11-29-2018 06:10 AM
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  1. PaulQ's Avatar
    If you happen to have read my other posts, I am seriously considering a Pixel 3. It looks like it will be a Black Friday purchase.

    But, today I read about this camera lockup issue and Google may or may not replace the phone. I'm not entirely sure this is a new issue but that doesn't matter.

    This is on top of the list of little problems that have been reported. It's this last camera one that made me stop and think.

    What is the reality of all this? Is it much less than it seems? You know, news making it seem like things are more widespread than they are? Are your Pixel 3's just fine? Status update for Nov 19, 2018.

    Thanks!

    (I'm getting a 3, not a 3XL)
    11-20-2018 12:46 AM
  2. DMP89145's Avatar
    I personally haven't run into any the issues that seem to make press. I even tried to replicate the camera bug you linked above just now.. Two pictures each to Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and my messaging app Pulse. Worked just fine, so I couldn't trigger that bug.
    11-20-2018 01:45 AM
  3. chanchan05's Avatar
    Bugs always make the press. But the extent of the damage across the multitudes of phones sold is not apparent. Press also makes it sound like every single phone is problematic, when it could literally be less than 2% are affected for all we know.
    xzell and DMP89145 like this.
    11-20-2018 02:30 AM
  4. PaulQ's Avatar
    I even tried to replicate the camera bug you linked above just now..
    You are daring! That's the last thing I would do but thanks for trying it on my behalf!
    11-20-2018 02:34 AM
  5. PaulQ's Avatar
    Bugs always make the press. But the extent of the damage across the multitudes of phones sold is not apparent. Press also makes it sound like every single phone is problematic, when it could literally be less than 2% are affected for all we know.
    That's why I created this thread. It's not scientific but maybe hearing that lots of people love the phone and it's working great will relieve me enough that I go ahead and buy it.
    11-20-2018 02:35 AM
  6. Velenoso's Avatar
    The only question I ask myself regarding this device, if it's so good why is it heavily discounted?
    11-20-2018 02:47 AM
  7. mgbosshogg's Avatar
    The only question I ask myself regarding this device, if it's so good why is it heavily discounted?
    It's not. 3.5% off is neither here nor there on an already overpriced £930 phone.
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    11-20-2018 02:53 AM
  8. Velenoso's Avatar
    It's not. 3.5% off is neither here nor there on an already overpriced £930 phone.
    https://www.cnet.com/news/black-frid...ogle-best-buy/

    Am I reading this wrong?

    To be fair other brand are also discounted.
    11-20-2018 03:03 AM
  9. mgbosshogg's Avatar
    https://www.cnet.com/news/black-frid...ogle-best-buy/

    Am I reading this wrong?

    To be fair other brand are also discounted.
    No. But that's in America. Where the devices are all ready crazy cheap compared to everywhere else.

    Here the 3XL is £40 off ( RRP £930).

    The Note9 is currently £100 off the £899 RRP.
    11-20-2018 06:23 AM
  10. Mike Dee's Avatar
    https://www.cnet.com/news/black-frid...ogle-best-buy/

    Am I reading this wrong?

    To be fair other brand are also discounted.
    Verizon does that with a lot of phones but it is really off topic from the OP's post and there are other threads discussing the Black Friday deal discounts.
    11-20-2018 08:18 AM
  11. DMP89145's Avatar
    That's why I created this thread. It's not scientific but maybe hearing that lots of people love the phone and it's working great will relieve me enough that I go ahead and buy it.
    I think @chanchan05 is in the ballpark. I think the media is hypercritical and there's a question around how widespread every bug really is. I haven't been able to produce the memory management issue, even though that is a real bug and probably the most prominent.

    I guess the Pixel gods are looking out for me, beacuse I have had zero issues with my device.
    11-20-2018 11:00 AM
  12. kbalaz's Avatar
    every phone, as mentioned seems to have some issue. They all get fixed in time. Apple, Samsung etc. I came from the BlackBerry World to Pixel 2XL, love it by the way. Had my issues with BlackBerry, but worked through them and phone still did its job for me. Dont think there will ever be a perfect device that has 0 problems. Everyone just needs to accept that and let the companies fix them as they arise. I wouldn't hesitate to pick up a Pixel 3XL if I had the budget.
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    11-20-2018 11:21 AM
  13. 18t's Avatar
    https://www.cnet.com/news/black-frid...ogle-best-buy/

    Am I reading this wrong?

    To be fair other brand are also discounted.
    This is nothing new for non Apple devices. And part of the reason iPhones hold their value better.
    11-20-2018 12:03 PM
  14. milehigherik's Avatar
    does the pixel really have that many issues? I've had every flagship in between the original pixel XL and the pixel 3XL. they've all had a multitude of issues as well.
    11-20-2018 01:22 PM
  15. PaulQ's Avatar
    I didn't enter the Pixel realm until Oct 2017 when I got the Pixel 2 XL. It was way after the release date. I used the discount Google sent to former Nexus owners. So, I never actually experienced all the 2XL issues. By the time I got it, they had worked out the kinks.
    11-20-2018 01:33 PM
  16. tpero's Avatar
    If you happen to have read my other posts, I am seriously considering a Pixel 3. It looks like it will be a Black Friday purchase.

    But, today I read about this camera lockup issue and Google may or may not replace the phone. I'm not entirely sure this is a new issue but that doesn't matter.

    This is on top of the list of little problems that have been reported. It's this last camera one that made me stop and think.

    What is the reality of all this? Is it much less than it seems? You know, news making it seem like things are more widespread than they are? Are your Pixel 3's just fine? Status update for Nov 19, 2018.

    Thanks!

    (I'm getting a 3, not a 3XL)

    I have a one year old, my first, so I take a LOT of pictures everyday, and I think I have experienced the picture-not-saving bug exactly one time.

    If I have suffered from the memory issues, I haven't noticed - I've certainly never accidentally killed my music app. I hear it's a problem with YouTube in the background, but that's not something I ever really try - if I have YouTube running it's because I want to actively watch something.

    I haven't noticed - or looked for - any other bugs. I have the regular P3, 128GB FWIW.
    DMP89145 likes this.
    11-20-2018 01:42 PM
  17. Almeuit's Avatar
    Bugs will be bugs. Fixes will come.
    11-20-2018 01:52 PM
  18. Michael Detwiler's Avatar
    If you happen to have read my other posts, I am seriously considering a Pixel 3. It looks like it will be a Black Friday purchase.

    But, today I read about this camera lockup issue and Google may or may not replace the phone. I'm not entirely sure this is a new issue but that doesn't matter.

    This is on top of the list of little problems that have been reported. It's this last camera one that made me stop and think.

    What is the reality of all this? Is it much less than it seems? You know, news making it seem like things are more widespread than they are? Are your Pixel 3's just fine? Status update for Nov 19, 2018.

    Thanks!

    (I'm getting a 3, not a 3XL)
    There was a lot of gnashing of teeth and jumping off cliffs about "problems" with the Pixel 2 XL. I bought it anyway. The "problems" were way overblown...WAY!

    There is a group of people who live their lives to complain. Ignore them.

    I say buy the 3 and enjoy it.
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    11-20-2018 01:55 PM
  19. ScottsoNJ's Avatar
    All phones have bugs. But what is stopping me is Apple sells a boatload of iPhones. Samsung sells a bunch of S9,S9+ and Note 9 so I can see them having problems being reported. But how many Pixel 3's or 3XL's have they sold. When you sell 20 million of a model I understand but when you sell 3 million? to have this many reported problems makes me nervous. I would also not consider Huawei or Xiaomi because of possible warranty or repairs issues.
    11-20-2018 07:20 PM
  20. Michael Detwiler's Avatar
    All phones have bugs. But what is stopping me is Apple sells a boatload of iPhones. Samsung sells a bunch of S9,S9+ and Note 9 so I can see them having problems being reported. But how many Pixel 3's or 3XL's have they sold. When you sell 20 million of a model I understand but when you sell 3 million? to have this many reported problems makes me nervous. I would also not consider Huawei or Xiaomi because of possible warranty or repairs issues.
    See post above yours!
    11-20-2018 07:21 PM
  21. Velenoso's Avatar
    All phones have bugs. But what is stopping me is Apple sells a boatload of iPhones. Samsung sells a bunch of S9,S9+ and Note 9 so I can see them having problems being reported. But how many Pixel 3's or 3XL's have they sold. When you sell 20 million of a model I understand but when you sell 3 million? to have this many reported problems makes me nervous. I would also not consider Huawei or Xiaomi because of possible warranty or repairs issues.
    S9/+ haven't been selling that well, it's too much like the S8/+, people would rather wait for the S10's and Samsung's semiconductor division have lost ground this year. Plus S9/+ have had their fair share of issues mainly the devices wouldn't connect up to many makes of cars.

    https://m.phys.org/news/2018-07-sams...ips-sales.html
    11-20-2018 07:35 PM
  22. Mike Dee's Avatar
    All phones have bugs. But what is stopping me is Apple sells a boatload of iPhones. Samsung sells a bunch of S9,S9+ and Note 9 so I can see them having problems being reported. But how many Pixel 3's or 3XL's have they sold. When you sell 20 million of a model I understand but when you sell 3 million? to have this many reported problems makes me nervous. I would also not consider Huawei or Xiaomi because of possible warranty or repairs issues.
    You're not taking into account the actual extent of condition of any specific problem or the precentages of actual problems between the OEMs.
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    11-20-2018 07:51 PM
  23. ScottsoNJ's Avatar
    I'll probably do the BOGO 1/2 off
    11-20-2018 07:53 PM
  24. chanchan05's Avatar
    All phones have bugs. But what is stopping me is Apple sells a boatload of iPhones. Samsung sells a bunch of S9,S9+ and Note 9 so I can see them having problems being reported. But how many Pixel 3's or 3XL's have they sold. When you sell 20 million of a model I understand but when you sell 3 million? to have this many reported problems makes me nervous. I would also not consider Huawei or Xiaomi because of possible warranty or repairs issues.
    You're not taking into account that the Pixel users are practically the noisiest subset of Android users. You'll find more Pixel users in forums, Youtube, reddit, etc. Vast majority of users of other Android manufacturers probably don't even know sites like these exist. I know of literally 2 people owning a Pixel phone (it's grey import in my country and they absolutely must have it), and they are very well active in these types of sites. I know a ton of Samsung flagship users (when the S7/Edge was new, I was literally in a working group where the number of S7/S7Edge together was like 75% of the group), and I was the only one who knew went to places like these. They were even surprised at some of the features I was using built into the S7 that I was using. To them it was just a pretty phone, fast, with a nice camera.
    ScottsoNJ likes this.
    11-20-2018 10:01 PM
  25. Gdraft#WN's Avatar
    Scott, it's amazing (my opinion) how many people that complain about phone issues..... Don't actually have said phone.

    I jumped on the original Pixel xl day one. It seemed (again my opinion) every sammy fan in the world came out and slammed the Pixel.

    This thing is the best phone I have ever had and have never had a single problem. (yes I know some have actually had issues).

    Now I have 2 XL 3's on the FedEx truck and they can't get here quick enough.
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    11-20-2018 10:13 PM
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