11-14-2021 12:42 PM
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  1. Snareman's Avatar
    I've been buying Samsung since my beloved Note 7, the only phone I ever truly loved for its brief life before Samsung disabled them out of fear of explosion. I've had every Galaxy S Plus variant since. Over the past few years there are just a bunch of little things that seem to either go wrong or annoy me about the Samsung phones such that I couldn't wait to get a Pixel and ditch my 6 month old S21+. Samsung generally makes a great phone, but I've just been left with a bit of a bad taste over the last few years. Who else is ditching Samsung for a Pixel?
    Morty2264 and LegalAmerican like this.
    10-21-2021 10:38 PM
  2. Joshua Luther2's Avatar
    What exactly do you not like about the S21 Ultra and what makes you think the Pixel 6 will be light years better than it? I'm just asking as I have the ultra and love it. I cant say I haven't been tempted by the 6 though.
    10-21-2021 11:15 PM
  3. Snareman's Avatar
    I have the S21 Plus, but close enough for these purposes. I'm not imagining the Pixel to be light years ahead necessarily, but at least an evolution ahead. Also, I admit that some of the issues may be with all phones and even maybe the network sometimes, but there is a large part of me that want to see if the grass is greener on the other side. I've had a bunch of random wireless charging issues with my last bunch of Samsung phones. Different phones on different chargers that would just randomly go into a charge/not charge loop. The camera is nice for FB pics, but when I move the pics over to my computer they aren't so amazing looking with a lot of loss of detail even in well lit pictures. I've always heard good things about Pixel cameras and am looking forward to trying them.

    I assume and hope this is an Android 12 thing, but I HATE with a passion the color lock screen notifications as most of them are too dark to see unless you are up close to your phone. I'm really hoping they are all white again like this and if so can't wait to go back to that.
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    25 to 30W charging isn't a huge deal. 23W wireless charging should definitely be nice though.

    Very frequently when I try voice to text I have to wait a long time while it's initializing before I can speak. Again, not sure if that's necessarily a Samsung thing, but I'm willing to give Google a try to see. The Pixel is also supposed to have a much better voice to text engine.

    Those are a few of the things I can think of at the moment.
    10-21-2021 11:37 PM
  4. RETG's Avatar
    If, Samsung fixes some of the features of Android 12 with their new 4.0 coming out, I may dump my Pixel 4XL and hop over to a S22 series when released. If not...might go in the other direction. I keep running across bugs in my 4XL with 12 as well as some of the design features are downright ugly or just intrusive.
    Now, if google fixes these bugs, and allows some correction to the features many are finding not to their liking maybe I'll stick with Pixel. But overall, not sure if I care anymore.
    10-22-2021 05:20 AM
  5. Notefan161's Avatar
    I've been buying Samsung since my beloved Note 7, the only phone I ever truly loved for its brief life before Samsung disabled them out of fear of explosion. I've had every Galaxy S Plus variant since. Over the past few years there are just a bunch of little things that seem to either go wrong or annoy me about the Samsung phones such that I couldn't wait to get a Pixel and ditch my 6 month old S21+. Samsung generally makes a great phone, but I've just been left with a bit of a bad taste over the last few years. Who else is ditching Samsung for a Pixel?
    I have as wanted to try stock android and i know the pixel cameras would be class leading.
    10-22-2021 05:55 AM
  6. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    I have as wanted to try stock android and i know the pixel cameras would be class leading.
    Pixels don't run stock Android, if that's what you want you'll get closer with a Motorola or Nokia.
    10-22-2021 06:36 AM
  7. Notefan161's Avatar
    Pixels don't run stock Android, if that's what you want you'll get closer with a Motorola or Nokia.
    Pixel do run stock android. Pixel software experience just seems far superior to anything out there outside of IOS and why I wanted to get a pixel. One UI is good but certain areas it annoys me
    10-22-2021 06:39 AM
  8. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    Pixel do run stock android. Pixel software experience just seems far superior to anything out there outside of IOS and why I wanted to get a pixel. One UI is good but certain areas it annoys me
    I don't think you understand what stock Android is, but that's ok.

    "Stock" doesn't mean "Google".

    Pixels are skinned. You said it yourself, they have the pixel experience. Just like Samsung have OneUI.

    They have their own launcher, theme engine and a whole host of other unique features and services.
    10-22-2021 06:52 AM
  9. Morty2264's Avatar
    I left my S10 (that I loved and still keep now as a back-up phone) for a Pixel 5... Does that count? 🤣 The Pixel experience always has me coming back!
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    10-22-2021 07:35 AM
  10. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    I'm upgrading from the Note 8. I had the 7 before that, and the Note 4 before the 7. I will miss the Note line but I just refuse to pay over $1000 for phones. I was interested in the Pixel but was hesitant to get excited because I figured the pricing would be close to $1000 so when I saw the Pixel 6 at $599 it sealed the deal.
    10-22-2021 10:18 AM
  11. Climb14er's Avatar
    I've been a Sammy guy since the S3 and with the Notes since the Five. Android since the beginning. Going to the Pixel 6 Pro from the Note 9 beause there's no new Note this year. Am hoping the Pixel will give me the quality of sound, reception, data transfer and SHARP DISPLAY as the Sammys. The camera, for me, while being the mainstay of the Pixels, I take for granted that the Pixel will excell. I don't see many Sammy folks jumping to the New Pixels, at least they're not posting about it. All I can say is that I hope this new Pixel performs like a Flagship and is A+ in reliability and in everyday use.
    10-22-2021 10:27 AM
  12. Snareman's Avatar
    I left my S10 (that I loved and still keep now as a back-up phone) for a Pixel 5... Does that count? ������ The Pixel experience always has me coming back!
    What is it about the Pixel experience that brings you back compared to Samsung?
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    10-22-2021 10:41 AM
  13. CraftyMe2323's Avatar
    what makes you think the Pixel 6 will be light years better than it?
    Where did you get "light years better" from? Don't put words in people's mouths.
    10-22-2021 10:57 AM
  14. Notefan161's Avatar
    I don't think you understand what stock Android is, but that's ok.

    "Stock" doesn't mean "Google".

    Pixels are skinned. You said it yourself, they have the pixel experience. Just like Samsung have OneUI.

    They have their own launcher, theme engine and a whole host of other unique features and services.
    Fair enough dude, I’m very new to the pixel phones so I guess what I mean is I just wanted to try the pixel experience and look over oneUI
    10-22-2021 10:58 AM
  15. Orion78's Avatar
    As I stated on another thread...moving from my Note 10+. I've mostly had Google phones so it's not much of a departure.
    10-22-2021 11:13 AM
  16. sulla1965's Avatar
    Granted the pixel 6 is currently the flavor of the month. And there will always be Samsung haters. But in a few months the s22 Ullra and perhaps even a note 22 will be here. So I wouldn't be giving up on Samsung just yet.
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    10-22-2021 12:29 PM
  17. pseudoware's Avatar
    I had every intention of keeping my S20 FE for awhile, which I bought over the Pixel 5. When I saw the first 6 Pro leaks in the Spring, I knew I'd be all in. I decided to get max resale for the Samsung and sold it then rather than wait.
    10-22-2021 12:52 PM
  18. Orion78's Avatar
    Granted the pixel 6 is currently the flavor of the month. And there will always be Samsung haters. But in a few months the s22 Ullra and perhaps even a note 22 will be here. So I wouldn't be giving up on Samsung just yet.
    Yup I'm fully aware of that but I miss using Google. Can't wait to get the Pro.
    10-22-2021 01:00 PM
  19. jimmynexus's Avatar
    Not replacing, but will be along side the Fold 3 (I have a feeling ill be using the 6 pro more!)
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    10-22-2021 01:41 PM
  20. BrwnSuga3's Avatar
    I'm keeping my S21 Ultra and also my 13 pro max and adding to this. I tend to switch phones often so I'm excited to see how the 6 pro will do
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    10-22-2021 01:48 PM
  21. Joshua Luther2's Avatar
    The only thing I hate about my Ultra is how much I paid for it compared to the price of the Pixel 6. I'm still weighing my options but I'm leaning towards keeping it for 4-6 more months and then selling it to get the 6 or 6 pro. I can't afford to have more than one phone nor do I need more than one.

    But I'm really regretting paying $1249 for this 256 gb S21 Ultra. I've only paid 6 months on it so far.
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    10-22-2021 04:03 PM
  22. sulla1965's Avatar
    I have the S21 Plus, but close enough for these purposes. I'm not imagining the Pixel to be light years ahead necessarily, but at least an evolution ahead. Also, I admit that some of the issues may be with all phones and even maybe the network sometimes, but there is a large part of me that want to see if the grass is greener on the other side. I've had a bunch of random wireless charging issues with my last bunch of Samsung phones. Different phones on different chargers that would just randomly go into a charge/not charge loop. The camera is nice for FB pics, but when I move the pics over to my computer they aren't so amazing looking with a lot of loss of detail even in well lit pictures. I've always heard good things about Pixel cameras and am looking forward to trying them.

    I assume and hope this is an Android 12 thing, but I HATE with a passion the color lock screen notifications as most of them are too dark to see unless you are up close to your phone. I'm really hoping they are all white again like this and if so can't wait to go back to that.
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    25 to 30W charging isn't a huge deal. 23W wireless charging should definitely be nice though.

    Very frequently when I try voice to text I have to wait a long time while it's initializing before I can speak. Again, not sure if that's necessarily a Samsung thing, but I'm willing to give Google a try to see. The Pixel is also supposed to have a much better voice to text engine.

    Those are a few of the things I can think of at the moment.
    Still a sweet looking phone.
    10-22-2021 10:43 PM
  23. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    I was a Google user from the Nexus 4 up through the Pixel 3 XL, then moved to the S20 FE when I was ready to upgrade again, when the 5 appeared to be especially lackluster and the S20 FE represented an incredible value even against other Samsung models.

    I definitely appreciated the display, battery, and speed of the Samsung, but it felt clunky by comparison and less intuitive to use. I chalked that up to simply needing to give it time, having been so accustomed to Google's UI, but here I am a year later still finding that where Google's phones are as simple as it gets when you simply want to do something, the Samsung is just a little bit awkward.

    Awaiting my Pixel 6 Pro 256GB Cloudy White now (which was supposed to arrive today, but FedEx...).

    And from everything I'm hearing so far about real world use performance of the Tensor chip - as a first generation product for Google - when compared to the Snapdragon 888, I think the future is blindingly bright for where they will go from here. While Snapdragon will continue to produce phenomenal off-the-shelf chips designed to meet a generic laundry list of needs across all of its customers, Google and its ability to custom-craft the chip to purpose will likely surpass them for performance on their phones in a generation or two, and likely also begin to narrow the gap with Apple's custom chips.
    bkdodger2 likes this.
    10-29-2021 10:49 PM
  24. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Not replacing, but will be along side the Fold 3 (I have a feeling ill be using the 6 pro more!)
    Same. I'm thinking I may end up using the Pixel more too. I'm enjoying it so far.
    10-29-2021 11:03 PM
  25. NeoTreo's Avatar
    Note 20 Ultra for the Pixel 6 Pro.

    I'll rather say I'm ditching Samsung (especially Samsung's excessive bloatware and Bixby).
    Never liked those sharp corners on the Note 20 Ultra.
    The Note 20 Ultra will be my new bathroom reader.
    10-30-2021 01:59 AM
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