1. Paul Mena's Avatar
    I've had my Pixel 4 for nearly 3 years and it's been quite solid. I haven't seen a need to get something newer, but the price of the Pixel 6a is pretty attractive. The fact that it's 5G-enabled is a big plus, but Cape Cod has been very slow to roll out 5G, and it still not available where I live. Is there any other compelling reason to retire it before it stops receiving Android updates (rumored to be no earlier than October 2022)?
    08-13-2022 02:23 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    The 6a will still be around later this year, and you'll also be able to see how the Pixel 7 looks as well. So why not hold onto the 4 for now?

    I moved this from the original Pixel 1st gen forum to the Pixel 4 forum for more specific traffic.
    08-13-2022 02:36 PM
  3. Paul Mena's Avatar
    The 6a will still be around later this year, and you'll also be able to see how the Pixel 7 looks as well. So why not hold onto the 4 for now?

    I moved this from the original Pixel 1st gen forum to the Pixel 4 forum for more specific traffic.
    I agree that the Pixel 7 might be worth waiting for. Perhaps Google will have Cyber Monday sales similar to the one that prompted me to buy the Pixel 4!

    Thanks for moving the post. I didn't initially see the Pixel 4 forum, so I'm glad you did.
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    08-13-2022 03:06 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Another thing to keep in mind is that if you really like Face Unlock, the Pixel 6 line is still waiting for that feature to be added. And it still won't be as secure as the Pixel 4's Face Unlock, due to the latter's Soli chip.
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    08-13-2022 03:25 PM
  5. Paul Mena's Avatar
    Another thing to keep in mind is that if you really like Face Unlock, the Pixel 6 line is still waiting for that feature to be added. And it still won't be as secure as the Pixel 4's Face Unlock, due to the latter's Soli chip.
    I didn't realize the Pixel 6 line didn't support face unlock. Initially I thought it was a fad, but once I got used to it I found it both secure and convenient. When we all started having to wear masks I would have to remind myself that it wouldn't recognize me!
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    08-13-2022 04:11 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Yeah, Face Unlock is an ongoing saga with the Pixel 6: https://9to5google.com/2022/06/30/go...o-face-unlock/
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    08-13-2022 05:03 PM
  7. anon(50597)'s Avatar
    5g doesn't mean squat.
    You're happy with your device.
    I'd wait until the 6a price dropped myself.
    08-13-2022 05:06 PM
  8. ben55124's Avatar
    Google store has been offering good trade in deals on older pixels towards a P6a. They offered me $250 for a P4a5g with a cracked screen. May be tempting if they continue those offers on P7.
    08-17-2022 04:07 PM

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