02-26-2018 06:18 PM
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  1. delta7's Avatar
    I mean it's crazy how popular the phone has become and honestly stock pixel isn't that different than sense and one plus version of Android, very light and very fast on updates.

    The iphone is a different type of phone from all others, software and experience but the pixel if getting popular while looking relatively the same as other android phones with a few different features
    02-08-2018 04:10 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    Not shocked at all, no.
    02-08-2018 04:57 PM
  3. Ry's Avatar
    Nope.

    Especially playing up the camera in the marketing. Camera is important to a lot of customers.

    Not OS updates.
    Not security updates.
    Not SD cards.
    Not removable batteries.
    Not unlocked, no carrier.
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    02-08-2018 05:49 PM
  4. BB_PP's Avatar
    Shocked for what???
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    02-08-2018 06:24 PM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    I'm not shocked. Google has Verizon helping with the advertising. For the US that's a big player to be advertising & putting your phone in their store displays.
    02-09-2018 01:03 AM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    Nope.

    Especially playing up the camera in the marketing. Camera is important to a lot of customers.

    Not OS updates.
    Not security updates.
    Not SD cards.
    Not removable batteries.
    Not unlocked, no carrier.
    This as well.
    02-09-2018 01:03 AM
  7. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Yes and no. I'm not shocked at its popularity per se, but I am shocked that removing features is considered an "upgrade" and Google is the best at that.
    02-09-2018 01:43 AM
  8. Aquila's Avatar
    Yes and no. I'm not shocked at its popularity per se, but I am shocked that removing features is considered an "upgrade" and Google is the best at that.
    I think removing obsolete features can be looked at as an upgrade, in general, but I don't think there's a consensus on which features are obsolete.
    02-09-2018 11:53 AM
  9. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Not really, they partnered with Verizon for advertising. They used Samsungs strategy to get Verizon to push their phones and it worked.

    Had this phone not gotten the carrier support and heavy advertising, it would of just been another Nexus in terms of sales.
    02-09-2018 01:13 PM
  10. Morty2264's Avatar
    I'm pleasantly surprised with its prevalence. In today's land of Samsung and Apple, it's nice to have a third player in the game.
    02-09-2018 07:26 PM
  11. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    It seems like it's the rave reviews it has been getting about the camera and smooth, stock Android interface. Would have been that much better if it had a headphone jack, removable battery and microSD card slot though. 😁
    02-09-2018 07:29 PM
  12. Aquila's Avatar
    It seems like it's the rave reviews it has been getting about the camera and smooth, stock Android interface. Would have been that much better if it had a headphone jack, removable battery and microSD card slot though.
    Two of those things would have been major detractions IMO. I'm ambivalent to the headphone jack, but definitely do not want the other two.
    02-09-2018 07:32 PM
  13. Coraya's Avatar
    not too popular in my area at all. I've only seen one and it was about a year ago
    02-09-2018 08:25 PM
  14. DMP89145's Avatar
    OP, not sure how you're determining popularity. I know it's not by market share, so maybe level of discussion/press..?

    I think the device is great and understand the appeal. Google is the biggest computer in the world and having a branded device that optimizes and harnesses that power better than any other device is attractive.
    02-09-2018 11:10 PM
  15. Aquila's Avatar
    OP, not sure how you're determining popularity. I know it's not by market share, so maybe level of discussion/press..?

    I think the device is great and understand the appeal. Google is the biggest computer in the world and having a branded device that optimizes and harnesses that power better than any other device is attractive.
    I think perhaps compared to other startups - Razer has sold what, 20k devices? Essential, 50k? Versus the Pixel line which, granted it is in it's second year, is around 5-10 million projected sales by the end of the season? That puts them ahead of Moto in terms of flagship sales, within the US, which may make them a top 5 OEM for that market.
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    02-09-2018 11:28 PM
  16. davidnc's Avatar
    I mean it's crazy how popular the phone has become and honestly stock pixel isn't that different than sense and one plus version of Android, very light and very fast on updates.

    The iphone is a different type of phone from all others, software and experience but the pixel if getting popular while looking relatively the same as other android phones with a few different features
    Not shocked about it being popular
    02-10-2018 06:07 AM
  17. davidnc's Avatar
    Yes and no. I'm not shocked at its popularity per se, but I am shocked that removing features is considered an "upgrade" and Google is the best at that.
    I like to add what features I use. I dont really care for phones that have a ton of gimmicky features that Im not going to use anyway. To each their own, but thats my opinion
    02-10-2018 06:11 AM
  18. dlalonde's Avatar
    The Pixel as a product no. For many enthusiasts, you can't really argue with impeccable sofware, timely and regular updates, an amazing camera and so on. All straight from the makers of Android.

    Now of course personal preference come into play but I'm talking as a general thing. I'm one of those said enthusiasts but I'm not interested in the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. I had a Pixel but after 3 months got a bit bored of it and got an S8 and never looked back.

    That being said, the Pixel doesn't seem, in my area of the world at least (Canada), to be THAT popular amongst regular people. Samsung and Motorola would be the winners here.

    I am really surprised that the Pixel 2 XL became so popular though! Every reviewer was complaining about it when it came out. Bad display, some screens with a blue shift, no headphone jack, more expensive for less in comparison to last year's models and other phones on the market. Yet they almost all have one as a daily driver now (or so it seems). That surprised me a lot.
    02-10-2018 10:25 AM
  19. Aquila's Avatar
    I am really surprised that the Pixel 2 XL became so popular though! Every reviewer was complaining about it when it came out. Bad display, some screens with a blue shift, no headphone jack, more expensive for less in comparison to last year's models and other phones on the market. Yet they almost all have one as a daily driver now (or so it seems). That surprised me a lot.
    That's mainly due to the reviewers being paid for getting people to click on articles, not to write honest or quality content. The issues that everyone kept reporting on were detected by Ron and one other reviewer and then widely reported as if they actually existed on most or all devices.
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    02-10-2018 10:41 AM
  20. dlalonde's Avatar
    That's mainly due to the reviewers being paid for getting people to click on articles, not to write honest or quality content. The issues that everyone kept reporting on were detected by Ron and one other reviewer and then widely reported as if they actually existed on most or all devices.
    I have a hard time believing this honestly. Take Michael Fisher for instance. I doubt he was paid by someone to say that the displays were bad. I think SOME reviewers might be paid but most seem to say it when that's the case.
    02-10-2018 12:16 PM
  21. recDNA's Avatar
    I mean it's crazy how popular the phone has become and honestly stock pixel isn't that different than sense and one plus version of Android, very light and very fast on updates.

    The iphone is a different type of phone from all others, software and experience but the pixel if getting popular while looking relatively the same as other android phones with a few different features
    I've never even seen one in the wild.
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    02-10-2018 01:57 PM
  22. Aquila's Avatar
    I have a hard time believing this honestly. Take Michael Fisher for instance. I doubt he was paid by someone to say that the displays were bad. I think SOME reviewers might be paid but most seem to say it when that's the case.
    They're not paid to say it is bad, they are paid to generate interest in their content. One of the ways to do that is to engage in controversy.
    02-10-2018 02:19 PM
  23. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    It's a Google phone, people love Google, so I am not surprised
    02-10-2018 03:39 PM
  24. steelrain82's Avatar
    I honestly don't know how popular the pixel series is. besides my phone, I know I have seen one pixel XL and possibly sighted a regular pixel. I have yet to see a pixel 2 or 2xl anywhere other than in store displays. I have seen numerous iPhone X, 8 pluses, note 8's and lg g6's
    02-13-2018 12:23 AM
  25. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    I wouldn't say they're that popular. At least not with regular people. I've only seen one in the wild, and they returned it for an S8+ because they didn't like how many features they lost compared to Samsung.
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    02-13-2018 12:32 AM
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