Personally, I really like the phones designs. While Apple & Samsung headed more in a flashy-luxurious-racecar direction, this one seems more clean, Scandinavian and like a practical, soft tool. But sadly Android (and the whole Material-UI) is a downer for me. Give that phone 3 weeks and it is filled with garbage-apps, full caches, adverts and other 3rd-party-stuff. Simplicity should also be found in your OS. And as long as Google as well as Microsoft don't make big steps towards better OS'es, I stay a prisoner of the worse hardware-stuff by Apple :/
It depends on users I guess? I doubt that people who geeky enough to buy the Pixel 2 is the same people that installed garbage RAM Booster app or cluttered their homescreen with resources hogging widget. These are people that obsessed with lightweight ultra-pure Google/Android experience without any bloatware. They knows what they doing to their phone.
That is a very odd comment. I switched to Android 2 years ago with a OnePlus X. Have yet to experience "garbage-apps, full caches, adverts and other 3rd-party-stuff."
Garbage apps and the like are often placed there by manufacturers, like Sony and Samsung, trying to push branded apps on users instead of using the default ones.
Material Design is wonderful I think, and it's interesting to note that iOS 11 has clearly borrowed many new elements from it.
OnePlus is a great example of a manufacturer that has a modified version of Android that doesn't suck. Samsung, on the other hand...
Your post has reminded me why I stopped visiting Designer News. It's the Apple fanboy site.
I love that orange button on the white Pixel. Very striking.
Exactly what I thought.
The details are not the details; they make the design.
I like the design. Looks "different", and thats what Google go for. But my biggest issue is Android. I just prefer iOS. Not an Apple worshiper or anything, quite simply - its just much easier to use.
I'm leaning toward the opposite. I'm considering an Android phone for my next device as I feel iOS has become a huge, inconsistent, bloated mess. I'm not sure about anyone else, but iOS 11 has made my iPad more difficult to use, not easier.
Yer, I'm with you. iOS 11 is all over the place in terms of UX consistency. Super annoying to deal with across devices, little less so across apps (but still annoying). But I'm just not convinced Android has enough switching power to convert me. Maybe I'm just stuck in my ways, but iOS still looks good enough to stay with (for now).
I'm with you. I will most likely be switching to Android for the first time in my life (minus a brief interlude with the Moto X in 2012 for 2 weeks until I dropped it and it broke) when my iPhone 6s is paid off.
Android has come along way in the last couple years. I switched from iOS to Android a year ago and it was a breath of fresh air. I honestly believe that Android (starting with Nougat) has surpassed iOS in terms of design consistency, simplicity, and features. I encourage you to give it a try!
You'd think after using a phone your whole life you could graduate from something so "easy to use" and simple like iOS.
"Graduating" would imply you're moving up to a more advanced level. For me, I'm not sure Android is more advanced. Advanced means different things to different people. With a device that I use every day, it means being efficient and easy to use.
I actually want to move off iOS, sick of Apple and their monopoly on the market. But Android just doesn't cut it for me... yet.
Said "meh" when I saw the specs while having the LG V30 on my mind
The larger one is nice. The small seems a bit of a ugly duckling though. Why not make them the same I wonder.
I saw people saying that is deliberate to make you buy the big one. Are they correct? Maybe.
Think people who say such things have no idea how much it actually costs to bring a product to market let alone two.
Yeah but they could have made the small white one match...instead, they dropped the nice black top on the back and the coloured button.
Also, the small one in the grey/blue/slate is not available in unlocked form.
Totally agree. The large one is really nice though, but the price ... meah ... there are better options.
No 3.5mm headphone jack #userhostile
I've used iPhones before switching to the Pixel, and I've found the Pixel to be the best phone experience I've had. The machine learning is really powerful in these phones. We live in a time in history where Moore's law is a thing of the past. Our hardware capacity exceeds what we are able to achieve with our software, and the focus that Google is putting here with the Pixel and the integration between complete Made By Google ecosystem is going to set up a great future for whats to come, in my opinion.