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Nexus 6 vs Pixel 2XL picture I took

ryancell

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Jul 23, 2014 Akron, Ohio
I went to the Verizon store like many and did a side by side picture of my Nexus 6 next to the pixel 2XL. The phone was great but I have to say I thought the colors on my Nexus 6 looked better. I felt like the colors on my Nexus 6 had more contrast and felt more vibrant. Hmmm. Still not cancelling my pre-order though LOL. I'm mostly excited for the camera upgrade.

I also took a picture of a wall with a lot of colors to compare the 2 phones. Nexus 6 image first, then 2XL. These two pictures were quite comparable in quality I felt. I think where the Pixel 2 shines is the portrait mode and being fast.

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mugendon

Senior Member
Feb 21, 2011
When comparing the screens, consider this (from here):
If you're coming from an iPhone, you're not going to have a problem with the display at all. You're going to love it. The people that report that the display is "washed out" come from a display that over-saturates the display, which is pretty much every other OEM out there that uses OLED displays, with Samsung being the main "offender". Google, like Apple, are targeting color accuracy on the Pixel 2. The colors on the Pixel adhere to sRGB and support wide color if an app calls for it. The Pixel 2 is definitely pushing a more serious tone with their decision of targeting sRGB,
the nexus feel alot wider in picture
how is the hand handling VS the nexus 6

stinger4321

Senior Member
May 2, 2009
Man so much screen real estate lost with this new aspect ratio.. also those corners...hmm

Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk

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erc.

Member
Aug 25, 2010
The camera won't be even close between the two for most photos. I think the Verizon store example offers lighting and subject that is about as easy as it gets for a camera to capture, and even then the photo from the nexus 6 looks purple. Wait until you take photos outside on a sunny day, or an overcast day, or in low light, or with fine details or skin tones.

ryancell

Senior Member
Jul 23, 2014 Akron, Ohio
the nexus feel alot wider in picture
how is the hand handling VS the nexus 6
I feel like it looks very close in size visually, but once you hold the pixel 2xl, even with the verizon security sensor on the back, you can tell its going to be easier to thumb tap with 1 hand. I'll miss the added screen size on the n6, but the camera will more than make up for it for me personally.

EpicMango

Senior Member
May 15, 2013
I feel like it looks very close in size visually, but once you hold the pixel 2xl, even with the verizon security sensor on the back, you can tell its going to be easier to thumb tap with 1 hand. I'll miss the added screen size on the n6, but the camera will more than make up for it for me personally.
Both phones have 6 inch displays. The Aspect ratio has changed from 16:9 to 18:9 now, which should make the screen taller and narrower on the Pixel 2 XL than the Nexus 6 so one handed operation reaching the other side of the screen should be easier, but reaching the top should be slightly harder.....

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8.5mark

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Dec 12, 2010
Can you post any additional photos. I would buy pixel if there is very noticeable difference in quality, I don't mind if HDR is much slower on N6 and yes I don't care about front camera. I have to say N6 with HDR makes very good photos so to buy pixel I need to be sure is worth it.
All Nexus 6

I'm still quite impressed about the Nexus 6 camera, I know we know how the pics are, but when I sent some of those to my friends, they are also impressed, even owning 2017 phones.
I also would like more comparisons with the Pixel 2 if anyone with both can provide!

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I'm still quite impressed about the Nexus 6 camera, I know we know how the pics are, but when I sent some of those to my friends, they are also impressed, even owning 2017 phones.
I also would like more comparisons with the Pixel 2 if anyone with both can provide!
I agree the Nexus 6 is capable of taking great pictures.

The problem is it's much slower to focus, to take, and process HDR+ pictures compared to the Pixel/Pixel 2. In the day time, wouldn't see much until pixel peep at full res. In night time, the Pixel/Pixel 2 will blow away the Nexus 6. The Pixel/Pixel 2 handle moving objects much better too. The Pixel/Pixel 2 cameras are just reliably great in every situation.

8.5mark

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Dec 12, 2010
I agree the Nexus 6 is capable of taking great pictures.

The problem is it's much slower to focus, to take, and process HDR+ pictures compared to the Pixel/Pixel 2. In the day time, wouldn't see much until pixel peep at full res. In night time, the Pixel/Pixel 2 will blow away the Nexus 6. The Pixel/Pixel 2 handle moving objects much better too. The Pixel/Pixel 2 cameras are just reliably great in every situation.
100% true, just because of slower HDR+ and night poor quality photos is difficult to drop 600£ for new pixel 2. Pixel 2 XL is 700 adding terrible LG quality...google will have to drop price significantly
100% true, just because of slower HDR+ and night poor quality photos is difficult to drop 600£ for new pixel 2. Pixel 2 XL is 700 adding terrible LG quality...google will have to drop price significantly
Exactly why I chose to pick up a brand new, original Pixel for 400.

With the Pixel/Pixel 2 the camera experience is such a great experience; even if not into photography you'll find yourself taking more pictures, more often.

nathanotis

Senior Member
Mar 30, 2008 Colorado Springs
Man so much screen real estate lost with this new aspect ratio.. also those corners...hmm
I completely agree on the screen size. I HATE this new aspect ratio and can only pray that it's a fad. I need a 7-8" tablet with a good camera, current processor and a cellular radio.

anterus

Senior Member
Jan 19, 2011
I had pixel 2 xl, absolutely hated it. Screen is bluish at a tiny angle, rounded corners, dim screen, expensive as he'll, crappy aspect ratio, and when you tap with your finger in the middle section of the screen - phone makes hollow sound. Wait till pixels are $200, perhaps only then pixel hardware disaster will be worth it. Got Nexus 6, looking forward to it. Optical image stabilization with decent software is what makes such terrific pictures possible.. First gen pixels do not have OIS...
I had pixel 2 xl, absolutely hated it. Screen is bluish at a tiny angle, rounded corners, dim screen, expensive as he'll, crappy aspect ratio, and when you tap with your finger in the middle section of the screen - phone makes hollow sound. Wait till pixels are $200, perhaps only then pixel hardware disaster will be worth it. Got Nexus 6, looking forward to it. Optical image stabilization with decent software is what makes such terrific pictures possible.. First gen pixels do not have OIS...
The original Pixel doesn't need OIS. It has a big sensor and pixels. Better HDR+ algorithm too.

Nexus 6- 5.867 mm, 1.12 μm
OG Pixel- 7.81 mm, 1.55 μm

It's able to pull in more light without having to go to super low shutter speeds. OIS can't help the Nexus 6 in this battle. The sensor isn't nearly as good. Yea it's possible to take decent shots in low light with the Nexus 6 but it'll require manual mode- meaning more effort.
Last edited: Jan 7, 2018

anterus

Senior Member
Jan 19, 2011
If pixels do not need OIS, why was it added on second gen of pixels? OnePlus 5t also has large sensor, but its pictures are crap anytime the hand shakes tiny bit.
I recently upgraded my trusty Nexus 6 to a Pixel 2 xl and can honestly say, it was the right choice. It's easier to hold in one hand and so far, not having any of the issues I've read about. The bluish tint is not as bad as I thought it would be but is still there. It's the first google phone that I've bought right after it came out. Great phone!

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  • I went to the Verizon store like many and did a side by side picture of my Nexus 6 next to the pixel 2XL. The phone was great but I have to say I thought the colors on my Nexus 6 looked better. I felt like the colors on my Nexus 6 had more contrast and felt more vibrant. Hmmm. Still not cancelling my pre-order though LOL. I'm mostly excited for the camera upgrade.

    I also took a picture of a wall with a lot of colors to compare the 2 phones. Nexus 6 image first, then 2XL. These two pictures were quite comparable in quality I felt. I think where the Pixel 2 shines is the portrait mode and being fast.
    All Nexus 6

    I'm still quite impressed about the Nexus 6 camera, I know we know how the pics are, but when I sent some of those to my friends, they are also impressed, even owning 2017 phones.
    I also would like more comparisons with the Pixel 2 if anyone with both can provide!
    Man so much screen real estate lost with this new aspect ratio.. also those corners...hmm

    Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
    I feel like it looks very close in size visually, but once you hold the pixel 2xl, even with the verizon security sensor on the back, you can tell its going to be easier to thumb tap with 1 hand. I'll miss the added screen size on the n6, but the camera will more than make up for it for me personally.
    Both phones have 6 inch displays. The Aspect ratio has changed from 16:9 to 18:9 now, which should make the screen taller and narrower on the Pixel 2 XL than the Nexus 6 so one handed operation reaching the other side of the screen should be easier, but reaching the top should be slightly harder.....

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