Question Are you keeping your Pixel 6?

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GrandMstrBud

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I seen a few forums on some people disappointed with he nee Pixel 6. I am one of them and just initiated the return. Are you keeping yours or sending it back?
 

drmason

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Still undecided, but I'm not happy either.. it's chunky, it'S heavy, and it's slippery... so much worse than the 5
 
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drmason

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That's what surprised me as well.
I haven't ordered the pixel 6 but i was really surprised when i saw the weight of the device.
I would understand if this would make a great SOT, but right now... it's not better than my 5. Not really sure if it needs to adapt a little or it's just not effiecient.
 

CB620

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To be fair though, in screen fingerprint readers have been notoriously finicky at launch for most phones.
False. I'm going based off experiences with other scanners I've used in the past. I've had the Oneplus 6T, amongst other 1st generation optic scanners they worked better out the box unlike the P6. I like the phone don't get me wrong but people need to stop making excuses for this fingerprint scanner. It performs poorly or not at all.
 

mang0

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False. I'm going based off experiences with other scanners I've used in the past. I've had the Oneplus 6T, amongst other 1st generation optic scanners they worked better out the box unlike the P6. I like the phone don't get me wrong but people need to stop making excuses for this fingerprint scanner. It performs poorly or not at all.

I've used the OnePlus 6T since launch. (And still using it.) There *were definitely significant issues with the optical scanner at launch as well. And people complained and OnePlus pushed out updates, and it eventually became much more stable. 🤷‍♀️
 

XNine

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I'm definitely keeping it. It's superior in every way to the OnePlus 9. Far better hardware and experience than the Pixel 5. While no phone has been perfect for me since the OnePlus 6, this is about as close at it can get after installing Ruthless launcher.
 

faddedpat

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Absolutely! I'll be selling my 1+9 and keeping this phone. Happy I made the switch thus far, not gonna look back. Will be excited to see tensor evolve as time goes on in this ecosystem.
 
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mitchst2

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Op6T being referenced as a good scanner. There's a first. That said both it and p6 perform ok for me none better than the other even though p6 scanner should be 3 years newer.
 

CB620

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6T was used as a reference since the previous person stated all optic fingerprints are bad out the box. That's false. Hence the reference.

Oneplus 6T
Vivo Nex S
Hell even the Nokia Pure View didn't perform this bad out the box.
 

mang0

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Op6T being referenced as a good scanner. There's a first. That said both it and p6 perform ok for me none better than the other even though p6 scanner should be 3 years newer.

Exactly the point I was trying to make. OnePlus 6T at launch was a significantly worse scanner than it was after they pushed thru some software updates. (I didn't say it was good. I just said at launch it was much worse.) Pixel 6 has only been out for 2 days. I would expect to see the usability increase.
 
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Justin933

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i'll probably keep it just to get the android updates first (this is my first pixel), but im not super thrilled with it so far... maybe some software updates will make it better.

Things im not impressed with:
- In screen fingerprint scanner is very bad for me.
- Random reboots
- not impressed with sound quality
- no gesture to turn on flashlight?
- no beep after saying 'hey google' when it is ready for input.
---update Fixed this. Settings > Accessibility > Voice Access > Switch on Use Voice Access.
- No face unlock

Other than that, I like the looks / feel / speed / display / wireless charging / free earbuds
 
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Tomatot-

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I'm also disappointed regarding the display (feels cheap, weird color shift depending on the angles), really poor optimisation considering the hardware. My OP6 with a custom kernel had pretty much the same smoothness and my OP8T with Neutrino is miles ahead. I was hyped with a12, in the end it's bot so good.

I will keep it for the community, the official support and the camera, but I gotta say i'm overall a bit disappointed.
 

matt99017d

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I have traditionally used Google phones. There have been a few Motorola's in there. I'll definitely be keeping it.

My only issue with it is how slippery it is.
When it comes to everything else, I think it's perfect.
I have a case coming in tomorrow.


Pixel 6 Black.
 
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    Keeping it. Don't understand why people would be disappointed.
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    To be fair though, in screen fingerprint readers have been notoriously finicky at launch for most phones.
    False. I'm going based off experiences with other scanners I've used in the past. I've had the Oneplus 6T, amongst other 1st generation optic scanners they worked better out the box unlike the P6. I like the phone don't get me wrong but people need to stop making excuses for this fingerprint scanner. It performs poorly or not at all.
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    I don't get all the complaints. Compared to any of the previous Pixels, this is leaps and bounds ahead of them all. I hated the fingerprint scanner on the back so I'm really happy it's on the front now. Is it the fastest of any phone? Certainly not. Is it terrible? Not for me. It works perfectly fine, even with my Amazon glass screen protector.

    Battery life so far seems pretty great too. I get 5h SOT with 50% battery left. Sound is some of the best I've seen. A million times better than the crappy under display speaker of the Pixel 5, which is why I got rid of it.

    Then there's the size. This is the thing I love the most. I have long grown tired of the massive 'flagship' phones of recent times, and the Pixel 6, for me, is the perfect size.

    I really have nothing to complain about and will be sticking with it for some time.
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    Sadly I might not. I have until the 11th to initiate a return. If nothing changes with the fingerprint scanner it's going back to Google.
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    Sadly I might not. I have until the 11th to initiate a return. If nothing changes with the fingerprint scanner it's going back to Google.
    Thats another point I don't like, the capacitive on the back was perfect, even with the swipe gesture.. the one on the front is just anonyin with this footprint.