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Don’t buy the Pixel 2, buy the original Pixel

Google announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL last week. During that event, they also announced a bunch of other hardware, but the primary focus was the Pixel devices. The new Pixel 2 XL changes enough about the phone you’ll want to upgrade from a Pixel XL. There’s a new 6-inch edge-to-edge screen with a small top and bottom bezel for stereo speakers, an improved camera, but looks similar to the original Pixel XL. The Pixel 2 doesn’t change much; the screen still has a considerable bezel and sports the same design. Honestly, you couldn’t tell the Pixel 2 and Pixel apart if they were side by side.

I have the original Pixel, and beside some hardware issues, I’ve loved the phone. I wanted to upgrade to the Pixel 2 XL, but the high price is such a deterrent. So for now, I’ll stick with my refurbished Pixel. If the hefty price tag of the Pixel 2 XL is also stopping you from buying it, maybe you should look at the Pixel. I know the Pixel doesn’t have edge-to-edge screens or the “best” camera on the market, but it’s still one of the best Android phones.

The original Pixel had one of the best cameras on the market, offered the smoothest Android experience, and offered unlimited Google Photo storage. Also, the original Pixel is only $499 on Amazon. The model is refurbished, which is probably the best. The refurbished model won’t have the headphone jack problem or dead screen pixel problem.

Google Pixel 2 isn’t worth the extra money

The Google Pixel 2 isn’t worth spending the full price when the old, just as good, original Pixel is only $499. I’m sticking with last years phone because the XL 2 is just too much to spend on a phone. Plus the XL 2 doesn’t offer anything mind-blowingly awesome that’ll make me want even to consider it.  If you’re on a budget, Amazon has the best offer.

Let me know if you pick up the refurbished model or if you end up buying this years model!