you’re a developer or just an avid Android fanatic and want to stay up to date on the latest developments for the next year and change, it’s definitely an option.

The discount is available on Amazon on the shiny Just Black model. Stocks are running low, so if you care, you probably shouldn’t wait.