Sure....It's a great phone...If it was $200-$300 cheaper. And even then it would only be for a select crowd considering the mid rangers and flagship killers you can get at that price point. And the cheap compromises the pixel 2 made.
This is the most over priced Android phone out there. The only Android device more over priced is the Sony projector.
When you consider the quality choices, lowered specs, compromises, excessive price hikes, and severe denial and defense from all the fanboys....
Sadly this is the Google iPhone. iPhone of Android.
Regardless of which you prefer between the 2 XL or the Note8 for instance.
Google has zero reason or right to charge almost the same as the Note8. Again not speaking on which one you want or how you feel about Touchwiz or stock...Even though speed tests put the Note8 neck and neck and even ahead sometimes....
The issue is the cost into everything specs, software, development, and accessories is all more with the Note8. Display, ram, features, digitizer, pen, headset jack, expandable storage, free included $100 headphones that will sound much better than the wireless options that would cost you over $100 more, wireless charging.
Talk about gimmicks all you want but that's subjective and irrelevant. The point is nothing about the pixel justifies this outrageous price.
Sony Fanboy Bitches, 31 Oct 2017And that folks, is why I still stand myself correct, that OLED ISN'T THE FUTURE, and IS NOT BE... moreWell you knowledge on screens is no very good. Or biased to say the least. And ill informed.
First of all you are now talking about a comparison of many 3K phones. Not 2k. And when you said 2K you were talking about 2.5K which is Quad HD. 2k is a resolution that is just a tiny hair over 1080p.
And what a long exaggerated rant just to falsely claim OLED can't be the future because issues some have with display quality or the possibility of burn in.
Yes the differences are more than just a little. The advantages are across the board.
Yes Oled can burn in. But doesn't mean it will. Out of 15 plus phones from 2009 I have seen slight burn in on one. And it's not the 2009 one either.
It happens. But is not a guarantee.
And that is completely bias one sided claims that tries to paint the picture as if LCD panels dont get image retention. Or have issues that can happen only to LCD and not oled like backlight related issues.
That right there alone debunks everything you said. Good day
lagos, 01 Nov 2017Me complain? The opposite actually. I'm wonderfully surprised :) Google & nearly every ... moreSadly you are 100% dead on factual with that. It's really sad and pathetic. The irony of it. And just the general failure of people.
Anonymous, 01 Nov 2017Oh the sweet irony. Android was criticized for advantages of open source software and the feat... moreOh np. People have been defending it something fierce. You should actually read some sections before commenting.
TheProperGentleman, 01 Nov 2017Even the vanilla Android experience is way more customizable than iOS. So no, the day where yo... moreNo. They were 100% dead on. You even just proved yourself to be one of those they were talking about.
Your comment didnt even make sense. Obviously stock android still has more customizing and features. That wasnt the point. And it didnt change what they said.
Its everything the 2xl takes away, compromises, faults, and dramatically over charges... And all of you are blindly defending strongly like a religion.
SpiritWolf, 01 Nov 2017Finally a camera that's equal or can even beat Lumia 950/950XL camera. Still, 12 Mpx is a bit ... moreThat high resolution is the only big advantage the 950 has. It's not a god among camera phones.
These 12mp phones have had many advantages over it for a while. In focus, video, low light, and so on.
I handled it at bestbuy yesterday and it was disappointing af. The thick side bezels make it chunky and the screen is pretty bad. The blue shift is real and makes it feel like the cheap tn panel screens you get on ultra-low-end phones. I hate apple and avoid buying their products, but at least they don't have the stones to release something this bad...
Finally a camera that's equal or can even beat Lumia 950/950XL camera. Still, 12 Mpx is a bit too low pixel count for maximum detail. 20-23 Mpx should be standard.
lagos, 01 Nov 2017Me complain? The opposite actually. I'm wonderfully surprised :) Google & nearly every ... moreEven the vanilla Android experience is way more customizable than iOS. So no, the day where you see Android becoming an iOS look-a-like is still years ahead. For hardware though, you're right.
imRGZ, 01 Nov 2017Every organization out there does business for profits not for charity. They have every right ... moreI didn't say that they don't have the right to get profits. If they don't, they will go down obviously. I only said that smartphones are overpriced these days, which is true.
lagos, 01 Nov 2017Me complain? The opposite actually. I'm wonderfully surprised :) Google & nearly every ... moreOh the sweet irony. Android was criticized for advantages of open source software and the features third party incorporated in it like file managers and stuff. Only for apple to open up it's ecosystem. Also nobody is defending this pixel. There is a small segment of Android users who like it. That's the true beauty of Android. You can get any manufacturers vision of Android on their phone. Stock happens to be pretty smooth while still offering more customisation than any iOS iteration. If you don't want that there always HTC sense, touchwiz, miui, hydrogen os, lineage, oxygen os and many more to name. Also even in land of stock there are many manufacturers making phones eg Nokia and Motorola and stuff. Also I'm happy with my momentum earbuds which comfortably fit in a 3.5 mm Jack on my device
Google should release 3 phones next year: a Pixel 3 XL, a regular sized Pixel 3, and a Pixel 3 Compact/Mini (4.5" screen if it has big bezels like the regular Pixel, or 5" if it will have small bezels but with same specs as the regular sized Pixel). They can steal market share from Apple and other Android brands on the compact segment of the market.
xXENDER FREAKXx, 01 Nov 2017Em for number 6 every smartphone not only Apple currently have non removable battery, well goo... moreBtw i'm not directing this comment to u in particular. I'm just replying to the general haters out there
xXENDER FREAKXx, 01 Nov 2017Em for number 6 every smartphone not only Apple currently have non removable battery, well goo... moreMe complain? The opposite actually. I'm wonderfully surprised :)
Google & nearly every droid phone maker, being fully aware of the situation and being in total control, have decided that the most pure/clean/smooth Android experience is basically REMOVING all the features that made Android different/superior over the years.
Basically following Apple's formula of business!
Whose the copycat now huh??
But wait... theres more. The best part of it all, is how the android fanboys & google groupies here are defending this, badly made, overpriced hardware... just like how Apple fanboys did with their "inferior, overpriced" iPhones right? As you droidfans would say :D
Oh the sweet, sweet IRONY!
Never thought I'd see the day Android becomes the new Apple.
These days, I can practically take any flame on Apple and replace it with Android and it'll actually be relevant LOL!
welcome to the dark side, new sheeps
DangerousDroid, 31 Oct 2017Battery life is a shame ...It manages to beat the mate 10 with a battery that is about 10% smaller.
Anonymous, 31 Oct 2017Taking pictures using beauty mode turned on and wondering where the details are. Why would they take light box photos with beauty mode on?