With Pixel 4, it seems they should stop making phones and should concentrate on software sides. And simultaneously they should encourage Android One program across the segments of mid and premium segments. Makers like Sony, Nokia, Xiaomi , Samsung and Motorola (Lenovo) have good offers across low,mid and premium segments. Partnering with them would be a great deal.
Nexus was a different story back then. Pixel 3a is promising, but don't know how far will it go.
Apple is sole player in iOS,hence can command and demand as per their terms. But with Android, having so many OEM, it's difficult to have that control.
The removal of the fingerprint scanner is a big deal because I usually use it for my Chase app to log-in and my Private Notepad. I just don't trust anything with face detection. Just more Google spying it seems.
Dual exposure should get more credit than it is been given. For those who know about it (which isn't that much of a big thing to learn), it's a revolutionary feature and will be incredibly useful
OK GOOGLE Lol the MAIN reason I chose not to go with a Pixel 4 is the sucko battery in Pixels As I was writing this I received a low battery warning on my Pixel 2 which made me laugh out loud in irony. Not to mention the piss poor USB-C battery charge port which is so sloppy I have to charge my phone upside down in the car if I want the able to stay connected
So if you're reading this Google know that it's over between us and I'm seeing a sexy new OnePlus 7t who I met on Black Friday
I like little smaller devices so I was interesting in Pixel 4. But Googles distribution is very limited and its not officially sold in Sweden. Some dealers got it but very expensive.
Or I could import from Germany.
So I end up with Sony Xperia 5 or Samsung Galaxy S10e. (They had huge Black Friday deals here). I bought a Samsung Galaxy S10e.
So far im happy with it.
Worst phone of the year so far. Realme X2 Pro just slices this phone into pieces.
At least Pixel 3a was their saving grace.
Anonymous, 29 Nov 2019Battery fail 61 hrs s10e at 83hrs
Looks like it throttled slot no sustained performance
... moreChinese/Taiwanese OEMs also beat it more badly with more aggressive pricing, maybe only lacking one or 2 aspects but shines in other ones.
Iphone 11 is strangely also cheaper (ignoring Black Friday discount as not all countries have them). It has a more potent chipset and battery life at the expense of 60Hz LCD screen.
People hate skinned android, like miui, colorOS etc and yet the phones which have "ugly" skin like those still perform much faster with better battery than google stupid phone with stock.
Imagine google uses skin android, 5x slower ? Pathetic stock lovers
boemul, 29 Nov 2019Meanwhile the Pixel 3A was $299 today on Amazon, a much better value for money.Are you kidding me? 3a has low end chipset and build quality (plastic back).
I can get myself a better phone with $299. Look at the Xiaomis and you'll have some picture.
[deleted post]That display is Samsung-sourced.
But yeah other than that, nothing else
I'mPhone, 30 Nov 2019Just a pathetic phone. More expensive than iPhone 11 or all Chinese OEMs and Samsungs, yet ... moreReturned mine. Had horrible cellular service and battery life. Switched to iPhone 11pro and this phone crushes the pixel in each and every way. Cellular issues gone and I am excellent battery results. No more battery anxiety and dropped calls and 3G service
You had to review it after Black Friday ends, so that Google's sales are not down ! Hehehe......
This must be a strategic decision. Surely a janitor at Google must be aware that the Pixels have always been terrible. So, Google must be doing this on purpose.
"Dear OEMs. Being at the forefront of Android, we have to put out some hardware as a showcase for the software. But don't worry. We'll make it so terrible and price it so high, it won't dent your sales. Great working with you all."
I do wish they stop bothering, though. Also wish more OEMs made 5.7-inch phones.
Strange, my battery use has gotten much better after a week. I burn through 5 plus GB a day so I hardly an a light user. Brightness is always maxxed out but with the battery saver mode turned on, I notice no change to my phone except 20% battery left at the end of the day. Once it learns how you use it its for awesome battery life
Just a pathetic phone.
More expensive than iPhone 11 or all Chinese OEMs and Samsungs, yet they are very stingy with storage space. Not to mention the rubbish specs and plasticky build. Camera is even so-so.
Goes into the dustbin.
So I've had my pixel 4 for a week. First day the battery was not impressive. Second was better, after a week the battery has surpassed my 2XL that could last me a day and a half.
Today I took my phone off the charger at 8am. It's currently 7pm with 3 and a half hours of screen on time. If that's not enough, stop using your phone so much.
harwey, 29 Nov 2019Judging by the specs and this review there's nothing to justify it's price.Good camera and tha... moreYou would know it's worth more than $375 when you hold one. I use a Pixel 4 every day, and it's a great experience.
Pixel is trying and apparently keeps trying but still falls short.
I'd like to know what's the plan, because all I've seen is how bad they're at copying the iPhone. They need to stop that.
I really miss the Nexus line now more than ever.
Were the battery life numbers provided by you done after giving the phone's adaptive battery time to adjust to your usage or was this done right out of the box? Even the XL got horrid numbers out of the box and some reviewers are giving the XL 6-7 hours of screen on time after a week of letting the adaptive battery do what it's supposed to do.