Google Pixel 2 Review: This Thing is Smart!

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Do Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have what it takes to be the best smartphones of the year? Pixel 2 Unboxing: https://youtu.be/a-9IZz8Ry5I Top 5 Android 8.0 Features: https://youtu.be/qfy6Bbro8GI…

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  1. 3.6k people clearly regret buying samsungs or iphones. Waiting on mine to arrive cant wait to use it after testing it out in store the iphone x has jack shit on this phone.

  2. Pixel handsets are sooooo ugly
    No if ands or but I would never troll around with that ugly phone
    It looks like they couldn’t make up their mind what material to use and it looks so cheap
    What ever happened to google glass? Oh yeah now I remember
    They need to stick with their software and leave the hardware to Samsung
    Just saying

  3. Pixel 2 XL
    Pros:
    Great rear camera
    Great Front camera
    Large Screen
    Good finger Scanner Placement
    Stock Android
    Dual Stereo Front Facing Speakers
    Easy use of google assistant
    Ip67 water resistance
    Amoled Display
    Android 8.0 oreo
    Small Bessels
    High Resolution Screen
    Cons:
    No headphone jack (Rip Jack)
    Blue Shift
    Dull Colors
    More Common Burn-in
    No Wireless Charging
    A glass metal plastic hybrid back (which feels mostly like plastic and very cheap due to it being on the outside of the metal and where you usually put your hand)
    Bessels larger than most other besseless phones
    Ip67 water resistance only compared to other phones with ip68
    No micro sd expansion slot
    Its an Lg oled panel not a Samsung which at the time Samsung has the better amoled technology

    Overall I'd say its probably got one of the best cameras and speakers for a phone. The stock android helps it always stay up to date. It fingerprint scanner isn't in some weird spot. Like many other phones it's got small bessels and a high resplution screen, However for social media, photos, and video the phones Lg amoled panel is not that great with higher chances of burn in and the blue light shift. Googles choice of RGB also makes the colors duller. And the lack of the headphone jack and micro sd expansion is always annoying. Plus it's only ip67 while other phones are ip68 which still have a headphone jack and micro sd expansion (and a pen for the note 8). No wireless charging isn't a deal breaker, but the plastic coating over metal makes the phone feel cheaper. It would be assumed in the hands that it was a plastic and glass back. And because of its speakers there are many phones with better screen to body ratios. It's a good phone but as someone who rarely touches the camera and usually is reading comics online or on youtube, this phones poor screen problems and lack of a headphone jack make it not a phone I would use as my daily driver.

  4. 2 things they needed badly but 4 things to he worked on for the pixel 3.

    Put the headphone jack back in.
    Put the expandable memory card slot back in.

    Work on getting IP68
    &
    Put a better amoled QHD screen.

    Then the pixel 3 will be unstoppable.

  5. How are you able to reach 5hours on screen time for battery usage? My battery on my pixel XL 2 is great, it does a 9am-6pm work day no problem.. but i get about 3 hours on screen time maybe 4? and then my phone will need to be charged. Would love some tips or something to help get more screen time out of this great phone!

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