Just got it and am kind of disappointed with this phone. The camera is great and I love the feel of this phone in my hand (without a case at least) but I thought the blue hue when off center was only on the XL and I'm definitely getting it on the regular pixel 2. Plus the battery life has been sub par.
Apart from camera from what I have seen, there is nothing to get excited about in this phone apart from I wouldn't get it simply because its overpriced and my sister has one and is on her second due to a defective microphone.
AlexG, 04 Feb 2018you really need wireless charging?? It slower 3 times than with cable... and if you want to ch... moreLook, either bluetooth headphones really don't have good sound quality, USB-C headphones are also ruining sound quality, and I won't even mention the quality with dongle. You have nice, expensive headphones which are useless because you have bad equipment - or in other words, you don't have needed equipment.
Bluetooth headphones - you need to charge them, easier to lose... on and on...
Dongle - really inconvenient, ruins both, quality and the experience.
No matter what kind of cloud storage you have - you still need your internet to get it and to use it. And in forgein country, that's not really an option, unless you like to run around catching wi-fi.
Then again, features, S8 has more features, like heart rate detector... even Iris Scanner! And I won't even mention the screen, build quality and design.
S8 User, 04 Feb 2018Only advantage being screen?
What if I want to wirelessly charge?
Or plug my headphones into... moreyou really need wireless charging?? It slower 3 times than with cable... and if you want to charge and listen to music there are couple options, buy a dongle or use wireless/BT headphones. Who use MicroSD today?? I have at home cloud and I upload everything to there... not to mention nowadays you can buy 128gig option...
Lastly, you really think that there is a big difference between IP67 to IP68?? Do you know even the difference??
AlexG, 04 Feb 2018What are you talking about??? The only thing Samsung has advantage is display... I had Galaxy ... moreOnly advantage being screen?
What if I want to wirelessly charge?
Or plug my headphones into it without a dongle?
Or charge while listening to music? What if I need a headphone jack to plug into my car?
Or if I want to put the SD card inside? If you want to say about infinite storage Google has on the internet - don't, since not everyone has unlimited data traffic on their phone and it can cost.
I'll visit forgein country and be like: "I'd show you some pics of my country, but it'd cost me a lot here, so I won't..."
IP67 isn't much when compared to IP68. Then design, the Pixel 2 is just ugly, it's always in beta, S8 has more features (you can make GIF or use text extraction...) and S8 is actually worth it's price!
TheLostWanderer, 26 Dec 2017I agree. They removed SD slot and headphone jack "to get more space" and yet, the Galaxy S8 wh... moreWhat are you talking about??? The only thing Samsung has advantage is display... I had Galaxy s8, Essential ph-1,iPhone 8 (which I returned after two weeks use) and now I have Pixel 2... and I tell you this is the best phone I ever had. Front facing stereo speakers, IP67, normal 16:9 aspect ratio, 3 years SW updates, best camera, amazing fingerprint scanner and the best part, amazing software experience! No lags, no crushes... everything is fluent, even the vibration feels natural like in iPhone 8!
Pixel 2 is a nice phone. It took me about a week or two adjusting to a smaller screen, having been using larger screens for a while. Now it feels natural. I tried the Pixel XL2 and did not like the P-OLED, that's an awful screen, maybe you'd get lucky and receive a good one, it's like playing the lottery. The Pixel 2 is not the prettiest, and these bezels are lame, but everything else is perfect.
Most horribly phone ever never ever buy this phone . Bought one pixel phone had to change mother board twice bad customer services bad call center. U rather hang Ur self then buying Google pixel phone .. incoming calls issues restart issues ... U name the.problem its their in Google pixel phones.. don't be a loser by buy pixel phones... Most disgusting phone
SwaggyP, 09 Nov 2017But very bad at anything else (regarding hardware).I agree. They removed SD slot and headphone jack "to get more space" and yet, the Galaxy S8 which was produced even before Pixel 2, has all those features + wireless charging, iris scanner and more, and has no bezels. Galaxy Note 8 even has S PEN, a WHOLE PEN inside! To make it even worse for Google, S8 has much better screen and overall design, and demolishes it in some speed tests too.
Google really has only good camera and frequent updates. But considering the price, that's not what I would be willing to pay for such crappy features, just to get maybe an update more, which will also be beta version full of bugs...
SwaggyP, 09 Nov 2017But very bad at anything else (regarding hardware).This phone is one of the biggest dissapointments in this industry.
Trying to be Apple so bad, yet getting destroyed by iPhones on speed tests, getting destroyed by other Android phones on speed tests and some other aspects too (Samsung Galaxy S8 mostly) and to make situation worse - those phones were produced BEFORE Pixel 2.
After studying the GSMArena'd reviews of Pixel 2 and Oneplus 5T I finally made up my mind. Pixel 2 order is placed at Carphonewarehouse and will be here in two days. Thank you GSMArena!
hear the developers always leave the baromoetro without integrated thermometer the real smart phones that developers do not respect the tastes of the users of the motorcycle X2da genracion unfortunately have eliminated the environment thermometer without any reason and the humidity that disrespect to users these sensors as the ambient thermometer should be a requirement in smart phones as gps and as the barometer in these smartphones with barometer from 2018 onwards should have a thermometer of habitation which the need of the manufacturers to eliminate the thermometer of environment???
Anonymous, 09 Nov 2017The best Android camera phone. Google is good at making really good camera phones.They are. But they need to buck up on the design of the smartphone, because people these days wouldn't want this kind of front and back design, and if I compare the front between even the old XPERIA XZ, I would say that even thought both of them have almost the same bezels, the XPERIA XZ looks much better to be honest
Anonymous, 09 Nov 2017The best Android camera phone. Google is good at making really good camera phones.But very bad at anything else (regarding hardware).
The best Android camera phone. Google is good at making really good camera phones.