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(Thurrott)   After new Google Pixel sales fall off a cliff compared to earlier Pixels, two Google Pixel bigwigs are relegated to pixel size in Alphabet's corporate history. No word on if they were gifted Windows Phones as farewell presents   (thurrott.com) divider line
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2020-05-18 5:53:02 AM  
I've been meaning to replace mine. I like mine except on the two, there is no place for headphones.
 
2020-05-18 6:18:57 AM  
I'm waiting for the Pixel 3a prices to come down a bit.
 
2020-05-18 7:05:35 AM  

hoodiowithtudio: I've been meaning to replace mine. I like mine except on the two, there is no place for headphones.


Same boat here.  I love my pixel 2, but it's getting a little long in the teeth.  Battery is pretty shot and the camera doesn't work anymore.  Since I'm not willing to spend a grand for a new phone, the current market options are rather limited.
 
2020-05-18 7:17:36 AM  

strife: I'm waiting for the Pixel 3a prices to come down a bit.


I got mine for $300 on Amazon.
 
2020-05-18 7:21:33 AM  

strife: I'm waiting for the Pixel 3a prices to come down a bit.


And they will once the 4a is out.  But, you'll have under two years of planned obsolescence lifetime (i.e., security updates) left as opposed to a full three if you had bought the 3a when it came out or the 4a when it comes out.  If you can live with a phone that long, you get the best bang/buck right when they come out.

As someone who's been on their escalator (Nexus 4 -> Nexus 5x -> Pixel 3a), I hope there's another affordable sweet-spot model in 2022.
 
2020-05-18 7:32:49 AM  

TheSubjunctive: strife: I'm waiting for the Pixel 3a prices to come down a bit.

And they will once the 4a is out.  But, you'll have under two years of planned obsolescence lifetime (i.e., security updates) left as opposed to a full three if you had bought the 3a when it came out or the 4a when it comes out.  If you can live with a phone that long, you get the best bang/buck right when they come out.

As someone who's been on their escalator (Nexus 4 -> Nexus 5x -> Pixel 3a), I hope there's another affordable sweet-spot model in 2022.


I've been on the Nexus/Pixel train.  On a 3XL right now going on a year.  I absolutely love it.  I don't see myself even thinking about an upgrade for at least 2 years.
 
2020-05-18 7:44:48 AM  
Im on my third Pixel 2. First had the screen go, second bricked after an update, and this ones battery is going. Ive never had problems like this with a smartphone before.
 
2020-05-18 7:53:16 AM  
"He [Osterloh] told them he did not agree with some of the decisions made about the phone, according to two people who were present at the meeting. In particular, he was disappointed in its battery power."

That's been the big reason I held off replacing my Pixel 1. I'm going to see what happens when the 4a comes out. Rumor mill says $350 for a 64GB unit. We'll see.
 
2020-05-18 8:04:14 AM  
Moto's have been better phones at lower prices...
 
2020-05-18 8:19:23 AM  
I'm on my second pixel 2, both with battery problems (first one was replaced under warranty).  I'm waiting on the 4a.  Other than the battery issue it is fantastic and I'd keep it another 6 months until it stops getting updates.  Prior to that I had a Nexus 5, which had the same issues.

I was thinking about getting the 4 when it was $500 a few weeks ago.  I just couldn't pull the trigger in time.

I might look at another line.  I new iPhone SE was looking attractive but i has the same battery issues.

The 4a for $350 seems like a pretty good deal if true.
 
2020-05-18 8:19:54 AM  
Have the original pixel XL. Looking to upgrade and maybe change carriers.
Anyone have the new Samsung? Curious about how it holds up
 
2020-05-18 8:32:35 AM  
I have a pixel 2 and it is by far the shiattiest and most expensive phone I've ever had. If the charger isn't in just right it'll say it's charging but after 8 hours it might only charge 10%, and it also likes to randomly turn off while charging. A number of other lesser problems/annoyances. Never again.
 
2020-05-18 8:37:27 AM  

Driedsponge: hoodiowithtudio: I've been meaning to replace mine. I like mine except on the two, there is no place for headphones.

Same boat here.  I love my pixel 2, but it's getting a little long in the teeth.  Battery is pretty shot and the camera doesn't work anymore.  Since I'm not willing to spend a grand for a new phone, the current market options are rather limited.


I just bought a couple Pixel 2 refurbs off of woot a while ago, so when this one goes, it's on to the next one. Actually cheaper than the replacement plan, so a pretty nice deal.
 
2020-05-18 8:52:18 AM  

Mail Order American Husband: I have a pixel 2 and it is by far the shiattiest and most expensive phone I've ever had. If the charger isn't in just right it'll say it's charging but after 8 hours it might only charge 10%, and it also likes to randomly turn off while charging. A number of other lesser problems/annoyances. Never again.


Clean out the USB-C port.  There's instructions on doing it everywhere, but over time, it gets lint stuck in it, and prevents a clean connection.  I thought mine needed to be replaced, so I took it to the local ubreakifix store.  After a quick cleaning it was good as new.
 
2020-05-18 9:20:08 AM  

Mail Order American Husband: I have a pixel 2 and it is by far the shiattiest and most expensive phone I've ever had. If the charger isn't in just right it'll say it's charging but after 8 hours it might only charge 10%, and it also likes to randomly turn off while charging. A number of other lesser problems/annoyances. Never again.


Hmmm mine's been fine for two years. Battery life is kinda sh*tty but I'm mostly either home or at work, so it only ever really needs to last a few hours of use anyway.
 
2020-05-18 9:32:06 AM  
Not having experienced the hardware, my issue is the price of the service.  Boost gives me what I want - unlimited - for $30/mo.
 
2020-05-18 9:36:02 AM  
I love my Pixel 4XL. It runs the latest Android and is updated constantly. Has Google Assistant as standard and also one of the best cameras on any device.

My favorite feature is "astro-photography" and "night sight" mode.

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2020-05-18 10:37:57 AM  
Had the 1 & loved it.  Upgraded to the 3 when it came out & passed the 1 down to family.  The 1 is still going strong.  Had the 3 stolen in December so needed to replace it.  I hate that they swapped the fingerprint sensor on the 4 for face ID, so bought a used 3 & have been using it since.  I don't use many advanced features but the simple, clean, non-bloated environment is nice.
 
2020-05-18 11:03:36 AM  

Driedsponge: Mail Order American Husband: I have a pixel 2 and it is by far the shiattiest and most expensive phone I've ever had. If the charger isn't in just right it'll say it's charging but after 8 hours it might only charge 10%, and it also likes to randomly turn off while charging. A number of other lesser problems/annoyances. Never again.

Clean out the USB-C port.  There's instructions on doing it everywhere, but over time, it gets lint stuck in it, and prevents a clean connection.  I thought mine needed to be replaced, so I took it to the local ubreakifix store.  After a quick cleaning it was good as new.


This for sure. I finally cleaned my 2XL a month ago and it made a huge difference. I had a dental pick laying around and used that to pull the crud out. After digging out a layer of normal lint I actually yanked some hardened crud out too.

My 2XL has a deteriorating battery and GPS seems to be an issue unless I reboot it every other day. I might just try a factory reset one of these days.
 
2020-05-18 11:45:05 AM  
My wife, daughter, and I all have the Pixel 1 and have been pleased with it.  Unfortunately they're all starting to act weird with respect to battery (dying unexpectedly at 15%, etc) so it's probably time to upgrade.  We're hoping the 4a isn't crap...
 
2020-05-18 11:49:08 AM  
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2020-05-18 11:58:57 AM  
I'm still rolling with a Pixel 1.  The battery is shot, but I bought a replacement battery.  I'm just afraid of damaging the screen trying to replace it.  I will be uploading full quality photos to the cloud forever.  Also, Google's system doesn't differentiate the source of the photos so I can use my DSLR, put it on the Pixel, then upload it to Google with no data cap.
 
2020-05-18 12:04:44 PM  
had the Pixel 1xl for three years. great phone - only issue I had with it was charging at times. cleaned the lint out of the port and changed out the USB-C cable and it worked fine.  finally gave it up once the battery started giving out, but by that time the phone was out of support anyway.

I was waiting for the Pixel 4 to come out and was going to upgrade to that once the price came down, but it just didn't seem to be worth the price.  the battery had less capacity than the 3, and it just seemed like Google cheaped out on the phone.  went instead with a Pixel 3a XL when they went on sale for Black Friday.  so far it's been a solid phone for less than 400 bucks
 
2020-05-18 12:37:19 PM  
Google's customer service is horrendous.
 
2020-05-18 12:50:17 PM  
I love my Pixel 4, except the radio sucks.  This is mostly fixed with wifi calling, but it shouldn't have to be.
 
2020-05-18 1:09:09 PM  
Price has been too high.

Nobody buys overpriced Android. They buy sweet-spot Android. All the Rubes are already Apple customers.
 
2020-05-18 1:23:10 PM  

poconojoe: I was waiting for the Pixel 4 to come out and was going to upgrade to that once the price came down, but it just didn't seem to be worth the price.  the battery had less capacity than the 3


I'll tell you from experience that my 4XL has lasted up to 4 days on a charge with little use, and close to 3 with medium use. The higher capacity isn't as necessary as the hardware is more efficient, and Android 10 is pretty good at controlling excessive drain.

I was happy with my 3, but then I broke it. Had it out of a case for 1 day and it managed to fall on a sharp pointed rock which shattered the back glass.
 
2020-05-18 3:17:11 PM  
They need to revive the Nexus line. The Nexus 5 was my favourite phone ever, and at a good price too.

If I'm paying Pixel prices I'd at least expect a good looking phone. Yep I know the internals, and camera are top spec, and it runs pure Android, but it's as ugly as subby's mom.
 
2020-05-18 4:21:50 PM  

Cormee: They need to revive the Nexus line. The Nexus 5 was my favourite phone ever, and at a good price too.

If I'm paying Pixel prices I'd at least expect a good looking phone. Yep I know the internals, and camera are top spec, and it runs pure Android, but it's as ugly as subby's mom.


I had the Nexux 5. The only problem I had with it was the poor battery life. Otherwise, the phone software ran great, the camera took awesome pictures, and the phone looked very stylish. I have the Pixel 3XL. It's an okay phone but not worth the money I paid for it. And though the glass back looks good, it wasn't looking good after I dropped the phone and the back cracked.

I have the Not Pink version. It's a nice color and Google should have this color option for future phones.
 
2020-05-18 4:40:18 PM  

skinink: Cormee: They need to revive the Nexus line. The Nexus 5 was my favourite phone ever, and at a good price too.

If I'm paying Pixel prices I'd at least expect a good looking phone. Yep I know the internals, and camera are top spec, and it runs pure Android, but it's as ugly as subby's mom.

I had the Nexux 5. The only problem I had with it was the poor battery life. Otherwise, the phone software ran great, the camera took awesome pictures, and the phone looked very stylish. I have the Pixel 3XL. It's an okay phone but not worth the money I paid for it. And though the glass back looks good, it wasn't looking good after I dropped the phone and the back cracked.

I have the Not Pink version. It's a nice color and Google should have this color option for future phones.


Yeah, the battery life wasn't great, but the wireless chargers were so cheap, and dropping the phone on the charger was so easy, the battery life never became an issue for me
 
2020-05-18 7:01:10 PM  

madgonad: Price has been too high.

Nobody buys overpriced Android. They buy sweet-spot Android. All the Rubes are already Apple customers.


In before some worthless douche tries to turn this into an iHater thread... oh, too late.
 
2020-05-18 8:43:44 PM  

LarrySouth: Moto's have been better phones at lower prices...


Caveat emptor. Motorola phones are now owned by China.
 
2020-05-18 11:57:16 PM  

hoodiowithtudio: I've been meaning to replace mine. I like mine except on the two, there is no place for headphones.


2X best phone I've ever had. ( With exception of headphone jack missing. Oh how I loathe Bluetooth headphones).
When this current one needs retiring, I may just buy another 2X
 
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