IÂ’m really sad where Google went with itÂ’s Nexus, ehm, Pixel lines. They cut done on features yet hiked up the price. No Wireless charging anymore, no headphone jack, no stock Android, priced at over twice that than the latest also LG Nexus that had them all. I know itÂ’s a very niche product, but I canÂ’t help but be sad and look back to their good years of the past.
Additionally, I canÂ’t believe the Dxo labs scored the camera so well. The sensor is a downgrade, which you can see by the noise and loss of detail on 100% preview. All of the niceness comes from the software, itÂ’s generated, not captured. IÂ’m not sure how I feel about that, as I would much rather simply have a better sensor. Shooting exclusively in HDR also sounds so wrong.
By the time GSMA's review had come, all sorts of issues plagued Google's latest and greatest flagships. They already had supply issues with last years Pixels and it got extra issues in Pixel 2's to deal with. Eager to see how Google does the damage control.
TheProperGentleman, 31 Oct 2017Because there are people who are willing to pay. You see, smartphones these days give their ma... moreEvery organization out there does business for profits not for charity. They have every right to price their products accordingly to get profits for the company's present and future costs. No body sells any product at its manufacturing costs. That's same with OnePlus also. You can see where it started with OP1 and where it is now with OP5 or upcoming 5T. But at the end of the day, Samsung and Apple never put a restriction that everyone should buy their products only if one wants to have a smartphone, right? It's your money, your wish. You want and capable to buy a flagship, then buy it. If not there are options for every price range. Or you can wait for 6 months or till the said flagship's price falls. If you have a tendency to buy latest and greatest the moment it arrives, you are the one at loss.
lagos, 31 Oct 2017Ok, so let me get this straight... this is the greatest purest Android phone which the fans st... moreiPhones have wireless charging now. Also, they've always had fantastic displays.
lagos, 31 Oct 2017Ok, so let me get this straight... this is the greatest purest Android phone which the fans st... moreEm for number 6 every smartphone not only Apple currently have non removable battery, well good luck to u if u are the one complaining
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... moreI agree on your opinion bout phone screen bro. heads up. Im an LG fan boy. my phone is lg g5.Planning to buy the lg g6 with my hard earned money.
TheProperGentleman, 31 Oct 2017Because there are people who are willing to pay. You see, smartphones these days give their ma... moreAgree on you bro. these manufacturers just makes a good profit of their device than the money they spent for these handsets just because its a "flagship" device. It sucks. sad to say people are buying these phone with their hard earned money. Not a problem to those rich people.
Are there any comparison between Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL display color? They both want to provide accurate color, but one is using Samsung AMOLED and the other is using LG pOLED, so are they showing the same color? If not, which one more accuracy? Does this mean one of them make Google Hardware's disappointed?
Sony Fanboy Bitches, 31 Oct 2017Yeah. They put stereo speakers there for us to hear a mono audio recording lol.That is very well said. lol.
Only thing wrong with this phone is no expandable storage, headphone jack and more color options! I figure it's LGs strategy to get people to buy the V30 but really expandable storage is the only thing killing it for me!
Hello, thanks for the very thorough review!
Question, why wasn't camera speed mentioned or compared?
lagos, 31 Oct 2017Why isn't the HTC U11 included in the recommended alternative devices?
IMO it is the only ... moreNo one cares about HTC now, especially since they dont have headphone jacks.
The same reason this phone wont sell either
lagos, 31 Oct 2017Why isn't the HTC U11 included in the recommended alternative devices? IMO it is the only ... moreActually U11 is quite good competitor for camera comparison to pixel2. Same 808. Is there any other phone with camera coprocessor?
Why isn't the HTC U11 included in the recommended alternative devices?
IMO it is the only device that can challenge the Pixel 2 XL in every spec, EXCEPT the camera & stock OS. However the screen, dual speakers (personally prefer it, because you can still have the fingerprint sensor in the front), zoom recording, edge sense, headphones, expandable storage & excellent build quality... HTC U11 beats Pixel there.
HTC is underrated and deserves more credit. Both Apple & Google takes inspiration/cues from them.
s4f786, 31 Oct 2017What is it with companies charging high prices and can't even put stereo audio in video record... moreBecause there are people who are willing to pay. You see, smartphones these days give their makers huge, unprecedented profit. Is there really a phone that deserves over 700$? IMO, no. The Note8, the iPhone X, the Pixel 2XL, all doesn't deserve their prices. You can come and tell me about R&D and the build materials or the OLED displays or anything, but unfortunately, it still doesn't explain the high cost. These phones doesn't cost 600 or 700$ to make. They barely cost over 300 or 400$ to make.
Do we see a huge and noticable improvements each year? No. Do they perform 60% better than last year? No. Are the cameras 10 times better than last year? No. They simply don't deserve their cost. But again, there are people who are willing to pay.