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Old 09-17-2019, 01:15 PM
 
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I'm upgrading from my miserably small 8GB Moto G (3rd gen). My two top choices are the new Moto G7+ and the old Pixel 2. Can anyone speak to the quality of either phone's camera and associated software?

The Pixel is a 2017 flagship phone with an outstanding camera. Review websites cite it as being better than the G7, but the G7+ has a camera upgrade with OIS. Does that make it better?

I like Motorola, especially for the twist-motion-activated camera and the chop-chop-motion activated flashlight. My MotoG lasted forever, and I'm only upgrading because my tiny 8GB of onboard storage means I can run exactly 3 (tiny) apps, and I can't even take 30s of video any more. Because of the way the phone is designed, I can't store photos on the memory card and have them automatically upload to google.

I'm probably going to go with the Pixel 2. I like that it's waterproof (I go to the beach a lot, and need it at least sand/dust proof) and I like that it's small.

Anybody have a Moto G7+ can convince me it's worth the extra $50 over an older pixel 2?
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Old 09-17-2019, 01:25 PM
 
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I have the G7 Power edition. Love it. I wanted the bigger battery and with light usage my phone will last 7+ days, occasionally up to 9.
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Old 09-17-2019, 03:03 PM
 
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How's the camera?
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Old 09-17-2019, 03:56 PM
 
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It's fine. For my serious photos I use my Nikon SLR.
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Old 09-18-2019, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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The Pixels have the best cameras on them in the Android world. Period.
Samsung is number 2.
This should be common knowledge by now.
Also check out the Pixel 3A.
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:29 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Pixel 3A or XL. The cheaper Pixel is better than both the Pixel 2/3 because it still retained the headphone jack and pictures are damn good. Brand new starting at $329.
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Get the Pixel 3a if you can swing it.
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Old 09-25-2019, 02:15 PM
 
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The Pixels have the best cameras on them in the Android world. Period.
Samsung is number 2.
This should be common knowledge by now.
Also check out the Pixel 3A.
galaxy k zoom (half trolling).
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Old 09-26-2019, 03:01 PM
 
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I got an open-box "new" Pixel 2 for $170. Came with protective shell and screen shield.

I'm happy with my decision. The camera is amazing! It actually sees BETTER in low-light than my eyeballs!
First Impressions:

Positives:
+ Amazing Camera
+ All the cool photo software/AI stuff: motion-capture pictures, slow-mo, time-lapse, night vision
+ Almost exactly the same size as my MotoG (3rd Gen), so not too bulky.
+ Crazy screen resolution.
+ Great value for the fast processor.
+ Immediately upgraded itself from Android 9.0 to 10.0 - Expecting to be able to put in AI call screening and other google-hardware-specific updates as they roll out.
+ Good riddance to the headphone jack. Never used it on any of my phones.
+ Google assistant is fun and responsive.

Negatives:
- Battery seems weak. Light useage + 30 minutes of active navigation puts me at 44% after 2/3rds of the day.
- Don't like having to buy a few more USB to USB-C cords.
- I miss the Motorola gestures (twist for camera, chop for flashlight). Those were the best thing ever.
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