11-02-2017 01:27 AM
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  1. Andreas Lagos's Avatar
    This is a genuine question, as I have both the Pixel 2 and 2 XL pre-ordered - fwiw, I'm coming from windows phone to Android for the first time here...

    It dawned on me this morning that when I was in a similar predicament with Microsoft's 950 flagship, I justified the extra $150 from the XL because of the bigger battery, the bigger screen, better design, gorilla glass 4 v 3 on smaller 950 and most importantly, the newer SOC (810 vs 808 on smaller 950) and better processor (octa vs. hecta).

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but you'd be paying $200 more for the pixel 2 XL for a bigger screen, better design and bigger battery. Nothing else.

    Curious on any one else's thoughts here as I view this as an egregious overcharge (keep in mind, I'm an outsider, so to speak).

    Unless I'm missing something, I will be canceling my XL sticking with the 2.
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    10-30-2017 10:21 AM
  2. Richard Servello's Avatar
    bigger screen, bigger battery.
    10-30-2017 10:22 AM
  3. Andreas Lagos's Avatar
    You went w with the XL?
    10-30-2017 10:23 AM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    Pretty much as you said for the bigger screen & battery. I prefer big screen phones so I dropped the extra cash on it. I also dropped extra to have 128 GB.
    ffejjj likes this.
    10-30-2017 10:23 AM
  5. Andreas Lagos's Avatar
    Thanks for the input folks, much appreciated.
    10-30-2017 10:25 AM
  6. N4Newbie's Avatar
    I agree with the bigger screen; having had several "big screen" phones in a row now, I don't think I could go back to a small one.

    OTOH, I was getting an old Nexus 5 ready to list on Swappa the other day and I was pleasantly reminded of just how great the 5 fits my hand.
    Andreas Lagos likes this.
    10-30-2017 10:31 AM
  7. Richard Servello's Avatar
    I agree with the bigger screen; having had several "big screen" phones in a row now, I don't think I could go back to a small one.

    OTOH, I was getting an old Nexus 5 ready to list on Swappa the other day and I was pleasantly reminded of just how great the 5 fits my hand.
    Yeah, I pick up my wife's iPhone and the 4.7" screen looks like a tiny toy to me now. (Coming from 6p, Pixel XL and now Pixel 2 XL)
    GPuba likes this.
    10-30-2017 10:44 AM
  8. bhatech's Avatar
    I have both the 2 XL and 2, honestly the Pixel 2 screen feels very small to me. Screen is better and feels great and all I agree, but I think I'm used to bigger screens now and the Pixel 2 screen feels small. Battery life has been surprisingly good on the Pixel 2 as well even with smaller battery size. I'm still torn which one to keep, most likely will keep the 2 XL and return the Pixel 2. But if you are ok with the smaller screen and bezels (which don't bother me too much), Pixel 2 is a great option.
    Andreas Lagos and recDNA like this.
    10-30-2017 10:49 AM
  9. Andreas Lagos's Avatar
    I have both the 2 XL and 2, honestly the Pixel 2 screen feels very small to me. Screen is better and feels great and all I agree, but I think I'm used to bigger screens now and the Pixel 2 screen feels small. Battery life has been surprisingly good on the Pixel 2 as well even with smaller battery size. I'm still torn which one to keep, most likely will keep the 2 XL and return the Pixel 2. But if you are ok with the smaller screen and bezels (which don't bother me too much), Pixel 2 is a great option.
    I think I'll manage with the bezels. The iphone 8 still has roughly the same size bezels, right?
    dsignori likes this.
    10-30-2017 10:53 AM
  10. bhatech's Avatar
    I think I'll manage with the bezels. The iphone 8 still has roughly the same size bezels, right?
    Yeah almost matches size with iPhone 8 bezels
    10-30-2017 10:56 AM
  11. klau25's Avatar
    Better VR experience too since the screen has higher resolution.
    10-30-2017 12:06 PM
  12. klagos's Avatar
    IMO you should just do what's best, and that's obviously to go with the iPhone X, 256GB with Apple Care Plus at $1500, its practically future proof. Not only is it almost completely bezel-less (the kid at the Apple Store told me not to sweat the black bezel that cuts off the top part of the screen. He said I would get used it in no time, and may even find that I really like it), but it also has revolutionary new facial recognition tech. I'm sure you've read all the research behind the incredible design team that found that by removing the headphone jack, they were able to remove at least 6 oz from the case which increased ergonomics at least 10x (the kid at the Apple Store also told me this, he said he has an inside source). All in all, you really cant go wrong. They really went all out, and I didn't even get into software.. I didn't want to bore you with all that, but this is the first phone fully optimized on iOS 11 which among other things offers a ton of new emojis.

    Take it with a grain of salt, but total disclosure, I am NOT a fan boy. I only got the 6, 6S, and 7, (skipped the 8) so I'm due for an upgrade since its a total re-design.
    10-30-2017 01:01 PM
  13. Andreas Lagos's Avatar
    IMO you should just do what's best, and that's obviously to go with the iPhone X, 256GB with Apple Care Plus at $1500, its practically future proof. Not only is it almost completely bezel-less (the kid at the Apple Store told me not to sweat the black bezel that cuts off the top part of the screen. He said I would get used it in no time, and may even find that I really like it), but it also has revolutionary new facial recognition tech. I'm sure you've read all the research behind the incredible design team that found that by removing the headphone jack, they were able to remove at least 6 oz from the case which increased ergonomics at least 10x (the kid at the Apple Store also told me this, he said he has an inside source). All in all, you really cant go wrong. They really went all out, and I didn't even get into software.. I didn't want to bore you with all that, but this is the first phone fully optimized on iOS 11 which among other things offers a ton of new emojis.

    Take it with a grain of salt, but total disclosure, I am NOT a fan boy. I only got the 6, 6S, and 7, (skipped the 8) so I'm due for an upgrade since its a total re-design.
    lawl - s/ i laughed
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    10-30-2017 01:03 PM
  14. Richard Servello's Avatar
    IMO you should just do what's best, and that's obviously to go with the iPhone X, 256GB with Apple Care Plus at $1500, its practically future proof. Not only is it almost completely bezel-less (the kid at the Apple Store told me not to sweat the black bezel that cuts off the top part of the screen. He said I would get used it in no time, and may even find that I really like it), but it also has revolutionary new facial recognition tech. I'm sure you've read all the research behind the incredible design team that found that by removing the headphone jack, they were able to remove at least 6 oz from the case which increased ergonomics at least 10x (the kid at the Apple Store also told me this, he said he has an inside source). All in all, you really cant go wrong. They really went all out, and I didn't even get into software.. I didn't want to bore you with all that, but this is the first phone fully optimized on iOS 11 which among other things offers a ton of new emojis.

    Take it with a grain of salt, but total disclosure, I am NOT a fan boy. I only got the 6, 6S, and 7, (skipped the 8) so I'm due for an upgrade since its a total re-design.
    Lol. Thanks.
    10-30-2017 01:03 PM
  15. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    Bigger screen, bigger battery, better aesthetics (personal opinion)
    Andreas Lagos likes this.
    10-30-2017 01:21 PM
  16. Mike Dee's Avatar
    That does not answer the OPs question
    Jeremiah Bonds likes this.
    10-30-2017 01:28 PM
  17. jjinal's Avatar
    If I were buying a pixel this year it would be the smaller one. It has had far, far less issues reported since roll out.
    10-30-2017 01:28 PM
  18. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Besides larger screen I also wanted higher resolution.
    10-30-2017 01:29 PM
  19. Guto Aaron's Avatar
    I ordered both at one point too, but cancelled my Pixel 2 in favour of 2XL. For me the big screen and big battery was nice, but the better design was the deciding factor. Pixel 2 and iPhone 8 just look unimpressive by now!
    GPuba likes this.
    10-30-2017 01:32 PM
  20. Andreas Lagos's Avatar
    Thanks everyone. Definitely helpful to hear everyone's rationale, and glad the negative press isn't actually deterring most of us from viewing both phones in the same light.
    10-30-2017 01:59 PM
  21. Chex313's Avatar
    I prefer LG over HTC, had great luck with the N5.

    Loving the great screen(0 issues) battery lasts ludicrously long. I like the small bezels and it fits my hand well.

    My 2nd choice would be the non XL. I do not buy any phones other than Google's. So other phones are never in the running. Not a fan of iOS.

    Truth be told I hold Google stock and Apple...I want both companies to do well. I buy iPhones for my daughter. For me it's always Google.
    10-30-2017 02:01 PM
  22. Dismaster's Avatar
    This is a genuine question, as I have both the Pixel 2 and 2 XL pre-ordered - fwiw, I'm coming from windows phone to Android for the first time here...

    It dawned on me this morning that when I was in a similar predicament with Microsoft's 950 flagship, I justified the extra $150 from the XL because of the bigger battery, the bigger screen, better design, gorilla glass 4 v 3 on smaller 950 and most importantly, the newer SOC (810 vs 808 on smaller 950) and better processor (octa vs. hecta).

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but you'd be paying $200 more for the pixel 2 XL for a bigger screen, better design and bigger battery. Nothing else.

    Curious on any one else's thoughts here as I view this as an egregious overcharge (keep in mind, I'm an outsider, so to speak).

    Unless I'm missing something, I will be canceling my XL sticking with the 2.
    After owning a Nexus 6 and so the tiny pixel 2 was not an option.
    10-30-2017 02:32 PM
  23. Poseign's Avatar
    If I were buying a pixel this year it would be the smaller one. It has had far, far less issues reported since roll out.
    To be fair, most of the issues of the 2xl reported thus far a less actual issues and more imperfections that may or may not be deal breakers to the more critical buyer. The only real exception that I have seen thus far is the screen burn in reports, and its still up in the air on whether or not that really is indeed a problem. With a now 2 year warranty that doesnt mean a whole lot now either.
    10-30-2017 03:05 PM
  24. DominionRoofs's Avatar
    Besides larger screen I also wanted higher resolution.
    This.

    Comparing the 2 at Verizon, the images and texts are so much sharper on the XL. It's funny I don't think I saw one reviewer mention this when telling everyone to go regular pixel because of the bluish tint.🤔
    GPuba and graylingboy like this.
    10-30-2017 03:32 PM
  25. AustinIllini's Avatar
    Bigger screen, bigger battery, better aesthetics (personal opinion)
    Right. It's definitely a 2017 phone. Completely battery-anxiety free and a nice screen with small bezels
    Jeremiah Bonds likes this.
    10-30-2017 04:37 PM
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