11-19-2018 09:55 PM
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  1. Itsa_Me_Mario's Avatar
    OK. I'm within the Pixel 3 return window - can you recommend a phone which is correctly priced and similar to the Pixel 3? I am genuinely open to suggestions. I prefer a smaller device.
    There are no phones similar to the Pixel 3 except the iphones, which are priced the same.
    scgf and bhatech like this.
    11-13-2018 10:30 AM
  2. Itsa_Me_Mario's Avatar
    Honestly, I don't think I can justify paying that much... I literally just finished paying from my OG Pixel XL earlier this month through Google Financing so I don't want to jump into another 2 year payment cycle right now... The one aspect that bothers me about the phones is the base 32GB of storage, that was on phones about 4-5 years ago, we should be starting with at least 64GB at these prices with the high end of 256 not 128
    Great news, we're starting with 64 now. Actually since last year, but now too.
    11-13-2018 10:30 AM
  3. Vega007's Avatar
    Just saw Flossy Carter real review and he mentioned that he like the phone but he also thought pixel 3 is overpriced, lag of features, boring OS and this phone should be $699.

    Anyone thinking the same?
    Me.

    But I think all flagship phones are overpriced.
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    11-13-2018 10:42 AM
  4. andrew_ackley's Avatar
    Just saw Flossy Carter real review and he mentioned that he like the phone but he also thought pixel 3 is overpriced, lag of features, boring OS and this phone should be $699.

    Anyone thinking the same?
    I'd say the pixel 3 xl is prob a little overpriced but so is the note 9 and iPhone XS etc.. This is an industry wide issue and I believe that's why Samsung has so many offers for their phones. Only apple is really able to get away with the prices they charge without offering some type of sale/extras. I'm just glad the pixel didn't start at $999
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    11-13-2018 10:46 AM
  5. Vega007's Avatar
    I'd say the pixel 3 xl is prob a little overpriced but so is the note 9 and iPhone XS etc.. This is an industry wide issue and I believe that's why Samsung has so many offers for their phones. Only apple is really able to get away with the prices they charge without offering some type of sale/extras. I'm just glad the pixel didn't start at $999
    My original thought when I saw the Pixel 3 was releasing at $799 was first shock but then wondered if that at least leaves them some room to discount it this time around, since the smaller Pixel 2 was never discounted, only the XL variant.
    11-13-2018 11:01 AM
  6. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    Just saw Flossy Carter real review and he mentioned that he like the phone but he also thought pixel 3 is overpriced, lag of features, boring OS and this phone should be $699.

    Anyone thinking the same?
    Agree completely. At a lower price I might take a chance, even with all the problems it's having. As it is, Google may be pushing me into Apples arms. I still haven't decided yet lol.
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    11-13-2018 11:28 AM
  7. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    With the Pixel 3 we get an equivalent experience to the iPhone XS with a better camera AND for $305 less!
    I don't think I'd call it equivalent.
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    11-13-2018 11:32 AM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    I think a lot of these phones are overpriced.
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    11-13-2018 11:54 AM
  9. cbreze's Avatar
    My take on the OP's question is do I need a new phone in the ffirst place. If I needed a new phone I'd be all over the P3 and not really consider the price so $$ not a factor. Since I have a perfectly fine, good as new P2, the price of upgrading definitely comes into my thinking in which case for me personally, yes, to much $$ and not worth the price of the upgrade. $800 to fix what ain't broke equates to not enough value back for required cash outlay.
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    11-13-2018 12:04 PM
  10. tadnishida's Avatar
    I don't feel the pixel 3 justifies the $150 premium over the pixel 2. Especially if the pixel 2 will be getting many of the new features.
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    11-13-2018 12:12 PM
  11. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    My take on the OP's question is do I need a new phone in the ffirst place. If I needed a new phone I'd be all over the P3 and not really consider the price so $$ not a factor. Since I have a perfectly fine, good as new P2, the price of upgrading definitely comes into my thinking in which case for me personally, yes, to much $$ and not worth the price of the upgrade. $800 to fix what ain't broke equates to not enough value back for required cash outlay.
    It's not so much fixing what ain't before broke as it is introducing a new set of problems from what I gather.
    J Dubbs likes this.
    11-13-2018 12:29 PM
  12. AMG_Roadster's Avatar
    I think the Pixel line is overpriced. For my use cases the Pixels work best for me.

    That said I am enjoying the Pixel 3 XL and the purchase price is a sunk cost and thus a moot point.
    DMP89145 likes this.
    11-13-2018 12:32 PM
  13. DeannaM9's Avatar
    Not at all. I am happy to pay extra for such fully featured phone.
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    11-13-2018 01:00 PM
  14. Mike Dee's Avatar
    It's not so much fixing what ain't before broke as it is introducing a new set of problems from what I gather.
    I can't speak for anyone else but I've been using mine since the first week they were available and the issues I've heard about haven't impacted my life or my device except on a couple of occasions where the music player stopped while using the camera. That problem corrected itself after I played with adaptive battery off and on on the music apps for a few days.

    The tinny audio issue seems to have improved but was never really big on my list. I can understand those that are expecting better results and if that's the case I recommend looking elsewhere.

    The only other issue is the expectation that more apps stay in the background. That has not impacted my device usage, though I can understand how some might want to keep everything alive in the background. The only concern in that arena would be if I typed text into and app and it wasn't there because the app reloaded. I don't do that often but when I do I copy the text before exiting.

    Does the phone come with some baggage?
    Sure....show me one that doesn't.

    Is this phone for everyone especially at it's price?
    Of course not.

    During my period of ownership overall it's been a pleasant experience. The phone is Rock solid in many respects and never hiccups. I'm sure many areas of concern will be addressed but in the meantime I'm just enjoying the overall experience.

    No fanboyism or Stockholm Syndrome here...just pure joy.
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    11-13-2018 01:58 PM
  15. Vega007's Avatar
    No fanboyism or Stockholm Syndrome here...just pure joy.
    You know, in the end, that is really all that matters. Price is like that initial shock you endure but fades away pretty quickly because it's just money. Kind of like that shock of jumping into a pool but then you get used to it pretty quickly and realize how nice it feels to just be in the water. Enjoying your device, whatever it is, is worth the price of admission.
    chezm likes this.
    11-13-2018 02:13 PM
  16. Mike Dee's Avatar
    You know, in the end, that is really all that matters. Price is like that initial shock you endure but fades away pretty quickly because it's just money. Kind of like that shock of jumping into a pool but then you get used to it pretty quickly and realize how nice it feels to just be in the water. Enjoying your device, whatever it is, is worth the price of admission.
    Exactly
    11-13-2018 02:39 PM
  17. worldsoutro's Avatar
    The Pixel just doesn't offer much to be priced so high. The design is boring the OS is missing basic features. The nexus line was perfect as it offered a good price for what you received. Google is really reaching with what they claim is a "premium" phone with too many compromises.
    J Dubbs likes this.
    11-13-2018 03:10 PM
  18. mustang7757's Avatar
    The Pixel just doesn't offer much to be priced so high. The design is boring the OS is missing basic features. The nexus line was perfect as it offered a good price for what you received. Google is really reaching with what they claim is a "premium" phone with too many compromises.
    What would u like to see different? I mean I dont like any of these phones prices. But you have to pay to play .
    11-13-2018 03:33 PM
  19. TraderGary's Avatar
    I'll deny it. The market decides what's overpriced and OEMs will adjust accordingly over time. Declaring something overpriced depends on perspective. If we are simply talking hardware specs, there are less expensive alternatives, none of which interest me. If we are talking about affordable products based on income, Pixel is not anywhere close to a bargain. If you have disposable income it doesn't matter how much it costs. I'm going to take the unpopular stance and state that I don't care about cost within the current price range of competitors. It's not about price....I see something I like and I run with it. I realize that not everyone can do that but there are alternatives out there.
    My sentiments exactly! I've earned the right to not be concerned about the cost.
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    11-13-2018 03:41 PM
  20. cardboard60's Avatar
    Don't matter what anybody thinks about the price
    And it Dang sure ain't gonna change the price.

    What matters is.

    Do you want the Pixel 3 XL phone or not.

    Ball is in yet court.
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    11-13-2018 03:57 PM
  21. chezm's Avatar
    I got a pixel 3 and don't think I compromised, sure it's expensive but most premium brand are...and Google is one of those brands. It feels premium, had all the features I want and performs incredibly. The only ones who know any different or have an opinion such as yours are those who buy multiple phone's. As someone who came from iOS which we all can admit is a solid OS, I can vouch pixel 3 and Android 9 are fantastic.

    As many have mentioned it comes down to preference, that includes many factors and the combination is what makes pixel a special device.
    The Pixel just doesn't offer much to be priced so high. The design is boring the OS is missing basic features. The nexus line was perfect as it offered a good price for what you received. Google is really reaching with what they claim is a "premium" phone with too many compromises.
    11-13-2018 04:26 PM
  22. cardboard60's Avatar
    The more you use a Pixel phone
    The more you learn about it.
    Stay on the forum.
    Read the posts.

    And just cause some people are having a problem don't mean everybody is.

    Watch YouTube videos too.

    If you are coming from a different phone.
    Things may be different.
    11-13-2018 04:56 PM
  23. Mike Dee's Avatar
    The Pixel just doesn't offer much to be priced so high. The design is boring the OS is missing basic features. The nexus line was perfect as it offered a good price for what you received. Google is really reaching with what they claim is a "premium" phone with too many compromises.
    That's fine as long as you realize that's it's just your opinion. Many feel differently
    11-13-2018 04:58 PM
  24. Itsa_Me_Mario's Avatar
    The Pixel just doesn't offer much to be priced so high. The design is boring the OS is missing basic features. The nexus line was perfect as it offered a good price for what you received. Google is really reaching with what they claim is a "premium" phone with too many compromises.
    Yet it offers more than every other premium phone. And by a lot; only Apple is close.

    No one has better security, no one has better camera, no other Android OEMs guarantee that they won't sell your user data, no one supports their devices better except Apple, no one has a better software experience, no one has a better display, I can go on and on.
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    11-13-2018 05:25 PM
  25. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    Yet it offers more than every other premium phone. And by a lot; only Apple is close.

    No one has better security, no one has better camera, no other Android OEMs guarantee that they won't sell your user data, no one supports their devices better except Apple, no one has a better software experience, no one has a better display, I can go on and on.
    Except that at every turn there is one more problem with it. Literally daily it seems to me.

    Very frustrating to someone, like me, that really wants to be all in with Google. I can't justify buying a Pixel 3 at any price until Google fixes all the things that should have been fixed before launch, assuming they can be patched with software.

    That's not even taking into account the proprietary wireless charging issue and hardware issues (speakers) that most likely cannot be fixed.

    I want to believe Google is The One that will unify Android, AI, ML, et Al to rival Apple in Mobile, but this year's Pixels make me seriously question their direction and commitment.

    I love Android OS, and Google in general, but Pie and the Pixel this year seem to need a lot more TLC before it's ready for Prime Time IMO.
    J Dubbs and grover5 like this.
    11-13-2018 05:50 PM
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