1. 2jzgte's Avatar
    Hi all,

    Long story short, I got the opportunity to upgrade from Pixel XL 128gb to Pixel 2 XL 64gb + I get 150 CAD cash.

    I'm wondering if it's really a no-brainer like it seems, or if I should stick to my original Pixel.

    I read and watched reviews, and the one thing that's bothering me is the screen issues (mainly color fade at an angle and faded colors). Did they fix those after the november updates?

    What about battery life?

    I don't care about the headphone jack or stereo speakers, as I only listen to music on bluetooth/wifi/car speakers.

    Any information would be appreciated, especially from those who upgraded from the original Pixel.
    01-08-2018 11:56 AM
  2. chriskwarren's Avatar
    The Pixel 2 XL has a 2 year warranty, so you would def be ahead there. The 2 also has the visual core. The 64gb of space you would give up I don't know if that is something imp to you or not.

    The screen issues are there but not as bad as people make out. Mine is fine, and it was made in October. Loving the 2XL so far.
    libra89 likes this.
    01-08-2018 12:14 PM
  3. Aquila's Avatar
    Display issues are either non-existent or overblown, depending on which issues you are hearing about. The color difference you can see on your XL too - if you go into dev options and set the display to sRGB - that's the default setting on the 2XL.

    Battery life is better on the 2 XL.
    01-08-2018 12:23 PM
  4. TraderGary's Avatar
    The Pixel 2 XL has a 2 year warranty, so you would def be ahead there. The 2 also has the visual core. The 64gb of space you would give up I don't know if that is something imp to you or not.

    The screen issues are there but not as bad as people make out. Mine is fine, and it was made in October. Loving the 2XL so far.
    How do you tell when it was made!
    01-08-2018 12:43 PM
  5. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    Short answer, just do it unless that extra 64GB is critical.

    In terms of warranty, your XL is either ended or likely near to ending; you'll have 2 full years on the 2 XL. Battery life is better. You'll receive updates longer and to further subsequent OS revisions. Mine is from the original batch and I have less off-axis color shift than several iPhone X's in my office - not an issue unless you make an effort to hold the phone at a strange angle. If you were happy with color rendition on the XL, you'll be fine with the 2 XL, choosing from the three available settings. Resale value in another year will be tremendously higher (and it would be higher now, as well). It is an incremental improvement in nearly every aspect if you forgive the omission of the headphone jack, and a dramatic improvement in the camera.
    sixty_four likes this.
    01-08-2018 01:30 PM
  6. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    The saturated color mode makes the colors on the display of the 2 XL look like a Samsung display, which I like. As for the off-axis blue shift, it's a non-issue. I had the same amount of blue shifting on my iPhone X and S8 Active. I haven't had any issues with burn-in (ahem, image retention) either.
    01-08-2018 01:36 PM
  7. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Hi all,

    Long story short, I got the opportunity to upgrade from Pixel XL 128gb to Pixel 2 XL 64gb + I get 150 CAD cash.

    I'm wondering if it's really a no-brainer like it seems, or if I should stick to my original Pixel.

    I read and watched reviews, and the one thing that's bothering me is the screen issues (mainly color fade at an angle and faded colors). Did they fix those after the november updates?

    What about battery life?

    I don't care about the headphone jack or stereo speakers, as I only listen to music on bluetooth/wifi/car speakers.

    Any information would be appreciated, especially from those who upgraded from the original Pixel.
    I normally am a fan of more memory but I would take the deal
    01-08-2018 01:50 PM
  8. 2jzgte's Avatar
    Thanks for the answers. I could get the 128gb but that would leave me without the extra money. It's still a good deal considering I'm selling my old pixel xl and getting a brand new one without losing money.

    The question is : is 64gb enough? Most of my storage use is pictures and videos. I don't download games or anything like that. I'm currently using 22gb (without pictures and videos) out of my 128gb.
    Whether the extra 64gb is worth the 150$ is another question.
    01-08-2018 02:46 PM
  9. Aquila's Avatar
    Thanks for the answers. I could get the 128gb but that would leave me without the extra money. It's still a good deal considering I'm selling my old pixel xl and getting a brand new one without losing money.

    The question is : is 64gb enough? Most of my storage use is pictures and videos. I don't download games or anything like that. I'm currently using 22gb (without pictures and videos) out of my 128gb.
    Whether the extra 64gb is worth the 150$ is another question.
    Sounds like you're going to do fine with 64 GB.
    01-08-2018 03:09 PM
  10. GSDer's Avatar
    How do you tell when it was made!
    http://www.imeipro.info/check_lg.html
    01-08-2018 04:26 PM
  11. chriskwarren's Avatar
    How do you tell when it was made!
    LG IMEI checker - search details related to your LG smartphone by IMEI
    01-08-2018 05:22 PM
  12. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Thanks for the answers. I could get the 128gb but that would leave me without the extra money. It's still a good deal considering I'm selling my old pixel xl and getting a brand new one without losing money.

    The question is : is 64gb enough? Most of my storage use is pictures and videos. I don't download games or anything like that. I'm currently using 22gb (without pictures and videos) out of my 128gb.
    Whether the extra 64gb is worth the 150$ is another question.
    Sounds like you answered your own question. For my needs I prefer 128 but I store a lot of high definition audio files so that's a bit different from your needs.
    01-08-2018 06:17 PM
  13. Morty2264's Avatar
    I think that's a great deal! Go for it! And if you are not satisfied with it, then you can always return it.

    Many users here report good screens or minimal blue shifts; and I've heard battery life is really good!
    01-08-2018 07:40 PM
  14. ClintRo's Avatar
    Short answer, just do it unless that extra 64GB is critical.

    In terms of warranty, your XL is either ended or likely near to ending; you'll have 2 full years on the 2 XL. Battery life is better. You'll receive updates longer and to further subsequent OS revisions. Mine is from the original batch and I have less off-axis color shift than several iPhone X's in my office - not an issue unless you make an effort to hold the phone at a strange angle. If you were happy with color rendition on the XL, you'll be fine with the 2 XL, choosing from the three available settings. Resale value in another year will be tremendously higher (and it would be higher now, as well). It is an incremental improvement in nearly every aspect if you forgive the omission of the headphone jack, and a dramatic improvement in the camera.
    This.... It is a no brainier if you don't need that extra memory.
    01-08-2018 08:58 PM

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