Google lied about both Pixel 2’s being the same

I watched the Pixel 2 reveal and one of my favorite parts was when they said they don’t put more features or better components in the XL version, the only difference between the two phones is the size and minor aesthetic differences. Fast forward to this week and apparently the XL has a crappy display made by LG made with a newer OLED technology, and the smaller phone has a display by Samsung with the more common and mature OLED technology. AND, the smaller phone is made by HTC while the larger phone is made by LG. What the hell???? Why would they make a point of saying this on stage when it’s extremely untrue?

Conversation 10 comments

  • jimchamplin

    Premium Member
    25 October, 2017 - 12:35 am

    <p>They can just say that they meant "designed to be the same" and pass it all off on their manufacturing partners.</p>

  • Polycrastinator

    25 October, 2017 - 8:37 am

    <p>2 phones with identical internals but different screens had different screens. I'm not sure why you would be surprised by this.</p>

  • Lauren Glenn

    25 October, 2017 - 9:52 am

    <p>Why does Apple make some of its phones with Qualcomm chips and some with Intel but then don't tell you which is which?</p><p><br></p><p>IDK.</p><p><br></p><p>One question I have is why do people buy flagship phones for $700-$1000 right out of the gate instead of waiting a few months to see what problems arise? Let the pawns go first. </p><p><br></p><p>If those people waited a few months, they wouldn't be stuck with a crappy display</p>

    • maethorechannen

      Premium Member
      25 October, 2017 - 10:26 am

      <blockquote><a href="#210082"><em>In reply to alissa914g:</em></a></blockquote><p><em style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;">Let the pawns go first. </em></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent;">They are the pawns.</span></p>

    • Polycrastinator

      25 October, 2017 - 3:16 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#210082"><em>In reply to alissa914g:</em></a></blockquote><p>Why buy a flagship soon after release? Because I expect my phone to be supported for about 2 years. If I wait 6 months, towards the end of its lifetime I won't be getting updates, at least if I buy Android. Although to be fair, as Google's promised 3 years of updates for the Pixels, that may change the equation there a bit.</p>

  • Chris_Kez

    Premium Member
    25 October, 2017 - 11:17 am

    <p>I can sympathize with your confusion and distress, but I think you misconstrued what Google was trying to say. Their comments about not limiting features to the larger phone were aimed at Apple, who has been criticized for giving their Plus models (and now the iPhone X) better cameras. As for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL being made by different manufacturers, this was also the case with the last Nexus devices, the 5X and 6P, which were released at the same time but made by HTC and Huawei, respectively. Incidentally, the 6P also offered better performance and greater storage than the 5X. </p>

  • Chris_Kez

    Premium Member
    25 October, 2017 - 11:26 am

    <p> Personally I find the aesthetic differences to be more than "minor". The P2XL has a screen that is 34% larger but a body that is only 20% larger (both measures using square area, per GSM Arena); that translates to a ~12% improvement in screen:body ratio. </p>

    • Bdsrev

      29 October, 2017 - 5:24 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#210233"><em>In reply to Chris_Kez:</em></a></blockquote><p>Great point, the designs of the phones are far from identical. Still wondering why they would say that on stage when you consider all of these points</p>

  • Bats

    25 October, 2017 - 3:32 pm

    <p>Lol…seriously? You passionately care about this? </p><p><br></p><p>BTW…I posting this on my beautiful Pixel 2 XL….with not even a single letter typed.</p>

  • rameshthanikodi

    26 October, 2017 - 6:26 am

    <p>Yeah google basically lied. We knew it at the event, but all the shills were cheering it.</p>


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