1. bcandiolo's Avatar
    I think if you got used to use iPhone maybe at the beginning will be hard to get used to the Pixel
    I still own a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, the screen is gorgeous, the curved glass on the edges makes it unique, the camera is amazing 16 mega pixels, and the design is quite premium and advanced compared with an iPhone 6.
    But, to make it thinner its battery performance is poor, and because it is a Samsung, you won't get the obvious basic upgrades that any user should receive for many years.
    After all software updates are meant to correct mistakes or protect the user from potential unsafe situations.

    Samsung is far much better and advanced than Google Pixel, but… no frequent SO updates, right?

    Both Google and Samsung should be shameful not to provide updates ASAP.

    One big purchase decision for the Pixel is… you'll receive updates for 2 years?
    01-06-2017 06:34 PM
  2. mogelijk's Avatar
    What the Pixel lacks when compared to iPhone 7 Plus: OIS, water resistance; an original look; more storage options; huge, pointless bezels; stereo speakers; it's slower in benchmarks (those don't really matter, I know); wide color gamut; 3D touch; hapic feedback; etc. etc. etc.

    What the Pixel lacks when compared to all other flagship Android phones: all of the above plus expandable storage and removable battery (the LG G5/V20 are the only flagship Android phones with removable batteries).

    For some reason, the Pixels are priced higher.
    Can we be honest about this, at least for a minute and take off the iGoggles? As to the above "lacks":

    OIS -- While the Pixel does not have hardware OIS, it has a software OIS that is as fast, and by some reviews, works better than a hardware OIS. This is much closer that what you are trying to claim.

    Water Resistance -- Yes, but let's not pretend that Apple has never bothered with Water Resistance prior to the iPhone 7. Further, those who have tested it claim that the Pixel is actually as water resistant, and possibly more water resistant, as the iPhone. And the Pixel does it while keeping the headphone jack.

    Original Look: Seriously? I thought the half glass back was rather original looking for a flagship, even if it wasn't a look that excited me. But, by contrast, "original look" has been a huge slam against the iPhone 7 -- repeating the same design for the third year in a row.

    Storage Options: Yes, the iPhone has a 256GB option and most will say it was a mistake for Google not to also offer a phone in that size. At the same time, it is worth noting that the Pixel can use external storage (USB OTG); an advantage it has over the iPhone.

    Huge Pointless Bezels: Are you kidding me? The Pixel XL is smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus (in terms of bezels, the Pixel is a bit thicker but that doesn't matter for your point). Yes, many have criticized Google for the bezel size but you can't claim the iPhone has any type of advantage in this area.

    Stereo Speakers: Yes, it does lack these; this is disappointing considering the speakers on the Nexus 6P -- the previous Google flagship (that was cheaper).

    Slower in benchmarks: You undermine your own point here. I'll merely add that the Pixel was built with the fastest and newest Qualcomm processor.

    Wide Color Gamut, 3D touch: True, but the screen also has advantages over the iPhone, being OLED and a higher resolution display. Talking display, as a whole, many would give the Pixel the edge but both have great displays.

    Haptic Feedback: This would be false, the Pixel does have and use haptic feedback, just that it is not implemented in the same ways. Which you prefer will largely depend on personal tastes.

    Of course, then there are the things the iPhone "lacks" that the Pixel has: Fast charging using an industry standard (USB3); Higher resolution OLED display, as mentioned above; a headphone jack; fingerprint gestures; and unlimited, free photo and video storage in the cloud. There is also Google Assistant; which is clearly much better at this point than Siri.

    As for price, I don't know where you live that the Pixel is more expensive -- in the US the iPhone and Pixel are the same price ($649 32GB, $749 128GB) and the Pixel XL and the iPhone 7 Plus are the same prices ($769 32GB, $869 128GB). Most would claim that both are overpriced; though those prices are roughly in line with the price most flagship phones cost at introduction.

    In the end, these two phones are really very close -- just that each has its own set of advantages. Which is "better" is largely a matter of individual choice, which has the features (and OS features) that the user prefers.
    01-06-2017 08:07 PM
  3. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Can we be honest about this, at least for a minute and take off the iGoggles? As to the above "lacks":

    OIS -- While the Pixel does not have hardware OIS, it has a software OIS that is as fast, and by some reviews, works better than a hardware OIS. This is much closer that what you are trying to claim.

    Water Resistance -- Yes, but let's not pretend that Apple has never bothered with Water Resistance prior to the iPhone 7. Further, those who have tested it claim that the Pixel is actually as water resistant, and possibly more water resistant, as the iPhone. And the Pixel does it while keeping the headphone jack.

    Original Look: Seriously? I thought the half glass back was rather original looking for a flagship, even if it wasn't a look that excited me. But, by contrast, "original look" has been a huge slam against the iPhone 7 -- repeating the same design for the third year in a row.

    Storage Options: Yes, the iPhone has a 256GB option and most will say it was a mistake for Google not to also offer a phone in that size. At the same time, it is worth noting that the Pixel can use external storage (USB OTG); an advantage it has over the iPhone.

    Huge Pointless Bezels: Are you kidding me? The Pixel XL is smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus (in terms of bezels, the Pixel is a bit thicker but that doesn't matter for your point). Yes, many have criticized Google for the bezel size but you can't claim the iPhone has any type of advantage in this area.

    Stereo Speakers: Yes, it does lack these; this is disappointing considering the speakers on the Nexus 6P -- the previous Google flagship (that was cheaper).

    Slower in benchmarks: You undermine your own point here. I'll merely add that the Pixel was built with the fastest and newest Qualcomm processor.

    Wide Color Gamut, 3D touch: True, but the screen also has advantages over the iPhone, being OLED and a higher resolution display. Talking display, as a whole, many would give the Pixel the edge but both have great displays.

    Haptic Feedback: This would be false, the Pixel does have and use haptic feedback, just that it is not implemented in the same ways. Which you prefer will largely depend on personal tastes.

    Of course, then there are the things the iPhone "lacks" that the Pixel has: Fast charging using an industry standard (USB3); Higher resolution OLED display, as mentioned above; a headphone jack; fingerprint gestures; and unlimited, free photo and video storage in the cloud. There is also Google Assistant; which is clearly much better at this point than Siri.

    As for price, I don't know where you live that the Pixel is more expensive -- in the US the iPhone and Pixel are the same price ($649 32GB, $749 128GB) and the Pixel XL and the iPhone 7 Plus are the same prices ($769 32GB, $869 128GB). Most would claim that both are overpriced; though those prices are roughly in line with the price most flagship phones cost at introduction.

    In the end, these two phones are really very close -- just that each has its own set of advantages. Which is "better" is largely a matter of individual choice, which has the features (and OS features) that the user prefers.
    You really did a review + comparison among the phones, pretty nice mate!
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    01-07-2017 06:30 AM
  4. Retinella's Avatar
    Can we be honest about this, at least for a minute and take off the iGoggles? As to the above "lacks":

    OIS -- While the Pixel does not have hardware OIS, it has a software OIS that is as fast, and by some reviews, works better than a hardware OIS. This is much closer that what you are trying to claim.

    Water Resistance -- Yes, but let's not pretend that Apple has never bothered with Water Resistance prior to the iPhone 7. Further, those who have tested it claim that the Pixel is actually as water resistant, and possibly more water resistant, as the iPhone. And the Pixel does it while keeping the headphone jack.

    Original Look: Seriously? I thought the half glass back was rather original looking for a flagship, even if it wasn't a look that excited me. But, by contrast, "original look" has been a huge slam against the iPhone 7 -- repeating the same design for the third year in a row.

    Storage Options: Yes, the iPhone has a 256GB option and most will say it was a mistake for Google not to also offer a phone in that size. At the same time, it is worth noting that the Pixel can use external storage (USB OTG); an advantage it has over the iPhone.

    Huge Pointless Bezels: Are you kidding me? The Pixel XL is smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus (in terms of bezels, the Pixel is a bit thicker but that doesn't matter for your point). Yes, many have criticized Google for the bezel size but you can't claim the iPhone has any type of advantage in this area.

    Stereo Speakers: Yes, it does lack these; this is disappointing considering the speakers on the Nexus 6P -- the previous Google flagship (that was cheaper).

    Slower in benchmarks: You undermine your own point here. I'll merely add that the Pixel was built with the fastest and newest Qualcomm processor.

    Wide Color Gamut, 3D touch: True, but the screen also has advantages over the iPhone, being OLED and a higher resolution display. Talking display, as a whole, many would give the Pixel the edge but both have great displays.

    Haptic Feedback: This would be false, the Pixel does have and use haptic feedback, just that it is not implemented in the same ways. Which you prefer will largely depend on personal tastes.

    Of course, then there are the things the iPhone "lacks" that the Pixel has: Fast charging using an industry standard (USB3); Higher resolution OLED display, as mentioned above; a headphone jack; fingerprint gestures; and unlimited, free photo and video storage in the cloud. There is also Google Assistant; which is clearly much better at this point than Siri.

    As for price, I don't know where you live that the Pixel is more expensive -- in the US the iPhone and Pixel are the same price ($649 32GB, $749 128GB) and the Pixel XL and the iPhone 7 Plus are the same prices ($769 32GB, $869 128GB). Most would claim that both are overpriced; though those prices are roughly in line with the price most flagship phones cost at introduction.

    In the end, these two phones are really very close -- just that each has its own set of advantages. Which is "better" is largely a matter of individual choice, which has the features (and OS features) that the user prefers.
    Whatever helps you sleep at night.
    01-08-2017 07:36 PM
  5. mogelijk's Avatar
    Whatever helps you sleep at night.
    I would suggest that perhaps you are projecting here. I'm not claiming the Pixel is a perfect phone, or even better than the iPhone. I didn't want a Pixel and didn't buy one, I did buy an iPhone 7 Plus. I just think, if people want to bash a phone, get the facts right.
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    01-08-2017 10:00 PM
  6. Retinella's Avatar
    I would suggest that perhaps you are projecting here. I'm not claiming the Pixel is a perfect phone, or even better than the iPhone. I didn't want a Pixel and didn't buy one, I did buy an iPhone 7 Plus. I just think, if people want to bash a phone, get the facts right.
    You provided no facts, just opinion. I provided facts.
    01-08-2017 10:04 PM
  7. mogelijk's Avatar
    You provided no facts, just opinion. I provided facts.
    Whatever helps you sleep at night.
    01-08-2017 10:15 PM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    You provided no facts, just opinion. I provided facts.
    You said "An original look" -- I am sure that is an opinion and not a 100% fact since looks are opinion based .
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    01-09-2017 03:28 PM
  9. Retinella's Avatar
    You said "An original look" -- I am sure that is an opinion and not a 100% fact since looks are opinion based .
    Me, and most reviewers.
    01-09-2017 07:27 PM
  10. Kevin Webb2's Avatar
    Use what you like, but as a major Google services user, I feel like IOS is the best platform for Google.
    Aubbre4 likes this.
    01-09-2017 09:15 PM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    Me, and most reviewers.
    Very true -- but still that is an opinion so you didn't post "just facts". You did the same thing as the guy you quoted and said opinions.
    Wildo6882 likes this.
    01-10-2017 10:07 AM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    Use what you like, but as a major Google services user, I feel like IOS is the best platform for Google.
    Interesting -- How come?
    01-10-2017 10:08 AM
  13. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    Hey guys if you want a little more on the Pixel XL from a 10 year iPhone user then check out my video review:

    01-10-2017 02:12 PM
  14. recDNA's Avatar
    I wish the iPhone had usb c with hdmi capabilities.
    01-10-2017 03:41 PM
  15. Lyall Demorrow's Avatar
    For me, it comes down to apps. I had the Pixel XL and almost every other Android phone out. Android is fun to tinker with, root, flash roms and customize. But once I'm done getting the rom I like all set up and everything customized the way I want it, I'm right back to only using apps, like my banking apps, podcasting and browsing the internet. I also use Microsoft OneDrive and Google photos for backing up my pictures. All of the apps that I use are way better on iOS. My banking app is 20-25 seconds faster to launch on iOS than it is on android. I like podcasts better on iOS. Microsoft OneDrive is horrendous on android and great on iOS. Browsing the internet on iOS is better imo. It just doesn't make sense for me to use android if all the apps that I use are twice as good on iOS.
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    01-25-2017 11:00 AM
  16. bales_83's Avatar
    The iPhone looks better, performs better and works seamlessly with my Watch. Not even for a second did I consider the pixel.
    01-25-2017 01:55 PM
  17. Tech_User16's Avatar
    My house has never burned down from a fire but I'm really glad I pay for fire insurance in case, one day, it does burn down. The "well my phone never got damaged from water" argument is not a good argument against water resistance.
    I need to stop reading these comments because I swear I see that same canned response over and over about "my house never burned down but I'm glad..."
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    01-25-2017 03:18 PM
  18. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    My house has never burned down from a fire but I'm really glad I pay for fire insurance in case, one day, it does burn down. The "well my phone never got damaged from water" argument is not a good argument against water resistance.
    That's a poor comparison. Not only is water resistance not any kind of insurance whatsoever, the cost difference between a house and a phone puts them in two extremely different categories comparison wise.
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    01-25-2017 08:11 PM
  19. Jude526's Avatar
    I have gmail and still have the google services on my iphone no problems
    01-25-2017 10:22 PM
  20. mogelijk's Avatar
    That's a poor comparison. Not only is water resistance not any kind of insurance whatsoever, the cost difference between a house and a phone puts them in two extremely different categories comparison wise.
    It's an even worse argument because there is no "insurance" against water damage of the phone. Yes, the iPhone should be able to survive being dropped in a puddle but, if it doesn't, you are still out of luck, since Apple still doesn't cover water damage to the phone. Worse, if you get your phone wet, even if the water doesn't actually cause damage and later have an actual warranty issue, but one that could have been caused by water damage, then you run the risk that Apple won't fix your legitimate claim under warranty because the phone shows it got wet -- just the same as if it had no water resistance.
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    01-26-2017 07:47 AM
  21. Chuck_loads's Avatar
    My boss has the xl pixel he came from a 6s plus an he hates it. He let me mess with it nice OS an smooth like ios but for the price he you can get s7 edge or 7 plus an have a better user experience. Also the s8 is coming out soon my choice would be ios compared to the new pixel.
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    01-29-2017 01:11 PM
  22. Retinella's Avatar
    I need to stop reading these comments because I swear I see that same canned response over and over about "my house never burned down but I'm glad..."
    It's a valid argument.
    01-31-2017 05:01 AM
  23. Retinella's Avatar
    That's a poor comparison. Not only is water resistance not any kind of insurance whatsoever, the cost difference between a house and a phone puts them in two extremely different categories comparison wise.
    I never said water resistance was a kind of insurance. I used it as an example of something I never use, but would be glad to have when/if I do need it. Saying "I've never dropped my phone in water in 3458340583409 years" is not a good argument against water resistance. In fact, it's a very poor argument.
    01-31-2017 05:03 AM
  24. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    One big purchase decision for the Pixel is… you'll receive updates for 2 years?
    That's hard to know, maybe it's recalled like the Note7 but possibly for 2 years will be ok, more than that is more a wish than anything else.
    02-09-2017 07:24 PM
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