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Google Pixel 4 XL 128GB $699 + Delivery @ JB Hi-Fi

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Saw this deal and figured I'd check JB since I have some gift cards. They're currently clearing out the 128GB version for the same price as HN's 64GB offer (thanks Bigboomboom for picking that up).

Almost went for it, however think I'll go the P5 instead for the better battery and fingerprint reader.

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    I'm on my 3rd Pixel 4XL. Have had this issue on my first two. Google was great with warranty but not fun having to reinstall everything etc.
    Great phone otherwise but reliability hasn't been great for me.

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      Yep, I had that too, RMA'd back to Google.

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      Same here. Hopefully third time's a charm.

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      but not fun having to reinstall everything etc

      Every time I upgrade an Android phone I login with my same account and it installs everything for me. I always thought this was super easy, barely an inconvenience…

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        Yeah it's easy once I get the new one, swapping back to an old phone until the return process is complete is the annoying part

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    I like the pixel 4xl, but given the reliability issues it may be worth understanding the warranty.
    When my phone had the 50% issue the retailer Vodafone said it was 'water damage' and refused to fix it. Google directly did accept the phone for repair, but only because it was under Google's 2 year warranty.
    Google starts their warranty when they sell to JH hi-fi, not when the consumer buys the phone. So I wonder how much of the Google warranty is left for these phones.

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      Google starts their warranty when they sell to JH hi-fi, not when the consumer buys the phone. So I wonder how much of the Google warranty is left for these phones.

      That's not correct. As long as it's from an authorised reseller (which would be all major retailers) Google's warranty page states:

      The following applies to Google Products purchased in Australia or New Zealand:

      Google warrants that the Google Product will be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use as described in the user guide for two years from the date of original purchase by you anywhere in Australia or New Zealand (“Limited Warranty”).

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        Thanks for the clarification.

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        cool, thanks for the info.

        when I went to Google to check my device's warranty it was very different to the date of the original purchase. Good to know its covered by Google for the full 2 years.

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          Which Google site did you check?

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            @Joe888: I can't find the same link anymore, seems as though its been removed.

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          There's the "easy" warranty check which they can do based on date of shipment to the retailer. Then you don't need to provide receipts. If you are making a claim in the window between that date and your purchase date, you need to provide receipts proving date of purchase.

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      That sounds illegal. I mean the warranty thingy.

  • +3 votes

    No updates of any type after October next year. Pass

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      Agreed. Such short lives.

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      They don't promise updates, but generally they will continue to update after 3 years. Only just stopped updating pixel 1 and 2 last year

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        Yes, they stop updating Pixel phones 3 years after release, exactly as they state / promise.

        What you’re saying isn’t true, the Pixel 1 stopped getting updates in 2019 and was lucky to get an extra Android update. Pixel 2 wasn’t so lucky.

        It’s pitiful that they do this. Some iPhones have got double this in terms of actual iOS updates AND still get security patches after the iOS updates stop.

        Hopefully with Google going down their own SoC route, this will improve.

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          What you’re saying isn’t true,

          What isn't true?

          Hopefully with Google going down their own SoC route, this will improve.

          This isn't the reason they stop doing updates.

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            @serpserpserp:

            This isn't the reason they stop doing updates.

            Are you sure, because I read an article (can't remember where) which specifically said the OS update life cycles are primarily driven by lack of chip support from hardware suppliers, and that SoC will solve this. So the Pixel6 onwards should be just like Apple.

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              @1st-Amendment:

              which specifically said the OS update life cycles are primarily driven by lack of chip support from hardware suppliers, and that SoC will solve this

              If this was the case than Apple should be supporting its old phones that were built in 2011 etc.

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                @serpserpserp:

                If this was the case than Apple should be supporting its old phones that were built in 2011 etc.

                Not really. There were some fundamental changes with the iPhone 5S, which was the true beginning of the 64bit custom Apple Silicon.

                They’re also going to stop supporting devices that are in low circulation or become technically redundant (don’t support modern cellular bands).

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            @serpserpserp:

            What isn't true?

            Pixel 1 stopped getting updates in 2019, that’s not last year.

            This isn't the reason they stop doing updates.

            It is a major factor, trying to support across varying SoCs is much harder. Care to enlighten us on the reason?

  • +5 votes

    I'm on my 4 XL currently but it does feel a bit outdated. Really hoping Google release a 6 XL variant this year otherwise I feel like I'll have to look into Samsung or a return to Apple.

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      I'm on my 4 (non-XL) and I'm genuinely curious what makes you feel it's outdated? I love it and the only reason I would be tempted to upgrade would be if the P6 has a wide and telephoto lens.

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        I'm on my pixel 3 and it's still great

        Yes I've warrantied it twice but the second time they sent me a replacement phone before I had to send the Old one back. Made data transfer very easy

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      Im self admittedly bad and change phones every year normally due to slow downs (excluding the one phone i broke) i'm a heavy user for work (teams, email etc) and then a huge personal user for camera. I can honestly say there isn't anything on the market that is as smooth even now a year and a bit later in OS and with camera. It never slow downs and the camera is consistently great! It takes good photo's everytime even when i didnt expect a good outcome in harder conditions. I was holding out for the one plus 9 pro, find x3 pro and as a non (ex apple fan boy) i may also have to look at that if the new pixel isnt something amazing.

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      Pixel 6 is scheduled for end of this year and should be a considerable improvement due to SOC. If you compare what the M1 did to the Macbook Air, I'd expect something similar from Pixel 6

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        we can only hope, i believe they sharing architecture with Samsung's Exynos which doesnt sound too good :(

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    Looks like it's sold out, page 404s.

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    I never owned an apple but I might go there since android devices life expectancy is 2-3 years, even devices designed by google can't give more than that. Or I could change devices twice as often, won't be super good for the environment

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      Thats true, I broke my s10e and was short on cash so I didn't buy brand new like everytime, I ended up buying iphone xs for $500 and my god its smoother than even a s20, it feels like a brand new device eventhough it will be 3 years old this oct.

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      In fact my iPhone 6S Plus was release 5.5 years ago.. and has the current IOS update. At the 6 year mark in Sept 2021, it'll finally fall out of support for the major IOS releases - though Apple still sends updates for older IOS devices for security patches etc, not functional releases. Pretty amazing longevity.

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        The thing that I like about Google is, they release some of their new important features for last gen as well as new gen. Even if they don't, you can still getm with ported stuff. Unlike Samsung and Apple. My pixel 2 got night sight 1 year after release and it made the camera usable in any situation. It's perfectly fine even in 2021. Even the first gen from 2016 got it. I think Apple and Samsung could easily push a software update like Google but instead they decided to use it as a selling point for new lineup.

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          Apple and Samsung push updates for older phones with hardware capable of them. The reason Google is able to push camera feature updates to its older phones, is because they have been using the same camera hardware for 4 generations now. The camera sensor from the 2 is the same as in the 3, 4, and 5. Apple and Samsung have been updating their camera hardware, so new features aren’t available on older phones.

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            @User0001: That's not really accurate. You can access most of the features using gcam on other devices with different lenses like OnePlus. Something like Night mode is more software than hardware. Not to mention first and second gen pixels got two different lenses but still received night mode update.
            If you decide to do it, they surely can.
            Anything else is just an excuse.

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      Cheap android devices are the sweet spot.

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      Apple make good devices but their price is out of control

      There is a reason they have something like $100b in cash reserves. They massively over charge for their devices and people pay

      The pixel when on sale is a great device imho, and if you get a new one but at a price like $700 you're looking at a very old new iPhone for the same price

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        The lifetime cost of the iPhone isn't that bad though once you factor in that fact that you can use it much longer and that they have much better resell value. I'm in need of a new phone and have been thinking about switching back to iPhone for these reasons.

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      won't be super good for the environment

      The difference in your phone choice probably makes the equivalent difference to 'the environment' of you breathing out one less time today. Don't buy into the hysteria.

  • +2 votes

    I wanted one of these when Voda was selling them around the $7xx mark but the QC was just so bad on Pixel phones I couldn't stomach it.

    Someone I know owned every generation of Pixel phones and everyone of them had a problem. Google's returns process was pretty good though.

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    Listing is back online now.

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      …and gone again

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    Guys just wanted to let everyone know that this phone does have a crap battery life. Despite rooting and using some aggressive doze settings it's still not super great.

    That together with being forced to use face unlock during a pandemic mask wearing time, I don't think this is a great deal. Of course YMMV.

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      Thanks I was thinking about getting it because of the custom roms. But I decided to pass on it and now the listing is gone.

      Do you use the Soli chip much?

      Did rooting take out your Titan chip functionality?