If you’re not a Verizon customer and you used an account upgrade to get the Note7 at a discount from a carrier like AT& T, you’re kind of up the creek without a paddle. The Pixel XL will come unlocked and work on any wireless network, but you can only buy it from Verizon or Google. Thus, you probably can’t get the device at a discount, which means you, friend, are now stuck with an old device unless you’re down to fell $869 all at once on a Pixel XL or enter into a 24 -month payment plan with $36.21 installments.
You might try buying a inexpensive( even secondhand) Android phone.
If that’s you, there are four other Android devices we’d recommend.
Finally: If the Note7 is your only smartphone, meaning this is necessary a device to tide you over until the Pixel XL releases, you might try buying a inexpensive( even secondhand) Android phone. You could fell $49.99 on the Blu R1 HD, use it for a couple of weeks, and sell it when you’re ready( or hold onto it in case Pixels start explosion ). Doing this will save you the hassle of returning yet another telephone when the time comes and since “restocking” fees on opened telephones can cost up to $50 anyway, that’s definitely worth it.
Whew. Pain, right?
What you’re gaining and losing with the Pixel XL
So, you know how to exchange your Note7. But what will the Pixel XL actually offer you?
In a nutshell, the Pixel XL and Note7 are about the same size the Pixel XL is slightly larger overall, but it has a somewhat smaller screen with the same screen resolution, similar back camera quality, and comparable batteries.
Then things get different. The Pixel XL is a downgrade from the Note7 in a few styles 😛 TAGEND
The Pixel XL lacks the cool iris scanner that the Note7 had.
Unlike the Note7, it isn’t isn’t water-resistant, so no bathing with it.
Its screen isn’t curved, so you’ll miss those flashy notifications.
No S Pen, so you’ll have to make do without the cool screen-drawing and GIF-making features.
It can’t charge wirelessly.
It doesn’t have expandable storage.
There’s no heart rate scanner built into the Pixel XL, as there was with the Note7.