10-22-2018 07:09 AM
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  1. maverick96's Avatar
    Ok, I received the device yesterday and was excited as could be. I currently have an iPhone XS Max and a Galaxy Note 9. So the first thing I notice is the display on the Pixel is no where near as bright as the iPhone or the Samsung. You can pretty much forget about viewing in direct sunlight light.

    2nd thing I notice is I'm taking pictures and the whites all have a bluish tint to them. Yuck. Not sure if this is just me or not. Maybe because I ha e the other phones to compare to. This is no where bear worth the $1,000 premium they are charging. At least for the 128GB version I have.

    Any thoughts? Disappointed?
    10-18-2018 07:23 PM
  2. Wiley_11's Avatar
    Did you take the protective plastic off the display/camera lens?

    Totally disappointed with display and camera.-roflmao.gif-c200.gif
    10-18-2018 07:34 PM
  3. osubeavs728's Avatar
    not at all disappointed
    DMP89145 and raqball like this.
    10-18-2018 07:41 PM
  4. Sooks's Avatar
    I am coming from an iPhone XS and agree that the screen in darker at max brightness (but we already knew that). The camera I am going to have to play with a little more to get a feel for it, I have had some good shots and some bad shots with it. Honestly the "Super Res Zoom" or whatever they call it has been the most disappointing thing at this point for me, but that is coming from a phone with 2x optical so hard to complain. Time will tell!
    maverick96 and DMP89145 like this.
    10-18-2018 07:43 PM
  5. chezm's Avatar
    Well if I was in the same situation and played with every flagship phone released I’m sure I could find a complaint for each one...seems like a fortunate problem for you, for me I am sure will be blown away and not know any different
    BCWARE and joewoo like this.
    10-18-2018 08:21 PM
  6. maverick96's Avatar
    True. It would've been better if I never had the new iPhone or Note
    Well if I was in the same situation and played with every flagship phone released I’m sure I could find a complaint for each one...seems like a fortunate problem for you, for me I am sure will be blown away and not know any different
    chezm likes this.
    10-18-2018 08:27 PM
  7. AMG_Roadster's Avatar
    No complaints picture wise. However I was surprised that where I have the brightness on my 6P almost all the way down. On the 3 XL the brightness is well past the 1/2 point for a similar level. That said the screen is so much better on the 3 XL it is not even a real comparison. In my very, very limited testing battery life is much better on the 3 XL so there are no concerns with having the brightness cranked up.

    That said I have not used it in direct sunlight on a bright day. So it is possible my attitude will change.
    10-18-2018 09:19 PM
  8. Lobwedgephil's Avatar
    Pictures are great, video is pretty poor for some reason, especially sound.
    sulla1965 likes this.
    10-18-2018 09:28 PM
  9. JoePa2624's Avatar
    Ok, I received the device yesterday and was excited as could be. I currently have an iPhone XS Max and a Galaxy Note 9. So the first thing I notice is the display on the Pixel is no where near as bright as the iPhone or the Samsung. You can pretty much forget about viewing in direct sunlight light.

    2nd thing I notice is I'm taking pictures and the whites all have a bluish tint to them. Yuck. Not sure if this is just me or not. Maybe because I ha e the other phones to compare to. This is no where bear worth the $1,000 premium they are charging. At least for the 128GB version I have.

    Any thoughts? Disappointed?
    You have a lot of money tied up in 2018 flagships. Return the Pixel?
    J Dubbs and Coop61 like this.
    10-18-2018 10:58 PM
  10. bhatech's Avatar
    Display at outdoors is bright enough and comparable to my iPhone Xs Max. I have to agree that Note 9 outdoors visibility is definitely the best out of there and better than Xs Max and Pixel 3 XL.

    Coming to camera, not sure what to tell the Pixel 3 XL absolutely best compared to my Xs Max. Videos iPhone is better but still pictures every shot I prefer from my pixel 3 XL. At least that's my preference, probably different for each individual.
    boourn likes this.
    10-18-2018 11:07 PM
  11. maverick96's Avatar
    I do. Total addiction lol. Not sure. I want to love the Pixel.
    You have a lot of money tied up in 2018 flagships. Return the Pixel?
    10-18-2018 11:34 PM
  12. areyes163's Avatar
    I find it takes better photos than my note 9. Never had the new iPhone XS to compare so there I cannot comment. But so far this takes better photos for sure. Haven't tried video.
    10-18-2018 11:40 PM
  13. TraderGary's Avatar
    So far I'm not disappointed with the display and the camera on my Pixel 3 XL 128.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    10-18-2018 11:48 PM
  14. sulla1965's Avatar
    Pictures are great, video is pretty poor for some reason, especially sound.
    All indications are that the sound quality with recorded videos is sub par.
    10-19-2018 12:20 AM
  15. jephanie's Avatar
    All indications are that the sound quality with recorded videos is sub par.
    They fixed this issue with a software update on the 2 XL so I would bet they will with the 3/3 XL. That being said, the display may not be the top of the food chain for direct sunlight brightest but it is definitely pretty good. And the photos are definitely the best out there (and there are plenty of software updates coming to improve it even further).
    wwickedd likes this.
    10-19-2018 01:19 AM
  16. lcs101's Avatar
    All indications are that the sound quality with recorded videos is sub par.
    This is one of the things that has me currently has me currently leaning toward a Note 9 instead. I'm waiting to see if Google is able to do anything about it via software (as well as Black Friday deals).
    10-19-2018 08:20 AM
  17. AMG_Roadster's Avatar
    I need to play with the camera some more but last night I took some photos in poor lighting conditions. I was disappointed with the results. Not sure if that is due to my expectations or the camera. Need to pull out another phone and do some camparisons.
    10-19-2018 08:32 AM
  18. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    I am coming from an iPhone XS and agree that the screen in darker at max brightness (but we already knew that). The camera I am going to have to play with a little more to get a feel for it, I have had some good shots and some bad shots with it. Honestly the "Super Res Zoom" or whatever they call it has been the most disappointing thing at this point for me, but that is coming from a phone with 2x optical so hard to complain. Time will tell!
    I am coming from the iPhone XS Max as well. Just messing around with the Pixel 3 XL and the screen looks good to me. Haven't taken a ton of pictures yet but so far what I have taken seem to all look good.
    10-19-2018 08:35 AM
  19. ndonnine's Avatar
    This is one of the things that has me currently has me currently leaning toward a Note 9 instead. I'm waiting to see if Google is able to do anything about it via software (as well as Black Friday deals).
    Don't count on black friday deals. They didnt' have any last year on the Pixel 2.
    10-19-2018 08:45 AM
  20. Itsa_Me_Mario's Avatar
    er... something sounds off there. Could be a defective camera?
    bhatech likes this.
    10-19-2018 02:41 PM
  21. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Colors are spot on
    Attached Thumbnails Totally disappointed with display and camera.-1778.jpg  
    10-19-2018 03:04 PM
  22. sulla1965's Avatar
    The sound on recorded videos is definitely not the best. In quiet scenarios you'll hear a loud hiss in the background. You also won't pick up ambient sounds that well. Noise suppression is too aggressive IMO. If you don't take many videos, the sound is OK, but certainly nothing great.
    10-19-2018 05:46 PM
  23. sulla1965's Avatar
    My Pixel 3 definitely has pinkish shade to it. Definitely brighter and more vibrant than Pixel 2, but the pixel 2's display doesn't have that pinkish hue on white backgrounds. LG still doesn't quite know how to do screens as well as Samsung does.
    10-19-2018 05:56 PM
  24. KillerQ's Avatar
    I have a note 9 coming from Pixel 2 XL. The note 9 had the absolute worst camera I've ever had had with any modern smartphone in the past 5 years - It's sitting on my nightstand. My pixel 3XL comes Tuesday.
    bhatech and wwickedd like this.
    10-19-2018 06:42 PM
  25. bhatech's Avatar
    I was not impressed with Samsung camera on their latest flagship phones. Pixel and iPhones were better than Samsung cameras for me as well.
    I have a note 9 coming from Pixel 2 XL. The note 9 had the absolute worst camera I've ever had had with any modern smartphone in the past 5 years - It's sitting on my nightstand. My pixel 3XL comes Tuesday.
    10-19-2018 06:48 PM
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