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We take a long-term look at the Google Pixel. Our verdict? This is still the best Android smartphone in our book, and we break down why in this video.
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its april 2018. ive had the galaxy s7 edge and more recently htc u11, i just bought the pixel xl this month and boy you weren’t wrong about its camera and software. its blazingly fast. i especially notice it when opening multiple apps, my homescreen icons would not disappear for s quick second unlike my htc u11 which refrshes the icons after several apps are open. the selfie camera is truly the one to beat! by far the best selfie camera ive ever tried. google camera algorithm beats iphones and other androids in the entire world not exaggerating one bit imo.
Samsung always have had the same problems, their software gets very laggy after time and their batteries are useless. Their adverts are nice though. Not sure im keen on the long edge screen either, I dont like big bezels but the phone been all screen, either doesn't work for me or i'm not ready for it
After about a year when your warranty is over, Google will send an update that will get your phone stuck in a bootloop. Recovery mode or factory resets won't work and you will have to change the motherboard. It just happened to me. I have completely changed my mind about Google phones.
I have warned.
I m currently using samsung galaxy s6 but my next phone will be pixel 2 xl. Cz the camera of this phone is amazing & yes pixel 1 is great & the software that google gave is absolutely amazing.
Great work man ✌
I bought it and after exactky three weeks it started to restart randomly. I asked Google and Verizon about it and they told me because I left USA I can no longer get the warranty and now Im stucked with it, restarting almost a dozen times a day, at least. I started to research about it and its a pretty common problem. I guess is hardware? I really hate this phone, tbh
got a Pixel XL in an ebay bid for $250...now I'm just waiting patiently for it to come in the mail next week ~.~ I mean I liked my G4 and my current S7 edge but the Pixel XL stole my heart and I do not even have it in my hands yet :D
I had a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge from Verizon and had it for a few months. Once Google released the Pixel I purchased the unlock version of the XL and always come back to the XL. The only reason I ever switch back and forth is because of the design of the S7 Edge and the water resistance. But I always come back to the XL because of the software experience as well as the camera and screen quality.
One of the main reasons I switched back from android to iPhone is because of Music. I absolutely hate the way Google Play Music is designed and Spotify looks amazing isn't as capable of everything I want in a music player. Apple Music provides everything I could ever need! Huge library that includes works from prog artists that Google and Spotify won't even touch, plus the ability to edit metadata once the music is in your library as well as the ability to upload your own personal library to fill in any gaps.
Another thing is, I got a Mac recently and iPhones just connect so seemlessly with a mac. One feature I love to death is Air Drop. It's so quick and effortless. A friend of mine and I had macs set up. No Wifi, just next to each other. And Airdrop let me send a file to him instantly.
Also, I originally didn't like the way Google organized my mail.... until I found a way to fix it. But still. I like Apple's mail app. Other than that, I love Google Calandar, Google Photos, Google Maps much better than Apple's default apps. But that's the thing. Apple has Google apps. But Google doesn't have any apple apps. I do remember seeing Apple Music on there, but I don't remember it being as good as the built in Music player for iPhones.
Now. for a phone, it's a toss up. I love things about iPhones, I love things about Androids. But when it comes to tablets, there is still no comparison. iPad, is hands down the best tablet out there.
So maybe, once I get my iPhone all paid off, I can get a budget Android Phone and switch between the two whenever I feel like it. Or use the iPhone for some things and the Android for others.
iPhones finally got a real worthy competitor. Now the battle is direct between Apple & Google. I'm an Apple fan but i think Pixel already destroyed iPhones in all aspects. Google really rocks and they should've come earlier in smartphone-making, there would be no chance for Apple & Samsung then. Pixel proved it.
I can't wait for the next pixel phone. I'm on the iphone 6 right now and I've grown to hate it mostly because of how boring it is, frame drops, and the screen is horrendous for media consumption when compared to OLED phones with much higher resolution. My favorite phone of all time is the google nexus I had years ago. I can't wait to go back to google.
As a phone i love it and how it utilizes its hardware to power the software, but my biggest nose turn is the fact that android removed all option of any ui other than sun burning white after android 4.1. Apple now has theming support yet android has a staggering 98% of individuals (taken on 3 polls across different communities) that would love to see a dark theme and still resort to sony for a substratum fix for nonrooted devices as the pixel is a pain to root. Overall though i do love the phone, build quality leaves the simplest repairability in any phone ive ever owned, and with the integration of android 8.0 oreo, im hoping they will be quick to fix some of the bugs that have wiggled into some of googles apps along with that os.from google keep making you write in the tiniest boxes to phone restarts when entering a dead zone, my reliance in google has taken a turn in the more recent months. Hopefully things will look up in the future for this beautiful device.
I have the Google Pixel, not the XL and its the best phone I've ever used. Mind you my only other phones have been the Blackberry Curve 9300, HTC One S and HTC One M8. The Pixel is just an amazing, smooth user experience. Easy to do things and get shit done. Amazing camera. Speaker could be a lot better. One thing I hate about the texting app though Android Messages is not being able to highlight specific words and letters instead of just the entire message in the convo. Otherwise totally love everything about this phone.
Just bought a Pixel today. It was cheaper on a contract than buying one sim free. I already love it, I've owned 2 previous Nexus phone and I missed pure android. I love it already. Total integration, plug in your old phone and everything even music and podcasts is transferred over. Brilliant. I do need a case though!
I love this phone, it is amazing! I am one to take a lot of pictures so this is amazing! People say it is the ugliest phone out there but come on people it is a phone! Slap a case on there and boom it is not ugly
Stereo speakers?,,,who cares
No water resistanxe?,,,who cares
Back panel scratches easy?,,,,who cares
Those are non problems. Who listens to their phone without headphones??,,,never seen it done myself. Who drinks their phone in water or doesn't use a case?,,,
I just bought this phone like 2 days ago cause I switched to Verizon and they have a insane deal on it plus when the second one comes out I can switch no prob. all in all so far I'm really liking the phone, the design is pretty shit but man oh man the ui is honestly insane. never had a phone so smooth
i desperately need a new phone and am considering this, the s8 and one plus 5. i cant really wait until the new pixel. im also not opposed to the iphone but would much prefer to stay with android. please let me know you're thoughts. i value a camera, good performance over time and a good os. thanks