Since I could remember I’ve been using Google Nexus phones. They were always sensible options to the alternative devices that came full of bloatware or were priced insanely high.
I’m currently on the Nexus 6p (which is giving me headaches since the Nougat update.) Its a beutiful phone. Its sleek, fast and has great features like stereo front facing speakers and 3-amp USB-C charging. Great camera etc. All for an affordable price.
Nexus is dead! Enter the Pixel phone. First thing to note. Its UGLY. I mean really ugly! speakers are now at the bottom the rear has a hatch looking square around the finger-print sensor. It has antenna markings like an old iPhone. Its hideous. Its pricey too!
Another BIG problem is that now this new phone has features not available to the Nexus like. Such as the assistant and free full size photo backup. So they are pretty much screwing old Nexus followers. So you’re paying much more for something that looks crappier. Just because someone had an idea up at Google. Try to compare the appearance of this phone to lets say the iPhone 7 or Nexus 6p. Its look inferior. Actually Huawei the maker of the Nexus 6p declined to build the Pixel due to issues with branding. So HTC built the new Pixel.
One final note of Google Support. Its horrible!! I’ve had the Nexus 6p for less than a year. The phone is awesome… but once the Nougat update came out. The phone became the most unreliable I’ve seen. I called Google support and spent hours with them on the phone. Useless…. they sent a new unit which starter rebooting randomly just like my original phone. After factory resets… and running safe mode. The phone still reboots a few times a day. Sometimes while on a call. Which is really bad… I was on a call with the State Police and the phone rebooted…. 5 minutes later I was on a call with the towing company the phone rebooted again. This only stared happening after Android 7. Even with minimal apps installed it reboots. I spent another 2h on the phone with Google Support and they are now sending a refurbished phone. This would be the third phone. I want a refund at this point. I probably end-up getting an iPhone which is amazing since I’m 100% Google.