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Pixel 2 XL vs Nexus 6P: Worth the Upgrade?

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Battery Life, Performance, & Software Upgrades

Battery Life, Performance, & Software Upgrades

This next slide we're bundling three important topics into one. 

For starters, the Pixel 2 XL will get better battery life. For one, the screen, processor, and software all have battery-saving advancements the Nexus 6P can't offer. For two, the battery is physically bigger, even if it's only by a little bit. Three, the Nexus 6P battery is now nearly two years old and is likely showing signs of its age. Meaning it doesn't hold a charge as long, drains faster than last year, etc. 

If you want your phone to last all day on a single charge, get the Pixel 2 XL. 

Next is performance. Obviously having a processor that's two years old, more RAM that's also faster, and the latest Android 8.0 Oreo makes a big difference. Phones start to slow down over time, and the Pixel will be a breath of fresh air for any Nexus 6P user. 

And finally, software updates. Android 8.0 Oreo is the last major update for the Nexus 6P. It's approaching the end of its two-year upgrade cycle, and Google will stop giving it new software relatively soon. It will never see Android 9.0 in 2018. 

The Pixel 2 XL though, will get an update to Android 8.1 soon, Android 9.0 in 2018, and another update in 2019. If software and security updates are important, you'll want a new phone like the Pixel 2 XL. 

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  1. Nexus 6p owner

    10/25/2017 at 10:43 pm

    After two years with the 6p i can confidently say : 1. no, battery doesn’t show sign of wear and holds up for extended use.
    2. The 6p is made with much better quality of production and materials, which makes it more durable.
    3. Pixel 2 xl got a bigger screen and that’s it, it doean’t look better and it is much more prone for shattering – lg really messed up this time.
    3. Google first announced the pixel 2 will come with a snapdragon 836 proccessor, which turned out to be a lie. Major downside for google and for me a reason not to buy their products.
    4. Back in the time up until nexus 5, google made sure the nexus will be the most powerful phone in the market for a fair price. today it’s just another phone, that costs like an iphone but shares the quality of a nockoff chinese galaxy s3.

    Bottom line
    You messed up google, you really messed up. And i’m looking at you too LG.

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