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In order to compete with Apple on usability, Google will absolutely have to have the fastest Android phone on the market. I doubt that the Snapdragon 821 will match the A10 Fusion as far as raw performance goes, but normal people don't care about benchmarks. All they care about is how the phone performs during normal usage.
All modern high end phones are fast, you'd never be able to tell the difference without benchmarks or side by side comparisons.
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looks like an iPhone 6/6s/7
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The starting price should be $449, no one would complain then. And 32GB or 128GB, what the heck indeed, the 32GB shouldn't even exist.
GJ shooting yourself in the foot Google.
But I'm sure it will still be sold like cake. redface.gif
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I don't understand this phone release at all...*** is Google thinking?

You can't just release a direct iPhone competitor and sell it at Apple prices without including much of anything that makes it actually worth that kind of a premium price...

No dog in this fight as i'm platform agnostic with both a Note 7 and 7 Plus, but seriously...going up against Apple by taking the 'sole manufacturer of the hardware and OS supply chain' approach only works when you:

- have brick and mortar stores globally with world class support
- aren't competing with a bunch of other manufacturers on your own platform
- have an established relationship with multiple carriers and financing options that make the phone more accessible
- don't release a premium product that is near double the cost of previous products without double the benefit

Let's be realistic...people who own a Nexus 5/6 or a Galaxy phone are NOT being wowed by the Pixel and are not likely to upgrade at this price point...and I don't see why anyone would.

Pros:

- Stock Android, but this isn't hard to achieve
- headphone jack
- battery

Cons:

- first gen product (it's likely not to be as efficient or fluid as is possible but by the time it is, will it be supported still?)
- no waterproofing
- no sd card slot
- no iris scanner
- no s pen
- no dual camera
- no 3d touch
- no software support after 2 years (a 4+ year old iPhone 5 is fully supported by iOS 10...***, Google...TWO freaking years of support, for a device that STARTS at $600+?! Unreal).
- no resell value (historically, Android phones don't come close to iPhones in terms of resale value)

I mean, the list goes on and on. I wanted to be blown away by Google with this phone, and they had EVERY opportunity to make waves with the Pixel...but...i'm just laughing instead because they literally just released the Amazon Fire Phone v2 (which is funny because they just 'poached' the Amazon exec to head up their mobile phone division...just...yikes).

TL;DR: Google: Hey! Use our new Google Assistant to make our neural network better! Also, upload all your photos to us (UNLIMITED STORAGE!) so we can get that data too in addition to everything else you use on the phone that we can legally mine for data! We're not offering anything new or mind-blowing with this phone compared to the competition but we'll charge you Apple pricing without the accompanying level of support! By the way, did we mention that Nexus LITERALLY died for THIS!

Sigh...
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This is a big step backward from the Nexus 6p. 5.7 Inches Front facing speakers full metal to this pos looking phone? yeah the hardware is better but the whole exterior of the phone is cheapened.

Looks like a knock off iphone LOL. and the price?


Seriously like *** Google.
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Even the event keynote was lame, kind of the most boring I've ever seen. They just pack everything that are already exist and talk about it so much as if it was something new. The "OK Google" brainwash is taking way too long. The whole show just feels like they shouting "WE DOING APPLE NOW"

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With Nexus dead, and this phone being $750 bucks with the protection plan for a 32GB version, you're better off going with an HTC 10, which is the unsung flagship this year. Expandable storage, you can root and ROM it, the camera is solid, and it has a headphone jack. It's also 200 less than the Pixel or iPhone.

I agree that the HTC 10 is probably the best Android phone this year but I don't know where you're getting your prices. Right now HTC has a sale on so the phone is $549 but that makes it $100 less than both the iPhone and the Pixel which come in at $649. Once that sale ends (in 3 days) it goes right back up to its original price of $699, which is more expensive than both.

As I said, the 32GB model with the protection plan (extra 100) is 749, unless you use their financing, then it's almost twice as much with their financing option.

The HTC 10 has been 650 for a while now, so even when the sale ends it'll probably only be as much as the Pixel anyway.
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With Nexus dead, and this phone being $750 bucks with the protection plan for a 32GB version, you're better off going with an HTC 10, which is the unsung flagship this year. Expandable storage, you can root and ROM it, the camera is solid, and it has a headphone jack. It's also 200 less than the Pixel or iPhone.

After watching the keynotes I am pleased that I got the HTC 10 when it came out. With the pixel brand I thought that they might have something revolutionary on their hands but this is just an iphone knock off.
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We knew it was going to be expensive because of Pixel brand. Look at how well their Pixel C sold. I hope they learn for this. Maybe they know something we dont? You guy think everyone want a premium phone these days?
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I like the smaller size, but other than that nothing enticing over my 6P.
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