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5 reasons not to buy the Google Pixel (and 3 reasons to snag it)Google has some really tough competition. Maybe the Pixel phone isn't up to snuff.
There are new Google phones! Here are the top five reasons not to buy the Pixel and three reasons to get it. At number 5, it's not water resistant. Okay, Google, even Apple has adopted waterproofing. Samsung and Sony have had it on their Android phones for a long time. The Pixel phone should've had waterproofing, dagnabbit. At number four, no wireless charging. The last two Nexus phone didn't have wireless charging, so why should the Pixel have wireless charging. I don't know. Maybe because the Pixal is supposed to be awesome. At number three, no optical image stabilization. Google proudly stated that there was no unsightly camera bulge on the back of the Pixal phone Google also brags that its camera is the best camera on any smartphone out there, but for some reason Google did not include optical image stabilization, a feature that really helps to get great photos. At number 2, no expansion. The Pixel's Android competitors are the Samsung Galaxy S7 The Note 7 and maybe the LG G5, those phones all have removable storage sop you could put any micro SD card. So why not the Pixel? Hey me, shut up. Here are the top three reasons to buy the Google Pixel. Number three- Three, no Samsung crud. Number two, Google assistant is built in in the demos. The new assistant seems way smarter and the new pixel launcher seems to be locked down to the pixel phone for now. And at number one, you always get the latest version of android first. Buy the phone! And at number one, the price $649 for a phone is quite a premium price. For a phone and it's missing some features that you can get on other Android phones. An unlocked Galaxy S7 costs around $670. The unlocked S7 Edge with its 5.5 inch screen costs $770. Compared Compare that to the $770 Pixel XL. And then there's the OnePlus 3 which costs around $400. [MUSIC] Whether you buy the Google Pixel is your decision. For more top fives, check out TOP5. CNET. COM. I'm Iyaz Akhtar and I'll see you online. [MUSIC]