Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Dec 2017 21:07 UTC
Android

With me being so down on Android, it's only fair to also offer insight into the other side of the coin - a longtime iPhone user making the switch to the new Pixel 2 XL, and loving it:

This phone is extremely my shit. Google has taken the original Pixel, which was interesting but not enough to tempt me into switching, and made it into something that's near perfect.

In a year where the iPhone X, which Apple touts as the future phone, only has a single interesting feature (Face ID) Google has embraced the opportunity to show a different future with arms wide open. It's the first time I can confidently say an Android device is great coming from the iPhone without constantly saying but there's this one thing.

Different strokes for different folks, but that's why we're all here debating things that are, in the grand scheme of things, irrelevant.

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RE: Just missing a few things...
by ianm on Tue 5th Dec 2017 01:10 UTC in reply to "Just missing a few things..."
ianm
Member since:
2010-08-16

and FAR behind flagship phones from other vendors.


This kind of statement, aside from lacking any kind of factual basis, is of no value. 90% of what makes a phone enjoyable to use is in the software, and on that front it's no contest.

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leech Member since:
2006-01-10

One reason I'll never get a Google phone: Lack of MicroSD card slot. Sorry, I need that. I skipped the Note 5 because it didn't have one, got a Note 7... well we know what happened there, and now have a Note 8. All because it ticks all the boxes (with the exception of latest Android all the time, which lets face it, isn't THAT big of a deal since Samsung includes all the features that are added into later versions.)

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ianm Member since:
2010-08-16

The original Galaxy S was one of my favourite phones ever, despite some rough edges. The S3 that followed was a complete disappointment and I replaced it right away with a Nexus 4. The Nexus 4 quickly became my favourite phone, until the Pixel 2.

Samsung is crapware on top of crapware which gets between me and my phone...

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Lazarus Member since:
2005-08-10

"and FAR behind flagship phones from other vendors.


This kind of statement, aside from lacking any kind of factual basis, is of no value. 90% of what makes a phone enjoyable to use is in the software, and on that front it's no contest.
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Shame that other 10% includes a screen that's prone to burn-in, the already mentioned lack of a headphone jack, and no SD card slot.

What a shit offering.

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ianm Member since:
2010-08-16


Shame that other 10% includes a screen that's prone to burn-in, the already mentioned lack of a headphone jack, and no SD card slot.


One is mostly an imagined problem, the other is a completely imagined problem and the third is not actually a problem.

What a shit offering.


Self referential?

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