The branding change with Google's in-house smartphones this year means more than different names for the phones. All the stuff related to the phones has to change too. For example, Nexus Protect. The device insurance program started last year has been renamed to just "Device Protection." The details appear to be mostly the same, though.

If you want Device Protection for your Pixel, it's a $99 flat fee for either device when you check out. This covers accidental damage from a drop or spill, as well as general malfunctions for two years. The devices come with a one-year warranty for defects, so the second year and the accidental damage coverage are what you gain with Device Protection.


If you need to file a claim, you'll get next-day shipping of a replacement device, but there's a deductible to pay. It's $79 for the Pixel and $99 for the Pixel XL. You can only make two claims during the two years of coverage as well. Owners of a Nexus 5X or 6P with Nexus Protect can still file claims via the same Assurant-run system used for Device Protection.