10-19-2016 03:54 PM
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  1. fury2g's Avatar
    I've been going back and forth, back and forth, but have decided to skip the Pixel this year. Anyone else make this decision?
    My rational is 100% cost. Maybe i'll pick up one on swappa in a few months.

    Anyone else skipping this year's Pixel? Why?
    curepute likes this.
    10-18-2016 08:40 AM
  2. jd78's Avatar
    I can see how some may not want to be "early adopters" and wait for the second Pixel, but I don't believe the cost factor is going to change. Google will probably continue to sell a flagship quality phone at flagship prices.
    Bearcats98, gabbott and shamdawg like this.
    10-18-2016 08:45 AM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I can see how some may not want to be "early adopters" and wait for the second Pixel, but I don't believe the cost factor is going to change. Google will probably continue to sell a flagship quality phone at flagship prices.
    I am inclined to agree. At least, Google integrated a payment plan.
    10-18-2016 09:01 AM
  4. klau25's Avatar
    yeah, I know a lot of people don't like the pricing, but let's face it, pretty sure if you waited one year the pricing will still be the same. I figured, if I waited, my Nexus 6P will sell for less, plus I won't enjoy the latest google has to offer. To me, it's just opportunity cost, might as well sell my Nexus 6P for more this year, and enjoy the latest tech an year earlier.

    so far, from reading the reviews, I believe I made the right decision.
    10-18-2016 09:16 AM
  5. T48's Avatar
    I can see how some may not want to be "early adopters" and wait for the second Pixel, but I don't believe the cost factor is going to change. Google will probably continue to sell a flagship quality phone at flagship prices.
    This. Like anything else tech related, the prices will only come down when all mfg's start to feel slower sales or lack of interest. This year was suppose to be a down year market wise, but seems most are devices are selling really well.

    That aside, am waiting for Black Friday. Though doubting Google will be offering much in the way of discounts for something so new. But given the back order time frames that are posted on the forum, another 5 weeks will be right in line.
    10-18-2016 09:17 AM
  6. still1's Avatar
    I am skipping this year not because of cost but because i already own a Nexus 6p. I think my Nexus can hold on for one more year.

    I got my wife a pixel which i can play with for a while so i am good with it
    klau25 likes this.
    10-18-2016 09:22 AM
  7. Antonio Gardner's Avatar
    Yep. Won't get another Pixel until 2018.
    10-18-2016 09:47 AM
  8. raqball's Avatar
    If someone does not care about warranty then Swappa is a good way to save a few bucks down the road.

    I assume Google will keep warranty the way it has been in the past... Original purchaser only which = buy 2nd hand, no warranty..

    I am not skipping the Pixel...
    10-18-2016 10:54 AM
  9. Poseign's Avatar
    If someone does not care about warranty then Swappa is a good way to save a few bucks down the road.

    I assume Google will keep warranty the way it has been in the past... Original purchaser only which = buy 2nd hand, no warranty..

    I am not skipping the Pixel...
    This actually was not the case if you bought nexus protect with the 5x or 6p. Nexus protect went with the phone, so if it swapped hands the phone would still be covered.
    10-18-2016 11:05 AM
  10. raqball's Avatar
    I never buy the add on coverages so no clue about Nexus protect.., If that's the case then ONLY buy used if it has that coverage which would raise the sale price I assume..
    10-18-2016 11:06 AM
  11. fury2g's Avatar
    I love swappa. I've sold a lot of phones on there. My guess is that after the Pixel is release I may be able to get a 64GB Nexus 6p for around $300 bucks on swappa.
    10-18-2016 03:52 PM
  12. mikerelvasr8's Avatar
    I'm skipping it. It's too expensive and it's lacking key features its rivals have: wireless charging, waterproofing, expandable storage, ... I know the phone is packing some great features as well as hardware, but you'd expect more from it at that price point
    10-18-2016 03:57 PM
  13. Theot's Avatar
    You know, I hate to bring up the price again but for that price, I just don't feel it has enough features to top what I already have on my S7. Yes, it runs TW but I've lived with TW for a long time now and kinda prefer it to stock android. As long as I can debloat, and I can, stock Android doesn't draw me in anymore as I feel like it lacks features and this version that the pixels are running feels like something different, not basic, but it is very very geared towards the assistant, which I don't want to be forced to use. And no 64GB option just sucks.
    10-18-2016 04:10 PM
  14. jd78's Avatar
    You know, I hate to bring up the price again but for that price, I just don't feel it has enough features to top what I already have on my S7. Yes, it runs TW but I've lived with TW for a long time now and kinda prefer it to stock android. As long as I can debloat, and I can, stock Android doesn't draw me in anymore as I feel like it lacks features and this version that the pixels are running feels like something different, not basic, but it is very very geared towards the assistant, which I don't want to be forced to use. And no 64GB option just sucks.
    Price may be a valid argument in your scenario, but most people aren't going to switch from one 2016 flagship to another. The price is completely in line with its competition and based on the reviews is a compelling option for someone that has a 1+ year old phone looking to upgrade.
    raqball and amtrucker22 like this.
    10-18-2016 04:14 PM
  15. Theot's Avatar
    Price may be a valid argument in your scenario, but most people aren't going to switch from one 2016 flagship to another. The price is completely in line with its competition and based on the reviews is a compelling option for someone that has a 1+ year old phone looking to upgrade.
    Agreed, not arguing that. Just for me it's not worth it. If I still had my G3, yeah I might be considering the Pixel.
    10-18-2016 04:26 PM
  16. PalakMi's Avatar
    Way overpriced, going with an axon 7 since it has the best hardware (I don't care about camera quality) and it will have CM official support, and it's daydream capable.
    So I'll skip this year's pixels, and see if they get pricing right (and for god sake include ff sprakers in the next time)
    10-18-2016 04:34 PM
  17. EnemiesInTheEnd's Avatar
    Price may be a valid argument in your scenario, but most people aren't going to switch from one 2016 flagship to another. The price is completely in line with its competition and based on the reviews is a compelling option for someone that has a 1+ year old phone looking to upgrade.
    The competition offers more for that flagship price though.
    10-18-2016 04:38 PM
  18. raqball's Avatar
    The competition offers more for that flagship price though.
    They also lack more....

    1. No direct updates
    2. No timely security patches
    3. No assistant
    4. No unlimited storage of video and photo

    The price is either fair for what you get or not depending on the person.. it's easy to skew the argument in either direction....

    I think it's fairly priced but that's me...
    Stevenmc8602 likes this.
    10-18-2016 04:45 PM
  19. Tiko7523's Avatar
    I am skipping but its more due to the fact its not on my carrier (AT&T) I don't see the value of paying $900 for the Pixel XL. When all the other flagships are going to get Android N in the 4th quarter. I think its a great effort tho by Google & i am interested to see how the next one will be hopefully not as dull of a design.
    10-18-2016 04:48 PM
  20. belodion's Avatar
    I'm desperately looking for reasons for not buying it, because of the high price, but there aren't many. It seems like a very good device, alas.

    Sent from mTalk
    10-18-2016 04:49 PM
  21. Cant Miss's Avatar
    I've been going back and forth, back and forth
    LOL me too. Ordered on the fourth, canceled a few days later. Ordered on the ninth, just canceled after reading Ron Amadeo's article. There just wasn't anything in there I could disagree with. I was never thrilled with it's form factor (actually much prefer the HTC 10's), and just came away with the feeling that "Made by Google" is a bit of a stretch this time around.

    While it is unlike me to pass on each year's latest and greatest from Google, think I'm gonna stick with the 6P for another year as I have no real complaints there other than the size of it (which is a little clumsy).
    10-18-2016 04:54 PM
  22. klau25's Avatar
    Just listened to the Android Central podcast on the pixel. They all say the pixel is a worthy upgrade and worth the price. Much better than the 6p. Go listen to the podcast if you are on the fence of getting it.
    raqball likes this.
    10-18-2016 04:57 PM
  23. Cant Miss's Avatar
    pixel is a worthy upgrade and worth the price. Much better than the 6p
    Price doesn't bother me. But what does it really do better than the 6P? A little smoother maybe? I don't notice a lack of smoothness in the 6P. Better camera? Marginally so... I am happy with the 6P's camera, and if I really want to take serious photos I'll grab my Nikon. Assistant? I think I'd rather play with that in the context that is Google Home. There is not much else to talk about.

    I find the 6P sexier than the Pixel. And I have come to be suspect of Google's 1.0 efforts. Frankly, I find it hard to believe this phone was engineered by Google from the ground up. If it was, they're not very good at it yet.
    10-18-2016 05:15 PM
  24. raqball's Avatar
    Proof that beauty is in the eye of the beholder as I find the 6P to be one of the ugliest phones ever made and I think the Pixel is drop dead sexy..
    10-18-2016 05:30 PM
  25. Cant Miss's Avatar
    (c;
    10-18-2016 05:36 PM
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