Got the pixel 8 trade in with iPhone SE and so far the pixel 8 is good including battery performance
A battery is a joke. I had more screen time with my old phone than with this. If a battery is important to you dont buy it.
Are the edges of the screen sharp and uncomfortable like the Pixel 7?
Anonymous, 19 Jan 2024Help me please with my choosing between Pixel 8, Sony Xperia 5 V and Xiaomi 13. I want compact... moreWait for Nubia Z60 ultra review. It is presumably the best photo setup phone now. The specs are killer flag ship, and it costs starting at 600$, 680€, IP68. Forget Pixel, or Sony.
Help me please with my choosing between Pixel 8, Sony Xperia 5 V and Xiaomi 13. I want compact phone (max 158mm height), great build quality, I prefer stock android (not a deal breaker though, except One UI). Never play games, but like taking photos so good camera is a must. I need a phone that can last five year upwards (i still use my reliable Nokia 7+, so upgradable OS and security patches are desired but I won't throw phone away when security patches aren't available anymore).
NarasimhaPalla, 06 Jan 2024Are pixel phones heats up more? Can we consider to buy upcoming pixel 8a in India by consideri... moreThe situation improved a lot after dec update. Happy pixel 8 user since December 8th
I buoght it i was so exited but when i play free fire on it it heats very fast....Very bad phone.DISLIKE.
If you want a budget phone with snqpdragon 8 gen 3 buy Meizu 21 or 20. They are good gaming phones
Are pixel phones heats up more? Can we consider to buy upcoming pixel 8a in India by considering Indian weather conditions.
Now the Pixel 8a would be killer with a 90 hz display and the same price as before but with the tensor G3 chip. The Pixel flagships suck the higher they cost, the pixel fold is absolutely atrocious, the pixel 8 pro *might* be worth buying and the pixel 8 is a good phone but the pixel 7a? great phone. Flagship grade performance with an actually flagship killer main cam. Excited for that.
I purchased the Pixel 8 after the launch got me excited, but I will return the device.
I am in the market for a compact flagship.
However, just the few hours I spent with the phone irritated me suffiently to not even want to try to keep it. It's a shame, but I guess next year or so should be better.
My problems are:
1. the OS - extremly inflexible, to the point that you cannot move or delete the google search bar on the homescreen. It's where every other phone has phone and message apps and such. Basically, while every other OS adapts to you, this one requires you to adapt to it.
2. the processing "speed" - or lack thereof, really. Opening apps, moving around etc doesn't feel as fluid as I am used to and several times the phone froze or struggled with opening an app. That's not what I expect from a flagship device.
Other than that it's pretty nice. Decently looking, feels very nice in my hands, photos are indeed good.
Compared to the S23, which is my other option, the screen isn't as impressive. Photos are better (the S23's camara is abysmal), it's more comfortable to hold, but simply a pain in the butt to use.
I'm looking forward to a compact Pixel with a better processor and hopefully a more flexible OS.
Regarding the annoying haptic feedback - just turn it off... I dislike any and all sounds, most phones have it activated when you start them for the first time but it takes at most 5 minutes to get into the settings and change it. No big deal.
I also have a comment on the review here.
It's true that certain features are limited to a handful of countries, but these are the countries the phone is sold in. Google is pretty transparent about the availability. I dislike this approach but if you're going to test the phone, it would be much more useful to do so in a market where it is sold and features are available. It would also be a very good idea to specify which functions are not available everywhere, and ideally to information on where they are available, or at least a link to the google webpage listing the functions and markets. In the end, as a reader I want to know if a phone is suitable for me or not, and a vague critique which does not inform me on whether it applies to me at all is not helpful.
Googles Android is not integrated with Google Pixel phone, Google should enhance his Android to integrate with pixel devices or phone specially or make a Smart or separate or smooth Android to integrate with Google devices only to work finely as iOS. Pixel 8 has Camera Issues it doesn't work with other apps and All OS has some glitches. The AI feature is for Camera ONLY, no AI feature in Notifications arrangement, no AI feature in keyboard, no AI feature in other Daily apps. AI features should be so important that all Android and iOS users become its fans. not just in the camera only.
Dilip Golder , 20 Nov 2023More problems issued with in 5 days,no service center,not returnable...don't buy Sure. Thanks for the advice.
More problems issued with in 5 days,no service center,not returnable...don't buy
Don't buy 5g net work very week,hanged when at a time 2 call comes, sound also hung, waste of money..
Ravenowl, 01 Nov 2023I am EXTREMELY sensitive to noise and it does not bother me on the P8P. Comparing it to other ... moreWell I bought the 8, and have been setting it up for the last 4 hours or so. Gone back to my Xiaomi 12x.
From the moment I pressed the power button (hollow and cheap sounding) I sort ot guessed what was coming.
The screen noise when tapping is extremely irritating to the point where I will probably try the Zenfone 10, which is a real shame as everything else is great.
Thought about trying to mod the phone (some tape or foam between the screen and body) but a bit reluctant to try prying off the screen on a brand new phone
Other nitpics are while the haptic feedback is ok, it is nowhere near the quality of the Xiaomi, and single tap to wake is shite.
Anonymous, 26 Oct 2023Exactly. My 6a had bad standby times for about a week, then it goes really good. I think all p... moreThis is an issue they're having here, but I don't think is fair for them to keep testing phones 2 to 4 weeks in order for batery optimization to stabilize on each device... They said several times they're revamping the battery tests, hopefully they'll come with something akin to real world usage.
Bug with USB DAC is terrible. With USB DAC and a earphone, it gave me overloud static noise and surly poor music. The same DAC and earphone worked perfectly with my old Pixel 5. This made it impossible to enjoy any music/sounds in such way with Pixel 8. I googled it, surprisingly I found the exactly issue reported on Pixel6. Two years later, two android updates, the issue still there. That gave me very little hope that google is going to fix this. Also wondering if Google aware this issue.
Anonymous, 31 Oct 2023Some people are more sensitive to the noise then others.
You can get round it to an extent ... moreI am EXTREMELY sensitive to noise and it does not bother me on the P8P. Comparing it to other phones, the sound ends up being a little higher pitch than on phones that aren't edge bond, of course. But unless you're typing with the softest fingers ever, gloves, or you simply touch it as lightly as physically possible, you'll always have noise that could be heard. Though in which situation would that be relevant? Neither is too loud nor too quiet for any particular scenario in which you'd use a phone. If your S/O hates the sound of you tapping your phone at night, honestly, any phone will do that.
Maybe there's also some differences in manufacturing and I got a better one. Hard to tell. When I tried in P8P in a shop, I could have sworn it had none of this. Or maybe I could just not hear it with literally any noise around.
Ideally we'd have this level of repairability but without any such hollow sounds, of course. Btw, little fun fact, you can see the hollow area when you shine an UV light onto it. Like a huge pill in the middle.