Google Pixel 3/3 XL - Save £400 O2 Refresh Device Plan!! Pixel 3 64gb now £377
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Google Pixel 3/3 XL - Save £400 O2 Refresh Device Plan!! Pixel 3 64gb now £377

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Posted 18th Apr
Big reductions to be had starting from today on the Google Pixel 3 range, using the O2 refresh device plan that we should all be aware off due to the great success with previous deals!!

Example - Pixel 3 64gb, down from £777 to £377!! A further saving from the reduction which has just gone live on the Pixel range on the Google store’s website..

Using the refresh device plan this will mean that you’ll be able to pay the device off to the value of your chosen device over a term that suits you best or from as little as 24 hours after opening.

What you do from there is up to you then, you’re in control!!

I have attached the web link for the Pixel 3, the XL link is here... o2.co.uk/sho…-xl

All different storage variants and colours are included!!

All Pixel devices purchased from O2 will be unlocked as well!!

Offer ends 1st of May and is national.

Deal will go live at 9am!!

Happy buying
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You will have to pay 30 days notice too.
Minimum £19 if choosing the 1gb data option.
I have tried to argue the 14 day return case (rang up twice) but they're adamant that if I keep the device i need to pay the notice ... I'm not willing to waste any more time on it for the sake of £19 so I'm leaving it at that.

Edit

I have returned the original handset back to store and got a refund.
Credit to @Dsigner ...I have reordered via online chat who give you an additional £70 off.
I received the phone today.
Rang up and paid off the handset and then asked the line to be terminated immediately.
The rep had to get it authorised from his manager but he cancelled with immediate effect with 2 days line rental to pay.
Brand new Pixel 3 for £307.
Bargain!!

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n64play18/04/2019 07:44

Could someone explain how this works?


Press power button.. Wait a few seconds.
Edited by: "snappyfish" 18th Apr
No storage slot... Thats a shame I wanted to park my van in there at night rather than the driveway. :/
Edited by: "snappyfish" 18th Apr
For all the trouble people are putting themselves through, the easiest and most foolproof option is to pay off the device during the purchase. Just click "See our plans" on the product page, scroll to the bottom and click Pay for your device in full. This ensures you have the device paid off from the very beginning, and cancelling the Airtime Plan within the 14 day cooling period should be a breeze from there.

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Edited by: "RockBlesnar" 18th Apr
spitfire5118/04/2019 08:20

@Mrswitch pixel 3xl or MI9 camera wise?


Pixel 3 XL, mi9 can't
compare despite what mi9 owners will say
Edited by: "Mrswitch" 18th Apr
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What time does it start? Thanks
Will be going live from anything between 8-9am.
mtp199218/04/2019 07:18

Will be going live from anything between 8-9am.


How do u know this do u work for them
hiphophustler1 m ago

How do u know this do u work for them


I don’t no but one of my mates does. I’m after one of the phones so he let me know 👌🏻
Could someone explain how this works?
No storage slot... Thats a shame I wanted to park my van in there at night rather than the driveway. :/
Edited by: "snappyfish" 18th Apr
n64play18/04/2019 07:44

Could someone explain how this works?


Press power button.. Wait a few seconds.
Edited by: "snappyfish" 18th Apr
n64play12 m ago

Could someone explain how this works?



This may help... I went for the linked deal to get the phone for my Mum. Just read the op and some of the comments may help too
Edited by: "devilsadv0cate" 18th Apr
Only £8 more than the (now dead) CPW deal.
So are you able to cancel the O2 contract and keep the phone at the reduced price?
@Mrswitch pixel 3xl or MI9 camera wise?
spitfire5110 m ago

@Mrswitch pixel 3xl or MI9 camera wise?


Despite great reviews I'm still sceptical of xiaomi cameras, would love to be proven wrong though. After actually messaging people the camera is the most used function for me, I take probably 300 a month minimum. A lot focus on the selfie camera now, which is a waste to me as I never use it.
hotrod213 m ago

So are you able to cancel the O2 contract and keep the phone at the …So are you able to cancel the O2 contract and keep the phone at the reduced price?


After a bit of googling it sounds like you can but you have to pay off the phone in full if you cancel airtime... still not a bad way to get the handset cheaper.
circa £100 cashback via topcashback if you don't cancel the o2 airtime contract within 6 months!!!

That now seems an excellent deal!
Edited by: "hotrod2" 18th Apr
n64play56 m ago

Could someone explain how this works?


Refresh contracts go through a credit check.
Rather than paying a set price per month, you pay two direct debits, one for the phone, one for the sim.
This means after X months (usually 24) the phone direct debit stops and you're out of contract and carry on paying your sim.
You are free to my off the phone at any point.

Thus, you could take out this refresh contract, phone up and pay off the phone balance, then cancel your sim. It's all legitimate. Some of the Carphone Warehouse deals had a bit of a grey area because they offered discount off a sim free phone when you took a 12 month (or 1 month) sim only, and then you can cancel the sim only, thus getting the phone at a great price.


I've voted hot. This phone has been available less than £777 recently, stupid marketing prices, but not as low as £377.
How does this works? which plan do we need to select?
Phenomenal price for a phenomenal phone... (He says typing on a Pixel 3 XL lol)
spitfire5118/04/2019 08:20

@Mrswitch pixel 3xl or MI9 camera wise?


Pixel 3 XL, mi9 can't
compare despite what mi9 owners will say
Edited by: "Mrswitch" 18th Apr
These will drop further, best time to buy is on launch of pixel 4. I always buy last year's tech, with Samsung s8 was £330 new and still going strong when it was year old tech. At the time it was and half its original price.
Bare in mind o2 are pretty useless at cancelling your contract and you may get charged an extra £300+. Keep an eye on your bank account
Best thing to do is pay off the handset and cancel the direct debit.
As BWE said, every time I have done a refresh contract and paid off the handset, O2 always seem to charge me for the full airtime in one lump sum.
It usually takes about 5 phone calls to get it resolved.
Mrswitch18/04/2019 08:49

Pixel 3 XL, mi9 csnt compare despite what mi9 owners will say


Wasn't expecting this, ranks higher than the Pixel 3 XL which score 6 points lower FWIW. I think I'd still be likely to opt for a Pixel if I had the money for either, but that's just personal choice, partly because I don't like bloatware and heavy skins.
dxomark.com/xia…ew/
jazzuk77718/04/2019 09:07

Wasn't expecting this, ranks higher than the Pixel 3 XL which score 6 …Wasn't expecting this, ranks higher than the Pixel 3 XL which score 6 points lower FWIW. I think I'd still be likely to opt for a Pixel if I had the money for either, but that's just personal choice, partly because I don't like bloatware and heavy skins.https://www.dxomark.com/xiaomi-mi-9-camera-review/


That is surprising, but DXO mark is laughable these days (apparently).

Reading any review or watching YouTube videos the 3 XL still comes out on top.
Been some time since we've had a good refresh deal 😁
Mrswitch18/04/2019 09:11

That is surprising, but DXO mark is laughable these days (apparently). …That is surprising, but DXO mark is laughable these days (apparently). Reading any review or watching YouTube videos the 3 XL still comes out on top.


Not sure what criteria to use for review accuracy, but their testing seems more thorough than any others I can think of - perhaps subjectivity actually is a much larger factor than it seems over "data"? Interesting.
Mrswitch18/04/2019 09:11

That is surprising, but DXO mark is laughable these days (apparently). …That is surprising, but DXO mark is laughable these days (apparently). Reading any review or watching YouTube videos the 3 XL still comes out on top.


Most definitely, on a fence about returning my P30 Pro because of the supposedly highly rated camera.
jazzuk77718/04/2019 09:16

Not sure what criteria to use for review accuracy, but their testing seems …Not sure what criteria to use for review accuracy, but their testing seems more thorough than any others I can think of - perhaps subjectivity actually is a much larger factor than it seems over "data"? Interesting.


All I know is, xiaomi rely heavily on making everyone know that their cameras score the highest on DXO mark. In the case of the mi9 when released, it was all they could talk about.

I'm no photographer, but I'm sure without looking the mix 3 I now have scored higher than the pixel 2, having owned both,, I can safely say the pixel 2 had a far superior camera.
Edited by: "Mrswitch" 18th Apr
What people need to understand is that the Mi 9 does not have on-board image stabilization where as the Pixel does.

As the camera sensor made by Sony does not have a on-board image stabilization, Xiaomi compensats by adding a "closed-loop" motor.

gizchina.com/2019/02/17/mi-9-closed-loop-motor-explained/

I've not yet seen images on moving pictures taken on the Mi 9 so I'm about spectical about how it'll perform in the real world. I've only seen still pictures, which seems as though DxOMark only uses in their tests.
Edited by: "PIPS" 18th Apr
neoboy18/04/2019 09:16

Most definitely, on a fence about returning my P30 Pro because of the …Most definitely, on a fence about returning my P30 Pro because of the supposedly highly rated camera.


To be fair most sites reviewed it very well.

...which raises the question, how impartial are any of the main sites - I'm starting to suspect that quite a lot of companies' marketing budget may go on reviews these days. Are there any sites one can depend on when considering what phone to get next? Or just ask @Mrswitch ?
Cold because it's not a pocophone
Written on my pixel 2 XL.
jazzuk77718/04/2019 09:27

To be fair most sites reviewed it very well. ...which raises the question, …To be fair most sites reviewed it very well. ...which raises the question, how impartial are any of the main sites - I'm starting to suspect that quite a lot of companies' marketing budget may go on reviews these days. Are there any sites one can depend on when considering what phone to get next? Or just ask @Mrswitch ?


Just ask me, I'll steer you right, or wrong, depending on what side of the bed I woke up on
Monkey.nuts.234 m ago

Best thing to do is pay off the handset and cancel the direct debit. As …Best thing to do is pay off the handset and cancel the direct debit. As BWE said, every time I have done a refresh contract and paid off the handset, O2 always seem to charge me for the full airtime in one lump sum. It usually takes about 5 phone calls to get it resolved.


I’ve done this a few times for sons iPhones with no issues
Mrswitch11 m ago

Just ask me, I'll steer you right, or wrong, depending on what side of the …Just ask me, I'll steer you right, or wrong, depending on what side of the bed I woke up on


Mrswitch18/04/2019 09:30

Just ask me, I'll steer you right, or wrong, depending on what side of the …Just ask me, I'll steer you right, or wrong, depending on what side of the bed I woke up on


Just waiting for your own bung eh? :P
jazzuk77718/04/2019 09:27

To be fair most sites reviewed it very well. ...which raises the question, …To be fair most sites reviewed it very well. ...which raises the question, how impartial are any of the main sites - I'm starting to suspect that quite a lot of companies' marketing budget may go on reviews these days. Are there any sites one can depend on when considering what phone to get next? Or just ask @Mrswitch ?


Don't get me wrong it's far from bad, in fact the more in depth feature from Android Authority, picks up on the same things I have. There can be issues with overexposure, colours can be off and/or desaturated quite a bit with HDR going a bit overboard in certain scenarios. If you like 4k video as well, it's just not up there with Samsung and Apple but stabilisation is pretty solid at 1080p.

Night photography is absolute witchcraft, it produces bright images where I can barely make out any detail and zoom does work great in good lighting (as expected with the high F stop it doesn't fare well when it gets dark). Battery life is fantastic as is the 40W charger but I'm also not blown away by the display, all these years of Samsung AMOLED screens have spoiled me. Black levels are great as it's OLED but the colours just don't seem to pop as much as they do on the Samsung screens.

Ultimately though I'm treating it as a flagship and it doesn't quite tick all the boxes like my previous upgrades have.
Edited by: "neoboy" 18th Apr
jazzuk77720 m ago

Just waiting for your own bung eh? :P


Stating independent, always independent
I'm not currently an O2 customer. Is there any way for me to get this phone for 377 quid or am I wasting my time here?
jazzuk77718/04/2019 09:16

Not sure what criteria to use for review accuracy, but their testing seems …Not sure what criteria to use for review accuracy, but their testing seems more thorough than any others I can think of - perhaps subjectivity actually is a much larger factor than it seems over "data"? Interesting.


Their testing is very thorough but yeah, subjectivity is key.

MKBHD did a really interesting camera shootout poll on twitter/insta (can't remember which) and was surprised because a lot of cheaper phones got further that many flagships. IIRC the Mate 20 Pro won overall, possibly against the PIxel 3. But the Pocophone did really well which was unexpected.

It seems that people just prefer how a photo looks in general (especially when compressed on social media) against pixel peeping and measuring colour accuracy and dynamic range.

So yeah, DxO does very scientific, reproducible tests that measure the technical capabilities of the cameras, but it obviously can't compare whether you'll like one photo more than the other.

I say this on nearly every thread where this kind of thing gets mentioned so sorry if it gets boring but the Pixels take great point and shoot photos. I much prefer the pictures my wife's Pixel XL (with the modded cam app) takes compared to my P20 Pro, just because the ZSL allows pics of our kids inside to not be blurry. It's game changing to me and I think the only phone that has it - can't be sure but interested to know if there's any others with something similar.
Edited by: "shoobirdy" 18th Apr
shoobirdy18/04/2019 10:42

Their testing is very thorough but yeah, subjectivity is key.MKBHD did a …Their testing is very thorough but yeah, subjectivity is key.MKBHD did a really interesting camera shootout poll on twitter/insta (can't remember which) and was surprised because a lot of cheaper phones got further that many flagships. IIRC the Mate 20 Pro won overall, possibly against the PIxel 3. But the Pocophone did really well which was unexpected.It seems that people just prefer how a photo looks in general (especially when compressed on social media) against pixel peeping and measuring colour accuracy and dynamic range.So yeah, DxO does very scientific, reproducible tests that measure the technical capabilities of the cameras, but it obviously can't compare whether you'll like one photo more than the other.I say this on nearly every thread where this kind of thing gets mentioned so sorry if it gets boring but the Pixels take great point and shoot photos. I much prefer the pictures my wife's Pixel XL (with the modded cam app) takes compared to my P20 Pro, just because the ZSL allows pics of our kids inside to not be blurry. It's game changing to me and I think the only phone that has it - can't be sure but interested to know if there's any others with something similar.


Any(?) phone with a mid-range snapdragon or higher can have it - my Nokia 7 Plus does thanks to the mod community
EDIT: I think it's also available for at least some Exynos, so maybe Kirin too?
Edited by: "jazzuk777" 18th Apr
Most accurate photos and best looking photos are not always the same thing. What the pixel 3 excels at is great looking photos that appear accurate.
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