01-28-2018 04:40 PM
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  1. 1adam's Avatar
    Hi,

    If price were no issue, would folks recommend I buy a Pixel 2 or a Oneplus 5T?

    I am moving from a BlackBerry KeyOne which I've given up on because of speed/memory in basic operation.

    I am more of a fan of the size of Pixel 2 than the Oneplus (or Pixel XL) but the screen to body ratio of the Pixel 2 is a bit frustrating when I held one today in London.
    12-10-2017 02:17 PM
  2. adventure95004's Avatar
    I can not speak to the 5t but I had a note 8, iPhone x, Moto Z2 Play(current phone) and the pixel 2xl and ended up staying with the pixel.. Now the rest of the story! I got my 1st pixel a week after they came out and sent it back "rma" the same day for blue tint.. The replacement was just as bad so I sent it back for a refund..
    Picked up the other two but after a few days missed the pixel so ordered another one, this one was good and I used all four phones for about eight days swapping out daily and sometimes two at the same time lol, pixel on project Fi and the other one on my sprint account.
    I can't give you a firm reason why, but the pixel is just nicer to use. The camera is awesome and while you may think you are missing things on the pixel you really don't. I purchased an extra Razer dongle from Amazon for my wired buds and I can't see needing more storage than 128 with unlimited picture storage from Google and battery life has been great.
    The experience is smooth and I've found myself using the squeeze a lot more than I thought I would..
    Overall I'm satisfied with the phone and do not feel like I am missing anything.
    I know this isn't exactly the phones you were talking about but with the pixel a lot of it is the software experience and you will get the same with the pixel 2.

    Regards Andy
    dmark44 likes this.
    12-10-2017 04:01 PM
  3. djrakowski's Avatar
    I would recommend the Pixel for two reasons: security updates and platform updates.
    dmark44 and Aquila like this.
    12-10-2017 04:10 PM
  4. worldsoutro's Avatar
    I would recommend the Pixel for two reasons: security updates and platform updates.
    OnePlus isn't too bad with these to be honest. The camera is better on the pixel but OnePlus camera isn't horrible but any means. If I wasn't out of the country and missed the return window, I probably would have stayed with the o5.
    co.ag.2005 likes this.
    12-10-2017 07:34 PM
  5. Morty2264's Avatar
    Both phones are great options... However, I think it comes down to what you're looking for in a phone. Here would be my breakdown of the two devices:

    OnePlus 5T:
    - alert slider
    - bigger battery (when compared to the 2)
    - 6" and apparently feels good in the hand despite that size
    - not water resistant
    - great bang for your buck

    Google Pixel 2:
    - smaller battery and screen size (but apparently battery life is still excellent)
    - water resistant
    - AOD
    - squeeze feature
    - gets updates faster than than any manufacturer
    - stock Android
    - more personalized SOT estimations based on personal use

    It's hard to test out the 5T in the hand to see how it would work for you, so I'd recommend watching unboxing videos on YouTube to try and get a general idea.

    Please let us know what you decide!
    Vega007 likes this.
    12-10-2017 10:01 PM
  6. A Myers's Avatar
    I've come from a OnePlus 3 to a Pixel 2. Oneplus phones are excellent, the only issue I had with the 3 was the camera not being great in low light & the battery being poor

    Took me a while to get used to a smaller screen on the pixel 2 but am loving the phone so far. If money is no object, definitely get this, unless you need a bigger screen, in which case I'd be tempted to get the 5t
    Morty2264 likes this.
    12-11-2017 05:36 AM
  7. bnice's Avatar
    If money is a issue for you, get the one plus.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    12-11-2017 12:25 PM
  8. Morty2264's Avatar
    If money is a issue for you, get the one plus.
    Absolutely. The most expensive phone doesn't mean it's the best phone. The OnePlus is an awesome deal!!
    12-11-2017 01:07 PM
  9. Aquila's Avatar
    Pixel 2 XL is equal to or better in every way except for quantity of RAM and the price tag. So real question is do the advantages of the 2 XL add up to increased value enough to command the price difference for you? For me yes, even at full price on both. 2 XL has also been on sale for half off or more several times so far this year, so one of my 2 XL's I got at $475 + tax, making it cheaper than the OP5T (when not on sale).
    Morty2264 likes this.
    12-11-2017 01:56 PM
  10. Almeuit's Avatar
    I would say if you aren't too concerned on cash then Pixel 2 for sure. If you're trying to get a good mid-ranger without spending a dollar more then needed I would say the OP5T.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    12-11-2017 03:01 PM
  11. Morty2264's Avatar
    Pixel 2 XL is equal to or better in every way except for quantity of RAM and the price tag. So real question is do the advantages of the 2 XL add up to increased value enough to command the price difference for you? For me yes, even at full price on both. 2 XL has also been on sale for half off or more several times so far this year, so one of my 2 XL's I got at $475 + tax, making it cheaper than the OP5T (when not on sale).
    Oh my... What a great deal that was!
    idiotekniques likes this.
    12-11-2017 03:14 PM
  12. SA_Tosterud's Avatar
    12-12-2017 11:43 AM
  13. neil74's Avatar
    Resolution aside the screen on the 5t is imo better.
    12-13-2017 03:14 AM
  14. Norgoth's Avatar
    I had the OnePlus 5T and the pixel 2 XL. In the end I chose the pixel 2 XL over the 5T because once you get used to the software on the pixels there is no going back. I believe the hardware on the 5T feels better in the hand but the software of the XL is just so pleasant. However if you're tight on money then the 5T is a fantastic deal.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    12-13-2017 07:48 AM
  15. Aquila's Avatar
    Resolution aside the screen on the 5t is imo better.
    Better at what?
    12-13-2017 08:10 AM
  16. neil74's Avatar
    Better at what?
    Uniformity
    Colours
    Viewing angle
    12-13-2017 08:26 AM
  17. Aquila's Avatar
    Uniformity
    Colours
    Viewing angle
    Ah ok lol
    neil74 likes this.
    12-13-2017 08:30 AM
  18. Norgoth's Avatar
    Uniformity
    Colours
    Viewing angle
    I agree about the screen
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    12-13-2017 08:38 AM
  19. Morty2264's Avatar
    I had the OnePlus 5T and the pixel 2 XL. In the end I chose the pixel 2 XL over the 5T because once you get used to the software on the pixels there is no going back. I believe the hardware on the 5T feels better in the hand but the software of the XL is just so pleasant. However if you're tight on money then the 5T is a fantastic deal.
    That's a pretty good review of both devices! So cool that you got to use both!
    12-13-2017 08:49 AM
  20. Almeuit's Avatar
    Resolution aside the screen on the 5t is imo better.
    But sadly it still can't do HD video on Netflix, Amazon, Google Play Movies -- until they fix it (if they do).
    neil74 and Morty2264 like this.
    12-13-2017 09:17 AM
  21. dannyar11's Avatar
    My 5T went back yesterday. Yes it was a good phone and a great price but the camera difference is too drastic from my 2 XL. I also noticed the software differences as far as fluidity. The 5T although near stock, is not as smooth as the pixel. Games like PoGo and Animal Crossing ran noticeably slower on the 5T and the fact that you cant watch 1080p video on multiple video sources is a big no no. Id rather finance 849 from google over 24 months than pay $500 for an inferior device up front. The pixel will hold its resale value come the pixel 3. Google was giving $400+ for the pixel as a trade in for the pixel 2.
    12-13-2017 11:46 AM
  22. sixty_four's Avatar
    I would recommend Pixel 2. Mostly because you posted this question in a Pixel 2 forum.
    DMP89145 likes this.
    12-13-2017 11:56 AM
  23. Aquila's Avatar
    a Pixel 2 that I sent back because the screen was terrible
    ? What do you mean by this?
    12-13-2017 05:28 PM
  24. Aquila's Avatar
    I would recommend the Pixel for two reasons: security updates and platform updates.
    Add device security and user privacy to this list, separate from updates.
    djrakowski likes this.
    12-19-2017 10:06 AM
  25. Vega007's Avatar
    Both are really great phones and I currently own both of them. I would strongly consider physical size though. Pixel 2 is much more compact, while the 5T definitely feels large. Both run really great, with advantages and disadvantages in regards to software for both of them. And if you need the best camera around, no doubt go Pixel. Morty summed it up really well though with that list of pro's and con's. Hope you let us know which one you chose.
    libra89 likes this.
    12-19-2017 12:20 PM
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