Pixel 3 XL 64 or 128

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If you decide to get the Pixel 3 XL.
Are you getting the 64 gb model or the 128 gb model.

And Google offers insurance, I think I seen, don't remember if I seen it correctly. But was it only for 6 months for like 128.00. Accidental damage and everything. That ain't long.
Is the insurance in line for what you are gonna do.

Wished they would go ahead of schedule and release these phones

Its christmas nearly already.
Time for a new phone.
 

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If you decide to get the Pixel 3 XL.
Are you getting the 64 gb model or the 128 gb model.

And Google offers insurance, I think I seen, don't remember if I seen it correctly. But was it only for 6 months for like 128.00. Accidental damage and everything. That ain't long.
Is the insurance in line for what you are gonna do.

Wished they would go ahead of schedule and release these phones

Its christmas nearly already.
Time for a new phone.

128 for me...your usage may vary
The Google Protection was 2 years. I thought it was around 100 dollars.
 

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64GB would suit me just fine. My inner pack rat is whispering 128, but I'm doing fine with my 32 GB G6 with 128 GB card. As for my SD card? It's about 45% full with movies and TV shows I've already watched.

Perhaps my usage habits are changing, but I think the fact that 87% of my day is spent connected to trusted wifi.

Photos and videos are backed up everytime I connect. My app usages remains boringly consistent and I don't download games. The only thing I really concern myself with is making sure music playlists are available offline.
 

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You want a 128gb because if what all you keep on your phone, or how long you plan on keeping the phone.
When its said next year is gonna be the best year for google and foldable phones ?
 

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You want a 128gb because if what all you keep on your phone, or how long you plan on keeping the phone.
When its said next year is gonna be the best year for google and foldable phones ?

I keep lossless audio files on mine. I am using about 58 GB on mine right now do 64 wouldn't cut it. On my LG V20 64 wasn't enough but I had 200GB card in it. Now I operate a little more sparingly.
 

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You want a 128gb because if what all you keep on your phone, or how long you plan on keeping the phone.
When its said next year is gonna be the best year for google and foldable phones ?

To be fair, next year is always going to be the best year for mobile, every year.
 

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To be fair, next year is always going to be the best year for mobile, every year.

Well for the Pixel line that may be true. Next year will be the first year the engineers Google acquired from HTC will have its first effect on the design. We could see a much improved design with internals that match other flagships.
 

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Well for the Pixel line that may be true. Next year will be the first year the engineers Google acquired from HTC will have its first effect on the design. We could see a much improved design with internals that match other flagships.

I'm pretty sure you are correct, although I don't understand why the design team for 3 couldn't comminicate their vision and then leave it up to the actual engineers to execute.
 

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Well for the Pixel line that may be true. Next year will be the first year the engineers Google acquired from HTC will have its first effect on the design. We could see a much improved design with internals that match other flagships.

Everyone was also sure that the 2013 Moto X was because of Google when in fact Motorola had it in the pipeline long before Google acquired them. And considering that they've been working with HTC on the Pixel line since the start, who's to say that things are going to be any different going ahead?

But the point of my last post was that next year is always going to be the best year. And then next year the following year will be the best year, etc, etc.
 

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Everyone was also sure that the 2013 Moto X was because of Google when in fact Motorola had it in the pipeline long before Google acquired them. And considering that they've been working with HTC on the Pixel line since the start, who's to say that things are going to be any different going ahead?

But the point of my last post was that next year is always going to be the best year. And then next year the following year will be the best year, etc, etc.


Yea I keep hearing next year will be the year of the foldable phones.

Just not sure I want t foldable phone.

Google could listen to their customers on what they would like in a Phone.
And maybe, just maybe come up with a better Pixel.
 

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Yea I keep hearing next year will be the year of the foldable phones.

Just not sure I want t foldable phone.

Google could listen to their customers on what they would like in a Phone.
And maybe, just maybe come up with a better Pixel.

They do listen to their customers through research.
 

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Yea I keep hearing next year will be the year of the foldable phones.

Just not sure I want t foldable phone.

Google could listen to their customers on what they would like in a Phone.
And maybe, just maybe come up with a better Pixel.

Read through comments sections and forums, people have such varying ideas they'd need to make about 5-10 different models, and even then people wouldn't be happy.
 

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Put a SD card, more memory.
Just for a start.
I do like the Pixel finger print in the center of the phone.
Like the keyboard also.
Give us more ringtones.
Faster processors.
Better batteries.
Wireless charging.
Brighter screens.
Let the consumer have control over their phone .


Think those would make a big majority happy.

Then work on the software.
 

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Put a SD card, more memory.
Just for a start.
I do like the Pixel finger print in the center of the phone.
Like the keyboard also.
Give us more ringtones.
Faster processors.
Better batteries.
Wireless charging.
Brighter screens.
Let the consumer have control over their phone .


Think those would make a big majority happy.

Then work on the software.

It will have the latest processor and wireless charging

Battery is more than adequate

You can download all the ringtones you want.

Google is a software first company and it's fine as is.
 

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Put a SD card, more memory.
Just for a start.
I do like the Pixel finger print in the center of the phone.
Like the keyboard also.
Give us more ringtones.
Faster processors.
Better batteries.
Wireless charging.
Brighter screens.
Let the consumer have control over their phone .


Think those would make a big majority happy.

Then work on the software.

Google has only put a microSD card slot on one of their devices, the Nexus 1 from 2010, so that's not going to happen. Samsung put them in all their devices except one (the Galaxy S6 I believe) and they brought it back after outcry from their customers. If Google hasn't done it by now, they're not going to. Also, Google has cloud services where Samsung doesn't, so it makes more sense they'd want people to make use of that.

Ringtones can be downloaded for free from numerous places.

It'll have the SD845, just like every other Android flagship.

Battery size is supposed to be about the same on each device (a little bigger on the regular and a bit smaller on the XL). The smaller battery in the XL isn't drastically smaller, and probably translates into minutes less rather than hours. But I wouldn't say no to a bigger battery.

Rumor is both models have wireless charging.

That's more up to the suppliers than Google. The smaller model has so far used Samsung panels, but Sammy holds back their brighter panels for their own phones. If Google switches to LG OLED panels, they might be able to have more say since they invested around $1 billion into LG's OLED development.

You would think that would cover everyone, but (going by what I've seen them complaining about as shortcomings on the Pixels) it would also need:
IR Blaster
Headphone jack (or 2nd USB C port to allow them to charge and listen to wired headphones at the same time)
Full edge to edge display with no notches or bezels
Fingerprint scanner under the display
2-3 cameras on the back
6-8GB of RAM
Minimum 256GB of storage and 512GB for 2nd tier
All bands for every carrier worldwide
5-6 years of support

Now figure all that in and then figure what that would cost. Charging $1,000 would be cheap with all that included, and a smaller model would be out of the question because there wouldn't be enough room to fit everything in it.

Google has never taken the Samsung approach where you throw everything possible in. Google has been about offering their version of an Android phone. If you like it, fine if not, one of their hardware partners probably have something that will work for you. They've never sold their phones in the same quantities as the rest of the Android OEMs. They've been about offering fast updates and a cohesive software ecosystem for smart home integration, which is starting to come to fruition. If you're wanting all of those things, then it might make more sense to go with a Samsung or LG device, because if Google hasn't changed by now, they're probably not going to.
 

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