Android - what's in your pocket?


#1928

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


#1929

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.


#1930

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.


#1931

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.


#1932

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.