I finally decided to return my Pixel 3, along with the case and stand. Pre-ordered right after the announcement, but never opened them. There are a few things I like from Pixel 3 - wireless charging is making a comeback, improved camera mode are some of the biggest reasons.
But then the package arrived, and I looked at my receipt. I'm out $1000 for the phone, stand and case. That's quite a LOT of money. Then I looked at my OG Pixel phone and played around with it a bit. Still works. Why do I need a new phone again?
A few days later an article surfaced that someoen pulled the camera apk from Pixel 3 and modified it to work on older version of Pixel phones. I put it on my OG Pixel, and it works pretty well. You can check out the sample result from my previous post:
Ok what else? Wireless charging. Yes, that's nice. I've always loved the wireless charging on the older Nexus phones, until they took it away. So I was happy to see it's making a comeback. But is it really worth it?
It's not an easy decision, but I decided to return the phone. With the older Nexus phones, it's a bit easier to upgrade every year, considering they're priced around $400-600. For Pixel 3, the cheapest one starts at $800. I guess I'll see how much longer my OG Pixel lasts, then I'll see there's a good deal for Pixel 3 (Black Friday deals, anyone?)
For those of you upgrading from older Pixel phones, what do you think? Do you feel it's worth the upgrade?