10-23-2019 01:11 PM
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  1. KrisYYC's Avatar
    So I just went to my local Best Buy to see if the Google pavilion had any display models of the Pixel 4 and sure enough they had the white and the black in both sizes. Sadly no orange one on display however the Google rep there said he got to see the orange in person when he was in training for the new product roll-out. He said it looks really good in person.

    One thing is for sure. They FEEL great in the hand. Very confident grip and matte edges and back glass feel very nice. One of the best in the hand feelings of any modern smartphone's I've tried.

    I'm still torn between the Orange and the white though!
    10-16-2019 03:17 PM
  2. SupraLB's Avatar
    I saw that the black is a smooth black glass, where the white/orange models are matte finish back. I couldn't attach my phone grip to my Pixel 3 glass back, so i'm glad the matte finish is back.
    10-16-2019 03:32 PM
  3. bembol's Avatar
    I will give them that. I'll admit I had the same judgements with the iPhone 11 Pro Max until I got one. Love the Matte Finish.
    10-16-2019 03:55 PM
  4. bhatech's Avatar
    Same here still conflicted between white and orange

    And the phone looks fantastic and it looked great even in the pics. Looks are subjective obviously but there are also some who hate just because it’s google.
    Gray Area likes this.
    10-16-2019 06:27 PM
  5. Morty2264's Avatar
    I'm so glad that they feel awesome in the hand! I can't wait to hold one in the store to see! Amazing!
    winnipegcell likes this.
    10-16-2019 08:00 PM
  6. eak1570's Avatar
    I saw all color today at my local Verizon and I like the orange ... The phone look nice but I agree with some review the display isn't very bright if you compared with Iphone 11 it like night and day different..
    10-16-2019 10:17 PM
  7. the_boon's Avatar
    So I just went to my local Best Buy to see if the Google pavilion had any display models of the Pixel 4 and sure enough they had the white and the black in both sizes. Sadly no orange one on display however the Google rep there said he got to see the orange in person when he was in training for the new product roll-out. He said it looks really good in person.

    One thing is for sure. They FEEL great in the hand. Very confident grip and matte edges and back glass feel very nice. One of the best in the hand feelings of any modern smartphone's I've tried.

    I'm still torn between the Orange and the white though!
    Doesn't matter how they "feel" in the hand, who isn't gonna be slapping on a case on the $800 phone they just bought?

    When phones start to weight lighter and have grippy backs again (examples: KEY2 LE, Galaxy Active series) then it will make more sense to talk about how a phone feels in the hand.
    Gray Area likes this.
    10-17-2019 10:45 AM
  8. hawklet00's Avatar
    So I just went to my local Best Buy to see if the Google pavilion had any display models of the Pixel 4 and sure enough they had the white and the black in both sizes. Sadly no orange one on display however the Google rep there said he got to see the orange in person when he was in training for the new product roll-out. He said it looks really good in person.

    One thing is for sure. They FEEL great in the hand. Very confident grip and matte edges and back glass feel very nice. One of the best in the hand feelings of any modern smartphone's I've tried.

    I'm still torn between the Orange and the white though!
    did he mention if the orange was actually orange or if it was more of a coral color?
    10-17-2019 12:14 PM
  9. KrisYYC's Avatar
    Doesn't matter how they "feel" in the hand, who isn't gonna be slapping on a case on the $800 phone they just bought?

    When phones start to weight lighter and have grippy backs again (examples: KEY2 LE, Galaxy Active series) then it will make more sense to talk about how a phone feels in the hand.
    Doesn't matter to you but it matters to a lot of people. Some of use don't slap nasty plastic cases on our nice new phones. We know it's risky but we live with it. I only use a case at work, all other times my phone is naked.
    10-17-2019 12:25 PM
  10. KrisYYC's Avatar
    did he mention if the orange was actually orange or if it was more of a coral color?
    He said it was the exact same orange as the power button on the white one. Based on seeing the white one in person, I'd say it's definitely orange and not coral.
    Gray Area likes this.
    10-17-2019 12:26 PM
  11. hawklet00's Avatar
    He said it was the exact same orange as the power button on the white one. Based on seeing the white one in person, I'd say it's definitely orange and not coral.
    I just stopped by a local Verizon store to look at them. The orange is somewhere between orange and coral, at least imo. Looks nice but ill probably stick with blackThey Look Better in Person and they Feel Great.-20191017_120042.jpg
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    10-17-2019 01:27 PM
  12. rajeshr68's Avatar
    Yeah, I got to play with one at the Best Buy in Vancouver.

    It feels great to hold, unlike the Galaxy S10+ or the OP7 Pro. While I liked the display, I was less enamored by the lack of brightness of the screen. Even at 100%, it was not very bright and will probably not be bright enough to use outside in the sunlight. The other concern is battery life - I used it for a few minutes and battery life dropped about 2% in less than 5 minutes. This seems to be typical Pixel issues as it was the same with the Pixel 3, 2 etc.

    The one thing I liked was the ability to theme the UI. Finally, we get the ability to change the font, colours etc. I also got a chance to play with the camera and it seemed fine but I didn't get a chance to examine the photos in more detail. Motion sense seems cool but other than a few use cases, I'm not sure how useful it will be.

    My initial 2 cents!
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    10-17-2019 01:43 PM
  13. KrisYYC's Avatar
    Yeah, I got to play with one at the Best Buy in Vancouver.

    It feels great to hold, unlike the Galaxy S10+ or the OP7 Pro. While I liked the display, I was less enamored by the lack of brightness of the screen. Even at 100%, it was not very bright and will probably not be bright enough to use outside in the sunlight. The other concern is battery life - I used it for a few minutes and battery life dropped about 2% in less than 5 minutes. This seems to be typical Pixel issues as it was the same with the Pixel 3, 2 etc.

    The one thing I liked was the ability to theme the UI. Finally, we get the ability to change the font, colours etc. I also got a chance to play with the camera and it seemed fine but I didn't get a chance to examine the photos in more detail. Motion sense seems cool but other than a few use cases, I'm not sure how useful it will be.

    My initial 2 cents!
    Did the Best Buy you went to have an orange one?
    10-17-2019 01:52 PM
  14. rajeshr68's Avatar
    Did the Best Buy you went to have an orange one?
    No, only the Black and White ones. I don't think any of the carriers are carrying the orange so I think BB only is showing the other two colours.
    10-17-2019 02:03 PM
  15. KrisYYC's Avatar
    No, only the Black and White ones. I don't think any of the carriers are carrying the orange so I think BB only is showing the other two colours.
    Ah that's right. Copy that
    10-17-2019 02:18 PM
  16. lacough's Avatar
    My local Verizon Store has the Orange on display. Its only orange on the back.....and the button.....Looks pretty sweet and the material feels awesome
    10-17-2019 03:29 PM
  17. buzzy3970's Avatar
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    10-17-2019 10:48 PM
  18. slave's Avatar
    Not trolling, not at all, but this Apple driven narrative made by Apple was the absolute dumbest trash in the smartphone space.

    Grippy? yes. Confident grip? yes. Easy to hold? yes. "Premium" feel? "Feels good in hand"???? How utterly ridiculous.
    10-17-2019 11:52 PM
  19. Lepa79's Avatar
    Not trolling, not at all, but this Apple driven narrative made by Apple was the absolute dumbest trash in the smartphone space.

    Grippy? yes. Confident grip? yes. Easy to hold? yes. "Premium" feel? "Feels good in hand"???? How utterly ridiculous.
    LOL. watch all these people that say "feels good in the hand" slap a bulky case on it lol.
    10-17-2019 11:54 PM
  20. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    My recommendation is to actually visit a store and play with the devices yourself. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. See for yourself how you like the devices.
    ezdoit likes this.
    10-17-2019 11:59 PM
  21. ezdoit's Avatar
    I'm going to check the local BB tomorrow and see what they have on display, if any thing. I'm not sure I ever held a cellphone that I could use without a case. They all seem pretty slippery to me.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-18-2019 12:05 AM
  22. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'm going to check the local BB tomorrow and see what they have on display, if any thing. I'm not sure I ever held a cellphone that I could use without a case. They all seem pretty slippery to me.
    The last time I used any phone without a case was 8 years ago when I used a BlackBerry.
    10-18-2019 12:15 AM
  23. ezdoit's Avatar
    The last time I used any phone without a case was 8 years ago when I used a BlackBerry.
    We are in a "forum over function" era. The other day I had a Pixel 3, a Pixel 3 XL, and a iPhone XR lying on my desk naked. The phones were naked, not me. I never realized how thin the phones are today and recalled a comment made on the forum about making the phones a little thicker to increase battery size. What a thought.

    Thicken the phones and make them grippable so you wouldn't need a case. I'm sure the technology is there if the fashion police weren't in the way.
    Laura Knotek and xzell like this.
    10-18-2019 12:24 AM
  24. KrisYYC's Avatar
    Not trolling, not at all, but this Apple driven narrative made by Apple was the absolute dumbest trash in the smartphone space.

    Grippy? yes. Confident grip? yes. Easy to hold? yes. "Premium" feel? "Feels good in hand"???? How utterly ridiculous.
    That's what I'm saying. The Pixel 4 doesn't feel like a fragile piece of glass that's pure form over function. The matte finish and thicker edge makes it grip like a phone from years ago which is a good thing and a nice change from the other flagships out right now. Now whether it's as robust as phones from the past (not a chance being glass) is another story.
    ezdoit and Lobwedgephil like this.
    10-18-2019 12:39 AM
  25. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    We are in a "forum over function" era. The other day I had a Pixel 3, a Pixel 3 XL, and a iPhone XR lying on my desk naked. The phones were naked, not me. I never realized how thin the phones are today and recalled a comment made on the forum about making the phones a little thicker to increase battery size. What a thought.

    Thicken the phones and make them grippable so you wouldn't need a case. I'm sure the technology is there if the fashion police weren't in the way.
    I think it's also due to the materials used in the phones. My Moto X Pure Edition certainly wasn't thin, but the blue plastic material on the back was slippery and not at all easy to grip. On the other hand, my OG Moto X had a rubbery back that was very easy to grip.
    ezdoit and mustang7757 like this.
    10-18-2019 12:40 AM
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