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  1. bigsmoke79's Avatar
    I'm a switcher myself moved from the Nexus 6p to IPhone 7 Plus as the battery on my Nexus was pathetic! however I'm now getting the itch to go back to Android and trying the Pixel XL can anyone with both phones tell me how much difference there is in battery life?

    My iPhone has incredible battery and I'd hate for it to take a hit again moving back.
    03-08-2017 02:04 AM
  2. rong21's Avatar
    I have an iPhone 7 and a Pixel. Love both for different reasons. Biggest difference for me is standby battery. My iPhone standby battery time is light years better than my Pixel.
    03-08-2017 06:24 AM
  3. clerk's Avatar
    I'm a switcher myself moved from the Nexus 6p to IPhone 7 Plus as the battery on my Nexus was pathetic! however I'm now getting the itch to go back to Android and trying the Pixel XL can anyone with both phones tell me how much difference there is in battery life?

    My iPhone has incredible battery and I'd hate for it to take a hit again moving back.
    You will take a hit. The IP7+ has epic battery life. I picked up a Pixel XL used on Swappa about a week ago. At first, the battery drain was brutal. Had trouble making it through a day with moderate usage. It seems to have settled down over the past couple of days and now will comfortably last a typical work day for me. But it's no IP7+. I could often go 18 hours of a workday with tons of email, browsing, some music and/or video and end up at 45 to 50%. I personally like to have that all in reserve so I am still struggling with whether to keep the Pixel. I do prefer the Pixel overall to the IP7+ probably just because it's new to me. My rough guess would be your Pixel is going to end up 20 to 20% lower than an IP7+ comparing apples to apples.
    03-08-2017 12:38 PM
  4. bigsmoke79's Avatar
    You will take a hit. The IP7+ has epic battery life. I picked up a Pixel XL used on Swappa about a week ago. At first, the battery drain was brutal. Had trouble making it through a day with moderate usage. It seems to have settled down over the past couple of days and now will comfortably last a typical work day for me. But it's no IP7+. I could often go 18 hours of a workday with tons of email, browsing, some music and/or video and end up at 45 to 50%. I personally like to have that all in reserve so I am still struggling with whether to keep the Pixel. I do prefer the Pixel overall to the IP7+ probably just because it's new to me. My rough guess would be your Pixel is going to end up 20 to 20% lower than an IP7+ comparing apples to apples.
    Cheers for this! that's kinda put me off moving to be honest I know the Pixel XL will have the better amoled screen etc but taking a hit in battery would annoy me! the Nexus 6p experience broke me as a Android user!

    I know as Apple make the software/hardware so they can manage battery life better, but surely Google should be able to do the same on hardware they've designed to specifically run their software.
    03-08-2017 03:02 PM
  5. popkurn611's Avatar
    Cheers for this! that's kinda put me off moving to be honest I know the Pixel XL will have the better amoled screen etc but taking a hit in battery would annoy me! the Nexus 6p experience broke me as a Android user!

    I know as Apple make the software/hardware so they can manage battery life better, but surely Google should be able to do the same on hardware they've designed to specifically run their software.
    The pixel XL has the best battery life out of any Android device, so if you look at it like that I think that's pretty impressive. I am even getting better battery life on my 5" pixel (not XL) than I did on my galaxy s7 edge
    03-08-2017 03:41 PM
  6. polbit's Avatar
    My Pixel XL has better battery life than my 6S Plus. I'm actually for the first time impressed with an Android phone and battery.
    03-08-2017 03:51 PM
  7. polbit's Avatar
    To continue my 6S Plus to Pixel XL exchange:

    Pros:
    - first Android phone that feels fast and smooth, ALL the time. I've never experienced pure Google phone, but compared to all the Notes I've had before, including Note 7, it's just so consistently smooth. Loving the speed.
    - fingerprint sensor is fast and accurate
    - Assistant, when it works, is awesome

    Cons - it's lots of small things that are starting to drive me a little crazy to be honest. In no particular order:
    - Night Shift mode - no adjustability, so during night is really yellow. iPhone has a slider to set the effect. I read a lot of books on my phone in bed, and it's a bit annoying, but switching Kindle to black background works I guess
    - Auto Brightness... way too bright when slider set to middle at night, fine during the day. Fine at night when slider to the left, too dim during day. You get the picture. I haven't really thought about auto brightness since Note 4, not sure why this one is so bad.
    - voice recognition - for some crazy reason, it does not recognize most of last names in my Contacts. I've never had this problem with iPhone or my cars. Not sure what is up with that.
    - the fingerprint scanner on the back. This is total preference, I understand, but for me being trained to use it while phone is laying flat on my desk, it's annoying as heck, can't see myself getting used to it.
    - messaging app. I don't care how much you hate Apple, but having one standard app for that is just so convenient. I've spent last few days trying app after app, and nothing really comes close.

    Overall, it's a love-hate relationship. Love the speed, enjoy being able to customize so much of it as I'm anal when it comes to set up, but there is so much that could be better. Heck, even the icons - some are round, some are square, some are just whatever. If you can find a set for all the apps you use, great. If you can't, boo...

    Anyway, just my .02. Wish there was a clear winner, but in the end, it's a little bit of this, little bit of that...
    03-08-2017 08:18 PM
  8. popkurn611's Avatar
    To continue my 6S Plus to Pixel XL exchange:

    Pros:
    - first Android phone that feels fast and smooth, ALL the time. I've never experienced pure Google phone, but compared to all the Notes I've had before, including Note 7, it's just so consistently smooth. Loving the speed.
    - fingerprint sensor is fast and accurate
    - Assistant, when it works, is awesome

    Cons - it's lots of small things that are starting to drive me a little crazy to be honest. In no particular order:
    - Night Shift mode - no adjustability, so during night is really yellow. iPhone has a slider to set the effect. I read a lot of books on my phone in bed, and it's a bit annoying, but switching Kindle to black background works I guess
    - Auto Brightness... way too bright when slider set to middle at night, fine during the day. Fine at night when slider to the left, too dim during day. You get the picture. I haven't really thought about auto brightness since Note 4, not sure why this one is so bad.
    - voice recognition - for some crazy reason, it does not recognize most of last names in my Contacts. I've never had this problem with iPhone or my cars. Not sure what is up with that.
    - the fingerprint scanner on the back. This is total preference, I understand, but for me being trained to use it while phone is laying flat on my desk, it's annoying as heck, can't see myself getting used to it.
    - messaging app. I don't care how much you hate Apple, but having one standard app for that is just so convenient. I've spent last few days trying app after app, and nothing really comes close.

    Overall, it's a love-hate relationship. Love the speed, enjoy being able to customize so much of it as I'm anal when it comes to set up, but there is so much that could be better. Heck, even the icons - some are round, some are square, some are just whatever. If you can find a set for all the apps you use, great. If you can't, boo...

    Anyway, just my .02. Wish there was a clear winner, but in the end, it's a little bit of this, little bit of that...
    I agree with most of what you say...

    I actually HATED the fingerprint sensor on the back, but have gotten so used to it now that it is second nature. I also have set up trusted places and devices so when I'm home and at work or connected to my beats headphones all I have to do is double tap to wake and slide up to unlock. Don't even need to pick up the phone.

    The screen itself is so much better than the iPhone that I'd find myself downgrading dramatically in screen quality. I can't seem to give up an AMOLED display. I don't use the night light, but agree that 50% brightness at night is very bright! That should be a good thing though, screen brightness is a plus in my book. I just put it down to 20% at night.

    I don't use Google assistant much, but when I do it works very well. I mostly set reminders.

    I use Textra for messaging app and like it a lot, it's no iMessage of course but it is super snappy. I use WhatsApp with family members who have iPhones to send videos.

    The app icons don't really bother me, majority have changed to round but hey you have the ability to download icon packs, customization with android gives options!
    03-08-2017 08:51 PM
  9. polbit's Avatar
    I agree with most of what you say...

    I actually HATED the fingerprint sensor on the back, but have gotten so used to it now that it is second nature. I also have set up trusted places and devices so when I'm home and at work or connected to my beats headphones all I have to do is double tap to wake and slide up to unlock. Don't even need to pick up the phone.

    The screen itself is so much better than the iPhone that I'd find myself downgrading dramatically in screen quality. I can't seem to give up an AMOLED display. I don't use the night light, but agree that 50% brightness at night is very bright! That should be a good thing though, screen brightness is a plus in my book. I just put it down to 20% at night.

    I don't use Google assistant much, but when I do it works very well. I mostly set reminders.

    I use Textra for messaging app and like it a lot, it's no iMessage of course but it is super snappy. I use WhatsApp with family members who have iPhones to send videos.

    The app icons don't really bother me, majority have changed to round but hey you have the ability to download icon packs, customization with android gives options!
    I'm really trying to give the sensor on the back a chance. I gave myself a goal of 7 days, and see how it feels after that
    03-08-2017 09:18 PM
  10. Rodzp's Avatar
    I switched from Android to Apple last year and could not wait to get back to an Android phone.
    I just switched to the Pixel XL from a 6s Plus. The two main frustrations with iOS was Siri and notification tones. My alarm system tone, for example, would sound like any other notification on the iPhone with no way to change it. Some apps had the option to change inside of the app settings, most did not. I use different tones to tell me if I need to look at my phone or if it can wait. Siri is equal to the dumb blonde that spent high school on her back only being useful for a couple things.
    What I was not expecting is how much faster the pixel is over the iPhone and the camera being substantially better.
    I do miss the 3D Touch I thought I would never use it but used it all of the time. Other than that I do not miss anything on the iPhone. The pixel has something similar but it is limited use for all but google apps.
    For the last several years I have upgraded every year. This is the first phone I have been this satisfied with ever. I see me keeping it for years and I am truly glad I went with the 128 Gb version.
    03-11-2017 02:14 PM
  11. popkurn611's Avatar
    I switched from Android to Apple last year and could not wait to get back to an Android phone.
    I just switched to the Pixel XL from a 6s Plus. The two main frustrations with iOS was Siri and notification tones. My alarm system tone, for example, would sound like any other notification on the iPhone with no way to change it. Some apps had the option to change inside of the app settings, most did not. I use different tones to tell me if I need to look at my phone or if it can wait. Siri is equal to the dumb blonde that spent high school on her back only being useful for a couple things.
    What I was not expecting is how much faster the pixel is over the iPhone and the camera being substantially better.
    I do miss the 3D Touch I thought I would never use it but used it all of the time. Other than that I do not miss anything on the iPhone. The pixel has something similar but it is limited use for all but google apps.
    For the last several years I have upgraded every year. This is the first phone I have been this satisfied with ever. I see me keeping it for years and I am truly glad I went with the 128 Gb version.
    Awesome to hear you're happy with the pixel. It is an insane Android device that for whatever reason has a somewhat bad rap. To me it's an iPhone without iMessage, but with the awesome customization of Android.
    03-11-2017 03:13 PM
  12. Nubwy's Avatar
    You will take a hit. The IP7+ has epic battery life. I picked up a Pixel XL used on Swappa about a week ago. At first, the battery drain was brutal. Had trouble making it through a day with moderate usage. It seems to have settled down over the past couple of days and now will comfortably last a typical work day for me. But it's no IP7+. I could often go 18 hours of a workday with tons of email, browsing, some music and/or video and end up at 45 to 50%. I personally like to have that all in reserve so I am still struggling with whether to keep the Pixel. I do prefer the Pixel overall to the IP7+ probably just because it's new to me. My rough guess would be your Pixel is going to end up 20 to 20% lower than an IP7+ comparing apples to apples.
    I could get the same. The ip7 + had a beastly battery life. Still switched to Pixel, and it'll last me all day if I'm moderate with useage.
    03-12-2017 07:55 AM
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