I like the specs and the software, but that back panel is ugly tbh. Probably the ugliest Google phone since Nexus.
pika2000, 04 Oct 2016HTC needs some help financially, thus the higher price. If you want roughly the same phone fo... moreI think if google has left the hardware and design to HTC and stick only with software, would have been great.
High time we dump or ditch the google and move on.Nokia 1100 was and is the right phone.
mir, 05 Oct 2016Those are some expensive phones. But at least HTC made them and that the OS is pure and lean. ... moreI'd root it and delete all the google bloatware on it :))
Nexus phones never impressed me on the hardware side, but this one seems like a very stable choice. Too bad it doesn't have waterproof and SD card though. I would of jumped ships and buy it.
Now I'm still thinking I should buy it :))
clash of originals from now on... apple iphone with ios vs google pixel with android... maybe we can expect more from microsoft lumia/surface with windows 10 soon...
Finally a true android flagship combo alternative to the explosive samsung flagships! Gj google and htc!
303tk4, 04 Oct 2016I see all the skeptics and cynics coming, but I'm really excited about those new phones. Th... moreAndroid has always had that concept, the Nexus line. But it's Google's own arrogance that inhibit Android. Just like this Pixel phone, Google is not making them available in many markets.
Those are some expensive phones. But at least HTC made them and that the OS is pure and lean. They would definitely run great for years to come.
Anonymous, 05 Oct 2016$649 and no OIS? Right. No price difference for the smaller version? Mmm.But it got the score of 89, isn't it the best camera phone ?
Long live Google. Unlike Apple or Samsung, Google products actually influence life of billions which makes it a truly innovative company. Their product lineup is so huge!
Google maps, Blogger, YouTube, Google search engine, Gmail, Pixel smartphones and laptop, Google WiFi, Google Home, Adsense, AI, VR, what not!!
Apple is pure evil and nothing infront of Google.
This is coming from a logical guy whose first two gadgets bought were iPod touch and iPod shuffle but soon learnt they were just selling oranges at the price of Apple!
$649 and no OIS? Right.
No price difference for the smaller version? Mmm.
unfortunately that price is too high for me. for 449Â€ i would buy it. i don´t even want to know how much it´s going to cost in europe.
So let's imagine that Joe Bloogs owns a Nexus 6 and bought it on a 2 year contract when it was new almost exactly 2 years ago. His renewal and hence upgrade will now be due. So is he very likely to swap it, I won't say upgrade, to the XL? He loves the 5.96 inch screen of the Nexus 6. So I know what! I'll get a new phone that has a 5.5 inch screen but is almost exactly the same physical size, where the battery is less than 10% larger and is more expensive than the Note 7. Not forgetting the Note 7 comes with 64 GB of internal storage as standard and that the One Plus 3 that costs far less also comes with 64 GB by default. I can really see that happening!
Even if they had just taken the Nexus 6P and swapped the 810 processor for the 821 it would give the XL a damn good run for its money especially given how overpriced the XL is.
No Matter, 04 Oct 2016Two the most malware and bloatware preloaded phones on earth. Everything tracking and spying c... moreSeems you don't know what Apple does with Siri, do u? Between Apple and Google, I choose Google. At least their AI makes sense, troll
Felippo, 04 Oct 2016If these phones were built by LG or any other brand I'll think about buying them! but anything... moreYou're trolling. Who beats HTC in design? I have a plastic HTC phone, dropped it severally, no dents. Which phone do u use, Gionee?
Force Majeure, 04 Oct 2016Ugliest google device yet, blue back and white front?!?! Looks like any no-name smartphone fro... moreMoto Z Play is a toy, seems you ain't into AI stuff, anyway, won't blame you for TOL after reading the review on the Verge regarding the Z Play, but, why the play when Google just made the BEST droid phones ever? You must be kidding!
why does it look like a damn iphone ? if i want android phone it shouldnt look identical to iphone wtf went wrong designing the phones??? google are crazy, no IP cert and overpriced..
Jake, 04 Oct 2016if you refer any-no-name smartphone to china is huawei, than you're clueless.. right now, huaw... moreThere are many other non-name phone manufacturers than Huawei-I-hurl, with glassy backs and not that cheap either. They tend to cost a few Â€100 more than similar phones. I mean the Honor 8 is over Â€400, where as the Moto Z Play is less, and the Moto Z play is priced Â€100 more than the Moto X Play, which is also a mistake, with only FHD and S625.