There’s much hype surrounding Google’s new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, and it’s certainly warranted.
Packing Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 821 CPU along with 4GB RAM and either 32GB or 128GB internal storage, on a 5-inch (Pixel) or 5.5-inch (Pixel XL) screen with a Quad HD resolution. Its 12.3-megapixel camera is the best, according to DxOMark. Put all these together and certainly the Google Pixel is one of the best Android phones on the market.
For Singaporeans itching to change their phones, unfortunately we aren’t in the initial batch of countries to receive the phone. Worse still, none of the big boys like Lazada or Courts currently stock the Google Pixel.
Not to worry, as we’ve compiled the few possible ways you can be the first to own the powerful Google Pixel and Pixel XL before it officially lands in Singapore.
*All prices here correct when searched
Additional text by Elissa Loi
The third party reseller located at Far East Plaza is bringing the models in this Thursday. However, stock will be very limited with 2 to 3 units of each configuration available. They will have both the Quite Black and Very Silver variants of the Pixel and Pixel XL in 32GB and 128GB options.
The 32GB Pixel will cost S$1180 while the 128GB will cost you S$1340. For the larger Pixel XL, the 32GB will run at S$1360 while the 128GB will cost S$1530. Warranty will not be covered so buy at your own risk.
Otherwise, you can register your interest on Lazada and hope they do bring it in. Or look out for random sellers on Carousell (128GB Pixel for S$1480) or Qoo10 (32GB Pixel for S$1250 and 128GB Pixel for S$1430)
Techbug is one of the few websites that has the Google Pixel for sale, but they're based in Malaysia. Currently you can only order the 32GB Very Silver Pixel and Pixel XL, but do keep watch for the other models as soon as Google has them in stock.
Prices range from RM3150 (S$1045) to RM4100 (S$1360), with their next batch of delivery arriving end November. Many have recommended this website for their responsive replies to enquires and prompt delivery. Warranty issues are managed by TechBug and shipping will cost you RM50 (S$17) for standard or RM60 (S$20) for DHL express.
Clove Technology UK
The next alternative is to ship the Google Pixel from overseas. One option is Clove Technology UK. Not only do they offer shipping to Malaysia, they include a familiar three pin charger which is always welcome. The 32GB Pixel is approx. S$850 and 128GB is approx. S$995, while the 32GB Pixel XL model is approx. S$1020 and 128GB is approx. S$1160 (all prices are before shipping).
Get a forwarder to ship from US
The biggest problem with getting anything shipped from the US is rarely any vendor will do so. Your best chance is using a forwarder service to ship the Google Pixel to a US address, who will then forward it over to you (for a fee). Websites like Big Apple Buddy, Borderlinx or EZIPoz are some of your best bets.
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