12-14-2016 11:03 AM
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  1. bitek's Avatar
    I went to best buy store today. looks like the stores are getting major makeup and now google has huge section with pixel phones.
    anyways I want to say that pixel screen is not much better than on a year old priv, android 7.0 looks like rip off bb10 and pixel itself is very nice looking phone but it is total rip off of iPhone. I envy camera on pixel because blackberry priv camera is just ok. I love priv keyboard though long live physical keyboard !
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    12-09-2016 04:46 PM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    To each their own. I personally wouldn't use a Priv even if it was given to me for free :P. Android 7 seems fine -- iPhone thing has been beaten to death since I can only even remotely agree on design because once you turn it on the difference is instant, and yes the camera is pretty awesome .
    12-09-2016 04:48 PM
  3. Aquila's Avatar
    lol word.
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    12-09-2016 04:51 PM
  4. bitek's Avatar
    To each their own. I personally wouldn't use a Priv even if it was given to me for free :P. Android 7 seems fine -- iPhone thing has been beaten to death since I can only even remotely agree on design because once you turn it on the difference is instant, and yes the camera is pretty awesome .
    it really looks like iPhone. I am sure it is faster than priv but the screen seems to be just marginally better. try to type notes over 4 days at a seminar like I did on physical keyboard with virtual keyboard. lol. good luck. pixel is way overpriced. if I wanted iPhone I would get one. why would I want to have pixel which is iPhone wannabe
    12-09-2016 04:53 PM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    it really looks like iPhone. I am sure it is faster than priv but the screen seems to be just marginally better. try to type notes over 4 days at a seminar like I did on physical keyboard with virtual keyboard. lol. good luck. pixel is way overpriced. if I wanted iPhone I would get one. why would I want to have pixel which is iPhone wannabe
    The physical design is the same material IIRC but that is it. Fingerprint on back, glass on back, -- these are different. It definitely is similar but when I click it on and see Android then there we go -- no iPhone .

    I don't believe it is overpriced but you're welcome to your opinion. I don't go with iPhone since I don't like how locked down iOS is. As for notes .. I could do that on a virtual but why? I would have a tablet or something for a 4 day thing .
    Karlene Thomas likes this.
    12-09-2016 04:57 PM
  6. JoshDunc's Avatar
    What is the point of this thread? I mean seriously. The awesome thing is you are entitled to your opinion and which device you like, do not like, etc. But to come on to the Pixel portion of the forum just to make a negative post? What you see as overpriced others may see as a good price for the device.
    12-09-2016 05:02 PM
  7. bitek's Avatar
    The physical design is the same material IIRC but that is it. Fingerprint on back, glass on back, -- these are different. It definitely is similar but when I click it on and see Android then there we go -- no iPhone .

    I don't believe it is overpriced but you're welcome to your opinion. I don't go with iPhone since I don't like how locked down iOS is. As for notes .. I could do that on a virtual but why? I would have a tablet or something for a 4 day thing .
    of course you could type on your phone for 4 days I am just saying it would be much more difficult

    I do not say it is iPhone. I am saying it looks like iPhone. it is more locked in without SD card. just like iPhone
    12-09-2016 05:05 PM
  8. Aquila's Avatar
    What is the point of this thread? I mean seriously. The awesome thing is you are entitled to your opinion and which device you like, do not like, etc. But to come on to the Pixel portion of the forum just to make a negative post? What you see as overpriced others may see as a good price for the device.
    I didn't take it as a negative, I saw it as a "hey, this phone is pretty nice, but I like what I have".
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    12-09-2016 05:09 PM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    of course you could type on your phone for 4 days I am just saying it would be much more difficult

    I do not say it is iPhone. I am saying it looks like iPhone. it is more locked in without SD card. just like iPhone
    It is locked in like an iPhone due to simply not having an SD card? That instantly makes them alike in terms of OS and functionality? Yeah I can see we definitely differ on what "locked down" means. I am talking about actual functions of apps and how the OS handles things.

    It is fine to like what you like but I think discounting a phone due to a similar appearance is a bit rough to say "I would get an iPhone then". Really? On just it looking similar? At least the phone itself is still Android at the end of the day which is the OS I prefer. You're using a Blackberry Priv -- Why not use an actual Blackberry (running their OS) instead of BB running Android?
    12-09-2016 05:10 PM
  10. tgrsnpr's Avatar
    I came from a Priv but switched over to a Google Pixel. The front facing camera on the Priv isn't great but the back camera is amazing. The physical keyboard was an extra plus but I've only used it 3-4 times since I got the phone. Loved loved loved how the Priv had the microSD card that we could use to store anything on such as music, documents, and pictures.

    But the main reason why I switched phones was because Verizon was taking damn to long to update the Priv even if it was just monthly security updates.
    12-09-2016 06:31 PM
  11. cbreze's Avatar
    I hear the iPhone clone remark a lot regarding the pixel. Seeing as there is only so many ways a slab can be configured it's a certainty that some are going to look similar. IMO that similarity some see is the dumbest reason to not get it. Again, it's with the status symbol thing. Someone at a distance might think I have an iPhone? It's a phone for crying out loud.
    I didn't care for the Priv , but did own some BB's from yesteryear. To each their own as has been said.
    12-09-2016 06:33 PM
  12. gone down south's Avatar
    Apple borrowed heavily from HTC's industrial design for the iPhone 6, so technically the iPhone looks like the Pixel and not the other way around
    12-09-2016 06:58 PM
  13. Fret Madden's Avatar
    It is locked in like an iPhone due to simply not having an SD card? That instantly makes them alike in terms of OS and functionality? Yeah I can see we definitely differ on what "locked down" means. I am talking about actual functions of apps and how the OS handles things.

    It is fine to like what you like but I think discounting a phone due to a similar appearance is a bit rough to say "I would get an iPhone then". Really? On just it looking similar? At least the phone itself is still Android at the end of the day which is the OS I prefer. You're using a Blackberry Priv -- Why not use an actual Blackberry (running their OS) instead of BB running Android?
    He's a former (might still have one in a drawer, some of us do) BB10 user - they aren't used to changing the launcher, because it's not possible with that OS. All they can do appearance-wise is move the icons around, but it's the same grid and the same apps icons. One of my favorite things about Android is something I used to enjoy from the legacy BBOS days: change your interface, change your experience. Sadly those that came on board BlackBerry after the 99xx series never got to enjoy that, but now that BlackBerry is moving users to Android they'll figure it out soon enough. I get that the white Pixel is close enough in design to be mistaken for an iPhone if one doesn't look closely at that glaringly empty bottom bezel, but if I had one there would be absolutely no mistaking what OS it's running once the home screen lights up. :yes:
    12-09-2016 07:15 PM
  14. bitek's Avatar
    He's a former (might still have one in a drawer, some of us do) BB10 user - they aren't used to changing the launcher, because it's not possible with that OS. All they can do appearance-wise is move the icons around, but it's the same grid and the same apps icons. One of my favorite things about Android is something I used to enjoy from the legacy BBOS days: change your interface, change your experience. Sadly those that came on board BlackBerry after the 99xx series never got to enjoy that, but now that BlackBerry is moving users to Android they'll figure it out soon enough. I get that the white Pixel is close enough in design to be mistaken for an iPhone if one doesn't look closely at that glaringly empty bottom bezel, but if I had one there would be absolutely no mistaking what OS it's running once the home screen lights up. :yes:
    I am just saying that android 7.0 resembles bb10 how user access app drawer
    12-09-2016 07:33 PM
  15. Fret Madden's Avatar
    I am just saying that android 7.0 resembles bb10 how user access app drawer
    I don't see the slightest resemblance, as BB10 has no app drawer. All icons on a home page or in folders on a home page - just like iOS.
    12-09-2016 07:38 PM
  16. anthonium's Avatar
    Why do these kind of threads exist? It literally serves no point...the original poster is stating this upon a visit to Best Buy. Why not spend a good amount of time with the Pixel before forming what seems like a very superficial opinion?
    quangtran1 and Karlene Thomas like this.
    12-09-2016 07:52 PM
  17. anon(9227267)'s Avatar
    Why do these kind of threads exist? It literally serves no point...the original poster is stating this upon a visit to Best Buy. Why not spend a good amount of time with the Pixel before forming what seems like a very superficial opinion?
    Are you suggesting common sense be applied to posting? - oh no - say it ain't so -
    12-09-2016 08:22 PM
  18. citystars41's Avatar
    Priv owner here that just upgraded to the pixel.

    I have to say I'm pretty excited with this phone. I do miss the physical keyboard.

    When I saw the pixel coming out I put the two phones side by side and it wasn't enough to push me to the pixel. Weeks went by and I was in best buy and messed around with the pixel and fell in love.

    It's just speedier and slicker. Not sure battery is any better but the one thing I love with the pixel and loved with the priv is getting updates as they come out. The pixel is going to be better with that in the long run.

    Overall I haven't looked back and that's a bold statement considering this is my first smartphone outside BlackBerry.
    12-09-2016 08:28 PM
  19. Nesquik's Avatar
    I don't see the slightest resemblance, as BB10 has no app drawer. All icons on a home page or in folders on a home page - just like iOS.
    I think he's mistaking the BlackBerry PlayBook OS with BlackBerry 10.
    Fret Madden likes this.
    12-09-2016 08:28 PM
  20. Failure2Comply's Avatar
    I went to best buy store today. looks like the stores are getting major makeup and now google has huge section with pixel phones.
    anyways I want to say that pixel screen is not much better than on a year old priv, android 7.0 looks like rip off bb10 and pixel itself is very nice looking phone but it is total rip off of iPhone. I envy camera on pixel because blackberry priv camera is just ok. I love priv keyboard though long live physical keyboard !
    Do you even own a Pixel, or you just trolling?
    vpblaze and still1 like this.
    12-09-2016 10:29 PM
  21. tgrsnpr's Avatar
    Priv owner here that just upgraded to the pixel.

    I have to say I'm pretty excited with this phone. I do miss the physical keyboard.

    When I saw the pixel coming out I put the two phones side by side and it wasn't enough to push me to the pixel. Weeks went by and I was in best buy and messed around with the pixel and fell in love.

    It's just speedier and slicker. Not sure battery is any better but the one thing I love with the pixel and loved with the priv is getting updates as they come out. The pixel is going to be better with that in the long run.

    Overall I haven't looked back and that's a bold statement considering this is my first smartphone outside BlackBerry.
    Battery life is definitely a lot better and it doesn't get as hot as it did with the Priv.
    12-10-2016 12:29 AM
  22. bonnie100th's Avatar
    I went to best buy store today. looks like the stores are getting major makeup and now google has huge section with pixel phones.
    anyways I want to say that pixel screen is not much better than on a year old priv, android 7.0 looks like rip off bb10 and pixel itself is very nice looking phone but it is total rip off of iPhone. I envy camera on pixel because blackberry priv camera is just ok. I love priv keyboard though long live physical keyboard !
    Then keep your Priv. We will report to Google to improve the next Pixel version to be up to your standards
    12-10-2016 01:02 AM
  23. bonnie100th's Avatar
    of course you could type on your phone for 4 days I am just saying it would be much more difficult

    I do not say it is iPhone. I am saying it looks like iPhone. it is more locked in without SD card. just like iPhone
    All you need is a Priv and I Phone, that will cover your expectations, for us a single Pixel phone will do the job
    12-10-2016 01:08 AM
  24. Damu357's Avatar
    Wasn't the priv a flop
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    12-10-2016 01:17 AM
  25. bitek's Avatar
    Wasn't the priv a flop
    I think pixel will be a flop compared to Samsung or iPhone sales.
    Battery life is definitely a lot better and it doesn't get as hot as it did with the Priv.
    it does not get hot anymore.updates fixed this issue
    12-10-2016 07:45 AM
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