There is no better Android phone on the market for the price: don't buy it. Google is a great designer, and did very well. But they forgot one thing: the customers. Google has repeatedly sacrificed user interface for money. We see this when you have to buy Verizon (12 months on cheapest plan costs more than the base pho e), or pay $200 extra. YouTube is a direct app, despite the phone's capability to have it be an indirect one. This means you must have the YouTube app open or the YouTube tab open for sound to play. On a Google chromebook, and any other device, YouTube can play in the background. This useful feature is conveniently locked behind a paywall, and you need YouTube Red (also trash and screws small YouTubers) to have that feature. To top it all off, I have had 3 adds for Uber on the same YouTube page almost every video (including video adds), despite me telling Google "not interested," and "already seen this." I have a car, I don't need Uber.
You can't get a better made Android for the price, but you will pay for it in headaches and frustrations. Don't buy it, try and see if Google learns from it's mistakes in the Pixel 3. I hope it does...
J-V, 21 Oct 2017actually i dont know a single person whos listening music from his phone via headphone jack.. ... moreI actually use wired headphones as a matter of choice and probably you should too...because bluetooth is a wireless device and adds to wireless radiation around you..so you want to avoid further radiation or bathe in more wire less radiation?? So that's where all the cribbings and "why did they remove headphone jacks" talk come from...Hope you get it..no?
I think its a good, powerful phone and will consider the purchase of it! :)
slaia, 15 Nov 2017People like me, who reasonable treat a smartphone as simply a smartphone, need to justify payi... moreCarphonewarehouse did it again. £50 is off Pixel 2. I bought mine last week and no issues so far.
After I had a Pixel 2 for 3 week I ended up returning it. It would've been a great phone, if it wasn't plagued by issues that are seemingly ignored by Google. My Pixel 2 was randomly rebooting itself, despite resorting to the Pixel Community for help as per suggested by Google. I ran it in Safe Mode, did a Factory Reset, even wiped its Cache Partition, yet still, it randomly reboots. This is an issue that plagues hundreds of users, but since it's just hundreds of users, Google doesn't see it as a high priority.
On top of the random reboots, the device also makes a high pitched coil whine when making phone calls, this is also not a common issue, though affecting hundreds of devices.
Anyone looking to buy a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL should be aware that their device might be plagued with these issue as well. I would strongly recommend waiting for Google to fix these issues before dropping your money on these devices.
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2017Is there any versions that have dual sim or not? Its 'NO'Until now we don't have a dual sim version from Google i mean nexus and pixel ..
The pixel is fantastic. I would have got it had it had a smooth screen edge to frame feel like HTC A9 and others.
J-V, 21 Oct 2017actually i dont know a single person whos listening music from his phone via headphone jack.. ... moreso if it so yesterday why do cars still come with a audio jack....why do high end audio equipment still use the audio jack....even computers still come with a audio jack....so you can't say its yesterday tech when it is still every where
Ossie77, 15 Nov 2017With the same design as last year, a screen that doesn't get any brighter and a battery that i... moreThe Nokia 8 can compete with the pixel 2 in a number of area's sure. For camera quality though it isn't even close, the pixel 2 isn't just a league above its more like 3 league's.
But yes the Nokia 8 could be argued to be better value for money at £399, it's camera is bad though.
People like me, who reasonable treat a smartphone as simply a smartphone, need to justify paying £629 (at carphonewarehouse) for a phone. It'd be better to price it at £500 and give the rest to charity. But I'll wait a bit longer when carphonewarehouse slashes the price as it did with Pixel XL at reasonable £399.
With the same design as last year, a screen that doesn't get any brighter and a battery that is marginally better, Google has not really done enough IMO. IP67 is welcome though. Nokia 8 seems better value (now £399 in UK).
No headphone jack kills it for me. Don't tell me about Bluetooth, I've tried several versions and they just don't work consistently well. There are NO good USB-C earbuds yet. If either of those two ever come about, I'd go for it. My first gen Pixel works just fine. NO THANKS GOOGLE!
Since my last post about 10 days ago, I'm still having a good experience with the Pixel 2. The only issue I get is that I am unable to use the built in file Manager in the way that it will only let me move files to the Downloads folder. Can't transfer to any other folder. Thus I cant even move to an OTG connected sd card. The only solution is to use a third party File Manager App. Also, if you still haven't got the November 5th patch with the vivid colours, you need to manually search while connected to WIFI.