Pixel 3(store.google.com)

3 years ago from Juan Herrera, Designer

  • Andrew C, 3 years ago

    Ha! I can't believe they copied the notch.

    I can't find it in me to pay $899 for a Google phone—the service and experience factor just isn't there for me like it is with Apple. And since their product strategy is based largely on data collection that makes sense... but then offset the cost for the consumer. It feels like they're trying to have it both ways (Apple's hardware pricing structure without their data integrity).

    I've been trying out a loaner Pixel 2 while I'm waiting for the XR to drop and it's been a bit of clunky transition. I will give them credit: their OS has improved 10 fold the last time I tried it 2 years ago. Google Assistant by far the creepiest feature... always asking me for data input.

    8 points
    • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, 3 years ago

      I've immensely enjoyed the Pixel. Definitely getting the Pixel 3. Small one. Without the notch.

      They improved so much. Really feels like a solid phone to me. My usage might be different to yours though, if you say "experience factor" is less. I've had shit experience after shit experience with Apple. My MacBook was a farce. iPad was a waste of money. Did like iPhone 3GS back in the day though.

      I just feel like Google has "made it", in that its price point is just right for what you get. Whereas with Apple I can't help but feel like I'm paying so fucking much too much.

      Especially here in Australia. $2400 for a phone. Hah.

      5 points
      • Andrew C, 3 years ago

        The truth is... I actually think both are pretty good options.

        But when I use an iPhone together with my Mac I have such a seamless experience (transferring files, sharing files, hooking things up, etc). The friend who loaned me the phone showed me how to embed widgets in the homescreen today so she's definitely loving it.

        I also appreciate the privacy aspects of Apple a little bit more. As a designer I like the idea of making something very well with respect for the end user and just being paid for that—end of transaction.

        1 point
        • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, 3 years ago

          Yeah, my only arguments against the iPhone are:

          • I'm a Windows user
          • Pricing
          • HATE the apple ecosystem's "you're locked into this and only this"

          And the privacy thing I've given up on ages ago.

          All of these are personal though. So yeah, if you disagree with all three, iPhone's your jig. Fair call :]

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          .edit: This is why I hate having upvotes/downvotes on comments. I clearly state my comment is an opinion. It's decently informed and worded. Yet I get down-voted.

          Down-voting is not for "I disagree". Down-voting means you think this post doesn't add anything to the discussion. I know my opinion (anti-Apple) is an unpopular one. But this makes me not want to voice it. That can't be the purpose of this.

          1 point
    • Ktrn DsrsKtrn Dsrs, 3 years ago

      It feels like they're trying to have it both ways (Apple's hardware pricing structure without their data integrity).

      I had the same exact though

      1 point
    • Mike StevensonMike Stevenson, 3 years ago

      Seriously, and it's way worse than an iPhone! Sheesh, make the notch even bigger after talking so much shit, Google.

      1 point