This is the budget model for the year and was only sold in Japan and the U.S. Bought this phone in August when it was first released so it's about 3 months old. It DIED right as I arrived at the airport. What a retro experience it was to print out a paper board pass. Couldn't buy food on the NYC-LAX flight as the only way to pay for things in the pandemic world on the flight is the airline's app. I had no option to order an Uber or Lyft. Instead I walked to the taxi stand. I just showed up at home without sending my wife a text to let her know my ETA. My day was like stepping back in time to 1995.
I contacted Google about the problem and after waiting for more than 45 minutes to get someone on chat, I was told I'd receive an email to address my issue within 24 hours . . . This was hardly the quick resolution I was hoping for. Google has really struggled selling big numbers of their branded phones and I don't think this experience will inspire me to chose it over similarly spec'ed and price phones in the future. My Nexus 5 was an absolute tank but that was a lifetime ago.