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New Job offering me s10.. I have the 3XL

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New Job offering me s10.. I have the 3XL

Starting a new job and they're offering me the Galaxy s10.

I have the pixel 3XL.

Debating if I should keep my phone or take theirs.

Obviously a free phone is good but I'm thinking if I keep my phone maybe I can get a better free option down the line...


Which phone is better? S10 or 3xl
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If it's not a "now or never" situation, I'd stick with the Pixel personally. But that's just me.
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"Better" is subjective, I believe they came out the same year and use the same QC chipset, so both pretty good phones. S10 (non +) will seem quite a bit smaller in comparison to your 3XL. Pixel will also have the latest SW updates, and there will likely be a lot of debate on which one has the better camera if that matters to you. Fingerprint unlock is also a big difference, whether you prefer it in screen (cool, but less accurate, more retries) vs in the back of the phone, but more accurate.
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Take their phone and use it for work. Keep your own phone for personal use.
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joshua18 wrote: Obviously a free phone is good but I'm thinking if I keep my phone maybe I can get a better free option down the line...
It's the phone by itself or is it a phone + phone line?
Big company or small company?

If it's a big company, I wouldn't count on you getting something extra/special if you pass on the offer now.
If it's a small company, where you talk to the owners on a regular basis, then maybe.
If it's a phone + phone line, they are probably offering you what the network offers them, so I wouldn't count on getting something extra/special next time.
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rabbit wrote: It's the phone by itself or is it a phone + phone line?
Big company or small company?

If it's a big company, I wouldn't count on you getting something extra/special if you pass on the offer now.
If it's a small company, where you talk to the owners on a regular basis, then maybe.
If it's a phone + phone line, they are probably offering you what the network offers them, so I wouldn't count on getting something extra/special next time.
Ya, line + phone. I took the s10
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I had 2 google phones in my life, Nexus 4 and Pixel XL (the first gen) and I sworn to never ever get another phone made by or for Google. The problems were numerous, from major ones like "cannot turn my phone on at all" through "no sound after update", to "my battery life went from 3 days to 1 day after latest update", etc. When researching problems, Google has been sitting on known open issues for months or even years without addressing them. The quality assurance does not exist with google products, once they release new model, they abandon the old ones.

So if I were in your shoes, would go for Samsung.
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ramon2 wrote: I had 2 google phones in my life, Nexus 4 and Pixel XL (the first gen) and I sworn to never ever get another phone made by or for Google. The problems were numerous, from major ones like "cannot turn my phone on at all" through "no sound after update", to "my battery life went from 3 days to 1 day after latest update", etc. When researching problems, Google has been sitting on known open issues for months or even years without addressing them. The quality assurance does not exist with google products, once they release new model, they abandon the old ones.

So if I were in your shoes, would go for Samsung.
Using the Pixel 3A XL now. Seems fine. No issue at all.
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I had an S10, good phone. I would choose that over a 3XL, better screen, newer processor, more ram and expanded memory. As per Samsungs new policy, I think you'll get 3 software updates vs 2, not including the monthly security updates. But the downside is curved edges and in screen fingerprint sensor.

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