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So I just to confirm there is in fact no equally or superior spec'd phone for less money then.

I'm not arguing a point. Just trying to be an educated consumer. The Mi5s Plus isn't being sold in the USA and won't support American carrier bands.

It's also from what I can see still a Snapdragon 820. Not an 821.

The Mi5s has the Snapdragon 821. The Mi5 has 820. Kinda like how iPhone has the regular version then the S version later. Xiaomi copies as much as possible from the iPhones including name style. lol. Anyway, if the Mi5s is the same as the Mi5 but with the newer chipset then it can probably have all those carrier bands enabled just like the Mi5 does. It is not a very complex procedure to enable the other bands either. If you can root your phone you can unlock them. It is also very easy to buy in the US, multiple websites sell it for $400 or less.

There is also the ZenPhone 3 Deluxe Special Edition that has the Snapdragon 821 and will likely cost a bit less than the Pixel phones. Typically retarded ASUS naming though.
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The Mi5s has the Snapdragon 821. The Mi5 has 820. Kinda like how iPhone has the regular version then the S version later. Xiaomi copies as much as possible from the iPhones including name style. lol. Anyway, if the Mi5s is the same as the Mi5 but with the newer chipset then it can probably have all those carrier bands enabled just like the Mi5 does. It is not a very complex procedure to enable the other bands either. If you can root your phone you can unlock them. It is also very easy to buy in the US, multiple websites sell it for $400 or less.

There is also the ZenPhone 3 Deluxe Special Edition that has the Snapdragon 821 and will likely cost a bit less than the Pixel phones. Typically retarded ASUS naming though.

 

Not to bend this off track, but what does all that fiddling with your phone get you? Free international calls, or access to different carriers..? What I the endpoint of doing all that work..? To have an adware free phone..? To escape google's hold on your OS..?

 

Why are you asking people to go threw all these steps, just to purchase a phone..? Because the process is cheaper..?

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The Mi5s has the Snapdragon 821. The Mi5 has 820. Kinda like how iPhone has the regular version then the S version later. Xiaomi copies as much as possible from the iPhones including name style. lol. Anyway, if the Mi5s is the same as the Mi5 but with the newer chipset then it can probably have all those carrier bands enabled just like the Mi5 does. It is not a very complex procedure to enable the other bands either. If you can root your phone you can unlock them. It is also very easy to buy in the US, multiple websites sell it for $400 or less.

There is also the ZenPhone 3 Deluxe Special Edition that has the Snapdragon 821 and will likely cost a bit less than the Pixel phones. Typically retarded ASUS naming though.

The Xiamoi CEO even copies Steve Jobs' fashion sense.

A lot of these Chinese firms have no shame.
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Yeah if the only weakness is price, then I can wait patiently. At the form factor (5") - the Pixel is in small company, as I'm not interested in phablet sizes (5.5" XL). I'm curious if Google pulls the same Black Friday/Cyber Monday discount they did with Nexus.
Probably going to say no, but I'm glad I got the pricematch ($80 discount) when Google did what they did, so soon after launch.

Obviously without any discount ($649), it's hard to justify dropping that for at least another 6 months. My target is $499 or less, so we'll see how long it takes to get to that price.

 

This is about how I feel. After sleeping on it, I really want the phone, but willing to wait it to drop in price. As someone who uses Google Now and Now On Tap a lot, Google Assistant seems perfect for me. One thing I do wish Google mentioned is how it will fare with Android Auto, assuming they still plan to make it available over Bluetooth.

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It could be a couple things, the first while unlikely could be that HTC insisted on a certain profit margin per phone that raised the retail cost of the device, or more likely the US carriers would only sell the phone on their network if the cost was a certain level so they could make their buckets of money per phone sale and herd people towards 2 year contracts by showing customers how much they will save on the phone. It seems just about all the Nexus(/Pixel) devices that have sold in network carrier retail stores have had this far higher price compared to models only sold online direct.

Both of those seem probable, but it still doesn't excuse the pricing for me. Although, I was looking at current prices listed on the Google Store, so I'm not sure how much carriers would influence it. Ah well, I'll see how things are in 1.5 to 2 years, when I'll likely be looking to upgrade.
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Not to bend this off track, but what does all that fiddling with your phone get you? Free international calls, or access to different carriers..? What I the endpoint of doing all that work..? To have an adware free phone..? To escape google's hold on your OS..?

Why are you asking people to go threw all these steps, just to purchase a phone..? Because the process is cheaper..?

Im not really asking people to do anything, just pointing out some info. Someone just said that the Mi5 was disqualified, even though it met their original argument's prerequisites, because it does not support LTE network bands in the US. And I posted that there is an easy tweak that can be done to turn on those bands in the phone to make ti work on LTE networks of all US carriers.
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I'm kind of put off by the higher price.

I'm still using a Samsung Note 3 (Bought when released like 3 years ago).

I'm on Sprint & I feel my best bet you be a $200-250 Nexus 6p from Amazon Warehouse or a Black Friday deal.
Any suggestions?

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I'm kind of put off by the higher price.

I'm still using a Samsung Note 3 (Bought when released like 3 years ago).

I'm on Sprint & I feel my best bet you be a $200-250 Nexus 6p from Amazon Warehouse or a Black Friday deal.
Any suggestions?

Thanks.


No complaints about the 6P and for the price it's the best phone there is. I don't plan on buying a Pixel XL at these price points I can tell you that.
 
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I'm kind of put off by the higher price.

I'm still using a Samsung Note 3 (Bought when released like 3 years ago).

I'm on Sprint & I feel my best bet you be a $200-250 Nexus 6p from Amazon Warehouse or a Black Friday deal.
Any suggestions?

Thanks.

I'd say that's a good plan, because they'll likely lower the price more around that time to get rid of their stock.
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All people wanted from google is Stock Android with fast updates. Looks like Nexus devices will not get 7.1 until 2017. That is dropping the ball right there. That was the point of getting a Nexus again?
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