Scruba dub dub ( pixel three scratch test )

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  1. swarlos, Oct 19, 2018
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    swarlos macrumors 6502

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    This is hilarious to me. Erica is showing how the etched glass gets “scratched” by car keys but doesn’t rub off easily with your fingers she literally has to go wash the phone and scrub at it with a toothbrush!

    Like seriously!?

    If this were happening to the iPhone man there’d be videos popping up left and right on YouTube talking about scuffgate, scratchgate, keygate, all kinda of jokes but nope not so with the pixel 3. Such double standards.

    I love Erica though and I’m subscribed. Not attacking her just saying Linus and Unbox Therapy would be having a field day if this were the iPhone doing this.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. thoroughbred1, Oct 19, 2018
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    thoroughbred1 macrumors newbie

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    I agree as well. Linus problem is that he just doesn't like Apple.
     
  3. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    Agree unboxed therapy would be having a damn field day if that was the iPhone.
     
  4. Ralfi macrumors 68030

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    I've just seen this myself.

    I take your point, but Apple's held up to much higher expectations due to their pedigree & top end pricing, hence the bombardment of criticism, for even the smallest of perceived issues.

    Google has a few levels to reach before they're taken seriously, in the hardware world anyway.
     
  5. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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    I would assume this is less of a big deal vs. the RAM issue and the gigantic notch on the Pixel 3 XL, which affect performance and UI aesthetic, as most people will probably put a case on the phone anyway.... Just assuming though.
     
  6. Michael Goff Suspended

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    I'm assuming it isn't talked about because Google is going to sell fewer phones in a year than Apple does in three days.
     
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    I actually said the exact same thing a week ago.

    These YouTubers know from where is their bread buttered, same company that is making the Pixel 3.

    Therefore, hush-hush. If you are gonna criticize our product, make it discrete.
     
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    I'm sure that's why there are more videos dismissing the Pixel 3 than praising it.
     
  9. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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    This to! Haha, amazing how Google can just create these devices and not even worry about whether they are profitable or not the Made By Google team must have A LOT of fun. Advertising pays so much that they have money leftover to play around with projects like Pixel. I'm sure they have set KPIs and targets to meet, but looking at the distribution of the Pixel, it seems to me they must be hitting those targets and KPIs relatively well, so if it ain't broke...
     
  10. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    This behavior is the same for all phones. Android skewed Youtubers have their favorites and are often lax in criticizing them (i.e. Android Central’s gushing love fest for the latest Pixels) as do tons of Apple-centric.

    A lot are hesitant to criticize Apple too hard because they’re afraid of getting put on Apple’s ‘naughty list’ and losing access to review devices and events, something it seems quite clear Apple is quick to do. Linus and Lew (Unbox Therapy) are already on that list so they’re embracing it to appeal to the masses who despise Apple.
     
  11. mi7chy macrumors 603

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    YouTubers didn't make a big deal of the crappy spray on finish of the iPhone 7 and prior that suffer from permanent scratches when it's not flaking off on it's own so I don't see what the big deal is. The fact that you can wash it off on the Pixel 3 makes it semi-self healing. Anyone remember the LG G Flex?

     
  12. thoroughbred1 macrumors newbie

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    This is so true.
     

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