Is the Google Pixel 3 overpriced?

Pixel 3 XL home screen
Pixel 3 XL home screen (Image credit: Android Central)

No matter if you're shopping for yourself or a loved one, one of the best smartphones you can buy right now is the Google Pixel 3/3 XL. Google's Pixel phones established themselves as something special back in 2016, and this time around, they're better than ever before.

The Pixel 3 + 3 XL have industry-leading cameras, wireless charging, and one of the best software experiences you can find on Android. However, are the phones worth their respective starting prices of $799 and $899? Here's what the Android Central forum community thinks.

I think the Pixel 3 is $50 too much and $749 would've been perfect. That said, if $50 is the difference between getting the phone and not getting the phone, get a 1+6t instead and get on with your life.


For me being on a Pixel 2 I think it's too much for what I am getting. There's not a whole lot the Pixel 3 offers over the Pixel 2 to justify the $500 it will cost me to upgrade. If you are coming from a first gen Pixel, it's probably worth it.


I loved my 2 XL for the year I had it. However I was more than willing to upgrade and pay for a screen that would rank among the very best. After all, I do spend a number of hours looking at this screen every day. For me that was my main motivation to upgrade. The rest of the improvements are frosting on the cake. I'd buy my 3 XL again in a heartbeat! I'll also add that my Kate says that her 3...


Also in the "all phones are overpriced" group, but love my pixel 3 and the package of hardware/software is premium to me. I got a pixel 3 for it's simplified minimalist OS and speed, in a comfortable form factor which it is.


What do you think? Is the Pixel 3 really overpriced?

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Joe Maring

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.