Or recommend an android-based upgrade that's a better deal. I currently use a Moto X Pure Edition.
Mostly interested in an excellent camera on the phone and for it to be snappy as fudge.
Yes, the XL has a higher res screen though
If you don't mind being locked into Verizon, they have a BOGO right now until V-day
Best deal on a Pixel 2 right now?
Get a Samsung S8
The S8 is also a great value used, the S9 will be announced either this month or next so prices will drop some more. The only drawback to Samsung phones is all the bloatware and duplicate apps that they have but they make great phones, the plus is water proof and sd cards
Reasons Why S8 Beats Pixel 2
1. Expandable memory, this is the biggest one for me. I have a 128gb micro SD in my S8, fudge you Apple for charging me $100 more
2. Screen Resolution (Pixel 2 is1920x1080 vs. Galaxy S8 at 2960x1440)
3. Pixel 2 looks like a iPhone 6, S8 has no bezel.
Camera difference is negligible, Pixel 2 has slightly better camera.
Only thing Pixel has going for it is Oreo. Which to me is like Ok whatever Google, I'm fine with this lower class candy OS you have on Samsung phones.
I already have an S8 and saw a Pixel 2 commercial and was like hmm, should I hop over?
After research, it was a resounding NAH!
Also, almost everyone at parties I've been to ask me what phone I use, because my pictures come out better than all the Apple phones.
I gots to have a big phone, its either a OG Pixel XL (use Project Fi for international travel) or Note 8 for me.
I wanted a Pixel 2 but ended up getting a OnePlus 5T. Much better bang for your buck.
I saw a pop up ad saying you get the pixel buds 50% off with purchase of pixel 2 or p2xl. Reviews of the buds were meh.