12-19-2017 08:33 AM
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  1. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    So in the last several years, I've been looking for a phone that has great hardware and gets timely software updates. I've been defaulting to Samsung or iPhone in the last several years because they have great hardware, but Samsung always lacked in the software update department. So I thought I'd give Google a try.

    Let me tell you, this is what I've been looking for--Android's version of iPhone--the Pixel 2 XL. I was one of the people that was slamming Google for not having that great of displays in the Pixel 2 XL, but I never actually saw one in person. I went to Best Buy last night and played around with the display unit and the display looked just like every other OLED screen out there. The off-axis blue shift that's seen on the Pixel 2 XL is also on my Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (which will be returned to T-Mo this weekend). Once I turned the boosted mode on, the screen looks almost as good as Samsung's display.

    I love this device. It has everything I'm looking for--fast software updates, zippy software, and great hardware. My only complaint is that the Verizon associate scuffed the glass back on the top corner when he put on the screen protector. It's kind of irritating and I didn't notice it until I was switching cases (I purchased the phone at Best Buy). Other than that, I absolutely love the white and black combo with the orange power key.

    So there you have it. I'm a converted Pixel fan and I don't think I could ever go back to anything else!
    12-15-2017 06:29 PM
  2. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    That's something considering how vocal you were about how terrible it was lol. Glad you found something that you like though. Sounds like you're really enjoying it.
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    12-15-2017 06:41 PM
  3. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    That's something considering how vocal you were about how terrible it was lol. Glad you found something that you like though. Sounds like you're really enjoying it.
    I'm definitely eating crow.

    And thank you, yes, I am really enjoying this device. I've used the iPhone X, S8 Active, and now the Pixel 2 XL in the last month and the 2 XL is, by far, the best device I've used.
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    12-15-2017 06:44 PM
  4. DMP89145's Avatar
    @Retinella Man, big statement coming from you. I know you've bounced a LOT of phones this past year, so reading a post from you actually acknowledging the device... Well, let's just say I think you're definitely one discerning consumer and you aren't one to make such statements lightly.

    Glad you're happy with the device and welcome home.
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    12-15-2017 06:55 PM
  5. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    @Retinella Man, big statement coming from you. I know you've bounced a LOT of phones this past year, so reading a post from you actually acknowledging the device... Well, let's just say I think you're definitely one discerning consumer and you aren't one to make such statements lightly.

    Glad you're happy with the device and welcome home.
    Thanks, @DMP89145. I can now finally say I'm home. I will only purchase Pixel products from this point on. I thought I got bored easy, but I just wasn't satisfied. I'm satisfied now.
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    12-15-2017 07:00 PM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    I'm glad you gave it an actual try versus using the opinion of others as a definite reason for not liking (or even liking) the phone.

    I do listen to reviews and such just as much as the next guy but I truly like to try devices for myself before fully dismissing them. I'm still loving my 2 XL .
    12-15-2017 08:08 PM
  7. Mike Dee's Avatar
    So in the last several years, I've been looking for a phone that has great hardware and gets timely software updates. I've been defaulting to Samsung or iPhone in the last several years because they have great hardware, but Samsung always lacked in the software update department. So I thought I'd give Google a try.

    Let me tell you, this is what I've been looking for--Android's version of iPhone--the Pixel 2 XL. I was one of the people that was slamming Google for not having that great of displays in the Pixel 2 XL, but I never actually saw one in person. I went to Best Buy last night and played around with the display unit and the display looked just like every other OLED screen out there. The off-axis blue shift that's seen on the Pixel 2 XL is also on my Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (which will be returned to T-Mo this weekend). Once I turned the boosted mode on, the screen looks almost as good as Samsung's display.

    I love this device. It has everything I'm looking for--fast software updates, zippy software, and great hardware. My only complaint is that the Verizon associate scuffed the glass back on the top corner when he put on the screen protector. It's kind of irritating and I didn't notice it until I was switching cases (I purchased the phone at Best Buy). Other than that, I absolutely love the white and black combo with the orange power key.

    So there you have it. I'm a converted Pixel fan and I don't think I could ever go back to anything else!
    You could make them swap it if it bugs you.

    Glad to see you've changed your opinion on the phone.
    It's OK to change.... A year ago, I did not care about phone cameras.... I'm a changed man... As I've said before I have to work hard to get the pixel to take a bad picture and I have been unsuccessful so far. A year ago the pixels big bezels turned me off so I completely ignored the camera. Because the 2XL has the largest screen and small bezels I'm good.... No offense to those who are okay with a smaller pixel or don't mind the bezels.
    A year ago I would not have given up a removable battery, headphone jack or LG's quad DAC. The pixels battery is pretty damn good. I'm okay without the headphone jack since they provided the dongle and I bought an extra to put on another pair of headphones so I don't have to constantly swap out or leave it behind by accident.
    Though the Pixel DAC can't go toe-to-toe with the quad DAC, the Jack built into the dongle is actually pretty damn good..... Good enough for me not to care.
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    12-15-2017 08:44 PM
  8. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I'm glad you gave it an actual try versus using the opinion of others as a definite reason for not liking (or even liking) the phone.

    I do listen to reviews and such just as much as the next guy but I truly like to try devices for myself before fully dismissing them. I'm still loving my 2 XL .
    I'm not sure how the reviewers think the display is terrible. It's not. It's on par with every other display released this year.
    droidsexy and dc52ltr like this.
    12-15-2017 08:47 PM
  9. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    You could make them swap it if it bugs you.

    Glad to see you've changed your opinion on the phone.
    It's OK to change.... A year ago, I did not care about phone cameras.... I'm a changed man... As I've said before I have to work hard to get the pixel to take a bad picture and I have been unsuccessful so far. A year ago the pixels big bezels turned me off so I completely ignored the camera. Because the 2XL has the largest screen and small bezels I'm good.... No offense to those who are okay with a smaller pixel or don't mind the bezels.
    A year ago I would not have given up a removable battery, headphone jack or LG's quad DAC. The pixels battery is pretty damn good. I'm okay without the headphone jack since they provided the dongle and I bought an extra to put on another pair of headphones so I don't have to constantly swap out or leave it behind by accident.
    Though the Pixel DAC can't go toe-to-toe with the quad DAC, the Jack built into the dongle is actually pretty damn good..... Good enough for me not to care.
    I'd exchange it, but there isn't a 128GB panda (ahem, Stormtrooper) Pixel 2 XL at any Best Buy within 250 miles. Yikes. It really doesn't bother me, TBH. It's so minor it's not much of an issue.
    Mike Dee likes this.
    12-15-2017 08:49 PM
  10. chriskwarren's Avatar
    I ditched the V30, long-time Samsung user. I'm loving the 2XL as well and am not looking back. The camera is crazy good, and the phone performance is so snappy
    12-15-2017 08:52 PM
  11. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I ditched the V30, long-time Samsung user. I'm loving the 2XL as well and am not looking back. The camera is crazy good, and the phone performance is so snappy
    I had the V20 and while I was waiting for the pixel pre-order to come in I bought a v30 knowing that I would probably not keep it but I wanted to give it a chance anyway.
    Big fan of the Quad DAC but all of the pixel pluses took me away from the LG and the deck in the pixel dongle it's pretty thin good. This is first cell phone camera that actually gains my respect.
    12-15-2017 09:03 PM
  12. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    So in the last several years, I've been looking for a phone that has great hardware and gets timely software updates. I've been defaulting to Samsung or iPhone in the last several years because they have great hardware, but Samsung always lacked in the software update department. So I thought I'd give Google a try.

    Let me tell you, this is what I've been looking for--Android's version of iPhone--the Pixel 2 XL. I was one of the people that was slamming Google for not having that great of displays in the Pixel 2 XL, but I never actually saw one in person. I went to Best Buy last night and played around with the display unit and the display looked just like every other OLED screen out there. The off-axis blue shift that's seen on the Pixel 2 XL is also on my Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (which will be returned to T-Mo this weekend). Once I turned the boosted mode on, the screen looks almost as good as Samsung's display.

    I love this device. It has everything I'm looking for--fast software updates, zippy software, and great hardware. My only complaint is that the Verizon associate scuffed the glass back on the top corner when he put on the screen protector. It's kind of irritating and I didn't notice it until I was switching cases (I purchased the phone at Best Buy). Other than that, I absolutely love the white and black combo with the orange power key.

    So there you have it. I'm a converted Pixel fan and I don't think I could ever go back to anything else!
    Dude that's huge. You were like the biggest opposition. Glad that you're liking the phone
    anon(5630457), libra89 and Almeuit like this.
    12-15-2017 11:17 PM
  13. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I hope your love affair works out and it lasts. I’m still struggling between this and the iX.
    anon(5630457) likes this.
    12-15-2017 11:20 PM
  14. Orion78's Avatar
    Great post. Glad you tried it out for yourself. Pixel 2 XL is "pound for pound" the best Android phone out there. I could never use anything else.
    dc52ltr, anon(5630457) and bnice like this.
    12-16-2017 08:41 AM
  15. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I hope your love affair works out and it lasts. I’m still struggling between this and the iX.
    I had the iPhone X and got rid of it and I don't regret it. But I'm deeply embedded in the Google ecosystem and the only Apple product I owned was the iPhone X.
    12-16-2017 01:27 PM
  16. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Pixel 2 XL is "pound for pound" the best Android phone out there. I could never use anything else.
    Agreed. And I had the Note 8, S8, S8+, and S8 Active.
    Orion78 likes this.
    12-16-2017 01:27 PM
  17. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Dude that's huge. You were like the biggest opposition. Glad that you're liking the phone
    The more I use it, the more I enjoy it. I can't ever imagine using anything else ever again.
    Jeremiah Bonds likes this.
    12-16-2017 01:28 PM
  18. sangs's Avatar
    The more I use it, the more I enjoy it. I can't ever imagine using anything else ever again.
    Bookmarking this! I love my XL 2, but even I know how my mind is wired. I'll be jumping on the "next great thing" the second it's available.
    12-16-2017 01:39 PM
  19. Mike Dee's Avatar
    The more I use it, the more I enjoy it. I can't ever imagine using anything else ever again.
    Pixel 3
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    12-16-2017 04:24 PM
  20. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Pixel 3
    That's a given.
    12-16-2017 04:39 PM
  21. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Bookmarking this! I love my XL 2, but even I know how my mind is wired. I'll be jumping on the "next great thing" the second it's available.
    Nah. I have zero interest in the S9, the "next great thing".
    droidsexy likes this.
    12-16-2017 04:40 PM
  22. PowrDroid's Avatar
    Nah. I have zero interest in the S9, the "next great thing".
    Yeah, after your having tried every possible iteration of Samsung 8's available and declaring the Pixel 2 XL as superior, I don't see how the S9 would hold any interest.
    12-16-2017 05:58 PM
  23. popkurn611's Avatar
    I'm not sure how the reviewers think the display is terrible. It's not. It's on par with every other display released this year.
    I don’t think the display is good enough for a $900 device. I got the iPhone X like you did, we go back and forth a lot with devices and I was intrigued to try the pixel again. I had the original pixel that you bashed like there was no tomorrow. I always said it is the iPhone of android devices and I still will say that. However, I got it and used it for two days and went back to my X. If you’re ok giving up iMessage and FaceTime then the pixel will be great for you. At this time in my life, I’m very comfortable with iOS and don’t see a reason to go back to android.

    The blue shift is horrendous, the unit I had was awful. People are saying some units look better.
    12-16-2017 07:18 PM
  24. Morty2264's Avatar
    Congratulations on your Stormtrooper Pixel 2 XL! It's definitely a Stormtrooper phone; especially given what's been happening this weekend... 😃.
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    12-16-2017 08:12 PM
  25. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I don’t think the display is good enough for a $900 device. I got the iPhone X like you did, we go back and forth a lot with devices and I was intrigued to try the pixel again. I had the original pixel that you bashed like there was no tomorrow. I always said it is the iPhone of android devices and I still will say that. However, I got it and used it for two days and went back to my X. If you’re ok giving up iMessage and FaceTime then the pixel will be great for you. At this time in my life, I’m very comfortable with iOS and don’t see a reason to go back to android.

    The blue shift is horrendous, the unit I had was awful. People are saying some units look better.
    Nobody in my family or friend circle uses iPhone, so I won't miss it. The iPhone X didn't offer enough features for $1,200. The screen on my Pixel 2 XL is almost as good as the screen on the iPhone X.

    But if the X works for you, more power to you.
    12-16-2017 08:35 PM
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