Google Pixel and Pixel XL 2

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  1. Zorachus

    Zorachus [H]ardForum Junkie

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    There's an update on the Play Store for the stock Google Phone app. And man they killed one thing I LOVED the most about it, the swipe to the different panels. I would always swipe left to my Favorites, or swipe right to the Contacts, or further swipe to the Voicemail. It was so smooth and fast, to just swipe from anywhere on the screen.

    Now it's been moved to the bottom of the screen, no more swiping, now you need to tap on which panel you want. Which to me takes even longer now, and is not as fast and smooth as before.

    I have been using the stock Google or ASOP Phone app for years, probably 8 years or so. This change is no bueno.
     
  2. ChronoReverse

    ChronoReverse Gawd

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    Maybe send feedback about it? It really seems like a odd thing to take out.
     
  3. T4rd

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    Yeah, I hate this too. Looks like there's a lot of recent feedback/reviews about it in the Play Store too. Maybe send them an e-mail complaining about it as well, but I doubt it will do any good, it can't hurt though.

    Finally was able to pull the May security update on T-Mobile last night at least. Took a week for them to push the OTA :rolleyes:.
     
  4. ChronoReverse

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    Good idea, time to leave a 1 star review.


    Also, I'm glad I'm not on T-Mobile and have to deal with their weird slow updating ways. I heard that if you have a sim card from another carrier, you could force the update though (or just sideload, doesn't need root).
     
  5. Commander Shepard

    Commander Shepard Proud Brony

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    I finally got my May update last night. Ten days after its release. I'm on T-Mobile, too.
     
  6. vegeta535

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    Anyone notice the blue tint is a lot less noticable? Seem like there almost no color shift now.
     
  7. ChronoReverse

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    Mine is absolutely still there but it's not really an issue to me.
     
  8. exlink

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    You most likely just got more used to it as time has gone on.
     
  9. T4rd

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    I just got mine a couple months ago and it didn't really have it in the first place, at least it wasn't any worse than my 6P's display when I put them side by side (which is to say it's not really noticeable).
     
  10. Jaymzkerten

    Jaymzkerten Limp Gawd

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    I'm a bit disappointed that 7 months in I already have burn in from the clock and notifications at the top of the screen. After the horrible burn in my GS7 had I now have it set to manual brightness and rarely take it above 50%. I feel like what they did to "dim" the soft buttons at the bottom should have also been done to the top as well. Definitely going to be flexing the warranty as I get closer to the 1 year mark.
     
  11. vegeta535

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    Had mine since November and have 0 burnin. I keep my brightness around 50%. Google will replace it under warranty if you have burn in.
     
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  12. Domingo

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    A guy I work with got an XL2 yesterday and it was minimal. Still there, but it was way less noticeable than my launch day version. His also didn't have the weird "gritty" look whenever there was too much white on the screen, too. I'd feel comfortable recommending an XL if they're all like that now.
     
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  13. ChronoReverse

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    Yeah, mine doesn't have the gritty look at all. I would definitely be bothered by that far more than blueshift.
     
  14. auntjemima

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    I am running 100% brightness and now a few months in I have no burn-in. Screen has a 1 minute time out.
     
  15. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    Got my new one on warranty tradeout. Process was smooth as butter.
     
  16. T4rd

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    I checked mine like a week ago and have 0 burn in as well, but I would hope a 2 month old phone wouldn't either and I got my phone after they implemented the inverted color nav bar stuff to negate burn-in. I usually only keep my screen at about half brightness (with adaptive brightness enabled) too.

    Interestingly enough, I put my phone up next to the S9+ I just got my mom this weekend and to me the displays are mostly comparable. The S9+ gets a bit brighter and doesn't ghost as bad at lower brightness, but otherwise I think the 2 XL holds its own against it now.
     
  17. Zorachus

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    Android P beta 3 released today.

    I'm running bone-stock not rooted beta 2 right now, how do I do a clean fresh install of beta 3?
     
  18. RashMullah

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    They'll just send u the OTA. I'm running it, it's smooth.

    I also hate the change to the dialer where they removed the swiping btw.
     
  19. T4rd

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    So anyone notice this delayed wake "bug" (2 XL only on the June update) that may have been an intentional change? Apparently the phone takes 2-3 seconds to wake up if you have the Always on Display disabled. My phone doesn't seem to be affected by it though. It might take a second longer to wake sometimes, but after testing it a bunch, it's rare or inconsistent at worst.
     
  20. ChronoReverse

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    Yup, introduced by the June patch and lots of people are upset about it.

    I'm using a custom kernel (Flash Kernel) that retains the fix that led to this bug while fixing the screen on delay.

    (the intended change adds 50ms of delay but we're obviously seeing more than that)
     
  21. RashMullah

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    I'm curious guys... Do you have your displays set to Boosted or Saturated profile?
     
  22. ChronoReverse

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    Boosted. Saturated is too much.
     
  23. Commander Shepard

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    I'm still on the May update. I get updates around the 13th - 15th each month.

    Saturated. Brings the screen to life.
     
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  24. Zorachus

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    Saturated, the other modes make it look to washed out and dull
     
  25. Nimisys

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    Right now Verizon has 650$ toward a second 2/XL if you buy one at full price. worth while at this point? Wife has a 6P with a degrading battery and my MotoX has had a dead mainboard and i've been on a 929 for the last month. seriously considering this for us, but concerned about screen burn-in issues. Worth doing, or better considering something else or waiting?
     
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  26. T4rd

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    Definitely still worth getting IMO. If you've skimmed the thread over the past few months and saw any recent YouTube vids about it, it seems that they've tweaked the display a bit since launch. I got my 2 XL back in April and have absolutely no burn in right now and the blue shift was the same as my 6P had when comparing side by side (so not distractingly bad).

    FWIW too, these phones come with a two year warranty now and 3 years of OS and security updates.
     
  27. Vengance_01

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    That averages about to be about 400 to 450 so it's not bad. One of the best overall packaged phone out there period. Jump on it
     
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  28. T4rd

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    Anyone notice WiFi disconnecting and reconnecting immediately thereafter? Mostly notice it in the Youtube app because it will say "back online" with the the green bar at the bottom every time WiFi reconnects. But I'll occasionally catch it switching to LTE and back to WiFi just while using the phone. It does it with any AP I've connected to (several) and while I'm close to the AP with strong signal as well.

    Not too big of a deal since it doesn't really interrupt anything, but it's a minor annoyance that shouldn't happen still. After seeing Kyle RMA his phone for WiFi issues, I'm wondering if mine is about to take a dump too or something.
     
  29. sgrinavi

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    Anyone tried to replace the screen themselves on the 2xl ? Mines cracked and I just cant see spending $240 at the UbreakIrapeU store
     
  30. ChronoReverse

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    Maybe check developer settings and see if aggressive handover is enabled (turn it off). Might also want to turn off mobile data always on if it's turned on.
     
  31. Nimisys

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    Ended up getting one,had to jump through some hoops, as they would only do the deal for new lines. Everytime I go through Verizon for a phone I fucking hate dealing with them. However wife had an unknown corperate discount so we basically got an additional line for the house for free. Which works as often one of the childcare providers will forget their own phone.

    Nice phone. OMG battery life.