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  1. nyc_rock's Avatar
    Just pulled the trigger today.
    05-18-2017 01:18 PM
  2. sangs's Avatar
    Just pulled the trigger today.
    Ditto. Should say I re-pulled the trigger today. Had an XL, sold it, tried the S8 and S8+ and am going back. Was a much smoother experience than the S8 and S8+.
    05-18-2017 01:56 PM
  3. matty032's Avatar
    With Android O, yes it is worth buying. Still the best phone out right now.
    Touch Jizz is the second ugliest skin after LG's putrid looking skin. And I mean a close second. Pixel OS beautiful. Edge phones suck trying to hold on to as well.
    05-18-2017 02:41 PM
  4. m3lover1's Avatar
    Personally after using my s8+ for almost a month now don't think I can go back to the standard 16:9 phone. I love the new taller phone with small bezels. Nonetheless the pixel is still an amazing phone (gave my Pixel XL to my dad which he loves). But, if you can hang on for another 6 months with your iPhone, I most definitely would and get the pixel 2 instead.
    05-18-2017 03:13 PM
  5. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    Had a pixel. Went through a few more phones including a G6 and S8 and ended up getting a pixel XL last week. Couldn't be happier.
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    05-18-2017 06:38 PM
  6. Joseph Guy1's Avatar
    Pixel is an good phone just ugly looking I hope the next one has an better design
    05-18-2017 06:45 PM
  7. Lepa79's Avatar
    No, not with the price Google is still asking for. That's nuts.
    05-19-2017 08:58 PM
  8. Aquila's Avatar
    No, not with the price Google is still asking for. That's nuts.
    How so?
    05-19-2017 09:21 PM
  9. Lepa79's Avatar
    How so?
    Not sure what you are asking me to explain. Pixel was not worth it's price at launch and it is for sure not worth paying that same price now.

    I have had Nexus 6, 5x, 6P, and Pixel XL. Loved pure Android until Google charged outrages price for pixel that basically has the same performance as a Nexus phone but with a better camera. That's as simple as I can put it.

    I moved one to S7 edge and now S8 Plus as these phones provide so much more value for the price. S8 Plus is an AMAZING phone, fast and smooth. I'll keep the pixel for folks who want updates on day one, not me anymore. Get it on day one or few months after, what difference would it make if I'm going to get it anyway?
    05-19-2017 10:12 PM
  10. Aquila's Avatar
    Not sure what you are asking me to explain. Pixel was not worth it's price at launch and it is for sure not worth paying that same price now.

    I have had Nexus 6, 5x, 6P, and Pixel XL. Loved pure Android until Google charged outrages price for pixel that basically has the same performance as a Nexus phone but with a better camera. That's as simple as I can put it.

    I moved one to S7 edge and now S8 Plus as these phones provide so much more value for the price. S8 Plus is an AMAZING phone, fast and smooth. I'll keep the pixel for folks who want updates on day one, not me anymore. Get it on day one or few months after, what difference would it make if I'm going to get it anyway?
    Ah we just disagree substantially almost across the board. The Pixel is the only Android flagship worth the price and that hasn't changed. The S8 and S7 have marginally better displays, but much worse software, security, etc to come along with it. For the Pixels intended audience, Samsung still hasn't grown all the way up yet. Glad you like your phone though. That's the most important part for any buyer.
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    05-19-2017 10:32 PM
  11. Lepa79's Avatar
    Ah we just disagree substantially almost across the board. The Pixel is the only Android flagship worth the price and that hasn't changed. The S8 and S7 have marginally better displays, but much worse software, security, etc to come along with it. For the Pixels intended audience, Samsung still hasn't grown all the way up yet. Glad you like your phone though. That's the most important part for any buyer.
    Pixel is an amazing phone, don't get me wrong. I just think Google got pretty greedy with their pricing. But hey, what do you know, it's always out of stock because people are buying them like hot cakes​

    Enjoy your phone, as you said, that's​ all that matters.
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    05-19-2017 10:46 PM
  12. bhatech's Avatar
    Pixel is an amazing phone, don't get me wrong. I just think Google got pretty greedy with their pricing. But hey, what do you know, it's always out of stock because people are buying them like hot cakes​

    Enjoy your phone, as you said, that's​ all that matters.
    I'm back to Pixel XL after using the S8+, G6. I sold my Pixel XL after I pre-ordered the S8+ but personally for me Pixel was the smoothest android experience I ever had and small glitches here and there with the new flagships got me buying the Pixel XL again and I'm happy. Also, may be I got lucky a week back, placed the 128 GB Pixel XL order from Google store and it was there next day at my door with overnight shipping. And added bonus with Pixel I get to try android O and all the latest Google software which I prefer. I agree Pixel is expensive and at this point it's not advisable to buy the phone if you are planning to keep for long. I would rather wait for Pixel 2 but personally I don't mind selling the Pixel again after a few months, take a few hundred dollar hit and get the Pixel 2.

    For regular folks I will probably advise to wait till fall and buy the new Pixel or the new iPhone or Note 8 if they don't care about software experience.
    05-19-2017 11:55 PM
  13. m3lover1's Avatar
    Ah we just disagree substantially almost across the board. The Pixel is the only Android flagship worth the price and that hasn't changed. The S8 and S7 have marginally better displays, but much worse software, security, etc to come along with it. For the Pixels intended audience, Samsung still hasn't grown all the way up yet. Glad you like your phone though. That's the most important part for any buyer.
    I wouldn't say the display of the s8 is only marginally better than the pixel. Samsungs displays really are special, and coupled with HDR capability it really is hard to beat, for now. And as much as i loved my pixel XL when i had mine, I do agree that now it is overpriced. Maybe not back when it was released, but for sure now it is now. Considering it does not have water resistance, last gen chipset, i believe it's not worth the same price as a s8+ currently is. Now if you can score a deal on it, then yes, it's still a great phone. But to drop close to $1000 for a pixel XL 128gb now? Tough sell.

    I know people value different things, and the things the pixel caters to might be more valuable than water resistance or near bezel-less design. In that case you'll be better served waiting it out as bhatech says, and get the pixel XL 2, than a brand new pixel XL at full price.
    05-20-2017 01:07 AM
  14. Aquila's Avatar
    I wouldn't say the display of the s8 is only marginally better than the pixel. Samsungs displays really are special, and coupled with HDR capability it really is hard to beat, for now. And as much as i loved my pixel XL when i had mine, I do agree that now it is overpriced. Maybe not back when it was released, but for sure now it is now. Considering it does not have water resistance, last gen chipset, i believe it's not worth the same price as a s8+ currently is. Now if you can score a deal on it, then yes, it's still a great phone. But to drop close to $1000 for a pixel XL 128gb now? Tough sell.

    I know people value different things, and the things the pixel caters to might be more valuable than water resistance or near bezel-less design. In that case you'll be better served waiting it out as bhatech says, and get the pixel XL 2, than a brand new pixel XL at full price.
    The S8 is the best display ever to be on an Android, but for most content we use the standard sRGB and both are close enough to accurate that it's difficult to tell a difference in accuracy. The S8's real benefits on the display are the increased power efficiency. But for my top priorities, Security, display, performance and camera - Pixel is obviously winning on the security, the other three are very close, and where Samsung wins out in testing, real world a lot of it can just come down to whose vision you agree with more, etc.
    05-20-2017 01:53 AM
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