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lNomNoml
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  #2549281 25-Aug-2020 10:51
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It's a bit of a downgrade for me from my Pixel 2 XL, but it's starting to show it's age with battery and all :(


Milts
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  #2549455 25-Aug-2020 14:09
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For those who ordered from Amazon, has your order shippped yet? I ordered five days ago but no confirmation that it's left a warehouse - currently showing as arriving September 23, even with fast shipping.

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2549470 25-Aug-2020 14:32
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Milts:

 

For those who ordered from Amazon, has your order shippped yet? I ordered five days ago but no confirmation that it's left a warehouse - currently showing as arriving September 23, even with fast shipping.

 

 

Mine is in the same status, I recall it saying a ship date, but not what it was. Currently it states 'ships in 2-4 week' on the product page. Should arrive before pre-orders open in the Pixel 5?


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  #2549472 25-Aug-2020 14:33
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lNomNoml:

 

It's a bit of a downgrade for me from my Pixel 2 XL, but it's starting to show it's age with battery and all :(

 

 

It'll be a Pixel 2 replacement for me, so not too concerned, it's time for replacement, and the 3a matches up pretty well, so the 4a should be good.


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  #2549604 25-Aug-2020 16:57
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NzBeagle:

 

Milts:

 

For those who ordered from Amazon, has your order shippped yet? I ordered five days ago but no confirmation that it's left a warehouse - currently showing as arriving September 23, even with fast shipping.

 

 

Mine is in the same status, I recall it saying a ship date, but not what it was. Currently it states 'ships in 2-4 week' on the product page. Should arrive before pre-orders open in the Pixel 5?

 

 

 

 

Same here, got the priority shipping as well so hoping it is more on the September 9th end of the range xD


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  #2549633 25-Aug-2020 19:08
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My last Amazon package with economy shipping arrived in about 5 days on DHL.

 

Not sure if I'll go for this. If I can sell my Moto G8 plus for a decent amount I'd jump at it, but not sure how much I'd get. Good phone, just want something a bit smaller and faster.


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  #2549728 26-Aug-2020 08:40
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Got a call this morning while I was driving to work from Amazon to confirm my order. Got to work to the above, no money withdrawn yet but I guess that will be done when it ships.


 
 
 
 


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  #2549837 26-Aug-2020 10:00
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timmmay:

 

My last Amazon package with economy shipping arrived in about 5 days on DHL.

 

Not sure if I'll go for this. If I can sell my Moto G8 plus for a decent amount I'd jump at it, but not sure how much I'd get. Good phone, just want something a bit smaller and faster.

 

 

 

 

I don't disagree, but there seem to be very few phones coming out in the sub-six inch range - at least, phones with any reasonable specs.

 

 

 

While the Pixel 4A (5G) does hold some appeal with the faster processor, not sure I can justify an extra $150US. We seem to be past the days of the old Google Nexus where you had your pick of the Android mid range. The exception I guess is if you're happy going with something like Huawei or Xiaomi. I was tempted but ultimately put off by the US/China trade scuffle, I would prefer the confidence of stock Android with guaranteed updates.


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  #2549841 26-Aug-2020 10:13
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Milts:

For those who ordered from Amazon, has your order shippped yet? I ordered five days ago but no confirmation that it's left a warehouse - currently showing as arriving September 23, even with fast shipping.


 




Ordered on release day and had it ship last week. I opted for standard shipping because I don't need it urgently. I had an estimated delivery date of September 2-7 which has now changed to September 7.

The carrier for it is DPD which I haven't had any problems with in the past and normally deliver a few days before the estimate. But the end carrier is Fastway/Aramex so anything's possible.


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  #2549849 26-Aug-2020 10:22
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damanlikesham:

Ordered on release day and had it ship last week. I opted for standard shipping because I don't need it urgently. I had an estimated delivery date of September 2-7 which has now changed to September 7.

The carrier for it is DPD which I haven't had any problems with in the past and normally deliver a few days before the estimate. But the end carrier is Fastway/Aramex so anything's possible.

 

 

 

Weeeird, what day was that? I checked Thursday night, couldn't order; logged in Friday morning NZ time and ordered, and my earliest delivery was always 14 September.


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  #2549865 26-Aug-2020 10:45
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Milts:

damanlikesham:

Ordered on release day and had it ship last week. I opted for standard shipping because I don't need it urgently. I had an estimated delivery date of September 2-7 which has now changed to September 7.

The carrier for it is DPD which I haven't had any problems with in the past and normally deliver a few days before the estimate. But the end carrier is Fastway/Aramex so anything's possible.


 


Weeeird, what day was that? I checked Thursday night, couldn't order; logged in Friday morning NZ time and ordered, and my earliest delivery was always 14 September.



I order on Tuesday 4th August pretty much as soon as I woke up. It went out of stock a day or two later and stayed that way for a bit. The order sat there with no estimate until 4 days before it shipped.

TeaLeaf
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  #2550202 26-Aug-2020 17:46
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Can you ship from the US via the NZpost youshop service resender for under $20, that would make it ~$440NZD for the unlocked but US carrier version.

Dont know if I could be bothered with the hassle of sending it back and the cost and down time should it need Warranty claim to save $150-200.


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  #2550211 26-Aug-2020 18:05
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Milts:

 

I was tempted but ultimately put off by the US/China trade scuffle, I would prefer the confidence of stock Android with guaranteed updates.

 



Xiaomi is not in a scuffle (it was 1 of only 2 OEMs to increase US sales last year and both chinese brands, the Poco F2 is the largest selling phone in the world) and plenty of Huawei phones still get google play store. The Nexus 5t loses out on an oled display but is far more powerful than the pixel for example, and is in NZ for $540.

Or why not go with the original 5.8" and order/import a Snapdragon Galaxy s10e? It is the original form factor of small and near all screen, essentially Pixel 4a has copied the form factor, possibly not deliberately. Samsung have 3 years garunteed updates vs 2 years for Google, so last years s10 range effectively gets the same amount of updates and I have been utterly impressed with Samsungs roll out of updates and the speed, totally not what they use to be like.

 I do agree with your sentiments, just thought Id throw a couple more options your way. :-)

The Pixel 4a is unlocked in the US for $249. 

Have we been garunteed an RRP here yet and Im wondering how long before specials take prices off that RRP making importing for $430-450nzd not worth the warranty hassles implied (not that Ive ever had a phone Warranty claim but it is running the quantlet).


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  #2550510 27-Aug-2020 09:58
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TeaLeaf:

 

Milts:

 

I was tempted but ultimately put off by the US/China trade scuffle, I would prefer the confidence of stock Android with guaranteed updates.

 



Xiaomi is not in a scuffle (it was 1 of only 2 OEMs to increase US sales last year and both chinese brands, the Poco F2 is the largest selling phone in the world) and plenty of Huawei phones still get google play store. The Nexus 5t loses out on an oled display but is far more powerful than the pixel for example, and is in NZ for $540.

Or why not go with the original 5.8" and order/import a Snapdragon Galaxy s10e? It is the original form factor of small and near all screen, essentially Pixel 4a has copied the form factor, possibly not deliberately. Samsung have 3 years garunteed updates vs 2 years for Google, so last years s10 range effectively gets the same amount of updates and I have been utterly impressed with Samsungs roll out of updates and the speed, totally not what they use to be like.

 I do agree with your sentiments, just thought Id throw a couple more options your way. :-)

The Pixel 4a is unlocked in the US for $249. 

Have we been garunteed an RRP here yet and Im wondering how long before specials take prices off that RRP making importing for $430-450nzd not worth the warranty hassles implied (not that Ive ever had a phone Warranty claim but it is running the quantlet).

 

 

 

 

Oh for sure - I just tend to be particularly fussy when it comes to smartphones. I've only owned three different smartphones, ever.

 

 

 

I very nearly went for a Xiaomi but decided to hold off until the 4a was released. The S10e would be a good fit, but I tend to avoid Samsung due to all the additional software. That's one of the reasons I went with my current OnePlus 2 - the Oxygen OS.

 

 

 

Pretty sure the Pixel 4a is $349US, not 249? I'm paying a bit over $700NZ including both shipping and GST. They've also now guaranteed 3 years of updates. No local RRP from what I can tell it's only going to be available from parallel importers :( hence ordering from Amazon.


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  #2550563 27-Aug-2020 10:59
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I think the US$249 price is if you buy it in-store and sign up with a network provider on purchase (ie it's effectively an on-plan purchase). If you don't sign up immediately, they are $350. There's usually a pixel sale on a couple of months in though, so may be worth waiting for that.

 

As far as Xiaomi goes, I've been using various Redmi Note Pro models since my Nexus 5 died and they are great quality phones.  It was a toss-up for me between the Pixel 4a and the Redmi K30 Ultra, which should have an international release in a month or so at a similar price to the 4a, but Google's camera integration gave it the edge. (The K30 Ultra stats are pretty mad for a cheapish phone though - supports 5g, 4500mAh battery, Dimensity 1000+ processor, quad rear cameras and a pop-up front one etc. Bit big though - 6.67")


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