Originally Posted by EightDee8D
Mi5s has same camera (imx378) with ois and sd821. for around 300$.
Yet is has a 1080p and good luck getting all the right band support for your carrier.
Seems alot of people are just looking at the price and making a judgement for that. Seems like no one is talking about how low the touch latency is on the pixel phones, going to also say it might be the lowest on any phone. No one knows what panel is being used on the pixel phones, if it solves the issue people had while using the s7/note 7 in VR mode thats a huge plus.
You also get 24/7 google support and if anyone has ever dealt with google support you would know how amazing that is, I would pay if this was a feature. Google's HDR+ is also a huge selling point weather you agree or not it does wonders. Look at the 6p, still one of the best camera's on a smartphone and it lacks OIS.
Yes the price is high but google has to make up for R&D and advertising. Rumors are Google wants to start supplying their own silicon for the pixel phones, if this is true we can see software updates more than just 2 years.