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Google Pixel 5" & Pixel XL 5.5" Phones 2016 - Oct 4th Release!

Discussion in 'Google Android (OS & Devices)' started by Danske, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. thecondor

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    It wont be Danske, the XL will be $1000 mark and the Pixel will be like $600.
     
  2. MUTMAN

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    that settles it. oneplus 3 it is...
     
  3. idiot_child

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    If you consider the Pixel to be a mashup of HTC 10 level innards ($1099) and A9 body and screen ($648), $850 is the midway point. If it's $600, it'll be like the glory days of Nexus 5 bang for buck.

    If Telstra is going to have a phone in the $95 plan, it must be the Pixel XL (or incredibly poor value).
     
  4. power

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    with the just announced iPh7 pricing you'd have to be dreaming to think these will launch under a grand.
     
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    Danske

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    Now you can upgrade to an iPhone for a cheap $1024.

    "2x better, 2x the innovation, 2x the wank. This. is. the. best. iphone. we. have. invented."

    Cool :thumbup:.
     
  6. thecondor

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    Haha i know the pricing is insane. At the end of the day the jokes on us consumers though cause we keep paying the prices haha
     
  7. power

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    I don't understand why people don't think they aren't worth this - the tech in a phone is insane.
     
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    Danske

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    It's not all bad if you use it for 2-3 years.

    But at your rate you'll have a new phone in a few weeks of using the iPhone 7 :lol:.

    Also, I hope this no 3.5mm jack is just an Apple thing, I very much enjoy charging my phone while listening to music (although I charge wirelessly anyway haha).
     
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  9. idiot_child

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    Are people actually surprised by the iPhone 7 pricing, or is this just restating the horror at the prices? Wasn't the 6S $999 (for the 16GB model which was too small so you pretty much had to go 64GB for $1200ish)? $1079 isn't that much of an increase.

    The 6S was a grand and the Nexus 5X was still $500ish
     
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    Danske

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    I'm not surprised but I am restarting the horror :lol:.

    I'm hoping for $600 aud, but I don't think we'll get the Pixel for that price. I guess $850 mark makes more logical sense.
     
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    My partner just got a Bluetooth speaker for the study instead of a whole amp/speaker system. I'm not sure whether it's just this speaker (Cambridge Audio) but man the sound quality over Bluetooth is terrible, we're using the 3.5mm aux jack [emoji38]
     
  12. Sankari

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    I'm usually the first to bash Apple for... well, pretty much anything really. :tongue: But to be honest I can't find a reason to get upset about the audio jack.

    I haven't used wired headphones ever since I picked up a nice Sony Bluetooth earphone set, and that was about 2 years ago. Dropping the jack feels like a natural progression.
     
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    I see most of the people don't even know.
     
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    Danske

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    As with everything, we all have our opinions and different uses for things, and I disagree with this completely.

    I like the idea of wireless headphones (if they can sound as good as wired headphones, from my experience they don't), but I am against removal of functionality (3.5mm jack) purely because I can't charge and listen to music - until they bring out a smart USB C headphone that can do charge as well?

    I've invested in really great headphones already that use the plug so if an adapter didn't exist, I wouldn't purchase a device without the jack.

    Motorola are already phasing out the jack for USB c too, I just hope this doesn't become a bandwagon because Apple have done it. Or if it does become the way of things, at least give us a way to charge our phone too.
     
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    No wires is clearly better than wires, sure, but right now that means limited battery life and noticeably inferior sound. That doesn't seem like a good trade.
     
  16. Sankari

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    You're absolutely right about audio quality; this is a concession I make for the convenience of wireless earphones.
     
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    I just had a sleep on the couch and needed to charge my 6p while listening to music on my nice Bowers and Wilkins headphones.

    SUCH AN ANTIQUATED WAY TO LIVE!
     
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    why dont the phone companys just put two usb c jacks on the phones.
    charge or listen from either .....

    minds blown ?
     
  19. holdennutta

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    That might impact on their ability to make the stupid things 0.3mm thick.
     
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    errrr, didnt mean stacked lol
    try side by side, or one top and one bottom ???
     

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