Gibranh, 08 Oct 2017i have had an SD card fail on me so i would most likely call cloud storage safer.
I think you... moreIt seems easier to back up using OTG in the end. Cloud backup heavily relies on your broadband speed, and presence of wi-fi router nearby. Both of these are not always found in typical household.
Also you may need storage to save other media not just photos. Music files for example, which should be available locally at all times. Having local external storage is always an advantage.
With the amount of SD cards produced, it's no wonder some of them would fail, same with hard drives. Still for every broken SD card, at least hundred of perfectly working ones balance the equation.
wqcr, 08 Oct 2017No cream-on-the-top cloud offer EVER beats local storage. Especially on a phone where you pay ... morei have had an SD card fail on me so i would most likely call cloud storage safer.
I think you are missing the point of cloud storage. You don't need to have internet connections all the time. Just back up all your pics when you are on Wi fi and when your device storage is near full you can just delete old pics without worrying what you should keep or not.
And to be honest 128 gb seems more than sufficient for any normal use.
I was looking for a new phone to replace my 4 year old Note 3. As I love the big screen (5,7"), I wanted something as large. I did get OnePlus5 witch is 5,5" and I am loving it. Considered Note 8 and was thinking about Pixel XL2 as well but considering the price difference and that all the new large phones have 18:9 aspect ratio, where the size difference compared to 5.5 is not that pronounced, it is hard to justify the extra cost for the same hardware. Don`t really understand while phablets have dropped the 16:9 ratio. Note 3 was peferct size, easy to type. Note 8 with 6,3 is pretty much the same width as my Oneplus 5, offering no advantage of not getting your thumbs dangled when trying to type really fast. What is the benefit of a very high display, beats me.
For the price, get a OnePlus 5 - a great great phone.
Hope the price still not up when go to asia or cambodia. Really love pixel 2 xl waiting for arriving.
Gibranh, 08 Oct 2017Well Google phones never had micro SD cards so i don't know why even bring it up. Plus unlimit... moreNo cream-on-the-top cloud offer EVER beats local storage. Especially on a phone where you pay for every transmitted MB. Not to mention necessity for always active internet connection.
wqcr, 07 Oct 2017Let's see here. No microSD slot and no 3.5mm socket. PassWell Google phones never had micro SD cards so i don't know why even bring it up. Plus unlimited storage on the could is pretty sweet.
As far as 3.5mm jack goes, that i agree with you. Unnecessary omition to say the least.
Had nexus 5x ,first display went off replaced it under warranty,then came the dooms day after the update "boot loop",warranty lapsed on july , lg not bothered to repair the mobile. guess i just paid a hefty sum of money to a valuable paper weight. now again google has teamed up with lg for pixel 2 xl ... may god be with the pixel 2 xl customers.
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2017The Design is ugly. And look at those bezels they are largeYour forgot to add "in my opinion".....! Jeez, those bezels are large, seriously..? Where did you think those speakers should be placed? I don't see anyone forcing you to buy it, there is always the iPhone X with those bezels all around the edges.....wow, those bezels are also too large!
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2017The Design is ugly. And look at those bezels they are largeIf you look the pixel 2 then the bezels are huge. Especially as the Pixel 2 is (145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm) and Pixel 2 XL is (157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm). But well i don't care much as i don't have a need to buy my self a phone that cost more then 250 euro anyways.
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2017not a single mainstream consumer would choose this over a galaxy S8... only reason i can see your comment being valid is if by "mainstream consumer", you mean the iSheep that are Apple die-hards and believe everything they say is true and that their phones are always miles ahead of (instead of behind) any Android phone.
FreddyFl, 07 Oct 2017Release Oct 2017, Camera is of 2015 model phones, and still has NO SD slot.
IMHO - Still a cr... moreAs Tech Altar once said:
"I would much rather have one camera that works well than two that don't, ehem *ss*nt**l."
Hancered, 06 Oct 2017I was eligible in August for an upgrade, but I waited for the Google Pixel XL 2. I am now seve... moreGet a white case. Problem Solved. It'll offer your $1000+ phone more protection as well.
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2017not a single mainstream consumer would choose this over a galaxy S8I'm with you man