How come the U11, which has better performance than most phones listed in your performance chart, is not mentioned? We want a comparison between the best phones available in 2017. The U11 tops phones such as S8, V30 , P10, XZ premium, yet its not listed in this review?
Somehow Mate 10 not included in comparison. Far more compact and better looking, better stereo speakers, none of that weird idea of using oled without punchy colors and no blue and green tint while using the device from your desk, external card slot, 3.5mm jack and all that with a price tag you can save probably 400$ as the Pixel always has a horrible price tag outside of the US.
They should have considered LG V30 body including screen. Some modifications could have been done on back like glass and metal to make it look more like last pixel. This design is pathetic and why the hell there is blue tint on screen. Doesn't anyone noticed it while developing the phone. I have seen blue tint only in sub 100$ phones. Pixel 2 will compete with Samsung and apple flagships. They should be at their best. Only camera and software won't win them any market.
See? In the end its camera is not that "class-leading".
AnonD-526821, 31 Oct 2017Remarkable camera....Combined with poorest display. Well done googleWow hahaha!
That camera is freaking amazing.
I can't wait for the Pixel 2 review, that one will most likely be my choice. It sucks to go back to a smaller screen but I can live with it.
ithehappy, 31 Oct 2017Definitely a pointless upgrade from Pixel 2016. And that display is simply unacceptable. That'... moreThe blue shift is LG's fault. But how can Google's calibration which gives dull colors is their fault?
Remarkable camera....Combined with poorest display. Well done google
What About a Headphone...??
Are the colors duller than a Samsung flagship in Basic mode? Could anyone inform?
too many problems with this pixel XL.. not worth the price tag IMHO..
just overpriced android phone..
Meh. It's a phone, just like the thousands others out there. There are too many phones coming from Chinese manufacturers that are doing different and cool things for half the price. This is the iPhone of the Android world, for people with more dollars than sense.
Nothing exciting, even after playing with it in store.. Didn't even like look/ build quality.. Inexcusable display to boot
Definitely a pointless upgrade from Pixel 2016. And that display is simply unacceptable. That's what you get with LG.
So pixel is going apple route with mono audio in video and removal of 3.5mm jack
It would have been the android flagship phone of the year if only it has a better display. But it gives me hope for future pixel phones. It's doesn't have the redundency of bull$hit apps and so called "features" (read bloatware) of samsung phones. It's doesn't have that bull$hit voice assistant "bitchby" (or is it call bixby?. whatever). Not having that trashy assistant alone is worth looking at the phones. It's a shame about the headphone jack though.
It focuses on right things like giving pleasant and consistent user experience. Google assistant is class leading. With pixel separate image processing SoC the image processing will only get better. For now Google has created a solid phone and I like the direction google is taking with their pixel hardware.
Nice review! Somewhat related/unrelated question: The audio output through the dongle looks really good.. would you be able to use that Dongle on a regular XL and get just as good output?
Last year Google: lololololol we have a 3.5" jack!!!!111
This year Google: We remove it for a better audio experience 🤪