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

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ChiGGz wrote:
Jan 26th, 2018 10:35 am
Any deals out there on this phone right now (XL)? Missed out on the Koodo one :(
Or the regular one. Looking for a deal on the 5" in 128GB.
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Way better than the 80,000 phones Essential sold!

The truth is that Google will never sell as many phones as Samsung or Apple. The article does go in detail to say why this is the case, but one of the biggest reasons is carrier support and marketing. Here in Canada all the carriers sell the phone, but in the large market that is US, you can only see the phone in person at Verizon or order it online from Google. Most people still go to carrier stores and walk away with whatever device the sales person is being pressured to support that week, and Apple & Samsung spend far more in marketing and PR to make their phones the ones to push.
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Devhux wrote:
Feb 14th, 2018 2:30 am
Way better than the 80,000 phones Essential sold!

The truth is that Google will never sell as many phones as Samsung or Apple. The article does go in detail to say why this is the case, but one of the biggest reasons is carrier support and marketing. Here in Canada all the carriers sell the phone, but in the large market that is US, you can only see the phone in person at Verizon or order it online from Google. Most people still go to carrier stores and walk away with whatever device the sales person is being pressured to support that week, and Apple & Samsung spend far more in marketing and PR to make their phones the ones to push.
+1

There are several amazing Androids out there that get overlooked because they don't have the same kind of advertising as Apple and Sammy, and too many don't even make it on display at carrier stores.
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bigsky2 wrote:
Jan 29th, 2018 6:30 pm
I think the only solution is to get a non-full screen / non edge to edge screen protector to keep a majority of the screen protected.
It seems like the protectors with the adhesive edges suffer from application issues after installation, or excessive glare or reflection since the Pixel's screen is not completely flush with the underside of the screen protector.
That's what I'm thinking too. I'm ok with the edge not being protected. So what are some good options?
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Sgt_Strider wrote:
Feb 20th, 2018 3:34 am
That's what I'm thinking too. I'm ok with the edge not being protected. So what are some good options?
I went with a wet application protector. Uses water and soap to apply the protector, so any fudge ups can be corrected easily.
Inexpensive, decent coverage - about 2mm away from the extreme edge of the screen where it meets the phone's body.
I'm happy with the results and I haven't thought about looking for an alternate protector.

I have read great reviews on the Whitestone Dome Glass, which is currently the best screen protector for the P2XL as it feels like tempered glass and has excellent coverage including the curved edges.
Installation requires patience as it uses a LOCA based adhesive liquid solution.
Mind you it's quite expensive, but it might be worthwhile if you want the clarity and silkiness of glass.

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