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Discussion in 'Geeks and Gadgets' started by Martin, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Martin

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    Does anyone have any experience with using the Google Pixel phones?
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Mrs p has one.
     
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    How does Mrs P rate it
     
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    She had a OnePlus 3T before and reckons that it feels a classier bit of kit but that the performance isn't really much better. I have a OnePlus 5T and don't reckon it performs any better at all in any noticeable way. Certainly not worth the (considerable) extra outlay.

    Having said that it's a very good phone that lets you zip through stuff with no lag, looks good and gets regular upgrades. Speakers are a tad on the quiet side, if that matters.
     
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    Interesting, I was looking at both the 5T and the pixel2 but they were similar prices. If price was irrelevant which would you prefer?
     
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    There's £100 quid or so in it, SIM free now, I notice after a quick search, so still a reasonable difference.

    If they were the same price I think I'd still pick the 5T. The reason being I'm a bit of a OnePlus fan-boy. Both are great phones with more performance than you're ever going to need in the current way of things.

    Oh, ETA that the camera on the Pixel just edges it, particularly in low light conditions.
     
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    The camera is my main driver TBH, apart from a bit of browsing I only really use it for calling/texts and photos. How do the screens compare? The 5T looked lovely in the O2 shop, they don't have a pixel though.
     
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    5T wins on screen front, hands down.
     
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    Had a feeling you'd say that!

    My contract is up in May, so a bit of time to decide. I can get the pixel 2 for £30/m for ultd/ultd/8Gb on EE, I only ever use about 3Gb but if I'm tying in for 2 years I like to play it safe. Contracts on the 5T are similar, actually a little more despite being a cheaper handset.

    I was tempted to just buy outright, then I realised they cost the same as my upcoming holiday!
     
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    Then you can get a contract for about £12 a month though and if you've got the cash, it works out cheaper in the long run.

    Unless, like me, you brick 2 phones in 3 months. Those Lenovo P2s were brilliant, and cheap, but not waterproof.
     
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    £12/m for 24 months is £288, plus the phone at £519 (for the pixel 2) = £807 - I can get the pixel for £30/m so £720 overall and I don't have to make any large payments. The 5T may be close though.

    Didn't consider waterproof, are the pixel and 5t waterproof? Had waterproof phones for years and never once needed that functionality, but you know what'll happen if I go for one without!
     
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    I'd never had a problem either, then twice in 2 months...
     
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    My OH has always had cheap phones, so we decided to get her something a bit better with a nice camera. She broke it within a month. I got the screen fixed a few months later, it got broken again. We got her another cheap phone and it's last 16 months although has now died unfortunately (won't charge). I've just ordered her a Mi A1 so will see how that fares.
     
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