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The Unofficial Google Pixel 2 & 2 XL Discussion Thread, now comes with 2-year global warranty

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lobo wrote:
Nov 23rd, 2017 11:58 am
For Canadian orders you have until Dec 31 and then Feb 2018 to claim the mini after you get the code from Google.
Just got my Pixel 2 today from Koodo but didn't pre-order where do I get this code?
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kithid wrote:
Nov 23rd, 2017 1:57 pm
Just got my Pixel 2 today from Koodo but didn't pre-order where do I get this code?
You won't. You only get the code if you ordered it from Google directly. Some carriers have their own offers and you have to speak to them.
:twisted: In order to save money, you must spend money. :twisted:
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Bit the bullet and got the Pixel 2. Great phone so far...it's super fast compared to my Nexus 6P. Going to put it through its paces this weekend and then put the 6P up for sale.

Any recommendations for a tempered glass screen protector? I'm getting the Spigen Neo Hybrid case so hopefully something that fits well with it.
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Feb 25, 2014
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Amazon Canada current listing of screen protectors are not worth your time and money. I don't know of any local shops that sell for the XL. If you can get one from the US, they may have some better ones.
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I am anal about protecting my phones, mostly in part that I resell them after a few months of usage. I find that the width of the Pixel 2 XL is a little too much for my likes so finding a very slim case was and will be a challenge. I first tried the Spigen Slim Fit Pro case and it gives decent enough protection while providing not too much additional bulk, but it was still too much extra bulk for my likes. So I found the following:

Phone case:
1. From Pro-mobile.ca (a Montreal based distributor of Chinese phone cases and screen protectors, I found them through Amazon.ca only to find out that their direct prices are slightly cheaper than what they have on Amazon). Shipping was normal via CanadaPost. https://www.pro-mobile.ca/search?type=p ... Pixel+2+XL (Google Pixel 2 XL - Silicone Phone Case). It covers the camera ok, but my case is slightly off center for the fingerprint scanner. It exposes the phone buttons, and does not provide any protection if you place your phone screen down on a flat surface. It works ok until I can find another as slim case but with better quality fit.

TPU screen protector:
1. My first screen protector was from Sparin (again from Amazon.ca) and they provide a cheaper alternative to Skinomi's wet applied TPU screen protector. I was very impressed with the overall quality but my application was not the best. https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B075V28J8M/ref ... 70_TE_item.
2. Eventually switched over to the BestBuy ClearPlex TPU protector. About $34 but you for the life of the device you can get a new replacement without any charges. It is a half decent film but my gosh does it keep oil, grease, and obviously fingerprint smudges. I do have to wipe my screen properly at least twice or thrice a day.
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Jan 12, 2012
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EDMONTON
tk1000 wrote:
Nov 27th, 2017 9:05 am
Cyber Monday offer at Google.com

"Save $50 on Pixel 2 and get a promo code for Google Home Mini on us. Valid until 11/30/2017. Discount off Google Store price."

from http://forums.redflagdeals.com/google-c ... i-2148410/

I got the Home Mini for $39 last friday and now they come out with this. Will the promo code work on top of the $39 discount? and for how long do I wait for it..

they say 4 weeks which is a long time. I'm not sure if I can just return mine, buy the Pixel 2 with the code, buy the Home Mini and hopefull get the promo code alongside the $39 discount.
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tk1000 wrote:
Nov 27th, 2017 9:05 am
Cyber Monday offer at Google.com

"Save $50 on Pixel 2 and get a promo code for Google Home Mini on us. Valid until 11/30/2017. Discount off Google Store price."

from http://forums.redflagdeals.com/google-c ... i-2148410/

I called Google and see if they could issue me the $50...The rep said I should just return the present purchase and buy it again with the new price...Well I guess it's fine since Google has free return service...
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georgehan604 wrote:
Nov 22nd, 2017 4:48 pm
Received mine yesterday black 128gb with a build date of Oct 28th. If I tilt the phone 10 degrees or just put it down on the table the screen turns blue. It's such a deal breaker.

I really liked the squeeze for Google assistant and now playing feature too. But it's going back to Google. Already ordered a one plus 5t
Received my 64GB with a build date of November 01 and exhibits severe blue tinting at the slightest tilt (less than 10 degrees for sure).

Sending it back to Rogers to get another one.
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zrepiV wrote:
Nov 29th, 2017 10:49 am
Received my 64GB with a build date of November 01 and exhibits severe blue tinting at the slightest tilt (less than 10 degrees for sure).

Sending it back to Rogers to get another one.
Mine is the same, I think I'll try two more times then jump to Note 8 or X again.
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Aug 19, 2008
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FYI it looks like the new 8.1 DP2 took out my data connectivity completely, anyone with a telus 2 XL can confirm?
Had to flash 8.0 and unenroll from beta program..
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Jan 12, 2012
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EDMONTON
aawww last day to get the $50 off Pixel 2 plus free Home Mini. Still not sure if I should bite.
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ryuu99 wrote:
Nov 30th, 2017 4:01 pm
aawww last day to get the $50 off Pixel 2 plus free Home Mini. Still not sure if I should bite.
Not biting, at least for me. Gonna wait for a used one.

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