Is this really the best you got?
I agree, based off what we've seen the Pixel 3 is not an improvement over the Pixel 2, not even with hardware. It's basically the same thing with a worse design. This isn't worthy of an upgrade. So what's the solution? Don't buy it. Let them realize that this is not an improvement and force them to actually innovate and push harder.
If I was running this team I would never have given this product the okay for release. But I would never have approved these decisions in the first place. Let me address a few obvious things:
Don't copy Apple and add a notch. The screen should look like this:
Do it like this n00bs. Oppo Find X gets it.
It's obvious. But wait, where is the front facing camera? It's on the mechanical platform that pops up when you go into selfie mode. This is 100% the way to do it and would be a great innovative, fun, technological way to do it that would put Google in the lead when it comes to futuristic design. This is the way to do it guys.
Useful? Check. Futuristic? Check. Badass? Check.
But how do you make face recognition work with the camera hidden? Figure it out. There is a way. Make it work somehow. Do something you guys used to be so good at: innovate. There is a way to make all this work without a notch and somebody is going to do it at some point. It might as well be you. Make it detect your hand and pop up. Make it squeeze to pop up. Maybe even give the user the option to keep it permanently open if they want or allow them to keep it closed if they use finger unlock. We'll meet you 1/2 way. Just give us an incentive to want to do so by adding something new.
The screen and look of the phone is pretty much the most important part of why people buy a phone, just like cars. Sure it needs all the basics like speed and camera and whatnot. But if you have all those, which you do Google, then make the phone sexy as hell, especially for the tech people that follow your brand for that reason. Don't make it look average. Make others have to copy you. You're being outclassed by your competition when it comes to appearance.
Get rid of the bezels, even if you have to sacrifice speaker space. Most people don't care that much about speakers. If they really do they will just use headphones, external speakers or cast to TV. I mean cmon, it's a phone, not an entertainment system. Get your priorities right. It's not supposed to sound 100% perfect, it's supposed to look 100% perfect. Most phone speakers are perfectly fine. We don't need to try to perfect speakers on a device when the looks are a much higher priority. Sacrifice speakers for less bezels.
Don't waste our money on a $30 pair of headphones that we don't need. We already have wireless Bluetooth headphones. We don't want cords anymore and we especially don't want corded headphones we will never use. Make the phone cheaper and remove BS like this from the box. Or at least give us a discount on the cordless version which is not included. It's really not that complicated guys.
I'm sure there are lots of other things that don't make sense, but cmon guys, it's really not that hard. Don't reward Google by buying this lackluster phone. Make them impress you. Make them blow you away like they did with the first Pixel. Then give them your money. Send a market signal for Google to go back to the drawing board and do their homework. Don't buy it.
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