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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. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    I got curious about pricing and found this comparison. If you thought the "Australia tax" sucked, be happy you don't live in Germany or India
    https://www.airfrov.com/blog/google-pixel-phone-deal-around-the-world/

    Speaking of Australian tax... I wandered into the Whingepool buying thread and saw the discussion about who pays GST when buying from the Google Store. Given all the phones are >$1000, I don't know what dodgy technique they're using to get around GST.
     
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    Would they get around it by shipping from inside Australia? This would technically avoid import tax right?
     
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    Its very well timed with the whole Samsung incident. Going to be a lot of premium Android buyers looking away from Samsung right now just as a brand new premium device launches at the same price point.

    *puts tinfoil hat on* Maybe google snuck some code into Android to make the Note 7 explode in order to sell more Pixel XLs!
     
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    Danske

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    Took the Pixel camping/hiking this weekend, I don't think I'll be taking my proper camera to most places anymore lol.
     
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    Pics or didn't happen.
     
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    even my 6p is pretty damn good with pics. doesnt ofcourse compare to my dslr but for general stuff its great
     
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    When they've been uploaded I'll share a few crackers.

    The camera and HDR mode is hilarious now, you press it and it's done. Your phone doesn't become unusable, the camera "just works", and works insanely fast.

    Wait I have one already in the cloud:
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    Click for bigs, dat quality tho.

    Oh yeah for sure, I *think* they are both using the same Sony camera module, with some adjustments to the Pixel (or it might be exactly the same, I'm not sure).
     
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    Hiking without a case on the new phone :eek:
    That could of turned into a very very expensive weekend

    impressive pic :thumbup: shots like that will see pixel selling like hotcakes
     
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    I know! I think it was a bad idea at first, but what's the point of getting awesome technology and being too afraid to use it :lol:.
     
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    Looks really good... Good stuff.

    My Note camera is literally unusable... 5 seconds to bring it up, 20 seconds trying to fucking focus, not working OK let me step back a few metre's....

    Then wait 3 seconds after I press the button and hope it captures whatever I wanted, usually misses the shot if its moving. THEN let's try review it in the gallery, good luck.

    So much trash, I am done. Pixel you are winning me.
     
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    Oh god that sounds like a nightmare!
     
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    All i wanna do is take pictures of my cats when they do funny stuff and spazz out. By the time I can muster up a blurry shot they have calmed down and just look at me like 'wtf you want with that poo phone'...

    let me live out my dreams plz google.
     
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    Yeah I can't even quite work out what he's saying, makes no sense.
     
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    danske. you did see the broken sharp as razors rocks in the pic you posted ?
    slightly more pixel effing than a fall into a carpeted floor at home...
     
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    Which Note is this? Recent model? There's a couple really good deals on the S7 which have also been tempting me. 70% cost of a Pixel is not to be sneezed at, still a top rated camera, and I think surely all the crap Samsung got about bloat and lag has to have been fixed by now? I guess not? Anybody jumping from an S7 for performance reasons?
     
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    Im interested to hear opinions on this too. I dumped Samsung after my s3 because of touchwiz and have not looked at them since. After my LG G4 bootlooped a month ago, I'm not keen on LG again seeing as other models are bootlooping too. The pixel looked perfect, but $1400 for a phone is insane to me.
     
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    Should I be disconnecting the phone after fast charging to 100%?

    Does it matter if I run the battery to flat? Does this do damage to the lithium ion batteries?

    Also that guy that bends/snaps phones, says the Pixel is the most robust phone he's tested in terms of snapability.
     
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    Are you sure dude? Last one I saw bending lifted the screen basically off the frame... fairly terrible build...
     

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