My original Xperia X takes much better photo than pixel 2. Only condition is that you have to see it from a fans eye... from a fans eye man..
Google : hey Samsung.
Samsung : what ?
Google : we want OLED screen for our flagship Pixel phones.
Samsung : great, we have many ones of different quality. Which one do you want?
Google : Cheapest one.
Sony XZ1 Compact is more better!
1) Battery life
4) 3.5mm jack
5) Perfect Design (and colours)
Rizzow, 07 Nov 2017What would be the best alternative for this phone? I wish to buy Pixel 2 XL but the complaints... moreWait until the One Plus 5T comes out by next week. I suspect it will be much better overall, for less money than the Pixel 2 XL. You'll be able to make a better comparison then.
I was expecting better battery life, sony Xz1 has a slightly larger display and the same battery size but gets 88h vs 75h.
I do appreciate the camera and how they've opted for less noise reduction to preserve more detail.
Awesome phone...Till you see the limp noodle they give you instead of a 3.5 jack, phones with thinner bodies or tighter innards have the 3.5 port. On that floppy dongle, why don't they make it out of a better material like Essential with their braided cables.
I don't get it. Xperia XZ1 gets 82 hours of endurance with 2700 mAh. I thought Google would get even more, 75 hours is pretty close I guess.
Overall, really solid phone. People would love it.
Other than the camera, everything about this phone is 'meh'.
The 67% STB ratio and thick bezels are yawn-inducing. The lack of crucial stuff like the 3.5mm headphone jack, SD card slot don't inspire confidence either. Not to mention the numerous reported bugs.
The iPhone X scores in the benchmark is what piqued my interest the most.
What would be the best alternative for this phone? I wish to buy Pixel 2 XL but the complaints on its screen kinda bother me. Really love the software but if I were to pay for such price, I expect less issue on its hardware. Anyone?
Pixel's camera sways me from OnePlus!
Web browsing time best describes real battery life on my use case, and so this phone sounds solid.
Getting rid of headphone jack is completely wrong direction though. what we got insteadÂ… nada
>No 3.5mm headphone jack (ships with an adapter).
>No microSD card slot.
>Video camera records mono audio only.
Be more of an Apple, than the Apple will ever be.
Anonymous, 06 Nov 2017Good phone but no 3,5mm jack is a joke, especially with such bezels. Adapters are not the s... moreExactly, if the 3.5 jacks were so needless/useless why go the mile to make adapters for them? You proudly remove them and call it the future then make adapters for what you removed, what do you call that? Backwards thinking
I wonder if guy in black Audi did beat you up... Seems to be rather angry one.
Well, this phone has good camera, speakers and performance, but huge bezels, no 3.5 jack, mediocre battery life, and high price. No thanks.
Also you forgot to mention in conclusion:
Honor 9, XZ1C, Mi6, 1+5, Nokia 8. They are all cheaper than this pixel and can give you more.
i was waiting for this phone and review, but i'll pass.
no jack, meh design, meh battery, high price.
i can get a used S8 for less and get more phone, and a camera that isnt far off, plus you can install the modded version.
i can get a new XZ1C and get more phone, and you can also install the modded hdr cam, no wireless charging and fantastic battery life
Stinger430, 06 Nov 2017Strange that GSMArena didn't include the Nokia 8 as an alternative. I think that would be a gr... moreor the htc u11? i really dont get it why comparing always with samsung s8, iphone 8 now Huawei?really?..when someone looking for a pixel phone they don't want IOS ecosystem. htc u11 is superior with s8 in almost all, less the bezeless overated feature..that if someone wants one..they will not look to pixel 2..they will look to xl version. kinda sad seeing so many bad reviews out there...it was really that bad.
okcnaline, 06 Nov 2017Alternative could have been an Xperia XZ1 Compact...This one has the size of XZ1.