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tduecen
New York Yankees Fan
Member since Nov 2006
151612 posts

Google Pixel Phones.... Why are they so bad?
First off all let me state, I've been with Pixel since the flood of 2016. So I have plenty of experience with the phones and I've had 4 versions of the Pixel.

Pro's: international calling/texting, plan is fantastic, customer service is fantastic

Con's: seems like every 6 months my phone quits charging, when I lost my phone I could not get anyone from Google to help me because they kept sending a confirmation code to my phone, right now if I restart my phone I'm stuck on the loading screen for 40 minutes or longer, service is hit or miss as sometimes I'm in an area where I have 0 reception and my GF with Verizon has 3 bars.


Right now I'm dealing with if my phone needs to be restarted (which I tend to do once a week) the phone takes 30-40 minutes to load back up. This phone is only 4 months old as I had to trade it in because the previous one would not charge anymore, which was a problem with the phone before that. I'm actually on my 5th Google Pixel 3a XL since they came out.
I went through something similar with a previous version as it seemed every 3-4 months it would quit catching a charge and I would have to put in a claim of $99 each time.

Not sure if I'm just having shitty luck or it is a bad phone. From Google it seems like a bad phone as they have so many complaints about the same shite I've been experiencing.


dltigers3
LSU Fan
Collierville, TN
Member since Jun 2010
1272 posts

re: Google Pixel Phones.... Why are they so bad?
I don’t know man. I had a pixel 2 and a 3aXL. Never had any problems out of them other than a crackling top speaker when volume was all the way up on speakerphone.


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TigerGman
LSU Fan
Center of the Universe
Member since Sep 2006
9012 posts

re: Google Pixel Phones.... Why are they so bad?
Mine seems to scratch very easily.


Zach Lee To Amp Hill
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New Orleans
Member since Mar 2016
3780 posts

re: Google Pixel Phones.... Why are they so bad?
Bought a used pixel 4xl like 2 months ago and I love it


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Ace Midnight
LSU Fan
Between sanity and madness
Member since Dec 2006
75260 posts

re: Google Pixel Phones.... Why are they so bad?
I've only had a 3XL and have experienced nothing that you've suggested.


tduecen
New York Yankees Fan
Member since Nov 2006
151612 posts

re: Google Pixel Phones.... Why are they so bad?
I've had the Pixel, Pixel 2XL, Pixel XL, Pixel 3, and now Pixel 3a XL


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Zappas Stache
Utility Muffin Research Kitchen
Member since Apr 2009
28805 posts

re: Google Pixel Phones.... Why are they so bad?
You probably spill too much beer on your phones.


tduecen
New York Yankees Fan
Member since Nov 2006
151612 posts

re: Google Pixel Phones.... Why are they so bad?
I actually have never spilt water or beer on my phone's, I'm fairly careful with them. Most of my issues involve sound, charging, and not turning back on.


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bbap
Pacific Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Feb 2006
93091 posts

re: Google Pixel Phones.... Why are they so bad?
I'm still on the pixel 2xl and it's easily the best phone I've ever owned. Almost time to upgrade though. Just to keep up with tech.


CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
64842 posts

re: Google Pixel Phones.... Why are they so bad?
I went from pixel XL to pixel 3xl bought off swappa so I want expecting perfection but I haven't had any problems like you are describing.

The pixel 3xl has fantastic battery life and I don't think I've had it glitch out yet


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Hat Tricks
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Natchitoches, LA
Member since Oct 2003
26143 posts

re: Google Pixel Phones.... Why are they so bad?
Love my Pixel. I had the original and now the 3a. No problems.


tduecen
New York Yankees Fan
Member since Nov 2006
151612 posts

re: Google Pixel Phones.... Why are they so bad?
Apparently I'm in the minority along with the Google complaints I've come across


OvertheDwayneBowe
Member since Sep 2016
1340 posts

re: Google Pixel Phones.... Why are they so bad?
I've had my 2XL since its release and it's still going strong. No scratches and it's a very rare occasion that I need to turn on battery saver to make it through the day on one charge (basically just LSU gamedays).
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Puffoluffagus
LSU Fan
Savannah, GA
Member since Feb 2009
4642 posts

re: Google Pixel Phones.... Why are they so bad?
I mostly choose the Google line of phones(nexus, pixels) because of the Google environment but I've never thought they where the best phones out there. I had to rma my first pixel 3 as I had the camera shutter issue and couldn't take a decent photo. The replacement is okay, but occasionally I get the lock screen blinding flash that's been reported. Battery has been good with this one.

My first pixel had shitty battery, but I just assumed it's because I abused it heavily.

My nexus devices I had to open to do the antenna trick to get a decent signal.

None of this enough to push me to iPhone though I've been considering the Samsung phones for the next one. We'll see.


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CarRamrod
USA Fan
Spurbury, VT
Member since Dec 2006
51175 posts

re: Google Pixel Phones.... Why are they so bad?
I've had the nexus, nexus 4, nexus 5, nexus 6, nexus 5x, pixel XL, pixel 2xl, and pixel 3xl. And they have all be great. But I have gone through 2 3xls in 2 months. I stayed with 2xl for so long because the 3s and 4s havent been up to par spec wise.


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LSU Jonno
LSU Fan
Huntsville, AL
Member since Feb 2008
366 posts

re: Google Pixel Phones.... Why are they so bad?
I had a pixel 1 and now have a 3. I'm pretty sure this is my last pixel. I'll see what the pixel 5 brings but I think I'm going to Samsung.


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wizziko
New Jersey Nets Fan
Member since Jan 2006
35881 posts

re: Google Pixel Phones.... Why are they so bad?
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I've had my 2XL since its release and it's still going strong. No scratches and it's a very rare occasion that I need to turn on battery saver to make it through the day on one charge (basically just LSU gamedays).


Yea I bought a used 2XL on Amazon early last year and this might be the best phone I've ever had. I've had no issues and the battery is still performing great. I see no reason to upgrade anytime soon.

My only complaint is no headphone jack


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LSURep864
LSU Fan
Moscow, Idaho
Member since Nov 2007
7881 posts

re: Google Pixel Phones.... Why are they so bad?
I’ve had every Pixel since launch. Zero issues.


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TigerGrl73
LSU Fan
Nola
Member since Jan 2004
20600 posts

re: Google Pixel Phones.... Why are they so bad?
My husband's Pixel 2XL had issues under warranty. Google replaced with refurb that also had issues. They sent another refurb. We both still have the 2XLs but we'll probably go back to Samsung next.


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MLU
Member since Feb 2017
795 posts

re: Google Pixel Phones.... Why are they so bad?
I have used multiple Pixel, Galaxy, Motorola and iPhones over the years, often at the same time and the Pixel phones are by far the best...


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