Anonymous, 07 Apr 2020There are "usable" phones everywhere. But those cost a fraction of what Google ask for these o... moreThis. If they believe that we are going to buy their ugly and overpriced dated hardware in exchange of a few software tricks they are very wrong. And worse in the future as the leaks shows pretending sell us mid-range SoCs and hardware at the price of flagships from other companies that works very well and Inthe future even faster than their crappy hardware. No thanks. I value my money more. If I need extra software I'll install it. There is s lot to choose. But the hardware can't be changed and I want the best for my money.
acemang, 07 Apr 2020my advice? stop reading reviews and stop looking only for specs, and just try to listen what p... moreThis. The Pixel 4 do have it's flaws. The experience of using one is so good which more than makes up for these flaws.
Android community is so locked on specs many tend to forget the experience, software and hardware in symbiosis. This is where the Pixel shines.
Before everyone poop themselves over this. Did this issue ever get exploited in the real world?
It's basically equally easy to use biometric finger print from a dead or sleeping person.
Wow Google, better part of half a year......(que slow and insincere clapping)
There are "usable" phones everywhere. But those cost a fraction of what Google ask for these ones that esentially are the same. If they want to ask that much offering less then they not sell well. People value the hardware they are buying not the software tricks. Install extra software features, etc, can be done at any time. What you can't change is the hardware you bought. And the next one will be a mid-range phone asking a flagship price because their face if Google...
They'll fail, like HMD with their overpriced phones. And seems that LG will follow them soon with the new alleged premium series that are a mid-ranger inside. You can try to wash the brain of people with excuses and verbiage. But like now, in the future people will vote with their wallets closed against these overpriced junk.
Peachy001, 07 Apr 2020By what metric? Disclosure, I'm a Pixel fan, and have been eager to get one since I left Windo... moremy advice? stop reading reviews and stop looking only for specs, and just try to listen what people say in real life that actually use the devices every day to work or to have fun.
Pixel 4, is much better than you think.
Screen: Meh? not really, best in the class. It's not brighter than some, but that's a good thing, not a bad thing. It will last you longer, without the burn-in issues. I never had a problem with it on a sunny day, so really don't see any problems here. The screen is one of the best in reflection, so again it needs less brightness than others, and that will save battery and the screen. That was a smart move. But people that cares about numbers will not notice that.
Large form factor? I bought it because it was one of the smallest devices out there that ticked most boxes. It have a bump in the top, but I prefer that than a chin, or ruining the screen with holes just to say it have a "larger" screen than the other....
Low storage? 2020 still don't have a cloud storage or/and music streaming or/and have movie streaming? wow. If you want all your life inside your phone, your right, pixel is not for you.
limited camera options? lol, if it takes best pictures in class without a single change in settings in less than 1s 99% of the time, thats a bad thing now...lol. If you want to play with more advanced settings, there really much better cameras (not smartphones) for that propose.
Battery is more than enough. I was worried, that's true, but after 1 week of use, my worried stopped. AI, make a good job saving battery. And since the battery size is "small", the weight of the phone is fantastic.
Comfort is a thing that I value, and pixel 4, provides that. When I pick my friends phones, I really don't get how they carry a "brick" in their pockets...and they are fine with that..but hey, they have 5000mAh battery and 12Gb ram and 7 cameras....
Pixel is not about numbers. It's about UX, if you don't care about that, yes Pixel is not for you.
Mata, 07 Apr 2020Face unlock is working great in my Google Pixel 4 XL. After 6 months still one of the best sma... moreBy what metric? Disclosure, I'm a Pixel fan, and have been eager to get one since I left Windoes Mobile. That said, the phone has a meh screen, poor battery size, a large form factor, low storage, limited camera options. There were actually some downgrades from the year before (front camera). Soli... Waste of time, in my opinion. The one bit I like is the design, which is lovely. Sadly this year the rumours state they are going with a mid ranged chip, so another missed year, in my opinion.
It's like a bad joke...
You buy a phone from THE GOOGLE and it has security flaw???
It has BIOmetrics that accepts dead person's face scan!
Never, never, never buy a phone from people who do it just for fun.
Shanti Dope, 07 Apr 2020Excuse me, but why the actual f does Sony would stop making phones?
They've been pioneering m... moreSony making great smartphones. In what century? Maybe you are one of those fan boys who thinks at Sony products (which by the way some of them are really good, like headphones, consoles or TV's) and then immediately buys their smartphones. Sony smartphones are 0 nowadays, I would rather buy Realme, Oppo or Xiaomi phones (and I don't even like Chinese brand phones, except maybe for One Plus).
Great offerings? They have like 3 models per year.
Innovation? 4k in a damn 6" screen for what? Just to show off, nothing practical or useful about it. Apple put 720p in a 6" and still looks good, because it matters the quality of the display, not the resolution.
I like Sony, as a firm, but their mobile division is weak, is staying alive just because of their name, nothing more.
AnonD-833125, 07 Apr 2020Well, Pixel 3a was a far better smartphone and correctly priced. Now is even cheaper.
Maybe ... moreExcuse me, but why the actual f does Sony would stop making phones?
They've been pioneering many features for smartphones ever since, and their current offerings are some of the best, if not the best (aside from LG, name one super premium high end phone that has a 3.5mm jack, as well as a 90Hz 4K HDR 21:9 OLED screen).
I don't see your point of them stopping making great alternative products that don't even do anything bad to your life, aside from maybe you're hating them too much and want them to fall down (typical reason for people with such comments on Sony making fantastic products).
after the update I had to go into face unlock and enable the eyes open unlock. It was not on by default.
Anonymous, 07 Apr 2020Still incredible that some bought their crap phones. Can't imagine how they'll make them even ... moreWell, Pixel 3a was a far better smartphone and correctly priced. Now is even cheaper.
Maybe they do one good one bad smartphone, just to keep people excited. lol.
But, nevertheless, Google, like Sony, should stop making smartphones and concentrate on what they do best.
LG Superfan, 07 Apr 2020Maybe the rumored SD765 is your answer Oh yes, can't wait to watch them asking 800 euros for a SD765 phone with the rest being more of the same. In the HMD-Nokia style and sadly now seems that LG too. Well, it doesn't matter we have alternatives to buy from other brands. Worse for them if they believe that ask more for giving customers less will make them more profitable. At some point they'll flop and be totally sunken once people watch it.
LG Superfan, 07 Apr 2020Poor man'? That sh cost as much as iPhone so its not poor mans anything That's where you get fooled
LilPhone, 07 Apr 2020No (Android) phone does better Face ID than the iPhone. Try the Galaxy S20/Note 10's face reco... moreS20 and Note 10 don't have FaceID its just a basic face unlock unlike P40 and Mate 30s secured variety
Note10PlusIsBoss, 07 Apr 2020Pixel 4 is so useless it's comical nothing but a bootleg poor man's wannabe iPhone at best def... morePoor man'? That sh cost as much as iPhone so its not poor mans anything
Anonymous, 07 Apr 2020Most modern phones are now using a combination of fingerprint and face unlock for added securi... moreNo (Android) phone does better Face ID than the iPhone. Try the Galaxy S20/Note 10's face recognition and it still has flaws in it. Current iPhones have nearly no issues with Face ID except few unlock fails when tilted and sometimes slow unlocks. At least this is something Apple gets it right and it works. Android phones can just rely on fingerprint sensors.