Would you be interested in buying a midrange Pixel?

Would you be interested in buying a midrange Pixel?
Ever since Google's experimental Nexus phones sold at or near cost to spread the Android cheer far and wide morphed into the flagship Pixel line, the situation with pricing began to go south. We are now at the moment when Google asks for its latest somewhat underspecc'd cell phones a starting price of $800, and is now in the "thousand dollars phone" club with the 128GB Pixel 3 XL.

Granted, these two puppies carry one of the best mobile cameras around and are a traveling exhibit of Google's computational photography chops that started it all. Still, not everyone is into snapping pics and comparing the results with the iPhones and Galaxies of this world as we are, while the rest of the specs leave something to be desired at that price.

Google itself might be aware of that which would explain the ton of rumors that it is preparing to duke it out in the midrange segment as well, with an eventual Pixel 3 Lite and its larger sibling. These are expected to sport the same great camera but save on a second frontal one, on the premium glass design, and on the top-shelf chipset, among other things.

This is why we wanted to ask you if you can easily go without these things if the price is right, be it only for the stellar camera and the pure Android experience. Tell us in the poll below, and sound off about the price range you'd be willing to pay for Google's computational photography genius wrapped up in a midrange package.

Would you be interested in buying a midrange Pixel?




1. Sakeem

Posts: 862; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Depends on price.


Posts: 939; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Agreed You can get One Plus 6T for half the price of the Pixel XL 3

20. srgonu

Posts: 557; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

OnePlus 6T can never be Pixel. I experienced Pixel. It is not about speed, it is about intelligence. You can chose what you want.

2. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1436; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

If it's no more than $550 I'd buy one.

4. Usernameisnotsowitty

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 08, 2018

You're willing to shell 550$ to be a beta tester? Cool

3. AmashAziz

Posts: 2931; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Probably $400-500 with Sd 630 or something.... Can't expect any better value from google.

18. yalokiy

Posts: 1047; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Why? You forgot Nexus 4 and 5?

21. AmashAziz

Posts: 2931; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

How long ago was that? That's like saying u can xpect better value from Apple coz their flagships used to cost 650$.

5. middlehead

Posts: 458; Member since: May 12, 2014

I kinda want to say yes, but considering I've disliked practically every decision Google has ever made on their branded phones, that's gonna be a no.

7. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Why would I want a mid-range Pixel when they can't even get the flagship versions right?

24. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

I'm going to bang u hard if u don't Stop that lie this midrange pixel will be good only if price right.

8. phonedroid

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 15, 2017

Yes 550 or less and depends on where they skimp out. Will it be better then a pixel 2? They are discounting those 400 dollars, so depending on which is the better phone.

9. Valdomero

Posts: 697; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Google should bring back the Nexus brand again with all the experimental stuff they want to add to Android, then launch their top-tier Pixel phones with the successful experiments from the Nexus phones. Yes, in other words launch a world-wide beta phone for the tech savvy masses to approve and then launch a mainstream phone with the features that were well-viewed by said beta testers.

10. mootu

Posts: 1527; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

It won't be the "same great camera" though, the ISP on the lower specced chipsets won't give the same results.

11. gamehead unregistered

If the price was right maybe

12. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

This is awkward.... I thought Pixel phones were overpriced mid rangers anyway.

13. Acdc1a

Posts: 475; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

I have a Z3 Play, so I'd have to say yes.

14. Truthalltime

Posts: 40; Member since: Dec 08, 2018

if its notch-city then they should keep their phones, the ugliest phones I've seen this year has to be the pixel's.

15. rubertus

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

Would still be a good replacement to Nexus 5X

16. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Not with that 2012-esq design.

23. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Dude design doesn't matter everytime what matters more is internal specs and price,stop creating excuses.

17. hellhr

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 25, 2016

Pixel, midrange or not, sucks

19. yalokiy

Posts: 1047; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

The ones that leaked are unimpressive. They have too large bezels on top and bottom, as if we are back in 2017 or even older. But I voted "yes", if they ever make a good budget phone, (SD710 would've been enough) I would buy it.


Posts: 439; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

I doubt they'll even price it under the 6T. That'll be their downfall. You just can't make a half assed device and charge $500. Google's also had problems with software and hardware on their first couple months of releases as well.

25. Krjal

Posts: 431; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

If it's cheap enough and has the headphone port I'll be able to recommend it to some friends and family who don't need or want a flagship model.

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