Very laid physical design
Very laid software design
Good software features
Battery life really is a joke and this after a few days of a restore to new and letting it settle down. It gets hotter more now simply on idle.
Last night, I believed the constant background battery drain was because Google Photos was backing up my movies. About 9gb was uploaded. So I turned off the backup sync or any background sync. Charged it up to 87%. Before I fell asleep, used it as hotspot and battery went down to 66% with LTE and hotspot left on. About 6 hrs later, the phone is completely dead.
I want to keep the Pixel for unlimited cloud storage. It makes it easy for me to have photos on all my phones without needing transfer just by restoring it. But if it gets worse, I may need to sell it for $300. Luckily, T-Mobile is giving me $325 bill credits so I get a discount of $13 monthly so I don't lose too much ($650 og price).
I am back using my LG V20 and T-Mobile. My bill is now $81 compared to $120+ on Verizon. I prefer Verizon's coverage and faster speeds where I live but T-Mo's savings is so much better. The next solution if Pixel, S7 edge, and SE all get sold off is get Nokia 8 matte blue. Mainly because it is still on Nougat and offers unlimited cloud storage like the Pixels.
Google Photos app via Pixel > iCloud, QuickPic, any photo/video app
For awhile, I questioned LG's quality. Now I am going back to use them thanks to Nougat and their reliability. Both my G5 and V20 have removable battery, IR blaster, and typing via SwiftKey is flawless. My Pixel will glitch when typing on a YouTube comment box after awhile for some reason. I hate HTC. I remember how hot my One M7 got. Deja vu all over again with the Pixel.
No interest in Note8 or iPhone X either. The bezel-less design is awkward to hold since I used Sharp Aquos before. I wanted the iPhone X but realized it really is ugly and paying $1000+ is plain blind and stupid. My SE looks nicer and I'm already thinking of selling it for $200 just because I hate Dasher on iOS. Not an iPhone fan.
Crossing out any Samsung and Apple. I don't care if Samsung offers us potential Note8 buyers so many freebies, I hate their software lag or curved display nonsense. Perhaps no Pixel 2 as well since Oreo are like hot cookies to Android on idle. Eyeing either the Nokia 8 or LG V30 because they both kept the headphone jack and still on Nougat.
Nokia, LG, Motorola, or maybe Sony for me. Nokia 8 does have that cooling pipe.
Amazing to see the V30 have a 6" display and still be same height as the 5.3" Nokia 8. But I need unlimited cloud storage.
It's not a big leap update. Wishing there are more choices for OS not only google & ios that could make competition and innovation more interesting rather than forced people to change their phone every year only to get latest os.
I hope Oreo irons out the issues and add the features & remove the problems that GSMArena noted. If not, I guess I'll be looking forward for Android P next year (Pizza, Panini, Pie, Pancake, Peanut Butter, etc)
design this, design that... does this not bother anyone? "Wi-Fi Assistant is built in, auto-connects you to Google VPN"
Anonymous, 05 Sep 2017iOS 11 has a dark mode. The fully customizable android doesn't have that? What a shame.Haha...my 10 years old symbian phone has dark mode.
Oathbreaker, 05 Sep 2017Oreo completely ruined my battery life when tethering. This is already after a restore to new.... moreThe sad part about early updates.
Can you revert back? And keep an eye out for new updates and change logs
Off topic: why not there should be an option for dark user interface for websites like Gsmarena. There maybe a toggle button for this. This will also be helpful for OLED screens.
Black background and white text
White Background and black text etc
Terrible update really. The clock on the lock screen looks horrendous, battery life is no better at all, and it is much harder to navigate. Icons also look ridiculous like they are trying to be too fancy.
What was the point of this? To make us waste a couple hours to re-find everything in our phones?
So there's no news about Android OÂ’s high-quality wireless codecs, that makes you justified to ditch old fashioned 3.5mm jack for a great wireless bluetooth earphones??
i think that at the moment... who uses nouat on a GOOD custom rom like aosp extended, resurrection and similar, may wait a long time before to upgrade to oreo.
they fixed things that a PRO USER already can fix by himself, i speak about greenify... aggressive doze on the go....
i am ok with resurrection 5.8.3.....
Anonymous, 05 Sep 2017iOS 11 has a dark mode. The fully customizable android doesn't have that? What a shame.I'm using a fully black animated theme for my Galaxy S8, I can have any theme from the theme store. A theme will change wallpapers, icons, color scheme, settings, AOD everything. I can't imagine all this on my iPhone 7 charity product
Anonymous, 05 Sep 2017iOS 11 has a dark mode. The fully customizable android doesn't have that? What a shame.In Android you can have pink mode, yellow mode, whatevertheeff rocks your boat. It may just not be the stock behavior (hence why an open system is great, don't like it then change it!)
Anonymous, 05 Sep 2017Dots are gimmick. My windows phone shows exact number of notifications instead dots (i.e mi... moreNova Launcher (with Tesla Unread) does exactly what you want. "Shame on Google" only in their launcher, which has nothing to do with Android itself.
Oreo completely ruined my battery life when tethering. This is already after a restore to new. I turned on Wi-Fi spot for only 1 hr and my battery life is down to 75%. Back on Nougat, it would be about 90% after a single delivery using voice navigation. My Pixel is extremely hot just on idle when Wi-Fi hotspot is on.
This is why I hate updating. Also on my iPhone SE, I updated Opera Mini and can't rid of the news page. If you plan on using your Pixel as a hotspot, stick to Nougat. If the battery gets so bad, I may need to sell my Pixel because this update murdered my battery life for tethering.
As I type this, it is now 71% after just 10 minutes since I last glanced at it and with LTE on and hotpot off. Beware of Oreo. Battery life is bad even after a reset.
Anonymous, 05 Sep 2017iOS 11 has a dark mode. The fully customizable android doesn't have that? What a shame.Come on. They are talking about google launcher have this effect. In android you could have installed every launcher from the beginning. Do not compare iOS to android. As you said android is the most customizable OS in mobile market.
Completely reorganized Settings menu... AGAIN?!?!?!?! wtf!!!
get lost scrapsung.....
Anonymous, 05 Sep 2017iOS 11 has a dark mode. The fully customizable android doesn't have that? What a shame.It depends on the brand. Per example Samsung has the black theme or Oneplus, but those are heavy customized roms, while brands that tend to go with a stock look don't (pixel, sony).
I could install a different rom and have the black theme, but i want the stock one as it is really really smooth and has no bugs or errors whatsoever. Thank you Sony!
Add black theme to stock Android!
Alien, 05 Sep 2017I would love to be able to do the following without the need of root access : - Change resolu... moreSamsung lets you do that. pretty much Excepts the gif thing. atleast the S7 and forward.