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  1. worldsoutro's Avatar
    Update
    08-24-2017 03:09 PM
  2. ChuckG73's Avatar
    nice thanks for putting these all.together in one thread
    worldsoutro likes this.
    08-24-2017 08:59 PM
  3. worldsoutro's Avatar
    updated with more reviews
    08-24-2017 11:46 PM
  4. ChuckG73's Avatar
    08-25-2017 10:59 AM
  5. anon(1733)'s Avatar
    Doesn't bother me at all. I don't take a lot of pictures anyway. Hardly any at all actually. It will improve I'm sure and for people like me that will be fine enough. For others it will not be. Time will tell for sure.
    modifier likes this.
    08-25-2017 11:03 AM
  6. anon(522296)'s Avatar
    this was before the hdr update, Gizmodo is a joke and is the national enquirer of the smart phone news media.
    08-25-2017 11:36 AM
  7. anon(9918034)'s Avatar
    I'm also in the boat of I don't that take a lot of pictures, also if it's an important occasions I use a real camera not a cheap sensor on a phone.

    Also gizmodo is the last place I would go for a quote review. At the price point to of the essential you are not getting a cheap aluminum and plastic phone.
    firebirder likes this.
    08-25-2017 11:47 AM
  8. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    this was before the hdr update, Gizmodo is a joke and is the national enquirer of the smart phone news media.
    Gizmodo mentions installing the update with HDR and all the problems the camera was still having. None of these reviews I read have good opinions of the camera.
    ChuckG73 likes this.
    08-25-2017 12:37 PM
  9. PhiPsi32's Avatar
    New tech and new apps usually aren't "fully baked" at launch. But this is a larger concern them I would typically expect.
    08-25-2017 01:27 PM
  10. cstmstyle's Avatar
    Someone on Twitter posted that the Pixel camera app showed a big improvement to the pics taken with the phone. No confirmation if it is taking advantage of the dual camera's though.

    Link https://twitter.com/superscientific/...36313989033986
    08-25-2017 01:42 PM
  11. Aodmisery's Avatar
    what a coincidence that both bgr.com and gizomodo destroyed the phone on the review and theyre the ones that got denied on receiving a review phone.
    modifier likes this.
    08-25-2017 02:11 PM
  12. 1901Madison's Avatar
    True, but it did say that battery life is really good.
    08-25-2017 05:59 PM
  13. bhatech's Avatar
    Gets roasted by Mr Mobile

    modifier and bchain996 like this.
    08-25-2017 06:06 PM
  14. modifier's Avatar
    Gets roasted by Mr Mobile
    Ouch. Customer service notwithstanding, it sounds like the camera is the biggest sticking point. It'll be interesting to test the Pixel HDR and Open Camera apps to see how well they work with just the RGB camera.
    08-25-2017 07:28 PM
  15. 1901Madison's Avatar
    Is it possible this phone might suck?
    08-25-2017 08:12 PM
  16. bhatech's Avatar
    Ouch. Customer service notwithstanding, it sounds like the camera is the biggest sticking point. It'll be interesting to test the Pixel HDR and Open Camera apps to see how well they work with just the RGB camera.
    There is an update rolling out now for camera improvements according to Mr Mobile
    08-25-2017 08:29 PM
  17. worldsoutro's Avatar
    There is an update rolling out now for camera improvements according to Mr Mobile
    He also stated from his experience he never seen image quality really improve much from updates
    08-25-2017 08:38 PM
  18. modifier's Avatar
    @bhatech I suspect the camera will be a major focus going forward. They made a huge deal about the mono/color combo online, bragged about the engineers behind it, etc. The initial photos looked good but reviewers haven't been able to produce similar results.

    @1901Madison Yes, it's certainly possible this phone might suck for some people and in some ways. Build quality doesn't seem to be one of the complaints. Photo quality will hopefully improve with time. The question might come down to confidence in the brand overall. If they don't make some PR magic happen and set customers' minds at ease, they'll see a heavy return rate in the 15-day period purely because some won't want to (or can't afford to) take a $699 risk.

    As I've always said, I'm giving it a fair chance and rely on my own review. But, if it sucks then it will get returned. The problem then will be in finding an alternative and I don't see anything built or designed remotely close to this.
    08-25-2017 08:41 PM
  19. EnemiesInTheEnd's Avatar
    Gets roasted by Mr Mobile

    I don't care much for Mr. Mobile's views on phones from the reviews I have seen.


    Is it possible this phone might suck?
    Nah. The phone is really good aside from low light camera performance.
    08-25-2017 08:44 PM
  20. EnemiesInTheEnd's Avatar
    He also stated from his experience he never seen image quality really improve much from updates
    I doubt he reviews a lot of phones with such immature software.
    bchain996 likes this.
    08-25-2017 08:45 PM
  21. anon(9918034)'s Avatar
    He also stated from his experience he never seen image quality really improve much from updates
    Did everyone forget about the htc10, when it first launch. It had some serious camera struggles. Yet they fixed it with an update and it was one of the best cameras out at the time on a phone.

    On this site unless Samsung or LG makes it, it will most likely get a less than stellar review every single time. I am super excited to get this phone and can't wait. It's the perfect size with a great screen and best build quality of anything coming out this year, have fun with your glass cover phones.
    08-25-2017 09:09 PM
  22. modifier's Avatar
    On this site unless Samsung or LG makes it, it will most likely get a less than stellar review every single time.
    That's why I want to try a different camera app before making a judgment call on camera quality. The BlackBerry KEYone had lackluster camera reviews despite being the same sensor as the Pixel. Using the Pixel camera app it was identical.

    I am super excited to get this phone and can't wait. It's the perfect size with a great screen and best build quality of anything coming out this year, have fun with your glass cover phones.
    Agreed on all points. I'm having a hard time finding an alternative option.
    08-25-2017 09:56 PM
  23. bhatech's Avatar
    Update not promising

    k, NMI54B update complete. In Essential-vs-Pixel shooting, slight improvement in lit scenes. App still slow. Low-light still a dumpster . https://t.co/1eTsYzhzeX
    08-25-2017 10:36 PM
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