Moving to Verizon: Pixel 2, Galaxy S8, iPhone 8

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Of these three, which should I get when I move to Verizon?

  1. Pixel 2 (non-XL)

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  2. Galaxy S8 (non-Plus)

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  3. iPhone 8 (non-Plus)

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  4. Other phone on Verizon that fits my criteria?

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  1. Mitlov

    Mitlov Shiny

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    So I'm moving from US Cellular to Verizon in the next month or so (please don't try to talk me into Project Fi or T-Mobile; I really need Verizon's network), and I'm trying to figure out what handset I want. My general criteria are (1) no LG after the bootloop fiascos and the screen quality controversies on the Pixel 2 XL and LG V30, (2) I'd like to stay away from $1000 phones like the Note 8 and iPhone X, (3) awesome cameras and a vibrant screen are really important to me, and (3) I need prompt security updates for two to three years (I'm much less concerned about prompt OS updates).

    I'd like a medium-sized phone; I don't need a tiny iPhone SE, but after briefly owning the Note 7, I realized that huge phablets aren't always comfortable in the pockets of suits and slacks (which I wear for 40-60 hours per week).

    Unlike most people, I'm actually flexible on iOS versus Android. All things equal, I prefer Android, but all things are never equal, and I use iOS 11 on my iPad and it's just fine. And the iPhone offers the best security update situation and also offers a front-mounted fingerprint sensor, which I like.
     
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  2. jigwashere

    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    Hi, Mitlov! Great to see you.I was just thinking about you and hope you're doing well.

    I'm frustrated by the lack of ongoing security updates on Android phones. I'm hoping to keep going on my Nexus 6 for awhile and will count on ROM updates from devs. Next time around, I'll consider cheaper Android phones and simply replace them more frequently. I'm looking at the Moto E4 for my daughter.

    You need a good camera. For that and with confidence in ongoing support, I'd lean toward the iPhone.

    Good luck with your choice!

    Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
     
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  3. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    good to hear from you, Mitlov; tend to agree with jig's points. from experience with Verizon, only iPhones get on-time, regular security updates. best luck with it.
     
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  4. Mitlov

    Mitlov Shiny

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    Does anyone have a sense of how much Verizon slows down the security updates on the Pixel line? Are we talking delays of an extra couple weeks, delays of several months, or blocking them entirely?
     
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  5. Hook

    Hook Phone Killer ;-) Arrrrr...f

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    I don't actually know, but the impression I've gotten is that while Verizon controls updates, security updates are nonetheless rolled out from Google. I'd check with a Pixel forum.

    Great to hear from you again, Mitlov
     
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  6. jigwashere

    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    Mashable and other sources seem to discourage buying the Pixel from Verizon. You avoid bloatware and get regular OS and security updates, buy directly from Google.

    Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
     
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  7. jigwashere

    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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  8. Mitlov

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    Thanks everyone! Hope everyone is doing well. This gives me a lot to chew on.
     
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    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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