Pixel? Read Apple Insider!!

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by jimbo1mcm, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. jimbo1mcm, Oct 10, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2017

    jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2010
    #1
  2. Technarchy macrumors 604

    Technarchy

    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    #2
    Did you have a position or some commentary on the piece?
     
  3. pat500000 Suspended

    pat500000

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2015
    #3
    This is some bias crap. Google stated that it can charge 15 mins of it to get 7hr usage. The phone doesn't need dual lens. It has ois and eis in one len.

    Pixel translation uses the phone for translation...meaning the person who talks in foreign language can communicate real time.

    I like apple and now google, but i'm calling for what it is.
     
  4. Ntombi macrumors 68040

    Ntombi

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2008
    Location:
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    #4
    Why was that badly written editorial filed as news?
     
  5. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

    Shanghaichica

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2013
    Location:
    UK
    #5
    So it’s a review of an android phone written by a pro (biased) Apple site. Hmm.
     
  6. oplix Suspended

    oplix

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Location:
    New York, NY
    #6
    lots of good points in that lengthy article
     
  7. Analog Kid macrumors 601

    Analog Kid

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2003
    #7
  8. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

    Shanghaichica

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2013
    Location:
    UK
    #8
    This is really bad journalism. Whoever wrote this should be ashamed. This is not a review. This is just a scared fanboy rant.
     
  9. mcdj macrumors G3

    mcdj

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Location:
    NYC
    #9
    since we're going completely off topic, anyone have a good meatloaf recipe?
     
  10. Analog Kid macrumors 601

    Analog Kid

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2003
  11. akash.nu macrumors 604

    akash.nu

    Joined:
    May 26, 2016
    #11
    There are a few valid points there but the article does read like a fanboy rant.
     
  12. BigDO macrumors 6502a

    BigDO

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2012
    #12
    The article is very biased and opinionated, but it does raise some very valid points. The Pixel is priced ridiculously high for what it is. Not that it matters, since google seems very intent on ensuring that no one can actually buy one.
     
  13. Shanghaichica, Oct 11, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2017

    Shanghaichica macrumors G4

    Shanghaichica

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2013
    Location:
    UK
    #13
    Any valid points raised are negated by the ridiculous stance the author has taken. Some of the things they write about are absolutely ridiculous and it smacks of hypocrisy as some of the things they moan about like price, lack of removable storage and battery are things that could equally be applied to iPhones.

    It’s also interesting how they bash it for not having wireless charging when this is a feature Apple only deigned to include this year. I’m sure last year they didn’t knock the 7 series for not having wireless charging.
     
  14. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Location:
    Shropshire, UK
    #14
    I have no interest in the Pixel 2 and agree with some of the criticism, but the article is, IMO, terribly written and reads far more like a rant than an objectively serious piece of analysis.
    Quotes like this

    just distract from the message the author is trying to convey and make me not want to read the entire article
     
  15. Hater macrumors 6502a

    Hater

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2017
    Location:
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    #15
    I've tried a few, found that two outta three ain't bad.
     
  16. c0ppo macrumors 65816

    c0ppo

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2013
    #16
    Wow...
    Guys from AppleInsider are really deep inside Apple I guess? :)
     
  17. michael9891 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2016
    Location:
    England
    #17
    How so? Plenty in stock to pre order.
     
  18. BigDO macrumors 6502a

    BigDO

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2012
    #18
    Not unless you're in one of the 5 territories where Google sells them. Let that sink in. 5 markets in the world is where the world's biggest *internet* company sells their flagship product.

    Laughable.
     
  19. akash.nu macrumors 604

    akash.nu

    Joined:
    May 26, 2016
    #19
    Again, because google ain’t into hardware manufacturing business. They just want to get the phones available in the biggest markets so people know about it the most.
     
  20. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

    Shanghaichica

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2013
    Location:
    UK
    #20
    Well to be fair they only recently seem to have started taking hardware seriously. I'm sure when the iPhone first launched it wasn't available in anywhere near as many countries as it is today.

    Google don't have the ability to produce on a mass scale but even so it wouldn't be worth their while because let's be realistic the phone isn't going to sell that many units. If it sells 5 million that would be a really good achievement.
     
  21. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess

    AustinIllini

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2011
    Location:
    Austin, TX
  22. Technarchy macrumors 604

    Technarchy

    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    #22
    Google itself is the most capable at capturing the hearts consumers to a level that rivals Apple. They are getting their pieces into place slowly but surely.

    This is very good for the consumer, though some consumers will feel threatened for sad reasons.
     
  23. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

    Shanghaichica

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2013
    Location:
    UK
    #23
    Rene was never this bad. At least he attempted to review things and did point out some of the competitors strong points.
     
  24. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess

    AustinIllini

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2011
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    #24
    Definitely not. Rene is an apologist, but there are things he will admit he doesn't like.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 11, 2017 ---
    yet with all that performance, Siri is still garbage
     
  25. Mark316 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2012
    #25
    Sounds like a review from a guy that never used the phone and never plans to either.
     

Share This Page

36 October 10, 2017