- Nov 13, 2016
I tried the Pixel 2 XL for 2 weeks and sent it back because my trial period was over with the thought that I would try the X for a couple of weeks and reorder the Pixel if I decided I liked it better. There were some things I was really starting to like with the Pixel 2 XL. I liked how LastPass and Google took care of my sign ins throughout apps. It seems like a little thing, but I really liked Google's native weather app. I liked the widgets and I liked being able to find apps to do things like send scheduled texts. The camera was awesome as well, better than the X's which I think tends to blowout highlights.
But after using the X for a few days I won't be going back. Everything is just so smooth and easy. At first I wasn't sure about face ID, but after using it a bit I love it. Everyone raves about Android's notifications but iOS's work fine for me. Voicemail on the Pixel was a pain. Little touches like the camera and the flashlight on the lock screen of the X really improve usability. You may not be able to customize iOS as much, but it's already setup the way you want it.
I did the same exact thing you did, but I had the X first and ventured to the pixel 2XL. Same reasons I went back to iOS. I wasn’t willing to give up iMessage,FaceTime and HomeKit for android customization,better notification handling, and better camera
Those things on iOS just outweighed the pros of the pixel.