10-17-2017 12:21 PM
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  1. slave's Avatar
    What is this crap about? I have seen this junk no less that every thread posted about this phone?

    What does "premium feel" mean? I am not trolling, it's very annoying to me.
    10-15-2017 07:41 PM
  2. NougatDude's Avatar
    What is this crap about? I have seen this junk no less that every thread posted about this phone?

    What does "premium feel" mean? I am not trolling, it's very annoying to me.
    Well SLAVE, premium means it feels great in one's hands
    10-15-2017 08:04 PM
  3. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    Just means that it feels like an expensive piece of hardware, because it is an expensive piece of hardware. The materials the exterior of the body is made of, the heft of the device etc.

    Basically if you're buying a $650-$900 phone, you don't want it to feel like a cheap Fisher Price toy.

    What feels premium is subjective, but generally, phones with a build of metal or glass generally are accepted as a premium feeling device. I'd argue that the plastic Nokia Lumia phones also felt great, but I think a lot of people are against the notion of plastic and associate that with cheap.
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    10-15-2017 08:06 PM
  4. nelamvr6's Avatar
    The Pixel 2 XL felt plenty premium to me when I was fondling it in the Verizon store yesterday...
    Apple2Droid and Dylan Gorski like this.
    10-15-2017 08:07 PM
  5. DarkNeo's Avatar
    Pick up an Essential Phone, that defines "premium feel" in a nutshell.
    ChuckG73, DMP89145 and modifier like this.
    10-15-2017 08:07 PM
  6. ChuckG73's Avatar
    Pick up an Essential Phone, that defines "premium feel" in a nutshell.
    If Essential Phone had the software and camera of the Pixel it would have been the best phone imo.
    10-15-2017 09:22 PM
  7. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    Checked it out at the Verizon store and the XL felt premium to me! Let's go
    Dylan Gorski likes this.
    10-15-2017 09:29 PM
  8. DarkNeo's Avatar
    If Essential Phone had the software and camera of the Pixel it would have been the best phone imo.
    Definitely agree, it's my current phone. But it goes bye bye as soon as I get my Pixel.
    10-15-2017 09:32 PM
  9. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    Doesn't the essential phone have a ceramic back, that phone never really took off
    10-15-2017 09:45 PM
  10. DMP89145's Avatar
    Pick up an Essential Phone, that defines "premium feel" in a nutshell.
    Indeed. I'm looking forward to considering their offering in 2018.
    10-15-2017 09:46 PM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    Some mean the feel of the phone is premium. Simple as that.
    10-15-2017 10:42 PM
  12. sulla1965's Avatar
    What is this crap about? I have seen this junk no less that every thread posted about this phone?

    What does "premium feel" mean? I am not trolling, it's very annoying to me.
    Basically metal or glass backs. Off course the downside to "premium feeling" phones is the loss of removable backs and batteries. Do you recall when Samsung made plastic phones and lots of people swore off Samsung if they didn't do like Apple and make a "premium feeling" phone. Well Samsung and HTC saw the writing on the wall and switched to glass and metal. Of course even budget and mid range phones use metal and glass. The Moto g5 plus feels "premium" to me and it costs $200.
    10-15-2017 10:54 PM
  13. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    To me, premium feel simply means that it feels exceptionally well constructed. Buttons have good tactile response with no loose 'wiggle,' phone body is solid with no creaking it forcing under moderate pressure, and seams are tight. I've held metal, glass, and plastic body phones that feel premium, and held devices of each that don't, so don't rule out a material based on prejudice.
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    10-15-2017 11:02 PM
  14. chanchan05's Avatar
    To me, premium feel simply means that it feels exceptionally well constructed. Buttons have good tactile response with no loose 'wiggle,' phone body is solid with no creaking it forcing under moderate pressure, and seams are tight. I've held metal, glass, and plastic body phones that feel premium, and held devices of each that don't, so don't rule out a material based on prejudice.
    The problem is the reviewers and the public who start to believe those people and this causing a blunt in sales. Personally I prefer the Lumia builds against today's phones. I hope Nokia will make those again.
    10-15-2017 11:13 PM
  15. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    The problem is the reviewers and the public who start to believe those people and this causing a blunt in sales. Personally I prefer the Lumia builds against today's phones. I hope Nokia will make those again.
    Every phone gets bashed and praised in reviews. Most people don't did that deep into them... The majority of sales are made to those buying on brand and advertising - Google's in a great spot for name recognition, with the camera accolades helping them a lot; the main obstacle to them is their being overshadowed in the phone business due to their relatively recent market entry and substantially smaller advertising budgets when compared to the behemoths of the industry.
    10-15-2017 11:54 PM
  16. slave's Avatar
    This all sounds so ridiculous and pretentious to me. The way a phone feels in your hand? That sounds as dumb as the iPhone being a precious gem.

    The carbonite Samung phones didn't get scratched and dented like my Pixel did, and my Pixel lives in a case, every day, I found a dent in the back when I went to sell it.

    I see iPhones all the time that look like they have been in a crash test dummy's pocket.

    So, premium feel means made of fragile materials that hipsters can talk about. Oh dood! Luk at mah kewl phone! iZ gud! itZ glss!!!
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    10-16-2017 06:17 AM
  17. polbit's Avatar
    The funny part is that most of the people that talk about how "premium" a phone feels proceed to stick it in a case the day they get it, and hide the "premium" from the beginning.

    Having said that, comparing 2XL vs V30 side-by-side, there is no question to me which one looks better. I just know that no matter what, it will live in a case, so the screen is all I'll be seeing.
    10-16-2017 06:32 AM
  18. popkurn611's Avatar
    This all sounds so ridiculous and pretentious to me. The way a phone feels in your hand? That sounds as dumb as the iPhone being a precious gem.

    The carbonite Samung phones didn't get scratched and dented like my Pixel did, and my Pixel lives in a case, every day, I found a dent in the back when I went to sell it.

    I see iPhones all the time that look like they have been in a crash test dummy's pocket.

    So, premium feel means made of fragile materials that hipsters can talk about. Oh dood! Luk at mah kewl phone! iZ gud! itZ glss!!!
    I don't think you're fully understanding. To me, "feel in the hand" is extremely important. This means how does the phone fit in your hand and how does it feel? Does it feel bulky, too thin, too light, too heavy, too wide?? My opinion, the pixel 2 felt much more comfy in my hand compared to the XL 2. Reasons being are that the xl2 is too light weight for such a large phone. It has no weight to it, I felt uneasy holding it and that made it felt cheaply made to me. The pixel 2 felt great in my hand, it was easy to hold, felt very comfortable using one handed if I had to and had a nice weight distribution to it. Again this is all subjective, but to better explain some people's view points when they say it doesn't feel premium...
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    10-16-2017 07:08 AM
  19. sixty_four's Avatar
    I don't think you're fully understanding. To me, "feel in the hand" is extremely important.
    I agree completely. Depending on the day, I reach for my phone a dozen, fifty, a hundred times a day and I don't want to be disappointed or resent the device every time I pick it up. This is especially important as it seems I keep my phones for 1.5 - 2 years.
    10-16-2017 08:37 AM
  20. Zendroid1's Avatar
    Premium is very subjective so I think that's the issue some people have with calling devices premium and saying so and so phone is more premium than the other guy. If it's subject you can't make statements like this. Yes people will say things like well aluminum and glass IS more premium than cheap plastic, but again, it's all subjective. I have no problem with people saying what they like and acknowledging that the aluminum and glass phones are considered nicer to hold and look at by many people, but I still think premium is very subjective.
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    10-16-2017 09:24 AM
  21. Almeuit's Avatar
    This all sounds so ridiculous and pretentious to me. The way a phone feels in your hand? That sounds as dumb as the iPhone being a precious gem.

    The carbonite Samung phones didn't get scratched and dented like my Pixel did, and my Pixel lives in a case, every day, I found a dent in the back when I went to sell it.

    I see iPhones all the time that look like they have been in a crash test dummy's pocket.

    So, premium feel means made of fragile materials that hipsters can talk about. Oh dood! Luk at mah kewl phone! iZ gud! itZ glss!!!
    Everyone has different opinions when it comes to feel. This isn't something new to the world so I am not sure why you are so shocked. People say coats, clothes, etc. have "premium" feel. Car seats have "premium" feel in certain models. Does everyone agree they are premium? Nope. Some people may like one thing whereas another says its bad.

    It's fine if you don't agree but your opinion doesn't mean everyone else is wrong because they simply disagree with you :P.
    10-16-2017 10:32 AM
  22. Aquila's Avatar
    I don't understand the question.
    10-16-2017 04:21 PM
  23. Aquila's Avatar
    Premium
    Noun
    Definition 2: A sum added to an ordinary price or charge
    Definition 2.2: (as modifier) Relating to or denoting a commodity of superior quality and therefore a higher price.

    Feel
    Noun
    Definition 2: A sensation given by an object or material when touched

    So if I were going to attempt to synthesize these two definitions, I would guess that "premium feel" means: the object or material, in this case a phone, provides the user with a sensation that implies to them that the object or material is of a superior quality, and is likely either more expensive or of higher quality than other options which do not provide said sensation.
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    10-16-2017 04:44 PM
  24. nelamvr6's Avatar
    Premium is very subjective so I think that's the issue some people have with calling devices premium and saying so and so phone is more premium than the other guy. If it's subject you can't make statements like this. Yes people will say things like well aluminum and glass IS more premium than cheap plastic, but again, it's all subjective. I have no problem with people saying what they like and acknowledging that the aluminum and glass phones are considered nicer to hold and look at by many people, but I still think premium is very subjective.
    That's one thing that irks me, the Pixel 2 XL IS made of Aluminum and glass!

    I am not bothered by its light weight, in fact I really like that.

    So, if some feel the Pixel 2 XL isn't premium enough for them, I wish them luck finding a phone they like. It's plenty premium to me!
    10-16-2017 04:51 PM
  25. Mike Dee's Avatar
    That's one thing that irks me, the Pixel 2 XL IS made of Aluminum and glass!

    I am not bothered by its light weight, in fact I really like that.

    So, if some feel the Pixel 2 XL isn't premium enough for them, I wish them luck finding a phone they like. It's plenty premium to me!
    Some don't like the coating on the 2XL.... that it doesn't feel like metal. I don't see it or feel that way.
    10-16-2017 04:54 PM
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