11-07-2016 09:04 PM
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  1. kadmanMusic's Avatar
    I'm thinking about upgrading from my T2 to the Pixel, but am concerned I'm really going to miss my Moto features, mainly the quick notifications without turning the phone on. Anyone else thinking about moving over or have any thoughts?
    10-19-2016 06:48 AM
  2. perkdog65's Avatar
    Yeah I was kinda considering it at first but I have since decided just to stick with my T2 for a while longer. I am like you I like the features that Moto has and I would miss that. I also like the wireless charging. My battery is still kicking and would probably get me through a day and a half if I tried, it still has plenty when I sit it on my wireless charger late at night. I think the only real noticeable upgrade you would see if you switched would be the camera, and I am just not that much of a "phone camera" guy for that to make me switch. The screen is probably just a tick better on the Pixel but for me that is not that big a deal either, I don't sit around watching movies or lots of videos on my phone or play games on my phone, I prefer to do that sort of stuff sitting in the recliner in front of the 60" HD screen with surround sound. The pixel doesn't have an SD card slot either so that would make me lean toward the 128gb XL which is pretty darn expensive. The XL version is the one that is pretty close to the same dimensions as the T2 which is comfortable to me. Just my thoughts.
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    10-19-2016 08:08 AM
  3. kadmanMusic's Avatar
    Yeah. My thought was the camera, but I don't know if that outweighs the moto features. I think if there is a killer black Friday deal I would jump on it, but I can't justify the price right now. Especially since we all know how often new phones get announced. Seems like there's always something better around the bend.
    perkdog65 likes this.
    10-19-2016 10:52 AM
  4. Zorro1's Avatar
    And the quick flip of the wrist to turn on the camera! Love that, too....
    krs123, Hiltongrizzly and adayoff like this.
    10-20-2016 11:19 AM
  5. doogald's Avatar
    And the quick flip of the wrist to turn on the camera! Love that, too....
    You can double-tap the Pixel power button to launch the camera. The twist gesture is used within the camera app to flip between the front and back camera. (Plus there is also a gesture to swipe down on the fingerprint scanner to swipe down the notification shade.)
    Zorro1 likes this.
    10-20-2016 03:19 PM
  6. Zorro1's Avatar
    Thanks, Doog! That's pretty big. After now watching CNet's review, it sure sounds like a super option. Funny, tho', they didn't bother talking about the radios! lol So how does it work as an actual phone? Moto doesn't drop calls and I get service in some pretty tough places at times....
    10-21-2016 04:42 PM
  7. pbike908's Avatar
    I would like the improved camera. And a fingerprint reader -- although I would prefer a fingerprint reader on the front of the phone.

    I don't want a phone any bigger than my DT2 though -- Actually the DT2 is a little large for my liking. The smaller Pixel would be more to by liking, however, I wish it were a little thicker (bigger battery) as I really like my 5 hour screen time on my DT2 and I saw somewhere else that folks with the smaller pixel are only getting about 3 hour screen time.
    10-23-2016 08:58 AM
  8. ajamudc's Avatar
    I just made the move to the Pixel XL. I miss the ambient display notifications, but otherwise I'm really pleased. The Pixel camera is much better and the phone is just really smooth.
    Zorro1 likes this.
    10-23-2016 02:31 PM
  9. Zorro1's Avatar
    Keep us posted on your thoughts over the next few weeks...
    10-24-2016 10:29 AM
  10. bubbad3's Avatar
    I just made the move to the Pixel XL. I miss the ambient display notifications, but otherwise I'm really pleased. The Pixel camera is much better and the phone is just really smooth.
    Same here, couldn't resist the Pixel XL for some reason. Received it on Thursday, took a few days to shake the T2 functions but now there's no going back.
    Between the Nova launcher gestures and Gravity Screen app, it now has the best of both phones. Well, maybe not the same as the hand waving over the screen, but now I just tilt it and the lock screen comes up.
    10-24-2016 10:20 PM
  11. Hiltongrizzly's Avatar
    I received the Pixel the first day- on the 20th. Sent it back the 21st. Loved the phone feel and software but missed the Turbo 2 font size, moto actions like flashlight and camera and expandable memory and of course the shattershield.
    I put an OtterBox commuter case on the pixel and the two click power button activation for the camera could not be done with one hand. SO much slower than the Turbo. Plus I needed an OtterBox to get some protection and with the case the phone is bulkier than Turbo and I dont need a case with my turbo.
    THEN I found out the Turbo will get the nougat update! A paid for phone with all these features is tough to compare to the Pixel and case at about $900. No stereo speakers on the Pixel, and I would have change (more $$) my car charger, normal charger for living room and more. It is a great phone for sure but how can I justify the cost and lose features the Turbo 2 has and I have come to rely on?
    10-25-2016 12:02 PM
  12. Hiltongrizzly's Avatar
    I also forgot to add that the fingerprint sensor on the Pixel must be used Everytime to unlock it. It was very annoying and had to be picked up to do it. There isn't an option for a NO lock on the lock screen like on my Turbo 2. Sucked, quite frankly.
    10-25-2016 12:04 PM
  13. Hiltongrizzly's Avatar
    Double tapping the power button with a case on sucks! Need two hands! T2 has it going on and is getting nougat!
    10-25-2016 12:07 PM
  14. doogald's Avatar
    THEN I found out the Turbo will get the nougat update!
    Just a quick note that you shouldn't count that chicken until it hatches. The Droid Maxx/Ultra/Mini were promised Lollipop; it never came. The Turbo was (and still is) promised Marshmallow; it still hasn't arrived, and with Lenovo working on Nougat for the newer phones, who knows if it ever will?

    I hope it does, and maybe it will, but I would set my expectation on doubting the Nougat update.
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    10-25-2016 12:10 PM
  15. pbike908's Avatar
    I also forgot to add that the fingerprint sensor on the Pixel must be used Everytime to unlock it. It was very annoying and had to be picked up to do it. There isn't an option for a NO lock on the lock screen like on my Turbo 2. Sucked, quite frankly.
    Can't you use Smartlocks so that you don't have to use the fingerprint reader all the time??? Granted Smartlocks on the DT2 was very much a hit or miss proposition...
    10-25-2016 01:41 PM
  16. doogald's Avatar
    I also forgot to add that the fingerprint sensor on the Pixel must be used Everytime to unlock it. It was very annoying and had to be picked up to do it. There isn't an option for a NO lock on the lock screen like on my Turbo 2. Sucked, quite frankly.
    You can't use a PIN, pattern, or password unlock?? This I find hard to believe...
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    10-25-2016 03:10 PM
  17. kadmanMusic's Avatar
    Same here, couldn't resist the Pixel XL for some reason. Received it on Thursday, took a few days to shake the T2 functions but now there's no going back.
    Between the Nova launcher gestures and Gravity Screen app, it now has the best of both phones. Well, maybe not the same as the hand waving over the screen, but now I just tilt it and the lock screen comes up.
    Are you unlocked version from Google or the Verizon version?
    10-26-2016 07:59 AM
  18. doogald's Avatar
    Are you unlocked version from Google or the Verizon version?
    It sounds like it may not be long for the Verizon phone to be un-lockable.

    https://twitter.com/firewaterdevs/st...16513939902465
    10-26-2016 09:49 AM
  19. pbike908's Avatar
    Same here, couldn't resist the Pixel XL for some reason. Received it on Thursday, took a few days to shake the T2 functions but now there's no going back.
    Between the Nova launcher gestures and Gravity Screen app, it now has the best of both phones. Well, maybe not the same as the hand waving over the screen, but now I just tilt it and the lock screen comes up.
    Ambient display with the had waving would be the Moto feature I will miss the most. I am interested in the smaller Pixel. I wish i could find more information about SOT for the smaller pixel, however, all folks seem to be posting about is the bigger one.

    I would LOVE the better camera. The un-flagship caliber camera is by biggest gripe about the DT2. Followed by the lack of a fingerprint reader.
    10-26-2016 05:34 PM
  20. doogald's Avatar
    It sounds like it may not be long for the Verizon phone to be un-lockable.

    https://twitter.com/firewaterdevs/st...16513939902465
    And, it's available. https://twitter.com/firewaterdevs/st...31128042643456
    10-30-2016 08:49 PM
  21. pbike908's Avatar
    I just went to the Verizon store and checked out the Pixel's. What can I say -- I'm impressed. First impressions are I was really impressed with the display and responsiveness.

    Moto has made their new high end phones too big. I think the original Droid Turbo was the right size. I feel my DT2 is a little too large.
    doogald likes this.
    11-01-2016 12:17 PM
  22. cjp39's Avatar
    I'd rather have the Z force. But the Pixel XL is impressive software speaking just think future iterations will be better.

    Sent from my XT1585 using Android Central
    11-05-2016 08:09 PM
  23. adayoff's Avatar
    I apologize now if someone has already mentioned or asked this, but what are some thoughts on how the updates will work being a Verizon exclusive just like the Droid line? I have been thinking about staying away from Verizon exclusives from Droid Turbo 2 on exactly for that reason.
    11-07-2016 06:31 PM
  24. doogald's Avatar
    I apologize now if someone has already mentioned or asked this, but what are some thoughts on how the updates will work being a Verizon exclusive just like the Droid line? I have been thinking about staying away from Verizon exclusives from Droid Turbo 2 on exactly for that reason.
    Do you mean the Pixel? The Pixel, including the Verizon Pixel, received its first update today. Both the unlocked and the Verizon exclusive at the same time.

    Google's Pixel phones get their first updates today | Android Central

    Honestly, though, unless you have a specific reason to buy the Verizon version, I'd just buy the Pixel directly from Google.
    11-07-2016 06:53 PM
  25. adayoff's Avatar
    Holy smokes, I have been in a cave. I had no idea that it was unlocked! I thought it was legitimately a Verizon phone like the Droids. Dang, my bad. Thanks for the wake up call!
    11-07-2016 08:14 PM
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