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Pixel for me!

I have wanted a Pixel phone since they first came out, but I was not a Verizon customer.  They finally released them to other carriers.  I ordered myself the Pixel 4 and it arrived today.  I love it so far. I've gotten it set up and ready to go.  I first want to share a picture comparison.  I took the left picture on my new phone and the right picture of the old one.  I would have taken outside photos, but I'll get to that.  Here are the pictures:


Look at how much better the color is on the new phone! I can't wait to take some outside shots tomorrow.  I didn't get to do that today because the phone didn't come until almost 5pm.  I ran out and got food and came back and ate, then I mowed the front lawn.  After that, I sat down to set up the phone.  It was hard to wait, but I knew it would make more sense to get stuff done and then I'd have the rest of the evening to set it up and play.  I connected the two phones via the cord that I was sent with the new phone and was able to transfer all my text messages, photos, apps, etc.  I had to download some via the Play store but it was pretty seamless.  I only had to add a few things that I had backed up elsewhere.  (backup files from a few apps)

I love the new phone.  I ordered it and two cases for it on the same day.  The estimated arrival of the phone was to be the 19th-22nd. The cases were due to arrive on the 19th too, so I thought that is perfect!  The phone came a lot sooner than the estimate! :P. I'm not upset in the slightest, I just will be very careful with it until I get the cases.  I do have some things to keep it in to protect it until I can get those, so it's all good.  Here are a few pictures I took of it with the old phone.  I can't very well take photos of it with it. LOL!


I'll do a another post tomorrow after I've played with it more.  I think I'm really going to like it a lot.  It took a bit for me to get used to certain things on it, but now I have the just and I'm going strong.  I'm definitely a "AnnDroidGirl" :P Love my Google.


Phone switching.....

So, I spent a few days with my Samsung Galaxy S7.  It is a decent phone, but there were some things about it I didn't like.  I felt like I should have stuck with the LG G5 which is what I went in to get.  I decided to go and swap out phones.  Unfortunately, they would not waive the restock fee. :(  I knew I would not be happy in the long run with the Samsung.  I now own a LG G5!

So, I really love the G5.  It's got a little bit bigger screen than the S7.  It's got an all metal body which I love.  The phone itself is simply gorgeous.  I got it in Titan.  It has a wonderful camera.  The only issue I have with that is that you cannot turn the shutter sound off.  There are plenty of 3rd party apps out there on Google play.  

Also, the battery life seems pretty good so far.  It runs well, I haven't noticed any lags.  I've liked everything about it.  I love that it has the 'knock knock' feature.  You just double tap the screen to wake it up or put it to sleep.  This comes in handy since the power button is on the back of the phone.

Would I recommend this phone to others? Yes!  I will do an update on it after I've been using it for awhile.  I'm sure I'm going to love it for a long time to come.

New phone time!

So, it was time to upgrade my phone. I went to AT&T this week fully intending to buy an LG G5.  I had it out of the box, was playing with it, and liked it.  There were a few things that I didn't like, though. The power button on the back and the fact that you couldn't turn the shutter sound off on the camera.  I decided to look at the Samsung.  Now, I'm not a big fan of Samsung phone, but I went over and looked at them. The new Galaxy S7 was about he size of my current phone.  It wasn't too big as I was thinking it would be.  It looked and felt pretty sturdy.  I decided on it.

I'm pretty happy with it.  It came with a fast charging cable and it works!  It also came with headphones.  I was able to pick up a case for it in Target right after buying it, so it's protected. It's a pretty nice phone.  I will have to get used to the go back button being on the 'wrong' side, but after a few weeks, I'll have forgotten it was any other way.  The only thing I wish I could change about it is that it's got Samsung emojis.  I wish there was a way to change to Android emojis.  I know you can if you root it, but I don't want to root it until it's out of warranty.  

Some texting apps like you choose which emojis you use.  I wish the phone did too!  I've had it for several days now and I'm really liking it.  The battery life is better than my Motorola X's was.  I used it yesterday's walk and it only went down a little more than half.  That was with three fitness apps running and Pokemon Go.  Sometimes my Moto would be about 23% when I got home!  

All in all, it's a good phone and I think I'll enjoy it.  It has Marshmallow on it, so that was pretty cool, too.  My Moto still had Lollipop.