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  1. Orion78's Avatar
    There is little reason to leave the Pixel 2 series even if there is better stuff out there. The Pixels just get it done. I will most likely get the next Pixel but not because I need it. I trade up or sell the 2XL to get the most I can towards the next generation.
    Exactly what I'm going to do.
    02-26-2018 10:55 PM
  2. jimbo1mcm's Avatar
    I had an original Pixel and sold it to get a Galaxy S8, a great phone. The S9 will be similar to the S8 with a great camera. I gave the S8 to my wife for the Pixel 2 and don't miss it at all. I put a very slim case on it and a wireless receiver, so I never have to plug it in. I will get the next generation of Pixel 2.
    02-27-2018 08:16 AM
  3. psteve2005's Avatar
    I like the idea of an S9 but it won't drag me from my Pixel 2. I too would like the regular Pixel 3 to have a similar screen to body ratio of the regular S9, along with wireless charging, and I'd keep that for 2 years instead of changing every nine months. Of course there's no such thing as a perfect phone so I'm bound to be disappointed in some way!
    03-03-2018 05:22 AM
  4. psteve2005's Avatar
    I had an original Pixel and sold it to get a Galaxy S8, a great phone. The S9 will be similar to the S8 with a great camera. I gave the S8 to my wife for the Pixel 2 and don't miss it at all. I put a very slim case on it and a wireless receiver, so I never have to plug it in. I will get the next generation of Pixel 2.
    Ahh! Can you recommend your wireless charging receiver/case combo? Is it for the regular Pixel 2? Have you got any links? I'd love that for mine.
    03-03-2018 05:24 AM
  5. Tomster88's Avatar
    Now, I know that I'm asking this question in the Pixel 2 forum. I'm the proud owner of the Pixel 2Xl 🐼. I really like this phone. It does everything smoothly and just works. I feel the camera is great as well. However, there have been a couple of times were the camera has disappointed me. They we're mostly incidents when I was in a semi-lite to dark club. My wife owns an iPhone 7 and always uses my phone for photos when we are out.

    I always buy a new phone 1-2 times a year. She never likes when I do that but she said to me that I should go back to Samsung. I switched from the S8+ to the Pixel 2 XL. I switched for constant updates.

    However, I would not mind a smaller phone with similar screen real estate like the XL. I had wished the smaller pixel was more screen than bezel. I tried that for the two weeks and returned it to keep the XL.

    The S9 will come with possibly 6gb of ram and a camera that will offer some great features. I going to try it when it's released and make a decision before the return period.

    Is anyone else interested in what Samsung is setting up to release. Please keep the touch whiz talk to a minimum.
    My first Android phones were Samsung phones. This was back Around the Galaxy S4. Once I experienced pure Android it was a whole different world. The phones are so buttery smooth and I like that we get updates right away. However, after watching some videos of the S9, it looks really really nice! I'm not sure I could give up updates and pure Android, but if any phone could persuade me, I think it would be the S9.
    03-03-2018 10:48 AM
  6. Guyinbox's Avatar
    I'm passing my 2xl to my wife so i can try the s9+. I'm almost positive I'll like the 2xl better. It's the best phone I've ever had by a pretty good margin now. The only reason I'm upgrading is i got the s9+ for $499 with my wife's student discount and trading in an s7 edge.

    When the pixel 3 comes out, I'll trade in the s9 and hopefully take advantage of TMobile's pixel offer to get the 3xl for next to nothing.
    03-03-2018 03:01 PM
  7. EMGSM's Avatar
    Like others, the S9 is not enough to get me away from the 2XL. I still can't get over the 2XL's camera. IMO it's better than my Note 8 and even my old 7 Plus (which showed a lot of detail). I'll wait to see what the Note 9 has to offer. If it's just like an S9 with a S-Pen then I'll wait for the 3XL.
    03-03-2018 07:12 PM
  8. Ziich47's Avatar
    I think Samsung has the best hardware out there in regards to phones period. But personally I will be sticking to my pixel and iPhone. At least I know I won’t have to buy a new phone to get a software update
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    03-03-2018 08:46 PM
  9. LeoRex's Avatar
    We're past the point where the next generation hardware is miles better than the previous. Even budget phones are powerful enough for all but the most processor intensive tasks. Performance and efficiency gains are now incremental, things are only getting a tiny bit better over year to the next.

    So, at least from my perspective, it's about software and post-sale support. The former has never been Samsung's strong point.. And the latter? You'll be fine until the next generation drops then they kind see you as a liability... They make money off selling phones, not supporting them.

    I've been a Nexus/Pixel owner since the Nexus 5... But I foolishly tried chasing the dragons tail with my wife's phone when it was time to upgrade HER Nexus 5... Bouncing between LG's and Samsung's, which forced me to trade them in for a new model because I knew that I'd whatever problem she had - and she had many - weren't fixed shortly after launch, they'd never get fixed. My wife is now a happy and satisfied owner of first gen XL, the first phone that she hasn't hated since that Nexus... And when it comes time to replace that one, it'll have a big ol G on it. Did the fool me twice (it was more like 5 times)... All set with that.
    TraderGary likes this.
    03-03-2018 10:33 PM
  10. MooMooPrincess's Avatar
    We're past the point where the next generation hardware is miles better than the previous. Even budget phones are powerful enough for all but the most processor intensive tasks. Performance and efficiency gains are now incremental, things are only getting a tiny bit better over year to the next.

    So, at least from my perspective, it's about software and post-sale support. The former has never been Samsung's strong point.. And the latter? You'll be fine until the next generation drops then they kind see you as a liability... They make money off selling phones, not supporting them.

    I've been a Nexus/Pixel owner since the Nexus 5... But I foolishly tried chasing the dragons tail with my wife's phone when it was time to upgrade HER Nexus 5... Bouncing between LG's and Samsung's, which forced me to trade them in for a new model because I knew that I'd whatever problem she had - and she had many - weren't fixed shortly after launch, they'd never get fixed. My wife is now a happy and satisfied owner of first gen XL, the first phone that she hasn't hated since that Nexus... And when it comes time to replace that one, it'll have a big ol G on it. Did the fool me twice (it was more like 5 times)... All set with that.
    What sucks even more is that once again the snapdragon variants will not be able to take advantage of project treble. Which is dumb so with pixel I stay
    03-04-2018 03:24 PM
  11. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    What sucks even more is that once again the snapdragon variants will not be able to take advantage of project treble. Which is dumb so with pixel I stay
    Where did you hear that? I thought project treble had to be included with all devices shipped with Oreo
    03-04-2018 11:44 PM
  12. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    What sucks even more is that once again the snapdragon variants will not be able to take advantage of project treble. Which is dumb so with pixel I stay
    Just looked it up. All variants have project treble.
    03-04-2018 11:47 PM
  13. MooMooPrincess's Avatar
    Where did you hear that? I thought project treble had to be included with all devices shipped with Oreo
    Just looked it up. All variants have project treble.
    You don't benefit from it if you have a locked bootloader. We're supposed to but carriers want a locked bootloader
    03-05-2018 12:11 AM
  14. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    You don't benefit from it if you have a locked bootloader. We're supposed to but carriers want a locked bootloader
    You still benefit from faster updates, but yeah you won't benefit from it rom wise. Most people don't care about roms though, so it'll benefit most people.
    03-05-2018 12:21 AM
  15. MooMooPrincess's Avatar
    You still benefit from faster updates, but yeah you won't benefit from it rom wise. Most people don't care about roms though, so it'll benefit most people.
    I still feel like it'll take forever for updates honestly.
    03-05-2018 12:27 AM
  16. TraderGary's Avatar
    I still feel like it'll take forever for updates honestly.
    The System Update > Check for updates
    is supposed to work now. It should force an immediate update. If you don't do that, you will be in a que and an update could come as much as 2 weeks after it is released. I for one am impatient and want my updates immediately!
    MooMooPrincess likes this.
    03-05-2018 12:55 AM
  17. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    I still feel like it'll take forever for updates honestly.
    Could be. At least there's a shot at a benefit. Whenever I get the itch to use the new software, I'll just pull my Pixel 2 XL out of the closet and use it for a while. Benefit of having a Pixel for a backup.
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    03-05-2018 09:41 AM
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