Seems like a decent deal for the Google Pixel 4.
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Other options -
Pixel 4 64GB - $839.20
Pixel 4 128GB - $959.20
Pixel 4 XL 64GB - $1023.20
two days ago, i read news that google admit that their hardware is not selling well . of course we have these deals come out. good price, but i believe the discount would go further.
I would wait until Pixel 4a or Pixel 5 and skip the Pixel 4. Hopefully Google will fix their crap designs on the Pixel 4, namely weak battery, small storage (no longer offer free unlimited original quality upload) and minor annoyances.
And no finger print reader….they literally just copy all shitty aspects of the iPhone
Wait… they have a finger print reader on the pixel 2. Did they really take it from the pixel 4?
@NatoTomato: It has face recognition now.
@Gehirn: I don't want to have to stare at my phone, to have to unlock it, so I can use my google pay. (profanity) that. Take it out of my pocket, with my finger on the scanner, and instantly pay…
@NatoTomato: You don't need to unlock your phone to use Google Pay, you merely need to have the screen awake.
@Nebargains: It depends on how secure I want it. Do I really want someone to be able to use my card without unlocking the phone? Not really. If someone steals my phone, they can't use Google Pay unless they guess my passcode or have taken my index finger with them.
@NatoTomato: True, however there is a limit on contactless payments, so I guess a string of small payments coming from your phone is going to be less of a concern than a $1000 phone being missing.
Anyway, regarding the facial unlock - I don't have a Pixel 4 but I was also concerned about this and asked a friend about it, he demoed it to me and it's pretty much instant, less convenient than fingerprint, but its very fast and its not like you need to hold it up in front of your face. In saying that, it is probably the thing holding me back from buying one.
Just looked at Google Pay on my own phone and no such setting to require fingerprint exists? I must be looking in the wrong place.
have taken my index finger with them.
have taken my index finger with them.
Careful. Someone might go "challenge accepted"
@NatoTomato: Never had any problems with having to stare at it. The latest update to it has made it pretty instant in that as long as it has some sort of view it will open. So if you're putting it up to a eftpos terminal it will definitely get it.
@Gehirn: it is slower than a fingerprint
@Gehirn: The rear fingerprint reader was a great idea because it's tactile, I can use it without looking at my screen. Face recognition is a step backwards
@Gehirn: face recognition sucks
@matt-ozb: cool, maybe you need a new face if it doesnt work.
@Gehirn: face recognition works .. just a half-second delay compared to a fingerprint sensor …
@NatoTomato: Yepp. No more on the Pixel 4 :(
I have the pixel 4. No finger print reader is annoying because when I put the phone on the magnet holder in the car, screen is black and all of a sudden it wakes up, because it thinks I looked at it.
Most of the problems with the phone are solved if you're not far from a charging source at some point of the day, and jumped on the free google photo additional storage (or have the subscriptions). Especially so if you got it cheap in the JB Hifi deal.
Bad hardware usually doesn't.
Pixel has never sold well, I don't know if that's even Google's aim. I've always seen the Pixel as more of a toy from Google to test out their OS and showcase what it can do. People who buy the Pixel do because they want to the latest version of Android without any bloat.
you are mistaken for the Nexus range.
Make an overpriced phone with a small battery, take away unlimited photo uploads, and expect customers to bite? Nope. I was so close to buying a Pixel 4XL last year, but couldnt deal with these issues, along with other limitations such as no 256GB storage option, UFS 2.1 instead of 3.0, face unlock (I prefer fingerprint scanner), and no ultrawide camera. Waiting on the Pixel 5XL to see if they decide to actually build a phone that can compete above the rest at a reasonable price point.
They'll probably charge you $2k for that, like $2700 for that Motoral flipfone.
Bcos it's an over priced tracking device, w/ old hw, that looks like it was designed in the Soviet Union?
My interest in it is the ez rooting, I will never own a phone I can't root.
Just put LineageOS on my Nexus 10, which is still going strong and fast, no playstore, I just use APK mirror.
All the HTC engineers they stole dont care about you or the hardware they are selling you. Pixel 4 is rubbish.
Also, if using 5% off gift cards via Suncorp Benefits:
Pixel 4 64GB $797.24 Just Black or Clearly White or Oh So Orange
Pixel 4 128GB $911.24 Just Black or Clearly White
Pixel 4 XL 64GB $972.04 Just Black or Clearly White
Pixel 4 XL 128GB $1086.04 Just Black or Clearly White (in-store only)
Or Youi etc.
what did I do?
I believe the Oh So Orange is not included in the deal, looking at the coupon email itself.
Lack of free cloud storage for photos/video without compression sucks :(
It isn't even high enough in res to really matter, of course except for video
My mate works for the Googs and they have ceased production of the phone due to poor sales.
It sold and reviewed quite badly
Thanks for the info. They better turn it around for Pixel 5.
This is what we say each year after each pixel. In the end they don't care about consumers, it's just a testbed for them.
Uhuh. Google phones dies after Nexus line. Nexus wasn't the best but at least they were priced to match the hardware. Pixels are just a joke in both categories.
@KLoNe: 3a was a good phone.
@Bangbus: not waterproof as its predecessor Pixel 2. !!! I would choose a 2/2XL instead of 3a/3aXL
@Shopaholicdesi: I don't go swimming with my phone so not a problem for me, and the camera on the 3a shits on pretty much everything other than the very latest flagships which is what makes it a winner.
Not surprised. They need to replace their hardware team AND design team. 2016 Bezels and batteries in 2019 should be illegal for a flagship
They replaced their design team about 1.5 years ago by absorbing some of HTC's design team. I thought that would result in a better Pixel phone last year. It did not.
No they haven't.
Isn't that bcos Foxconn closed the doors, for some Coronas?
Problem is that an iPhone doesn't run Android. That in itself is a problem for anyone who wants to use a phone the way they want to rather than the way Apple want them to.
TBH still too expensive.
I've had all pixels up intil the 3xl as well as the galaxy note 8 and 9
I've got to say the samsung devices are far better end user experiences, and even then i'm feeling totally done with the ecosystem .
next purchase will be an iphone which will not only hold it's value more, but hopefully not have the same number of freezes and glitches.
dont get me wong, the camera is great, but it's not always fast when it needs to be.
Yep I've also moved on from Android, these days having a simple phone is enough. The android gimmicks (i've had s2 to s8plus, note 9, pixel 2xl) back in the days were fun though.
Starting to feel the same, although getting an iPhone within my phone budget is a challenge…
I still use my iPhone 6s plus. Bought it in 2016, still runs perfectly well. Games, Netflix, docs & notes, internet & maps - everyday from morning till midnight.
The only thing - I swapped the battery last January for $39 in Apple store.
The longevity on Apple products is amazing. Heck, I still have my iPhone 4s and iPad 1st gen alive. My Macbook 13" from 2012 is still being used at home everyday! Battery is pretty much flat, though.
Get yourself an iPhone 8 and it will work like a charm for the next 3-4 years.
In terms of design, only the iPhone X series appeals as all previous models look so dated; will wait until the X series models drop in price to an affordable level or look out for refurbished models deal.
@viirgon: Same here. I almost pulled a trigger when JB had XS for $999 but I already have 2 phones 2XL and an S9
They still freeze and glitch, and also are far more expensive. I wanted to go down this route, but can't justify paying so much for a device. It's way too much money.
this is true, it's the capex that kills it for me, for now.
I am moving on from Android too. Using a galaxy note8 and am told that it's not Google play protection certified, hence I cannot use Google Pay, cannot download or use Netflix or Disney+ app.
I spent a grand on this phone and I cannot use it to consume content because Google says so? This is ridiculous. My phone is not even rooted and has any sideloaded app.
I'm thinking something similar, I hate Apple, but the Android experience is getting a little tired. Problem is I can't bring myself to pay $1100 for a phone.
The Pixel 3a was a good product. Flagship camera with midrange specs at a good price, if Apple made something like that I'd probably switch.
Yea i would like to pick up an 11 pro, but not willing to pay the huge amount for them. The 11 is too big for me. Pixel 3A was great as a mid ranger with a great single lens, I ended up selling to a friend and getting an S10e for $710, it's going to really hard to beat the value of this thing. My wife's phone is up for an upgrade, and really struggling to pick a good phone. I'd pick the Pixel 4 up in a heartbeat if it was realistically priced around the $700 with 128gb storage.
price beat at office works
They won't match a coupon.
Is Google phone better and easier to use than other Android phones?
It's more basic, it has less features etc. So if that makes it easier to use, then yes?
How do you mean less features. Android 10 has been great for me. Best of all no bloat. All googles services such as pay, password manager all work effortlessly.
Android 10 Pixel has more "bloat" features than android 9 had. If you like features like that, then you will like other phones with more features (or "bloat" as some people call features). Pixel still lacks many features most other android phones have had for many many years, so that's why it's more basic.
@onlinepred: You still haven't mentioned what features it's missing that other phones have? I'm not aware of anything that other phones can do that Pixel can't.
@Moventura: As an example, the ability to theme your phone with custom themes. Ability to have dual accounts on applications. Simple things like connecting two bluetooth devices, feature customisation (look at Good Lock if you don't know). UI customisation as a whole really. Even system IFTTT built in. Even hardware customisation, like changing what a button can do. You are really locked down in Pixels. They only just made it possible to change fonts in android 10 (no custom ones). The screenshot tool is still the same old basic screenshot tool. Volume management has improved, but software wise it's still very limited as far as controlling multiple devices and what the hardware button does when.
@onlinepred: Nearly of those "features" can be obtained through obtaining third party apps, that would be better than any built in option. Most people wouldn't want those features, which is why they are referred to as "Bloat". Google has effectively killed "works with nest" for IFTTT as they are pushing their Google system, but are currently working on IFTTT cross functionality, so it may come.
Personally, I love my Pixel 3XL. Runs fast and does everything I need and anything that it doesn't do. "Theres an app for that", which Android as a whole is made to work well with allowing you full customisation of default software.
@Moventura: Exactly my point. You need to rely on third party providers to fill the gap.
I love my P4XL, I wouldn't pay for it though (work phone), and I would prefer to get a phone were I can customise it without having to download 20 apps from other devs to do it. Even so you still can't really do even half the things a Samsung can do as an example like theming. You still can't customise whats on your lock screen, or what gestures you want to use etc. Third party apps can try to fill the gap, but often have poor reliability, do not match UI of phone, can be out of date, have security concerns, adding more bloat apps to your phone.
Either way, if basic phones is your thing, then a Pixel or iPhone are great phones. If you like to customise your phones, then you would go elsewhere, there are many companies making great phones that have many more features built in without needing third party apps.
Luckily on new samsungs, those features can just be turned off if you don't want them. So they aren't really bloat at all, just options if you want to use them.
I wouldn't get this. Samsung phones have been getting really fast updates (if that's your main reason for going Pixel)
If only their UI didn't look a bit cartoonish…
New Samsung phones are coming out, they make pixel 4 look like it's outdated by 3 years
Does anyone still use an original pixel or xl?
I'm after a cheapo phone that takes decent photos n vids as a backup for my camera. Thought they might be ok
OG Pixel camera is very slow these days, also the video was okay back then, it's really bad compared to phones these days.
What do you mean by slow?
I still use the OG Pixel and camera opens up in less than 2 seconds I'd say and when I press the button to take a photo it takes it straight away and any processing happens in the background.
I'd say the camera is as quick as the day I got it. If yours isn't , perhaps there is an issue?
Just saying it's slow compared to new phones. It's much slower than my S10e and P4XL, ESPECIALLY in low light! Also starting video recording is noticeably slower. That and the photos/videos are still good but not great, videos especially.
Pixel 2 / 2 XL is a pretty good option
See if this fits in with what you want: https://www.phonebot.com.au/google-pixel-32-gb-preowned
The JB newsletter said it is a unique code, used once, yet I am getting the exact same code as op, and probably everyone else…
Yep, my unique code is the same. I'm feeling less special now.
I got this for $199 back in Dec! 64GB
Plus a few bucks buying a dummy sim and cancelling Telstra
And TRS refunded me $100 tax from RRP price.
So I paid $100 or so for this phone.
It has its flaws but for $100 I am not complaining. Max I would pay is $500 for 64GB
Otherwise save your money and get Samsung
Has anyone used this code with Telstra $65 plan + $400 gift card ?
Hiya did this just a couple hours ago, worked a wonder. Get the plan and secure the $400, then do this deal - the store did insist that you have the code in your email. Came to $743.20 for the white XL 128Gb.
That's $96 a month for 24 months. Not that great IMO.
It’s 12 months mate
@Libojr23: Well that's worse, then it's $127 a month.
But I don't have a email that included the unique code. Can I just show that Number ???
Not sure on that, check with the staff though they may let you. Or maybe it works if you order online and pick up?
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