Google Pixel 2 & 2 XL discussion

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  1. Speaker4TheDead

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    Its October 4th release again for the Pixel in its 2 and 2XL models.
    Didn't see a thread so starting one.

    Rumours so far.


    • New “Portrait Mode” feature in the Google Camera app. Using single camera and software instead of dual cams.
    • Revamped Pixel Launcher with the search bar at the bottom.
    • New “Music Recognition” feature. According to the settings page for this feature, “when music is playing nearby, it will automatically show up on your lock screen.”
    • Squeeze to launch Google Assistant.
    • Always on Ambient Display mode.
    • No headphone jack

    Biggest thing for me is the lack of headphone jack. As someone who lives on his phone for work, its invaluable when bluetooth battery runs out or multiple calls are in-flight.

    None of the current competitors appeal to me with various issues.

    Is a perfect phone too much to ask for? well my version of it.
    5 inch, screen that doesn't burn in, long battery life, expandable memory, headphone jack, weather/water proof, good camera and bloody powerful.

    We will know for sure in a week's time.

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  2. Moochin_Bastard

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    Yeah I'm waiting for the pixel 2 XL to show its head as I'm in the market for a new phone and my current top picks are the Samsung Note 8 and LG V30, this is the only other phone that is going to be close in the running, well hopefully lol.
     
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    interesting...

    I'm in the market too and didn't know release date for these was so close...might hold off a little longer

    Assume they will be expensive though :upset:
     
  4. NismoR31

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    Re the headphone jack, i read they were including an adapter
     
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    Apparently its going to be AMOLED burn-in funness again.
     
  6. Zee

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    This headphone jack removal thing is retarded. They are not that large, and the adapter thing is just an epic PITA - yet another dongle to lose...

    Yet another phone scratched off the list...

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    Can I have that in a ~4.5" model, please?

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    Any perfect phone will come in half inch increments... 4in up to 6.5in
     
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    Yes please. With all models being full spec.

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    3.5 inches please.

    We were using 3.5 inches fine only a few years ago, and me for one am sick of bulky handsets.
     
  11. Zee

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    Problem is, most people seems to sit around offices/classrooms all day, and they don't notice the bulk, they just see a big screen to watch Netflix on. On top of that, any handsets that do pop up in a nice compact sized from factor end up being gimped and near useless.

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    Trying to read any appreciable amount of text on a 3.5" screen is pure hell.

    5.5" is the sweet spot for me.
     
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    3.5 was fine in the days we don't do much on the phone other than phone calls.

    If you play any amount of games/videos/ebooks/foruming.. the real estate does matter.

    Other than that.. my hands don't work properly on 4inch phones.
    The mrs loves the 4in form of the iphone 4 or SE. i'm always on the verge of dropping it. Its just too small for me.

    You know what they say about people with big hands?

    They use big phones!

    5.5 is fine like the S7/8 Edge as the bezelless design makes it tolerable. Still pocketable. 6in and up becomes a problem.

    But for those who want smaller than 5.. options are always limited.. less space to cram tech.. so smaller battery/less resolution is the norm
     
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    Less resolution is fine. but I still want the horsepower, and all the bands.

    I have a notebook/tablet when I really need the real estate. The phone is a tool for me for work, and being able to jam it into little holes (like down lights, wall plate holes etc) and spin it around to have a good look at what's going on is very handy. IP5/s was a good size for this. The 6/s is just a tad too big.
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    Tablets are a wonderful thing. Right tool for the job, and all that...

    3.5 probably too small, I agree there, but this 5.5"+ flagship thing gets annoying real fast. I want flagship power in a ~4.5" form factor

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    After having the note 4 I can't go any smaller as it's just too small. It's what you get used too.
     
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    Apple tried that, and spent millions telling people that big phones were not a thing.

    Couple of years down the track, and iPhones are now just as big as everyone else's.
     
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    I'm holding out for one of these, hoping they're out as expected this week (5th). Current Samsung S7 was pretty good (for a Samsung). The sleekest and 'most' Android experience I've seen from Samsung. But I still miss the blistering speed and completely native Android-ness of my old Nexus devices.

    Hence looking to back with Pixel 2 (the smaller one). Current S7 is stuffed. Screen is cracked so no warranty, and now just restarts every ~2mins.

    I'm not sure how annoying the fingerprint on the back will be. And just got some new Bose QC35 headphones so I don't think the lack of headphone jack will annoy me too much.

    Anyone had one of these in their hand? Or heard anymore pros/cons on actual usability?
     
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    Nothing concrete until the 4th..or more leaks.
    All review sites under nda if they have spent time on the new units.
     
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    Fingerprint sensor is on the back. Winning.
     

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