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

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Kind of a disappointing sale. ~5% off a $1000+ purchase isn't a huge incentive.
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mxzas wrote:
Nov 29th, 2017 11:39 am
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..
Had the same issue with 8.1 DP2. called telus and the immediately told me its unsupported OS and to unenroll. Did some digging and found a fixed and stayed on 8.1 DP2

You recreate the APN for sp.telus.com and then change the APN from IPv4 to IPv4/IPv6 and this fixes this issue

https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/69841331 / https://www.telus.com/en/on/support/art ... oid-device

good luck.
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FYI, I bought an XL 2 64 GB black and white on Cyber Monday (to take advantage of $50 AND free home mini - better than nothing) and when I placed the order the anticipated ship date was 4-5 weeks. I just got notification that it actually shipped today so not sure why the queue got shrunk so much.
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Anyone else thinks this phone takes a long time to charge? Seems much slower than my G6
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9394 wrote:
Dec 10th, 2017 9:12 pm
Anyone else thinks this phone takes a long time to charge? Seems much slower than my G6
Which phone do you like better?
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vivibaby wrote:
Dec 11th, 2017 12:54 am
Which phone do you like better?
Pixel 2 XL is better overall but for me:

- Size of G6 was perfect
- Fingerprint sensor was better on the G6
- Charging time was faster on the G6
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9394 wrote:
Dec 11th, 2017 9:41 am
Pixel 2 XL is better overall but for me:

- Size of G6 was perfect
- Fingerprint sensor was better on the G6
- Charging time was faster on the G6
I'm not surprised it takes lover than the g6. It's a much bigger battery. Is it worth the premium over the g6 though?
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It does take a while to charge the Pixel 2 XL. Apparently charging is capped at 10.5W; despite coming with an 18W adapter in the box.

https://www.xda-developers.com/google-p ... ly-capped/

I noticed this as well even though I'm using an alternate charger right now (need a longer USB Type C to Type C cable than what comes in the box)
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vivibaby wrote:
Dec 11th, 2017 2:28 pm
I'm not surprised it takes lover than the g6. It's a much bigger battery. Is it worth the premium over the g6 though?
My primary reason for making the switch is for the camera. And yes, it's worth it.
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9394 wrote:
Dec 11th, 2017 4:09 pm
My primary reason for making the switch is for the camera. And yes, it's worth it.
Oh wow I need to look into that. I thought the camera on the g6 was supposed to be one of the best already.
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vivibaby wrote:
Dec 11th, 2017 4:42 pm
Oh wow I need to look into that. I thought the camera on the g6 was supposed to be one of the best already.
Lowlight performance with G6 cam was crappy.

The wide angle cam was pretty awesome though but you get portrait mode with the Pixel.
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Also, for those who take selfies, both the LG G6 and V30 have very poor (comparatively) front cameras.
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Devhux wrote:
Dec 11th, 2017 8:24 pm
Also, for those who take selfies, both the LG G6 and V30 have very poor (comparatively) front cameras.
I can attest to that. The V30 has one of the worst front facing cameras, just awful.
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Any good screen protectors for the 2 XL? I've been a spigen customer for 4 years and ordered yet another case from them haha.
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