- Apr 12, 2016
pixel 5 is pretty much a P2XL with double the battery. wife has had one for the last year as a P2XL replacement. i liked it, but not at the MSRP for double the battery, but otherwise the same years old phone.A Pixel 4a or 5 would be a better direct replacement for a Pixel 2, especially with respect to size and weight.
You mentioned that you ran your battery down on Day 01, did you have a fingerprint registered before you ran it down to 0%, or was your first fingerprint registration performed after you recharged your battery?Interesting. I rand mine down to 0% on the first day sans issues. No clue if it's a tech myth or whatever, but I recall always being told to run phone batteries all the way down when they're new.
Because you mentioned that you ran your battery down on Day 01, I have to ask did you have a fingerprint registered before you ran it down to 0% or was your first fingerprint registration after you recharged your battery?
Thanks, I'm glad to learn that. Now for the next question. When you ran your phone down to 0%, did it automatically shut down before you started your recharging, or did you start your recharging from 0% before your phone automatically shut down?I setup a fingerprint prior. Several actually. I registered both index fingers and both thumbs almost immediately. That was the trick to making my previous phone's fingerprint scanner tolerable and it mostly works for this one, too.
Thanks, I'm glad to learn that. Now for the next question. When you ran your phone down to 0%, did it automatically shut down before you started your recharging, or did you start your recharging from 0% before your phone automatically shut down?
Reason I am asking that is I read through the Reddit thread and all the users who were affected by the issue are saying that their phones had a depleted battery to the point where it shut down and when the phone was rebooted they were affected by the issue.
One thing man this thing is sliiiiick, it likes to slip around so easily, my case comes today I've been trying to baby it a bit so I didn't drop it.
It's because they've been burnt several times when experimenting with non-glass backs. They were burnt by reviewers going "oh it just doesn't feel that premium". They were also burnt by the PIxel 5's resin coating starting to flake for some users.Yeah, it really is. Not sure why Google thought it was a good choice, unless they actually wanted to drive case sales (which would contradict the effort they put into the other design aspects). Surely they could have added some texture to the glass back.
I got mine a few nights ago, but won't switch over until the case I ordered arrives. Damn thing actually nearly slid off the edge of the bed without any effort.
Hell no. Based on the hardware in the pixel 6 ($599) compared to the hardware in the iPhone 13 ($699), the Pixel 6 should not be any more expensive than $599. Much superior SoC and 5G mmWave radios compared to that underperforming tensor chip with no mmWave (the carrier models with mmWave are $699 and no one here is buying them)? Pretty much the top smartphone battery life vs middling if not shitty battery life? Better ram management vs gotta use a bunch more RAM and burn more battery power to have similar performance? The Pixel must stay cheaper than an iPhone in order to compete. Don't give Google any ideas about raising their pricesAfter having my Pixel 6 Pro for a week, and now Pixel 6 for several days, to me it's no question, I prefer the FLAT screen Pixel 6, and more portable size and better grip. Battery life between the two, it does seem like the smaller 6 has slightly better battery life, when using the phones with the same exact setup and usage. And screen brightness too, I brought both phones hiking with me this weekend, and the Pixel 6 seemed to just be a little brighter in the day.
But no question the 120hz display on the 6 Pro rocks, it's super fluid smooth. And watching content on the 6 Pro is superior. The Pixel 6 Pro is just a smoother faster feeling phone, but not by much over the Pixel 6.
Is the 6 Pro worth the $300 premium over the Pixel 6? No. But I also think Google under priced the Pixel 6, it should be like $699, and keep the 6 Pro at $899, so $200 difference wouldn't seem as bad. To me the $599 Pixel 6 is no budget phone, it's almost every bit as high end as a flagship, minus no 120hz screen, and higher res display, no telephoto lens ( which I never use ) and 12GB vs 8GB RAM, not sure how big a difference that really is?
But pricing aside, I just prefer the feel and usability of the Pixel 6 more than the 6 Pro. So I will be returning my Pixel 6 Pro this week, great phone, but too large, and curved edges not my liking.