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Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL |OT| Notch made by Google

GK86

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Oct 25, 2017
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Release date: Oct. 18th in the US. November 1 in the UK and Australia. Also coming to Canada, France, Germany, Japan, India, Ireland, Italy, Singapore, Spain, and Taiwan.

Links:

Price (US):
  • Pixel 3 64GB - $799
  • Pixel 3 128GB - $899
  • Pixel 3 XL 64GB - $899
  • Pixel 3 XL 128GB - $999
Price (UK):
  • Pixel 3 64GB £739
  • Pixel 3 128GB £839
  • Pixel 3 XL £869
  • Pixel 3 XL 128GB £969
Price (EU):
  • Pixel 3 64GB - €849
  • Pixel 3 128GB - €949
  • Pixel 3 XL 64GB - €949
  • Pixel 3 XL 128GB - €1049
Specs:





Hands-on:
Reviews:

Camera samples:

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From DP preview:



 
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Oct 27, 2017
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Google stay losing.

1. Overpriced
2. Ugly
3. Weak hardare
4. Anti-consumer Android decisions: removal of headphone jack, no SD card support.
5. Terrible durability

If all you want is the best camera ever, than I guess this phone is for you, but for everyone else steer clear of this absolutely confounding release.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#12
I hope the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL sales are so bad, Google abandons large notches and chins for the Pixel 4. Vote with your wallets, people.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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MKBHD also has them and he’s pretty reliable
Is it just the back though or something else? Not that it's irrelevant or durability is the wrong word but if a case would solve the issue and the device is otherwise free of similar faults, "terrible durability" might be a bit strong.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#16
I miss the Nexus phones. At least back then you couldn't really complain about mediocre hardware because they were so cheap. And even the Nexus 6P launched at $499, which had great hardware and a great camera. They've almost doubled the price since then and there's really nothing to show for it.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#19
Is it just the back though or something else? Not that it's irrelevant or durability is the wrong word but if a case would solve the issue and the device is otherwise free of similar faults, "terrible durability" might be a bit strong.
Microscratches on the back with minor use minutes after unboxing is definitely what I’d call terrible durability
 

mmazurkiewicz

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Oct 30, 2017
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#20
Google had best camera last year. Should have gone for best something else this year in addition to a great camera. Like best battery life for example. I'm not buying your phone just because it has a good camera. Design is acceptable but nothing spectacular. Cost is too high. These should be $600 and $700 at most.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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#21
Is the camera under some kind of embargo? I'm not seeing many camera shots except for a couple floating around twitter. Especially for this phone I'd expect way more (non selfie) shots by now.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#24
I asked in another thread, but I'll try here. The Duplex stuff, is that only going to work in the USA? They seem to make it a big feature but, if Canada isn't going to get it there is definitely some value lost to it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#26
That was a straight up bad keynote, but somehow they got me, think I'm gonna bite on the regular Pixel 3. Just gotta save a little and try to get the best price for my iPhone 8.

Or maybe the regular Pixel 2 price will drop and I'll get that because I really don't want to pay $800, and then tax, then a $40 case, then the screen protector, then a new sim card and the other bullshit carrier fees. Ugh.

Google stay losing.

1. Overpriced
2. Ugly
3. Weak hardare
4. Anti-consumer Android decisions: removal of headphone jack, no SD card support.
5. Terrible durability

If all you want is the best camera ever, than I guess this phone is for you, but for everyone else steer clear of this absolutely confounding release.
This reads like a parody post despite the issues I agree with.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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#27
I ordered the Pixel 3 to replace my dying Pixel 1, and also the smart dock thing. Question, I generally use a magnet dock in my car. Will the wireless charging and google home stuff still work if I have a piece of metal in my phone case?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#30
The chin on the Pixel 3 is like razorblades to the eyes. That hard line looks so bad compared to the rest of the phone.
Are you sure you're not still looking at the black part of the screen because it really isn't that much larger than the S9 in that photo?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#32
Are you sure you're not still looking at the black part of the screen because it really isn't that much larger than the S9 in that photo?
I'm being a bit hyperbolic about the chin. Ever since the phone leaked like 6 months ago I've been railing against the chin because it's so stupid with a notch.
 
Jul 22, 2018
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#33
I ordered the Pixel 3 to replace my dying Pixel 1, and also the smart dock thing. Question, I generally use a magnet dock in my car. Will the wireless charging and google home stuff still work if I have a piece of metal in my phone case?
Oh shit I do too. Hopefully the magnet isn't an issue.
 

Kade

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Oct 25, 2017
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#35
They fucked up with that XL design. Specs are too similar to the 2 series as well. Only good things are the new camera features, new fabric case and the pixel stand.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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#36
The hell are you talking about? The XL is ugly as sin with that Notch, but the smaller version is fine. And the hardware is not weak by any measure.
Probably referring to the RAM. I guess for Android flagships, 4gb is on the low end.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#39
So, I'm pretty sure Google is playing off of these "leaks" so that everyone is caught off-guard when there is no notch.
Than why are they leaking the small model that doesn't have a notch?

Stop believing conspiracy theories. Hopefully you will learn your lesson when the Google hardware event happens in 2ish weeks.

Waiting for the Google swerved.

But we did see the Notch
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#40
I went and saw one in person at best buy tonight. The notch doesn't look as bad in person. The shots with the weird looking lopsided picture is odd because the chin is not that big. Something is going on with the right side creating some weird look. Probably could be corrected in software
 

Arc

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Oct 25, 2017
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#41
Super bummed by the standard 3 price and the XL look. Not to mention the apparent scratch problem.

Honestly, the Pixel 2 XL at $700 is the way to go. I'll probably switch to the Xs though. This is such a let down.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#42
EU prices for the OP:
  • Pixel 3 64GB - €849
  • Pixel 3 128GB - €949
  • Pixel 3 XL 64GB - €949
  • Pixel 3 XL 128GB - €1049
 
Oct 28, 2017
11,871
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#43
I went and saw one in person at best buy tonight. The notch doesn't look as bad in person. The shots with the weird looking lopsided picture is odd because the chin is not that big. Something is going on with the right side creating some weird look. Probably could be corrected in software
detuned radios guessed videos were being centred for the screen rather than the device leading to that shift upwards / left in those pics.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#46
Has Google explained why they went w/ the notch in the XL and not the normal sized one? It’s such a huge notch that they would probably have been better off just keeping the design uniform between the two models. I’m an Apple guy but I’ve always been intrigued by Google’s hardware and this generation seems like a bit of a dissapointment.

Camera looks great though.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#49
The prices for this are incredibly off-putting. I swore I wouldn't touch a Samsung phone again because of the bloatware, but the S9 is currently going on Amazon for over €300 less than the Pixel 3. That's a lot of money for clean Android and good photos.