05-11-2017 05:47 PM
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  1. jamezr's Avatar
    Well... yes. But given the choice between 128G vs 64 + SD... again... I care little about how much storage you COULD add with an SD card, give me the 128G internal.
    Everyone is different.....we all have different experiences. The Pixel 32GB was just not enough space. I had to take mine back and wait 2 months for a 128GB. Now if it had a SD card......i could stick with it and move all my content to the card. Would have saved myself ton of money and 2 months waiting for Google to get more in stock.

    Then in all the years of using SD cards in phones and video cameras and DSLRs and GO Pros never had one fail on me....not once.
    05-04-2017 03:50 PM
  2. jamezr's Avatar
    Just depends on your needs. I can't justify the extra cost for a 128gb model when I won't need more than 64gb for the foreseeable future. 64gb is the sweet spot for me.
    Same here....i mean why skip 64? 32 to 128 is quite a jump.
    05-04-2017 03:51 PM
  3. ctk4949's Avatar
    Pixel XL = no lag, MUCH FASTER UPDATES, much better FPS location, Pure Android, Does fit in my Genesis phone holder. Meh hardware

    S8+ = lag, drop frame rates, who knows when it will get security or Android updates, FPS location is dumb, Does NOT fit in my Genesis phone holder. Beautiful hardware

    lol
    05-04-2017 04:41 PM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    Same here....i mean why skip 64? 32 to 128 is quite a jump.
    To not have 3 phones.
    05-04-2017 04:42 PM
  5. jamezr's Avatar
    To not have 3 phones.
    Yeah...fewer models to make and support. They can't keep up with the 2 models they have now. So I guess it's good they didn't make 3. Or could have just started at 64GB if they aren't going add a SD card
    05-04-2017 04:50 PM
  6. csleverette's Avatar
    Had both both. They are both awesome. XL is gone and the S8+ is here because of atrocious Bluetooth.
    05-04-2017 05:13 PM
  7. ZayMoney's Avatar
    S8 and S8+ have slimmer bezels
    S8 and S8+ IP68 waterproof
    S8 and S8 Plus offer faster processor
    Larger respective battery capacities on S8 and S8 Plus
    Samsung devices come with AKG headphones
    samsung headphones TUNED BY AKG. THEY ARE NOT AKG HEADPHONES LOL
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    05-04-2017 06:37 PM
  8. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    I ignore or subtract points for the SD slot, just saying for people who required access to removable, options exist. 128 > 64 every day.
    Lifeproof makes cases for the Pixel. That means people have access to water resistance. Guess the lack of IP68 is no longer an issue.

    Having access does not equal useful or practical.

    128 > 64 except when I have more than 64GB of combined storage in my S8+.
    05-04-2017 06:54 PM
  9. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    samsung headphones TUNED BY AKG. THEY ARE NOT AKG HEADPHONES LOL
    They are actual AKG headphones, and they are not good. Luckily they were free. The device audio is said to be tuned by AKG.
    05-04-2017 06:55 PM
  10. Aquila's Avatar
    Lifeproof makes cases for the Pixel. That means people have access to water resistance. Guess the lack of IP68 is no longer an issue.

    Having access does not equal useful or practical.

    128 > 64 except when I have more than 64GB of combined storage in my S8+.
    Then 128 is still more? Unless you have 64 + >= 64 and that + X isn't real storage, since it's extremely limited in what you can store there.
    05-04-2017 06:55 PM
  11. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Then 128 is still more? Unless you have 64 + >= 64 and that + X isn't real storage, since it's extremely limited in what you can store there.
    "Extremely limited" - you just mean I can't put apps there. But I can put pinned music from my three music services, downloaded movies from Google Play Movies and Plex, and my pictures and videos are stored there by default.

    And even then....I can move quite a few of my apps over to the SD card. Just can't be set as the default location for new app installs.
    05-04-2017 06:58 PM
  12. jamezr's Avatar
    Then 128 is still more? Unless you have 64 + >= 64 and that + X isn't real storage, since it's extremely limited in what you can store there.
    Lol I have 320GB of storage and it feels pretty real to me. I have 20GB of music and another 30GB of video and they all play perfectly......

    S8+ base model with 64GB and 256GB SD card.
    Nice to have options.....
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    05-04-2017 06:59 PM
  13. Aquila's Avatar
    Lol I have 320GB of storage and it feels pretty real to me. I have 20GB of music and another 30GB of video and they all play perfectly......

    S8+ base model with 64GB and 256GB SD card.
    Nice to have options.....
    This is proving the 'be together not the same' adage.
    sydneycooper1979 likes this.
    05-04-2017 09:38 PM
  14. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Pixel XL = no lag, MUCH FASTER UPDATES, much better FPS location, Pure Android, Does fit in my Genesis phone holder. Meh hardware

    S8+ = lag, drop frame rates, who knows when it will get security or Android updates, FPS location is dumb, Does NOT fit in my Genesis phone holder. Beautiful hardware

    lol
    Pixel = unavailable
    05-04-2017 10:52 PM
  15. robertopod1968's Avatar
    To me the biggest reason I like the pixel more is that ok Google works all the time. It does not with the Galaxy. And the unlimited hi-res photo backup. But I'm currently using an S8+.
    05-04-2017 11:41 PM
  16. m3lover1's Avatar
    Pixel XL = no lag, MUCH FASTER UPDATES, much better FPS location, Pure Android, Does fit in my Genesis phone holder. Meh hardware

    S8+ = lag, drop frame rates, who knows when it will get security or Android updates, FPS location is dumb, Does NOT fit in my Genesis phone holder. Beautiful hardware

    lol
    Get a new phone holder
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    05-05-2017 12:31 AM
  17. zipro's Avatar
    S8+ has an updated processor, new Bluetooth, great camera, good build quality and a 1% larger battery.
    The Pixel XL offers much better performance, a better camera (although the S8's isn't bad either) and battery life is rather good.
    05-05-2017 02:44 AM
  18. zipro's Avatar
    Pixel = unavailable
    Yeah, it's never even been launched here in Switzerland
    05-05-2017 02:45 AM
  19. sangs's Avatar
    To me the biggest reason I like the pixel more is that ok Google works all the time. It does not with the Galaxy. And the unlimited hi-res photo backup. But I'm currently using an S8+.
    Yeah, what the hell is up with OK Google not working properly on the S8+? I don't use it a lot, but when I try to use it, it's a bit aggravating.
    zipro likes this.
    05-05-2017 07:59 AM
  20. ctk4949's Avatar
    Get a new phone holder
    Pixel XL vs. S8?-2015-hyundai-genesis-interior-details.jpg

    Its built in to the car, lol

    The S8+ is too tall.
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    05-05-2017 08:01 AM
  21. AustinTech's Avatar
    I've got both devices, the s8 plus and the Pixel XL (and a regular pixel and an s7e). I'm currently trying to decide which phone to keep and which to sell. Keep in mind I bought the Pixel XL used (mint) for $550 vs. the s8+ $850 plus tax and $30 upgrade fee. So far I've concluded:

    I am more confident using the camera on the XL. Not sure why, because the s8 is great, but that's the way it is.
    The XL has a snappier response rate. But we are talking small fractions of a second here.
    The XL vs s8+ screen size when watching videos is a wash. I've held them next to each other and unless you crop the video on the s8, the videos are the same size.
    Both have trash speakers.
    I really like wireless charging.
    Touchwiz UI is much improved. But still gimmicky.
    The edge panel functionality is more useful than I thought.
    The screen on the s8 is friggin unreal. Un-friggin-real.
    Always on display is very useful.
    My work stuff is better on the s8. I like Samsung's email app better than having to use g-mail for work email.
    The s8+ loads webpages faster than the Pixel. Noticeably faster.
    The s8 is sexy looking. The pixel is meh.
    The lack of a good screen protector for the s8+ is really pissing me off. I feel like I have to baby the phone whereas I can toss the Pixel around in it's case without much worry.
    I still dont trust Samsung's UI - I think it might get really janky in a few months. I hate jank.
    The wifi signal on the s8 is better than the Pixel.
    Did I mention the s8 is sexy as hell?

    So I'm currently leaning towards keeping the Pixel, mostly due to cost. Plus I could use my upgrade later down the road for maybe the Note 8 or Pixel 2. If the cost were the same - S8 plus ALL DAY. But that isn't my situation.
    05-05-2017 08:16 AM
  22. AustinTech's Avatar
    Pixel = unavailable
    Pixel is available all the time. E-bay? Swappa? Tons on there for 30% lower than MSRP. DO your research.
    05-05-2017 08:20 AM
  23. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Pixel is available all the time. E-bay? Swappa? Tons on there for 30% lower than MSRP. DO your research.
    Yeah that's NO excuse for a manufacturer to not have stock available. Not everyone wants to deal with third party sellers.

    Can you imagine if Samsung told their customers, Hey we can't be bothered to keep our phones in stock, so do your damn research and go to eBay!
    05-05-2017 08:28 AM
  24. Aquila's Avatar
    The Pixel XL's are still available from Verizon and direct from Google right now. https://store.google.com/config/pixel_phone

    32 XL Black, Silver both available
    128 XL Black, Silver both available
    05-05-2017 08:56 AM
  25. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Yeah, now that I already have a shiny new S8 and G6...and I'm on T-mobile.

    Sorry Google.
    05-05-2017 09:05 AM
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