"doesn't expect the phones to be particularly hot with customers as indicated by the conservative orders placed with suppliers - 800,000 Pixel 5 units by the end of the year"---> The runner who loses the race before thinking about running it. The people that manage the Pixels, should be fired one rear the other. Since 4 and 4XL they are doing it wrong. They have indeed lowered prices at the cost of reducing the number of cameras, sacrificing the zoom that I believe people use more than wide-screen cameras, using mid-range processors and removing technology that differentiates them (radar). Since at least it's done, at least it should be distributed to more countries. It's as if the people at Google Pixel were shy and didn't care about not making more money. Seriously, many people do not understand what is happening with these people, they have totally lost their minds. I live in Spain and i want buy Pixel 5 or Pixel 4A 5G in white. But they don't want to sell it to me or to hundreds of thousands of people in the world who want to buy one and don't live in those countries that will be sold. Does that sound like discrimination?
I like the device, it's almost perfect for me. But, coming from a 2xl, I'd be losing screen res. The storage is 2.1uf,. should be better really.
I think the price is possibly too high. Not gonna be cheap enough for me.
Anonymous, 01 Oct 2020Well it is a 765G, but it has a better camera than any iPhone currently. Also it comes with a ... moreAnd? It's still $700 for a mid-range chipset. The iPhone is catching up fast in the camera department and I have like 50 extra charging bricks and cords are home from like 10 different brands I don't need another one
Looks like Google is flipping hard.
Expect Apple to sell 80 million iPhone 12 units. Apple is a huge success. Their devices just lead the way.
Anonymous, 01 Oct 2020Well it is a 765G, but it has a better camera than any iPhone currently. Also it comes with a ... morePixel photo quality might be better but iphone has better video and their photos are just slightly behind pixel,without even upgrading sensors this year i doubt pixel will beat iphone 12 in the camera department.
We are not going to sell many phones because we do not distribute them to many countries, it´s the nosense of a brand that has lost hishead. If you don't put bread in the shops, people won't be able to buy your bread. Just because they haven't sold many Pixel 4 and 4XL because they were too expensive in Europe, doesn't mean that you won't sell a cheaper mobile phone if you put it on sale. There are many people who want to buy it in Spain, Italy and other European countries. I really don't understand the marketing of these people, they look like aliens. Now I understand why China is growing so economically. It doesn't censor too many countries to buy its mobiles, it distributes them, at least as far as I know.
Don't think they'll manage anything over half a million.
Google being generous with their stats thinking they'll sell 800k.
BarriO, 01 Oct 2020They would probably sell many more if they made the phones available in more markets. Only 9 c... moreExactly. I've been eyeing on a pixel since pixel 2 due to its massive night shot advantage over other phones and night photography is what I usually do. However, fast forward so many years, I've switched from a Samsung to another Samsung and probably gonna be another Samsung in end of 2021 or 2022 despite the pixel 4a 5g seems like the perfect phone for me. Their availability is abit on the low side thats why.
Worse marketing brand it's Google. Sell in more countries. And will increase this. Why design and sell a smartphone you know will have bad sales? Nosense people rear the brand.
Anonymous, 01 Oct 2020Well it is a 765G, but it has a better camera than any iPhone currently. Also it comes with a ... morewe cant say that for sure. pixels are using the same sensor over years only to be masked by clever software tricks. but iphones are upgrading the sensors are they are not much behind in terms of camera software. plus iphones has way better build qualities than pixels. among expensive devices, pixels have the worst build quality on average.
Pixel 5 in both colours already out of stock in UK store.
Halfthekgb, 01 Oct 2020$700 for a Snapdragon 765G, no thanks. I'll get an iPhone. The Nokia 8.3 5G is a better o... moreWell it is a 765G, but it has a better camera than any iPhone currently. Also it comes with a charger, something the new iPhone 12 won't have.
With phones hitting 1000. This is a sensible option as not everyone needs true flagship phones. Plus on pre order getting some Bose wireless headphones worth around 200 make this a great buy
$700 for a Snapdragon 765G, no thanks. I'll get an iPhone. The Nokia 8.3 5G is a better option than this, and so is the LG Velvet. All of them are $100 cheaper.
Anonymous, 01 Oct 2020For the same price, i can get samsung galaxy s20 fe 5G or oneplus 8. Both had better spec than... moreOneplus 8 is plagued with software problems. Oneplus in general barely fixes bugs as soon as the model becomes older than 6 months. Now Samsung FE on the other hand is a great alternative, so it's down to whether you want a smaller or bigger screen, superb vs great camera, not that into intensive gaming vs very much into intensive gaming (especially 3d stuff), bothered by extra apps vs liking the extra apps and so on. Quite a lot of people I know would rather buy the Pixel actually, myself included.
BarriO, 01 Oct 2020They would probably sell many more if they made the phones available in more markets. Only 9 c... moreUS, UK, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Taiwan and Australia. Three EU countries. It's a joke. Even I, as a Romanian who doesn't earn all that much, would buy this. And then there's Samsung downing us in goddamn Exynos every given occasion (at least with the FE they're treating us all the same). Asia is getting the same treatment, but at least they have better prices for quite a lot of brands...
Hard to sell if you can't produce. I was considering buying 4a, but you can't get it at retailer. Buying it from google store is hard due to shipping address limitations and even if you try it, currently ordered devices have estimated shipping 1 month later (German google store). Looks like they finally 'made it available', but are not ready to ship.
Anonymous, 01 Oct 2020For the same price, i can get samsung galaxy s20 fe 5G or oneplus 8. Both had better spec than... moreAll the phones you mentioned come with a much bigger footprint. For people that want smaller, but well equipped phones, this seems to be the only option right now (on the Android side).
They would probably sell many more if they made the phones available in more markets. Only 9 countries or something like that will get them. If they sold them in sweden I'd buy one right away.