04-28-2017 11:17 PM
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  1. maverick7526's Avatar
    You know, that's exactly what I've been thinking. I feel so bad not getting a Nexus / pixel phone, but like I keep on repeating the ambient display the crappy vibrate on our phones just sucks too much. And I would like more overall operating system customization. I'm just worried about the no more unlimited Cloud Google photos backup stores that we might not get with a Galaxy S8 phones. I haven't used the microSD memory card in years! The size of the phone overall entices me.
    I think as long as you have a Google account they give you 15GB of free cloud storage. It might just be time to take a break from Google. Today now my speaker's on my 6P decided to stop playing audio from apps like YouTube, etc. It could be because I was out running and it decided to rain for a lil bit, or it could be this phone is just breaking down. Idk, I wanted to get to the end of summer before I purchased another phone but, I may just have to get one now.
    04-22-2017 12:33 PM
  2. GSDer's Avatar
    I'm just worried about the no more unlimited Cloud Google photos backup stores that we might not get with a Galaxy S8 phones.
    Description taken directly from Google Photos: "Back up unlimited photos and videos for free in High Quality" - this has nothing to do with what phone you own: it'll work equally well on a Samsung or Nexus/Pixel device. The only difference is that on a Pixel device you can store ORIGINAL resolution pictures for free (and unless you're a professional photographer who really needs that?).
    04-22-2017 12:45 PM
  3. eric002's Avatar
    Description taken directly from Google Photos: "Back up unlimited photos and videos for free in High Quality" - this has nothing to do with what phone you own: it'll work equally well on a Samsung or Nexus/Pixel device. The only difference is that on a Pixel device you can store ORIGINAL resolution pictures for free (and unless you're a professional photographer who really needs that?).
    Well then, that's excellent news!
    04-22-2017 12:46 PM
  4. eric002's Avatar
    I think as long as you have a Google account they give you 15GB of free cloud storage. It might just be time to take a break from Google. Today now my speaker's on my 6P decided to stop playing audio from apps like YouTube, etc. It could be because I was out running and it decided to rain for a lil bit, or it could be this phone is just breaking down. Idk, I wanted to get to the end of summer before I purchased another phone but, I may just have to get one now.
    Yeah I mean my speakers are still working great. I really can't complain about too too much on this phone other than the size and like I said the ambient display feature. just something different and new.
    04-22-2017 12:47 PM
  5. VAVA Mk2's Avatar
    I'm waiting for the Pixel 2 before I decide what to do. The battery on my 6P is getting worse and worse so I have to do an upgrade this year. I really really prefer a Nexus/Pixel because of the software updates, I've had the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 5 and now the 6P, but I might consider another flagship phone depending on what the Pixel 2s look like. The Pixels weren't good enough to consider an upgrade, the screen was smaller than the 6Ps and more importantly the speakers sucked. I like the forward firing stereo speakers on the 6P and if they don't fix the speakers on the Pixel 2s I'll move on. If I do move to something else I hope that someone has a flagship with a replaceable battery, I hate the in ability to change a battery. On the Nexus 5 it was possible to change the battery although it was impossible to get a good replacement battery. On the 6P I wouldn't even try to replace the battery.
    Just get the battery replaced, either through Google or at a local cell phone repair place. I did the latter and battery life is like when I first got it. 6P is still a great phone after doing that.
    04-23-2017 05:44 PM
  6. Robisan's Avatar
    No dual front speakers = no dice. It's gonna take some transformative new feature to get me to drop big $$$ for a device that likely won't have the feature I most appreciate in the 6P. Until then I'll stick with the 6P at least for as long as it still gets updates.
    04-24-2017 12:23 AM
  7. LeoRex's Avatar
    I held the S8+ today in hand. It's about the same size as the 6P, however it felt lighter, and easier to one hand it. It was a little taller though.
    The only thing there is that the S8+'s status bar is going through pretty much where the top speaker is on the 6P. I have big mitts, and I often use my phone one handed, and I can reach the status bar on the 6P, but no way I'd get to the S8+'s without fumbling with the phone.
    04-24-2017 11:33 AM
  8. eric002's Avatar
    The only thing there is that the S8+'s status bar is going through pretty much where the top speaker is on the 6P. I have big mitts, and I often use my phone one handed, and I can reach the status bar on the 6P, but no way I'd get to the S8+'s without fumbling with the phone.
    That's one of the things about the s8 that I love. Realistic one handed usage! I doubt Google will give the new pixel 2 dual front stereo speakers. I think that feature is going away. Time for Bluetooth everything. That's another feature if the s8 I like; Bluetooth 5.0!
    04-24-2017 11:37 AM
  9. maverick7526's Avatar
    The only thing there is that the S8+'s status bar is going through pretty much where the top speaker is on the 6P. I have big mitts, and I often use my phone one handed, and I can reach the status bar on the 6P, but no way I'd get to the S8+'s without fumbling with the phone.
    The screen is very tall. I'm still on the fence about it. I'll keep the 6P until late summer when the pixel 2 rumors start flying and decide then. Unless something catastrophic happens to my now almost 2 year old 6P, I'll hop on to an S8+
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    04-24-2017 11:37 AM
  10. eric002's Avatar
    The screen is very tall. I'm still on the fence about it. I'll keep the 6P until late summer when the pixel 2 rumors start flying and decide then. Unless something catastrophic happens to my now almost 2 year old 6P, I'll hop on to an S8+
    I'll probably do wind up buying the s8, to try something different, and because I really do like a lot of it's features.
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    04-24-2017 12:08 PM
  11. maverick7526's Avatar
    I'll probably do wind up buying the s8, to try something different, and because I really do like a lot of it's features.
    I played around with both phones and they are great. I'm wary about leaving the Nexus/Pixel fold, just because I prefer stock Android, and love quick updates. However I find myself not caring so much about being on the bleeding edge anymore. If Google can redeem themselves with a at least halfway decent pixel 2 launch, and it has a decent size screen, I'll bite. By then the next note rumors will be flying as well, and that'll be tough to pass up. It might be time to try something else, Samsung has come a long way, from what I remember.
    04-24-2017 12:56 PM
  12. eric002's Avatar
    I played around with both phones and they are great. I'm wary about leaving the Nexus/Pixel fold, just because I prefer stock Android, and love quick updates. However I find myself not caring so much about being on the bleeding edge anymore. If Google can redeem themselves with a at least halfway decent pixel 2 launch, and it has a decent size screen, I'll bite. By then the next note rumors will be flying as well, and that'll be tough to pass up. It might be time to try something else, Samsung has come a long way, from what I remember.
    That's how I'm feeling as well. I'm wary about leaving the Google phones as well, but same sentiment regarding fast software updates as well, as long as the s8 phones get then sooner than later. I am starting to like the customization again of Touchwiz , which apparently Samsung had dialed down quite a bit as well. That's the main key point here​. There are also way more cases available for the s8 phones thankfully!
    04-24-2017 01:01 PM
  13. Robisan's Avatar
    I doubt Google will give the new pixel 2 dual front stereo speakers. I think that feature is going away. Time for Bluetooth everything.
    Sadly, this a probably true. IMO an $800 device ought to be optimal standing alone. I shouldn't have to dig out some BT accessory every time I watch video or want to hear a podcast clearly across a room.


    There are also way more cases available for the s8 phones thankfully!
    OTOH, I'm guessing S8 tempered glass options will be a nightmare.
    04-24-2017 02:25 PM
  14. eric002's Avatar
    Sadly, this a probably true. IMO an $800 device ought to be optimal standing alone. I shouldn't have to dig out some BT accessory every time I watch video or want to hear a podcast clearly across a room.




    OTOH, I'm guessing S8 tempered glass options will be a nightmare.
    Yeah I agree as well with you. An $800 phone should have everything inside of it, but the wireless market won't allow that to happen. People care much more about waterproofing, and durable build quality vs dual stereo speakers in the front of the phone. As far as other features I'd like to see in the phone the phones already have them. I want to see ip68 waterproofing which the S8 has and a nice display which the S8 has. I do like the fact that Bluetooth 5.0 will allow the phone to use a Bluetooth headset for phone audio and allow for a Bluetooth speaker for music audio though redirecting it to wherever you wanted to go too. That is a nice nice feature!
    04-24-2017 02:36 PM
  15. dty06's Avatar
    I'm fine with my 6P and likely will continue to be fine with it for a while. Monthly updates are my biggest reason, but I'm also on Fi, so definitely not going the Samsung route. I'd also rather not pay $1000 for a cell phone, so depending on the Pixel 2 pricing, I may be waiting another year.
    04-24-2017 03:17 PM
  16. maverick7526's Avatar
    I'm fine with my 6P and likely will continue to be fine with it for a while. Monthly updates are my biggest reason, but I'm also on Fi, so definitely not going the Samsung route. I'd also rather not pay $1000 for a cell phone, so depending on the Pixel 2 pricing, I may be waiting another year.
    The next pixel is supposed to be more​expensive than the first one. If that's the case, and there are still compromises (huge bezel, no waterproofing, small screen) this is a def pass.
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    04-24-2017 10:21 PM
  17. eric002's Avatar
    The next pixel is supposed to be more​expensive than the first one. If that's the case, and there are still compromises (huge bezel, no waterproofing, small screen) this is a def pass.
    I agree.
    04-25-2017 12:12 AM
  18. vzwuser76's Avatar
    The next pixel is supposed to be more​expensive than the first one. If that's the case, and there are still compromises (huge bezel, no waterproofing, small screen) this is a def pass.
    I kinda doubt they're gonna let issues like that, ones the majority of both people who didn't upgrade and those that did list as their main problems with the current models. Considering Google is directing app devs to start making their apps work with the 18:9 aspect ratio seen on the G6 and the S8 (18.5:9 but still) it's very likely Google is planning on implementing that on their device as well. And if what they said about the design of the Pixel is true (it was rushed after Huawei backed out when it was apparent their collaboration with Google wasn't going to garner them any publicity for the hardware) then this next device should be more in line with what Google wanted the Pixel to be from the start. Many are saying the Pixels are essentially a rehash of the HTC A9 so that explanation makes sense.

    While I fully expect Google's Pixel sequel to be better than the original, it's not to say that it couldn't still be a disappointment. People build things up in their head and when it doesn't come out exactly as they want, it's a failure. I moved on to the Pixel, the regular one because I wanted a smaller device before I got the 6p but for me the 5x had too many tradeoffs, but I still have my 6p. I find myself using it more like a tablet replacement and a backup if my primary device goes down. But if they dropped the regular Pixel and only offered phones 5.5" and larger, I'd probably have to look elsewhere. I'm not saying that no one should use a larger screen device, I see the benefits. But I find that I don't miss the size of the 6p in the least, it's more usable for one handed operation and with the smaller screen and lower resolution, it gets much better batter life than my 6p ever did with a much smaller battery.

    Hopefully the news that Google is going to offer three Pixels this year means that maybe they'll cover everyone's needs. A 5" device for people like me, a 5.5" device for those who don't like the smaller device like the regular Pixel but also don't want to go to something along the lines of the Nexus 6, and a 6" or larger device for those who thought the Nexus 6 was only a good starting point. Keep the internal specs, CPU, GPU, RAM, storage, etc., the same across all devices and they could really have something.
    04-26-2017 01:24 AM
  19. eric002's Avatar
    I kinda doubt they're gonna let issues like that, ones the majority of both people who didn't upgrade and those that did list as their main problems with the current models. Considering Google is directing app devs to start making their apps work with the 18:9 aspect ratio seen on the G6 and the S8 (18.5:9 but still) it's very likely Google is planning on implementing that on their device as well. And if what they said about the design of the Pixel is true (it was rushed after Huawei backed out when it was apparent their collaboration with Google wasn't going to garner them any publicity for the hardware) then this next device should be more in line with what Google wanted the Pixel to be from the start. Many are saying the Pixels are essentially a rehash of the HTC A9 so that explanation makes sense.

    While I fully expect Google's Pixel sequel to be better than the original, it's not to say that it couldn't still be a disappointment. People build things up in their head and when it doesn't come out exactly as they want, it's a failure. I moved on to the Pixel, the regular one because I wanted a smaller device before I got the 6p but for me the 5x had too many tradeoffs, but I still have my 6p. I find myself using it more like a tablet replacement and a backup if my primary device goes down. But if they dropped the regular Pixel and only offered phones 5.5" and larger, I'd probably have to look elsewhere. I'm not saying that no one should use a larger screen device, I see the benefits. But I find that I don't miss the size of the 6p in the least, it's more usable for one handed operation and with the smaller screen and lower resolution, it gets much better batter life than my 6p ever did with a much smaller battery.

    Hopefully the news that Google is going to offer three Pixels this year means that maybe they'll cover everyone's needs. A 5" device for people like me, a 5.5" device for those who don't like the smaller device like the regular Pixel but also don't want to go to something along the lines of the Nexus 6, and a 6" or larger device for those who thought the Nexus 6 was only a good starting point. Keep the internal specs, CPU, GPU, RAM, storage, etc., the same across all devices and they could really have something.
    You're definitely right about that.
    04-26-2017 04:59 AM
  20. LeoRex's Avatar
    Hopefully the news that Google is going to offer three Pixels this year means that maybe they'll cover everyone's needs.
    Rumors be rumors.... its hard to say what those are, but there was a third name that popped up in the mix. What that might be is anybody's guess. Some thought it might be a mid/low end offering, but the data suggested that it'll be powered by the same 835 that the two others are expected to have.

    That being said... a 5/5.5/6+ phone lineup is a little bit awkward, particularly if they stick with the same formula as the Pixel; same phone that differed only by screen specs and battery size. There would be a lot of overlap between the three. So that third option is a big wildcard...

    Give me a FLAT SCREEN 5.7" display that's stuffed into the same form factor as the G6 and I'll be fine... I would prefer they slap stereo speakers on the front, but those seem to be out of fashion at the moment. But a pox upon curved screens!
    04-26-2017 08:17 AM
  21. maverick7526's Avatar
    I kinda doubt they're gonna let issues like that, ones the majority of both people who didn't upgrade and those that did list as their main problems with the current models. Considering Google is directing app devs to start making their apps work with the 18:9 aspect ratio seen on the G6 and the S8 (18.5:9 but still) it's very likely Google is planning on implementing that on their device as well. And if what they said about the design of the Pixel is true (it was rushed after Huawei backed out when it was apparent their collaboration with Google wasn't going to garner them any publicity for the hardware) then this next device should be more in line with what Google wanted the Pixel to be from the start. Many are saying the Pixels are essentially a rehash of the HTC A9 so that explanation makes sense.

    While I fully expect Google's Pixel sequel to be better than the original, it's not to say that it couldn't still be a disappointment. People build things up in their head and when it doesn't come out exactly as they want, it's a failure. I moved on to the Pixel, the regular one because I wanted a smaller device before I got the 6p but for me the 5x had too many tradeoffs, but I still have my 6p. I find myself using it more like a tablet replacement and a backup if my primary device goes down. But if they dropped the regular Pixel and only offered phones 5.5" and larger, I'd probably have to look elsewhere. I'm not saying that no one should use a larger screen device, I see the benefits. But I find that I don't miss the size of the 6p in the least, it's more usable for one handed operation and with the smaller screen and lower resolution, it gets much better batter life than my 6p ever did with a much smaller battery.

    Hopefully the news that Google is going to offer three Pixels this year means that maybe they'll cover everyone's needs. A 5" device for people like me, a 5.5" device for those who don't like the smaller device like the regular Pixel but also don't want to go to something along the lines of the Nexus 6, and a 6" or larger device for those who thought the Nexus 6 was only a good starting point. Keep the internal specs, CPU, GPU, RAM, storage, etc., the same across all devices and they could really have something.
    I hope they learned something. Google can be very stubborn at times. I can live with losing the stereo speakers, however if the screen is staying the same as last year this is a no go for me. The pixel, in my eyes, was a downgrade from the 6P on most fronts. So I'm hoping they actually bring something good to the table this year. If not I'm going to hop on a Samsung device, either the S8+ or note 8 depending on how rumors pan out over the summer. Right now it's a waiting game!
    04-26-2017 08:22 AM
  22. Graymonkey's Avatar
    I won't buy any phone that costs close to a grand. It can't be THAT nice. Unless it gives me next weeks lottery numbers and does sexual things for me, it's not worth that much.
    04-28-2017 11:17 PM
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