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  1. mango1228's Avatar
    I have an opportunity to get my first google phone being a 2. Want to experience first before buying a 3 or 4. I have only ever had samsung.

    What are your opinions on the 2 in 2019
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    06-11-2019 12:43 PM
  2. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    I have an opportunity to get my first google phone being a 2. Want to experience first before buying a 3 or 4. I have only ever had samsung.

    What are your opinions on the 2 in 2019
    I bought a new one in April on sale. I have had one since launch. The battery life is excellent, the phone is fast and responsive and the camera is phenomenal. It is a better buy than a 3a for the same price as it has better stats all round.
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    06-11-2019 01:02 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    I have an opportunity to get my first google phone being a 2. Want to experience first before buying a 3 or 4. I have only ever had samsung.

    What are your opinions on the 2 in 2019
    Pixel 2xl still a excellent phone , but consider it's age might be smarter to go pixel 3 or 4 , with the 4 you'll have latest of Google
    J Dubbs likes this.
    06-11-2019 01:32 PM
  4. mango1228's Avatar
    Before i go for the 4 just want to see if i like the whole google system. like i mentioned have only ever had samsung devices. With regards to the 3 xl how is the battery life on that device. Just the notch thats off putting
    Pixel 2xl still a excellent phone , but consider it's age might be smarter to go pixel 3 or 4 , with the 4 you'll have latest of Google
    06-11-2019 01:37 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Before i go for the 4 just want to see if i like the whole google system. like i mentioned have only ever had samsung devices. With regards to the 3 xl how is the battery life on that device. Just the notch thats off putting
    I own few Samsung and Google phones .
    The notch might bother some , for me a non issue as I do like notch phones. Battery life will be up to the individual as how many apps and what your doing with the phone. I personally have great battery life , I only have between 45 to 60 apps installed on the phone and do lots of YouTube watching. Maybe if you stop in a Verizon store or Best buy you can try out the pixel 3xl and see if it's right for you .
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    06-11-2019 01:42 PM
  6. mango1228's Avatar
    Unfortunately i live in cape town, South affica and the google pixel is not sold here so my husband who is in the states will bring me one home. The pixel 2 is here in south africa and i want to test it first before i purchase one from the states
    I own few Samsung and Google phones .
    The notch might bother some , for me a non issue as I do like notch phones. Battery life will be up to the individual as how many apps and what your doing with the phone. I personally have great battery life , I only have between 45 to 60 apps installed on the phone and do lots of YouTube watching. Maybe if you stop in a Verizon store or Best buy you can try out the pixel 3xl and see if it's right for you .
    06-11-2019 01:53 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    Unfortunately i live in cape town, South affica and the google pixel is not sold here so my husband who is in the states will bring me one home. The pixel 2 is here in south africa and i want to test it first before i purchase one from the states
    Oh , ok maybe try looking at some reviews of the pixel 3xl on YouTube to get a better picture of how it will be
    06-11-2019 01:55 PM
  8. Eggmundo's Avatar
    Google Pixel isn't sold in South Africa but the Pixel 2 is?

    Anyway, the P2 is still very good.
    06-11-2019 02:02 PM
  9. mango1228's Avatar
    I am gettong it from someone that imported the phone and had moved onto the oneplus 7 pro
    Google Pixel isn't sold in South Africa but the Pixel 2 is?

    Anyway, the P2 is still very good.
    06-11-2019 02:05 PM
  10. usedtolovephones's Avatar
    I'd recommend that you pass on the Pixel 2. If it was a 2xl I would've said go.

    If you're getting the Pixel 2 just to experience the Google brand, and coming from Samsung land, you'll might perceive Google land as being extremely outdated and 'not that special.'

    Giant giant giant bezels with the mediocre build and screen (compared to Samsung), I'm afraid the first impressions might spoil Pixel experience for you. Being a Pixel fan myself, I don't want that to happen.

    So, I'd recommend you either find a used Pixel 2xl in your area or just wait and see what the future holds. 2xl feels much more modern than the 2.
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    06-11-2019 07:10 PM
  11. chevyman29's Avatar
    Well the 2 will give you a good idea of what pixel phones are all about . I say go for it .
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    06-11-2019 10:05 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    If you're getting the Pixel 2 just to experience the Google brand, and coming from Samsung land, you'll might perceive Google land as being extremely outdated and 'not that special.'

    Giant giant giant bezels with the mediocre build and screen (compared to Samsung), I'm afraid the first impressions might spoil Pixel experience for you. Being a Pixel fan myself, I don't want that to happen.
    Hopefully, if mango1228 is an intelligent and rational tech consumer (and let's face it, coming on these forums to ask questions like these is a sign of intelligence), he or she will look past some of the design choices and be impressed by the superb camera and regular updates!
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    06-12-2019 03:48 AM
  13. forestinjersey's Avatar
    Go for it!!
    06-12-2019 04:55 AM
  14. Eggmundo's Avatar
    The build quality is superb on the 2. Built by HTC and they know a thing or two.

    Bezels are indeed huge, but I appreciate the symmetry and the speakers in them.
    06-12-2019 08:49 AM
  15. Rukbat's Avatar
    If it's cheap enough (I've seen them selling new for US$150 now), go for it. I still like my 2. (And see no reason to go for the 3.) Maybe the 4, but from what I've heard, it doesn't offer anything exciting. I'm still going to get 2 new versions so, by the end of the year in which R comes out, I'll see if the Pixel 6 has anything to offer. If not, I''ll stay with the 2 for a while longer.
    06-12-2019 01:26 PM
  16. usedtolovephones's Avatar
    Hopefully.

    But I've seen so many people switch to a wrong (for them) Samsung and hate all Samsung phones. Get the wrong Pixel and hate all pixels (happened to a friend, he got the 3, paid good money, faced bugs, left it for iPhone abusing all android phones saying he tried). So I always try to recommend a relatively successful phone if somebody wants to try something new. Not saying that the 2 isn't a success, but honestly, I wouldn't recommend it to anybody in 2019 now that the 3a is out and the 2xl exists as well.
    06-12-2019 02:07 PM
  17. Morty2264's Avatar
    I think the phone still holds up.

    Its processor is still a beast and conserves battery well; the camera is either equal to or (arguably) better than some of the flagships out right now (and it does it without having triple lenses!). The operating system is smooth and it's reliable. I've had my Pixel 2 for about 14 months now and I can't give it up!

    But this has to be something you yourself can verify - watch reviews, hold the phone in your hand at the store - all that good stuff. Let us know what you decide!
    06-12-2019 09:23 PM
  18. anon(10092459)'s Avatar
    I personally think the Pixel 2 has shown to be the best generation of Pixels. If you have the opportunity at a reasonable price and you want to test the Google experience, definitely go for it. It's a great device. I still have mine.
    06-13-2019 12:43 AM
  19. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I'd say go for it if the price was good.
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    06-13-2019 09:22 AM
  20. Penny111's Avatar
    Have a Pixel 2 XL for 18 months now. Never had any issues or problems & I practically live on it. Google has said it will receive updates for 3 years.

    It has the latest operating system.
    So my next will probably be a Pixel 5.
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    06-15-2019 12:14 AM
  21. Morty2264's Avatar
    Have a Pixel 2 XL for 18 months now. Never had any issues or problems & I practically live on it. Google has said it will receive updates for 3 years.

    It has the latest operating system.
    So my next will probably be a Pixel 5.
    I have a friend who got a Pixel 2 at launch and he isn't going to give it up yet! It's truly a fantastic phone.
    06-15-2019 07:34 AM
  22. thecaringkind's Avatar
    I have the 2xl, got it on a Verizon promotion for $240. At that price I can honestly say that the experience has been outstanding. I've been running the latest Q beta and it's been very very solid. When the finished version of Q drops in the fall the 2xl will be even better. It's fast, has very good battery life and that camera is top notch! The Snapdragon 835, 4 GB of RAM and fast UFS memory keep the 2xl humming. The screen issues? Completely overblown. It's sharp, saturated and bright. That's all you need.
    06-16-2019 12:49 PM
  23. Morty2264's Avatar
    I have the 2xl, got it on a Verizon promotion for $240. At that price I can honestly say that the experience has been outstanding. I've been running the latest Q beta and it's been very very solid. When the finished version of Q drops in the fall the 2xl will be even better. It's fast, has very good battery life and that camera is top notch! The Snapdragon 835, 4 GB of RAM and fast UFS memory keep the 2xl humming. The screen issues? Completely overblown. It's sharp, saturated and bright. That's all you need.
    I couldn't agree more. So glad that you are loving it.
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    06-17-2019 07:59 AM
  24. frankf10's Avatar
    is it worth going from pixel 1 to pixel 2xl? I have 77% of my GB used, though phone runs smooth. I'm happy with my phone, aside from the occasional lag
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    06-22-2019 08:50 PM
  25. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    is it worth going from pixel 1 to pixel 2xl? I have 77% of my GB used, though phone runs smooth. I'm happy with my phone, aside from the occasional lag
    I gave my son a Pixel 1 and then gave him my Pixel 2XL when I got a new one. He loves the 2XL very much. He loved his OG Pixel. Thought it was the best phone ever. And now thinks the 2XL is the best phone ever.

    If you only have 32 GB storage and you need more than a cheap 2XL could be worth it. The OG Pixel is getting Android Q so that is a positive.

    If you get a new 2XL then you still get a 2 year warranty with it. So that is also a consideration. A new 3a would give you one year. Things to consider are price, storage and extra security and warranty.

    I just love my 2XL. I bought a Panda in April because it was so cheap and I am in love all over again. My screens have been awesome and the performance is great. I don't get lag on Pie. But I am running Q and it is still a lovely experience. I got my daughter a Panda for her birthday when I got mine. She was on an iPhone 6s and she loves her new phone passionately.

    Worth thinking about.
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    06-23-2019 05:14 AM
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