Fair enough. However I believe a lot of Pixel phone buyers get them with the intention of keeping them for awhile too so when they do upgrade they have gotten their money out of them. Yes, they don't hold their value like iPhones but I guarantee you the 4XL is a better phone than the Z Force.
Really? Who would have thought a phone released four to five years after another phone would be better. Glad to hear it! One reason the Pixel is better is it can be updated to a later software version; not sure if the Z could be; haven't tried; it's not connected to a network.
I was discussing my needs and in reality, the needs of most people who actually use a smart phone. That old Z force (used now as a clock in one of my rooms). For the majority of people who use a smart phone, all that is needed is something that will connect for phone calls, texts and for internet usage. If looking for a gamer phone, not sure either would be the best idea.
Not sure if pixel owners purchase a phone to hang on to for a long period of time. Any information on that from reliable sources? Maybe they do, maybe they don't; maybe they do just due to the fact, they are updated for a longer period of time than most (not all) phones; however, there sure are quite a few for sale on Swappa. I guess if they are financing through a provider, they might hang on to them longer; however, everyone I personally know as an actual friend, purchases phones outright.
However, as noted, I have had no problem with this 4XL; other than facial recognition sometimes is slow to react or just does not work and the phone screen goes off and I am force to hit the power button to get it to recognize me. It sure has made me a believer in no more facial recognition for this guy; and after having a Samsung S20 for a few days, have no interest in screen finger print readers.