Someone help me, I want a Pixel

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by ronincse, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. ronincse macrumors regular

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    So I just got my iPhone 7+ last Monday, switched from a Galaxy S7 Edge. Really I love the phone. It does everything I want better than my Android phones did and more. Since I haven't wanted to deal with tech support for a phone I have been pushing all my family to iPhones for the last few years so just about everyone I talk to is on iMessage. The phone has better apps, Castro for example is sublime for podcasts. I already had an iPad so the synergy with that is much better. There are probably many other benefits I'm missing....

    Despite all that I really want that stupid new Google Pixel. I am almost positive I just have a case of the "new shinies" and hopefully the urge will go away. There is nothing about the Pixel that I like better than my iPhone except that it would work with my Android Wear (my particular model is affected with a bug that won't allow it to pair with an iPhone 7). Google Assistant looks pretty neat I suppose, although I suspect they will bring that feature to iOS sooner or later. No water-proofing or stereo speakers either which I have grown very used to. Oh I guess the Daydream VR looks pretty neat, the Gear VR's novelty wore off pretty quick though.

    Soooooo I guess I need someone to be my tech addiction sponsor! Help me fight this urge! Today is the last day of my Verizon 14 day return policy (phone shipped two weeks ago today) and I'm fighting to let it pass ;).
     
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  3. mjschabow macrumors 65816

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    I actually think it looks like a step down from the Nexus 6P. You could probably find a Nexus 6P for cheaper running the same software and then keep your iPhone 7+ and just use the 6P as your toy on the side.
     
  4. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    Get it.

    Try it.

    Don't like it?

    Get another iPhone.

    Freedom of choice is great.
     
  5. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Ultimately only you can make the call what you want. It simply comes back to iOS vs Android for me. I always go back to Apple. I've learned to resist the dark side (until the S8 at least :))
     
  6. batman75 macrumors 6502

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    If I was going with Android I would get a Nexus 5X. It looks really sleek, and it's great value.
     
  7. got556 macrumors 6502

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    That price. I don't know what Google is thinking but charging 700 to 1000 depending on model and not even have IP67 or 68 is flat out comical. Plus the Verizon model will have a locked bootloader. Just shaking my head. Agree with the other poster and I would find a cheap 6P on Swappa.
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Anything from Google would be a non-starter for me.
     
  9. got556 macrumors 6502

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    As a previous owner of the 5X.....don't get it. Battery life is awful on it. Form factor rocked however and I loved the phone, but the battery life was like owning a 6S with a bad battery and iOS10 battery drain haha. It was that bad IMHO. Get the 6P OP and keep your iP7. Best of both worlds and I've figured out I go back and forth way too much to be swapping phones all the time so I keep both OS's around when I get bored.
     
  10. ronincse thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sadly on Verizon you only get one swap so I'd be stuck with the Pixel

    The bootloader isn't a big deal to me. If I did get this phone it would be to use Google's version of Android.

    Anyways this is just the kind of thing I need to hear though. The lack of water proofing despite the price is a big one for me, almost more on principal than anything.
     
  11. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    i kinda want one too. they look awesome.
     
  12. ronincse thread starter macrumors regular

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    Why?
     
  13. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    i think they are ugly but I have only seen pictures, I have no idea what the features are though. I am simply to deep in apples ecosystem to leave now anyway.
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    probably because only like 3% of the things they create are a success.

    Edit: though those things are super crazy successful haha
     
  14. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    Return. Don't swap or exchange.
     
  15. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    i like how apple finally makes a water resistant phone and people are all "How could you ever buy a non-water resistant phone!!" as if you wouldn't have bought the 7 if it wasn't IP67.
     
  16. ronincse thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah this is a super good point. Just look at how supported the onHub has been, the stupid USB port STILL hasn't been activated.

    As far as looks they look like an iPhone with a glass square on the back to me.

    To be fair I decided water proofing was essential when I got my S7. I actually probably wouldn't have bought the iPhone 7 if it hadn't been water resistant.

    Which of course makes me a hypocrite for wanting the Pixel now
     
  17. noobinator macrumors 601

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    And it's not like the pixel can't get wet. You can still subject it to some moisture like rain, splashing etc. in light amounts without anything happening. We lived with this for years so the Pixel being IP53 isn't a deal breaker to me. The IP67/68 is more like a nice to have than a must have.
     
  18. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Mehhhhhh... it was cool for the first 2 minutes I saw it then I was over it. The new iPhone is so much better.
     
  19. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    I think the point is, you get more for your dollar if you buy an iPhone 7 than compared to the Pixel since the two are so close in price. With the iPhone 7, you gain a processor that blows every other smartphone out of the water, even the pixel, plus waterproofing, plus stereo speakers, blah, blah, blah. Why spend the same amount on a Pixel when you could get more features by buying an iPhone? That's the way I see it, anyway, but then again, I'll never use Android so I'm probably biased.
     
  20. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Not the place to discuss but I have nothing to do with Google. Their phone might be fine.
     
  21. ronincse thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmmm missed this one:

    I don't have an Apple Watch (yet) though! I don't know how to breath!
     
  22. got556 macrumors 6502

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    Another thing....Android Nougat is glitchy as **** on my 6P. That includes multiple factory data resets. I finally decided to root and rom it as leaving it stock, I was having no luck. It would reboot every so often, but not before freezing. Also battery life went to crap on the 6P after updating to 7.0.

    I say all this and still stand by the fact that the 6P is a damn good phone and a killer bargain for what you can get it for now (price wise). I just don't think Android 7.0 is all that polished and has a lot of kinks that still need worked out. Marshmallow is so much better on the 6P.

    The other issue I have with the Pixel is that Google is still saying only two years of support. This is what draws me to Apple quite a bit. I have a 5S running iOS 10.....a 4 year old device running current software with no issues.

    Every year Google tries to become more and more like Apple, but they just aren't there. If you can't tell, Google and I have a love/hate relationship. :p The Pixel's look good for the most part, but I seriously have reservations on the price, for what you're getting. I mean you could get two 5X's and two 6P's for the price of one Pixel XL... :p
     
  23. se1000 macrumors 6502

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    The Pixel is really there for Google Assistant. If you're not looking to really use it, then there are better alternatives out there. With that said however, we finally have a Google branded product with full consumer centric support from Google. I can't wait to see how the market evolves.
     
  24. bbydon macrumors 6502a

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    That wedge....eek. They got rid of the camera bump by making it fatter on the top. Not a fan of the design at all.... the weird tough circle on the back.
     
  25. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    Only you know what you want and only you can decide.

    Personally, I don't think there's anything wrong with the Pixels as such, they are decent phones. But if we're honest, they're nothing special and if you wanted to get rid of your iPhone and go to Android, there are much better phones out there than the Pixels to choose from.
     

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