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I am currently using a OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren and I am about to switch to the Pixel 6 Pro.
But I am in nor hurry - the 7T Pro is still working great and fast as hell - also the design is just fantastic.
But as I'Ve been using Pixel (and Nexus) phones before, I think I am going to switch back to TeamPixel once again...
 

Guyinlaca

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I have a OnePlus 8 Pro and Samsung Note20 Ultra. The OnePlus 8 Pro running Android 10 was the perfect balance of clean Android with added customizations. OxygenOS 11 feels like a buggy OneUI knockoff and the shift towards ColorOS strays even further from the smooth clean feel. I know one can unlock the bootloader and run an AOSP ROM on OnePlus devices, but the occasional broken features, root incompatible apps, bootloops when upgrading or installing certain modules, having Slot A/Slot B compatibility issues, etc are annoying. I've rooted and ROM'd phones since the original Droid and the hassles now often outweigh the benefits. I actually have enjoyed Samsung's endless customization options, and with using ADB to uninstall bloatware and custom theming, I've got 95% stock Android. That said, I'm looking forward to an even more fluid experience.

With the Pixel 6 Pro, we're getting the clean stock experience and the option to root, if necessary. In many ways, this will feel more like the true upgrade to the OnePlus 8 Pro. On paper, this is the phone tech enthusiasts have been waiting for but there are few quirks that have been mentioned. It's hard to get unbiased opinions from those given free review units. Unless it ships early, I've got a couple weeks before mine arrives so I'll be waiting to hear impressions from the XDA community. Enjoy your new phone and let us know what you think. Cheers
 

mang0

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Google Pixel 6
🙋‍♀️ assuming my P6P ever gets here! (Darn Tmo 😂) I will be finally switching over from the OP6T. This phone has been giving me some issues for the past few months, and the battery has definitely seen better days. Still LOVE this OP6T though. Hopefully the P6P will live up to the hype!
 
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bkrickles

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I'm upgrading from 1+ 8 pro to the 6 pro and I'm getting excited.
I thought I was going to love 1+ and the 8 pro but I missed Google.
The 8 pro camera has been a disappointment, so I'm excited to get back to having a top of the line camera.
With the holidays and a vacation coming up, I'm definitely going to get tons of use out of the new camera.
The 8 pro, otherwise, has been good but not great.
This is the first google phone that I'm not getting unlocked directly from google.
I ordered direct from Verizon and should have it in the coming days.
I know the downside of getting a carrier phone, but the deal was too good to pass up through Verizon.
 
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redukt

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I have had a few Oneplus devices: Oneplus 1, 3T, 6T and 8 Pro. The update policy left more and more to be desired over time and the merger with Oppo and the expected ColorOS were clearly my reason to switch. What can I say? I have not regretted it yet. The Pixel 6 Pro is a solid device with absolute strength in camera features.
 

bkrickles

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I have had a few Oneplus devices: Oneplus 1, 3T, 6T and 8 Pro. The update policy left more and more to be desired over time and the merger with Oppo and the expected ColorOS were clearly my reason to switch. What can I say? I have not regretted it yet. The Pixel 6 Pro is a solid device with absolute strength in camera features.
So, you feel like the 6 pro is a definite upgrade to the 1+ 8 pro?
 

foobar66

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I'm moving from OnePlus 8 pro to Pixel 6 pro ...

The OnePlus 8 pro is a very nice phone overall. My device is rooted and I'm running custom Magisk module to remove the OnePlus bloatware. Even with some extra config which allows apps that normally run on Pixel (e.g. Google's recorder).

I'm a great fan of dark (black) mode ... on my OnePlus 8 pro I have:
- black wallpaper
- substratum with Swift Black (turns almost all of the Google apps into full black)
- OnePlus settings "dark mode" -> this turns other apps (e.g. banking app, strava, ...) into a "dark greyish"

I like this very much since now everything on my phone is either black or darg grey.

Actually that's what I'm slightly concerned about on the Pixel 6 (without root) .. a mixture of black/dark and many other colours ...

Anyway ... we'll see ... Pixel 6 pro will arrive Friday morning so then I'll be able to check it out.

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redukt

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So, you feel like the 6 pro is a definite upgrade to the 1+ 8 pro?
I have had the Pixel 6 Pro since yesterday and cannot give a long-term review accordingly. But yes. My first impressions are absolutely positive. What I absolutely recommend is a more slip-resistant case. The glass back does not tend to grip. And the pure Android 12 is fun, well-designed and the Pixel6 features are useful extensions.
 

spotmark

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Was always Nexus/Pixel up to the Pixel 4XL, but then I wanted to give OP a try, and went with the 8 Pro. Good phone. I still have it, still like it, but it never quite lived up to the hype. The camera was the biggest disappointment. With the 6 Pro I'm looking forward to straight forward Android, and one of, if not the best, cameras. Now if Google would just hurry up and ship the friggin' thing. My cancel button went away yesterday, so I'm hoping to get a shipping notice today.
 

card13

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I have had several OP devices in the past. The One was great, 3 and 3T were just as good as One, the 5 was fine till the drama with the last couple updates, 6T was fine and 8T has been a nightmare to support because of their inconsistent Full Global Package Releases on OP's Download site (they moved Global to Google Servers so the only way to get a full package is when OP releases it on their website). I will be moving to the Pixel 6 Pro and hopefully not looking back.
 

atovar65

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I have had a OnePlus since the 3T and will be moving to the Pixel 6 Pro. Currently using a OnePlus 8 running CRDroid. I have had the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 6 in the past and want to get back to Google updates.
 

nozz93

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I'm coming from the OP6 and I switched because I wanted a better camera and a telephoto lens. So far I'm quite impressed.
Also, the USB port of my OP6 is completely busted and it takes a while to get a connection 😄
What I don't like that much is the fingerprint reader of the Pixel, I have to aim better and I can't really use the sides of my fingers as it doesn't recognize them very well. That was easier with the OP6. Also, I might miss the headphone jack but I'm getting some free Bose headphones with the Pixel so that issue is probably solved soon 😄
The OP6 is holding up really well with LineageOS 18.1 and GCam though, if the USB port was still fine I might have kept it a bit longer.
 

CZ Eddie

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Is the OnePlus 8 Pro camera really that bad?
I'm coming from a Pixel 3 XL and am happy with my pictures.
Not sure how the OP8P camera compares with the P3XL camera?
 

darbylonia

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Same here. I've had Oneplus since the 5T and am switching from a 7 Pro. I had the Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus 6 and loved those devices and the crazy development options. I hacked the hell out of those things. I won't rule out going back to Oneplus but I need to see how the Oppo/ColorOS reviews are and let that shake out. I was going to get either a 8 Pro or 9 Pro, or the Asus Rog phone 5 which looked super cool, but decided to get the Pixel 6 Pro. I hope I'm not disappointed and that also there will be decent development eventually.
 

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    From OnePlus 5T to P6P, this was a great phone!
    I already miss the fingerprint sensor allowing gestures from the back of the phone :'(

    It isn't over for my OP5T though, it will replace my girlfriend's iPhone SE, and will be her first Android :)
    2
    Received my P6P 256GB yesterday.
    After the first 30hrs of using it, I am quite happy, even though some things I already miss from my 7T Pro McLaren, like the alert/volume slider or the more flexible grid size of the OnePlus Launcher (I don't want to use an alternitive launcher)

    Otherwise the P6P is on par with the 7T Pro or outperforming my OP (personal opinion).
    Battery Life is way better than the McLaren ever was, pure Android is my prefered choice of using Android - but I have to admit that the 7T Pro was close to pure Android as well.

    The fingerprint sensor on my P6P is working flawlessly even with a UniqueMe screen protector applied.

    And last but not least, the AOD and the "Now Playing" feature are something I started to love with the Pixel 2 XL - happy to have it back with the P6P

    Some 7T Pro users might still be waiting for the AOD on the OnePlus.... ;)

    Downside - slow charging at the moment, as the Google 30W charger is only getting 23W to the P6P right now (should be fixed with a software update)

    Haven't tested the camera yet, maybe on the weekend when skiing on the glacier...
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    So gone from one plus 8 pro to P6pro Intinal thoughts
    Feel very similar in hand but pixel feels better.
    Google definitely not as customizable as OP,
    Apps don't display full screen even using gestures there is a small black band with white line at bottom .
    Battery life is easily on par if not better than op8 pro .
    Really missing alter slider on one plus
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    I'm moving from OP7T to P6P. I'm tired of some software issues that will most likely never get fixed at this rate. For example Google Fit not counting steps, double tap to wake stopps working after some time or screen wont turn off after set amount of time (this is connected to poor implementation of light sensor) etc. Also always wanted to jump to Pixel and this is good time (i hope :) ) I will miss mute slide button though.
    I didn't even know that Oneplus had/has a mute button, I thought that was an Apple only thing. Jea, definitely miss-able. I remember my old IPhone 4 and that mute button was glorious, missed it when switching to Android, even though it was a minor nuisance, considering that Android just reigns king because I like to root and customize stuff. Even though, to be honest, rooting has become less of a necessity in most recent years - "stock" Pixel software has just become decent enough. For me there are only 3 reasons for root anyway

    1. Viper4Android, otherwise sound sux
    2. Decent root backup
    3. Systemwide adblocker

    I know that 3. I could also do with a pi on my rooter, but backup and viper will still be problems :/

    Some people said that 2. can be done with Google One backup, that supposedly saves App Data like logins, but that never worked for me. Not sure if it's a bug, or not. But Google One Backup is as useful as the normal Android Backup. Meaning both aren't.

    Sadly, 1. can't be done without root. Once you go custom ddc, convolver and decent EQ, you never go back. It sounds like day vs. night and makes 300 $ headphones sound like 1k $ counterparts.
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    OnePlus is the brand that convert me from Apple devices to Android ones, (I got the OnePlus 2, the 6T, the 7T and the 8 Pro.

    I move to the Pixel 6 Pro, as I'm not enthousiast about the end of OxygenOS replaced by ColorOS, and the fact that Oppo seems to dismantle OnePlus for the next year.

    I would say that :
    - Pixel 6 Pro is better in "usage" performance (faster to boot, ...)
    - Pixel 6 Pro is better for camera on low-light (and I didn't compare really on the rest, but I guess it's better too)

    - OnePlus 8 Pro is better for the feels of the "glass screen" (maybe less resistent as it isn't gorilla glass victus, but if I remember well, they put a screen protector on the phone directly, so...)
    - OnePlus 8 Pro charge time is better (but the battery drain faster, at least after 1 year of usage)
    - OnePlus 8 Pro speakers are better I think.

    For the rest, it's software and I think I just need time to change my habits (can't disable NFC as easily, but I can make it unaccessible when unlock for example, on my OP8 Pro I got a shortcut for toggle NFC in the top menu, ...)
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    I have a OnePlus 8 Pro and Samsung Note20 Ultra. The OnePlus 8 Pro running Android 10 was the perfect balance of clean Android with added customizations. OxygenOS 11 feels like a buggy OneUI knockoff and the shift towards ColorOS strays even further from the smooth clean feel. I know one can unlock the bootloader and run an AOSP ROM on OnePlus devices, but the occasional broken features, root incompatible apps, bootloops when upgrading or installing certain modules, having Slot A/Slot B compatibility issues, etc are annoying. I've rooted and ROM'd phones since the original Droid and the hassles now often outweigh the benefits. I actually have enjoyed Samsung's endless customization options, and with using ADB to uninstall bloatware and custom theming, I've got 95% stock Android. That said, I'm looking forward to an even more fluid experience.

    With the Pixel 6 Pro, we're getting the clean stock experience and the option to root, if necessary. In many ways, this will feel more like the true upgrade to the OnePlus 8 Pro. On paper, this is the phone tech enthusiasts have been waiting for but there are few quirks that have been mentioned. It's hard to get unbiased opinions from those given free review units. Unless it ships early, I've got a couple weeks before mine arrives so I'll be waiting to hear impressions from the XDA community. Enjoy your new phone and let us know what you think. Cheers
    3
    From OnePlus 5T to P6P, this was a great phone!
    I already miss the fingerprint sensor allowing gestures from the back of the phone :'(

    It isn't over for my OP5T though, it will replace my girlfriend's iPhone SE, and will be her first Android :)
    3
    I have had a few Oneplus devices: Oneplus 1, 3T, 6T and 8 Pro. The update policy left more and more to be desired over time and the merger with Oppo and the expected ColorOS were clearly my reason to switch. What can I say? I have not regretted it yet. The Pixel 6 Pro is a solid device with absolute strength in camera features.
    2
    Received my P6P 256GB yesterday.
    After the first 30hrs of using it, I am quite happy, even though some things I already miss from my 7T Pro McLaren, like the alert/volume slider or the more flexible grid size of the OnePlus Launcher (I don't want to use an alternitive launcher)

    Otherwise the P6P is on par with the 7T Pro or outperforming my OP (personal opinion).
    Battery Life is way better than the McLaren ever was, pure Android is my prefered choice of using Android - but I have to admit that the 7T Pro was close to pure Android as well.

    The fingerprint sensor on my P6P is working flawlessly even with a UniqueMe screen protector applied.

    And last but not least, the AOD and the "Now Playing" feature are something I started to love with the Pixel 2 XL - happy to have it back with the P6P

    Some 7T Pro users might still be waiting for the AOD on the OnePlus.... ;)

    Downside - slow charging at the moment, as the Google 30W charger is only getting 23W to the P6P right now (should be fixed with a software update)

    Haven't tested the camera yet, maybe on the weekend when skiing on the glacier...
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    I have had a OnePlus since the 3T and will be moving to the Pixel 6 Pro. Currently using a OnePlus 8 running CRDroid. I have had the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 6 in the past and want to get back to Google updates.