04-20-2017 02:53 AM
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  1. peter nde63h's Avatar
    i bought a 32 silver at 15-feb. it had been with me for 1 month. i used some sony android phones previously. the ux between pixel and those sony phones are different. google is more prominent in pixel. e.g. when i got into a shopping mall, the phone would prompt me some notifications such as do i need interior maps of the mall. when i finished taking some photos, the phone would prompt me to contribute them onto google maps. i did this many times and i gained some progress. it is happy to discover that my photos are viewed by many people.

    one month with my pixel-2017-03-16.png

    the other interesting thing is the timeline. it records my movements and shows them on the maps.

    one month with my pixel-2017-03-16-1-.png

    i used android phones for years but i didn't notice these functions. maybe i am too lazy to explore the ui and dig deep into all pages of all apps. thanks for the google in pixel being so proactive to show the hints. i like the google apps. the calendar is well integrated with the contacts and maps. it would be great if the photos app could organize the photos by geo-infos just like that in iphone. below are some misc screenshots showing my 1 month data usage and 1 day battery consumption experiment (the pixel acts as a wifi router during that period).

    one month with my pixel-screenshot_20170316-000040.png

    it is lucky that my pixel doesn't have the "30% --> 0% sudden power off" flaw which was reported by many users.
    DMP89145 and droid77 like this.
    03-16-2017 10:23 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I may have missed it in your post, but did you get the XL?
    theregulator likes this.
    03-18-2017 11:14 AM
  3. peter nde63h's Avatar
    I may have missed it in your post, but did you get the XL?
    no, I got the regular one. it is more comfortable to grasp..^^'

    recently I am playing with the lens blur. I find it very interesting. it is easy for a photo dummy like me to produce some seemingly professional photos..^^
    03-19-2017 04:43 AM
  4. popkurn611's Avatar
    no, I got the regular one. it is more comfortable to grasp..^^'

    recently I am playing with the lens blur. I find it very interesting. it is easy for a photo dummy like me to produce some seemingly professional photos..^^
    It is pretty incredible the lens blur feature! I had someone ask me if my picture was taken by an Digital SLR camera!

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    03-19-2017 08:11 AM
  5. meattray's Avatar
    Very cool. Sounds like you've found the right fit for you. Keep us updated as you learn more about your new device!
    03-19-2017 09:16 AM
  6. peter nde63h's Avatar
    It is pretty incredible the lens blur feature! I had someone ask me if my picture was taken by an Digital SLR camera!

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...4b4be8b640.jpg
    yes the lens blur is very amazing. here're my recent shots.

    it doesn't work in all scenarios. sometimes it produced unpleasant effects. I am still investigating what are the rules behind.
    Attached Thumbnails one month with my pixel-img_20170317_191241.jpg   one month with my pixel-img_20170318_133703_1_1_1.jpg   one month with my pixel-img_20170318_135319.jpg   one month with my pixel-img_20170319_131526_1.jpg  
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    03-19-2017 09:25 AM
  7. peter nde63h's Avatar
    Very cool. Sounds like you've found the right fit for you. Keep us updated as you learn more about your new device!
    yes I am very satisfied with it. I am not new to android but as said the "google" in the system of this phone is more proactive to prompt me what it can do such that I discovered some features that I missed before.

    yesterday I asked "ok google, how to go home by public transits?" when I was in a district not familiar to me. it provided the correct information. siri is not able to do that. I tried that on an iPhone.
    03-19-2017 09:36 AM
  8. DMP89145's Avatar
    Wow! Some really nice pics! Pixel is an amazing device. I've had mine since day one and still enjoy it everyday.
    03-19-2017 08:41 PM
  9. meattray's Avatar
    Fantastic pictures. Really impressive. Id love to see more as you continue with the phone.
    03-19-2017 09:16 PM
  10. vividrich's Avatar
    I'm loving the camera in this phone, and to have it say "6 hours left" with 32% battery is something I'm not used to coming from a Nexus 5.
    03-19-2017 09:38 PM
  11. peter nde63h's Avatar
    Fantastic pictures. Really impressive. Id love to see more as you continue with the phone.
    I am interested in those google services. google seems organizing my photos in its own way.

    one month with my pixel-2017-03-20.png

    I didn't create these folders. they were created by google automatically.

    one month with my pixel-2017-03-20-1-.png

    I guess google is using some image recognition techniques to identify the contents of my photos. it recognized a flower as food.

    one month with my pixel-2017-03-20-2-.jpg

    some are not flowers too.

    one month with my pixel-2017-03-20-3-.jpg

    mistakes exist but i know it is not so easy to identify the content in a photo. it seems google is experimenting something.
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    03-20-2017 03:01 AM
  12. anon(470989)'s Avatar
    I am not a fan boy, at all. But damn if the Pixel isn't the best all around phone I have ever used. I adore the camera and I love all of these fantastic photos posted!
    03-20-2017 04:30 PM
  13. peter nde63h's Avatar
    one month with my pixel-screenshot_20170322-101218.png

    my pixel is running android o now! the flashing process is not as difficult as I imagined. google developer page has a guide telling you how to do. still trying to figure out what's new in android o..
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    03-21-2017 10:34 PM
  14. meattray's Avatar
    Very cool. Let us know what you find!
    03-21-2017 10:40 PM
  15. peter nde63h's Avatar
    Very cool. Let us know what you find!
    the first thing I noticed was the absence of aurora live wallpaper. I couldn't find it in wallpaper collection. second thing was about android pay. android pay is not supported in this preview build. wallpaper is not a big deal but if you rely heavily on android pay you should avoid this build.
    03-22-2017 03:49 AM
  16. NexusShark's Avatar
    The photos app does automatically put photos in folders based on location. I have location reporting on all of my pictures and the folder called "places" has them all separated and organized. It's a great feature for traveling
    sameer0924 likes this.
    03-22-2017 12:06 PM
  17. peter nde63h's Avatar
    The photos app does automatically put photos in folders based on location. I have location reporting on all of my pictures and the folder called "places" has them all separated and organized. It's a great feature for traveling
    I discovered that. thanks..^^
    03-22-2017 09:31 PM
  18. peter nde63h's Avatar
    the title was originally "one month with my pixel". now it is two month. i noticed some changes of my photo habit. initially i didn't have any idea of photography and took picture when i found a place beautiful.

    one month with my pixel-scene.jpg

    each of these photos captured a large area of the scene and didn't have obvious subject. eventually i discovered the lens blur function in camera app. i was addicted.

    one month with my pixel-fake.jpg

    lens blur function can make real things to look like toys. this effect is called miniature faking. after playing with this for a while, i was bored. i tried took photos in unusual angles.

    one month with my pixel-angle.jpg

    after doing that for 10+ pictures, i felt those pictures too deliberate, i.e., unnatural. i then took picture at normal angle and tried my best to eliminate the sense of parallax.

    one month with my pixel-flat.jpg

    i don't know what i would go next. photography is interesting.
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    04-16-2017 03:20 PM
  19. pixiedroid's Avatar
    Google Photos is amazing. One perk for Pixel owners is the unlimited photo storage. You don't have to worry about backups anymore. Especially that backing up to the app is a breeze
    04-16-2017 03:43 PM
  20. pixiedroid's Avatar
    Excellent shots there Peter. Seems that you are a natural photographer. Great compositions
    04-16-2017 03:44 PM
  21. peter nde63h's Avatar
    Excellent shots there Peter. Seems that you are a natural photographer. Great compositions
    thank you. recently I like to take photos that appear to be "flat". habit changes over time. I am still finding my way.
    04-17-2017 01:06 AM
  22. jimbo1mcm's Avatar
    I wonder what the owner satisfaction rating is on the Pixel. Might be over the top.
    04-17-2017 11:57 AM
  23. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I wonder what the owner satisfaction rating is on the Pixel. Might be over the top.
    At the request of @sfoLAX, we did start a Pro and Con thread about several phones, the Pixel being one of them. If you'd like to check it out, here is the link: http://forums.androidcentral.com/goo...ml#post5750329
    04-18-2017 09:06 AM
  24. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    @peter nde63h, some of the photos look really good. Have you thought about printing them to hang around the house? The black and white one of the street signs looks really nice. Reminiscent of an Ansel Adams.
    04-18-2017 09:08 AM
  25. peter nde63h's Avatar
    @peter nde63h, some of the photos look really good. Have you thought about printing them to hang around the house? The black and white one of the street signs looks really nice. Reminiscent of an Ansel Adams.
    thanks for your appreciation..^^' I am still finding my way in photography.
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    04-20-2017 02:52 AM
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