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  1. eak1570's Avatar
    Just saw Flossy Carter real review and he mentioned that he like the phone but he also thought pixel 3 is overpriced, lack of features, boring OS and this phone should be $699.

    Anyone thinking the same?
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    11-12-2018 11:19 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    I think they all overpriced phones today
    boring OS? well it doesn't lag ever..
    this phone is similar to iPhone , simple to use don't give much problem and don't over bear you with features they concentrate on key areas that matter.
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    11-12-2018 11:26 PM
  3. Mike Dee's Avatar
    If that's what Flossy thinks I'm not going to try to change his mind. Considering the way he drops money on phones it's a drop in the bucket for him. Its not a hardware beast....surprise surprise. As far as a boring OS, it's close to vanilla Android as Google intends it. I'm not sure what he or anyone like him expected but I knew that before his review.
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    11-12-2018 11:26 PM
  4. bhatech's Avatar
    I think he meant lack (not lag) of features

    Flossy is a big fan of phones full of features and gimmicks. He openly says that, and that's why loves his Huawei and Samsung phones. He likes Pixel but he doesn't value security/platform updates and thinks they are over priced for what it offers. I disagree but that's expected as everyone has different expectations.
    I think they all overpriced phones today
    boring OS? well it doesn't lag ever..
    this phone is similar to iPhone , simple to use don't give much problem and don't over bear you with features they concentrate on key areas that matter.
    11-12-2018 11:28 PM
  5. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I think they all overpriced phones today
    boring OS? well it doesn't lag ever..
    this phone is similar to iPhone , simple to use don't give much problem and don't over bear you with features they concentrate on key areas that matter.
    Nah man....I'm happy to pay extra to be part of the club.
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    11-12-2018 11:29 PM
  6. DMP89145's Avatar
    I think the Pixel 3 is $50 too much and $749 would've been perfect. That said, if $50 is the difference between getting the phone and not getting the phone, get a 1+6t instead and get on with your life.
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    11-12-2018 11:32 PM
  7. Theot's Avatar
    For me being on a Pixel 2 I think it's too much for what I am getting. There's not a whole lot the Pixel 3 offers over the Pixel 2 to justify the $500 it will cost me to upgrade.

    If you are coming from a first gen Pixel, it's probably worth it.
    11-12-2018 11:55 PM
  8. TraderGary's Avatar
    I loved my 2 XL for the year I had it. However I was more than willing to upgrade and pay for a screen that would rank among the very best. After all, I do spend a number of hours looking at this screen every day. For me that was my main motivation to upgrade. The rest of the improvements are frosting on the cake. I'd buy my 3 XL again in a heartbeat!

    I'll also add that my Kate says that her 3 XL is the first phone she's ever had that she really likes and really enjoys using! She loves the camera! Remember that old saying, "If the wife ain't happy, ain't nobody happy"!
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    11-13-2018 12:34 AM
  9. EMGSM's Avatar
    I love my pixel but yeah definitely overpriced
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    11-13-2018 12:50 AM
  10. scgf's Avatar
    I love my pixel but yeah definitely overpriced
    I don't get it. Here in the UK the smaller Pixel 3 costs the equivalent of $952. The iPhone XS costs $1,287. I'm absolutely OK with the Pixel costing so much less than the iPhone XS. A bit of a bargain quite honestly. You have plenty of choice with Android to pay less - but there are always compromises and, for me, it is usually the camera. With the Pixel 3 we get an equivalent experience to the iPhone XS with a better camera AND for $305 less!
    11-13-2018 03:06 AM
  11. sulla1965's Avatar
    The pixel 3 is definitely overpriced. Other high priced flagships, and even more budget friendly phones, offer many more features. But of course no one can tell another how to spend their money. So it's all subjective any way.
    11-13-2018 03:38 AM
  12. scgf'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.
    11-13-2018 04:06 AM
  13. MrDoh's Avatar
    I'm in the "they're all over-priced" camp, but find the Pixel 3 is a nice package of hardware and software. Like the barebones Android much better than all the crap on a Samsung phone. I really don't like gimmicky or over-complicated software, I'm looking for easily accessible and reliable features that I can actually use. Given how well the Pixel serves me for what I do with a phone, relative to other phones I find it worth the price. On the other hand, "they're all over-priced" :-).
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    11-13-2018 05:11 AM
  14. chezm's Avatar
    Also in the "all phones are overpriced" group, but love my pixel 3 and the package of hardware/software is premium to me. I got a pixel 3 for it's simplified minimalist OS and speed, in a comfortable form factor which it is.
    11-13-2018 07:10 AM
  15. chanchan05's Avatar
    The phone is overpriced. There's no denying that. Software notwithstanding, the Pixel on hardware alone looks to cost less than an a Note 9, and yet they cost the same (both 128GB versions go for like $999 according to some sites I've seen). That alone shows that Google charges a higher overhead for the Pixel hardware for hardware than Samsung.
    The counter here is that, is the stock Android experience and camera software worth that much to you over what the hardware offers? Because in the end, that's the justification. While Samsung can say, hey we have new hardware goodies that added to the cost like a blutooth powered pen, Google can say, well, software development costs something and while our money didn't go to the hardware, they went to that.

    Anyway, Flossy calls all flagship phones overpriced anyway.
    11-13-2018 07:22 AM
  16. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    If you judge phones like he does, where every feature (hardware and software) adds value to the phone, then yes, the Pixel 3 isn't impressive and is grossly overpriced. Feature for feature, you're going to get much better bang for your buck with other phones. On a hardware level, this phone really isn't very impressive. Only 4gb ram, only 64gb storage base model, paltry 3,430mah battery, a second rate screen on the 3, low brightness screens. Cheaper phones have 6gb ram, 128gb storage base, larger batteries etc. Google is just being extremely cheap with the hardware.

    There are a handful of things that the pixel does better than other phones: camera, updates and clean software.

    So unless you're an absolutely die-hard Google/Pixel fan or absolutely must have those three features, then I think other phones are better value. And I think Flossy is right, the software isn't very feature rich and is quite boring. I don't mind it, but again, value for money, other phones offer more.

    I don't think the Pixel 3 is the best Android phone for consumers. I think I'm going to move to the Galaxy S10 next year and unless Google stop screwing around and the Pixel 4, I'll skip that too.
    11-13-2018 07:36 AM
  17. Bon Hernandez'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.
    I think someone suggested the OnePlus 6T, I would suggest that phone too.
    11-13-2018 08:48 AM
  18. Bon Hernandez's Avatar
    I think someone suggested the OnePlus 6T, I would suggest that phone too.
    I just noticed you want a smaller device, that's interestingly hard to find nowadays
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    11-13-2018 08:49 AM
  19. scgf's Avatar
    I just noticed you want a smaller device, that's interestingly hard to find nowadays
    Yes it is. I had a Samsung Galaxy S9 but wasn't keen on all the Samsung stuff pre-installed which I never used and could only disable. I tried the iPhone XS - much more expensive - but really felt suffocated by iOS. All the other 'best' phones are so big nowadays. I want to be able to slip a phone in my jeans front pocket and be able to sit down or tie my shoe laces without doing myself a mischief. The Pixel 3 is the ideal size for me to be honest. I have looked at the OnePlus 6T and the Huawei Mate 20 Pro - but both are too big.
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    11-13-2018 09:32 AM
  20. akhil8's Avatar
    I think yes..
    11-13-2018 09:53 AM
  21. Mike Dee's Avatar
    The phone is overpriced. There's no denying that. Software notwithstanding, the Pixel on hardware alone looks to cost less than an a Note 9, and yet they cost the same (both 128GB versions go for like $999 according to some sites I've seen). That alone shows that Google charges a higher overhead for the Pixel hardware for hardware than Samsung.
    The counter here is that, is the stock Android experience and camera software worth that much to you over what the hardware offers? Because in the end, that's the justification. While Samsung can say, hey we have new hardware goodies that added to the cost like a blutooth powered pen, Google can say, well, software development costs something and while our money didn't go to the hardware, they went to that.

    Anyway, Flossy calls all flagship phones overpriced anyway.
    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.
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    11-13-2018 10:11 AM
  22. SteelGator's Avatar
    I had to pay more for it than I would have liked, but I have a difficult time saying it is over-priced without some sales data. How many more units would they sell if the price was lowered by $100. My guess is not enough to make up for the lower price -- so therefore not over-priced.

    The argument being made here, that the price should be tightly tied to the included features, is fallacious. The only part of pricing that is related to the cost of goods (how much it costs to build the device) is in setting a floor price, that is the lowest price you could sell it for and make a profit. The rest of the price is then perceived value. Buying phones is much more of an emotional decision than most folks will admit. After selecting/buying a phone, people then reverse engineer their decision making.

    My guess is, that if we all acted like economic buyers, totally rational, none of us would have a current generation phone.
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    11-13-2018 10:12 AM
  23. EMGSM's Avatar
    With the Pixel 3 we get an equivalent experience to the iPhone XS with a better camera AND for $305 less!
    My thoughts exactly. That extra money could go towards so many other things. For example Christmas is around the corner
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    11-13-2018 10:34 AM
  24. Itsa_Me_Mario's Avatar
    Unless the argument is that all flagship phones are overpriced, the Pixel 3 cannot be considered overpriced. It directly competes with, and in many cases exceeds, its similarly priced peers. If the argument is that all flagship phones are overpriced, then that argument should be made based on arguments relating to market demand and should be informed of component and supply chain costs, etc. Any argument that is based on, "I don't want to pay that much for it" is fallacious and should not be considered.
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    11-13-2018 11:10 AM
  25. vlok16'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
    J Dubbs likes this.
    11-13-2018 11:28 AM
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