10-12-2016 03:20 PM
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  1. tdizzel's Avatar
    I was watching a video for the Pixels on Google's YouTube channel and I found the response to it quite interesting. The voting for it was over 95% thumbs up. The comments are overwhelmingly positive including a tremendous amount of people saying they plan on switching from iPhone to Pixel.
    I know that's not a scientific poll or an exact indicator of how many people are going to buy the phone, but it is an interesting view of what people outside of the forums here at Hogwarts think of the Pixel.
    10-12-2016 09:05 AM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    weird. also important to note, that in the actual market out there - their opinions matter much more than ours
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    10-12-2016 09:09 AM
  3. IncredibleJedi's Avatar
    I was watching a video for the Pixels on Google's YouTube channel and I found the response to it quite interesting. The voting for it was over 95% thumbs up. The comments are overwhelmingly positive including a tremendous amount of people saying they plan on switching from iPhone to Pixel.
    I know that's not a scientific poll or an exact indicator of how many people are going to buy the phone, but it is an interesting view of what people outside of the forums here at Hogwarts think of the Pixel.
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    10-12-2016 09:12 AM
  4. raqball's Avatar
    The only people bent out of shape are the geeks who wanted Google to make a $800 phone and sell it for $299... When Google didn't then end of the world came!

    I've talked to a few non geek friends who are interested in and considering it..

    Geeks need to understand the days of Google making, marketing and selling a phone to geeks only is over...
    10-12-2016 09:21 AM
  5. Wiley_11's Avatar
    The only people bent out of shape are the geeks who wanted Google to make a $800 phone and sell it for $299... When Google didn't then end of the world came!

    I've talked to a few non geek friends who are interested in and considering it..

    Geeks need to understand the days of Google making, marketing and selling a phone to geeks only is over...
    I think people were "bent out of shape" because of *change* not price, some people just don't like things to change. The V20 is $830 on ATT. so the price it is what it is.

    If this thing with the Google Assistant and Google Home (and other things I'm not quite sure of yet) turns out well this could be a monumental shift in the way we use smartphones...........
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    10-12-2016 09:53 AM
  6. raqball's Avatar
    I am all for change... As a matter of fact, right now I just want Google to change my order status to shipped!
    10-12-2016 10:00 AM
  7. James Graham5's Avatar
    I've been using the devices from the very beginning, 1st Android phone (colleague had one and played with his device many a time) to actually owning a Nexus One right the way through to 6P (only missing the Nexus S as it wasn't sold on my network). I have ordered myself a Pixel and when I've spoken to a few people at work about it and some customers too, they all seem very intrigued by it. Roll on the 20th when it actually arrives and I can properly play with it.
    10-12-2016 10:10 AM
  8. TheMarcus's Avatar
    It's not surprising. The phone looks strikingly similar to an iPhone for starters. Shared a picture of it on Twitter and one of my iPhone using friends replied back quickly how much she liked the design. And then, when they see the price tag, their brainwashed minds automatically conclude that it's just as high of quality as an iPhone. If it was priced lower, they'd assumed it was lower quality.

    Google is more targeting iPhone users with this phone e than they are Android users.

    Also, geeks are bent out of shape because we're not useless. We know what phones are out there and we have a reference point when it comes to pricing. I wasn't expecting Nexus 4 or Nexus 5 pricing, but I was expecting fair pricing. This phone isn't worth hundreds of dollars on top of other flagships. If you think that, you're clueless. Marketing is a huge reason this phone is priced high. The Nexus line received little to no marketing. The other reason this is priced high is to appeal to sheep. They don't understand, along with most consumers, don't understand that you can get quality products for cheap. These are same people paying extra for name brand salt.
    10-12-2016 10:18 AM
  9. shady195's Avatar
    The only people bent out of shape are the geeks who wanted Google to make a $800 phone and sell it for $299... When Google didn't then end of the world came!

    I've talked to a few non geek friends who are interested in and considering it..

    Geeks need to understand the days of Google making, marketing and selling a phone to geeks only is over...
    So much this.

    I think the people complaining, talking about how no one will ever buy this phone for its price and the lack of features compared to its competitors has any real idea what their voice in the market share really is. Id say its less than 5% if I had to throw a number out there. Also, most of the "desirable" IMO configurations were sold out rather quickly on launch day. Google doesn't expect to break records here, but so far I think things are looking good for a steady future.

    People scoff at its price, but 24/7 support alone right on your phone is worth its weight in gold, not everyone is a geek. Some people need help.

    I think many geeks are completely delusional about what this is, and despite having signs for months previous that it wasn't going to be anything like a nexus, completely ignored it and got pissed when they saw the price that they knew was coming.
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    10-12-2016 10:24 AM
  10. tdizzel's Avatar
    This phone isn't worth hundreds of dollars on top of other flagships. If you think that, you're clueless.
    Or maybe different things are worth different amounts to different people.
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    10-12-2016 10:35 AM
  11. VitaminA's Avatar
    If people didn't get the hint (on price) from all the leaks prior to the "Pixel" name being leaked, they should have after. Pixel is obviously Google's high-end name, and will always be priced as such. As stated before, if they priced it low, the average consumer would assume low quality; even though there are several higher quality, lower priced phones...but none of those are really jumping off the shelves to the average consumer.

    Think about it this way, if Tesla entered the car industry with their S model, claiming it to be high-end, but priced it at $30k, they would not have the prestige they now enjoy. Now that they established themselves as innovators with 2 high-price models, they're now able to get a HUGE following for their budget model. Perhaps Google will do the same with the Pixel in a couple years.

    As OP put it, I've seen and heard too many positive things outside of "geek" websites to think this phone won't be successful in the mainstream...but only time will tell.
    10-12-2016 10:50 AM
  12. TheMarcus's Avatar
    Or maybe different things are worth different amounts to different people.
    Someone being willing to pay $5 for a Snickers bar doesn't make it worth $5.
    10-12-2016 10:50 AM
  13. shady195's Avatar
    Someone being willing to pay $5 for a Snickers bar doesn't make it worth $5.
    Yes it does, its called free market.

    Things are worth what people are willing to pay. If no one was willing to pay 700 dollars for a phone, they would not cost 700 dollars. Welcome to capitalism.
    10-12-2016 10:55 AM
  14. TheMarcus's Avatar
    And it's the mindless sheep keeping prices high for other reason than to satisfy corporate greed.

    Products are overpriced because consumers allow them to be. I'll be voting with my wallet this year and so will a lot more people who realize that they don't have to be ripped off to enjoy a quality phone.
    10-12-2016 10:58 AM
  15. TheMarcus's Avatar
    Enjoy your name brand seasonings, medications, etc, and the illusion they give you that they're better because they cost more.

    At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is that we're all happy with our purchases. I think this is overpriced, I won't get it. Plenty of people will justify that it isn't overpriced, and they'll buy it. We'll all have phones that we're happy with.
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    10-12-2016 10:59 AM
  16. tdizzel's Avatar
    Someone being willing to pay $5 for a Snickers bar doesn't make it worth $5.
    Actually yes it does. That's basically the definition of value, so that's pretty much exactly what it's worth.
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    10-12-2016 11:02 AM
  17. EnemiesInTheEnd's Avatar
    Why wouldn't people like it? Overall, it's a great phone.
    10-12-2016 11:09 AM
  18. raqball's Avatar
    This phone isn't worth hundreds of dollars on top of other flagships. If you think that, you're clueless.
    Color me clueless then... But I am happily clueless and will be even happier and more clueless once I get it in my grubby paws...

    Your entire post did give me a giggle or two though so thanks.. Internet tantrums are funny..

    It's not surprising. The phone looks strikingly similar to an iPhone for starters.
    Yup it looks exactly like an iPhone (sarcasm intended) :rolleyes:

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    10-12-2016 11:13 AM
  19. dsignori's Avatar
    At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is that we're all happy with our purchases
    Definitely true, yet this is at odds with the rest of your comments here. I think if all your statements about it being overpriced (and that others who don't feel so are "clueless") were prefaced with "In my opinion", it might be taken more as someone opining, and not someone condescending.

    I think the Pixel price is quite high, and yes probably too high, considering it has no Wireless charging (really?), no water resistance, and lots of other features I have become used to . I still do feel like it has value for me - even at that high price - but I can definitely see why you and others might not.
    10-12-2016 11:13 AM
  20. anon(847090)'s Avatar
    I think people were "bent out of shape" because of *change* not price, some people just don't like things to change. The V20 is $830 on ATT. so the price it is what it is.

    If this thing with the Google Assistant and Google Home (and other things I'm not quite sure of yet) turns out well this could be a monumental shift in the way we use smartphones...........
    Ok then what changed in pixel that people now dont want to buy it. The name??(I would say that foolish to not buy because of a name) the new Google assist feature and the new 3 button or the new shade??

    now adding feature to a phone is what people dont want because that changes?? Its the damn price that people are bullish about. you are just trying to sugar coat things
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    10-12-2016 11:16 AM
  21. anon(464338)'s Avatar
    I am all for change... As a matter of fact, right now I just want Google to change my order status to shipped!
    Haha you and me both!
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    10-12-2016 11:26 AM
  22. Wiley_11's Avatar
    Delete
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    10-12-2016 11:33 AM
  23. NexusShark's Avatar
    I personally will easily pay more for "less." I am paying what Google is asking for a Pixel XL to avoid having to deal with Touch wiz, Sense, and LG skins. I want the top notch camera and fast updates. Launchers on other OEM phones won't replace this. And the 6p is not comfortable to me. Everything is opinion based in the retail market
    10-12-2016 11:35 AM
  24. TheMarcus's Avatar
    Yup it looks exactly like an iPhone (sarcasm intended) :rolleyes:

    https://s10.postimg.org/45k865p89/pi...7plus_back.jpg
    Do yourself a favor and Google the definition of the word "similar."

    Also, when comparing SIMILARITIES of the phones, we're clearly talking about the front and not the clearly distinctive back.

    So go ahead have yourself another giggle.
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    10-12-2016 11:37 AM
  25. osubeavs728's Avatar
    This phone isn't worth hundreds of dollars on top of other flagships.
    Pixel XL: $769.99
    iPhone 7+: $769.99
    Galaxy s7 edge: $792.00
    Moto Z Force: $720.00
    LG V20: $830.00
    Htc 10: $648.00

    I don't really understand where people get the idea that the pixels are wildly more expensive than other flagships....
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    10-12-2016 11:41 AM
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