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You cannot play that card with me.  I have a Pixel 2 XL.  It is an odd duck.  Unattractive appearance, finish, and feel.  And that does not even address the second class OLED screen.  Not worth $900+.
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Unfortunately we won’t be getting the HTC 11+ in the US.


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12 hours ago, though said:

how's the radio in the XL2 in your opinion?

I routinely have most recent unlocked handsets in house. And I judge RF performance primarily via band 41 affinity.  In that regard, the Pixel 2 XL is significantly better than the Pixel XL, holding band 41 in many more locations during drive testing.  However, it is not necessarily an apples to apples comparison -- like many other current generation handsets on Sprint, the Pixel 2 XL runs in always on SRLTE mode, while the Pixel XL falls back to SRLTE mode only occasionally.  Additionally, the Moto X4 may be superior to both.

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2 hours ago, WiWavelength said:

I routinely have most recent unlocked handsets in house. And I judge RF performance primarily via band 41 affinity.  In that regard, the Pixel 2 XL is significantly better than the Pixel XL, holding band 41 in many more locations during drive testing.  However, it is not necessarily an apples to apples comparison -- like many other current generation handsets on Sprint, the Pixel 2 XL runs in always on SRLTE mode, while the Pixel XL falls back to SRLTE mode only occasionally.  Additionally, the Moto X4 may be superior to both.

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thanks for your input!

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I've moved from Pixel XL to Pixel 2 XL.  I think the reception is worse than in Pixel 1 XL.  I've got very low reception in my condo, so my phone is usually parked on Band 26.  In rooms where I used to get calls, I see Pixel 2 XL with RSRP of -114 - 116.  In blunt terms, my phone doesn't always ring anymore.  In the meantime, still waiting for that magic box that we qualified for back in June. :(

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I've moved from Pixel XL to Pixel 2 XL.  I think the reception is worse than in Pixel 1 XL.  I've got very low reception in my condo, so my phone is usually parked on Band 26.  In rooms where I used to get calls, I see Pixel 2 XL with RSRP of -114 - 116.  In blunt terms, my phone doesn't always ring anymore.  In the meantime, still waiting for that magic box that we qualified for back in June.
Have you tried emailing the booster team?

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I've noticed my Pixel 2 XL has a lower rsrp for B41 (by about 5-10 dbm) than the original Pixel XL, but will hold onto it longer in the same location. 5 ghz wifi is also consistently 10 dbm weaker, but it seems to hold it and work fine at the weaker signal level. B25 and B26 are exactly the same on both devices, but it seems the 2 XL may hold LTE a bit longer before dropping to 3G

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Well, finally joined the bandwagon after having the MXP for 2 years. Really considered the Moto X4 as I love Moto Actions and gestures but it couldn't go back to 1 speaker and smaller screen so it was time to leave Moto since Lenovo took over.

In terms of connectivity I am connected to LTE Band 25 while sitting in my office which the MXP would hardly connect to simply falling to 3G. Theres a MM Tower behind my office building, it seems B41 does not reach on the other side of my building (concrete walls building) I'm on the first floor, 2nd floor connects to B41 with no issues, unfortunately that tower is very congested. Nothing technical but all good so far.

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Well, finally joined the bandwagon after having the MXP for 2 years. Really considered the Moto X4 as I love Moto Actions and gestures but it couldn't go back to 1 speaker and smaller screen so it was time to leave Moto since Lenovo took over.
In terms of connectivity I am connected to LTE Band 25 while sitting in my office which the MXP would hardly connect to simply falling to 3G. Theres a MM Tower behind my office building, it seems B41 does not reach on the other side of my building (concrete walls building) I'm on the first floor, 2nd floor connects to B41 with no issues, unfortunately that tower is very congested. Nothing technical but all good so far.
Would you be allowed to get a MB for ur office?

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5 hours ago, imex99 said:

Would you be allowed to get a MB for ur office?

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Its possible, I lock my office after going home but facilities and cleaning crews have access. Is there a fee associated if the device is lost or stolen?  It would be nice to get B41 from the MB for all employees that work on the first floor and have Sprint :)  Our building is terrible with cell reception, Verizon and T-mobile as useless, no signal at all. ATT & Sprint work ok, must say ATT is our business partner by providing our company iphones. 

B41 connects once in a while in my office from that MM Tower behind the building 

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I'm liking the camera...

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1 hour ago, Mr.Nuke said:

I'm liking the camera...

JBhmX2R.jpg

Camera doesn't suck! What's your opinion on the Sprint radio/network performance compared to previous devices??

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Yea, can finally redeem my Google home mini....

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3 hours ago, imex99 said:

Yea, can finally redeem my Google home mini....

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Thanks for the heads up claimed mine too. I could not find it in the inbox at first it was hiding in the promotion tab.

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