1. shaidaz's Avatar
    Hi all, Debating between Google Pixel XL 128 and the Samsung S8 when it comes out. Currently have a S6 which I love other than the God awful battery life and I think I'd like a bigger screen. It has a shattered screen (still functional for the time being) so in lieu of spending $200 on a new screen, I'm going to put it towards a new phone.

    I've been on Android for a while, always on a Samsung though.

    My needs are pretty basic:
    Excellent camera
    Long battery life
    Plenty of storage
    Quick responsiveness

    Anything in particular I should consider in deciding what to buy?

    Thanks in advance.
    02-10-2017 12:52 PM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    Pixel XL covers all your needs -- I am sure the S8 will but we don't know anything concrete about it at the moment. Just depends if you want a new phone now or if you are willing to wait and see.
    02-10-2017 12:55 PM
  3. Aquila's Avatar
    Hi all, Debating between Google Pixel XL 128 and the Samsung S8 when it comes out. Currently have a S6 which I love other than the God awful battery life and I think I'd like a bigger screen. It has a shattered screen (still functional for the time being) so in lieu of spending $200 on a new screen, I'm going to put it towards a new phone.

    I've been on Android for a while, always on a Samsung though.

    My needs are pretty basic:
    Excellent camera
    Long battery life
    Plenty of storage
    Quick responsiveness

    Anything in particular I should consider in deciding what to buy?

    Thanks in advance.
    If you need something now obviously the Pixel XL 128 GB - but of course that's if they're in stock, etc. The black 128 GB is in stock right now. Otherwise, S8 seems like it's a month or more away.
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    02-10-2017 12:58 PM
  4. shaidaz's Avatar
    If you need something now obviously the Pixel XL 128 GB - but of course that's if they're in stock, etc. The black 128 GB is in stock right now. Otherwise, S8 seems like it's a month or more away.
    No, I can wait since my phone is functional.
    02-10-2017 12:59 PM
  5. Morty2264's Avatar
    Hi! I think both choices are excellent; however, if you've always had and liked Samsung devices, I would wait for the S8 to come out before buying anything. See what it's like - look at reviews of the camera, battery life, etc - and then pull the trigger if you want to buy it. Also, waiting a few weeks post-release to buy a new flagship also means that the bugs that came out with the first few batches will at least be addressed, acknowledged, and/or worked on by the time you pick yours up.

    Good luck, and let us know what you've decided!
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    02-10-2017 01:51 PM
  6. shaidaz's Avatar
    Pixel XL covers all your needs -- I am sure the S8 will but we don't know anything concrete about it at the moment. Just depends if you want a new phone now or if you are willing to wait and see.
    Yeah, hard to know, right? And it sound like they're going to be pretty comparable price-wise.
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    02-10-2017 05:56 PM
  7. shaidaz's Avatar
    S8 will be rock
    I don't know what that means
    02-15-2017 09:28 AM
  8. Aquila's Avatar
    I don't know what that means
    02-15-2017 10:02 AM
  9. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I agree with @Almeuit. It depends if you need a phone now. Both devices should suit you well. I would personally say the Pixel. I have one and prefer that over my Note 5 based on the software alone.
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    02-15-2017 10:32 AM
  10. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    Since you can wait, wait. I'd even wait for reviews to start trickling in for as many 2017 flagships as possible before saying Yes to anything. Though it's gonna be mighty tough for me to say No to any phone with a 6.2-ish-inch AMOLED display.
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    02-15-2017 06:04 PM
  11. Morty2264's Avatar
    @quelquehomme, I know this is quite unrelated to the topic at hand, but your username is awesome. Bien fait!
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    02-15-2017 06:30 PM
  12. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    "Pixel XL now or wait for S8?"

    Wait for the S8. No point in forking out so much money for a Pixel, when the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be coming kind of soon.
    02-15-2017 10:12 PM
  13. Aquila's Avatar
    "Pixel XL now or wait for S8?"

    Wait for the S8. No point in forking out so much money for a Pixel, when the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be coming kind of soon.
    Unless the pixel is still better, which is very possible. We only know s8 rumored specs, not the whole story yet.
    02-15-2017 11:20 PM
  14. Matty's Avatar
    Hi all, Debating between Google Pixel XL 128 and the Samsung S8 when it comes out. Currently have a S6 which I love other than the God awful battery life and I think I'd like a bigger screen. It has a shattered screen (still functional for the time being) so in lieu of spending $200 on a new screen, I'm going to put it towards a new phone.

    I've been on Android for a while, always on a Samsung though. My needs are pretty basic: Excellent camera ,Long battery life, Plenty of storage, Quick responsiveness. Anything in particular I should consider in deciding what to buy?

    Thanks in advance.
    As @Morty2264 said, i think no matter which device you choose, you will be getting a stellar performer. Since you have always been a Samsung owner, the S8 might be a better choice just because things will be very similar to what you have now and no additional learning is needed.

    I do personally love Google Pixel XL. Stock Android and you get all the latest software updates straight from Google. Plus you can get a 128GB version for all your storage needs. The battery life is also fantastic.

    Let us know what your decision is. The S8 is around the corner but the Pixel is here right now**

    **Pending Stock Availability.
    02-17-2017 03:21 AM
  15. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    If Samsung is what you have and enjoy then a Pixel will not do you much good, rather wait for the S8. You'd rather get a S7 Edge if you really need something now.
    02-18-2017 02:09 AM
  16. shaidaz's Avatar
    Thanks y'all. I've decided to wait for the S8
    02-18-2017 07:48 AM
  17. kramer5150's Avatar
    Always always always wait if you can, and then wait some more for all the bugs to be resolved. Eventually though you will reach a critical-mass point where you can stand your current phone no longer, at that time its good to jump.
    02-18-2017 03:11 PM

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