Just received my Pixel XL

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LOVE IT! Was going to wait for the Pixel XL 2, but decided to pull the trigger now, because:

1) I was tired of dealing with the TERRIBLE outgoing phone volume on my 6P (otherwise, a great phone). Everyone I telephoned said they could not hear me, and there was no 'fix' from either Google or Verizon. There are multiple threads on the net complaining of the same problem..Today placed multiple calls on my Pixel, and was told that my voice was crystal clear. Yeahhhhh!

2) Google was offering $200 off on the XL, plus a free Daydream View. Hard deal to pass up.

My only complaint (and it's a minor one) - I'm not crazy about the 'shadow' covering the lower row of icons on the screen. I prefer the look on my 6P screen, where both rows of icons were 'clear'. I assume that there's no setting to change this, but would love to find out I'm wrong....
 

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Congrats on the new phone! One of my coworkers has one and really likes it.

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Congrats! I love mine. Can't beat the deal they're running on them.

I had similar issues with my 6p & didn't make it near as long as you did.

I don't see any reason to upgrade anytime soon, though I wouldn't mind smaller bezels like the XL 2 is rumored to have.

I'm looking forward to Android Or on this phone. I played with one of the beta builds for a little while. Gonna be an even better phone soon.

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Thanks Sajo and johnny Kansas. Yes, johnny, it was a struggle dealing with the 6P volume issue. The only way that I could get people to hear me was to use the speakerphone, which was a real drag. Terrible that Google never found a fix for that problem. In any event, I agree - I really don't care that much about the bezels. And, I was also turned off by the likelihood that the Pixel 2 will not have a headphone jack. So, all in all, I'm a happy camper!
 

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...So, all in all, I'm a happy camper!

And that's ^^^ all that matters. It's your phone and if you are happy with it, and like it that's what is truly important.

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Thanks, bkdodger! Just received Oreo, so interested to see how that impacts this phone...
 

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LOVE IT! Was going to wait for the Pixel XL 2, but decided to pull the trigger now, because:

1) I was tired of dealing with the TERRIBLE outgoing phone volume on my 6P (otherwise, a great phone). Everyone I telephoned said they could not hear me, and there was no 'fix' from either Google or Verizon. There are multiple threads on the net complaining of the same problem..Today placed multiple calls on my Pixel, and was told that my voice was crystal clear. Yeahhhhh!

2) Google was offering $200 off on the XL, plus a free Daydream View. Hard deal to pass up.

My only complaint (and it's a minor one) - I'm not crazy about the 'shadow' covering the lower row of icons on the screen. I prefer the look on my 6P screen, where both rows of icons were 'clear'. I assume that there's no setting to change this, but would love to find out I'm wrong....

Did 8.0 not fix that on your 6P?

I was getting tired of the issues with my 6P as well but 8.0 breathe new life in it. I still have that terrible screenshot bug but other than that my battery life has improved a tad and it may be just enough of a crutch to get me to Pixel XL2.

Either way good purchase as no matter which route you went you were getting a great device with solid support from Google for the next few years.

Congrats.
 

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Throw that 8.0 on there, it may help holding out a little more easier.
Running it now. After a reset, it is running pretty well. Still stutters and what not, but definitely better than 7.1.2.

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Running it now. After a reset, it is running pretty well. Still stutters and what not, but definitely better than 7.1.2.

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Yeah I still notice some issues as well but it will be enough to help me limp into October/November for when I am looking to purchase the XL2.

But yeah you can tell the 6P is getting a little long in the tooth.
 

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And I thought I wanted to downsize with my next phone... That V30 looks so good, it'll be impossible for me to turn down the XL2 if it looks anything like it.

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And I thought I wanted to downsize with my next phone... That V30 looks so good, it'll be impossible for me to turn down the XL2 if it looks anything like it.

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The good news is, they're making smaller phones with screens just as big or bigger these days.

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