Stop talking about the iphone7. The big rival here will be Oneplus3, the best smartphone price/performance/quality of 2016 so far and costs only 399.
If Sailfish costs this 650, it will fail big time and lose for the Oneplus3!
The reason that all the big makers "flagship" devices have gone up is because that's what they can get away with,it's cheaper to build laptops,that's why laps are cheaper.
Phone makers are now into making profits,Samsung has to because the rest of Samsung is nearly bankrupt,others would just like to make some money back after ten years of low or no profits,Google are just money grubbers,who no longer see a need to keep their prices down,the few folk who don't buy because of high price will be more than made up for by the 150/200 profit they make on each phone,some like HTC need to make money before they vanish into bankruptcy or get bought out..the days of fairly cheap big name phones is over,if you want decent specs at lower prices,then you will have to buy Chinese,but that will not last forever,bef9re buying a flagship,ask yourself if A)you will ever need or be able to use half of what the thing can,in theory do,B,can a midrange device duly what you need/want ?
Most fools with flagships never use then to anything like their true capacity,even if they are half crippled before they leave the factory,
Anonymous, 19 Sep 2016Is this rumor end up being true then google dun goofed big timelolzzz just go n check iphone 7 its amazing phone no android can match it.
i was also an android fan untill nexus 5 but after i brought iphone 6 it was simply awesome and now got THE NEW TOTALLY AMAZINGGGGG IPHONE 7 its flying flying and flying
I doubt that will be the starting price for the Pixel/Sailfish may that's the price for the Pixel XL/Marlin. These phones better have what it takes specs and performance wise to garner such prices..though I doubt that's how they will be priced.
For now my sights are set on the LG V20..so even though I am a Nexus or now Pixel fan..i hope the Pixel XL will deliver on key specs, Performance and battery stamina(key buying point).
I've been warning for months that whatever name they are released under,the htc/Google phones would be much more pricey than old nexus range,HTC just cannot build phones cheaply,and the cash grubbers at Google have seen that folk will happily pay up to a £/$ 1000 for other devices,so why should they bother subsidiseing phones anymore,the change to pixel confirmed that idea,done so that there is a total break with old nexus range and its normally lower price than others of same spec.
You have to remember,Google is only interested in two things,your cash and your data,so that they can make cash out of your data,they have no other interests,anything they say claiming any different is bs..
Anonymous, 19 Sep 2016I hope it is not an October Fool's JokeThe phone won't be that price. It's "leaked" information so that when they announce it's "only" 550 dollars people will be relieved!! They can keep it. Going to get either a Nexus 5x or Oneplus.
Iphone 7 has 3.5k score on Geekbench on single core,5.6k on Multicore,Great camera (not better than S7),plenty of interesting things and great net connectivity.If Google Pixel fails to beat the iphone in terms of speed then nobody will buy this crap.
Realistically, this pricing strategy would only deter people from picking up this phone and instead go for the iPhone.
Considering that Google are only providing a 2 year SW upgrade for the Nexus/Pixel this should be priced accordingly (~$300-$400)
With everyone trolling the iPhone, atleast they provide SW updates for 4 years (see iPhone 5 on iOS 10) and provide a very stable interface.
Android isn't there yet and Google shouldn't be arrogant enough to match Apple's pricing policy.
I was interested when announced but not now overpriced totally I will stick to my Nokia 3310
Hilarious. Better come with a swappable battery and micro SD storage for a lot of Nexus fans to consider that absurd price. But even I know that is a dream. $649 with swappable battery, micro SD card and base storage of 64GB of some decent internal storage and I am in like Flynn.
Qxdir, 19 Sep 2016Lmao this is overpriced. Won't sell well at all. RIP Nexus/Pixel 6P - Gone but never ... moreS7 is 600 dollars, Note 7 is over 800 dollars so the new iphone all phones lately are overpriced i remember when flagships were used to cost no more than 600 dollars now they are getting laptops price tags.