About that $1,000 iPhone...

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  1. Rogifan macrumors Core

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    Assuming it will have a 18:9 screen, the Pixel 2 (not XL) will be more comparable, and base for base memory, 64GB, will be $649 vs $999 for the X.
     
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    I'll say it again. It runs Android though. If this phone was $400 or less it would be acceptable.
    I bought a Pixel last year and it doesn't function like a $700 phone.
    My opinion of course.
     
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    The Pixel 2 (not XL) is rumored to have a 4.97" display and retain the large bezels. Not even close to the iPhone X.
     
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    But the 64 GB Pixel 2 XL is $849 compared to the $999 iPhone X. You make it seem closer by not comparing the same storage models. That would be as bad as comparing a 64 GB Pixel 2 XL to the 256 GB iPhone X at $1150.
     
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    For me its not really the costs involved. I look at it these are devices that run 24/7/365 for me. And they do so rather remarkably well. I am on my phone more then any other PC. I will pay a premium for a device that warrants it. Regardless if its Android or iPhone or whatever. If the Pixel 2 is an amazing phone then it could be worth $950 IMHO. But the last gen Pixel had some under-whelming features I did not think justified its price point. Maybe this years will improve those?
     
  9. Rogifan, Sep 19, 2017
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    I said the iPhone X is more expensive but everyone seems to be treating it as wildly more expensive than the competition which isn’t the case.
     
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    All you have to do is point out the price of the Note 8.
     
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    Two wrongs don’t make a right. ☹️
     
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    That phone is hideous. Looks like someone took the bottom of one phone and the top of another and photoshopped them together.
     
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    No dual camera on the Pixel 2 XL, either. I'm sure that accounts for some of the price difference.
     
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    I said the iPhone X is more expensive but everyone seems to be treating it as wildly more expensive than the competition which isn’t the case.
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    Perhaps our expectations of what a flagship phone should cost are wrong?
     
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    I think it’s already out of hand. I’m still not very happy about how much I will be paying for the 8+ Even though I could easily afford the X I just couldn’t justify paying that much for a phone.
     
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    You just call pandas ugly? :mad:

    The screenshots you show look like iPhone's physical home button was moved to the back of the Pixel 2 XL.
     
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    original iPhone was $599 + 2 yr contract, essentially a net value of $1050. Just sayin!
     
  18. bigmanofds macrumors newbie

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    I get what you’re saying. Nobody should be surprised about a phone (especially an iPhone) costing over $1,000.00. My jet black unlocked iPhone 7 128GB that I bought from Best Buy with a smart battery case cost me around $1,100.00 after taxes a little less than a year ago. I paid full price because I usually keep my apple gear 3 to 5 years….my airport extreme is going on 10 years. So, I look at it as I spent about as much or less as a person who gets a phone upgrade every year on contract for the next 4 or 5 years.
     
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    I would think the iPhone 8 and 8 plus are the main competitors for the Pixel lineup.
     
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    Haha.. I bet there's people on the pixel forums arguing with each other about how good the panda color scheme looks and others saying how ugly it is.
     
  21. TwitchyPuppy macrumors member

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    Cool! A $1,000 Android phone!

    They just lost their “iPhones are overpriced” horse **** argument
     
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    It will only really be available in the US so me, europe and the rest of the world couldnt give a ××××
     
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    Sorry to hear that
     
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    Me too!
     

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