If only Google used the Samsung panel for this one instead of LG. It would be a 10/10 phone.
I'm choosing between this and the just-announced Huawei P20 Pro. The only thing I hate about Huawei is EMUI but their cameras sound like beasts! I've used pure Android in the past and thought it was too plain and boring but that was in the Galaxy S4 era so it's been a while. Coming from mostly Samsung phones I guess I've grown accustomed to everything but the kitchen sink approach. Would you guys recommend the Pixel 2 XL for me? I also want the 128GB version which $950 seems like such a crazy price!
Soon, smartphone buyers will realize that phone upgrades every year or two is absolutely a waste of money and expensive smartphones do not deserve their price. Smartphone development has reached a plateau. Most people really only use phones for photo/video capture, Facebook, YouTube and some online browsing and gaming in addition to calling and texting. Any improvement in photo/video quality, processor speed, screen technology, phone unlock method, etc, doesn't add anymore significant improvement to the phone's usability, convenience and overall user experience. There is no reason smartphones should not have the same upgrade cycle as PC's (5-6 years) and more so, no reason why phones should cost more than good desktop PC's. Consumers/phone buyers are led to believe by phone manufacturers that phones need to be replaced every year or two when in reality, new flagship phones of today have nothing significant anymore to offer to improve the user experience than flagship phones from a year or two ago. In the final analysis, only 2 things will require a regular upgrade/change: 1. increase in storage needs as the years go by and as you consume more and more GB of storage data, and 2. battery replacement as the battery deteriorates through frequent charging and discharging. Apple and Google are really clever for not providing expandable storage and removable batteries in their phones. Those are the two components that will rapidly render even a properly cared for phone useless (storage full or rapidly discharging battery) in much shorter time. These tech industries need to be regulated. They are coming up with with more and more features that guarantee rapid obsolescence for a more frequent upgrade cycle.
Anonymous, 26 Mar 2018s9+Not a fan of Samsung's bloated UI and their godawful emojis.
Anonymous, 26 Mar 2018s9+What? why did u just say s9+? I know its a samsung model but like that's not much of a comment or review. lol
My pixel 2 xl is still as perfect as the day I got it. No problems what so ever. Pure fluid android with a fantastic camera. Never been so pleased with a purchase as I am with this device.
AnonD-79109, 24 Mar 2018Well after a lot of thought I decided to get the pixel 2 xl coming from galaxy s8, I was very ... moreThe blue shift is cause by the panel they used p-oled which Google got from LG. LG actually uses the same panel for their phones which in turns have the issue quote "blue shift". I really like this phone because of the great camera and also the fast update but the panels they used hinders me from purchasing one and the lack of headphone jack and expandable memory just makes it easy to scratch this phone of my list.
Well after a lot of thought I decided to get the pixel 2 xl coming from galaxy s8, I was very excited... I got a piece manufactured in November from Flipkart.. The minute I put it on, I could see this heavy and very prominent blue shift at the slightest tilt of the phone.. I also felt the display was very grainy like a matte screen guard was applied on it.. And my camera had problems too, it was elongating the images, like stretching them vertically, looked very wonky..
I decided to contact Google customer care as Flipkart takes no returns.. The service seemed very prompt, the guy came to my place, picked up the phone after seeing the issues.. I was impressed at first..
But to my surprise, they took my device for 10 days.. No call, no follow up... I called them... And their response, we tested your device, everything is okay.. We are sending back the same phone.. No replacement coz we don't see a problem...
The blue shift, still the same, display still grainy... Camera yes they fixed it I guess.. But am very disappointed with the service.. So if you are in India, forget getting any replacement for your pixels, they will take your phone, keep it for 10 days n give us back the same... Sad..
My pixel 2 xl display was cracked. But no service center in Visakhapatnam they have to pick up the phone and send to service center than they will say exact price of the diplay. And they said they will give
New seal box to me. Before that i have to know the price of display. According to them price will tell after testing the device. .it takes min 7days here. Big problem to say the price
I love my Pixel 2 XL. I have had this phone for less than 2 weeks since I made the MAJOR investment in purchase this ($900 something). I got it in a timely fashion. Right out of the box I was impressed. I love the single lens camera look and the fingerprint sensor on the back. Where it should be. After doing a battery drain and charging it back up to 100% I began to us it and I am very impressed. It seems quicker/snappier than its predecessors. The real selling point is the PURE Android experience. It doesnÂ’t have the ads and extra apps like Facebook, Uber, IHeart Radio and Carrier Apps. It only comes with 21 (last I counted) pre-installed apps. On my old phone I jail broke/ rooted it to get the features to do what this phone already comes with. Like killing apps in the back ground and limiting permissions on what apps can have access to. (Why does the calculator need access to your phone book???) Also, the battery life is OUTSTANDING. I tend to use my phone for my business which makes it my second most important tool for what I do. I will have it fully charged at 6:30 in the morning with heavy use during the day. It will still be around 20% at 8 oÂ’clock that night. The automatic music identifier is a great touch as is the camera. I have taken a lot of pics with it and this is the absolute best IÂ’ve ever used or seen. For the average user like me I will never get the full use out of it but, it is good to know it is there.
One of the few things I am disappointed about is the Google Photos. I am not good with how it tries to identify everyone in the pics and try to ask you their names. Which it send your photos to the Google Cloud. At this point I feel like I am feeding the Â“BeastÂ”. So I use a third party app for my photos. Another problem that I had was in the first 72 hours my phone kept saying that Google has stopped. Nothing worked after that. I turned it on and off and it still was doing the same thing. I checked for an update which there was and it took care of the problem. But, my real problem is with Google themselves. Two weeks after I bought my phone the prices dropped by $200. So I called and inquired about getting in on this deal and they said that I would have to return my phone and order a new one. First of all, who does that? For an older person like me it takes 3 days to get my phone just the way I want it. So this would mean I would have to put my info back on my old phone (Nexus 6) then transfer it again when I get my new phone. That is just too much trouble. So if I return it they can keep it. I will just get a Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s. ItÂ’s still $200 cheaper with the discount that Google is giving. I am very disappointed in how Google is handling my situation. IÂ’m pretty sure I am going to return it because it is the principle of it. But, still I refuse to go to Apple due to their control freak OS and I will go back to a flip phone before going to a Samsung. Also, they didnÂ’t send me a survey after I hung up on them
Tamburano, 18 Mar 2018 Any recommendations on a screen protector? I'd shop on Amazon.ca as I'm in Canada Has anyone... moreThese things are pretty tough / resistant to scuffs etc , if youÂ’re as careful as you say , you shouldnÂ’t need any screen protector or stuff like that , to me , the phone looks and fells way better without the protection
All or most of this screen protections are a gimmic for the most part , an industry on its own
My first Google phone and I have been very pleased. I frequently change devices but this to the point of last frontier. Nevermind Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC. This is a great phone and everything else of its features. I admire Google products therefore this phone rated 9 out of 10
It's a great phone; just be sure to buy from the Google Store. The Verizon Variant on the PIXEL 2 XL is not OEM unlockable; LOCKED BOOTLOADER.
No rooting or factory re-imaging possible
Any recommendations on a screen protector? I'd shop on Amazon.ca as I'm in Canada Has anyone bought one that goes on smooth without bubbles or peeling? Do I need one? I'm pretty careful with my phone's. Thanks.
marko97sx, 08 Mar 2018This phone is embarrassing. Look at those bezels. Yes, they're smaller, but man, the Xperia XA... moreI love this phone and IÂ’m glad I made the decision to buy it. Came from an s8 still running nugget not Oreo and donÂ’t miss it at all. Your opinion is just that.
If you can afford this device then headphones are a fraction of the cost, who donÂ’t own headphones anyway. I had both nexus 6 and 6p and they were nothing special the 6p was fragile, bent easy plus it had the snapdragon 810 with heat issues that throttled performance because the 810 was a bad soc. The nexus 6 was a good device but had a battery that needed charging at minimum of twice a day. How have google f!!ked up in making a better device!!!
Fare enough if itÂ’s not your type of phone but at least give a better reason for trash talk.
LIRKER, 01 Mar 2018If Snapdragon 835 available to have 4K display with 60fps rate, it is possible to record 4K 60fps.Sorry, this information is wrong. Snapdragon 835 has an ability to render 4K display with 60fps rate but it can't record 4K display with 60fps, it's hardware limitation. But it can render 4K video playback with 60fps. Sorry again.