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Post by Zonda_ » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:04 pm

Ok I know the Pixel 4 is due in a couple of days and I’m sure it will be a fortune. What I’m wondering is do they discontinue the current phone straight away or do they reduce the price? My S8 is fucked and need a good replacement.

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Post by DaveE » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:12 pm

I picked up a brand new, sealed Pixel 3 from eBay a few months ago for £400

It's worth having a nosey about for something similar IMO

(rather than hoping for a discount direct from Google, although I'm sure there will be one, I'm pretty sure it won't be as good value as buying from eBay say)

The Pixel 3 is a really good phone BTW (a little old looking/feeling with the bezels etc) but a brilliant camera/software, stock Android + updates etc, and, well £400

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Post by McSwede » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:17 pm

I've a pixel 2 XL and it's awesome. I've had it 2yrs now and will be keeping it for quite sometime yet. I think Google are due a price drop due to the 4 coming out but worth checking other sources as mentioned above.

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Post by Matty » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:58 am

They do tend to overlap new and "existing" phones for a while. Note Google can be quite shitty with model support and new Android OS's, I think they only guarantee 2 years?

Still, I got a brand new Pixel 3a for £280 (after cashback and selling the Chromebook I got with it) and I'm more than pleased with it. Spot on size for me, and despite it being a "slow" CPU, it does everything I need. Cracking camera too.

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Post by Simon » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:17 am

Matty wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:58 am
They do tend to overlap new and "existing" phones for a while. Note Google can be quite shitty with model support and new Android OS's, I think they only guarantee 2 years?

Still, I got a brand new Pixel 3a for £280 (after cashback and selling the Chromebook I got with it) and I'm more than pleased with it. Spot on size for me, and despite it being a "slow" CPU, it does everything I need. Cracking camera too.
Well my Pixel '1' XL got Android 10, so that's 3 years of OS updates, and it continues to get security updates. That's pretty good IMO.
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Post by Barry » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:52 am

McSwede wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:17 pm
I've a pixel 2 XL and it's awesome. I've had it 2yrs now and will be keeping it for quite sometime yet.
Same here. Still performing well, camera still the awsum. Battery still more than enough for a days average use. Two days actually, but I tend to charge over night anyway.

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Post by duncs500 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:45 am

Zonda_ wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:04 pm
Ok I know the Pixel 4 is due in a couple of days and I’m sure it will be a fortune. What I’m wondering is do they discontinue the current phone straight away or do they reduce the price? My S8 is fucked and need a good replacement.
Outgoing model should be a prime candidate for Black Friday discounts, if you can flog your old phone until then it's probably worth waiting. That's what I'm doing anyway.

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Post by Zonda_ » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:10 am

Mine has problems but looking on ebay they are still going for around £100

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Post by duncs500 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:02 am

Zonda_ wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:10 am
Mine has problems but looking on ebay they are still going for around £100
I mean flog the phone like an exhausted horse to get you to Black Friday. Then you can flog it like a Ming vase. ;)

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Post by Zonda_ » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:59 am

duncs500 wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:02 am
Zonda_ wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:10 am
Mine has problems but looking on ebay they are still going for around £100
I mean flog the phone like an exhausted horse to get you to Black Friday. Then you can flog it like a Ming vase. ;)
Ah, I misunderstood, I've been trying to make it last but it keeps dropping calls or turning off the notification volume randomly and I rely on it for work. New Google phone launches tomorrow so I'll see what happens with the prices of the current one.

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