1. peter nde63h's Avatar
    i bought a 32 silver at 15-feb. it had been with me for 1 month. i used some sony android phones previously. the ux between pixel and those sony phones are different. google is more prominent in pixel. e.g. when i got into a shopping mall, the phone would prompt me some notifications such as do i need interior maps of the mall. when i finished taking some photos, the phone would prompt me to contribute them onto google maps. i did this many times and i gained some progress. it is happy to discover that my photos are viewed by many people.

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    the other interesting thing is the timeline. it records my movements and shows them on the maps.

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    i used android phones for years but i didn't notice these functions. maybe i am too lazy to explore the ui and dig deep into all pages of all apps. thanks for the google in pixel being so proactive to show the hints. i like the google apps. the calendar is well integrated with the contacts and maps. it would be great if the photos app could organize the photos by geo-infos just like that in iphone. below are some misc screenshots showing my 1 month data usage and 1 day battery consumption experiment (the pixel acts as a wifi router during that period).

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    it is lucky that my pixel doesn't have the "30% --> 0% sudden power off" flaw which was reported by many users.
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    03-16-2017 09:23 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I may have missed it in your post, but did you get the XL?
    03-18-2017 10:14 AM
  3. peter nde63h's Avatar
    I may have missed it in your post, but did you get the XL?
    no, I got the regular one. it is more comfortable to grasp..^^'

    recently I am playing with the lens blur. I find it very interesting. it is easy for a photo dummy like me to produce some seemingly professional photos..^^
    03-19-2017 03:43 AM
  4. popkurn611's Avatar
    no, I got the regular one. it is more comfortable to grasp..^^'

    recently I am playing with the lens blur. I find it very interesting. it is easy for a photo dummy like me to produce some seemingly professional photos..^^
    It is pretty incredible the lens blur feature! I had someone ask me if my picture was taken by an Digital SLR camera!

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    03-19-2017 07:11 AM
  5. meattray's Avatar
    Very cool. Sounds like you've found the right fit for you. Keep us updated as you learn more about your new device!
    03-19-2017 08:16 AM
  6. peter nde63h's Avatar
    It is pretty incredible the lens blur feature! I had someone ask me if my picture was taken by an Digital SLR camera!

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...4b4be8b640.jpg
    yes the lens blur is very amazing. here're my recent shots.

    it doesn't work in all scenarios. sometimes it produced unpleasant effects. I am still investigating what are the rules behind.
    Attached Thumbnails one month with my pixel-img_20170317_191241.jpg   one month with my pixel-img_20170318_133703_1_1_1.jpg   one month with my pixel-img_20170318_135319.jpg   one month with my pixel-img_20170319_131526_1.jpg  
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    03-19-2017 08:25 AM
  7. peter nde63h's Avatar
    Very cool. Sounds like you've found the right fit for you. Keep us updated as you learn more about your new device!
    yes I am very satisfied with it. I am not new to android but as said the "google" in the system of this phone is more proactive to prompt me what it can do such that I discovered some features that I missed before.

    yesterday I asked "ok google, how to go home by public transits?" when I was in a district not familiar to me. it provided the correct information. siri is not able to do that. I tried that on an iPhone.
    Red-Oak, libra89, meattray and 1 others like this.
    03-19-2017 08:36 AM
  8. DMP89145's Avatar
    Wow! Some really nice pics! Pixel is an amazing device. I've had mine since day one and still enjoy it everyday.
    03-19-2017 07:41 PM
  9. meattray's Avatar
    Fantastic pictures. Really impressive. Id love to see more as you continue with the phone.
    03-19-2017 08:16 PM
  10. vividrich's Avatar
    I'm loving the camera in this phone, and to have it say "6 hours left" with 32% battery is something I'm not used to coming from a Nexus 5.
    03-19-2017 08:38 PM
  11. peter nde63h's Avatar
    Fantastic pictures. Really impressive. Id love to see more as you continue with the phone.
    I am interested in those google services. google seems organizing my photos in its own way.

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    I didn't create these folders. they were created by google automatically.

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    I guess google is using some image recognition techniques to identify the contents of my photos. it recognized a flower as food.

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    some are not flowers too.

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    mistakes exist but i know it is not so easy to identify the content in a photo. it seems google is experimenting something.
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    03-20-2017 02:01 AM
  12. Vega007's Avatar
    I am not a fan boy, at all. But damn if the Pixel isn't the best all around phone I have ever used. I adore the camera and I love all of these fantastic photos posted!
    03-20-2017 03:30 PM
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    my pixel is running android o now! the flashing process is not as difficult as I imagined. google developer page has a guide telling you how to do. still trying to figure out what's new in android o..
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    03-21-2017 09:34 PM
  14. meattray's Avatar
    Very cool. Let us know what you find!
    03-21-2017 09:40 PM
  15. peter nde63h's Avatar
    Very cool. Let us know what you find!
    the first thing I noticed was the absence of aurora live wallpaper. I couldn't find it in wallpaper collection. second thing was about android pay. android pay is not supported in this preview build. wallpaper is not a big deal but if you rely heavily on android pay you should avoid this build.
    03-22-2017 02:49 AM
  16. NexusShark's Avatar
    The photos app does automatically put photos in folders based on location. I have location reporting on all of my pictures and the folder called "places" has them all separated and organized. It's a great feature for traveling
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    03-22-2017 11:06 AM
  17. peter nde63h's Avatar
    The photos app does automatically put photos in folders based on location. I have location reporting on all of my pictures and the folder called "places" has them all separated and organized. It's a great feature for traveling
    I discovered that. thanks..^^
    03-22-2017 08:31 PM

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