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Pre-orders Live: Google Pixel 4a 5G ($679), Pixel 5 ($799)

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Pre-orders Live: Google Pixel 4a 5G ($679), Pixel 5 ($799)

Pixel 5 - $799CAD
Google: https://store.google.com/config/pixel_5
Best Buy: https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/brand-hub/ ... aab2e62fa8

Pixel 4a 5G - $679
Google: https://store.google.com/product/pixel_4a_5g
Best Buy: https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/go ... d/14961488

Also Includes:
3 months of Stadia Pro, Youtube Premium, 100GB Storage with Google, Google Play Points and Google Play Pass

There is a trade in option when checking out.




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from https://g.co/pixel/networkinfo

Pixel 5 -- model GD1YQ (US) -- mmWave and Sub-6
Pixel 5 -- model GTT9Q/G5NZ6 (non-US) -- Sub-6
Pixel 4a (5G) -- model G6QU3 (US only, Verizon only) -- mmWave and Sub-6
Pixel 4a (5G) -- model G025E/G025I/G025H -- Sub-6

that is most likely why Pixel 5 CAD price looks cheaper than straight US dollar conversion -- US Pixel 5 has mmWave, CAD model does not have mmWave
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no price history to consider it a hot deal
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Pre-ordered Pixel 5. I've had every Nexus and Pixel device. This thread is going to be a mess though.
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Looks like it will be a fantastic handset, US pricing is $699 so this seems like a deal already.
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Yeah, it will be a mess. But that goes with every major release. The $100 difference between USD and CAD pricing is already a good start. Direct conversion at the moment would be over $900.
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What's the advantage, if any, to buy directly from Google than getting a deal through a telco, like Bell, etc?
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No pre-order incentives at all? Can you buy Google one for 1 month to get 10% off then cancel right away? Would net $65. Can't believe there's no trade in bonus on top of value or freebies like Samsung does.
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I haven't been following along... is this the first pixel without a notch since those became a thing? Forgot how much better phones look without it.
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I assume this thread will be moved to shopping discussion?
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The Pixel 4 with the 90hz screen had major issues with screen uniformity and green/purple tint. The problem is with recent Samsung AMOLED screens. I really doubt Google will have solved this with the Pixel 5.



The Pixel 4a should be safe because it has a 60hz screen.
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Awful price for a mid-range phone
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Is 5G supposed to be faster than LTE, 4G?
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dgcan75 wrote: What's the advantage, if any, to buy directly from Google than getting a deal through a telco, like Bell, etc?
Warranty for one.
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I am surprised how there is only a $100 increase in price from USD to CAD, considered the 4a models both are $180 more.
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JIB9022 wrote: Is 5G supposed to be faster than LTE, 4G?
Theoretically yes. In reality....depends which country you're in. Canada's roll out of 5G is hodge podge mixed bag depends where you are.

https://www.opensignal.com/2020/08/26/b ... experience

It's really not accurate or fair to judge how 5G is doing at this point, just like every roll out of every new standard.

4G LTE I get 100-200Mbps. 5G should be hitting 600-800Mbps but so far people have been sharing 100-400 at best.
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The6ixCanada wrote: No pre-order incentives at all? Can you buy Google one for 1 month to get 10% off then cancel right away? Would net $65. Can't believe there's no trade in bonus on top of value or freebies like Samsung does.
I did that last year when I bought 2 Pixel 3a, but you will have to get 2 months of Google One because you don't get the credits until a month after the purchase if I rememebered correctly. I still ended up saving some this way :)
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Why would anyone get a Pixel 5 for $799 with a SD 765G. It's funny they didn't mention a single thing about the processor in the presentation. Maybe for $100 less it would make sense.
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Looks like the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is going to be $950 CDN :(
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