01-21-2018 08:07 PM
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  1. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I spent $20 on a DBrand skin. I wanted to go naked but protect my phone from scuffs or scratches. But the Pixel 2XL is so thin and light it did not feel solid in my hand. I had a clear front and back skin on my Note 5 and being an older phone it felt nice and solid with no case.

    So I ended up putting my $6 clear thin case back on over my $20 Dbrand skin. About the same as taking a $20 and flushing it down the toilet.
    I've had a couple of drops that I would not trust to skins.
    The Spigen thin case has served me well.
    01-10-2018 09:09 PM
  2. mwboost's Avatar
    I like the black and white over the black. Though I do like how the black one blends in with the screen nicely.
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    01-11-2018 05:26 PM
  3. cgonzalez82's Avatar
    Black one with the midnight case, looks great IMO. I've always had black phones, they don't go out of fashion so keep resale value and are always in stock compared to the others usually due to actual numbers manufactured in comparison.
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    01-12-2018 07:16 AM
  4. Morty2264's Avatar
    Black one with the midnight case, looks great IMO. I've always had black phones, they don't go out of fashion so keep resale value and are always in stock compared to the others usually due to actual numbers manufactured in comparison.
    You're right: black is usually in stock, it seems!
    01-12-2018 08:47 AM
  5. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    I think about sell mine and get the panda instead but I afraid about bad unit because my black one is perfect with very tiny blue tint and everything work great.

    Anybody happy with the black one or you think the black look boring.?
    Agreed. I wanted the Panda but it wasn't available so i settled. Don't think i'll get the panda one at this point.
    01-12-2018 11:43 PM
  6. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    I do think the black looks rather 'boring' but then again, I think the Pixel 2/2XL on a whole aren't very attractive devices at all. Compared to all the other flagships (Galaxy S8/8+/Note 8, G6/V30, U11/U11+, iPhone X) I think the Pixel 2/2XL has easily the most boring and ugly design of the lot. Functional sure, but not necessarily attractive for the price it is.

    The panda to me looks slightly better, but not much. Hopefully those 2,000 HTC employees can put some hardware design flare into the Pixel 3/3XL next year. I thought the U11 and U11+ looks stunning and I really hope Google get some actual good hardware designers to lead the next phone.
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    01-13-2018 03:14 AM
  7. Morty2264's Avatar
    I do think the black looks rather 'boring' but then again, I think the Pixel 2/2XL on a whole aren't very attractive devices at all. Compared to all the other flagships (Galaxy S8/8+/Note 8, G6/V30, U11/U11+, iPhone X) I think the Pixel 2/2XL has easily the most boring and ugly design of the lot. Functional sure, but not necessarily attractive for the price it is.

    The panda to me looks slightly better, but not much. Hopefully those 2,000 HTC employees can put some hardware design flare into the Pixel 3/3XL next year. I thought the U11 and U11+ looks stunning and I really hope Google get some actual good hardware designers to lead the next phone.
    To be honest, I wasn't a huge fan of the Pixel (OG) designs when they launched; but I really like the look of the 2 line. But yes, the G6, V30, and OnePlus 5T do look more attractive.
    01-13-2018 12:56 PM
  8. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    It looks boring, but I put a dbrand skin on it and it doesn't look so boring anymore.
    01-13-2018 01:28 PM
  9. taraji's Avatar
    I have the panda. I bought a live case, but found it toooo slippery (overpriced), but it has my personal pic.

    Bought a silver Peel case to "exhibit" my panda😉 Wish it was totally clear though 'cause the black looks grey.

    I had the Spigen liquid case for my S8+ didn't like the marks it left (had to buff hard to get out).
    01-13-2018 02:59 PM
  10. neil74's Avatar
    I much prefer the black, had the stormtrooper and took it back. From the front the white edge is visible and kind of frames the bezel and exaggerated it, also imo makes it look bigger.

    On the flip side yes i prefer the white ones look on the back
    01-13-2018 05:18 PM
  11. DudeThatsErin's Avatar
    It is a big boring but I spiced mine up with this case. It is just as bright in person as it is in the picture. Gives me the ability to make my phone boring again if I so choose.

    At first I was like OMG this is busy but this case with the black front it isn't too bad and the orange/pink power button is awesome.

    This is the Google cloth case and it is very nice feeling (like the Google home and pixel buds case) but it will not protect your phone very much. I paired mine with a screen protector (glass) and it is awesome.Anybody think Pixel 2 XL black look boring?-1515882202400.jpgAnybody think Pixel 2 XL black look boring?-1515882315644.jpg
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    01-13-2018 05:37 PM
  12. Morty2264's Avatar
    It is a big boring but I spiced mine up with this case. It is just as bright in person as it is in the picture. Gives me the ability to make my phone boring again if I so choose.

    At first I was like OMG this is busy but this case with the black front it isn't too bad and the orange/pink power button is awesome.

    This is the Google cloth case and it is very nice feeling (like the Google home and pixel buds case) but it will not protect your phone very much. I paired mine with a screen protector (glass) and it is awesome.Click image for larger version. 

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    Love the top case! Good choice!
    01-13-2018 06:23 PM
  13. LeoRex's Avatar
    I agree. There's a big difference between actual and perceived value and how folks differentiate (or fail to) between the two. I tend to look at actual values...which is why I have a lot of non-name brand clothes.
    yeah, I am a function over form person myself. I've always valued utility over appearance when it comes to phones. I could never see myself dropping $40 on a case... or even over $20... I have a Spigen Rugged Armor on my 2XL at the moment, think I paid $9 for it.

    Same goes for screen protectors. Even tempered glass I think the max I've spent is about $15 or so. I've been using a IQShield plastic one (under $10) and I couldn't be happier. Work is that Zagg finally came up with a full coverage tempered glass for curved screens, but it'll run upwards of like $50... yeah, all set with that. The point of a screen protector is to protect the screen with a sacrificial layer that's cheap to replace.... $50 ain't exactly cheap... it's halfway to the Pixel Protect deductible for a shattered screen.
    01-13-2018 10:48 PM
  14. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    I do think the black looks rather 'boring' but then again, I think the Pixel 2/2XL on a whole aren't very attractive devices at all. Compared to all the other flagships (Galaxy S8/8+/Note 8, G6/V30, U11/U11+, iPhone X) I think the Pixel 2/2XL has easily the most boring and ugly design of the lot. Functional sure, but not necessarily attractive for the price it is.

    The panda to me looks slightly better, but not much. Hopefully those 2,000 HTC employees can put some hardware design flare into the Pixel 3/3XL next year. I thought the U11 and U11+ looks stunning and I really hope Google get some actual good hardware designers to lead the next phone.
    agreed. The Pixels are never sexy phones. The Galaxy S, Note and iPhones look much better.
    01-13-2018 11:36 PM
  15. chanchan05's Avatar
    ^as the above guy says, Pixels aren't 'sexy'. It's the inside that counts with them. Lol.

    But for me, any phone I get, back from the days of the almighty 3310, I always get grey or black. It's just sleek and not ostentatiously screaming what phone you have. But that's just me and my preferences. Plus black phones look great when themed with Batman or Darth Vader.
    01-14-2018 01:08 AM
  16. ClintRo's Avatar
    The Panda version is kinda sexy.... Just sayin
    01-14-2018 02:23 AM
  17. Orion78's Avatar
    Love the stealth look of the black....so that's the one I chose. If "kinda blue" was a choice for the XL then I would have picked that one because it's different and looks cool.
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    01-14-2018 12:04 PM
  18. Morty2264's Avatar
    Love the stealth look of the black....so that's the one I chose. If "kinda blue" was a choice for the XL then I would have picked that one because it's different and looks cool.
    And that mint-coloured FPS... 😃.
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    01-14-2018 12:59 PM
  19. Orion78's Avatar
    Haha yes love that mint button.
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    01-14-2018 01:30 PM
  20. limelightlemons's Avatar
    My black 2 xl is fine. Panda is not worth trading for
    01-18-2018 09:08 PM
  21. Knightmayre90's Avatar
    I love the black stealth look, I have a matt black case too.....but I'm Batman so it fits with my dress code.
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    01-19-2018 04:39 AM
  22. ptkelly's Avatar
    I'm amazed at how many people care.
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    01-19-2018 06:46 AM
  23. billchat's Avatar
    I'm amazed at how many people care.
    Me too. I spend very little time looking at my phone.

    I place it on the desk face up - they are all black faced, so all look the same.
    When I am using it for calls, I can't see it.

    Cell phones have become a way-of-life-fashion-statement item me thinks.
    Not that there's anything wrong with that -
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    01-19-2018 08:08 AM
  24. chriskwarren's Avatar
    I always use a case and I think the clear ones look too cheap, IMO.

    But I do love the panda look. I'm surprised that someone has not made a case that replicates the panda look. A white hard case with a black piece at the top. Keep stock look with some protection.
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    01-19-2018 09:10 AM
  25. hallux's Avatar
    But I do love the panda look. I'm surprised that someone has not made a case that replicates the panda look. A white hard case with a black piece at the top. Keep stock look with some protection.
    This is why I put a clear case on mine...
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    01-19-2018 09:32 AM
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