ApostolosGunner, 07 Nov 2017its difficult to choose, Google Pixel 2 XL or HTC U11+ ??? Please help meeNubia 17S is the phone to Buy!!!
Anonymous, 14 Oct 2017Better than the original Pixel XL: bigger battery, better internal storage options, better pro... moreI agree on the aspect ratio. Would have been nice if it was a wee bit wider, at least as wide as a Nexus 6.
However, it does have headphone jack, built into the USB C plug. And it does have dual sim, one is an "eSim". Your carrier probably doesn't support it *yet* (only google "Fi" does right now), but it shouldn't take too long before you see more supported. For instance, apple uses the same kind of thing in a watch -- the one with the "leave your phone at home" advertising.
Aircrackng, 14 Oct 2017Both the Galaxy Note 8 and LG V30 have major benefits over the Pixel 2... this is a pretty mis... moreNo microsd because.... we've moved WAY beyond that. Its not 2005 any more, there is enough flash built in to overcome. Sdcards are also hella slow compared to internal storage.
No headphone jack... except the one in the USBC port, so your statement is very misleading.
IP68 and 810G drop protection... well that's actually the most interesting question you asked. Fact is, this phone is essentially the same as the LG V30, which DOES have those. So why isn't it listed? Probably because the 5" Pixel 2 (HTC) didn't reach those levels. They're marketing the two phones as "the same" outside of the size, so the lesser of the two phones' specifications is the one that is advertised. Now regardless of those two characteristics, you are probably best off not TESTING them, but I think you can be very confident in the XL2 in case you do end up pushing the specifications.
Why no dual camera? Because that is a complete gimmick.
Why no CAT 16 LTE? Actually, it DOES have that. Its a feature of the Qualcomm MSM8998 (Snapdragon 835).
Worse body screen to bezel ratio... Huh? The only thing I see with less bezel is eyeFoneX, which pays the price by adding in DUAL BLEMISHES. One realllllllly nasty one up at the top, and one not *as* terrible at the bottom.
OldSalty, 23 Oct 2017what a POS! no headphone jack? sure, an adapter.. what if you want to charge your device and l... moreI'd like to introduce you to a wireless technology called BLUETOOTH.
Or you could get one of these;
Basher, 26 Oct 2017Yes, if all these people really know is amongst the best out there, then why not?
Guessing... moreSpeaking as someone who *has owned a samsung*, I will NEVER own one again.
Normally, I would be willing to give a manufacturer a second chance, since glitches happen, but the amount of INTENTIONAL sabotage that I found with the samsung is simply unacceptable. The most obvious is that they disabled a heap of security checks in the kernel build scripts to coerce their out-of-tree junk drivers to compile. It took us MONTHS to rewrite their junk drivers. Never again, they are off my list *forever*.
Anonymous, 08 Nov 2017Google Phone cant be the better phones until they do not offer an SD card slot...
Good phone ... moresdcards made sense when you had phones with only 256 MB flash *total* (including OS), in fact, they were downright essential. But I think that people just got used to thinking of sdcards as essential because of low-storage phones, rather than it being an actual necessity any longer. I was a bit worried about this myself when switching to a Nexus 6 when all my previous phones had sdcards, but what I realized, is that in each of those previous phones, I stuffed the sdcard into it the day I bought it, and never removed or changed it for the life of the phone, and now with 64 GB or more, I just don't have any need for additional storage. Sure, if I wanted to, I *could* fill more space, but I'm not left *wanting* more.
I think that anyone who really thinks about it will realize that its just not a critical feature any longer, and in fact, the more robust water resistance you get from reducing the number of possible points of ingress is worth more than the added utility of the card.
Anonymous, 08 Nov 2017Google phones are best in the world. Don't buy any Iphones or Samsung phones.Google Phone cant be the better phones until they do not offer an SD card slot...
Good phone maybe, but not the better one.
Rajesh, 05 Nov 2017Iphones or Samsung phones are best in the world. Don't buy any Google phones.Google phones are best in the world. Don't buy any Iphones or Samsung phones.
its difficult to choose, Google Pixel 2 XL or HTC U11+ ??? Please help mee
after owning the pixel 2 xl for the last couple days i find it amazing an would have missed out on a great phone because of the media...
well the blue shift my phone has it!!! but , only at a side view completely and its very soft so i guess it could vary from devices . google fixed the color saturation issue no its not as saturated as samsung but being over saturated isnt a good thing either....
pure stock android buttery smooth front facing speakers loud as hell an clear!!!
no headphone jack.....hmm.
well here is a thought take your favorite headphones plug in the dongle an leave it plugged in ... problem solved..... now off too solve world hunger......
its a great phone .....
If you are doing both front-facing dual stereo speakers, the 66dB sound was too low, at least 75dB.
Anonymous, 05 Nov 2017I wonder what the situation is this!? Some pixel 2 xl: "Can't find valid operating system. th... moreIphones or Samsung phones are best in the world. Don't buy any Google phones.
I wonder what the situation is this!? Some pixel 2 xl:
"Can't find valid operating system. the device will not start." To google! Lg instead htc that was what you wanted!? Drop lg and get hmd global!
You should never buy a phone today based on the promise of a software tomorrow. And make no mistake: I do not believe that GoogleÂ’s software changes are going to alter the experience of this screen...
it is obvious with mobile phones the manufacturers will not include all the features.
they are in it for money so they leave out some features and incorporate them in their next new model. one could say the manufacturers are depriving us of progress. but as they say in gujarati "paiso maro parmeshwar". or in english the fundamental evil of the world arose from the fact that the god has not created enough money.
I feel sad for Google. This one could have been the best phone of 2017. Instead Google woes keeps getting more and more. And Apple is taking full advantage of it . I wish we had a phone with OLED screens by Samsung like S8 , audio by HTC or LG with seperate DAC by B&O , camera and OS as it is now and everything else the same ,it would have been the closest to the prefect smartphone with SD835. In fact only Google has the means and power to pull this off . But instead what went wrong no one knows. Maybe the over ambitious 43 year old CEO thought of getting some extra profit by engaging cheap OLED by LG. Anyway I wish Google luck next time . Apple will shine through 2017 without any doubt even when they sell IPhone X at Rs. 89000/- ( 1300 USD ) in my country and it is getting out of stock in 10 mins and when buyers in US are crying because it is 999$ IPhone 8 and 8 plus are already selling at 5% discount in India. Iphone X will not even give discount next year this time .There must be some fair competition is smartphone world .That will keep the price in check.
Had this phone for 3 days now and so far no screen burn in, it does have the blue tint when you move it off center however, Performance wise it's very fast and a solid phone otherwise. What really bugs me is the Dullness of the display. I know it's because Oreo 8.0 and Google intended it to be more true color but it sucks. The LG V30 has the Identical screen and it looks really nice when I checked it out side by side to my Pixel 2 XL, probably because LG is using Android 7.1.2 which does not have the Horrible sRGB color profile. My Nexus 6 Display made by Samsung blows this Display away in every way which is sad for a 3 year old phone. if Oreo 8.1 does not fix this dullness I am done with this phone. Dull Display is a deal breaker for me. the fault is all on me, should have waited longer to make a big phone purchase.
HEMAL PATHIRANA, 28 Oct 2017Next year google should launch Pixel 3 XL with Dual sim, 256/128inbuilt memory, latest chip, a... moreI agree with you Hemal, it's my wish too. However I want one more feature too, a basic FM receiver & if feasible a headphone jack too!