expired $300 off Google Pixel 3 (64GB $899, 128GB $1049, XL 64GB $1049, XL 128GB $1199) @ Google Store

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    Same price at JB Hi-Fi

  • +13 votes

    Yeah nah. S10+ all the way.

    Edit for the downvoters:
    - better battery
    - just as good or better UI with tons of unique features (dual bt transmit, secure folder, etc)
    - faster processor
    - audio jack
    - microsd card
    - storage starts at 128gb and tops off at 1tb, as opposed to 64/128gb options (lol)
    - doesnt look like it was designed 5 years ago
    - doesnt have major hardware or lag issues
    - best screen in the market

    I could go on.
    Main benefit of pixel is the camera, but apparently even that barely loads nowadays due to unresolved lag issues.

    • +2 votes

      Exactly this ^

      Samsung software shits all over stock Android. Gone are the days of Touchwiz. One UI is loads better than stock Android. Not having a clipboard and proper Gallery are few reasons that drove me nuts. And few months later my Pixel 2XL begun to lag and speed felt same as my old Note 5. Now rocking Note 9 and I would never buy a Pixel again.

      Only thing I loved in Pixel 2XL was the camera. It took amazing pictures even if you took pictures while looking away from phone.

    • +1 vote

      But S10 has no notch, Pixel 3 XL has the deepest notch in the market.

    • +2 votes

      "barely loads nowadays"

      yeah ok

      • +1 vote

        I can attest to barely loads. Bought it for the camera, put up with everything else being sub par including call quality, now the camera won't load from lock screen at all, and if I double click the power button (shortcut) when unlocked, it sometimes takes a few seconds. Even my old S8+ is consistently faster and more reliable.

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          This is your pixel 3? Damn. I've seen many forums where either you love it or you have issues. Leads me to believe maybe there is some app(s) that is choking the device.

          FWIW I'm using a Pixel OG and the camera shortcut works instantly. You should test yours out in safe mode to see if it's a 3rd party app, otherwise return it!

          • +1 vote

            @rlay3: I've had a Pixel 3 (nonXL) since mid December, I've no issues with bloating/barely loading/camera slow/etc. Everything goes fine. Still feels like magic.

            I don't really understand the "no headphone jack" argument, it has a short USB C > jack cable. I can still use all my headphones fine.

            Only complaint I have is I get infrequent random bright flashes from the lock screen. It doesn't bother me enough to get it replaced with a refurbished model, and having to go through the fuss of setting my phone up how I like it again.

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              @sssx: Probably because the adaptor that Google provides is trash, yet another thing you have to buy.

              Do you make phonecalls? If so try and compare against literally any other phone. Mic and audio quality is trash on all pixels so far.

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                @OnlinePred: I usually use earphones (with the provided adaptor) for phonecalls/video chat/etc, and as long as reception was good enough (on either end) I didn't have any complaints about the audio quality, but granted I never paid a whole lot of attention to the audio quality of a call if it's sufficient to have the conversation.

                Will see if I get the chance to compare call quality to another phone.

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              @sssx: Yeah with features… some like it and some don't right?

              I'm OCD so I can't bring myself to use a phone with a notch/hole punch/teardrop. Must be a perfect rectangle! lol

              But I can totally understand if you splash over $1000 on a phone and the call quality is balls. I'd be mad too.

    • +1 vote

      Also minus the notch (coining only usable real estate), the XL screen is no larger than my standard S8 screen

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      I would like to get it but not a fan of having samsung apps that I probably won't use and their infinity display still throws me off. Because of its brand, you're also not getting bang for buck and why get a phone like this when the One Plus exists with the best charge speeds in the world?

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        Prefer Google apps that you won't use?

        OnePlus has half the features, mono speaker, no water resistance, lower res screen, no reverse wireless, no wide angle lens, no local support - I could go on - and you really only save a few hundred bucks.

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          What's reverse wireless?

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            @sssx: Ceo said won't support because charging speeds are already superior

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            @sssx: The ability to wirelessly charge anything from the phone. I.e charge my watch from the back of my phone without carrying charging cables etc. Galaxy buds charge via wireless too. New Apple airpods coming out will also support wireless charging.

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          I used all if not most Google apps so that ticks the first point. May as well sell my soul to them.

          Speaker isn't an issue with Google mini/Amazon dot, screen and camera is good enough or otherwise I'll just pick up a DSLR camera for the latter, issues you can diy which is cheaper than the prices that the Samsung store would charge you with and it's a durable brick (have a thrashed 3t and still holds for the most part). Reverse wireless is a novelty and the charging speeds aren't even comparable to dash charging so why bother?

          I'm winning and it's a huge plus that its a hundred bucks less. It's unfortunate that it's no longer bang for buck as it's transition towards the premium market. I'm just a one plus fan boy that sticks by it's charging speed and I don't expect it to do everything because if it did, it'd be shit at it or it would be a figment of my imagination.

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            @cerealz: Lucky for you haha. I'm a power user so many basic things I am used to. Tried a op6t and it's missing too much for me. I wish I could just use the pocofone as it's such incredible value, but I'm too entwined on flagships haha.

            Btw I'm dying to be able to give my watch a battery boost if it's running low by using my phone. Will be epic.

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              @OnlinePred: Dont worry, I plan on getting the one plus 6 because i need my audio jack even though i dont have any use for it hahah. inbuilt finger print scanner is slower than the one in the previous iteration as well and its good enough. duuuuuuuude the pocofone becomes the next google pixel at the fraction of the cost. i wouldnt mind getting it but it has no nfc which makes me sad since the smartwatches im after dont have nfc nor support gpay :(

              yeah thats definitely a nifty thing to have but most watches are able to last a few days. im going for a hybrid since i only need the notification feature unless nfc becomes a thing.

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                @cerealz: Yea I have kids and a pool haha so water proofing is done I've gotten used to. I also use my phone to play videos for the kids and the speakers become important in this too. It's all the little things that make a flagship so good.

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                  @OnlinePred: hahaha thats so gonna be me when I plan to have kids! waterproofing does give me an idea to swim with my smartphone lmao. ahhh fair enough, have you considered getting a tablet instead? its probably easier for the kids to watch and they can learn how to interact with technology though id be barring their exposure to it so they get their level of social interaction haha

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      doesnt have major hardware or lag issues

      Barely been released for a week mate. Give it time.

  • +1 vote

    Pixel 4 incoming

    • +1 vote

      In 7 months lol

    • +6 votes

      They will remove the camera entirely on this model. They will procedurally generate the scene based on location data and maps data. Every photo will be perfect. They will also reduce the battery size, and not increase RAM size. Call quality will still be below mid range phones, and Bluetooth performance will still be beaten by literally any other phone on the market.

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    Bought the brand new pixel 3 xl 128gb on eBay last week for 870. Good phone

  • +1 vote

    The others have caught the pixel in terms of camera quality (although to some the pixel still just leads the pack but to others it doesn't). But everything else about it is so far behind.

    • +1 vote

      For day shots of stills maybe.
      I had a Note 9 and the camera was still very disappointing in comparison to the P2XL I upgraded from and my current P3XL.

      Any hint of motion in a subject (young children, pets) and 8/10 times, the Note would capture a blurry image. No issues with the pixel which even has the AI auto tracking of an object.

      The other difference is in low light shots- with or without night sight. The Samsung camera would loose a lot of detail and blend textures into a pasty oil painting.

      Example Shots (all in auto mode):
      Dog: Pixel 3XL (https://imgur.com/vPLgz3w) vs. Note 9 (https://imgur.com/BZUCR0J)
      Hallway: https://imgur.com/a/mZhdMuJ

      In isolation the Samsung doesn't give you a terrible photo, but the stark improvements on the pixel are hard to unsee.
      If you're happy with the camera on the Note 9, the Samsung's are undoubtedly overall much better phones.

      I'm comparing the Note 9 as its the last Samsung phone I used - looking at the pics from the S10, it looks like the same camera module with iterative minute software changes in processing.