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  • Someone

Hey does pixel 2 doesn't had shortcut to dark mode on control center .. even on android 11 ?

Google should deliver Android 12 to Pixel 2 bcos Snapdragon 835 is more than enough powerful and hardware like Camera is already best as compared to other phones, pls. Google you should give another update like Apple iPhone 6s they already give 6 updates.

Got new update today, maybe this is the last patch? 16 december 2020

  • Otto

Had this phone for a little over 2 years. Almost from the start I have had problems with charging. teh receptacle inside the phone is loose. The charging cable falls out with the slightest movement. In the last 6 months I have started having dropped calls. A Google rep reset my network settings and the phone seemed to work OK for about 3 weeks. Then it started again. I will never buy another Google phone.

  • Pixel2user

Dodong Jill, 06 Nov 2020Hi. How is this comparing to pixel 4a? I cannot find a pixe... moreHey, do not buy this phone as an alternate to 4A. Battery life is a huge issue plus performance is not great either. Just go for 4A if you can.

  • Pixel2user

After opening this phone for about 3 years I can give my honest opinion.
For starters, this phone is not fast by any stretch, it is fine for daily tasks but don't expect much of it. Plus, it's not consistent in performance as well.
Moving on to the battery, it's mediocre as well. Runs out way too quickly even when browsing web or using social media. However, I will say standby time is better than most android devices.

Most people don't mention it but build quality is bad as well. Usb port is loose, don't click the wire in and that started happening just about a year of purchase.

Finally, the good points. The camera. The camera is absolute beauty image quality is great! But the experience is just awful sometimes.It still suffers because of poor performance and lag, sometimes it takes upto 3 second to load a picture.
The fingerprint scanner, again not rapid but fast and very consistent.
Vibration motor is pretty good as well.
Screen, not on par with Samsung's amoled but a crisp display for sure and fairly bright.
Stereo speakers are great as well if you enjoy content without earphones.

Overall, if you're buying this phone at a really low price go for it. Any other scenario is not recommended.

Decent phone but the battery drain is such a drag.

  • Anonymous

The WORST phone I've ever made the mistake of purchasing! And it's only because of the absolutely TERRIBLE battery life. Since when is 14 idle hours a good battery? And that's at the outer extreme because I bought mine new and it has NEVER lasted me an entire workday. Thank god I've never been stranded somewhere and needed to call for help because this phone would most certainly be dead. Google is no help at all. They'll shift blame onto an app, until you tell them you don't have any downloaded apps. Eventually they'll replace the battery for a couple hundred dollars, but they'll just replace it with another awful battery. Unless you only need your phone for 3 hours at a time, do NOT buy a Pixel phone.

  • Anonymous

Classic Design.

  • Dodong Jill

Hi. How is this comparing to pixel 4a? I cannot find a pixel 4a in our country. Maybe this is a good alternative?

  • Anonymous

Anon, 21 Oct 2020RIP. After 3 years, working fine as of last night, woke up ... moreWow, wonder if it was an update, mine died Oct 29th in the same way

  • Joey

I love my pixel 2. Had it since July 2018 when I bought it new. Battery life is much shorter now than when new. Build quality is good, I use a case and have dropped many times even on hard floor without damage. Updated to Android 11, no problems. I use Google Fi in US, so get monthly security updates. Camera is great, screen is okay. Screen is not so good with 3D games/videos. No SD slot, but that doesn't bother me.

  • Anon

RIP. After 3 years, working fine as of last night, woke up this morning and it wouldn't turn on, even for hard reset.

  • Anonymous

Avichishty, 04 Oct 2020How can i extend battery timing battery draining too fastYes with me too

Pal9, 14 Oct 2020Now playing works fine on Android 9 but I am fear to update... moreAndroid 11 isn't as smooth as 10 for me, there are subtle bugs here and there. Also after playing a heavier game or using more than one app the FPS of the interface animations (for example while switching between apps) drops seriously. Also, after you close the notification bar you have to wait for around a second for the screen to become active, before that if you click on an icon for example literally nothing happens. I know that these are negligible stuff but they occasionally make me nervous, I'm planning to do a factory reset and try Android 8. I advice you to stay on Android 9, you won't miss anything.

Now playing works fine on Android 9 but I am fear to update on Android 11 if someone face bugs like Always on display , now playing, battery drainage, wifi automatically on or off etc. If yes please share

Sohrab, 15 Sep 2020Screen usage since full charge is 1 hr 3 mins so far, the b... moreTrue, mine is almost same it gives 4 to 4.5 hrs SoT

  • Avichishty

How can i extend battery timing battery draining too fast

Pal9, 14 Sep 2020Can you share your SOT on Android 11. My Pixel 2 gives 4.5 ... moreScreen usage since full charge is 1 hr 3 mins so far, the battery percentage is 76% right now.

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Pal9, 14 Sep 2020Can you share your SOT on Android 11. My Pixel 2 gives 4.5 ... morei got 3-3.5 hours sot on android 10 , and i update to android 11 i got 4-4.5 hours sot