I can't see the point of this phone, really. Average in all areas with a good camera and a price for which you can do a whole lot better.
Battery life. Google and their so-called optimizations. Pathetic! Never buy a stinking Pixel or iPhone! OnePlus all the way!
-Glass back - all have glass back now..don't know what are you talking...wireless charging ring a bell to you?
-Restricted wireless charging for non-google compliant wireless chargers - that's an wise decision. they can't tell if all chargers out there will not damage the phone, they need to be tested and certified. look at iphone cables...it will tell you that's not a genuine cable...and some it will ruin your iphone.
-Poor battery life - that's not true at all.
-Questionable hardware decisions like 128gb only, no mSD port, 3.5mm jack. they are pro cloud services they will give you unlimited space till 2022 what for you want more than 128Gb local storage? if you give 900 euros in this phone i bet in 2022 you will buy another phone so memory is not an issue here...again.
-And finally, the whole concept of a Google-branded phone - didn't get this one....
-Stock Android is still way more restrictive than Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi or most OEM Android tweaks - true, but still faster than the rest and will get updates sooner if you care about that..having 6month earlier than the rest or 1 year in most cases (pie only have 1% on android devices) of hundred of new features and tweeks that's a good thing not a bad thing in my book.
-Others have way better navigation and full-screen options than Google - that i agree, and normal. if not what's the point of tweeking an software if not for the best.
-Biggest con, update policy" - this you dont get it. they only give updates for 2 years because that way they are free to go in any direction of android in 2 years window. If they want to change radical android they can think ahead 2 years and make that decision and those decisions may not be compatible with existences devices, so will slow them down their decision. apple is same thing 10 years..same icons..90% same navigation (stole from BB10 swipes and meego) and it will be same thing 5 year more in this current update policy. so It will be same dull IOS that we all know and love/hate (that back button 10km away from the finger kills me).
Night Sight is impressive, in some other reviews even more than here. I hope other makers start working on their own versions, if they haven't already. It's the first camera-related breakthrough in a long time and it would be a shame if it remained available only on one phone.
Charge a premium price, expect premium experience. Underclocked 845, laughable 4gb ram, and absurd battery life. This is such a lazy effort.
I am not against single-lens cameras. If a single lens can match/better the results of dual and quad lenses, why not. Single lens at the back is aesthetically more pleasing than all those phones that look like mythical multi-eyed monsters.
That said, the Pixel 3 has way too many shortcomings for people in charge to have okayed it.
-Restricted wireless charging for non-google compliant wireless chargers
-Poor battery life
-Questionable hardware decisions like 128gb only, no mSD port, 3.5mm jack
-And finally, the whole concept of a Google-branded phone
If the Pixel line is supposed to be the showcase for Android it is severely flawed as an Android flag-bearer
-Stock Android is still way more restrictive than Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi or most OEM Android tweaks
-Others have way better navigation and full-screen options than Google
-Biggest con, update policy
Even budget to mid-range devices have two OS updates and two to three years of security updates, though they may not roll out on the very first day. So why does Google have to restrict Pixels to only 2 OS updates and three years of security updates, when a 2013 iPhone 5S gets the latest OS. The Pixels should have had unrestricted OS updates till the hardware can handle it.
It makes no sense to get a pure Android, made-by-Google device if Google itself refuses to support the phone for longer than 2 OS updates. Support your phones like Apple and then it has a case. Having Apple-like hardware compromises and prices doesn't make it an Apple competitor.
Why on earth would you even list Single rear camera under CONS? This single rear camera beats your dual or quad camera setups hands down and that's a CONS now? Is this a joke? Almost all the sites I have read review thus far, including sample shots on DPReview, it's quite clear that the camera is much better than the likes of Note 9 or iPhone Xs on most occasions! Something is wrong in the review, the tone of it was unnecessarily negative.
Tee, 31 Oct 2018Seriously why did Google ever release this phone? Mediocre at best and with that price, there ... moreAbout the storage, it depends on each user.
I have a flagship because it brings better features than midranges. But even with all G apps, UI apps and those I have installed on my phone it does not reach 17Gb after I clean cache data.
I have more than 70 apps.
My card is 4Gb, just mp3 files there.
For many users, even 32Gb is more than enough. I think all companies should offer 32, 64 and 128.
If I need 32, why do I have to pay for 64 or 128?
I purchased a Pixel 3 and in less than 2 weeks some sensor is bad - takes over 6 minutes to boot and screen gets dark and does not wake up, rendering phone not useable, unless you do a hard reset and wait 6+ minutes for boot. Frustrating. Any one else face issues like this? Is it a bad hardware design or was I the lucky, chosen one?
According to this review, the Pixel 3's camera is rather disappointing.
Very disappointing endurance. And NEVER EVER underclock the S845. . .
Wishlist for Pixel 4/ XL
- Of course SD8150 will be there.
- 6Gb Ddr5
- 64 and 128 Gb with slot SD card
- Notcheless screens
- 5.5 " and 6.2" both oled from Sharp
- New colours and no dual tone rear panel
- Virtual buttons option
- 16MP + 1/2" + 26mm RGB, 12MP + 1/2.3" + 26mm monochrome
- 8MP/22mm + 8mm/18mm selfies
- 3200 mAh and 3850 mAh
- 4K HDR recording
- No squeeze
- Sided FPS
Why not compare the camera software king to the camera hardware king: Mate 20 Pro ?
Google is becoming more and more like Apple -- WE will decide what your are supposed to want and YOU will learn to want it.
Gesture based navigation is BS. I foresee a spike in purchases of Nova Launcher.
Seriously why did Google ever release this phone? Mediocre at best and with that price, there they must be dreaming. So apart from the good camera, what else does the Pixel offer? Throttling performance, below average battery endurance, 4/64 GB is a thing of the past, no headphone jack, no SD card, and the list goes on.
Whackcar, 31 Oct 2018The primary reason why anyone would consider a Pixel phone is the camera, and it is clear now ... moreI know what you mean. I am normally an iPhone user but also used Pixel 2 XL for 8 months as backup phone because of its amazing camera. iPhone X’s have a much improved camera which was a pleasant surprise but I was still looking forward to Google to see what amazing new camera is gonna be on the Pixel 3. When rumor said single camera like Pixel 2 I was expecting a larger sensor with pixel-binning like Mate 20. Never expected the same hardware and barely improved HDR capability