Poll: Are you buying the Google Pixel?

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Finally, the Google Pixel is a real device. Now it’s time for you and many others to choose whether or not this is the right phone to buy next. We’re polling our audience to see if Google did the right things to make the Pixel popular with consumers before it’s even released.

Hit the break for the poll.

Are you buying the Google Pixel?

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After you responded, leave a comment below! We’d love to hear why or why not you’re buying the Pixel from Google this year.

  • http://www.myyumiverse.com/ YumaxPH

    No stereo speakers. Will wait for the reviews if it’s worth upgrading from my Nexus 6P

    • Goran

      Stereo or mono, except loudness nexus phones were terrible in audio. Hope pixels have some htc tricks inside for, finally, better audio.

    • AussieB

      I don’t see how it would be esp with the price. Not waterproof either. The Google Assistant is available on Allo although it doesn’t speak to you. Google Now does almost everything Assistant does. Other features can be gotten from third party apps if things like round logos or the nighttime blue tint are important.

  • Richard Dennis

    I would buy a Nexus 6P any day before the Pixel.. Overpriced, and come on “Do they sell men’s phones where you bought that Pixel from?”

    • Justin_Herrick

      It’s a tough spot. People should understand that Google needs to sell on the same level as Apple and Samsung. Since Google enlists someone to create their devices, they have to pay that company for work; therefore, the margins are even smaller.

      Clearly pricing hasn’t hurt Apple and Samsung, and Google is poised a lot better now to sell a $649 phone than when it tried to do it with the Nexus 6 a few years ago.

      • Richard Dennis

        I am sure they will be able to pick up HTC for a song and dance soon.. That might be a good move for them.. If they want to price their phones like Sammy and Apple, they have to be in line with those devices.. I think this new device is sup par with the flagships from both. BTW i am a Google fanboy.. so kinda hard for me to say that out loud..

        • Justin_Herrick

          Where is it lacking compared to the iPhone 7 or Galaxy S7? Interested in hearing where you see it as weaker.

          • Richard Dennis

            Faster processor sure.. But screen size is going down, not waterproof(almost all flagships are) small battery..

            • Justin_Herrick

              How do you know the processor is faster? The Google Pixel isn’t out yet. Smaller battery? Both the Pixel and Pixel XL have larger batteries than the iPhone 7, and the Pixel XL’s is bigger than the iPhone 7 Plus’.

              The missing water resistance is one I’ll hand you.

            • Richard Dennis

              Processor is the 821 and has been benchmarked already. So the Pixel has already been confirmed to have a “Faster” processor. Water proof don’t mean a thing to me.. I rarely shower with my phone.. It has a smaller screen size then the Note 7. Smaller battery then Note 7. Probably doesn’t explode as much either. So maybe Note7 isn’t a good comparison.

          • Goran

            Wrong examples. LG V20 seems so much better now. I don’t see pixels better than htc 10. On the contrary, for 549$ right now, htc 10 is the perfect phone to buy.

            • Justin_Herrick

              I’ve been using a pre-release LG V20 for ~2 weeks now. It’s a nice phone, but it’s not appealing to the masses.

            • Goran

              It’s not, by accident, that god is called shepard and ppl are called sheeps. These pixels outside USA loose their worthnes a lot. I don’t see great success world wide for these phones. At all.

            • Justin_Herrick

              I don’t think Google sees big success for them either. But this is a step towards a new future for the company.

            • Goran

              Yeah, catching up with Microsoft phone biznis:) These phones are completly made for USA market and English speaking countries. Very rasist I would say. And that will affect sales the most.

      • AussieB

        I don’t understand how all this marketing and hoopla over a flagship phone and they only have them available at Verizon. 90% or so of consumers buy phones through carriers

        • Justin_Herrick

          Definitely true, but then carriers would likely want to interview and Google wouldn’t get its way. The hope with Pixel is that it could show this is where the future is going.

    • AussieB

      Got the 64gb 6p couple months ago for 399. Will decide next year if switching to iPhone depending on what Pixel 2.0 is

  • Goran

    Any word of audio on pixels?

    • Justin_Herrick

      Bottom-facing speakers.

      • Goran

        I ment headphone output. Speakers will not be of much use on pixels. Anyway I care more for audio quality on 3.5. I was hoping that htc will be free to make similar tweaks as in htc 10. Separate discrete SD Aqstic DAC and amp would be desirable. For the price, if they didn’t do good audio on them, pixels don’t exist for me.

        • Justin_Herrick

          Yeah, it has an auxiliary port.

          • Goran

            If there’s no amp and DAC in pixels, they don’t need 3.5 than. It’s 2016, and if you price phones as google did with pixels, it’s embarrassing and unacceptable not to offer great audio.

            • Justin_Herrick

              Google can (and should) price their phones like they did today. They can’t keep selling with margins so slim that they barely profit on hardware.

            • Goran

              Just bellow you said google doesn’t care for profit… So do they or not? As for me, no good audio, no pixels. No matter for what price.

            • Justin_Herrick

              Look at the image Google is going for with the Pixel. It’s a rebranding from the Nexus line, which allows pricing to change without the mainstream audience feeling betrayed like the loyalists.

            • Goran

              I just see expensive phones without watterprofnes, wireless charging, removable battery and good audio. And very meh design. Weak I would say. I expected more.

            • Justin_Herrick

              You may have expected more, but this is not a weak phone. Start with the camera: DxOMark rated it the best on a phone ever. That’s a great starting point.

            • Goran

              I said weak design. Phones are not weak but are missing a lot to justify the price.

            • Goran

              I just feel sry for htc, pixel sales will not help at all. Huawei, it seems, made right decision to turn of Google’s proposal. Poor htc. If htc had resources as Google has, these new phones would be way better made by htc

            • makapav

              That’s not for you to decide. Google made plenty margin on the Nexus device by choosing low-end components across the board, camera, NAND, etc.

            • Justin_Herrick

              Right. It’s for Google to decide. Not sure how the Nexus devices used low-end components. The Nexus 6P had a Quad HD AMOLED display, stereo speakers, and a strong camera.

  • Doug

    No SD, No removable battery, No High End Sound, Not sure they will be root-able, only on Verizon I think I will pass.

    • AussieB

      They work on every network. Just being sold at Verizon, but also best buy Google store etc

  • ZBlade

    I am sitting on the fence here, just like a lot of the high end phones, this is overpriced. I am guessing that the software behind this is what pushing the price up. I will wait for a few reviews and then wait after the first batch has been released out in the wild. We will know if there are any real world issues there may be with this phone when it gets released.

  • Ian McVitty

    An unlocked XL would cost over $1100 in Canada.
    I dont think so……………..dont care how good it is.

  • ricciolo

    Too expensive, why there is no a 64g? Same thing that Apple… Same boycott

  • Mark Fermor

    Google has lost the core…great phones at a not stupid iPhone Price..now we have the same phones just at stupid iPhone prices

  • Maxim Egorushkin

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  • pda96

    A blatant iPhone clone. Looks like Google capitulated!! How embarrassing. The iSheeps are rolling in laughter right now.

  • Robert Nasiadek

    No rush but I’ll get XL within a few months.

  • Justin M

    Ordered my 128GB XL in black yesterday!

  • SoGrumpy

    bought a Nexus 6P on opening day, I use to upgrade to a new Nexus Every Year, Not this year, the feature set of the Pixel XL is just not significant enough to justify a $800+ purchase. Looks like all the reasons to buy a Nexus has died with the Pixel program, nice going Google :/