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The smaller Pixel looks like a damn iPhone 4. I would still consider buying simply to have stock Android running on my phone. But lack of wireless charging and no headphone jack is a no go for me. Not to mention that mediocre 2700Mah battery.
When do you ever view a phone screen from those angles and who the fuck uses headphones while charging.
Ugly design LG and htc made, worse OLED quality than Samsung, well stock android is great but not when the hardware is this dull.
Ugliest phone of 2017. They just curved the display as a marketing feature. The no headphone jack trend is just stupid. I was planning on buying this phone, not anymore.
To say a screen is bad because it shows you accurate colors, doesn't make you look like a professional. It seems "washed out" compared to a Samsung AMOLED because Samsung uses oversaturated colors, making the image unrealistic. So, the screen is not bad, the screen is great, but you have other expectations from it (to show you more saturated colors that, I repeat, are not natural).
use the pixel for a few months and you may never turn back. smooth, clean and fast. assistant gets better by the day.
Pixel 2 xls side bezels are hideous
7:50 that viewing discrepancy tho
Just wondering cause I ain't really a pro, but could they not tweak the dull display with a software update? Or is that something that has to physically be done to the screen? Lol
So your screen complaint is that the colors are correct for once instead of suffering from Best Buy TV syndrome with blue pumped to the max? Sorry, but it's hard to take that "criticism" seriously, it's like saying IPS displays are great for their colors. The side by side of the 2 and 2XL really shows how hyper vivid the screen on the 2 is compared to the 2XL having more comfortable, real colors, especially when viewing them on my own sRGB display.
wait guys this or the s8? I know the s8 on paper is better but people tell me to get this…
"Issues with the screen that I don't think Google can fix with software"
Watching this review, I'm quite sure you are not aware that Google isn't using the old color profile anymore. That's why the screen appears a bit dull. They switched to sRGB and thus, the high contrast colors are no more.
There's a vivid option for these phones you can check for more vibrant colors you silly
I did go into a Verizon store, I did check out the display, I didn't c what the hell ur talking about with the screen. Looked very nice to me. If u want the best screen display and hardware get the note 8. If u want great software, butter smooth UI, best camera, get the Pixel 2 XL.
It's funny how people reacted on the color production of the screen. It's dull because google use SRGB to make the color more natural specially on capturing images, on the other hand people want more vivid then suddenly complain the camera taken look to much vivid or unnatural.
Finally someone addressing d screen on YouTube.. Always looked washed out in initial hands on vids.. but nobody confirmed. Thanks 4 a well balanced review 🍻👌
What's unacceptable is iphone with a 720p screen. its almost 2018 people come on
I thought I was the only person who noticed the XL's screen looked washed out
When was the last time you went back to bixby? Because it does a lot of things better
I DONT LIKE LITTLE PHONES ANYMORE
bring back the headphone jack and make the phone wireless charging for sake.. it's 2017.. stupid google!
I think the screen was MADE to look natural. Not over saturated, do they have an option to switch that off or on like on the nexus 6P?
I am fairly certain that the reason the screen gives a shift in color during angles (which no one in the world is looking at their phone from an angle during regular usage) is due to Google's implementation of being able to view the display while wearing polarized sunglasses.
Maybe do some actual research before you make a mediocre review.
It would've been nice to say that the blue colour shift was due to the polarisation of the phone and that the default screen is set to sRGB and you can disable it in developer settings…
I was excited for the new Pixel 2/ 2 XL phone, but now I’m uneasy because the screen quality. I have a iPhone 6s I don’t know if the Pixel 2/2 XL screen be better than it or not. I’ve been think of switching to android because how crappy IOS 11 runs on older Apple products I have.
WHERE ART THOU JACK?
Is it just me or is the clock icon showing the actual time? 5:30
I don't get it…if certain phone manufacturers are trying to achieve "bezel less" phones why do people expect fucking manufacturer to follow it's footsteps blindly ? I mean come on ! It's not that important as long as you are getting those amazing front facing speakers.
Yeah if you go into retail store and look at one you can see how dull the color look on the pixel 2 xl it looks terrible it's a deal breaker for me I mean I get it's tune to be SRGB but there should be an option to make the color pop more hopefully if they get enough complaints they will come out with an update to fix it
Hold on; of course it looks washed out, the new pixel uses the SRGB color space, but you can turn that off in settings.
"Hast du ein Pixel oder ein iPhone?" würde die Welt besser machen, du sprichst mir aus der Seele.
Too bad they're both fugly. If those designs were used by some chinese brand, people would state that every single time, but since it's made by Google, it's somehow labeled as 'industrial' and 'modern'. F* off. Reminds me of iPhones, when Apple fans go 'meh' on Oneplus 5 and Huawei P10 (in gray), but go 'wow' as soon as the device has got that Apple logo on it.
I went to Verizon and played with the XL played the same youtube video on it right next to my s8+. screen was great on the XL, didn't see any low washed out videos on it.
After the opening question I thought was a Samsung review
How can u seriously say the small Pixel 2 is the best small Android phone u can get right now?
well only the Pixel XL 2 is coming to Singapore and after hearing about the crappy screen im reconsidering ….
Went with the XL anyway since I didn't want a phone that looks like an iPhone.
Hacker Pschorr ^^
Can you guys inform yourself on what IP67 actually means? You're description "you won't want to skip it across a lake, but it'll survive a rain storm or a dunk in the sink" is ambiguous at best. Why not actually explain what IP67 means instead of giving this description which is left to interpretation. IP67 means it can survive at a 1 meter depth for 30 minutes, your description makes it sound more fragile. You could skip it across a lake, as long as its near the shallow areas.
I don't need wireless charging.
Abraham Lincoln had a 3.5mm jack, wtf google.
4:47 I don't know why that's so funny to me 🤣
So many Samsonites complaining about a more accurate screen, just because they've gotten used to the oversaturated crap that Samsung feeds them year after year.
You kids enjoy your blown out colors. That shit is not for me.
If you're buying a Pixel for its hardware then you're looking at the wrong device.
Hmm. I heard the P-OLED screen was easier to view with polarized lenses. I wonder if that has anything to do with that blueing effect.
Well as we all know apple phones are years behind. so obviously not buying an iPhone. Feel for that bullshit once. Samsung has a really ugly Android reskin. LG, HTC, Nokia, etc don't have the lifespan of the other manufacturers. Google is the only brand left. Also I have Project Fi so Pixel XL 2 it is. Also if you don't like the colors of the screen download the app twilight. It also allows you to dime your screen more. That's the one thing that I don't understand with phone reviews and stuff is when they say this phone has a brighter display than another. Idc about the brightness. Tell how dark it gets. I think the only thing I'll be disappointed with with the pixel 2 xl is that I can't remap the squeeze to screenshot or something, I believe it might be a little too big but I'll have to get my hands on it to know. Also the price. Why do this game have to cost money.
Is the majority of the complaints about the screen is just because people are use to over saturated displays ?
sony xperia xz1 compact is also a good small phone
Should I trade in my s8 for the smaller pixel
What about split screen ??
So the colors of the screen are washed out like the filter applied to this video? So its safe to say we would all prob like it then.
If you guys don't see how bad the screen is, watch this video with the Pixel 2 XL and the Note 8 side by side at full brightness https://youtu.be/ERSUDinbmdE. It's night and day
To be honest iPhone 8 plus camera is better on video, selfies and portrait photos. Normal photos also there is not much difference like last year.
For the price no SD card no 8gb of RAM – NO HEADPHONE JACK – internal memory should be at least 128 gb – grade is a F !!!!
I am starting to save my money for the Pixel 2 XL and the Pixelbook with the Pixelbook pen
How much of the color shift issues I read about is due to Polarized screen? I would love it if screen is still clearly visible through Polarized lenses
10:23 isn't unlimited cloud storage for media included with Pixel 2 ?!
the first gen moto g had lesser bezel than regular pixel 2
Prefer the normal Pixel 2 than the weird looking Pixel 2 XL.
Screen is a blue abyss on a slight tilt! Awful! Talk about that!
Excellent review Alex, with honesty. You have gone a long way to restoring some of my faith back into AndroidCentral as a tech news site, as opposed to an Amazon Clearinghouse.
Today is October 20th & my Pixel 2 arrives today. I'm looking very forward to it. In all honesty, I would have gone with the XL if they had put a dual camera on it (preferably with telephoto as opposed to super wide). I'm now glad that they didn't so that I didn't. Looking very forward to some one handed ease of use.
You always do great video reviews, thanks Alex.
you'd think reviewers would mention that you don't even get earphones included with the phone especially considering the price
So u are saying that pixel 2 is even better than s8?
Movie, series lover… 👎👎No headphone jack… Can't watch the complete season continously while charging.
I don't get how they call it "little phone" and "miniature pixel", this is not a small phone. It is smaller than the XL but still not a small phone.
should have been 2 separate videos
Funny how people are whining about the screen being sRGB instead of an overly saturated mess like the S8. It's like whining that HDR isn't as vivid as a plasma display with saturation cranked up.
Screen could be fixed thru update. Still want this phone posts from original PIXEL xl
Ugly screen and no headphone jack deal breaker for me.
"I turned off the motion mode in the camera to save space"… You get unlimited photo storage with the pixel!
I wanted a pixel xl 2 but then I heard about the crappy screen
Yes, on software. No, on hardware. The screen on the XL is horrible, and the bezel on the 5" is ridiculously large (circa 2013). Really wanted to get the 2 XL, but that display is a deal breaker. Unless they recall them and re-release, can't justify the price for that horrible screen.
Awesome honest review!
Why does everyone suddenly care so much about bezels?
If it had a full on plastic back than Google could had slapped wireless charging,but whatever
There are several documented problems with the screen.
1. Screen burn in after only 10 days. – inexcusable on a 1k phone.2. Dull colors and poor calibration – all the reds look dull.3. Lack of brightness.4. Graininess on white or grey screen.5. Uneven coloring on different parts of screen.6. Blue tint when you tilt.
In sum, the screen sucks and is NOT acceptable for $1,000, I am so disappointed and am glad the Google Play site was sold out – otherwise I would have the phone right now.
In addition, the phone is super fragile. The colored button on the side is plastic instead of metal and you can easily scratch the paint off. If the paint on the fingerprint sensor gets scratched, the sensor stops working. And you can bend the phone with ease at the antennae line.
In addition (this is a matter of opinion of course), but the design and colors also suck IMO. It just does not compare to the Note 8, IPhone X and Essential phone in design.
Scratch and bend test. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVKnt7H4zVc
Google – step your hardware game up.
from LG? well folks dont buy this shitt..
Awesome review I learned way more from your review than I've learned from any of the other reviews I found I just subscribed!
Iphone X Vs Pixel XL ? xD
Blue tint is actually a good thing. So no one can see what you doing.
Why they made such a oldschool screen on Pixel 2… Make same screenbezels like Pixel XL would be better for Pixel 2. But no…
This phone sounds really nice I was a little uneasy about getting it but thank you this really helped
The screen is one of the most important things you interact with on a phone, but it isn't the only one. Software, one can argue, is the most important and interacted with more, as it functions in the background without direct use. That said, yes – a real shame the screen isn't a Samsung screen.
It would be helpful if these reviews pointed out that Google phones are the only phones that run on Project Fi, which really should be any Android user's wireless service. It's the secret weapon. Also, reviewers should explore and comment on networking – both LTE and WiFi, since they cover the range of connected activity, and can make or break any smart phone experience. As it is, this review touches all the usual bases but doesn't dig too deep.
I'd go for the small one any time..we've seen it for years..'phablets' promise much, but seldom deliver. At the end of the day it's still a phone, and 5 inch is the perfect size for any hand, and more importantly.. jeans or pants pocket..my ten cents
From where i can download that intro music ??
I have a Pixel 2XL. Great camera. Takes some of the best photos I have ever taken. Portrait mode works really well. Video stabilization is so good. Screen issues are overblown to the point of ridiculousness. Yes there is a bluish tint when angling the screen away but only noticeable when you have a whitish background. I only look at the screen straight on so if it shifts at an angle, doesn't bother me at all. If you have images or video on the screen, you can't see any blue shift. Screen burn in or image retention, again not an issue since it isn't visible unless you have a completely white background and even then you have to stare at the screen to see anything. The update was released to correct the color saturation. Now it can be over saturated just like a Samsung. Do you really need or want maker supplied earphones? I use bluetooth Sony MDR-XB950 headphones and Mpow Swift earphones. Don't need wired ear or headphones. I liked wireless charging on my Nexus 4 and 6 but I only had one charging pod and it would only be in one place in the house. Anywhere else, I would have to plug it in. So not a deal breaker. I like the usb-c with its quick charging and insert anyway into the port better. I have Google Music to access my music library and Google photos to store all of my photos and videos. I have unlimited LTE data with T-Mobile and as long as I have battery power or somewhere to plug in I can listen to or watch as music and video as I want on a beautiful screen.
So I just watched a 13 minute review of a phone that didn't include any mention of unlocking the phone ? Emmm wow.
Coming back to real color and it the over blue…. that camera… that battery… that stock Android is awrsome… xl is the way to go.. who looks at there screen on angle and with the update gave the option for dynamic range.
Can someone provide wallpapers from the video
How is audio recording on both ?
I want a bigger screen Like the Nexus 6. I just got the Pixel XL 2 and the screen is to small. Nexus 6 was the best Phone Google came out with. I only upgraded because they are not supporting security on the Nexus 6. But yes a big screen like the Nexus 6 and huge battery and fast ASS processor. Those are my wish list. I will trade my phone in for that.
its shitt phone .phone is damm slow only after 2 weeks . fingerprint is slow . apps take 5 to 10 Seconds to launch
Please tell me if this phone has photo face tag in gallery like Galaxy s5 and Note 4 if yes I will return my Galaxy S9+ right the way
Thanks for being honest (presses subscribe button…)
background music name plzzzzzxx
Sure the pixel 2 xl lacks wireless charging, a headphone jack, and has that plastic coating but it also has front firing speakers, no notch like the 3 xl, that amazing camera, the updates from Google, and a bigger screen.In my opinion, the pixel 2 xl is the phone for me and I'm glad I waited a while to see how the phone has aged before purchasing one and I have to say not bad at all.
S9+ or Pixel 2 xl?
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