1. james fritz's Avatar
    I own the Pixel XL and the Pixel 3 XL I love these phones but it seams like Google is focusing on the Pixel a line and letting the high end slip a little with the battery life being bad on the 3 and 4 removing the full quality photos on the 4 and now Google isn't going to make the Pixel book giving that responsibility to Samsung is the pixel line destined to be the next Nexus? I always wanted a Nexus but they were always mid-range That's why I love the Pixel so much
    KPMcClave likes this.
    01-12-2020 04:18 PM
  2. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    Pixel phones for the most part are still what they've been since that start. Not trying to impress with specs but offer the great camera, non bloated software and guaranteed timely updates.

    Btw, I had a bunch of Nexus phones. Some were mid-range but there were some flagships. The 6 and 6P were legit flagship devices. 5x was definitely a mid-range option when launched with the flagship 6P. Nexus 5 was a flagship at the time. It was basically a better version of the LG G2 which was their flagship.
    01-12-2020 04:39 PM
  3. Michael Detwiler's Avatar
    I can give you my particular situation involving my mother. She is almost 80 years old and has been a Samsung high end phone fan for a long time. She enjoys the pictures my Pixel 2 XL produces. I helped her get a pixel 3A. She is very impressed with how smooth it operates in comparison to her Samsung. He says it is a big step up compared to having a galaxy.
    01-13-2020 08:19 AM
  4. FF22's Avatar
    I can give you my particular situation involving my mother. She is almost 80 years old and has been a Samsung high end phone fan for a long time. She enjoys the pictures my Pixel 2 XL produces. I helped her get a pixel 3A. She is very impressed with how smooth it operates in comparison to her Samsung. He says it is a big step up compared to having a galaxy.
    I've only had Samsung Tabs (and the Gear 3). What is so much more complicated or complex about a Samsung phone over the Pixel?
    01-13-2020 10:47 AM
  5. Michael Detwiler's Avatar
    Lots of unnecessary garbage in their operating system. Samsung would rather steer you to their bloatware.
    FF22 likes this.
    01-13-2020 11:19 AM
  6. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    Losing original resolution unlimited backup sucks, but that's not a lack of continued focus with the Pixels, and certainly not indicative of a shift towards the 'a' series. No other phone has ever offered that functionality, and it's an opportunity cost Google figured they could recapture.

    Battery life is only a failure relative to the huge leaps others have made in 2019 where Google stayed stagnant (and regressed a bit with the 4). Expect that to be a high focus priority with the 5, though not necessarily with an effort towards leapfrogging others. They just need to get to sufficient use for average users to make it through what is - for them - a heavy day on the base model

    Google likely figured that, with their certainly knowing Samsung was going to introduce a high-end chromebook, there was no sense in fighting over what is at the 4 digit range an incredibly small market, so they went after the mid-segment with the Pixelbook Go.

    Anyone still sporting a Pixel 2/2XL or 3/3XL is still in mighty fine shape for doing pretty much anything one needs to do on a phone today. No real point in upgrading beyond necessity until 5g lands in a device and functionally in a network.
    Michael Detwiler and J Dubbs like this.
    01-13-2020 03:22 PM
  7. Michael Detwiler's Avatar
    I agree with you, Jeremy. We rely way too much on opinions of people who review stuff for a living and who spend 2x or even 3x the hours on their device that the average Joe does.

    The A series are the best mid-rangers in the business.

    Google doesn't want to be all things to all people. Samsung does.
    J Dubbs likes this.
    01-13-2020 03:46 PM

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