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Google Pixel XL Revisited: Is it Still Worth it? (6 Months Later!)

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The Google Pixel is an amazing smartphone. But with the Samsung Galaxy S8 out is it still worth it? It's the first phone made by Google and It's been out for 6 months now. I've been using it ever since as my daily driver. How does it hold up 6 months later? Watch to find out! Buy Here on Amazon: http://geni.us/mVxB Other recent Is it worth it videos: iPhone 7 Plus Revisited: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yxf2bZLjPcM&t=54s Huawei P9 Plus Revisited: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04IgVeC5LeU Moto Z Revisited: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9VN_uDmAQw&t=58s Help support the channel by using my Amazon Affiliate Link: Amazon US: http://goo.gl/BVc5ez Amazon Canada: http://goo.gl/SK9sQK Amazon UK: http://goo.gl/is1MXU Follow me on Social Media: Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mattmoniz Instagram: http://instagram.com/mattmoniz123 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mattmoniz123 Website: http://www.matthewmoniz.com


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Niels Junker (5 months ago)
Great video 🎅 Better late than never got my Pixel xl monday best phone ever 🎅🙂
Brandon Spellman (6 months ago)
what about signal strength?
Jonathan (7 months ago)
The software updates make this phone one of the best long term phones you can get
Matthew Moniz (7 months ago)
+Jonathan I agree !
Daniel C (7 months ago)
You can't have two phones as your "daily driver". Try bi-daily driver next time :P
hiberNative (8 months ago)
I really want to trade my iPhone for a pixel to try out android before dropping the cash on a pixel 2.
Louis Token (8 months ago)
Okay jackasses. I'm telling you this not from 6 months later but from september of 2017. My Google Pixel with the Oreo Software has completly stopped taking in large data files all together. I used to be able to put massive ammounts of stuff on my pixel at one time but now... Earlier tonight I tried putting like... 600 songs on it? (When I got it it took 400 with out a sweat) and now it won't work.
Smokey Bear (8 months ago)
The mic quit on me
Smokey Bear (8 months ago)
No
alex chamber (9 months ago)
When you can afford two flagships...
Mickey Mania (10 months ago)
Not as smooth as the iPhone??? Don't know about that???
KC White (10 months ago)
hi, does google pixel get bootloop like nexus phone?
Mega Andy (10 months ago)
I just got the Google Pixel XL from Verizon on a 2-year contract for 20 a month with an unlimited plan. $289 in savings. I call that a win.
Tia Xi (10 months ago)
I got pixel for 1month. I am satisfied with the system, it's smooth all the time, the only issue is the build quality, ez to get dent on the side
Amit Abhishek (11 months ago)
You'll probably never find a dissatisfied Pixel user. Yes, the phone is that good.
Matthew Moniz (11 months ago)
+Amit Abhishek I agree it's an awesome phone
Sam Griffin (11 months ago)
Still worth it 👍
Matthew Moniz (11 months ago)
I agree!
TheFourthWinchester (1 year ago)
Totally worth it except if you live in a hot country (30-35C). The device constantly keeps touching 40C if you use the camera or any intensive app during the day. Ofc this is not noticeable with a back cover. I absolutely love the Pixel. Just wish it had a bigger battery and gave me more than 4.5 hrs of SOT.
Thermal_Sniper X (1 year ago)
Watching this on my iPhone 6s Plus
Darth Awar (1 year ago)
Pixels I find are too expensive for several reasons; 1. The are a first gen device and as such do not justify that price without building up it's phone Rep! 2. No MicroSD Card Storage which for one of the most expensive phone out is a joke, This also Applies to iPhones but we expect almost all android phones but especially the Flagships to have it did Google learn nothing by looking at the Galaxy S6 phone sales?! 3. No 64GB option is a weird and dumb mistake, Between the Storage Options, No Micro SD Card Slot and the iPhone Prices along with the iPhone feeling front makes it feel like Google is trying to hard to be Apple and not itself! 4. Unlimited Google Drive Storage which sounds great but is only for the Camera and not for downloaded content like Music or Films which is bullshit also it takes time to both upload images and then to delete them from the phone so you can continue shoot or film stuff, Also this can chew up your data! 5. Ugly Chins (Top & Bottom Bezels!) that serve no purpose as all buttons are on screen this again just makes it look to much like an iPhone and for no good reason! 6. The back looks ugly with the 1/3 glass & 2/3 metal design even 1/2 glass & 1/2 metal or full metal (which would be ok since no NFC!) or all glass would have made it look so much better! 7. No NFC on a Flagship phone is a sin but doubly so when you consider the price and the fact that it even has some glass to allow for better radio waves! 8. No really killer or unique phone features for such an expensive phone? No extra RAM, No Iris scanner, No In-Screen Print Reader, No IP 67/68 rating, No MIL Spec Drop Rating, No LiFi, No Quad DAC, No Multiple HiFi Mics, No Original Apps or OS Features (Such as Edge Tasks/Panels, Off-Screen Gestures like the Motos or 1+)?! 9. Just the Price for such a stock looking and feeling phone (Both physically and in terms of UI/UX!) phone I find the Moto G series that apart from RAM and Storage and maybe the Camera gives me a lot more for my Money net alone the Moto Z series or the 1+3T!!!
hiberNative (8 months ago)
Dude, they made the Nexus line. Nexus 6P was a great phone.
TheFourthWinchester (1 year ago)
It has NFC.
jinxtacy (1 year ago)
I'm actually shopping for my first smartphone (only had a Windows phone through work for 3 months) and though I like the Pixel and Google as a company I was looking to wait until the Pixel 2 since with the G6 and S8 and what seems to be probably the future aspect ratio for a phone being 2:1 which makes sense to me from a productivity standpoint (in theory from a PC only user). Unfortunately, my job now requires me to get an Android phone to play catchup in cell phone tech. I also have to shop for my first data plan ever (and say goodbye to my Brightside phone). I'm going to give Project Fi a shot and was curious between the 5x and 6p which people would recommend. I don't particularly care for the Pixel at the price of $650 (not to mention that they're out of stock at the Project Fi store). 6P is sitting at $399 (32GB -black) or $449 (64GB -silver) and the 5x at $249 for $32 GB. I figure I'll only be using this phone until fall, but am curious what others might think is the ideal phone to use as my intro to Android (outside of a Tab 2 on 4.2.2). I guess resale value and the market for these phones secondhand is something to take into account, but I know very little of those markets. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Dobromir Dishkov (1 year ago)
In Bulgaria the Pixel XL (32 gb) is more expensive than the newly released Galaxy S8 +.......if this wasn't the case i would have chosen this phone over the Samsung, but 1000 euros for a 6 month old phone . Really?!
drin cela (1 year ago)
You make great videos man ! Very informative and the shots are pretty crisp too. Keep up the good work. 👍
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
THanks Drin! = )
Manu Manu (1 year ago)
Nobody will know the value of water resistant until their phone drops in the water.
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
This is very true! = )
Egg Plant (1 year ago)
way overpriced!
حاتم ع (1 year ago)
I hate pixel design and it is not as durable as iphone or galaxy phones. Google came late with their pixel and it is not water resistant. The positive things about pixel is screen ,camera ,and it gives the best android experience ever but you should know you won't be able to customize pixel the way other android devices can be customized.
RSB Key (1 year ago)
Wasn't worth it 6 months ago
Ralf Lopez (1 year ago)
how do you get these devices?
Debra Dukes (1 year ago)
Thanks Matthew appreciate your Review as usual Deb
Wilson Chong (1 year ago)
Do a revisit on the OnePlus 3T :)
Wilson Chong (1 year ago)
I'm from Gatineau, Quebec.
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
+Wilson Chong awesome ! The more fellow Canadians the better : ) are you from Toronto ?
Wilson Chong (1 year ago)
Thanks man. You are a good reviewer. I'm also from Canada.
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
+Wilson Chong I will in a couple of months : )
Vikash Kumar Gaurav (1 year ago)
I own a google pixel,Had ran problem with mic,audio jack,Htc Service centre fixed it in 4 days by replacing motherboard,now everything work fine,Never experienced a single lag except those problems i mentioned above.
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
+Vikash Kumar Gaurav damn! Well I'm glad they took care of you !
Angel Viamontes (1 year ago)
My s6 edge is having battery issues. Should I get the s8 now or wait until the note 8 or next pixel?
Andrew Louden (1 year ago)
Besides the price, not having it be a carrier exclusive in a large market like the US (or seem like one) would be nice. The design also looks dated. But definitely a quality phone.
The Stegman (1 year ago)
Agreed, the only reason I didn't get it was because I have T Mobile.
Bryan Sherman (1 year ago)
I owned the Pixel XL for a little while and ended up trading it in for an iPhone 7 Plus. During my time I had an extremely buggy Bluetooth experience where the Pixel would forget my devices & there was an audible popping noise in between tracks. My other reason for switching back is iMessage. For my job, I don't always have a cell phone connection, but I do always have wifi, so I can still send and receive messages through iMessage. I know there are instant messaging apps that will do the same, but trying to get my friends and family to download an app to text is worse than pulling teeth.
Courtney King (1 year ago)
First time checking you out, nice video. I was one of the people who's microphone and headphone jack stopped working but Google took care of me and got me a replacement right away. So far this one has been doing very well and I love my Pixel phone. As for the price drop, if people don't mind buying used Swappa has some for less than what Google is charging.
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
Thanks Courtney! = ) Glad Google fixed that problem for you and swappa rocks!
Adrian Almeida Aroche (1 year ago)
I really love my Pixel XL and if the Pxel XL 2 is better than this I will buy it. I have tried Samsung and it's not the same.
David Wolton (1 year ago)
Yeah, a price drop if they actually get more produced and sent out to suppliers! I'm still on a waiting list!. Could production be held off due to HTC getting ready to produce their new flagship?
Mohammad Ichsan (1 year ago)
Had Pixel XL, now using oneplus 3T but I missed the Camera on Pixel..
Mohammad Ichsan (1 year ago)
Matthew Moniz curios about the oneplus 3T, overall it's a beast, but the Pixel's camera is on another level 👍
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
+Mohammad Ichsan why did you switch ?
Scratch King (1 year ago)
nice video i subscribed
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
+cuz Zeles thanks cuzzzz 🙌 welcome to the channel !
rohan malhotra (1 year ago)
im looking for a phone, which one should i get my hands on Google pixel xl or Samsung s8+? I'm dicey for Samsung as i had a very bad experience with my s6 edge.
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
Well if they are both being sold for the same price i'd probably get the S8+ but if you can get the pixel for much cheaper i'd go pixel
Brian Mills (1 year ago)
Love the software, hate the design. I'm due an upgrade in a couple of months on my Android device, I'm not doing anything yet until I see the Pixel 2. The S8 and LG 6 are sexy, but I'm just not itching for them just yet. I guess you could say I'm like a woman in a shoe store, I want to see all of them first!
john johnson (1 year ago)
Brian Mills pixel 2 is probably going to be the same phone. In order for them to go bezel less or water resistant they would have to completely redesign the phone which I don't think is practical in the second iteration. Also the software will still be optimized for the OG pixel specs. They created the entire OS for this phone. You could hope for a faster fingerprint scanner, and MAYBE ffs. But ffs is also questionable, along with wireless charging because they would have to make a major commitment to the redesign. 835 would be nice though
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
haha i dontr blame you! So much to choose from = ) That's always a good thing!
Emma L. (1 year ago)
i actually like the pixel's design, just wish it had stereo front-facing speakers
Zen (6 months ago)
Emma L. It does now!
Darth Awar (1 year ago)
I think that it should be on all Android Phones I mean Dual Front Facing Stereo Speakers also maybe an optional one or two speakers on the Side/Sides or Top & Bottom for a surround sound experience and also just add Bass!!! But also add a advanced sound management option in setting to allow us to tweak it to our liking!
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
That would be sweet!
miler kos (1 year ago)
UGGHHH those fat bezels....
Christopher Haynie (1 year ago)
The fingerprint sensor is fine. You are the first one I've heard or read of complaining about it. My v10 fingerprint sensor didn't work and LG is known for having that tech I down pat. So it could be just your device. My daughter has the iPhone 7 plus and she has admitted that the Pixel is nicer and much smoother to use. The only benefit of an iphone is iMessage and that's it. Apple stole their design for the iPhone 6 from HTC so that's why the iPhone looks like a Pixel. This is the first review of a Pixel 3 to 6 months later that there were complaints that I have read or seen. All the ones I've read were extremely positive other than users not using a cases and having dents and dings and broken glass.
Madrid Perry (1 year ago)
Thanks for the AWESOME video Matt, you just helped me make up my mind. I just ordered the Pixel XL :)
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
You're welcome man! Glad I could help. Let me know how you like it!
W-_-T (1 year ago)
Umm lens flare/halo issue at 2:36??
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
+W-_-T ya that pic was taken before the update
W-_-T (1 year ago)
Meh, wasn't even worth it then, let alone now
Omar Phoenix (1 year ago)
That chin was a huge dealbreaker for me
Anthony Turner (1 year ago)
Matt, I'm not sure if you did a video on this or not, but I'm curious what features would you want in the Pixel 2 for this year?
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
No i have not = ) Sounds like a good idea though! Maybe I might just do that!
Emily C (1 year ago)
How much exactly does the Google Pixel Costs (Unlocked) in USA. I have searched various websites and the prices are really different everywhere
Mynameisnot Wilston (1 year ago)
Vikas Sharma chck the price from the google store
Kevin Muliawan (1 year ago)
I’m using it. It's definitely a great phone especially the camera, I really like it. However, the things that I can't stand about the phone are the bottom firing speaker and the back glass panel. The speaker sounds poor and that back glass panel is a total fingerprint and scratch magnet.
Emily C (1 year ago)
Kevin Muliawan The regular one or the XL and storage?
Kevin Muliawan (1 year ago)
Around US $720.
Emily C (1 year ago)
Kevin Muliawan How much did it cost you? With the tax
Moeez Syed (1 year ago)
Question, should I get the Google Pixel XL in June for my upgrade? I don't want the S8 because I have had horrendous experience with Samsung's S3 and S6 Edge ( lag and battery) I cant really wait for the Pixel 2. My second option would be an iPhone 7 Plus.
Kenny 92 (1 year ago)
Ronald David idk about that, I switched to iOS and went back to Android as soon as I could, guess it depends on the person
Ronald David (1 year ago)
Moeez Syed try iOS you'll probably never go back to android
Aditya Randhawa (1 year ago)
Moeez Syed HUAWEI MATE 9 is what you need
Jahnaye (1 year ago)
I have the same issue with my Samsung galaxy s6 edge errr!!!!! The s8 looks gorg.org but I just don't trust Samsung:(
aHairyWhiteGuy (1 year ago)
+Mark Nay That's good to hear man. Getting mine tomorrow I'm pumped!
Asif Ellahi (1 year ago)
I'm. Due a upgrade this month on the 26th I currently have Samsung galaxy s6 UK on ee network carrier two devices I'm in a tug of war with Huawei p10 or the Google pixel xl
pierre marcelin (1 year ago)
Asif Ellahi ok cool
Asif Ellahi (1 year ago)
pierre marcelin no the exynos
pierre marcelin (1 year ago)
Asif Ellahi wait, did you get the snapdragon version?
Asif Ellahi (1 year ago)
pierre marcelin why would you say that
pierre marcelin (1 year ago)
bad choice
Jack Zappala (1 year ago)
I have had my Pixel since lunch n still love it
Mike M (1 year ago)
Hey Matthew, Did you have any lens flare when taking pictures with your Pixel, as reported as an issue with the pixels, or was is fixed from an update? and just wanted to also say nice shirt in this video, looks nice, and nice background in your video with nice lighting. What type of video equipment and mic you use for your videos ? Cause your audio and video is awesome
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
Ya the lens flare issues were there when I first got the phone. You can see that in one of the pictures in this video which I took before the update. But after the update I don't have that problem anymore. If you go to my website (www.matthewmoniz.com) and click on gear you can see all my equipment that I use! Thanks Mike!
RoMee (1 year ago)
The pixel is boring like the iPhone. It also look like the iPhone too.
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
Design wise I agree! = )
Charles Ramilla (1 year ago)
could you revisit the nexus 6p? thank you!!
Charles Ramilla (1 year ago)
Matthew Moniz wow thank you so much! :)
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
I have already here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFqxoDVEW6E&t=4s
Emad Ahmed (1 year ago)
This phone has a lot of shortcomings and is quite underwhelming TBH, but its standing in the smartphone world and its potential gets me excited for the Pixel 2. It has all the advantages that Samsung users envy about the iPhone and it runs Android which is boss and better than ever in recent years, which is the reason I'm leaning to this more than any other phone despite knowing that the Note 8 and iPhone 8 will be far more exciting.
Kevin Davis (1 year ago)
I also have the Pixel XL and the iPhone 7 plus. I agree with your assessment of the Pixel XL. I find myself using the 7 plus about 80%/Pixel XL 20%. I guess that speaks to my decision between the two. Prior to these two phones, I came from an S7EDGE, and had been an Android user since leaving iOS after the iPhone 4. P.S. You are 110% correct about the Google live cases and their almost unbelievable slipperiness. I strongly recommend against them! Great video, thanks. (Now, off to check out your 7 plus, 6 months later video. )
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
haha thanks man I really appreciate you taking the time to watch my videos! Ya, the live cases ar emuch to slippery!
Kougeru (1 year ago)
Never had any issues with fingerprint sensor. Very impressed
Robert Asmus (1 year ago)
I love my pixel XL. best Android phone I've ever owned
Nancy Kouta (1 year ago)
I believe its the best android phone because its just the purest ! Good video like always ! :)
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
Pure it is! Thanks Nancy! = )
John Edmonds (1 year ago)
Sold mine, went back to iPhone. That's my story.
Dave Norman (1 year ago)
Hi Matthew. one month now with the xl. Came from note 4. checked out galaxy edge 7. nice phone. What has sold me so far on the XL is the clarity of the screen. I can read a book on it. Everything is so direct, esp copy paste which I use a lot. One serious and much hyped gripe is lack of SD card. Dave
BirdAllMighty (1 year ago)
There's two types of people in the world, Apple people and Android people.
Augustus (1 year ago)
The second iteration should be very interesting
Mike Graham (1 year ago)
I have had a pixel xl for about 6 months and just recently got the LG G6. The pixel is the better phone no lag better camera and better build
Lester Dimaoala (1 year ago)
Looking at the Pixel, it looks so outdated compared to the S8 🙄
SkanDog Vids (1 year ago)
Lester Dimaoala im stuck trying to pick one to buy S8+ or XL the mechanical new button even though its tremappable will be a annoyance then theres the fact that i dont know how well it will age probably not as good as the XL
Lester Dimaoala (1 year ago)
Nickoy1 Channel it's not Natural UI, I believe it's 'Samsung Experience'
Justin Cashel (1 year ago)
Nickoy1 Channel wait we must be miss reading each other cause that's what i was saying
Nickoy1 Channel (1 year ago)
+Justin Cashel no doubt the s8 runs Andriod and it's has better hardware. But it still not running the latest and greatest software and it probably won't ever be running the latest, because the pixel will probably be ahead with the new latest. Samsung have certainly made great improvements to their now called "Natural UI". It is very similar to the pixel in that sense. But the facts are the facts.
Justin Cashel (1 year ago)
Nickoy1 Channel that is one of the most rediculace things I've read the software on both is android which is made by Google and the pixel gets the updates before all other androids in saying this having ordered a s8 the reason i did is it's display is better and it water proof and other this but not gona sit typing any longer
Arthur Byers (1 year ago)
Still worth it, love the camera and jank free OS.
Dave Norman (1 year ago)
Arthur. Jank free. Yes. exactly right.
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
Me too!
yogosans14 (1 year ago)
The software is good but it's super ugly compared to the LG G6 and S8.
Limitless Tech UK (1 year ago)
Great revisit Matt. I have to say that it's still worth it, especially considering the high price of the g6 and s8. But that's just my opinion.
Limitless Tech UK (1 year ago)
Great revisit Matt. I have to say that it's still worth it, especially considering the high price of the g6 and s8. But that's just my opinion.
Limitless Tech UK (1 year ago)
+Matthew Moniz anytime, yeah that would be nice.
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
Thanks Weston!! I agree it is, just wish it got a tiny price drop but either way still a solid phone!
TechLineHD (1 year ago)
Hey, Matthew, another great video! You have amazing audio quality in your videos, can you tell me what do you use? I'm trying to figure it out.
TechLineHD (1 year ago)
Matthew Moniz thanks a lot man!
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
I use the Sennheiser MKH416 now. I don't hook it up to the scarlett anymore. I just use the Zoom H5 external recorder since i can move it anywhere. I mostly use the scarlett just for my studio speakers
TechLineHD (1 year ago)
Matthew Moniz thanks man! Just one question. Do you connect your audio-technica shotgun mic to Scarlett audio interface or use an external recorder for that?
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
haha nice! Glad you found what you're looking for. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to hit me up! Also, thanks for sharing my stuff on twitter!
TechLineHD (1 year ago)
ok, just checked your website :)
Saurel Viagbo (1 year ago)
Definitely still worth it. I find myself just appreciating different things about the experience every day. Seriously, that camera just cannot be overstated, it remains number 1 in my book. Battery life and particularly standby time consistently blow me away. And the software experience really is the Android afficianado's dream come true. Several months later I still find myself gawking from time to time at how beautifully fluid the user experience is. As someone who doesn't particularly care for the lack of water resistance or uninspired design, the only true complaint I've ever had about this work or art is a few Bluetooth troubles. Ps, great vid as usual! Pss, still waiting on some of your thoughts on the S8 and co.
keanu sanches (1 year ago)
Just 2 cons : No IP rating & too much bezel. Other than that I'm in love with this phone considering I switched to this from an iPhone.
Stinger A (1 year ago)
Fuck those bezels
Julien Dark (1 year ago)
I'm excited for this year's Pixel
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
me too!
brian jr. (1 year ago)
Excited to see the Pixel 2 this year. This was a great first shot for Google. The OS optimization is he only thing making me consider giving Android a try again
Ayinde Horton (1 year ago)
if I can get it on sale or if there's a price drop, then it's definitely a must-have for me
Alex Hong (1 year ago)
Same feelings here. The Pixel may not be the most futuristic (bezel-less) looking phone around, it covers the basics really really well. Great software experience, fast updates, top in class camera, nice display, and good battery life. I haven't had any issues with bluetooth or mic like some other have been reporting too (knock on wood). I do really think it could use a price drop though. Especially for those of us in countries the Pixel aren't sold officially, the cost of getting it is higher. Hopefully Google will improve on those points you've mentioned in the next Pixel. Anyway, not that far away from 100k!!! With the quality of videos you've been producing, it's inevitable!
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
I totally agree a slight price drop would be sweet and make a lot of sense with all the new phones coming out! I know I'm so close but yet it feels soo far away! haha.. Thanks Alex, I truly appreciate the love! You guys rock!
kripssy (1 year ago)
Matthew please wear tees made for men..
Ultimate Gohan (10 months ago)
Lmao its unisex t shirt 😂
kripssy (1 year ago)
Anthony Marshall all in jest bruh. No hard feelings
kripssy (1 year ago)
Anthony Marshall obsession? Ha ha ha. Hold my beer. Ha ha ha
Anthony Marshall (1 year ago)
I replied to you due to your obsession with how another man should be dressing. Why are you bothered? I think his shirt is just fine.
kripssy (1 year ago)
You replied to me kid. Want a lollipop?
kripssy (1 year ago)
Ugliest phone ever made by Google. Can't imagine owning that chin
spooky electric (1 year ago)
The chin isn't the problem, the random glass on the top 30% of the back is what makes it ugly.
PixelJunk 89 (1 year ago)
lapirk I'd like that chin. s8 garbage lag machine 🤣
Umbro Khan (1 year ago)
also has a big forehead
kripssy (1 year ago)
Matthew Moniz the g6 and s8 make this and the i7 look like medieval era monstrosities. They better step up their game on the next one..
A11y Plays (1 year ago)
Should I get the Google pixel?
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
Umm I think at this point for the same price you should take a look at some of the newer phones like the S8, G6 or even the P10
Sammy Fan (1 year ago)
I'm gonna to buy a new phone but haven't decided yet. lol
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
My guess and this is just a HUGE hunch but you're probably going to get the S8 because your a Sammy fan!
Jared John (1 year ago)
my Google pixel XL has been having some problems with Bluetooth connectivity. I heard of this being a problem period perhaps you would like to look into it. I understand that Google is working on a software fix.
Jared John (1 year ago)
+Matthew Moniz thank you!
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
I'll take a look for sure! Haven't had any issues yet, but I wouldn't be surprised. The Nexus 6P had horrible bluetooth problems
Shadow (1 year ago)
great video Mathew Monis your a great YouTuber
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
Thanks man! I really appreciate that!
Commoncents (1 year ago)
The only reviewer I have seen to mention the microphone problem. I went through 2 Pixels when they came out that had microphone problems, ended up with an iPhone I was so frustrated.
Tom Liu (1 year ago)
Pure android experience! Taft is what I love about the Pixel
SyntaXarts (1 year ago)
Could you do a review of MSI PE70 7RD?
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
I've tried getting a few laptops form MSI, they're very frustrating to work with.. I'll see what I can do!
Isaiah Hughes (1 year ago)
Great video!!!
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
Thanks Isaiah! = )
ytown4 (1 year ago)
I believe it's still worth it. Although, I've only had mine for 3 months. Love the unadulterated software, camera, screen, and 2 tone back. My dislikes are the same as Matt's, bezel and speaker. If I were to buy a phone today, or in April, it would be the Pixel or the LG G6. A flat screen and a little bezel makes a phone so much easier to handle, talking to you S8.
Sun Down (1 year ago)
pixel XL user here... just saying the chin isn't all that big and the black version makes it so that the chin is literally invincible
Sun Down (1 year ago)
haha you got me ... invisible
ExtraordinaryMeatBun (1 year ago)
eliezer sanchez invincible? Take a hammer to it then! 😂
Shelly Middleton (1 year ago)
I got the Pixel XL after I had to give up my Note 7. I thought I was only a Note person, but using this phone has changed my opinion. I like the Pixel XL so much that at the end of the year I will be comparing both the Note 8 and the Pixel XL 2 with each other for my next phone.
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
Nice! That's awesome. I'm glad you're liking the Pixel. Im super curious to see what the Note 8 and Pixel XL 2 look like!
321bluff (1 year ago)
bro s8 will blow this thing apart.
321bluff (1 year ago)
every company makes mistakes but to correct them is another story. S8 will break the sales records.
DefragOP (1 year ago)
321bluff yeah, it's going to really explode. By the battery
Patrick (1 year ago)
front facing speakers, water+dust proofing, optical stabilization, small bezels, battery improvement then I'll buy it.
coffee keeps me going (1 year ago)
With the s8 as the same price as the s8, I don't see much of a reason to go for the pixel other than "pure android!!1!!!"
amritpal marok (11 months ago)
Monkey but s8 software is big let down like always so what's the point a nice screen and a laggy software, for android pixel is the best options if looking for a smooth ride 😄, waiting for the pixel 2, currently using iphone 6s, after dumbing the s7, good luck
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
Ya, if it's the same price I think a t this point I'd rock the S8
Jason S (1 year ago)
got mine a month ago and I'm loving it
Jason S (1 year ago)
Matthew Moniz the Pixel XL
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
Nice! Pixel or pixel xl?
Thefastlane425 (1 year ago)
it's not as smooth as the iPhone 7? lmao bruhhhhhh
cedars gaming (1 year ago)
What are your thoughts about Samsung might start reselling the note 7? Keep up the good work!
cedars gaming (1 year ago)
Matthew Moniz oh really? oh that's kinda disappointing. I guess I'll save my money for the s8 plus
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
+cedars gaming they're not bringing the refurbished note 7 to Canada
cedars gaming (1 year ago)
Matthew Moniz but since the s8 is 1000$ Canadian, the note 7 would be cheaper. So with the price difference would it be worth it?
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
Thanks man! Honestly, I don't see the point now that the Galaxy S8 is out. I guess for the few that are hardcore note fans or actually use the s-pen it's good
Umbro Khan (1 year ago)
Google Pixel seems like poor use of space just like HTC U Ultra !
Marco Bairos (1 year ago)
I'm with you on the dislikes. the speaker is my biggest complaint. I miss the front facing speakers the Nexus 6p had. I hold my phone with 1 hand with my pinkie finger on the bottom of the phone to support it. most times it blocks the speaker so the volume is muffled. water resistance would have been nice and a smaller chin on it. I've never had issues with my fingerprint only when my hand is damp or really cold. with that being said I absolutely love this phone. ive only had it for 3 months but it's still my favorite.
Marco Bairos (1 year ago)
Matthew Moniz she has the OnePlus 3. I had to return my Nexus because the battery was draining to zero in 6-8 hours. Rogers ended up giving me the Pixel for free under warranty
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
Ya man it's a great phone! Glad you're loving it! Who did you give the 6P too your wife?
r3load (1 year ago)
great video as always bro!!! I returned my pixel because the battery was dying abruptly at 20-30%... i read in a lot of forums that its a wide spread issue and got an iphone 7 plus... the 7 plus performs great but now im having build quality issues... just like many iphone 7 plus user my iphone 7 plus creaks when very lightly twisted... and also the screan makes a cracking sound towards the lower end... Apple have definitely dropped quality control a lot over the past several years!!!!
r3load (1 year ago)
just type in youtube iphone 7 plus creaking and in one of the videos 95% of people who commented were having the same creaking noises.... really sucks
Matthew Moniz (1 year ago)
Thanks man! Damn that sucks about the 7 plus. Thankfully I haven't had any issues, but you're the second person whos mentioned the screen making a noise when twisted.

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