Flashback: A decade of Google Nexus/Pixel prices and software updates

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Olympus Oms, 4 hours agoNexus = great devices. Pixel = Google should have stopped making phones! How are they different, except by name alone? In fact, pixels are better. Better cameras. The Nexus One’s cameras at 6 were horrible.

I owned the Nexus One, 4, and 5. The One and 4 looked and felt better, but the 5 had the Snapdragon 800, which was a big step up from the previous year’s S4 Pro . I still have my 5 but the battery life was atrocious. Nexus has also had its fair share of issues. It’s only nostalgia that covers his warts.

I still have my Pixel 3 as well and am missing my first gen Pixel which had a headphone jack and lifetime unlimited Google Photos storage in its original size. I always use the Pixel 3 to store new movies and TV shows in standby storage. Always takes great photos. It also works well for Dreamcast and PSP. Snapdragon 845 is a very good chip for gaming.

Nexus 5 and Pixel 3 are my favorites from each product line, which is why I still own them. I’m not interested in the Pixel 6 series because I hate the size and don’t like that Tensor chip for emulation.

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DMX, 8 hours agoThis was fixed after a few months… The Nexus 5 was such a relevant device that sometimes… moreI love buying new phones, but the excitement of getting the Nexus 4 and 5 surpassed any other. I also had the Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, and 5X, but didn’t feel as special.

Just when people were laughing at LG for the G4’s bootloop, the Nexus 6P had it even worse. So much so that Google itself paid $400 in compensation for those who suffered from the boot loop issue*. Maybe for once it was the right decision for me not to buy a Sony Xperia Z5 when it was brand new.

*https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-huawei-to-nexus-6p-owners-youll-get-up-to-400-for-battery-bootloop-issues/

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The biggest problem with Nexus/Pixel phones is their low availability in many countries. They are great phones, with a different design style and perfect specs, but what if you can’t buy it or if you can, then extremely expensive? I wouldn’t have to worry much about the price, but I don’t support that policy.

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  • Anonymous
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The Nexus 6 remains the most comfortable-to-hold phone I’ve ever owned. Incredible design. Was a great phone.

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Nexus = great devices. Pixel = Google should have stopped making phones!

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  • Anonymous
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NEXUS: mah hart….mah soul……please come back!!!!

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  • Anonymous
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Among all the Nexus and Pixel, only the Nexus 6 and the Pixel 3 are equal.

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Pumpino, 9 hours agoI still remember buying the Galaxy Nexus and planning to return it because it looked huge. At 1…MoreThis was fixed after a few months… The Nexus 5 was such a relevant device that sometimes you still see Google references with apps and a Nexus 5 comes out… what a beautiful line the Nexus brand was and what nostalgia when I remember them

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I still remember buying the Galaxy Nexus and planning to return it because it looked huge. At 135mm, that’s tiny by today’s standards.

However, we tend to forget about issues with phones. The Nexus 5 was lovely, but the battery life was atrocious and the proximity sensor was terrible. I remember accidentally dialing a customer’s number and couldn’t hang up because the screen kept turning off. “Nostalgia is a seductive liar”. Ha ha

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Nexus 5 is one of the best phones in 2013 IMO I don’t have it but I love this phone. Starting with Nexus 6, they go at the price of flagship territory until today, which has become less popular.

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  • Anonymous
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5x = ugliest Nexus.
6 Pro = ugliest pixel

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Anonymous, 9 hours agoNo mention of the Galaxy Nexus which was better than the Nexus 4. I’m sad. Samsung is the only … moreYes, the Galaxy Nexus was better than the Nexus 4, but it’s also over a decade old, which was the focus of this article.

I still remember the feeling of removing the back cover of the Galaxy Nexus.

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The problem with the Nexus 4 and 5 was that Google still sold them as new until November 2013 and 2014 respectively, and then only gave them an operating system update and some patches. Also, the Nexus 4 8GB version was too small to upgrade to newer Android.

So actually, at first Google didn’t support their devices for a long time. Not as bad as the OnePlus X which only received 6 months of updates before being discontinued.

We are lucky to be 5 years old now.

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  • Anonymous
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No mention of the Galaxy Nexus which was better than the Nexus 4. I’m sad. Samsung’s only good contribution to humanity goes unnoticed.

The bottom line is that Google jumped on the profit margin bandwagon like every other manufacturer. The phones are all overpriced, especially considering how Samsung and others managed to double silicon prices in 2017 and only faced a minimal fine while keeping prices fixed.

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As I miss the Nexus, I almost had them all!!!

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