My zfold 4 has horrible battery life, someone is offering to trade it for a pixel 8 pro, should I do it?
I have had the Pixel 8 Pro since it has been offered to the public. It is an upgrade from the iPhone 11 Pro Max which I still use when I travel. Initially I wanted the iPhone 15 Pro Max but Apple does not sell the International version in the States. I need a physical SIM tray when I travel but the US version only comes with eSIM. I'll definitely purchase the A3105 version when I am in Tokyo in May. I then looked into getting the OnePlus12 but it was not due out until January and my trip was in December. So, I decided to go with the Google Pixel Pro 8. I have not had buyer's remorse, and I doubt I will. The phone is exactly what I need when I travel minus the Google Wallet issue - see below. No battery issues nor the dreaded overheating issues. I have streamed in 100+ heat in Thailand, Vietnam, and Singapore with no issues. The phone was in the shade or covered under an umbrella not directly in the sun.
The only issue I have experienced with the Google Pixel 8 Pro has been with the Google Wallet in regards to Boarding Passes. Unfortunately, Google Wallet seems to have an issue with my first-middle-last name on Boarding Passes. It leaves off two letters of my middle name. This is why I still carry my iPhone 11 Pro Max as Apple's Wallet works flawlessly with Boarding Passes. Anybody that travels as much as I do knows how convenient it is to check in with our phones and have the Boarding Pass in the Wallet. I'm not holding my breath on Google fixing it anytime soon.
Note: I don't play games or watch YT videos, so I can't comment on those experiences.
AliTT, 29 Feb 2024This is one of the worst phone that I use in my life, it was big mistake for me.What was wrong and what did you do to eliminate problems?
This is one of the worst phone that I use in my life, it was big mistake for me.
Zayb, 27 Feb 2024Still I like P7P a lot in each sense i.e. design performance, camera, battery but in software ... moreImagine how good this phone would be if exynos would be swapped with snapdragon cpu.
Still I like P7P a lot in each sense i.e. design performance, camera, battery but in software experience P8P is the king
Azu10157, 22 Feb 2024It's not the IP68 part I don't understand, it's you I don't understand. Ju... moreIt's not grown up move to force other people do what you do. If he likes to wash his phone it's his choice not yours.
Spoonie, 22 Feb 2024What part of IP68 don't you understand?It's not the IP68 part I don't understand, it's you I don't understand. Just use a rag to clean your devices.
Spoonie, 21 Feb 2024I ran my S22, Sony Xperia 5 IV, and my new S24 ultra under a running faucet and will continue ... moreSince you're so rich to afford three phones, it's unsurprising you like to do -1 IQ things. Only richies are capable of that.
Anton el papi, 31 Jan 2024I don't like Samsung, but just because of the processor I would tell you to go with the s... moreMost apps you can uninstall yourself straight from the settings. Almost all apps you can uninstall via adb commands or specific apps like package disabler.
For camera you can use gcam which works perfectly.
Your two mentioned "problems" can be solver very quickly.
Shamrock Sean, 15 Feb 2024Not an issue on my 8 Pro Lucky you
Azu10157, 20 Feb 2024Refurbished likely meant the device was opened up. That's loses its water tightness. Anyh... moreI ran my S22, Sony Xperia 5 IV, and my new S24 ultra under a running faucet and will continue to do so. What do you think the IP68 rating is all about? They advertise the phone as fully submerged underwater for 30 minutes without an issue. I don't believe running water over something that is supposed to be waterproof is crazy. IP68 is what they rate waterproof watches at. You wouldn't call anyone stupid for running a divers' watch under a faucet? I guess I'm dumb for using a product in a manner in which they say it can be used. Whatever
Anonymous, 19 Feb 2024putting a phone under a faucet is extremley stupid. Get a wet rag and clean the phone with thatThe phone is supposed to be IP68. It is considered to be able to handle being fully submerged under water. It isn't dumb. It's using the phone according to its specs.
Carlos2019, 15 Feb 2024So I have a LG VELVET exactly 3yrs and 2 months, really time for an upgrade, can anyone tell m... moreHi, I don't wanna spoil this phone for you but i suppose the Pixel might not be the best in Peak performance and has actually never been. The fastest ones out there are actually Snapdragon Gen 3 Phones the first ones are released by Xiaomi 14, but it lacks propercooling to fully use it's potential. Sony Xperia 1V or 5V are good ones if you don't need the best camera and like 21:9 ratio. Oppo find X6 and Honor Magic 5 pro might be good alternatives with a bit of a faster SoC than the Google tensor. Of course the Samsung S23 and soon the S24 will be solid alternatives with overall perfect performance (becasue they use not their own mid level chips).
Spoonie, 13 Feb 2024Not IP68. I put the phone under a running faucet, and now there's condensation under all ... moreRefurbished likely meant the device was opened up. That's loses its water tightness. Anyhow you deserve to get your device messed up if you constantly leave it in running water
Spoonie, 13 Feb 2024Not IP68. I put the phone under a running faucet, and now there's condensation under all ... moreputting a phone under a faucet is extremley stupid. Get a wet rag and clean the phone with that
Anonymous, 28 Jan 2024Google's Quality Assurance is terrible.That's your experience doesn't mean it's a bad phone you just had a bad unit