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Re: Google Pixel and Pixel XL Phones
« Reply #90 on: December 22, 2016, 06:51:51 PM »
I went to the store to play with it the guy told me I'm out of my mind to switch from an S7.

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Re: Google Pixel and Pixel XL Phones
« Reply #91 on: December 22, 2016, 06:56:24 PM »
I went to the store to play with it the guy told me I'm out of my mind to switch from an S7.
Seriously? Out of your mind? If he would have said maybe he prefers the s7 over the Pixel even though both are great I could take him seriously.  But with that extreme comment I'd be surprised if he actually even used it for more than a few minutes.
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Re: Google Pixel and Pixel XL Phones
« Reply #92 on: December 22, 2016, 09:00:59 PM »
Seriously? Out of your mind? If he would have said maybe he prefers the s7 over the Pixel even though both are great I could take him seriously.  But with that extreme comment I'd be surprised if he actually even used it for more than a few minutes.
He actually pulled out of his pockets both phones and he showed them to me and they both seemed like his personal devices.
His reasons were basically the S7 has everything of the pixel and than some. S7 Waterproof, expandable memory, can see screen clearly in the sun. Pixel only upside according to him was speed but downloading a certain Google app officially does the same.

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Re: Google Pixel and Pixel XL Phones
« Reply #93 on: December 22, 2016, 09:06:11 PM »
He actually pulled out of his pockets both phones and he showed them to me and they both seemed like his personal devices.
His reasons were basically the S7 has everything of the pixel and than some. S7 Waterproof, expandable memory, can see screen clearly in the sun. Pixel only upside according to him was speed but downloading a certain Google app officially does the same.
They're both great devices.  Both have their advantages. 
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Re: Google Pixel and Pixel XL Phones
« Reply #94 on: December 22, 2016, 09:20:01 PM »
They're both great devices.  Both have their advantages.
I want to hear the upsides of the pixel. I went into the store thinking I was going to walk out with one instead I walked out thinking what was I thinking lol.

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Re: Google Pixel and Pixel XL Phones
« Reply #95 on: December 22, 2016, 09:31:04 PM »
I want to hear the upsides of the pixel. I went into the store thinking I was going to walk out with one instead I walked out thinking what was I thinking lol.
As someone who dislikes the software on the Galaxy devices it's easy to see the benefits of the Pixel. That being said, it even has its perks compared to one of my favorite devices, the HTC m8 or 10.  It's by far the smoothest Android experience out there. It has a fantastic camera. It comes in two great sizes. Has great battery life. The things it does well, it does really well.

Just the speed and software alone are enough of a reason to go with the Pixel. And they are so great that it literally compels  people to overlook the lack of waterproof and external memory.

That being said the price is high.  I couldn't warrant spending $800 on a Pixel. (128gb, as I don't like backing photos up but that is another perk of the Pixel, Unlimited  high res storage ). 

I stuck with the HTC 10 at the moment and the only reason I really wanted the Pixel was for its smaller footprint as I have small hands.  The speed and camera would have been an added bonus but I'm happy enough with the HTC. 

The s7 is a great device. I myself dislike the software and it will hiccup in comparison to the Pixel.  If th waterproofing and external memory are more important to you than the other stuff should be good enough. The speed, the camera etc.

If money is a factor than the s7 is a better choice.
At this point it really depends what's important to you.

Both are good devices.

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Re: Google Pixel and Pixel XL Phones
« Reply #96 on: December 22, 2016, 09:42:20 PM »
As someone who dislikes the software on the Galaxy devices it's easy to see the benefits of the Pixel. That being said, it even has its perks compared to one of my favorite devices, the HTC m8 or 10.  It's by far the smoothest Android experience out there. It has a fantastic camera. It comes in two great sizes. Has great battery life. The things it does well, it does really well.

Just the speed and software alone are enough of a reason to go with the Pixel. And they are so great that it literally compels  people to overlook the lack of waterproof and external memory.

That being said the price is high.  I couldn't warrant spending $800 on a Pixel. (128gb, as I don't like backing photos up but that is another perk of the Pixel, Unlimited  high res storage ). 

I stuck with the HTC 10 at the moment and the only reason I really wanted the Pixel was for its smaller footprint as I have small hands.  The speed and camera would have been an added bonus but I'm happy enough with the HTC. 

The s7 is a great device. I myself dislike the software and it will hiccup in comparison to the Pixel.  If th waterproofing and external memory are more important to you than the other stuff should be good enough. The speed, the camera etc.

If money is a factor than the s7 is a better choice.
At this point it really depends what's important to you.

Both are good devices.
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Re: Google Pixel and Pixel XL Phones
« Reply #97 on: December 22, 2016, 09:51:22 PM »
debating between the s7 edge and the pixel xl. I'm coming off the note 4. thoughts?
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Re: Google Pixel and Pixel XL Phones
« Reply #98 on: December 22, 2016, 09:54:34 PM »
debating between the s7 edge and the pixel xl. I'm coming off the note 4. thoughts?
Have you played with an edge?

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Re: Google Pixel and Pixel XL Phones
« Reply #99 on: December 22, 2016, 09:58:57 PM »
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Re: Google Pixel and Pixel XL Phones
« Reply #100 on: December 22, 2016, 09:59:30 PM »
Folks, buy an axon 7 and pay for $350, and install action launcher. You'll have a phone that looks better then a pixel sounds much better, and runs just as fast.

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Re: Google Pixel and Pixel XL Phones
« Reply #101 on: December 22, 2016, 10:00:15 PM »
no
Play around with it because that ultimately will be the biggest differences between the 2 phones besides for the physical home button.

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Re: Google Pixel and Pixel XL Phones
« Reply #102 on: December 22, 2016, 10:01:08 PM »
Play around with it because that ultimately will be the biggest differences between the 2 phones besides for the physical home button.

isthe edge that much different?
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Re: Google Pixel and Pixel XL Phones
« Reply #103 on: December 22, 2016, 10:03:11 PM »
isthe edge that much different?
I personally hated it, the corner letters like q and p were hard to tap because they were on the curve.

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Re: Google Pixel and Pixel XL Phones
« Reply #104 on: December 22, 2016, 11:26:35 PM »
I personally hated it, the corner letters like q and p were hard to tap because they were on the curve.
+1. I got rid of my s7 edge and got the s7. Tomorrow I'm getting the pixel so I'll see the difference between the 3.