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dltigers3
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Collierville, TN
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re: Pixel 2 Thoughts?
I believe I read that there is a problem with the servers somewhere, and the check for update button is not actually doing anything. Said there should be a fix early in 18 for it. Of course, there is a high probability that I missed.


Maximus
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re: Pixel 2 Thoughts?
Sounds like the update universally makes the fingerprint censor slow to wake the phone, messes up swiping to unlock and to get rid of notifications, and drains the battery.


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

re: Pixel 2 Thoughts?
Really? I hadn't seen any of that. I was on 8.1 beta, but had to do a reset when I was having issues signing up with total wireless and went back to the regular version. I didn't notice any of those issues on the beta build


Maximus
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re: Pixel 2 Thoughts?
Yeah reading the pixel reddit at least.


HippieTiger
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Member since Oct 2015
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re: Pixel 2 Thoughts?
8.1 is available now (for me at least on Google Project Fi)


bbap
Pacific Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Feb 2006
91208 posts

re: Pixel 2 Thoughts?
My audio recordings have been fixed thanks to 8.1.


Korkstand
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Member since Nov 2003
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re: Pixel 2 Thoughts?
So I'm pretty dead set on getting the Pixel 2, not the XL. I've had a Nexus 6 for 3 years, and while the size is nice sometimes, I'm thinking it would be good to downsize.

Does anyone have it and regret it, wish you would have gotten the XL? Are there any other sacrifices other than the smaller screen?


I_heart_beer
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2015
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re: Pixel 2 Thoughts?
I have the 2 and don't regret not getting the XL at all. When I see people with those big arse phones I don't have the slightest desire to carry something like that. I've had Notes and even the Samsung Mega, and I've learned that a "normal" size phone is just more convenient.


bbap
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Feb 2006
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re: Pixel 2 Thoughts?
The xl doesn't even feel big to me anymore.


Korkstand
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Member since Nov 2003
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re: Pixel 2 Thoughts?
quote:

The xl doesn't even feel big to me anymore.

The XL is ever so slightly smaller than my Nexus 6. I have decent sized hands so it's usually comfortable, but for one-handed use I have to keep switching my grip to reach different parts of the screen, which is kind of annoying sometimes. The XL will probably be similar. I think the smaller one would be more comfortable.


At least that's what I'm telling myself so I won't wish for the XL after getting the regular 2.





Also:
quote:

The xl doesn't even feel big to me anymore.
twss
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CarRamrod
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Spurbury, VT
Member since Dec 2006
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re: Pixel 2 Thoughts?
should have gotten the XL


Korkstand
LSU Fan
Plaquemine, LA
Member since Nov 2003
14906 posts

re: Pixel 2 Thoughts?
I haven't gotten either yet, but frick you for that anyway.


CarRamrod
USA Fan
Spurbury, VT
Member since Dec 2006
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re: Pixel 2 Thoughts?
i just bought my wife the 2XL, she has only ever had an iphone...... She really likes it.


Korkstand
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Plaquemine, LA
Member since Nov 2003
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re: Pixel 2 Thoughts?
quote:

i just bought my wife
pics?
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the 2XL
Can she use it one-handed?


CarRamrod
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Member since Dec 2006
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re: Pixel 2 Thoughts?
everyone says i out kicked my coverage but i just dont believe that.


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HippieTiger
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re: Pixel 2 Thoughts?
quote:

I have the 2 and don't regret not getting the XL at all. When I see people with those big arse phones I don't have the slightest desire to carry something like that

I agree with this


Korkstand
LSU Fan
Plaquemine, LA
Member since Nov 2003
14906 posts

re: Pixel 2 Thoughts?
Got my Pixel 2 (non-XL) in today, loving it so far.


The placement of the fingerprint scanner is perfect. It is very fast, and I love that you can swipe on it to lower and raise the notifications shade.

So far the phone has only lagged while I was messing around with the camera while it was still loading all my apps during initial setup. Since then this has been by far the fastest phone I've ever touched.

"Now Playing" is pretty neat, it even picked up a few songs from TV shows I've watched. I like little touches like that, when you're given information you didn't even know you wanted.

I haven't taken the phone out in the daylight, so I've only been able to take some indoor photos so far. But from what I've seen, the camera is every bit as good as advertised. I've never been much of a picture-taker (what's the word? a photographer? ), mostly because all my prior phones have had just ok cameras and the apps were always very laggy. I had no clue how much I would like portrait mode and how good it would be. And the speed of the camera is almost orgasmic. I know iPhones have always had fast cameras, and that was one of the few things I was always jealous of. I don't know how much of my perception is influenced by just how dog-slow my old Nexus 6 camera was (launching the app took at least 2 seconds and there was probably another second of shutter lag), but the Pixel 2's camera app launches very fast and I don't notice any shutter lag at all. I don't think there is any, actually.

The Living Universe wallpapers are awesome.

Squeeze for Assistant feels kind of gimmicky, but I will probably end up using it a lot more than I anticipate. Lens has been hit or miss for me, I'm assuming it will get better. I feel like the old Google Goggles was better 5 years ago.

I like the size of the smaller phone. I know most of you went for the XL, but coming from the large-ish Nexus 6, the Pixel 2 feels a lot better in my hand. One-handed use is much easier. I even like the big chin and forehead, and I don't think I'm just trying to convince myself that I like it. I like being able to hold the phone with a firm pinch grip (one or two handed) without touching or covering the screen. It's like a nice set of handles.




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

re: Pixel 2 Thoughts?
I use the squeeze for assistant more than anything else now. It's more natural for me than holding down the home button, and I hate saying hey Google in public


bbap
Pacific Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Feb 2006
91208 posts

re: Pixel 2 Thoughts?
Yeah if purposely try to make you use squeeze for just 3 or 4 days it will be second nature pretty quickly.

And it's great.
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rocket31
Toledo Fan
Member since Jan 2008
33477 posts

re: Pixel 2 Thoughts?
the squeeze thing is legit, apple will copy it soon

also my phone is noticeably snappier this past week, anyone else?

i open google maps (for example) and the lag is non-existent. its incredible


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