Android - what's in your pocket?


That would have added significantly to the weight, I think.


So I’ve gotten tired of the power button on my Pixel 1 working intermittently, the 1/3 day of battery life, the USB-C connector being a delicate flower, and the phone randomly shutting down particularly when I’m trying to take a quick photo. I’m trading down to a Motorola Moto x6, which should arrive in a couple of days. With trade in for the Pixel, the promotional price for the new phone, and the $100 in Fi credit I’m getting, I’m actually making money on the trade, even including a phone case and SD card. It’ll be nice to have a phone I don’t have to fight with, even if it’s not running Pie.


Nice! Wait, x6 or g6? Latest models in those lines look like x4 and g6.

Would love to hear impression at any rate; the midrange Motos are always tempting to me and I’m curious what you think.


I’ve got an X4 and like it a lot, but I’ve never had a top of the line phone. With moderate use of listening to podcasts for 90 minutes and a couple calls, maybe use an app of two for a short time, read email I can usually go 2 days before I have to charge it. I usually charge it every day, but I can skip a day.

The touch screen seems responsive, colors good, speaker is good enough for my use. We’re usually happy with the pictures - knowing this isn’t a good stand alone camera. I can’t imagine spending $800+ on a phone. I would maybe consider a Pixel when they are running a special for around $400, but this $250 phone seems plenty good.

I’ve also had a G5+ and felt the same way.


The g6. Sorry, my girlfriend has an x4, really likes it, and I was just remembering the model.

Yeah, after owning a Pixel for a couple of years, the benefits of having a top-of-the-line phone do not justify the cost, particularly since it’s lasted less well than any other cell phone I’ve owned. I’m happy to drop back to a mid-range phone. I’ll report how it is once I get it and switch over.