So far my P2 gets better cell reception than my S7, so that's good. On my S7 I only ever had 1 bar (even though I'm pretty close to a tower). On my P2 I've got 3 at least. Call quality seems pretty good too. I'm on AT&T if that makes a difference.
I debated on upgrading to the OG Pixel from my Nexus 6P, but decided to go with the latest & greatest ().I am an all OS device guy. I used WP from Oct 2013 till Jan of this year on my main line. I switched full time to Android after that. In the meantime I have had pretty much every major device under the sun. Nexus 4 > Nexus 5 > Nexus 6 > Nexus 5X > Pixel. My favorite was Nexus 5 until the Pixel showed up last year. I have been on the fence about Pixel 2 for only one reason, my Pixel runs just as well now after almost a year as it did when I got it in 2016. But we need threads like this to convince fence sitters like me to upgrade from my Pixel to Pixel 2.
I had a Moto XPE and loved it but ended up going to an iPhone 6s after because I didn't like the newer Moto phones. I got my Pixel 2 yesterday and I love it!
The camera is excellent. And I am beyond happy to be back with non bloated Android! With the iPhone it seemed like every week I found something I couldn't do with it that I used to be able to do with my XPE.
I wasn't sure I'd use the squeeze feature but I've used it several times already. The phone is fast and responsive, the fingerprint sensor is in a place where it makes sense, the camera is really really really nice, it does almost all the things I want it to do. It's not flashy but it feels nice in your hand. I hate using cases but always felt like I was going to drop the slippery iPhone.
I am sticking with this phone for a long time.
I've been a member here at AC for years. Literally, I've been here as long as it's been in existence - dating all the way back...s.
Just bought new Sony BT headphones that support AptX HD and LDAC natively with Oreo
Cool. Which ones did you get, and how do they sound for more "normal" codecs (I have no FLAC music).
p.s. I guess I don't understand enough about LDAC to know if streaming or downloading from Google Play Music gains any benefits from LDAC support..
I got the new Sony WH-1000MX. On my iPhone playing 320kb AAC using SBC codec they sound great. Hard to tell difference honestly AptX and FLAC vs. LDAC and FLAC while wireless, much of it is placebo effect, very very subtle. Wired, they are even more fantastic.
Not sure what bitrate Play Music uses, but there's likely not much benefit with LDAC because it's compressed anyway. LDAC benefits people who play 24bit lossless audio files and the like.
Longtime iPhone user went to Pixel 2 from iPhone 7 because I'm very annoyed with Apple. Love the control I have over my phone and can drag and drop anything to and from my phone. Just bought new Sony BT headphones that support AptX HD and LDAC natively with Oreo. So now I'm rocking lossless FLAC and LDAC codec on the Pixel 2 compared to AAC 320kb and SBC codec on the iPhone. And don't need the abomination that is iTunes. Google Music app is very intuitive.
May or may not get the iPhone X out of sheer curiosity (and familiarity / comfort), but overall I'm very impressed with the Pixel 2 and am easily adjusting to Oreo from iOS.