Poll: so, are you buying a Google Pixel phone?

Poll: so, are you buying a Google Pixel phone?
Well, folks, for better or for worse, the rumors were true, the leaks were on point, and the Google Pixel phones are exactly what we expected them to be, from the weird half-glass back to the super-charged hardware inside. Of course, the phone is also Daydream ready, so VR buffs should have a fun time with it.

Of course, it has a lot more going for it — the first phone to have Android 7.1 Nougat, the first phone with the Google Assistant on it, the first one with that cool new Pixel Launcher. And it also misses some stuff that its contemporary competitors have — like water-resistance. Still, it's priced like any other manufacturer's flagship. And the question is — are you going to bite?

Are you buying a Pixel phone?

Already pre-ordered!
9.33%
I'm waiting for a few reviews to roll out first.
33.69%
Haha... no
56.98%

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Pixel
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2770 mAh(26h talk time)

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95 Comments

1. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Voted that I'm waiting. Money is ready but......I'm not sure yet.

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I too, I'm interested in the Pixel XL. But haven't pre-ordered yet, not because of waiting for some reviews, but just not sure yet - not okay with it's price tag too.

8. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

@trojan_horse An unbiased yet reasonable comment from you concerning something other than a Samsung product? I'm impressed man. +1

53. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

@PA : I think you should post tHis link as a compaRison

15. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Which color? Sorry if you answered that somewhere else already. Quite black for me. XL. Price is questionable to me as well. I realize I would have spent about this much on other flagship devices, but......I don't know. Plus i don't upgrade every year so I know I will get lots of usage out of this device. I think what I am ultimately waiting for is for VZW to have them on display so I can touch and see and take the device for a spin myself. We will see.

24. adsg48

Posts: 79; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Same here...its starting at $855 in India

34. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

i was interested with the xl too but after price and bezels and so and so speakers i went ahead and ordered the axon 7 grey and the idol 4 for my son and will pay 9 of his monthly bill and still had some change left for the same price of xl 128gb, sorry Google. maybe next year.

36. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I think this phone is better than the Nexus 6P. I want a pure Google Phone, Samsung phones are just as expensive but I could never get down with Touch Wiz. I root and to me the only way to go is Pure Google. The phone is kinda expensive but now that phones are so powerful I can see myself with this phone for 2 years. So I can justify the price over 2 years, but I couldn't for just one year. The gap between years is so small now that the Google Pixel XL will still be incredible 2 years from now. To me the Google Pixel XL 128GB is a good buy if you intend to keep the phone for 2 years. My Google Nexus 6 is still going strong, I kept it over the Google Nexus 6P because the differences were negligible at best. This past year was the first year I didn't buy a new phone. So I believe the same will happen after year 1 with the Google Pixel XL.

40. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Great points. I don't upgrade every year. I'm still using the Droid Turbo.

93. JayQ330

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Same here,i already have my galaxy 7 edge sold &vhave my best buy cc ready to try the phoney out. I'm sure I'll like it, the Gs7 camera is something that I'll miss but pixel camera send to be just as good or better. Micro sd card isn't a problem for me since I never use over 64 GB's, so UI get the 128 GB XL, plus you get unlimited high quality photo & video storage & I'll assume that's also unlimited Google Drive storage since that's where Google store's all your data. With ask that it'll suit my needs, play games, & work excellent. My last Nexus phone was great& I kept it longer than any phone that I had, 4 years+ so I'm sure I'll love this phone. Quality Google phone, isn't what Nexus fans wanted? I'm waiting for BestBuy to stock up!

79. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I probably be getting the normal one not the XL one. I have special pricing as i work for a carrier ( about 50% of retail price ) and i dont pay for my monthly service so why not. I love taking picture and after looking at the sample taken by DXO man its freaking good.

89. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

I voted no. Rip off price. Ugly and nasty looking. This is not a Nexus or anything like that. Features are rubbish.

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm sure I want one... but money is not ready. :P

59. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

Very difficult to find people who dont fake :)

65. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

..... Don't fake what? That they have a budget and sometimes an annual upgrade on a $600+ smartphone isn't really practical?

2. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

They have priced this poorly :(

9. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Meh.... I'm on the fence about the pricing. They priced it on par with the iPhone, and I think it's a better phone than the iPhone, but the iPhone has brand recognition where the Pixel is new and unknown to the market outside us enthusiasts. For me, I cannot justify the price especially after spending $650 before tax last year on a 128GB Nexus 6P.

13. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

The problem people (including myself) are having with the pricing is history. Compare, in particular, the XL and the 6P: 32 GB: $769 vs $499 64 GB: N/A vs $549 128 GB: $869 vs $649 $220+ is a big difference when you're paying in full. And while I'm sure the Pixels have a great camera, without OIS, they can't even say it's comparable hardware to the iPhone 7 Plus and S7 Edge.

17. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Yes. $220 is a steep difference. If you are like me, then you don't believe in financing a phone. A home..sure. A car.....ok why not. A phone...never! That's just my convictions. I almost preorder yesterday. Had the phone in my cart and everything, but didn't pull the trigger.

20. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

My 6P last year was an excellent deal at $550. But with battery life declining and the phone a bit bigger than I need, I was ready to put it up on eBay and upgrade/downsize. But to keep storage the same, I'm looking at $869 for the XL. Say I get $300 for my 6P. I'm still looking at another ~$600 out of pocket. I can't justify that after one year.

51. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

In the techno buffalo vide comparison the XL didn't look smaller than the 6p at all. I haven't looked at the actual dimensions in the spec sheets but when eyeballing it the Pixel XL actually looks bigger. So I wouldn't look at screen size if you are planning on downsizing. The iPhone 7plus is like basically a 6.2 inch Android phone size wise.

55. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

it is smaller then nexus 6p and smaller then iphone. it is not so difficult to check dimemsions.

63. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

It's smaller, just not by much. Something like 5 mm shorter and 2 mm narrower. About the same as the Moto Z's.

66. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1173; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

off topic but can you ship your 6P to India lol? I might buy it

67. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Probably, but I can't get PA to let me change my contact info...

70. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1173; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

damn it bro. How do I find it on ebay if you gonna list it there?

73. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Sorry to get your hopes up. From what I can see, shipping to India would be prohibitively expensive.

26. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yeah, Google needed to be consistent with their pricing on the Pixel phones when compared to last year's Nexus phones. They were priced right last year, This year, I would have to downgrade 96GB of storage, 680 mAh of battery capacity, and 360 lines of resolution if I were to pay the same amount. That's sacrificing too much. That's the one thing that the iPhone had over Google's Pixel and Nexus line. Sure the iPhone is overpriced, but it's a standard, or consistent for the customer, there's no roller coaster of a pricing model. They can upgrade each year for the same price and not feel like they're sacrificing anything from the previous year if they don't pay a premium... unless you're talking about a 3.5mm headphone jack.

32. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

And Apple finally, FINALLY ditched the 16 GB entry point, which was my biggest beef with their pricing model. They're giving repeat customers double storage for the same money now. If I were in the market right now, I might actually consider the iPhone 7... but then buy an S7 Edge instead. ;)

81. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Pixel is not nexus. its completely different product if they price is lower than iPhone then iPhone will see it as cheap.. So in the future i expect pixel phone to be priced similary year after year. also the quality of build of the pixel will be light year better than nexus 6P sure its look not bad but its a very fragile phone.

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