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  1. istring's Avatar
    Currently rock the 2XL and considering the 4A. "Considering"
    Got the 2XL (128gb) and the 4XL. There isn't a big difference, apart from the camera. I'd recommend holding out for the 5 if possible.
    eric002 and dallas90733 like this.
    07-16-2020 05:03 AM
  2. Dram63's Avatar
    Pixel 6xl or Surface Duo 🙉
    07-16-2020 06:38 AM
  3. eric002's Avatar
    Pixel 6xl or Surface Duo
    Yes, that one I was looking at as well... The Microsoft surface Duo tablet/phone running Android platform... One of the Pixel 5 XL 5G. My next phone whenever I buy my next phone, I wanted to be 5G, and possibly folding not sure about the folding. However I do want 5G infrastructure speeds. The problem is millimeter wavelength 5G isn't near ready for the masses yet. And LTE is where it's at for everyone for mobile data speeds. I mean I know I'm just repeating what everyone else knows but it's a truth. My Pixel 3 XL on Android 11 beta 2 does everything I needed to do. however for a few years into the future, that's when millimeter wavelength 5G will start to change and shape things. In that regard, I would want folding phones for more enjoyable YouTube/media playback experience on my phone etc etc
    07-16-2020 06:48 AM
  4. Morty2264's Avatar
    I've historically used many phones and I've been enjoying my pixel 4XL from launch and I'm over the whole new phone phase....I love pixels because they just work well. I've had no issues from the 4XL, and I can say I do a lot on my phones, probably more than most and it's been great. Tired of falling for the "oh this new phone processor is 10% faster, etc". It's like a new car that adds more horse power yet the new model is heavier thus it's actually slower in real world use. All smoke and mirrors, plan on keeping the 4XL for a while & will see how things are when/if Google actually steps up to make their own processor separate from Qualcomm!
    I like your "smoke and mirrors" analogy. There will always be something "better" out there, but then how do you measure "better"? And is it even worth it if that "better" is just one small part of the entire package? Is it worth the heightened price, etc?

    As consumers, only we can be the judge of that, but it still, to me anyway, makes me feel like I don't want to shell out a ton of cash for something that's not very different than what I'm currently using. That's why I often switch manufacturers when I upgrade so at the very least, I'm paying for a new and different experience.

    Also, like you wrote above: Pixel works well. I found that too with my Pixel 2. No issues. It's a reliable manufacturer.
    07-16-2020 08:00 AM
  5. Phoenix Wilson's Avatar
    Depends. Currently using a pixel 2 and very happy with its performance. The only 2 things I miss are wireless charging and a wide angle camera. If none of them have a wide angle camera and all have wireless charging then getting a pixel 4a. Else getting pixel 5 if it's the only one with wireless charging and/or wide angle camera. Either way I am getting a new pixel as Android 11 will be the last software update for my phone.
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    07-16-2020 08:01 AM
  6. Brian rosenthal1's Avatar
    I got the 3xl and don't see the advantage right now of changing ...had the droid turbo2 for 5 years so you could say I'm pretty loyal when it comes to my phone ...maybe pixel 7xl or something different
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    07-16-2020 08:03 AM
  7. eric002's Avatar
    Yeah, I agree! I mean for me, before my pixel 3 XL, had a Galaxy s8 which I wound up hating completely. I'll keep my Pixel 3XL for a while... Like I said, that's why I wanted to see what the Pixel 5s are all about. however, my next phone will most likely have millimeter wavelength 5G and depending on how cheap foldables phones are in the next few years it might have that depends on what the expensive technology will bring in the future...
    07-16-2020 08:05 AM
  8. hdsdh's Avatar
    I moved from Apple to a 2XL to 3 to 4 XL and am throwing in the towel. My 4 has been a trainwreck of dodgy performance and battery life. My wife has an iPhone 11 Pro Max. Her display is better, her battery is better, her CAMERA is better. I couldn't be more disappointed in this latest iteration of the Pixel. I'm heading back to iOS.
    07-16-2020 08:35 AM
  9. PennCentral's Avatar
    Had my 3a for a year now and I still really like it. The camera and durability have been the strongest points. I was thinking about upgrading to the 4a, but considering how much it's been delayed and the fact that it's losing Active Edge... I don't know. I could totally rock my 3a until it dies, but I'm starting to feel a tiny bit annoyed by the thick bezels compared to phones for the same price or less in 2020, so maybe I'll get a different Android or maybe even an iPhone. But that's a big maybe. Again, I still really like my Pixel one year in, but with its successor being delayed and lacking Active Edge, I'm starting to look elsewhere.
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    07-16-2020 09:08 AM
  10. Kerr Avon's Avatar
    Bought my first ever Pixel, 3a XL, last year and still very happy with it. For the price, the camera is unbeatable, battery life is good, and Google's optimization has kept the phone running well. And makes such a change to get guaranteed updates for a change. No need to spend more on a phone. A bit disappointed there appears to be no XL version this year, so I'll try hang onto this until next year.
    07-16-2020 09:16 AM
  11. eric002's Avatar
    Bought my first ever Pixel, 3a XL, last year and still very happy with it. For the price, the camera is unbeatable, battery life is good, and Google's optimization has kept the phone running well. And makes such a change to get guaranteed updates for a change. No need to spend more on a phone. A bit disappointed there appears to be no XL version this year, so I'll try hang onto this until next year.
    I completely agree with you! That's exactly why my mom has one as well...
    07-16-2020 09:18 AM
  12. LTrane's Avatar
    Currently have a Pixel 3 since launch. Was a huge fan of HTC phones since HTC One M. Features and style were great but each one had some major flaw; battery, random freezes or crashes, heating up like a charcoal, etc. I've had almost identical experiences with Pixel 3 so can't wait to change and maybe to larger phone. If Pixel 5 is XL size will get and hope for the best...yet again!
    07-16-2020 09:25 AM
  13. dallas90733's Avatar
    Currently rock the 2XL and considering the 4A. "Considering"
    Until Google bring back," Front facing speaker"

    I'm okay with my pixel 2xl!

    Best phone since nexus 6
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    07-16-2020 09:45 AM
  14. Maribeth Wester's Avatar
    Currently rock the 2XL and considering the 4A. "Considering"
    Agreed! LOVE my 2XL - which other models have dual front speakers?? How long will support go on Pixel 2XL?
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    07-16-2020 09:45 AM
  15. ACsnake's Avatar
    Upgraded from my Pixel XL to a Pixel 4 at the back end of last year. Got my pixel 2 buds today and pretty pleased. Next phone will likely be the Pixel 6 or whatever they decide to call it. I can't believe the amount of people that complain about their Pixel's, i think its' great and don't think i've had any major problems to speak of. I wanted to cry when my new job role meant my boss ordering me a Macbook, iPad & iPhone XR last April (2019). They have been fine though, the `Mac is a bit underpowered and was pretty much discontinued the minute he bought it. The only thing better about the XR is the battery life, i can probably get 3 days use withough charging. Wouldn't swap it for my Pixel 4 though anyday....
    07-16-2020 10:22 AM
  16. ACsnake's Avatar
    Agreed! LOVE my 2XL - which other models have dual front speakers?? How long will support go on Pixel 2XL?
    3 years support on Pixels, so yours will end when the Pixel 5 is released
    07-16-2020 10:26 AM
  17. rizzman's Avatar
    iPhone
    Unfortunately...same here.
    07-16-2020 01:32 PM
  18. Lyndseyvc's Avatar
    I've been rocking the OG pixel for the past three years, just got the 3A, I couldn't resist two-year contract at £22 a month 😊

    I couldn't cope with an iPhone, Samsung, or Sony, every model of their phones I've had have been on their last legs before the two-year contract has ended!

    My husband got the OG pixel after seeing how nifty mine was but went back to iPhone last year, regretted it within a couple of months. He now wants a pixel 3A because it's better than his.
    07-16-2020 01:42 PM
  19. Ten Four's Avatar
    My Pixel 2 is still running well and taking great photos, which is a major consideration for me. If/when the 4a comes out I will take a hard look, but may hang in there for a 5. I am sorely tempted by the iPhone 12 based on the reports, especially the small one. Love, love, love smaller phones. However, I would hate giving up all my USB C cables and chargers. I would really enjoy the superior apps that iOS gets. Even the same app is often better on iOS. Also like the fact that iPhones receive updates for a long time, and you can always get them repaired easily.
    07-16-2020 02:30 PM
  20. squidbe's Avatar
    Pixel 2xl owner here, and I've been looking at the competition because of Google's (mis)handling of the camera issue. The Play store comments for the camera app have a huge number of complaints about the camera dying after a certain update, and Google's response has been totally unacceptable. I haven't updated the camera app in about 9 months for fear of suffering the same fate described by countless other users.

    Considering that the camera was one of the main selling points, Google really dropped the ball on this, so I'm wary of going with them again, especially given that there are high-quality, less expensive options.
    07-16-2020 02:33 PM
  21. Robertifly's Avatar
    I'm rocking the pixel 4xl and likely keep it until the pixel 6 is out, hopefully it will have another xl!
    07-16-2020 03:03 PM
  22. Mark Elmes's Avatar
    I bought a pixel 4xl and its so good, so under rated, I've got my old pixel as my work phone and even that is still excellent. I have an old Samsung S8 and it hasn't aged anywhere near as well as Pixel
    07-16-2020 03:19 PM
  23. Pensioner's Avatar
    I have a Pixel 2 which I bought when it was released and it has been and still is, a great phone. Prior to that I had a series of HTC phones. I will probably go for a Pixel 5 when it is released and am looking forward to seeing the final specs.
    07-16-2020 06:37 PM
  24. Brad VanAlstine's Avatar
    Love my 3axl was a Samsung guy before. Pixel got me with battery life, support and updates. I recommended this phone to others and they ended up purchasing it and absolutely love it. One former iPhone user and one former Motorola user. let's face it The average person doesn't need all the bells and whistles of the super expensive flagship. Not to mention the price points pretty damn good!
    07-16-2020 07:46 PM
  25. mike r smith's Avatar
    Still have a 3xl on lease, was thinking about 4a, but it's late in the cycle now, might wait for the 5.
    07-16-2020 07:50 PM
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