Google Pixel 2XL

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Random rants about my current smartphone.

It is running Android 9.0, it is pretty much a mainstream-device, not hacked (no intention of doing so as long as the warranty lasts and/or Google provides decent software updates) so there will be no hard-to-find secrets on this page.

Things I like

  • Large
  • Fast
  • Very good software updates support.

Things I don't like

  • It has no card-slot
  • Quite overpriced
  • Some of the unneccessary apps can't be uninstalled (Google *cough* Photos *cough*)
  • Somewhat slippery surface
  • Android (and Android apps in general) feel like an excuse to spam people with advertisements and nag-screens. WTF? Even paid apps sometimes still show adverts or start being anoying by asking for Play-store ratings etc.
  • The camera apps internal picture-preview seems to depend on some Google-crap and does not work, if most of that has been replaced by alternatives.
  • Charger has an USB-C plug. So not useable with standard cables, which come with an large USB jack on one end.
  • Support for transferring apps, settings and data between an old and the new phone is a bad joke. At least you only have to do it once.
  • Google stopped all support for the device in October of 2020.

Things which might have prevented me from buying the phone had I known them before

None so far.


Nice so far.