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Google - Pixel 3 128 GB - Clearly White (Verizon)-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 63 reviews

89%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Robust Buttery Smooth and Beautiful Display PURE

    Posted
    DaveRapido
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I love Android. But I am not always crazy about how vendors modify the OS. Skins, drivers, etc. That was the main reason I use to be on iPhone soley. The pure OS experience. It is clean and far less issues. I am currently a Pixel 2 XL user and debated on weather the cost was worth it to upgrade. So I figured, I would sell my Pixel 2 XL and pay the difference for the 3 XL. Glad I did. Screen is BEAUTIFUL!!!! More than I thought it would be at least. It is large, crisp, and bright. Loving the camera as I did on my Pixel 2 XL. Takes amzing photos and videos. I am a DSLR user (in the past) and I am amazed how comparable these photos are to a full fledged DSLR. Image stabilization is the best I have personally ever seen. Phone itself feels solid in the hands. Wireless charging finally!! If you have a Pixel 2 and have a little extra cash to upgrade, I would say go for it. But if your happy with your Pixel 2,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disconcerting security issues

    Posted
    Nonono
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have had nothing but trouble since getting this phone. Most of the issues are text message-related. I have had an issue where a message I sent to one person was received by someone else. The message shows under both conversations, but will also disappear from both. I often can't send photos or links to people, and recently, can not send any messages to one person. The settings are a mess. Apps have individual settings which can override phone settings. The phone setting "display over other apps" does not work. Many other settings seem to work sometimes, but not others, with no change to any other setting. Call quality is very poor and any time I'm in an airport I can't even get a call out. Among many other issues, these things make this phone a hassle to use. This is the last Android phone I will own, and I will begrudgingly go back to Apple phones after this. I wanted to love this phone so much, but it's infuriating to use after 4 months

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Phone with Mediocre Battery Life

    Posted
    Chris
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Pros: *Samsung OLED display (XL) *Loud front facing speakers *Lag-free OS experience *Baked in Google Assistant Cons: *Expensive entry price *Poor use of the notch real estate *Only 4gb of RAM *Expensive proprietary wireless fast charger It is the phone that Google intended Android to be. I love the pure Android experience. Google Assistant is baked into this phone and is accessible with a squeeze. It's the most accurate voice assistant to this day and I value that in the phone. The screen and speakers are above-average and is perfect for media consumption. If it wasn't for the Apple-like pricing scheme and average battery life then I would recommend this phone for anyone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Seems like I made the right decision

    Posted
    HolyCow
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I hold on to phones for a long time...LONG TIME, as in 5 years or more, so making the decision to purchase a new one is not taken lightly or quickly. Other than getting used to something different, so far I haven't found any problems with the phone. The smaller size Pixel 3 is easy to operate with one hand, call quality is great, the speaker is awesome and it seems sturdy enough, although I purchased a case that completely covers the entire phone. I opted for 128G to ensure I'll have enough future space. I haven't used headphones with it yet. The only complaint I have is that there is no SD card slot. I also wish there were a cover to protect the charging port from dirt. So far, no second-guessing; I made a great decision to purchase this phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Looks great, but very, very fragile

    Posted
    Hughster
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have had my pixel 3 for 10 days. Loved it at first, but then it turns out the battery life is disappointing. The camera is nice and takes great pictures. However, today, I dropped it from not very high up on hardwood floor (that isn't that hard) and the back panel (which is glass) completely shattered. Very disappointing, no aluminum casing, but just glass that breaks easily. I can now see the inner components. Google recommended a service that would charge me $400 to fix it (apparently both the back and front panel need to be replaced). $400 to fix for an $800 phone. Something is majorly wrong here. I'm going back to an iPhone, used to have them for many years, they were able to survive gentle drops without any damage. So disappointed in Google!!! Yes I shouldn't have dropped it, but no it shouldn't completely shatter so easily.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great phone overall......but, ...

    Posted
    Jadelman76
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I like the phone, but there is a major flaw with Android auto. I have used Android phones for a long time, but Google voice matching won't retain my voice. I know there is a problem and I hope Google will fix it soon. I can't reply and send text messages while I'm driving and I relied on the voice recognition for safety replying to people. Everyone thinks I'm ignoring them and I'm not. I wouldn't ever text and drive physically from the phone and now I don't have even the use of voice reply and still keeping my eyes open and paying attention to the road. Google please fix this extremely important feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    iPhone for years but this made me switch

    Posted
    Schtip
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Ive had an iPhone for about 3 years now and once the pixel 2 came out i knew i wanted to switch. But before my upgrade was completely ready the pixel 3 rumors were going around. I waited and I’ve got to say I’m happy did. This phone is great! Quick, light weight, feels good in your hands and very responsive. Just a slight learning curve going from IOS to android but i know i will get there. Plus i never liked Siri but i really enjoy the google assist.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Big ol' meh.

    Posted
    Nick
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The camera is as good as people say! That's about all I can say that's revolutionary. I'm finding the software design sloppy and disconnected, and smart features keep disappearing due to contracts or something. It's kinda boring and sluggish using last years processor running this years software. It's not magic. It's just a regular android phone. If you like what you have, stay with it, this wont solve your boredom. It's too pricey for what it really is.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Astonishingly well-designed

    Posted
    rocketdog
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I've only had this phone for less than 2 weeks, but thus far I've been impressed at every turn. The camera especially is leaps and bounds superior to my old Droid Maxx. It's very intuitive and easy to learn, and battery life thus far has been superb. I expect to get many years of service out of this phone (yes, even long after I'm eligible for an upgrade!) If you are hesitating, wait no more and get one NOW!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good phone, with tons of opportunity.

    Posted
    Hinton184
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I upgraded from the 1st Gen Pixel. The Good: Waterproof Camera is amazing Google assistant is awesome Fast, plenty of storage Great hardware Fantastic software Blazing fast Wireless charging The Bad: The battery doesn't last near as long as Google claims. No good options for cases yet. Even though it's waterproof I'd prefer to find a better case than the OtterBox. No aux port.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice change from iPhone

    Posted
    April
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I had an iPhone previously, so there is some adjustment. The Google voice recognition is much better than the iPhone. The Pixel 3 has many easy to use short cuts, that I like. I didn't think I would use the Assistant, but it's actually easy to use & it works well. Thought about purchasing the Samsung Galaxy S9, but it has too much bloatware.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    love it!!

    Posted
    layla222
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I'm another loyal iPhone user with this being my first stray to another phone, EVER! I've only had it for about a week so it was a bit of a learning curve the first day or two with this being my first android ever, but I absolutely LOVE it now. Very satisfied! Google may just be the biggest threat Apple has ever faced.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best Android experience you can get

    Posted
    Andrew
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    First Google phone. Amazed out how buttery smooth this phone is compared to my previous Android phones. Camera is FANTASTIC. Gets a good shot in almost every condition. Haptic feedback is awesome. Phone is loud and clear. Battery life gets me through the day well. Really well designed and fits really well in your hand for one hand usage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Astonishingly well-designed

    Posted
    rocketdog
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I've only had this phone for about 2 weeks but I've been impressed at every turn. The camera is especially good, blowing away my old Motorola Droid Maxx. Switching phones was a breeze as well. Android just keeps getting better and better as the years go by. Well done Google!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    gorilla glass 6 not as good as gorilla glass 4

    Posted
    cosmichobo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Had a Samsung Galaxy 4 with gorilla glass 4 and the glass was pristine after 3 years. Had the Pixel 3 with gorilla glass 6 for 2 days and the glass has a scratch on it and I don't know how it happened. Conclusion - gorilla glass 6 is not as good as gorilla glass 4 was.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Pixel line is great

    Posted
    Chris
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I really enjoy this phone as an upgrade to my original Pixel. I like the smaller size phone with excellent camera. They made solid improvement on charging and speed since the original version. I'm very pleased with the phone and would recommend it to Android users.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Android phone

    Posted
    Mike
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have always owned Samsung phones. Took a chance on the pixel 3 and am glad I did. The phone does everything you need and then some. Love all of Google's software. Especially the Google assistant who can screen spam calls for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    better than iphone

    Posted
    john
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    this is my first android phone love it way better than iphone. i paid full price for mine use a verizon sim card to activate the phone power the phone off turn it back on put my at&t sim in the phone it works fine even have wifi calling

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great idea but falls short very quickly

    Posted
    legsta
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Had the phone for about 4 days now. Battery life is terrible and youtube experience with the off center display is just terrible. Going back to iphone 8 plus, I'm not ready for the notch life. Loved all the AI features but battery life trumps all for me....

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Cant review any higher

    Posted
    EdgarH27
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This phone is SIM locked to Verizon even if you buy from Best Buy, and even if you pay the full price and don't want the BOGO promotion. This is not what the Pixel brand is about and as the most important feature to me, I cannot rate this higher.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend