Ever since Google’s experimental Nexus phones sold at or near cost to spread the Android cheer far and wide morphed into the flagship Pixel line, the situation with pricing began to go south. We are now at the moment when Google asks for its latest somewhat underspecc’d cell phones a starting price of $800, and is now in the “thousand dollars phone” club with the 128GB Pixel 3 XL.
Granted, these two puppies carry one of the best mobile cameras around and are a traveling exhibit of Google’s computational photography chops that started it all. Still, not everyone is into snapping pics and comparing the results with the iPhones and Galaxies of this world as we are, while the rest of the specs leave something to be desired at that price.
Google itself might be aware of that which would explain the ton of rumors that it is preparing to duke it out in the midrange segment as well, with an eventual Pixel 3 Lite and its larger sibling. These are expected to sport the same great camera but save on a second frontal one, on the premium glass design, and on the top-shelf chipset, among other things.
This is why we wanted to ask you if you can easily go without these things if the price is right, be it only for the stellar camera and the pure Android experience. Tell us in the poll below, and sound off about the price range you’d be willing to pay for Google’s computational photography genius wrapped up in a midrange package.
Would you be interested in buying a midrange Pixel?