11-10-2016 05:17 AM
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  1. mellyf's Avatar
    After trading in my Note 7 (twice), I decided to order the Pixel XL (Very Silver, 128gb). My current phone is the S7 Active, which is going to be my husband's, when I finally decide on a phone. He needs to replace his S6, but it's not urgent, so he suggested when I traded the Note 7, to replace it with something he would want until I decided which phone to get for myself. I've ordered/cancelled the Pixel three times. I really like the idea of Google Assistant and trying out Project Fi, but I'm annoyed at no wireless charging. I also wonder if I'll miss some of Samsung's "bells and whistles." I didn't think I was going to bother with AOD, and I love it. I use Samsung Pay more than Android Pay, but neither of them supports my bank. I have to use my Chase cc. The S7 Edge was my loaner phone while I waited for the replacement Note 7. I liked it...didn't love it as much as my Note, but I'm not sure there was a good reason for that because I don't use the S-Pen a lot.

    If I get the S7Edge, I'm going to get an unlocked version. I assume my husband and I can switch around our SIM cards, so the Active would have his SIM, and the Edge would have mine? We have multi-device insurance on our AT&T plan (w/ our son/DIL). Does anyone know if that would also cover the Edge, even though I didn't buy from AT&T?

    I'm not a patient person, so part of me wonders if I'm just tired of waiting for the Pixel and want something new NOW. But I've had some reservations about the Pixel all along, because I really have loved most of my Samsung phones.
    10-30-2016 08:50 AM
  2. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I was considering the pixle myself, today is the last day of my return of the S7 edge. The lack of wireless charging on the pixle is the biggest road block. I like the edge features of the S7, the one handed use feature of the S7, the SD card, although with unlimited storage on the pixle not as important. The AOD will be beneficial when Samsung updates it to support third party notifications. I also like the themes of Samsung, I like to change it up here and there. I like what I call the eye candy Samsung gives us, the pixle is going to be more stock, more blah to me.

    So I am leaning towards keeping the S7 edge. Like I said, I was really considering the pixle, but out of all what I listed above, the lack of wireless charging is probably the deal breaker for me.
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    10-30-2016 09:02 AM
  3. rsmin's Avatar
    Just got my s7e this week and loving it. Miss my note 7 and spen, but for me it is the next best thing
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    10-30-2016 09:15 AM
  4. ZOMMBIE1's Avatar
    Samsung pay is huge for me. Never had to use my cards anywhere for a while now. The pixel seems like a solid phone but it's missing a lot of the features im too used to using. I like the always on display, love wireless charging. IP68 expandable storage is nice to have also. S7 edge was an easy choice to hold me down till the S8 comes out in a few months.
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    10-30-2016 09:24 AM
  5. T48's Avatar
    The Pixels bells & whistles will be in the software. Whether one would call it fast & lag free or bland will be up to each user. The buzz is starting to come down a bit & more real world user experiences are showing up online.

    So the only 2 things I can think of to consider is A. Will it matter to you when the Pixel is updated instantly via Google while Samsung will be delayed via carriers? B. You noted that this is not urgent. So why not see what sort of deals pop up for Black Friday?
    10-30-2016 09:50 AM
  6. mellyf's Avatar
    The Pixels bells & whistles will be in the software. Whether one would call it fast & lag free or bland will be up to each user. The buzz is starting to come down a bit & more real world user experiences are showing up online.

    So the only 2 things I can think of to consider is A. Will it matter to you when the Pixel is updated instantly via Google while Samsung will be delayed via carriers? B. You noted that this is not urgent. So why not see what sort of deals pop up for Black Friday?
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    Definitely some good things to think about. As noted above, I'm not the most patient person, so I really do like the idea of faster updates. And it's not urgent in the sense that I actually don't *need* to get a new phone right away. *Wanting* is a whole nother story.
    10-30-2016 10:04 AM
  7. pjwk81's Avatar
    I was all set to the Pixel XL but it never got released where I live, with no release on the horizon. All-in with Samsung for now and working on migrating everything away from Google services, if they won't sell me their products then they're not having my data. Hopefully the voice assistant is decent on the S8.
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    10-30-2016 10:12 AM
  8. aldo82's Avatar
    I was all set to the Pixel XL but it never got released where I live, with no release on the horizon. All-in with Samsung for now and working on migrating everything away from Google services, if they won't sell me their products then they're not having my data. Hopefully the voice assistant is decent on the S8.
    I would leave everything with Google. Easier to move around between different manufacturers in the future without tying yourself to one, such as Samsung. My s7 edge works great and I use all Google services and none of the Samsung ones
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    10-30-2016 10:28 AM
  9. Roman Akert's Avatar
    I've looked at the Pixel XL. Nice phone, great screen and well made.
    10-30-2016 10:34 AM
  10. Tarah Sorber's Avatar
    I've looked at the Pixel XL. Nice phone, great screen and well made.
    See I was opposite... I looked at the pixel xl and I'm wondering what all the hype is about. Didn't like it what so ever. But that's just me.
    10-30-2016 11:29 AM
  11. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I was at Sam's club and they told me that they will be having a pre black Friday sale on phones, she thought November 12, but something to think about
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    10-30-2016 01:09 PM
  12. French's Avatar
    The pixel XL is piquing my interest as well...for me it's the potential Google Assistant/SmartThings integration. Currently Alexa works with SmartThings, but I don't have anything Alexa. I could get the small unit (don't know what it's called) but that would only work for when I'm home. So if Google Assistant works with SmartThings (I'm making an assumption/leap...as Google Home is supposed to work with SmartThings) then I'd be able to use voice commands no matter where I am.

    I have an Edge and will hang onto it for now. I'm definitely intrigued by Google's offering but I think I'd rather see a 2nd generation before I move over to it.
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    10-30-2016 01:10 PM
  13. Blues Fan's Avatar
    Other than the software, I don't see the big thing about the Pixel. When you look at the Edge compared to the other Android phones, the Edge is basically the top phone still right up there with the V20 right now. Other than software, the Edge is the better phone I think compared to Pixel.
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    10-30-2016 01:47 PM
  14. soldier45's Avatar
    Turned in my Note 7 on Friday when the V20 was supposed to come out but Best Buy didn't have them in stock. So ended up with a S7 edge. Its grown on me and I think I would miss the wireless charging and water resistance with the V20. The S7 edge has grown on me. I do miss the added brightness of the N7 and the S pen. I didn't like the Pixel it looks to much like an Iphone on the front and no sd card. Guess I will just keep my edge until next Summer till something better comes out..



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    10-30-2016 07:46 PM
  15. Blues Fan's Avatar
    Turned in my Note 7 on Friday when the V20 was supposed to come out but Best Buy didn't have them in stock. So ended up with a S7 edge. Its grown on me and I think I would miss the wireless charging and water resistance with the V20. The S7 edge has grown on me. I do miss the added brightness of the N7 and the S pen. I didn't like the Pixel it looks to much like an Iphone on the front and no sd card. Guess I will just keep my edge until next Summer till something better comes out..

    http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i1...psyxitk4c1.jpg

    http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i1...psjxgwlyta.jpg
    What made you decide to buy the ATT version at Best Buy instead of the unlocked ones they sell? If I recall ATT also works with wifi calling on the unlocked ones best buy sells.
    10-30-2016 08:48 PM
  16. soldier45's Avatar
    What made you decide to buy the ATT version at Best Buy instead of the unlocked ones they sell? If I recall ATT also works with wifi calling on the unlocked ones best buy sells.
    I'm sort of locked in to AT&T with there yearly next program upgrading every year. Best Buy was offering a free 256gb sd card the same day as the Note 7 before the recall so I jumped on that.
    10-30-2016 09:03 PM
  17. pjwk81's Avatar
    I would leave everything with Google. Easier to move around between different manufacturers in the future without tying yourself to one, such as Samsung. My s7 edge works great and I use all Google services and none of the Samsung ones
    But Google agent holding their end of the deal. If I go to the Google store right now all I can buy is a Pixel C (which I already have and is a seriously neglected devic for the costs) and a couple of Chromecasts.
    If Samsung give me some services so I can stop giving Google as little of my data as possible then that's the way I'm going. If it doesn't work out then Apple will be the direction; even though their OS is a pain, they realise as a company that there's a world outside the US and are fair to other countries.
    10-31-2016 03:46 AM
  18. mikef91's Avatar
    I have an unlocked S7 edge. While I like a lot of the things about the phone, wireless charging is way overrated. I have the Samsung Fast wireless charger and I put the phone on it yesterday with 25% battery at 7am. It didn't finish charging until 10:30am - and before anyone asks, yes fast wireless was turned on in the phone. It charges much quicker with a wall charger.

    I picked up a Pixel XL yesterday to try. Despite its less than stellar looks, this is an unbelievable phone. Once you use Android 7.1 on this phone, you won't want to switch back to anything else. The software experience alone is worth the switch, and battery is outstanding. I'm not concerned about the phone only being IP53. It can still take a splash and be used in the rain. The only thing I'll really miss from the edge is Samsung Pay, but most places I shop take Android Pay as well, so it won't be that big of a deal.
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    10-31-2016 05:44 AM
  19. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I have an unlocked S7 edge. While I like a lot of the things about the phone, wireless charging is way overrated. I have the Samsung Fast wireless charger and I put the phone on it yesterday with 25% battery at 7am. It didn't finish charging until 10:30am - and before anyone asks, yes fast wireless was turned on in the phone. It charges much quicker with a wall charger.

    I picked up a Pixel XL yesterday to try. Despite its less than stellar looks, this is an unbelievable phone. Once you use Android 7.1 on this phone, you won't want to switch back to anything else. The software experience alone is worth the switch, and battery is outstanding. I'm not concerned about the phone only being IP53. It can still take a splash and be used in the rain. The only thing I'll really miss from the edge is Samsung Pay, but most places I shop take Android Pay as well, so it won't be that big of a deal.
    Wireless charging is not over rated IMO. It's a nice feature that saves wear and tear on the charging port. It's simple, just set the phone on pad and presto it's charging. I mostly wireless charge while I'm sleeping, but I've never had fast wireless charging take that long, on this phone or the note 5,or the n7 while I had it. Nobody is saying wireless charging is faster then plugging it in, and fast wireless charging is faster then normal wireless charging, yes plugging in to Wall outlet is always faster, people that like wireless charging like it for simple, lay on charger and its charging, and the people that have cases that have flaps covering the ports, even more convenient, don't have to pull the flap out every time.

    The pixle I am sure is a nice phone.. But for what Google is charging, no wireless charging, no SD card, not water resistant.. Without those three features makes paying more for it over the S7 edge a little crazy in my book, and then losing features Samsung gives you, like one handed use, theme store, edge features, and wireless charging to name a few. The pixle gives you the voice thing, but I wouldn't use that much anyway.. And I think the pixle will be faster phone, should be it's more stock Android without extra software Samsung adds to their phones, but for me that's a lot of what keeps me with Samsung, and I doubt the pixle will be noticably faster. Time will tell on the speed after the pixle has been out for awhile, all phones are fast out of the gate. But I think both phones are nice in their own way depends on what you want.
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    10-31-2016 07:05 AM
  20. soldier45's Avatar
    This is why I didn't go with the pixel on top of AT&T not offering it as yet....

    10-31-2016 07:10 AM
  21. chanchan05's Avatar
    This is why I didn't go with the pixel on top of AT&T not offering it as yet....

    http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i1...psbpna9go7.jpg
    Well to be fair, there's only so much you can do with a white rectangle. But Samsung and LG have been pushing those boundaries.
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    10-31-2016 07:54 AM
  22. Law2138's Avatar
    After trading in my Note 7 (twice), I decided to order the Pixel XL (Very Silver, 128gb). My current phone is the S7 Active, which is going to be my husband's, when I finally decide on a phone. He needs to replace his S6, but it's not urgent, so he suggested when I traded the Note 7, to replace it with something he would want until I decided which phone to get for myself. I've ordered/cancelled the Pixel three times. I really like the idea of Google Assistant and trying out Project Fi, but I'm annoyed at no wireless charging. I also wonder if I'll miss some of Samsung's "bells and whistles." I didn't think I was going to bother with AOD, and I love it. I use Samsung Pay more than Android Pay, but neither of them supports my bank. I have to use my Chase cc. The S7 Edge was my loaner phone while I waited for the replacement Note 7. I liked it...didn't love it as much as my Note, but I'm not sure there was a good reason for that because I don't use the S-Pen a lot.

    If I get the S7Edge, I'm going to get an unlocked version. I assume my husband and I can switch around our SIM cards, so the Active would have his SIM, and the Edge would have mine? We have multi-device insurance on our AT&T plan (w/ our son/DIL). Does anyone know if that would also cover the Edge, even though I didn't buy from AT&T?

    I'm not a patient person, so part of me wonders if I'm just tired of waiting for the Pixel and want something new NOW. But I've had some reservations about the Pixel all along, because I really have loved most of my Samsung phones.
    I had the opportunity play with a Pixel XL yesterday and I walked away extremely impressed. On my way to work, I listened to AC Podcast #312 and Jerry said it best: "It works very very well. - It's an Iphone running Android." That is exactly the thought I had when I held the device in my hand. It may resemble an iPhone with its rounded corners, glass front and metal back, but its build quality is first class. BTW, I own a S7Edge that I bought on Swappa and while the it is a stellar phone, I rarely use the edge features. I still prefer a flat display.

    I guess I'm in limbo waiting for Android Pay to work everywhere and not having to rely on Samsung Pay.

    As for obtaining device insurance on an unlocked S7Edge, I wouldn't see why you couldn't with AT&T, but then again its a non-branded device. I went to my nearest AT&T retail to inquire about open enrollment, and the manager stated that it's unofficially open year round. Bring your device in for inspection to make sure it works, and sign up in store.
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    10-31-2016 08:51 AM
  23. Mdbills484's Avatar
    See I was opposite... I looked at the pixel xl and I'm wondering what all the hype is about. Didn't like it what so ever. But that's just me.
    Agreed, I had one ordered and then went to see it at Verizon. Felt like a cheap toy and the glass on back felt and looked even worse than in pics. Not to mention all the wasted space on front.
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    10-31-2016 09:02 AM
  24. Almeuit's Avatar
    Get what you want and love it . There is nothing wrong with either choice IMO.
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    10-31-2016 09:47 AM
  25. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    If you do go with the pixle and like the edge option on the S7 edge, the following app is an option, not the edge but close in features.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ipepad.android
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    10-31-2016 09:49 AM
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