05-25-2017 11:36 AM
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  1. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    So I'm thinking of switching to the pixel from my iPhone 7, what are people's thoughts on the pixel 7 months later? Is pixel better then the nexus?
    05-23-2017 11:42 AM
  2. slowtbss's Avatar
    So I'm thinking of switching to the pixel from my iPhone 7, what are people's thoughts on the pixel 7 months later? Is pixel better then the nexus?
    What carrier???
    05-23-2017 11:50 AM
  3. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    What carrier???
    Telus mobility in Canada
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    05-23-2017 11:51 AM
  4. slowtbss's Avatar
    I like the fingerprint sensor location and that it's running the beta Android O.....that's about it. I came from note 7 and miss my Samsung. I'm on VZW and I do have the bootloader Unlocked but not rooted. If I could sell it for what I owe I would sell it.
    05-23-2017 11:54 AM
  5. slowmyke's Avatar
    My wife has a regular sized iPhone 7, i have a regular sized pixel 128GB. I'll disclaim that i have always been an Android over ios guy, but here is what i notice whenever i use her phone:

    The pixel camera is noticeably better, especially in low light or when zooming in on a picture. The iPhone pictures get grainy much quicker than the pixel pictures.

    The battery life of the pixel will be about the same or better. My wife does little to maintain battery life throughout the day, she just plugs the thing in whenever she is near a wall. I'm sure that doesn't help the battery, but within a few months the battery life is very short for a premium phone. I'm my opinion iphones have always been guilty of this.

    Siri is irritating and intrusive, Google Assistant is functional and ignorable. I don't use the voice portion of it, but Assistant is fairly helpful and doesn't just pop up. Siri is constantly replying to random conversations between my wife and i which have nothing to do with her phone. She also noticed that siri starts to type out whatever it hears people say frequently.

    The phones are basically the same size, bezel included. If you are fine with an iPhone design, don't worry about people complaining about the pixel bezels. They are the same and you don't notice when you're using the phone.

    The pixel is very fast and smooth operating. There's very few insurance i can recall when it lags or freezes. Usually it'll be an apps fault if something goes wrong (ie enrobe is complaining about the app in the app's review section so it's not just my phone).

    If you have Android experience and like the extra control and ability to customize, you'll love the "pure" Android experience with the pixel. I got mine from Verizon and there is not one single app that can't be uninstalled. I think the "my Verizon" app was the only Verizon app at all, and i use it to access my account and track data usage.

    I guess that's it for now.
    05-23-2017 12:40 PM
  6. Mhd 1999's Avatar
    I have had the pixel for about 8 weeks. This is the best phone I've ever owned. Blazing fast performance, awesome camera (the best one), very good battery. Plus, you'll get fast software updates and unlimited storage for photos and videos. So I definitely recommend it
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    05-23-2017 03:43 PM
  7. mmcclure0453's Avatar
    I have to agree with slowmyke.

    I own the iPhone 7 and the 32gb Google Pixel. My experiences have been about the same as he stated. My iPhone has been really sluggish and acting weird.

    I decided to get the Pixel (again) and see what I thought. The iPhone 7 has been in a box for a while and the Pixel has been my daily driver. The Pixel is smooth, fast, and just strikes me as more of an "adult" phone than the iPhone. Don't get me wrong, I'm not selling the iPhone 7 yet...... But, if the Pixel continues to perform as it has lately, the iPhone may be listed on eBay..... Time will tell.

    Bottom line - Pixel is worth the purchase. I got mine in mint condition with all accessories for just over $300 and couldn't be happier.
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    05-23-2017 08:11 PM
  8. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    My wife has a regular sized iPhone 7, i have a regular sized pixel 128GB. I'll disclaim that i have always been an Android over ios guy, but here is what i notice whenever i use her phone:

    The pixel camera is noticeably better, especially in low light or when zooming in on a picture. The iPhone pictures get grainy much quicker than the pixel pictures.

    The battery life of the pixel will be about the same or better. My wife does little to maintain battery life throughout the day, she just plugs the thing in whenever she is near a wall. I'm sure that doesn't help the battery, but within a few months the battery life is very short for a premium phone. I'm my opinion iphones have always been guilty of this.

    Siri is irritating and intrusive, Google Assistant is functional and ignorable. I don't use the voice portion of it, but Assistant is fairly helpful and doesn't just pop up. Siri is constantly replying to random conversations between my wife and i which have nothing to do with her phone. She also noticed that siri starts to type out whatever it hears people say frequently.

    The phones are basically the same size, bezel included. If you are fine with an iPhone design, don't worry about people complaining about the pixel bezels. They are the same and you don't notice when you're using the phone.

    The pixel is very fast and smooth operating. There's very few insurance i can recall when it lags or freezes. Usually it'll be an apps fault if something goes wrong (ie enrobe is complaining about the app in the app's review section so it's not just my phone).

    If you have Android experience and like the extra control and ability to customize, you'll love the "pure" Android experience with the pixel. I got mine from Verizon and there is not one single app that can't be uninstalled. I think the "my Verizon" app was the only Verizon app at all, and i use it to access my account and track data usage.

    I guess that's it for now.
    Thank you very much for the very specific details I really appreciate it. I do plan on keeping my iPhone 7 with the pixel . If I ever get a Android its always Google phones because I want immediate software updates
    05-23-2017 11:11 PM
  9. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    I have to agree with slowmyke.

    I own the iPhone 7 and the 32gb Google Pixel. My experiences have been about the same as he stated. My iPhone has been really sluggish and acting weird.

    I decided to get the Pixel (again) and see what I thought. The iPhone 7 has been in a box for a while and the Pixel has been my daily driver. The Pixel is smooth, fast, and just strikes me as more of an "adult" phone than the iPhone. Don't get me wrong, I'm not selling the iPhone 7 yet...... But, if the Pixel continues to perform as it has lately, the iPhone may be listed on eBay..... Time will tell.

    Bottom line - Pixel is worth the purchase. I got mine in mint condition with all accessories for just over $300 and couldn't be happier.
    I've had no issues with my iPhone 7. Camera does suck on low light. But the Google pixel Android 0 is really impressing me. Thank you for the detailed thoughts I ordered one from my carrier but unfortunately they only had 32GB so I hope that doesn't hurt me.
    05-23-2017 11:33 PM
  10. mmcclure0453's Avatar
    I've had no issues with my iPhone 7. Camera does suck on low light. But the Google pixel Android 0 is really impressing me. Thank you for the detailed thoughts I ordered one from my carrier but unfortunately they only had 32GB so I hope that doesn't hurt me.
    I have the 32gb model and am fine on storage. With all my usual apps loaded, I still have almost 20gb available. I don't game, watch movies, or use a bunch of social media apps. Mine is mainly for calls, text, email, pictures. I mainly use mine for work. And this thing is a workhorse. Never fails me.

    Hope you enjoy yours. Like I said, I haven't sold the iPhone yet. I bounce back and forth a little. I'm trying to stick with the Pixel for a solid month and see what I think after that.

    I pull the iPhone out a little at home on WiFi only. It just doesn't seem as smooth as the Pixel is. Hard to explain. But, I used iPhones for a few years so I keep returning there. Not sure about this time though. Pixel has been a game changer for me. Makes Android a lot more appealing.
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    05-23-2017 11:48 PM
  11. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    I have the 32gb model and am fine on storage. With all my usual apps loaded, I still have almost 20gb available. I don't game, watch movies, or use a bunch of social media apps. Mine is mainly for calls, text, email, pictures. I mainly use mine for work. And this thing is a workhorse. Never fails me.

    Hope you enjoy yours. Like I said, I haven't sold the iPhone yet. I bounce back and forth a little. I'm trying to stick with the Pixel for a solid month and see what I think after that.

    I pull the iPhone out a little at home on WiFi only. It just doesn't seem as smooth as the Pixel is. Hard to explain. But, I used iPhones for a few years so I keep returning there. Not sure about this time though. Pixel has been a game changer for me. Makes Android a lot more appealing.
    I'm the same way. Always had a iPhone.i use to switch between iPhone and nexus. But the pixel deff does seem nothing like the nexus devices, I was ant to see what apple has plans for iOS 11 and iPhone 8. But I couldn't resist getting the pixel and trying that has my daily driver. How's the 5" screen? Compared to iPhone 7 screen 4"7? Is it still easy to see in one hand ?
    05-24-2017 12:17 AM
  12. slowmyke's Avatar
    How's the 5" screen? Compared to iPhone 7 screen 4"7? Is it still easy to see in one hand ?
    I have big hands/long fingers and one hand use is very easy for me. I think it would still be pretty easy for someone with smaller hands to use though.

    One thing i will say to watch it for is the keyboard on the pixel. If you are not good with slide-style typing on Android, you may take a while to get used to typing on the pixel the same way you would on an iPhone. My wife taps each letter on her iPhone and can't stand typing on my pixel. She'll have me the phone and make me do it. Part of the issue is the on-screen back/home/menu buttons, they are easy to run into if you're not used to the dimensions of the keyboard you're using.

    That said, the Google keyboard is excellent as extremely customizable with different functions and gestures. But if you don't like it, there are so many options to download that you should be fine finding one that suites you. And if you are already used to slide-typing, you'll have no issue other than a brief warm-up period. (this is all for one-hand use, of course. Two-hand typing should be fine however you're used to)
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    05-24-2017 08:22 AM
  13. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    I have big hands/long fingers and one hand use is very easy for me. I think it would still be pretty easy for someone with smaller hands to use though.

    One thing i will say to watch it for is the keyboard on the pixel. If you are not good with slide-style typing on Android, you may take a while to get used to typing on the pixel the same way you would on an iPhone. My wife taps each letter on her iPhone and can't stand typing on my pixel. She'll have me the phone and make me do it. Part of the issue is the on-screen back/home/menu buttons, they are easy to run into if you're not used to the dimensions of the keyboard you're using.

    That said, the Google keyboard is excellent as extremely customizable with different functions and gestures. But if you don't like it, there are so many options to download that you should be fine finding one that suites you. And if you are already used to slide-typing, you'll have no issue other than a brief warm-up period. (this is all for one-hand use, of course. Two-hand typing should be fine however you're used to)
    I use Gboard on iPhone so I hope it's the same on the pixel. Does pixel use the same sms app that the nexus phones did?
    05-24-2017 08:43 AM
  14. Morty2264's Avatar
    Telus mobility in Canada
    Hello, fellow Canadian! I would still say the Pixel is relevant and great today, despite being on the market for seven months. Plus, since it's been out for a while, it's probably dropped a bit in price. Is Telus offering some kind of deal on it? Are you meeting the end of your contract?
    05-24-2017 09:08 AM
  15. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    Hello, fellow Canadian! I would still say the Pixel is relevant and great today, despite being on the market for seven months. Plus, since it's been out for a while, it's probably dropped a bit in price. Is Telus offering some kind of deal on it? Are you meeting the end of your contract?
    I actually signed a 2 year contract 90$ plan and paid 200$ for it
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    05-24-2017 09:09 AM
  16. Morty2264's Avatar
    I actually signed a 2 year contract 90$ plan and paid 200$ for it
    WOW, what a great deal! How are you liking it so far?

    PS: how is Telus, by the way? I'm with Rogers...
    05-24-2017 09:18 AM
  17. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    WOW, what a great deal! How are you liking it so far?

    PS: how is Telus, by the way? I'm with Rogers...
    Still waiting for it. I did it online. It's coming in the mail. Telus is great. Their lte speeds and customer service is better then Rogers lol
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    05-24-2017 09:31 AM
  18. Morty2264's Avatar
    Still waiting for it. I did it online. It's coming in the mail. Telus is great. Their lte speeds and customer service is better then Rogers lol
    Oh, awesome! Let us know how you like it! And I have no doubts about their customer service being better... Lool.
    05-24-2017 09:33 AM
  19. slowmyke's Avatar
    I use Gboard on iPhone so I hope it's the same on the pixel. Does pixel use the same sms app that the nexus phones did?
    It uses Google's "messages" app. I think it's probably the standard on the Nexus phones as well now. It's a solid app, nothing crazy and nothing seems to be left out that you could want in an sms app.
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    05-24-2017 09:39 AM
  20. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    It uses Google's "messages" app. I think it's probably the standard on the Nexus phones as well now. It's a solid app, nothing crazy and nothing seems to be left out that you could want in an sms app.
    I want to use allo but people are saying it's just like hangout but I been reading you can send sms through it
    05-24-2017 09:42 AM
  21. slowmyke's Avatar
    I want to use allo but people are saying it's just like hangout but I been reading you can send sms through it
    You can use allo just like an sms app. I only use it for Google Assistant because i don't use the voice recognition for assistant and i don't know anyone else who uses allo. As far as i know it doesn't function with other sms apps, only other allo users.
    05-24-2017 11:01 AM
  22. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    You can use allo just like an sms app. I only use it for Google Assistant because i don't use the voice recognition for assistant and i don't know anyone else who uses allo. As far as i know it doesn't function with other sms apps, only other allo users.
    Thank you but That still confuses me lol can I use the app for basic texting other numbers and other phones like a Norma texting app?
    05-24-2017 11:02 AM
  23. slowmyke's Avatar
    Thank you but That still confuses me lol can I use the app for basic texting other numbers and other phones like a Norma texting app?
    As far as I'm aware, you can only text other allo users through the allo app. Maybe that's what makes it like WhatsApp? I don't use WhatsApp so I'm not sure.

    Google Assistant is used primarily by voice like Siri is, but it is also integrated into allo so you can text it instead of talking to your phone. That is how i use Google Assistant because I've been too lazy to set up the voice part.
    05-24-2017 02:55 PM
  24. mmcclure0453's Avatar
    I'm the same way. Always had a iPhone.i use to switch between iPhone and nexus. But the pixel deff does seem nothing like the nexus devices, I was ant to see what apple has plans for iOS 11 and iPhone 8. But I couldn't resist getting the pixel and trying that has my daily driver. How's the 5" screen? Compared to iPhone 7 screen 4"7? Is it still easy to see in one hand ?
    As for the screen on the Pixel, I much prefer it over the iPhone. I have small hands and typing on the Pixel is no problem. I use Gboard and as mentioned, it took me a little getting used to. After a little time I can type pretty quickly with it. It does the job.

    One of the things I like about the Pixel is that I can get the font and icons more visibly appealing than on my iPhone 7. I think the font on the iPhone actually goes larger than the Pixel but the screen settings seem to make it easier on my 50+ eyes... Hard to explain it correctly.

    I also greatly prefer the notifications on the Pixel.

    Keep us posted when you get yours.
    05-24-2017 05:24 PM
  25. Aquila's Avatar
    Do it. Still one of the best, if not the best device on the market. Definitely the most secure device available; obviously the only Android OEM committed to updates, among the best on camera - the only flagship devices I can recommend in good conscious today are the iPhone 7+ and Pixel or Pixel XL. However, if you can afford to wait a few months (October) I'd hold out to see the new iPhone and new Pixel lineups.
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    05-25-2017 08:29 AM
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