11-28-2016 05:06 PM
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  1. victoryrules8's Avatar
    To the people that have purchased it. Is it worth the price? I'm having a hard time ordering this phone but really wanna try it out. Just due to the size . I hate how big phones are getting now days. Just need a little insight I guess. It would be used on att as well if anyone has some comments about the phone on that network . I'm particularly interested in the regular pixel. Not the xl thanks for any info
    Morty2264 likes this.
    11-21-2016 02:09 PM
  2. DJM626's Avatar
    While I am currently using mine on Verizon and am experiencing connectivity issues along with dropped calls and no 4G lite that won't even switch, the "5" inch form factor is great for me. Everything else about this phone is lightning fast, very easy, insane camera minus a few issues. I came from using a Blackberry for many years and thought I would have a tough time getting used to Android but I really didn't. This may not have all the bells and whistles as some of the other phones out there, but for my first Android, I wanted to experience this without any of the bloatware. I also like the unlimited storage of all photos and videos in their original sizes. Just hoping a software issue from google fixes my issues with this as I am on my second phone from Verizon and both of them had the same issues.

    If my issues are resolved via software, which I am hoping they are I will be totally content with this phone
    11-21-2016 02:25 PM
  3. anon(9227267)'s Avatar
    I have a Pixel 32 GB - Verizon - it is very comfortable to hold - very quick - good call quality - would have no problems recommending it to anybody. That said, see if you can find one at a Verizon store or Best Buy and get some "hands on time" with it.

    As far as "is it worth it" - only you can answer that.
    11-21-2016 02:30 PM
  4. anthonium's Avatar
    I really can't state much considering I don't have a Pixel but if size is an important factor for you then you might also consider the Samsung Galaxy S7. It all depends what else you are looking for in a phone.

    If software experience, speed, unlimited photo and video storage, latest software, and good technical support is more valuable to you, then based on what current Pixel owners say you can go that route although take heed there are known bluetooth and signal issues as well as the whole lens flare thing on the camera.

    If you want extra features then the Galaxy S7 offers the SD card storage, waterproof, a mediocre software experience and bloat (although you can look for the unlocked carrier free version), and also a very good camera.

    I'm really not saying anything new here considering these are two well known phones. Each has their pluses and minuses. Personally I believe the S7 has more to offer for the same price (unlocked) and I don't even like Samsung although the now deceased Note 7 was looking attractive.

    I actually wanted a 5 inch phone but don't like either of the above options this year so I'm opting for the soon to be release One Plus 3T...even though it's a phablet I believe it offers a lot of bang for the buck.
    11-21-2016 02:47 PM
  5. Richard Servello's Avatar
    200% worth every penny. I've been impressed well beyond my expectations.
    EnigmaticPsychotic likes this.
    11-21-2016 02:52 PM
  6. I800C0LLECT's Avatar
    Moving from droid turbo. No regrets... Amazing phone
    11-21-2016 03:09 PM
  7. Torisen1's Avatar
    What phone you currently have would factor into the answer as well. I upgraded from the Nexus 6P and I like this much more but I probably could have waited until the Pixel 2. I am using it on AT&T and I have had no issues with it so far but I've only had it for 3 days. I also use it with Android Auto and am having no issues with it in my 2016 Chevy Spark.
    11-21-2016 03:11 PM
  8. Kangda's Avatar
    I have to say that the "24 hour support" is barely existent. Live chat has never been available any time that I clicked on it on my XL. I've checked many, many times and not once was live chat open to me. As for the telephone help, I heard that is useless and the phone reps don't know much of anything (based on other threads posted here). So I definitely wouldn't pick that as a reason to get the Pixel.
    11-21-2016 03:13 PM
  9. Richard Servello's Avatar
    What phone you currently have would factor into the answer as well. I upgraded from the Nexus 6P and I like this much more but I probably could have waited until the Pixel 2. I am using it on AT&T and I have had no issues with it so far but I've only had it for 3 days. I also use it with Android Auto and am having no issues with it in my 2016 Chevy Spark.
    I'm coming from 6p. Well worth it.
    11-21-2016 03:14 PM
  10. bembol's Avatar
    If OS/Software is priority than there's no question it's worth it but if you're looking for bells and whistles in the hardware than look at elsewhere.
    Amele likes this.
    11-21-2016 03:36 PM
  11. Brandwin's Avatar
    I was on the fence. Phone is great, but I have a 6P. I went back to using my 6P and the Pixel just blows it away to me. I don't care about what spec sheets say, every day use, Pixel is a better phone. I love it, but it is expensive. If you rather not pay that much, you can find some cheaper phones that are damn good.

    BTW I am on AT&T.


    I have to say that the "24 hour support" is barely existent. Live chat has never been available any time that I clicked on it on my XL. I've checked many, many times and not once was live chat open to me. As for the telephone help, I heard that is useless and the phone reps don't know much of anything (based on other threads posted here). So I definitely wouldn't pick that as a reason to get the Pixel.
    I have had the opposite experience. Everyime I tried I got someone. Weird.
    11-21-2016 03:39 PM
  12. I800C0LLECT's Avatar
    The 24/7 support has been solid on my phone and wife's as well. I contacted them about the screen flicker and some questions for insurance
    11-22-2016 01:43 AM
  13. Rumblee1's Avatar
    To the people that have purchased it. Is it worth the price? I'm having a hard time ordering this phone but really wanna try it out. Just due to the size . I hate how big phones are getting now days. Just need a little insight I guess. It would be used on att as well if anyone has some comments about the phone on that network . I'm particularly interested in the regular pixel. Not the xl thanks for any info
    I fell for the hype and Googles build-up as the greatest android to grace the earth. Well, don't waste your money as I did. For all its attributes, what a letdown. Excellent build quality, but in line with the iPhone, Galaxies , oneplus, ZTE axon 7, shall I continue? The biggest disappointment, was that googles AI isn't any different from what you can do on any phone with Google installed. I'm back to using my S7 edge for 90% of what I need. A Much clearer, brighter screen, all day battery. The only reason I carry my Axon 7 is for listening and watching media because of it's incredible sound system complete with dolby atmos. For 2-3 hundred bucks less, you can buy a ZTE axon 7, oneplus 3 and get more for your buck.
    rdavenp3 likes this.
    11-22-2016 05:02 AM
  14. victoryrules8's Avatar
    Went for it. Stopped at Verizon last night to play with one and walked out with 2 . Switched carriers from att . They had a really good deal. By the time it was all said and done we got one for free and mine was half price with phone trade ins.ive always been a fan of stock Android and the size of this was perfect for me and the wife. Will report in a week or two how it's doing. Thanks everyone
    cydewaze likes this.
    11-22-2016 05:10 AM
  15. Aquila's Avatar
    I'd say it is. Best camera, among the best for battery life, very good display, best software of any phone, best security of any phone, only Android with an acceptable update policy, 128 GB storage, free Google photos backup at full res, free Daydream, assistant, great build quality, etc, etc. Easily one of the best phones available IMO and directly in line with pricing of it's closest competition.
    Nostromo79 likes this.
    11-22-2016 09:07 AM
  16. hal1's Avatar
    Hard to quantify if it's "worth it" as it's definitely not a cheap phone,

    I'm very happy with it. I came from a Droid Turbo 2 - hardly a low-quality phone. While my pixel is only slightly smaller, it definitely feels more comfortable in the hand. Its smoothness and responsiveness is what makes me feel like an upgrade to me, but I do miss several of the standard Droid niceties
    11-22-2016 10:02 AM
  17. Fernando Martin's Avatar
    Google Screwed the Pooch with the Pixel. They rushed it into production, so it seems. Too much money for a beta product. You could tolerate a bit of this with the Nexus because it was a deal, but iPhone money for these kind of issues: LTE, Bluetooth, screen issues and excessive camera flare. No way.
    JasonBourne likes this.
    11-22-2016 10:09 AM
  18. diver110's Avatar
    I got the XL and have been pretty happy with it, once I downloaded the Outlook app. The regular Google system would not synch properly with my work Outlook. The finger print reader also did not work well for me. Otherwise I have been quite happy with it. Great size for me.
    11-22-2016 10:50 AM
  19. anon(470989)'s Avatar
    I think it is worth it if you find a deal on it like you did. If not, I think it is overpriced to be honest. Thankfully, T-Mo is paying me back for using it, which is cool. Even if I give it up in a year, that would be $162.50 I got back in credits which puts it in the sub $500 price range. So for me, definitely worth it.
    11-22-2016 11:13 AM
  20. planoman's Avatar
    Only if you love pure Android. I have an iPhone 7+ and a s7 edge and those devices are great devices too, but I have always had a nexus because I have a thing for pure Android. I am in day 6 of my 15 day return period and the pixel xl is growing on me everyday!

    Pretty sure I will be adding it to my stable of devices. Hated shelling out the 1000 bucks but that is the life of an early adopter. (128 pixel xl, protection and tax )
    11-22-2016 11:21 AM
  21. still1's Avatar
    totally worth it for me. every penny
    11-22-2016 11:43 AM
  22. Trilliumknits's Avatar
    I've had my pixel for a couple weeks now, and have no regrets. I'm on T-Mobile and have had zero issues with connectivity. The antenna is much better than the LG G3 I came from.

    I'm loving the speed, the camera, and the smaller form factor. Battery has been lasting me all day, even with Ingress and Pokemon playing. No complaints, especially since I'm getting half the price back in bill credits.
    11-22-2016 01:14 PM
  23. Amele's Avatar
    Not worth the money. The build is good, but it feels like beta testing a really expensive product. But to be fair, even beyond my connectivity problems, I discover I don't like pure android. I had to add a bunch of third party apps to get back what I feel this phone lacks in usage--music player, AOD, a better way to do screenshots (nothing beats Samsung's swipe to save). I miss a larger screen, and the camera is not nearly as good as hyped. I am not a big user of AI so I don't much care about the assistant, but if I wanted to use it, I would want to type not have to be talking to my phone on the bus or in a restaurant. I would like it better if it had been 200.00 cheaper though I would still be complaining(endlessly, right?) about the same issues.
    11-22-2016 01:23 PM
  24. Go0gle's Avatar
    After using it for a few weeks now, I am totally blown away by this phone. Far exceeded all expectations and I like it more than I did when I got it. Everything works flawlessly, the camera is best-in-class, and it's by far the fastest phone I have used. Rock solid signal (I get service where I didn't previously even in my elevator), WiFi, Bluetooth, calls, etc. It even has a perfect OLED screen with regards to white uniformity, which I am extremely sensitive to. Zero issues. I have over 1,000 photos and tons of video and the quality is unmatched by any other smartphone. Purchased it outright and I now think it was a bargain.
    11-22-2016 01:43 PM
  25. garak0410's Avatar
    I have the Pixel. Was supposed to get the XL but it was an incorrect order and still on wait list for the XL. The phone is very speed and snappy and it takes photos quite fast. That said, I've encountered some serious Bluethooth issues...serious enough that I am exchanging at least one of them here at work. It connects to Bluetooth fine in users 2011 Chevy but won't make or receive calls. And he is in sales and needs this. So, I am exchanging his for a Moto Z Force Droid. And since my XL is on backorder still and the fact I've encountered some Bluetooth issues (it freezes my car system several times a week), I've taken a good hard look at the Moto X Force Droid and it looks like I may be moving to it. It doesn't feel as snappy but side by side, it opens apps just as fast if not faster than the Pixel. And the Pixel's camera hasn't been all that I've expected.

    I've given both a good test...a part of me doesn't want to give up on the Pixel but considering we get the Moto Z Force Droid for over $200 less for 2 year agreement here at work it saves the company money for sure.

    So as others have said, go test them out in person. Don't get me wrong...the Pixel is a fine phone but it just isn't going to work for me.
    Nostromo79 likes this.
    11-22-2016 01:51 PM
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