Purchased the phone few days back and have been using it. I have too say this is the most pleasing android experience ever. I have used many cellphones including nexus 4 and S6 edge, but I have to say the way the software has been integrated with the hardware - its tremendous! Camera is excellent, memory doesn't matter anymore because all photos are stored in cloud from the beginning. And the design is really aesthetic and feels extremely pleasant in hand. Battery life is good for one day. Overall it really is the (Iphone) android customers have been waiting for.
And the price? Iphone doesnt have excessive features yet always has been priced the most and people bought it anyways! Pixel is for premium users and there is no denying that fact. Its a phone which is made to advertise google as a premium phone maker and not some brand with multiple variants! One thing is for sure, this is a start to something great!
Premium users! Its your time :)
aatif khan, 22 Oct 2016I did read your explanation before I replied to the person (faizy).
Yours is a genuine case ... morePeople don't need to justify their reasons for wanting an SD Card. Just because you don't need one, doesn't mean others don't. Also, why should it be "valid" in your eyes?
Maybe someone puts a lot of work in something you may not find valid or justified. Buy nevertheless that person cares.
Personally I do so many things with my 32GB Cass 10 card:
- Over 20.000 photos (im into graphics, photoshop)
- APK kits and backups (in case there's no light, no Internet)
- Usually I download torrents straight on my phone
- Some videos, clips
- Music and e-books
- Documents, pdfs
- And the most important thing, I keep my ROMs on my SD Card. Whenever I feel like, I get in recovery, erase everything and flahs a new ROM without the need of cables.
I won't tell you how many files I've lost for having them on the internal memory. I'm into extreme de-bloating, playing with the OS, changing it how I want it and many times when something goes wrong you get bootloops, which basically means you lost everything on the internal memory and you need to reflash the ROM.
ALSO, you can drop your phone, get it wet, render it useless, BUT you can always get the SD Card out and all your data si safe.
The cloud thing isn't for everyone. For one I barely use it. What happens if you have no Internet? Ups!
Also, I don't want my data on fuggle's hard drives.
The bottom line is people still use them, still need them and we are many. When I pay a lot of cash on a HIGH-END smartphone there are some features that I demand. This is how the market goes. People ask and others provide. I always want waterproof and SD Card or I'm not interested from the start, no matter how gorgeous or shiny or GOOD the phone is.
A highend smartphone on Android without SD Card is not highend in my eyes and many others that are into IT, graphics, photography and the list goes on.
Maybe it's your who should not buy a highend phone and go for a midrange device or a Fixel :)) and let the nerds properly use a SMARTphone.
SD card, IR, Dual Sim Variant, Waterproofing are the most important features that any modern flagship must have in order to be a really great phone! I dropped both Pixel and XZ for not having the IR and honor 8 for not having the dual-sim variant in my country.
Give me a phone with no more than 5" with a unibody design, IR, waterproofing, SD, dual-sim, USB C and take my efin money!
aatif khan, 22 Oct 2016Don't buy it and make your life simple.Dont comment on that and make your life even simpler!
Chirp, 22 Oct 2016Scroll down a bit, I explained why.I did read your explanation before I replied to the person (faizy).
Yours is a genuine case and you have a valid reason and that is the why I didn't reply on your comment.
But most of people on here demand SD card, coz they fear they will run out of storage and other reason being - costly phone and no SD card ( other demand is of FM tuner and IR blaster for costly phone).
Hardly few will have genuine reasons like yours.my comment was not for you, but for those whi demand SD card slot with out a justification.
Faizy_2k16, 22 Oct 2016very good phone at this price, but there is no SD-card slot makes me little unhappy.Why are you worried about SD card?
Basically SD card is external means of data storage.you have OTG option to connect other external storage devices. Plus use data cable for connecting it to computer.
And finally if you want lot of storage, go for 128/256 GB version.
I don't understand, people want to have SD card, high internal storage, OTG so that they can have good data storage.
It seems you are looking for a hard disk with calling options.
Now this is the real definition of overpriced junk. No microSD, No WaterProofing, Mono Speakers, Ugly design.....
very good phone at this price, but there is no SD-card slot makes me little unhappy.
Phone looks awesome phone is excellent back desighn is super i saw it on Youtube water test its absolutely super 30 minutes water restriant only thing pls provide etc accessories like case etc...
Chirp, 21 Oct 2016It matters, yes. They're ran on a different pipeline, so if you want to copy data from the USB... moreYou are so right!
The phone has good specs but 3 MAJOR flaws:
- No SD Card
- No real waterproof
- UGLIER than most of the phones out there
I'm getting the XZ form Sony.
Can anyone tell me how many times digital zoom the Pixel and Pixel XL have?
I just paid $32.99 for SanDisk 128GB card from amazon. Seems to me like the cost to upgrade 32 to 128 should be less than the price I paid since the mass quantity discount of a phone production company.
brettwatts, 21 Oct 2016Does it really matter when they give you unlimited cloud storage for images and videos (at ful... moreIt matters, yes. They're ran on a different pipeline, so if you want to copy data from the USB port to the microSD, you actually get faster speeds than simply slitting the USB port. I use my phone to clone SD cards, for photography purposes.
Having data on the SD card also means it doesn't get uploaded to the cloud, which is good because I don't always want to upload things to the cloud. Most cloud services I know of have been compromised at some point or other.
SSDs also have limited write cycles, so if you're constantly writing data that you're obtaining from the cloud, it will lessen the lifespan of the phone considerably.
How does it negatively impact the customer? I understand from the manufacturers point of view it makes sense not to include a microSD card slot because they can sell the more expensive phone with more storage, but please remind me what your issue is against having a microSD card slot.
SkyTechX, 21 Oct 2016Really google? Not having Micro SD slot, what a jokeDoes it really matter when they give you unlimited cloud storage for images and videos (at full resolution)?