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Just got it all set up and man what have I been missing. Everything downloaded and installed instantly unlike my 5x where it'd download wait on install for like 10 seconds then move on. No screen lag that I can tell. Can't wait to test this camera out later.
So jealous. Mine is only 51 miles away but FedEx is still saying I'll get it on Monday.
 
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Google sending me a refubished Pixel XL. The wifi just stopped connecting on mine and I tried all the trouble shooting tips. Should have it tomorrow. I am always afriad they get mine in and can connect and charge me full price, but the rep said as long as there isn't physical damage to the phone, I am good.
 
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I just bought a black 128GB XL off of Swappa, can't wait to get it. I was separated from the Air Force and got some separation pay, this phone is my gift to myself since most of the money has gone to bills. I have a 6P that's in mint condition (not a scratch on it, or any of the battery/reboot issues), so I'm going to sell that to help offset the cost.

I opted for this case because I prefer wallet style cases, since I hate having things in my right front pocket (my phone/wallet go in my left pocket).

 

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I just bought a black 128GB XL off of Swappa, can't wait to get it. I was separated from the Air Force and got some separation pay, this phone is my gift to myself since most of the money has gone to bills. I have a 6P that's in mint condition (not a scratch on it, or any of the battery/reboot issues), so I'm going to sell that to help offset the cost.

I opted for this case because I prefer wallet style cases, since I hate having things in my right front pocket (my phone/wallet go in my left pocket).
This was one of the best phone I have owned, you are going to love it. I gave mine to my dad, and personally waiting for S8+. But Pixel is best at everything a smartphone should do.
 

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My battery life has gone from fantastic to godawful in 3 months. I can barely make it through a work day with like 30 minutes of screen on time and go from 100% to dead. Says Google Services is using the vast majority of battery powered. Is this common at all?
Have you resolved this issue?

It started happening to me a few weeks ago, and I haven't been able to do much about it. I've just been packing battery packs with me everywhere I go.
 
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Thinking of getting a Pixel. There's a sale at the google store

Google Pixel - $525 (-$125 off)
Google Pixel XL - $569 (-$200 off)

Also half off select cases and Daydream View for free when you get a phone.
 
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My battery doesn't last a day anymore but mine is also a launch one. I'd be around 25-30% after and 8 hour shift at work by the time I got home. And that's only periodic checks if Facebook.
 
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Liking the pixel so far compared to the 5x. No more apps closing and no hangups/slowdown so far. Ordered the case from the google store but ended up returning it. Rubber texture was too grippy and was annoying to take in and out of pocket. Ordered a TPU spigen case off amazon and working great, and applied a fully covered screen protector.
 
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Has anyone had both a Galaxy S8 and a Pixel? I have to get a new phone for work and I'm trying to decide. I have the option of the regular S8 or the Pixel or PixelXL. I'm not sure how to make that decision. I loved my old Nexus 5.
 
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This phone still good? My iPhone 6S broke and looking to change phones. Debating on this or waiting until Pixel 2 is announced but obviously that would cost more
I'm still enjoying my XL. It does everything that I need it to and I've got no reason to upgrade for the foreseeable future.
 
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I absolutely loved this phone from launch until about May of this year.

Since then I've had poor battery life and bad signal quality. The phone also gets really hot when doing trivial tasks. Verizon shipped me two replacement phones and a new SIM card, and the issues persist.

I upgraded to Oreo and the battery life has gotten even worse. The phone doesn't drain as much battery in stand by, but when I'm using it, I will lose about 1% battery every minute. Also, the phone will randomly reboot if I'm watching YouTube.

Debating on whether or not I should switch back to iPhone, or get an S8+. After this experience, I wouldn't recommend a Pixel to anyone and I'll never buy any more Google hardware.
 

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I absolutely loved this phone from launch until about May of this year.

Since then I've had poor battery life and bad signal quality. The phone also gets really hot when doing trivial tasks. Verizon shipped me two replacement phones and a new SIM card, and the issues persist.

I upgraded to Oreo and the battery life has gotten even worse. The phone doesn't drain as much battery in stand by, but when I'm using it, I will lose about 1% battery every minute. Also, the phone will randomly reboot if I'm watching YouTube.

Debating on whether or not I should switch back to iPhone, or get an S8+. After this experience, I wouldn't recommend a Pixel to anyone and I'll never buy any more Google hardware.
It's probably a software issue then. Certain apps can wreck phones.
 
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Subbing to this thread. My Pixel is supposed to arrive by end of day tomorrow and I'll be switching off the Nexus 6P. From what I've gleaned I'm a little nervous about the battery but it'll undoubtedly be better than my 6P
 
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Standby will drain the battery on my 3 week old Pixel from 100% to dead in 21 hours. This is connected to WiFi in my office and at work. It's not my primary phone so it generally just sits with the screen off. I updated to Oreo today and enabled the data saver so we'll see if that helps? It's frustrating for it to be dead when I need it. Camera is good though.

Edit: that's been my experience with 7.1. Too early to tell if Oreo will improve the situation.
 
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Pretty surprised to hear the bad feedback re: battery life and Android O:

Getting about the same battery life I've always gotten. ~12hours active, 1.5+ days left.



I don t really use my screen a ton, mostly just streaming, etc.
 
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It's probably a software issue then. Certain apps can wreck phones.
The problem is the software appears to be Google's, rather than third party apps.

I ran my replacement phones stock and they suffered the same issues. Chrome seemed particularly bad at heating up the phone and draining the battery life.

My Pixel C tablet has similar issues.
 
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