What was Google thinking?! As if our networks are 100% reliable?! In the UK they 'frequently' go down and most customers have no service (and no compensation) whilst a proportion switch between 5g and 4g and can go about life as normal'ish.
Do you not get a full illuminated thumb/finger when you press on it? Several of us, do. It's a bit surreal really - even if it's been more reliable than the U/Sonic one I have with my S21U. I'd rather be able to not blind myself in a dark room when trying to simply unlock my phone,
My Oneplus 8 pro does this too. I'm sure it's happening on the Pixel as well considering the style the smartphone world has gone to with crazy charging animations and stuff. I hated it so I don't use it, luckily OP has face unlock, Pixel does not.Do you not get a full illuminated thumb/finger when you press on it? Several of us, do. It's a bit surreal really - even if it's been more reliable than the U/Sonic one I have with my S21U. I'd rather be able to not blind myself in a dark room when trying to simply unlock my phone,
No. It lights up like any other scanner I've ever had or seen. It's for a fraction of a second before the phone opens. You're either vastly exaggerating this "blinding" thing I've seen you posting or its faultyDo you not get a full illuminated thumb/finger when you press on it? Several of us, do. It's a bit surreal really - even if it's been more reliable than the U/Sonic one I have with my S21U. I'd rather be able to not blind myself in a dark room when trying to simply unlock my phone,
Argh, you mentionned it... yes, yes, yes!
Exaggerating but not vastly. It's not a good user experience. Maybe I have a superbright screen or something, but it's not good IMHO. Ultrasonic 'feels' much 'nicer'.
It may have to do with variable display rates. Try at different frequencies. LED ambient lighting may screw it the up too.
None of my OnePlus do. Power on the right, volume on the left...Lol that post about not turning off 5g! Seriously...look at what you can actually do before mentioning something so basic.
Secondly power button location different to Samsung is not a fault it's a design choice and your preference. All my OnePlus phones had power above volume also.
So for AT&T users, they are screwed then since the Google thought photo gimmicks were more important than top performing modem. Good to know and sympathies for AT&T users who were expecting something great from Google, instead just getting a gimmick phone.
To be honest here - I don't understand people that switch from one flagship to another (same generation). I usually change my phones every 2 years and then my family gets my old one. People from a OnePlus 9 Pro or a Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra... you already have a decent flagship, you seriously cashing out another grand to experience a phone that might make this 10% better, and that 10% worse? And then go boomsh*t crazy if this Pixel phone does things differently - like placing the power button somewhere else? Seriously? You want another phone and another experience, and THEN COMPLAIN BECAUSE ITS SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT?Both, my husband and I, we switched from 2XL and even though it is a big, literally, change, the qualitywise it's also amazing. Apart from the curved screen, which is really annoying, we have already got used to everything. The screen quality, the battery life, connectivity, speed, picture quality - everything is better. Of course if I would switch from the previous top Samsung or Apple, I may not be as excited. I do not know that though. And we used to own Samsung S, after year and a half were not usable at all, our pixels 2xl were as good as at the beginning. Some people here are changing their phones every few months, I can imagine they are not as happy as we are. I do not think though I would ever go back to the Samsung's bloatware (it's important to state that we have never modified anything, never rooted, always used the way the manufacturer wanted). For me pixels are perfect.
That's well known and discussed, it's a "design choice" of every phone that has it's display attached to the edge of the chassie, you will find that (for example) in every other IPhone 13 aswell.
Did you re-do the fingerprints after the most recent update? (.036). The setup changed quite a bit and it's more reliable now (most phones were shipped out with pre-release versions, most differing from .015 to .019).
There's actually a wonderful way to shoot photos. You double-press the power button with one hand (that automatically opens the camera) and then switch a couple centimeters and shot a photo with a press on the volume rocker. It's the way I've been shooting photos ever since owning the Pixel 2 XL and I definitely do not want Google to change that location. It enables me to shoot a photo after getting my phone out of my pocket in less than three seconds.
Jea, that's also well known. Google doesn't give a flying fu*k about custom launchers.e) what is most annoying with my current setup is that the swipe gestures (home, back) somehow interfere with the gestures from Nova Launcher ... I haven't figured it out yet precisely ... the standard gestures are clearly handled by the Google launcher (for fact because when I freeze the Google launcher the gestures no longer work)
Totally agree here. Android 12 is terrible. An oversized, uni-color, inconsistent mess. Should never have been released in the first place.f) material you is a f***ing gimmick, well done Google for fantastic marketing hype ... some of it is also handled by the Google launcher (I would have thought the OS) ... a mixture of material you icons for Google apps and other (standard) icons for non-Google apps is just *UGLY* ... what I don't understand is this: this phone can do fantastic AI things ... then why the hell could it not do a (simple) task (with some AI support) to turn ALL icons into the same style ... come on ... that can't be too difficult ... even when using these wallpaper matched icons then the icons in the drawer are old style ... I really dislike these UI inconsistencies ... so I ended up using Nova with all custom icons (at least they now all share the same "design")
Well to be fair, many customers these days expect shiny backsides, aka glass. And glass gets slippery. That's no excuse though for Google using a NOT matt finish, this glossy version is just slippery as heck - agree here.g) so slippery that I barely dared to take it in my hand ;-) ... lot of people have complained ... again, what I don't understand is that these Google engineers/designers do not feel this (apparently) when they make prototypes ... it's so obvious ... or maybe Google just wants to financially support phone case manufacturers
Best just contact your carrier. Or reset your phone and start it without a simcard (so the carrier stuff doesn't get downloaded automatically at setup). I never had such an issue, but considering that many here talk about it...
Well to be fair, noone with the right mind expected Google to create a phone that stands out and gives it a big leap ahead of the competition. First and foremost, the competition is more expensive. Secondly, this phone is build on the same processor nodes, battery technology and similar Kernel/ROM like any other. It's not about re-inventing the wheel (if Google tricked you here with their marketing, I feel sorry for you), it's just about giving the best possible Pixel experience, compared to previous generations. Google never really cared about other manufacturers - they try to go the Apple way: I do it this way, and that's fine, because only I set my goals (in my opinion that's stupid and has hindered the Pixel franchise for years, but I'm not the Google manager making the big decisions).So ... after 2 days ... Google's first "flagship"? Hmm ... the camera is very good (I'm not an expert to judge foto details) ... and the AI (speech recognition, live translation) is state-of-the-art for this type of device ... but ... all of that is not differentiating enough (for me) to really make the phone "stand out" and give it a big leap ahead of the competition ...
No, he literally meant "our first flagship". The Pixel 1-5 were higher midtear phones with good software, no flagship there. They had always cut alot of corners.
I'm pretty sure that you will come around. Usually Pixel phones just work beautifully. It's just a shame that the current release of Android 12 is a buggy mess, it takes a lot of joy away from the beautiful Pixel experience.
adb shell setprop debug.hwui.force_dark true
I got my P6 Pro today and would like to add something to a few of your pointsSo 2 days in, some real life testing and me not liking. Here's why:
- Firstly, I noticed that the screen is yellowy, it's not pure white like you'd find from the S21 phones for example. It's minor but it bothers - like a niggling suspicious this phone can't manage the basics. White isn't white. Reality is overrated.
- Secondly, taking photos of white surfaces in darker rooms and white turns blue. I don't mean, faintly tinged, I mean blue!
- The phone is well balanced in the hand (unlike the S21U), however it feels very plasticy and cheaply built. Something about putting the power button above the volume rocker is not nice after 3 years with Samsung phones which are the other way around.
- So, the camera AI is good, photo's look on the surface to generally be good quality. Noise is well handled by the AI but zoom in and you seen there's a lots of smoothing on a minute level. This is the sole Pixel win over the S21U in my opinion.
- The 5G modem, ow god, this is awful. I know, because I have a Samsung with the same modem and good look having working connectivity where the 5G signal is sub par - the phone should drop 5G and revert to more reliable 4G but it doesn't. You just end up with a dead connection. Walk around and experience disconnection from your digital world.
- Why the feck can I not turn off 5G, I mean the preference option just isn't there. In no way. If your carriers 5G or 4G network flakes out, you are screwed. How dare you think of manually swapping to another technology to stay connected. Silly, stupid, user. Google (and your carrier) knows best... ergh
- VoLTE/4G calling seems flaky on some networks - EE UK - well, you can't. They blame Google, Google blame EE. Good luck with that.
- Make sure to cover your eyes when using the finger print reader in the dark too - it's optical/super cheap so it is the brightest light you'll ever see. I have notice one of my blood vessel is bit blocked. Great medical device. A++
I really wanted to love the Pixel 6 Pro. I have lived with a sub par S21U for 9 months. I thought it was lots of marketting spin and less substance. I was wrong. I'm a Samsung fanboi forever now. They can throw me their *(£" and I'll happily lap it up after this massive disappointment.
It'll improve with software updates. Just hold on. These are just the typical usual new problems.... yeah, after 5 years of hearing the same old crappy excuses by manufacturers, I think I'll go with my gut this time.
Hey, Google, where's my refund?!