10-11-2016 07:44 AM
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  1. choclab1's Avatar
    What's everyone's thought on why it is designed this way?

    It's awful strange looking. Not real sure how I feel about that look.
    Now to be honest I didn't like the renders of the rear banner on my N6p either but I never even notice it for daily use.
    09-29-2016 12:47 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Can you share the render you're referring to? I've only seen renders of the front... and even then, it's nothing official.
    09-29-2016 01:06 PM
  3. ChuckG73's Avatar
    What is the glass portion on the rear used for?-google-pixel-pixel-xl-header.jpg

    I was wondering the same thing? Hope the phone has a pixel bar like the chromebooks and tablet.
    09-29-2016 01:08 PM
  4. osubeavs728's Avatar
    Last rumor that came out says that it's a touch pad. As the Pixel could come with Andromeda, which would allow a sort of docking to a larger display/apparatus to enable a chrome book type experience. Again, rumor, pretty salty one I might add
    09-29-2016 01:18 PM
  5. Richard Servello's Avatar
    What's everyone's thought on why it is designed this way?

    It's awful strange looking. Not real sure how I feel about that look.
    Now to be honest I didn't like the renders of the rear banner on my N6p either but I never even notice it for daily use.
    NFC doesn't work thru metal.
    10-05-2016 11:06 AM
  6. Google10's Avatar
    I get hate for saying it, but I don't think it's a great look.
    10-05-2016 01:29 PM
  7. mscjr's Avatar
    NFC doesn't work thru metal.
    I don't know why this persists... Many metal-backed phones have NFC.
    10-05-2016 02:05 PM
  8. Kaiken's Avatar
    It houses the antennas. Less obstruction.
    10-05-2016 02:20 PM
  9. buzzard's Avatar
    I think it may just be styling, given that glass-backed phones are all the rave these days. Could be for improved reception (antenna) on a metal phone. Don't know. It would be nice if Google has a trick up their sleeve and there's some new innovative feature hidden in this area.
    10-05-2016 02:48 PM
  10. Richard Servello's Avatar
    I don't know why this persists... Many metal-backed phones have NFC.
    Name a metal bodied phone with NFC. Don't say iPhone... It's under the plastic Apple.
    10-05-2016 03:30 PM
  11. SteveISU's Avatar
    Wouldn't any of HTC's classify as a metal bodied phone with NFC? M7/M8, ect.
    10-05-2016 03:53 PM
  12. codeda's Avatar
    Wouldn't any of HTC's classify as a metal bodied phone with NFC? M7/M8, ect.
    Also the one plus 3. Nexus 6p..... I'm with you.
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    10-05-2016 04:55 PM
  13. jamezr's Avatar
    NFC doesn't work thru metal.
    My All metal OnePlus 3 has NFC
    10-05-2016 09:54 PM
  14. jamezr's Avatar
    Name a metal bodied phone with NFC. Don't say iPhone... It's under the plastic Apple.
    Um...OnePlus 3 for starters
    10-05-2016 09:55 PM
  15. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    I think the glass is to help with antennas, and it breaks it up a little so it doesn't look as much of an iPhone.

    My guess anyway.

    I'm not super stoked with the design, I think there could definitely be better phone designs, but it's servicable and inoffensive to me.
    10-05-2016 10:38 PM
  16. Richard Servello's Avatar
    Also the one plus 3. Nexus 6p..... I'm with you.
    6p stores the NFC in the camera panel.
    10-06-2016 08:29 AM
  17. dpham00's Avatar
    My All metal OnePlus 3 has NFC
    I believe that nfc on the OnePlus 3 is under the camera panel
    jamezr likes this.
    10-06-2016 10:09 AM
  18. duratime's Avatar
    I love the look of my Nexus 6p and I actually love the look of my wife's iPhone 6+. They looked great when un-boxed, but since that day they have both been case, so I guess I don't care so much about the glass back, since I know my new pixel will be only seen naked the day I open it except for those few times I actually clean it, I know I few people keep them naked, but with that much glass on the back, I wouldn't.
    10-06-2016 10:53 AM
  19. jamezr's Avatar
    I believe that nfc on the OnePlus 3 is under the camera panel
    You're right of course. But the poster I replied too said metal phones did not have NFC. That is not correct as there are several metals phones that have NFC with the OnePlus 3 being just one of them.
    codeda, dpham00 and benjamminh like this.
    10-06-2016 10:56 AM
  20. qfnol31's Avatar
    I heard somewhere that the glass panel allows them to flatten the antennas for better performance and more room, and this was not everything is crammed at the top as it is in the 6P.
    10-06-2016 12:01 PM
  21. dpham00's Avatar
    You're right of course. But the poster I replied too said metal phones did not have NFC. That is not correct as there are several metals phones that have NFC with the OnePlus 3 being just one of them.
    Yes, you are definitely right there. It is just about placement.
    jamezr likes this.
    10-06-2016 01:10 PM
  22. dmxjago's Avatar
    I think it may just be styling, given that glass-backed phones are all the rave these days. Could be for improved reception (antenna) on a metal phone. Don't know. It would be nice if Google has a trick up their sleeve and there's some new innovative feature hidden in this area.
    I saw a youtube vide with a mini review and the guy mentioned the glass in the back is where parts of the antenna are located and it supposed to provide better reception.
    buzzard likes this.
    10-06-2016 05:48 PM
  23. Richard Servello's Avatar
    You're right of course. But the poster I replied too said metal phones did not have NFC. That is not correct as there are several metals phones that have NFC with the OnePlus 3 being just one of them.
    I never said that. I said ALL metal phones can't have NFC.
    10-06-2016 09:31 PM
  24. jamezr's Avatar
    The OPO3 and HTC 10 are all metal and has NFC.......
    10-06-2016 11:28 PM
  25. Richard Servello's Avatar
    The OPO3 and HTC 10 are all metal and has NFC.......
    Yet someone just commented that the opo3 has the NFC in the camera area....meaning it's not all metal... Is it?
    10-07-2016 11:12 AM
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