1. ScottRx82's Avatar
    I'm interested in a "high end" backup phone. It's functional to have a second device, plus to help break up the boredom with Samsung lol. I've found mint condition Pixel 2 XL's 128gb for $480. Or there's the OP6T that seems tempting at $579. Which would you take as your backup and why?
    11-08-2018 12:01 PM
  2. Itsa_Me_Mario's Avatar
    I'd definitely go Pixel 2 out of those 2
    11-08-2018 12:18 PM
  3. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Opt for sure. All around better phone. IMHO
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    11-08-2018 12:37 PM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    I would personally go with the Pixel 2 XL.
    11-08-2018 01:00 PM
  5. ScottRx82's Avatar
    I see advantages with both. I think the OP6T is drawing me in with that in screen FPS and edge to edge display. But the Pixel 2 allegedly has the better camera and is cheaper by almost $100 on swappa. I honestly can't make up my mind lol
    11-08-2018 01:04 PM
  6. socal's Avatar
    If OP offers a deal on Black Friday, OP6T. Have been slightly considering it over the Note9, due to value.
    11-08-2018 01:32 PM
  7. Jewels81's Avatar
    *walks in...and since the only phone I buy are the note phones, I wave and say enjoy your choice and walks out since I don't have anything to contribute to this topic* lol sorry. Got bored😁
    11-08-2018 01:45 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'm interested in a "high end" backup phone. It's functional to have a second device, plus to help break up the boredom with Samsung lol. I've found mint condition Pixel 2 XL's 128gb for $480. Or there's the OP6T that seems tempting at $579. Which would you take as your backup and why?
    I can understand you being torn , I have the 1+6 very good phone and I also have my pixel 2 xl which again very solid phone . Your going get a better camera experience out the pixel but your going to get the better specs from the 1+6t good luck on your choice..
    11-08-2018 02:11 PM
  9. strikeIII's Avatar
    Pixel 2XL. that way you have a device that not only has a better camera but also can put on the beta program to try out the latest Google releases and quick updates. I know that OnePlus also gets added to Google's beta but the Pixel will always get it first.
    11-08-2018 02:53 PM
  10. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    Pixel 2XL. that way you have a device that not only has a better camera but also can put on the beta program to try out the latest Google releases and quick updates. I know that OnePlus also gets added to Google's beta but the Pixel will always get it first.
    This is the best argument, in favor of the Pixel 2 XL.
    I had one, for a month of daily driving and was not impressed. I thought it was the phone I really wanted.
    I got the wife a 6/128 Note 9. With researching the purchase and helping her set it up and finding all it could do, I was really digging the N9. Once I found there was a 8GB RAM version I was in.
    I've had the 8/512 N9 for six days and am impressed and enjoying it.
    This is the first phone since 2012 that is not rootable and I'm on with that.

    For a backup, I would be greatly tempted by the 6T, if it was compatible with my service provider.
    My current backup is a rooted Moto Z2 Play.
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    11-08-2018 05:48 PM
  11. wilsodw's Avatar
    My moto z2 force is my main driver till I set the note 9 to my specks!
    11-08-2018 06:35 PM
  12. ScottRx82's Avatar
    Something else to consider, the OP6T model I'm looking at has 8GB RAM vs only 4GB in the Pixel 2 XL. I can't decide lol
    11-08-2018 10:00 PM
  13. neil74's Avatar
    I have an Lg g7 as backup, terrific phone and cheaper than a OP, at least in the UK
    11-09-2018 06:57 AM
  14. bembol's Avatar
    A back up? Baller. LOL

    jk I have two back ups to the Note 9.

    Three by Black Friday. This ties my record, question is can I keep all three, do I want too. LOL

    Apple iPhone XS 64GB Gold and Huawei P20 Pro Twilight.

    I would've ordered the 6t but wanted white. I had the 6 too before.

    OMG. I need helped. lol
    11-09-2018 12:55 PM
  15. Chromium 4's Avatar
    I have an Lg g7 as backup, terrific phone and cheaper than a OP, at least in the UK
    I have an LG V20 that is a great compliment to the Note 9.
    11-09-2018 07:06 PM
  16. gendo667's Avatar
    You'd probably be happier with the OnePlus display.
    11-09-2018 08:16 PM
  17. ScottRx82's Avatar
    every time I'm about to pull the trigger on one, i think of something from the other phone that forces me to pause, lol. #firstworldproblems . It's coming down to the camera for me. I know the Pixel 2XL has the better camera overall, but the question is by how much of a margin over the OP. I do think I'm leaning towards the OP, but getting a better camera at a lower price point makes the Pixel 2XL tempting.
    11-09-2018 11:40 PM
  18. sleepnclass's Avatar
    I'm interested in a "high end" backup phone. It's functional to have a second device, plus to help break up the boredom with Samsung lol. I've found mint condition Pixel 2 XL's 128gb for $480. Or there's the OP6T that seems tempting at $579. Which would you take as your backup and why?
    Pixel 2 xl for sure
    11-10-2018 01:54 AM
  19. ScottRx82's Avatar
    The mixed feedback hasn't made the decision an easier one lol. Appreciate the recommendations though. Part of the hesitation with the Pixel 2 XL is the idea of buying a phone that's already over a year old. I've only ever bought devices that were brand new or recently released. But in this case I get the reasoning for leaning that way. I'm starting to think that if I want a OP device maybe I should wait till the 7, which might have wireless charging and/or stereo speakers, 2 features I've come to appreciate.
    11-11-2018 01:02 AM
  20. mustang7757's Avatar
    The mixed feedback hasn't made the decision an easier one lol. Appreciate the recommendations though. Part of the hesitation with the Pixel 2 XL is the idea of buying a phone that's already over a year old. I've only ever bought devices that were brand new or recently released. But in this case I get the reasoning for leaning that way. I'm starting to think that if I want a OP device maybe I should wait till the 7, which might have wireless charging and/or stereo speakers, 2 features I've come to appreciate.
    Pix 2xl don't have wireless charging ..
    11-11-2018 01:18 AM
  21. ScottRx82's Avatar
    Pix 2xl don't have wireless charging ..
    True, but at least it has the dual front facing speakers. It's too bad neither device allows for expandable storage. I'm used to having my good 'ol memory card in my Note devices
    mustang7757 likes this.
    11-11-2018 01:25 AM
  22. mustang7757's Avatar
    True, but at least it has the dual front facing speakers. It's too bad neither device allows for expandable storage. I'm used to having my good 'ol memory card in my Note devices
    Yeah that's true on the SD card ...the only device I own is note 9 and s9+ with that option.
    11-11-2018 01:35 AM

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