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jokkir
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(10-21-2016, 03:58 PM)
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How's the non-XL's battery? Looking into getting that.
Pocks
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(10-21-2016, 04:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by killertofu

Really dig the Pixel but I kinda feel like it's a little too late in the game for me to switch over :(

The only thing that might make me switch is if somehow they could put text messaging in Hangouts so I can text on a browser

I use MightyText to send SMS from the computer. Love it.
snacknuts
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(10-21-2016, 04:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by jokkir

How's the non-XL's battery? Looking into getting that.

Sounds pretty good according to /r/GooglePixel.
i3allistic
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(10-21-2016, 04:07 PM)
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Had a chance to play with the Pixel at the Google Pop-up store down in SoHo in NYC yesterday, the phone feels awesome and well built....they had a setup for low-light camera shooting....we were blown away in how fast the camera was and how great the pictures came out in low light ...I have a S6 edge and gonna try to pick up a XL
Ianan
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(10-21-2016, 04:50 PM)
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Just went down to the Carphone Warehouse and they had 1 XL 32GB left in stock so I went ahead and picked it up! I'm coming from an iPhone 5s so this could take sometime adjusting but I love it so far!

By the way, CASES! What cases are you guys looking at?
Last edited by Ianan; 10-21-2016 at 04:52 PM.
Neo_Geo
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(10-21-2016, 04:54 PM)
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Gotta love their foray into the Overpriced Me-Too market. Bending over for the cell companies so you have to bend your customers over too. Fucking pathetic.
BFIB
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(10-21-2016, 04:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ianan

Just went down to the Carphone Warehouse and they had 1 XL 32GB left in stock so I went ahead and picked it up! I'm coming from an iPhone 5s so this could take sometime adjusting but I love it so far!

By the way, CASES! What cases are you guys looking at?

I've always bought Spigen, great cases.
Testicular Sound Express
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(10-21-2016, 04:57 PM)

Originally Posted by Bboy AJ

WTF? I just bought a Nexus 6P last week! This is such bullshit!

lol uhhhh they release a new phone every year, maybe you should have done like 5 minutes of research?
partyphone
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(10-21-2016, 05:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Neo_Geo

Gotta love their foray into the Overpriced Me-Too market. Bending over for the cell companies so you have to bend your customers over too. Fucking pathetic.

xCaptainCanadax
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(10-21-2016, 05:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ianan

Just went down to the Carphone Warehouse and they had 1 XL 32GB left in stock so I went ahead and picked it up! I'm coming from an iPhone 5s so this could take sometime adjusting but I love it so far!

By the way, CASES! What cases are you guys looking at?

I ordered the Spigen Tough Armor case for mine but wont have it and the device until next week.
Khalifa Jayy
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(10-21-2016, 05:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Testicular Sound Express

lol uhhhh they release a new phone every year, maybe you should have done like 5 minutes of research?

Uhhh, maybe you should have done 5 minutes of research :lol
ChronotriggerJM
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(10-21-2016, 05:48 PM)
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Purely anecdotal, but the pixel on display at best buy was in constant use by shoppers. So much so that I didn't get any time with it :(

Somehow this phone is generating a decent amount of buzz. Perhaps that Verizon partnership is helpful.
Cosmic Bus
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(10-21-2016, 06:01 PM)
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My black 32gb regular size is scheduled for Wednesday. Moved to Project Fi after more than a decade with Virgin Mobile.

Originally Posted by partyphone

it's about 7GB of 29 usable. so 22ish free.

I never filled up my 16gb S3 in five years, so this seems perfectly fine for a light user like myself.
Kill Your Masters
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(10-21-2016, 06:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by snacknuts

Sounds pretty good according to /r/GooglePixel.

https://imgur.com/a/zinRk

From the subreddit. Not that impressive, this is what I get from my 5x...
SliChillax
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(10-21-2016, 06:14 PM)
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How does the phone feel compared to the Nexus 6p smoothness wise? Does it feel faster opening apps, smoother scrolling and faster multi tasking? Any lag? Don't care about gaming performance.
The Albatross
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(10-21-2016, 06:15 PM)
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Got my shipping confirmation last night for the 32GB white XL, coming on Tuesday. Looking forward to it.
LordOfChaos
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(10-21-2016, 06:15 PM)
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https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Goog...oogle+Pixel+XL





Teardown porn time
snacknuts
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(10-21-2016, 06:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hellraizer

https://imgur.com/a/zinRk

From the subreddit. Not that impressive, this is what I get from my 5x...

That's only one person, but okay.
Sami+
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(10-21-2016, 06:27 PM)
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Getting my 32GB Really Blue XL right after work today! Psyched. :)

I'm a little nervous about the storage but if I could use a 16GB 5s for two years I should be okay lol.
meltingparappa
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(10-21-2016, 06:43 PM)
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DEVASTATED that the google themselves didn't have the rally blue option available online when I bought it last night.

I'm going to be filled with rage and regret everytime I take out my horrible, bland black phone.
Kill Your Masters
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(10-21-2016, 06:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by snacknuts

That's only one person, but okay.

True we just have to wait and see but considering its just 50mah more than a 5x I unfortunately don't expect wonders. I do want to switch to the smaller Pixel from my 5x but if the battery life is only insignificantly better, it's definitely a disappointment.
Skux
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(10-21-2016, 07:09 PM)
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They need a Ferrari red as well. Black and silver and white is so boring on hardware. Just give me the gaudiest blingiest colours and let me blind people with the shine.
ThatGayWolf
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(10-21-2016, 07:23 PM)
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I just traded in my note 7 for a galaxy s7. I have two weeks to return it though, should I consider getting a pixel xl instead?
Ixian
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(10-21-2016, 07:30 PM)

Originally Posted by ThatGayWolf

I just traded in my note 7 for a galaxy s7. I have two weeks to return it though, should I consider getting a pixel xl instead?

I would try out your S7 for that time and see how you like the experience. I have one for myself and don't feel the same pull to the Pixel like when I had the S6 and eventually switched to a Nexus 6P. The S7 is a really good phone; the Pixel is too, of course, and if you don't like your experience with the S7 then at least you have a viable alternative. For me, TouchWiz (the skin on the Galaxy phones) is actually pretty good at this point, Samsung Pay is a godsend as a US resident, and I really like the focus speed on the S7's camera even if the actual picture quality on the Pixel appears to be better (but not drastically so).
snacknuts
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(10-21-2016, 07:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ianan

By the way, CASES! What cases are you guys looking at?

I've got one of Google's Live Cases (photo version) on order.
Audioboxer
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(10-21-2016, 07:35 PM)
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Enjoy everyone! Google turned me away after the Nexus 5 due to them going insane size with 6. Ended up back with Samsung. Fully expected to return to Google this time, and was hyped about AMOLED as it's far better than LCD, but that pricing.

I'll have to wait till 6 months time or so when they start slashing this baby down. With Apple you have to pay the Apple tax as there is no competition, with Android fleecing yourself with artificially inflated product prices just isn't something I can get behind. To be honest I pretty much ended up with an S6 due to a work discount. Samsung are often one of the priciest with Android phones. The Pixel costs even more than a S7 Edge which is just insane.

OnePlus really have an opportunity to pick up many of Androids AOSP lovers.
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malfcn
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(10-21-2016, 07:58 PM)
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Non removable battery? 😕
emag
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(10-21-2016, 08:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by malfcn

Non removable battery? 😕

Non-removable battery.
ArchAngel
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(10-21-2016, 08:07 PM)
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So, first day with the Pixel XL over. Charged it full before going to bed and in the morning it had 97% left - I don't know why but the 6P did that too.

A full day of games, messaging, web browsing, calling, updating/downloading, bluetooth on for my Pebble and display at ~75% brightness.

The 6P always got me to 5-6h without any gaming and brightness at 50%.

Now the Pixel:


A good start to me, let's see what this thing will do the coming days/weeks.

And it doesn't get as warm as the 6P :)
killroy87
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(10-21-2016, 08:22 PM)
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Hey, so I just got a Pixel, and while I really like it, it's taking some getting used to as it's my first Android phone. I'm curious, is there a way I can disable the stock date and time in the top right corner (I have a widget I like more, making it redundant), and the little "G" google shortcut bubble in the top left corner (being able to swipe left to my personal google feed accomplishes the same thing)?

I've gone through all the settings that I can see, and can't find a way to disable or hide these two elements.
OriginalThinking
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(10-21-2016, 08:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by killroy87

Hey, so I just got a Pixel, and while I really like it, it's taking some getting used to as it's my first Android phone. I'm curious, is there a way I can disable the stock date and time in the top right corner (I have a widget I like more, making it redundant), and the little "G" google shortcut bubble in the top left corner (being able to swipe left to my personal google feed accomplishes the same thing)?

I've gone through all the settings that I can see, and can't find a way to disable or hide these two elements.

Use a different launcher. Both Nova and Action launcher come highly recommended. You get them from the Play Store.
FrozenCell
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(10-21-2016, 08:42 PM)
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will it ever be sold in europe?
CreepingFear
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(10-21-2016, 08:48 PM)
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I showed my Pixel XL to 3 of my IT colleagues and they all agreed that it was snappy and a nice phone. 2 of them are iPhone users and the third an Android Samsung Galaxy 7 user.
zyxwvu4321
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(10-21-2016, 08:51 PM)
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Mine just got delivered. So to do the data transfer from my Note 4, I'm going to have to buy a USB-C/micro-USB adapter, correct?
snacknuts
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(10-21-2016, 08:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by OriginalThinking

Use a different launcher. Both Nova and Action launcher come highly recommended. You get them from the Play Store.

Launchers won't have any impact on stuff in the notification bar at the top of the display (or on the navigation buttons at the bottom). You would need to root the phone to get rid of that stuff.
Maximus.
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(10-21-2016, 08:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by snacknuts

Lots of people have been knocking the lack of waterproofing on these phones, but it looks like it's pretty friggin' good. 30 minutes fully submerged and working just fine.

Lol doesn't mean there isn't internal water damage that can cause issues to pop up after. If it's not officially water resistant, then don't put it in situations where it may get wet.

These videos aren't indicitive of anything.
newdayrocks
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(10-21-2016, 08:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by zyxwvu4321

Mine just got delivered. So to do the data transfer from my Note 4, I'm going to have to buy a USB-C/micro-USB adapter, correct?

Nope, use the micro-USB cable from your Note 4, and use the USC-C adapter that's included in the box.
Aeana
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(10-21-2016, 09:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by snacknuts

Lots of people have been knocking the lack of waterproofing on these phones, but it looks like it's pretty friggin' good. 30 minutes fully submerged and working just fine.

I would expect any potential damage to crop up later due to corrosion rather than the immediate danger of shorting due to water impurities.
Nicktendo86
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(10-21-2016, 09:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by ArchAngel

So, first day with the Pixel XL over. Charged it full before going to bed and in the morning it had 97% left - I don't know why but the 6P did that too.

A full day of games, messaging, web browsing, calling, updating/downloading, bluetooth on for my Pebble and display at ~75% brightness.

The 6P always got me to 5-6h without any gaming and brightness at 50%.

Now the Pixel:


A good start to me, let's see what this thing will do the coming days/weeks.

And it doesn't get as warm as the 6P :)

Ooohhhh I need this. Get on average 3-3.5 sot with my Moto x style, got 4 max once. 7 hours would be crazy.

My upgrade in august can't come soon enough.
zyxwvu4321
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(10-21-2016, 09:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by newdayrocks

Nope, use the micro-USB cable from your Note 4, and use the USC-C adapter that's included in the box.

Blah, I was looking at that thing the whole wrong way. Thanks!
newdayrocks
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(10-21-2016, 09:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by zyxwvu4321

Blah, I was looking at that thing the whole wrong way. Thanks!

I did the exact same thing, and felt so stupid once I figured it out. It's a super cool feature, though.

Been using my Pixel XL for about 22 hours now, and it's the best phone I've ever had. Incredible in every way.
Fatalah
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(10-21-2016, 09:08 PM)
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So wait, are there Pixel kiosks today in Best Buy and VZ stores?
partyphone
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(10-21-2016, 09:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by malfcn

Non removable battery? 😕

what was the last flagship phone that had a removable battery?

-no removable battery
-no expandable storage
-no waterproofing
-no OIS
-sells all of your personal data
-$Texas

why would anyone buy this dumb thing???
killroy87
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(10-21-2016, 09:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by OriginalThinking

Use a different launcher. Both Nova and Action launcher come highly recommended. You get them from the Play Store.

Cool thanks, I'm messing around with Nova now. How do I switch back to the standard if I want to? Do I need to straight up uninstall this one?
The Albatross
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(10-21-2016, 09:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Fatalah

So wait, are there Pixel kiosks today in Best Buy and VZ stores?

I heard Google was putting up "Popup stores" this week in some malls showing the Pixel, Google Home, and some other devices.
Pocks
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(10-21-2016, 09:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by ArchAngel

So, first day with the Pixel XL over. Charged it full before going to bed and in the morning it had 97% left - I don't know why but the 6P did that too.

A full day of games, messaging, web browsing, calling, updating/downloading, bluetooth on for my Pebble and display at ~75% brightness.

The 6P always got me to 5-6h without any gaming and brightness at 50%.

Now the Pixel:


A good start to me, let's see what this thing will do the coming days/weeks.

And it doesn't get as warm as the 6P :)

A good start? 7 hours SOT is phenomenal. Excited to get home and unbox mine.
thespot84
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(10-21-2016, 09:38 PM)
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I love how OIS is still a thorn in everyone's side yet all the camera reviews rate it better than the iphone 7 and galaxy s7 in almost all cases, even those that include some stabilization. It's not like there's no stabilization, it's just electronic.
Cartman86
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(10-21-2016, 09:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by killroy87

Cool thanks, I'm messing around with Nova now. How do I switch back to the standard if I want to? Do I need to straight up uninstall this one?

Go to Settings>Apps then locate the launcher you are using and either clear the data under Storage or I believe there is a defaults option to you can change there.
DietRob
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(10-21-2016, 09:41 PM)
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So they only way to get a look at it in person is at a Verizon store correct?

I have project fi service but I like to get an in person look at phones before I buy them.
newdayrocks
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(10-21-2016, 09:52 PM)
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What's the deal with the Picture Color Mode option in Developer Options, which toggles sRGB mode? When I turn it on, the screen goes pinkish.

Is there any benefit to using it?

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