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[*] No mention of it being water/dust resistant. (both iPhone 7 and Samsung's 7 phones have this)
[*] Battery life (?)
[*] Fast charging (?)

Battery life should be amazing, and is listed on their store page. Snapdragon supports quickcharge 3.0
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Battery
Pixel: 2,770 mAh • Pixel XL: 3,450 mAh

Pixel
2,770 mAh battery
Standby time: Up to 456 hours1
Talk time: Up to 26 hours1
Internet use time (Wi-Fi): Up to 13 hours1
Internet use time (LTE): Up to 13 hours1
Video playback: Up to 13 hours1
Audio playback: Up to 110 hours1
Fast charging: Up to 7 hours of use from only 15 minutes of charging1

Pixel XL
3,450 mAh battery
Standby time: Up to 552 hours1
Talk time: Up to 32 hours1
Internet use time (Wi-Fi): Up to 14 hours1
Internet use time (LTE): Up to 14 hours1
Video playback: Up to 14 hours1
Audio playback: Up to 130 hours1
Fast charging: Up to 7 hours of use from only 15 minutes of charging1

1Actual battery performance will vary and depends on many factors including signal strength, network configuration, age of battery, operating temperature, features selected, device settings and voice, data and other application usage patterns.
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As a Nexus 6P owner, and I think I speak for a lot of Nexus owners and Fi users. I am sorely disappointed. The price is ridiculous for what you get. My Nexus 6P was a much better value. Going to have to figure out something in the future when I am ready to buy a new phone. this is not flagship hardware, but it is a flagship price.


Got rid of dual speakers, got rid of aluminum body.. I am not sure what they were tinhking.


oh and you have to sell your soul to verizon to use it.

Nexus 6 owner here. I paid very little for it since I waited for 15 months. Great phone but I have no interest in Google products anymore after buying iPad mini 2. Google can't compete with Samsung, LG nor Samsung. They should give up making phones just like MS gave up on mobile.
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Software security is the biggest feature for any smart phone. thumb.gif
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Dont know if this was said but the Pixel phones will use UFS 2.0, which i believe are the first android phones to do so. Could help justify the cost.

*more words* It seems that google is tryting to have the fastest phone judging by first impressions.

*edit 2* nvm it looks like the note 7 uses UFS 2.0
Edited by WolfssFang - 10/4/16 at 5:11pm
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post #55 of 195
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*more words* It seems that google is tryting to have the fastest phone judging by first impressions.

In order to compete with Apple on usability, Google will absolutely have to have the fastest Android phone on the market. I doubt that the Snapdragon 821 will match the A10 Fusion as far as raw performance goes, but normal people don't care about benchmarks. All they care about is how the phone performs during normal usage.
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In order to compete with Apple on usability, Google will absolutely have to have the fastest Android phone on the market. I doubt that the Snapdragon 821 will match the A10 Fusion as far as raw performance goes, but normal people don't care about benchmarks. All they care about is how the phone performs during normal usage.
100% agree and I dont even see the SD 830 catching up to the A10. Maybe samsung's new SoC might come close.

As for speed, as long as the phone doesn't lag in everyday tasks no normal user will care about the differences between the 821 and the A10. To also add it seems that google really fine tuned the touch latency going by Android Police hands on video.

I would like to know how the pixel phones handle VR and if you still get the same issues as you do when using a s7/note 7 in VR mode.
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Next phone I'm interested in will be one that starts out the size of a small smartphone and folds out to be the size of a tablet, with flexible oled n whatever.

I got a new phone a few months ago, to replace a phone I had for 4 years before that. My old phone was multitudes better than my current phone (they were both "flagship" models of their time/company), it was easier to use, faster, and just seemed to be better put together. My new phone is laggy, cumbersome and has weird quirks which have to be put up with. Only upgraded because I accidentally drove over my old phone and destroyed it. My old phone would have easily lasted me until foldable phones are released and there's actually a benefit for upgrading.
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I don't think I will get bored, per se. The iPhone 7 is an amazing phone. I'm just really curious now because for the first time, Google has released a unique product at a premium price point... and I am curious what will make this device better than the Nexus devices which cost significantly less.


Yes, but the problem is the premium price point doesn't indicate premium quality parts. I hate to break the news to you but the Nexus 5 and 6P were both much more modern with good features at a lower cost. The Pixel is not worth the cost. You best stick with the iPhone.
 
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post #59 of 195
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In order to compete with Apple on usability, Google will absolutely have to have the fastest Android phone on the market. I doubt that the Snapdragon 821 will match the A10 Fusion as far as raw performance goes, but normal people don't care about benchmarks. All they care about is how the phone performs during normal usage.

I know most people do not care about spec but I do not think Google is using 821. They have "821" running 2.15GHz/1.6GHz which are same for OP3 820. 821 should be clocked ~ 2.4GHz/2.2GHz. Something is fishy there.
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And yet the most expensive version is already sold out.
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