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Everyday usage10/10
UI speed10/10
Camera10/10
Multimedia6/10
Internet10/10
Call quality7/10
Battery10/10
Reception10/10
Display8/10
Build quality8/10
Text input10/10

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applesnapple93
posted on 16 Nov 2017, 21:24 (Posts: 112; Member since: 06 Jan 2016)

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Disappointing Stereo Speakers

applesnapple93 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

I owned the original Pixel since launch date last year and it was awesome. When the 2 pixels were announced I was not the most excited because I wanted the Pixel 2 XL in the Pixel 2 form.... this year it wasn't the case. I preordered both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL to get my hands on both and see which one I would prefer. The Pixel 2 really does not offer much of an upgrade over the original Pixel other than the Active Edge squeeze feature (kinda pointless), and stereo speakers. However the stereo speakers are not good on the Pixel 2 standard. The bottom speaker is full, loud and has great bass. The top speaker is very tinny and sharp with high treble. It makes for a very unpleasant listening experience and you'll find yourself cringing frequently from the sharp sounds coming from it. I confirmed this was not an issue with my device as I went to 2 verizon stores and tested theirs. Call quality is effected by this too. You will notice while speaking on the phone the other persons voice suffers the same sharp sounding audio quality.

Also the display on the device seems washed out compared to the original Pixel, and ironically it looks washed out compared to the Pixel 2 XL which the entire internet seems to think otherwise.

Overall it is a great device and I would recommend it. However if you already have the original Pixel, the upgrade is absolutely pointless.

Build quality 8/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 7/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 6/10
Camera 10/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 8/10
Battery 10/10

Pros

  • very fast UI
  • Awesome Battery Life
  • Crazy fast charging
  • really good camera

Cons

  • earpiece stereo speaker is sharp and tinny
  • earpiece during calls has a sharp tinny experience
  • Stereo speakers is the only real upgrade over Pixel 1
  • Colors are washed out on display

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