Wife and I originally bought Note 7s. After the swap outs we bought home tested S7 Edges. No dice.... The Notes were simply a better phone but had their quirks as do all phones. My thinking was I would never find a phone to equal the Notes, and that was true of the Edges. Wife eventually got a Pixel XL and I a V20. We traded use of the phones to compare, with the intent of possibly trading in the one we didn't like as well.
Conclusion is: We both liked both phones, though I preferred the V20 even better than the Notes. (Use the right stylus on the V20, and it works just about as well as a Note.) Wife at this point rated both dead even. She didn't have a preference, but liked both better than the Notes.
I really liked the Pixel XL, but in terms of everyday use the V20 won out. None of the "cons" listed by the writers are actually notable to us. However personally, the one thing I didn't like on the V20 was the back side, on/off button with fingerprint reader. Also the Google VR does not work on the V20 as once stated, early on, that it would.
Wife decided to keep the Pixel for herself and I kept the V20. We were both wore out from the hassles of trading so many phones.
In reading the review on the Pixel XL here, the writers got at least 1 thing wrong. The Pixel XL is in NO WAY louder with its' external speaker than the V20. Nowhere close. Nor is it close in speaker quality when connected to decent speakers. We know this for fact as we have compared both phones. Wife agrees though, the speaker phone loudness didn't matter to her. She was more concerned and impressed with the connected speakers.
AnonD-640583, 01 Feb 2017Nice and Good Smartphone. however lately after the latest system update the wifi or hotspot co... moreI have a Nexus 6P and we are most likely running the same android version. For me the wifi hotspot only works when my phone is unlocked. Might fix it for you as well.
Nice and Good Smartphone. however lately after the latest system update the wifi or hotspot connectivity has been a issue. it keeps gets disconnecting. I use my phone as hotspot which gets disconnected after a while. ......anyone else having similar issues??
The Phone is Good. However, since last few days after the update has happened the wifi or the hotspot connectivity issues have come up. anyone else has same experiences???/
AnonD-637481, 24 Jan 2017still without sdcard slot.. that's a tragedy...Not still, nowonwards itz very difficult to see sd slot because it slow down the phone performance then asusual people will complaint or wright bad reviews on that particular phone instead of bad performance of sd.......
Would like to review the phone, but waiting 3 months for it to be back into stock and the answer from Google is that they don't have a clue either when it'll be back into stock, I've decided to wait for the Samsung S8 to hit the streets. I'm sure the Pixel is a great phone, but since Googles warranty on there phones isn't worth a hill of beans, its time to move on to another product
Grace, 19 Jan 2017Don't like the fact it does not show unread or missed calls number on the appI feel the same way. That is very important to me.
guys see that stand-by and talk, that is suck, no body use 3G Please put the data 4G or LTE.
Pixel XL is not available here in KSA at all, very hard to find. seems useless search
AnonD-418448, 15 Dec 2016After doing extreme research i bought Google Pixel XL. It does not have looks and is expensive... moreI just ordered my pixel xl I wasn't sure how I felt about it but you have just made me feel with no regret about buying it thank you for the info.
There is no sD card slot because this is how Apple makes money so Google do the same:)-
MNTechDad, 19 Jan 2017While I appreciate the review of the Google Pixel XL, I find it of no value having been on a w... moreDon't like the fact it does not show unread or missed calls number on the app
While I appreciate the review of the Google Pixel XL, I find it of no value having been on a waiting list for two months and no availability date (per a Google Support Engineer).
As a past full-time Test Reviews Editor for LAN Times Magazine, we never wrote about anything that didnÂ’t have a delivery date. I would recommend you follow suit.
I would be Â“on boardÂ” with Google Project Fi if Google actually had the desired hardware to do so.
Matthew F. Arnett | Director, IT Architecture, Advanced Research & Analytics, UnitedHealthcare
keno, 13 Jan 2017hey fool it stores most of its files in cloud storage so what's the use of card slot?There is no card slot