expired Google Pixel 3XL 64GB: Unlimited Calls & Text + 200GB Data 24 Months Plan $106.25 Per Month @ Optus

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Same deal as the XS previously posted, but now it applies to the Pixel 3XL.

NOTE: Port in @ Harvey Norman to get a 10% discount. Those who are students can also get another 10% with live chat. So $85pm.

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  • +4 votes

    200GB Data

    dont threaten me with a good time ;)

    • +3 votes

      I'd rather be spied on by Google than Huawei aka Chinese Government.

    • +4 votes

      If you're after the best camera phone on the market the Pixel easily wins. Huawei has lots of features but it's camera can't even come close to touching the Pixel.

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        Huawei win with hardware but they fail at software. E.g low light camera Pixel 3 zoom is actually much better than Mate 20 Pro, as Mate 20 Pro disable telephoto lens during low light. So no optical zoom while Pixel has Digital Super Res zoom.

        The selfie side of it is no competition at all. Pixel has the best selfie camera in all conditions, and also damn good UW Selfie camera that nobody can compare. LG V40 UW selfie camera is an embarrassment compared to it. DXOmark doesn't rate selfie camera so this fact is left out by tons of people quoting DXOmark.

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          DXOmark is stupid, all the companies know what to do to artificially increase their scores without actually producing a better product. It lost all meaning to me when they started putting Xiaomi and Huawei phones above the Pixel, Note and Galaxy.

  • +11 votes

    Have to wait for the pixel deal with Telstra again. $59 a month. Here's hoping they do it soon

    • +7 votes

      The best phone with specs from 2017.

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        Does anyone look at anything other than specs? Honestly the Pixel doesn't need the same amount of RAM as a Samsung or Huawei because it's running stock Android and doesn't have the bullshit bloated skin over the top. I have a 2XL (4GB RAM) and I've had absolutely no issues with slowdowns or anything of the like.

        • -1 vote

          Apparently battery specs don't matter either right? Worse batteries life than last year's pixels. I notice on the 2xl that apps don't stay in memory as long as my work S9+, perhaps later in the day I will switch back to an app or game and the pixel closed it, while S9 wouldn't.

          • +2 votes

            @OnlinePred: Tell me how BloatWiz is faring. I can't stand having 3 of every stock standard app.

            Samsung also presses a lot of "features" (read: gimmicks) that just bog down a phone. Eg Bixby vs Google Assistant. Really?

            The Pixel 3 lineup (which I prefer the 3 to the 3XL this year, but loving the screen size of the 2XL) may not have all the bells and whistles of a Note 9 which I'm okay with. It simply does what it needs to and does it well. Have tried a Note, couldn't find much use with the S Pen. Admittedly it was a while ago but I found typing from a new note shortcut was a lot more convenient.

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              @pennypincher98: Why do you install 3 of every app…. It's going better than my personal pixel. I've had to RMA 6 rivers on the last 2 years. If your need a basic phone, pixel and iphone are perfect.

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                @OnlinePred: I don't install 3 of every app. When I used Samsung and booted it, there was literally 3 apps of each installed.

                Google Play Music, S Music Player, Milk Music etc
                S Photos, S Photobooth, Google Photos

                I could go on but I think you get the idea.

                • -1 vote

                  @pennypincher98: Yea many apps have different features, like I said if you like simple phones then pixels are great except quality etc.

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                    @OnlinePred:

                    pixels are great except quality

                    I think Pixels have a great build quality personally. It's functional not purely aesthetic but it does what it needs to do and does it well.

                    Would sacrifice function for looks any day.

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                      @pennypincher98: Functional = $1500 hmmm
                      How can other companies be functional for a fifth the price?

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                        @KLoNe: Functional = $1176 (with 24 months of a 20GB Telstra plan + additional perks - eg Free Foxtel Now)

                        Oh look the cheapest Telstra plan with 20GB data is $49/month.

                        I've tried cheap phones before. They just stay on the one Android forever and never get an update. Pixel 2XL camera - functions well. Everything does.

                        Should I have spent slightly less for an inferior plan and spend a few hundred more on an inferior phone?

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            @OnlinePred: Just upgraded from 2xl to 3xl - my battery lasts longer on the 3xl - to be expected I imagine given it's doesn't have a year's usage under the belt. Once again, specs are not everything - they matter, but not as much as some make it out to be

      • +3 votes

        A simple Google search for "best Android" refutes that.

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          Well it's mixed but you're wrong based on the first page of results. The Pixel 3 XL doesn't win a single one whereas the Mate 20 Pro wins 3 out of 5 that it's compared in.

          Trusted reviews: Mate 20 Pro

          Android authority: Mate 20 Pro

          T3: Mate 20 Pro

          Tech advisor: Pixel 3

          Techradar: Still has the S9+ as the best phone which is ridiculous as it's not that good (I had one for a month)

          Cnet: Strangely not reviewed the Mate 20 Pro but has the Note 9 top

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            @carleast: Compare reviews that are actually good. Try mkbhd, mrmobile etc. They all say pixels are the best unless you need more functionality of which go note 9.

          • +2 votes

            @carleast: Maybe Mate 20 owners get different search results.

            Edit - now my news feed and targetted ads are flooded with aforementioned third party Android

    • +2 votes

      Where do you live? In several areas of rural NSW I have better reception with Optus than my Telstra toting friends.

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        In my experience, inner Sydney, and inner Brisbane are much better on Telstra. Not even comparable. Seems like Optus can't penetrate buildings or car parks

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          I've literally never had a problem in the inner city on any network. Maybe your phone's antennae is dodgy or something? Although I'm pretty happy with 3g still so if you're looking for fast bandwidth I have no idea how they compare.

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            @Nadder: Nope had an iPhone 8 and P2XL both on Optus in Zetland area. I work in Surry Hills. A direct example, in my building's underground carpark, I would not get reception with Optus, Telstra I have 4g data and calls. In my house when I walk outside there is a deadzone for a whole block on Optus for data, where it's incredibly slow - swapping to Telstra made our phones feel like new, we were getting data where we couldn't before, and when we did get data it was fast and responsive. Even sitting at central waiting for a train was terrible on Optus, data would grind to a hault. And don't get me started on data while I'm on the train!!!! I'm rarely off 4g in my day to day life with Telstra. I often didn't have signal or extremely slow data with Optus, it's a big change.

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        Central Coast NSW, commuting down to Sydney.
        Trust me I've done Optus, Vodafone and Telstra on the stretch between Woy Woy-Berowra.

        Telstra loses service in the massive tunnel (2-3 mins), but is good enough to stream Netflix on the rest of the journey.
        Optus & Vodafone? I can't even send a message for half of it.

        Telstra is outrageously expensive on the most part. Optus is normally a fairer price.

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          Ahh yeah. I used to travel that stretch on the train regularly. Yeah Optus sucks along there. Still, there are places a bit further west where it's better so I guess it all depends on where you are :)

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    How much if buying outright?

  • +2 votes

    What an ugly looking Applesque phones with that god awful notch. It's just pure n simple lazy design and cheap too.

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      To be fair they do have the best camera, most accurate screen, stereo front facing speakers and it's decently priced.

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        Let’s stay on topic. That notch is hideous. Makes the Apple one seem sleek and elegant by comparison.

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          It's much taller and is a bit of a waste of space. No notch is sleek and elegant. So yes your save some money and lose a bit in design. It's go the smaller pixel which looks great

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          Yeah as much as I am Team Pixel, that notch is bad.
          The Pixel 3 looks great, although I'm not sure I want to go down to a 5" screen again.

          You can hide the notch yes, but then you are left with quite a bezel (which doesn't bother me on the 2XL, but it's certainly going to bother some).

          Here's to hoping the 4XL is notch free :D

    • +2 votes

      Luckily there's also a Pixel 3 without the notch.

  • -1 vote

    Do people buy these? Have never seen anyone with one.

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    No expandable storage - no thanks

    • +4 votes

      You've got unlimited photo and video storage. You've got drive for documents and the like.

      Surely you don't need 60GB just for apps?

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    Unless I am wrong the same price applies for the 128GB?

  • +1 vote

    Most ugly phone I have ever seen

  • +1 vote

    Surely you are better to get the XS and sell the XS, and buy the P3XL for less, and profit right?

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    Guys, pls help. I am tossing up between Pixel 2XL vs 3XL. 3Xl is obviously more expensive. I like stock android and need a v good camera. Dont care much about looks. Want a phone that should last 2 yrs atleast. Currently using LG G6, so want an upgrade on that. Many Thanks.

    • +1 vote

      Pixel 2XL should last another 2 years at least. It'll have updates for another 2 years, Pixel 2XL is getting software camera upgrades that the 3 has.

      It's up to you on whether that one extra year of "life" is worth it and whether the notch bothers you but either should easily last you two years.

      Being an Ozbargainer I'd say go the cheaper 2XL that's still a great option, but if you want say one of the new colours (?) or wish to get the newest than you can go the 3XL.

      Do you buy cars that are in end of runout? It's the same. Both cars are great and will last you a while, it's just that ones newer.

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    Unrelated to the thread, but if anyone's looking to buy a Pixel 3/Pixel 3 XL outright, I just listed a classifieds post that can help shave another $100 off your purchase.

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/417520

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    If you want a pixel phone get it on the Telstra newtork,the have RCS enabled, something that no other Australia newtork providers provide currently, I'm a pixel 2 XL owner on the optus network, I know I won't be renewing my Optus sim only plan once it is up for renewal,end of the story is if you want full support for the pixel3/XL get it on Telstra.

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    10% further off the rate-plan when you Port in at Harvey Norman.

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      Thanks for the tip. If you ask in live chat, they can apply the student discount as well - $85pm! Not bad.

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