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PostTue Aug 11, 2020 1:36 pm 
neek wrote:
I'm still trying to work up the nerve to replace my barely-working charging port.

Tom wrote:
Pixel 3 is waterproof, has an excellent screen, and supports wireless charging

Wireless charging is a very good feature to have especially if you want to get several years out of a phone.

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PostThu Jun 24, 2021 1:58 pm 
Bumping this old thread as the Pixel 3 is on clearance new for less than $150.  Not to worry about the pink shade, just slap a thin black case on it.  Personally love my Pixel 3.  It still performs like a champ and takes great photos going on 3 years.  For the money I don't think you can find a smart phone with a better camera, not to mention free google photos storage for life for all uploads prior to 1/31/2022.  Tempted to pick one up for my mother in law at this price.  Here's a picture I took of her with my Pixel 3 a few years ago demonstrating picture quality in dim light, although it takes fabulous point and shoot hiking pics as well...


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PostSat Jun 26, 2021 6:25 pm 
Here is a ranking of phone cameras only by image quality.

https://www.dxomark.com/rankings/#smartphones-mobile

Many of the newer multi-lens camera phones contain complex image processing to blend images captured at different focal lengths into a single image with better overall sharpness.

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PostMon Jun 28, 2021 1:28 am 
Pixel 3 now $130.  Insanely good price.

https://slickdeals.net/f/15128755

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PostMon Jun 28, 2021 10:16 am 
Tom wrote:
Pixel 3 now $130.  Insanely good price.

Verizon version  down.gif

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PostMon Jun 28, 2021 11:24 am 
mike wrote:
Verizon version  down.gif

Unlocked so should work with any carrier with the appropriate plan and sim card.  This is what "Verizon variant" means.

Even so, I would be careful buying a phone that will stop receiving software updates this October.

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PostMon Jun 28, 2021 1:35 pm 
Yeah, it's unlocked so will work with any carrier.  There were only 2 versions.  Verizon and Google. The only major difference is the Google version allows for eSIM if you use Google's Fi service.  Also, despite the bootloader lock disclaimer, prior purchasers of the Verizon version reported the bootloader to be fully unlockable so you can theoretically install any custom ROM if you're worried about software updates.  For $130 I wouldn't worry too much about it.  You get an excellent phone, excellent screen, excellent camera, wireless charging, NFC, etc.  Most budget phones can't touch any of these features for the price.

Moot point as it sold out quick.

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