03-19-2018 06:34 PM
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  1. dmateo's Avatar
    Been using it for a few days now, and although I bought it with the purpose of having a smaller device, coming from a Note 8 it's taking a bit of time to adjust. I'm loving the portability of the phone and how nice it is to reach the top of the device without having to move it down while holding it.

    I really wanted something smaller so I guess that's what I got. I'm really enjoying the stock Android experience. I tried the pixel 2xl and wasn't really a fan of how it felt in my hands. I have pretty big hands as I'm 6'4 but just didn't like the feel. I hope the pixel 3 comes in at the same size with a larger screen, I think it's really more the 5 inch screen vs. the 6 of the note 8 that takes more getting used to than anything.

    All in all I'm very happy with the purchase!

    I missed having a phone this small!
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    03-17-2018 01:26 PM
  2. cbreze's Avatar
    My phone history has 3 phab sized phones in it and I for one am doubtful I'd ever get another large phone. Smaller/larger being better is just a matter of opinion. I hear Apple is coming out with a 6.5" phone later this year. Yikes, that's really huge.
    I recall many, many moons ago when larger phones were kind of disliked and rare as a general rule. I had a 3" screen on my windows pro device and my friends all thought it was way to huge. Ha,ha. Now look at what is available. I like the size of my P2 and if it had half the bezel size it would be even sweeter and smaller. i have an iPhone7 I used for 6 months before getting the pixel and delegating the iPhone to the back burner of backup devices. But one of the best features of that phone IMHO is the small size(4.7"). So easy to carry and a powerhouse in a small package. I hope the pixel line continues to offer a smaller device along with the XL.
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    03-17-2018 01:36 PM
  3. KrisYYC's Avatar
    My phone history has 3 phab sized phones in it and I for one am doubtful I'd ever get another large phone. Smaller/larger being better is just a matter of opinion. I hear Apple is coming out with a 6.5" phone later this year. Yikes, that's really huge.
    I recall many, many moons ago when larger phones were kind of disliked and rare as a general rule. I had a 3" screen on my windows pro device and my friends all thought it was way to huge. Ha,ha. Now look at what is available. I like the size of my P2 and if it had half the bezel size it would be even sweeter and smaller. i have an iPhone7 I used for 6 months before getting the pixel and delegating the iPhone to the back burner of backup devices. But one of the best features of that phone IMHO is the small size(4.7"). So easy to carry and a powerhouse in a small package. I hope the pixel line continues to offer a smaller device along with the XL.
    Agreed. What's great about the Pixel line is that Google doesn't neuter the smaller one somehow like Apple and Samsung do by putting a weaker camera on the regular iPhone and Galaxy S8/S9.

    I have a Note 8 as well as Pixel 2 but the Note 8 is a bit cumbersome as a daily driver. The screen sure is nice though.
    03-17-2018 02:13 PM
  4. DMP89145's Avatar
    I could actually stand it a hair smaller, tbh.. I've never liked big phones for pocketability reasons mainly. I generally keep a tablet in my tech lineup if I need a bigger screen.
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    03-17-2018 02:14 PM
  5. Armeniandave's Avatar
    I have the Pixel 2 XL and just had the Pixel 2 and an Essential phone. In terms of size the Essential was perfect. 5.7" phone in a compact size was awesome. Unfortunately the signal strength made me sell it. The regular Pixel 2 was just too small a screen for the size of the phone. It was almost the same size as the Essential but much smaller screen. The regular Pixel 2 XL is a little bigger but it seems to be a better option for me as it has a large screen and it's not too big relatively.
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    03-17-2018 03:01 PM
  6. dmateo's Avatar
    I have the Pixel 2 XL and just had the Pixel 2 and an Essential phone. In terms of size the Essential was perfect. 5.7" phone in a compact size was awesome. Unfortunately the signal strength made me sell it. The regular Pixel 2 was just too small a screen for the size of the phone. It was almost the same size as the Essential but much smaller screen. The regular Pixel 2 XL is a little bigger but it seems to be a better option for me as it has a large screen and it's not too big relatively.
    I agree, the essential was absolutely perfect had it not been for the poor signal in NYC
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    03-17-2018 05:37 PM
  7. ImTurningViolet's Avatar
    I love it. I would have gotten a cheaper Moto phone if they were pixel 2 size. The smaller size and camera were the two main reasons I went with a pixel.
    03-17-2018 06:34 PM
  8. snowboarders's Avatar
    i find the pixel 2 to be the right sizes for me not too big not too tall not too wide like samsung phones are
    03-17-2018 07:00 PM
  9. Nubwy's Avatar
    I prefer the Pixel 2 in the smaller size personally. Sold my Note 8 and have been using this ever since. The battery life took a hit, but I've reduced my useage and I'm chugging along just fine. There was an article recently about how battery life on most phones is good; we just need to get off our phones more.
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    03-17-2018 08:42 PM
  10. dmateo's Avatar
    I prefer the Pixel 2 in the smaller size personally. Sold my Note 8 and have been using this ever since. The battery life took a hit, but I've reduced my useage and I'm chugging along just fine. There was an article recently about how battery life on most phones is good; we just need to get off our phones more.
    I agree... Most of us who ***** about battery life are on our phones excessively.
    03-17-2018 09:36 PM
  11. psteve2005's Avatar
    I think the overall footprint is perfect.

    I seem to swap between small and large phones on an annual basis but always prefer the smaller size. Any phone that I have to take out of my pocket to do up my shoes fails my test!

    Whenever I'm tempted to go back to a bigger phone I ask myself why, as bigger isn't always better. If I want to play a game I use my PS4 not my phone, and to watch a film or YouTube I cast it to the TV, so for me the only benefit of a big phone is the bigger battery.

    I think my ideal Pixel 3 would be the same size as the P2/S9/iPhone X, with a 5.8" screen and wireless charging. Now that would be perfect...for me.
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    03-18-2018 07:50 AM
  12. dmateo's Avatar
    I think the overall footprint is perfect.

    I seem to swap between small and large phones on an annual basis but always prefer the smaller size. Any phone that I have to take out of my pocket to do up my shoes fails my test!

    Whenever I'm tempted to go back to a bigger phone I ask myself why, as bigger isn't always better. If I want to play a game I use my PS4 not my phone, and to watch a film or YouTube I cast it to the TV, so for me the only benefit of a big phone is the bigger battery.

    I think my ideal Pixel 3 would be the same size as the P2/S9/iPhone X, with a 5.8" screen and wireless charging. Now that would be perfect...for me.
    You just described the S9 in your last paragraph lol
    03-18-2018 08:28 AM
  13. Nubwy's Avatar
    Well, if the next Pixel had a curved screen on both models I would stick with my Pixel 2. Many folks dislike the curved glass.
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    03-18-2018 09:33 AM
  14. toiday's Avatar
    The size of the Pixel 2 is perfect for me. I do wish the screen can stretch further to the edges like the XL. Now that Google have their own phone design engineers, the future gens will only get better. One thing I hope they will keep is the front speakers. There is no need to fill up the entire phone with screen. I played with the S9 a little and my hand keep accidentally touch something at the edges. It looks nice that way but not practical to use.
    03-18-2018 09:45 AM
  15. psteve2005's Avatar
    You just described the S9 in your last paragraph lol
    Indeed. If it was consistently as secure as my stock Android phone I'd probably buy one.
    03-18-2018 11:47 AM
  16. bhatech's Avatar
    Size is perfect but I need more battery life and hence go for the bigger models like 2 XL over 2, S9+ over S9 etc.
    If you are light user the smaller phone should carry thru the day just fine but I like to have that piece of mind and have the max battery possible at the expense of ergonomics.
    03-18-2018 12:12 PM
  17. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    It's not too small the bezels are too big
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    03-18-2018 12:16 PM
  18. mmcclure0453's Avatar
    I like the size of the Pixel 2. But, I also have an S8 and I prefer the screen on it. How about hardware of S8/S9 with stock Android.

    I'm leaning toward the S9 with bigger screen, wireless charging, and stereo speakers... The camera has proven to be a Pixel 2 contender also.

    But, giving up the smoothness of the Pixel 2 would be hard. The Galaxy phones have gotten much better but they still stutter here and there.
    03-18-2018 01:08 PM
  19. Theot's Avatar
    Well, if the next Pixel had a curved screen on both models I would stick with my Pixel 2. Many folks dislike the curved glass.
    Count me in. I bought a G6 last year because I don't like curved screens. I played with the S9 & S9+ a couple times in store. It doesn't seem useful to me, it's just a gimmick. That said I think I'm ready for a better camera and software experience so the G6 is about to get sold for a pixel 2.

    The size of the Pixel 2 is perfect for me. I do wish the screen can stretch further to the edges like the XL. Now that Google have their own phone design engineers, the future gens will only get better. One thing I hope they will keep is the front speakers. There is no need to fill up the entire phone with screen. I played with the S9 a little and my hand keep accidentally touch something at the edges. It looks nice that way but not practical to use.
    Yep, I did the same with the S9, kept turning something on with the edge screen just trying to hold onto the phone. No thanks.

    It looks like the pixel 2 is just a tad smaller than my G6 and I love the size of the G6, the screen is fantastic but the camera and software quarks leave me wanting so I think I'm ready to go for the pixel 2. When I first looked at the pixel 2 I didn't think I could give up my screen but I've come around on that idea just to get the software and camera.
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    03-18-2018 01:10 PM
  20. sulla1965's Avatar
    Yes its just a bit too small. it feels smaller than other 5.0 inch devices. I feel 5.5 is the smallest a screen should be.
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    03-18-2018 02:11 PM
  21. Morty2264's Avatar
    I definitely understand what you are saying, OP - going from the enormous Note 8 to the petite Pixel 2 would definitely be a learning curve! But I am sure you'll get the hang of it soon! So glad you are liking it! I too am excited to see what the Pixel 3 line brings to the table.

    I personally like the size of the Pixel 2; but then again, my current phone is 5.2" and so going from that to the Pixel 2 (which I will be doing soon) will feel more natural to me.
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    03-18-2018 02:29 PM
  22. dmateo's Avatar
    Yes its just a bit too small. it feels smaller than other 5.0 inch devices. I feel 5.5 is the smallest a screen should be.
    I think the bezels make the screen feel smaller. I've been getting used to the screen, I think I'll be fully adjusted within a week. I have my surface book 2 for when a large screen is needed
    03-18-2018 03:39 PM
  23. dmateo's Avatar
    I definitely understand what you are saying, OP - going from the enormous Note 8 to the petite Pixel 2 would definitely be a learning curve! But I am sure you'll get the hang of it soon! So glad you are liking it! I too am excited to see what the Pixel 3 line brings to the table.

    I personally like the size of the Pixel 2; but then again, my current phone is 5.2" and so going from that to the Pixel 2 (which I will be doing soon) will feel more natural to me.
    It is definitely an adjustment! Nonetheless I'm very happy with my purchase. Bought a square trade 3 year plan that carries over to whatever device I upgrade to in the future.. I think this was a much better value than preferred care, which doesn't give you a prorated refund on the event you chose to cancel the service in the future.
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    03-18-2018 03:41 PM
  24. Nubwy's Avatar
    I loved the G6. It's only drawback was that it ran an older 821 processor and for me the battery optimization on the 835 was a deal breaker. It had an aggressively flat display that I absolutely loved.
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    03-18-2018 04:47 PM
  25. Itsa_Me_Mario's Avatar
    No, but yes.
    03-18-2018 08:13 PM
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