What is a Google Phone?! Reviewing Every Pixel/Nexus Ever!

Brian Johnson
Brian Johnson

Shout to HTC. Look back at their flagship line up. People forget how important HTC has been to current smartphones. A lot of what you see today, HTC tried first. Not always great attempts but definitely a company that had flagships which made a huge impact on the industry.

Vor 8 Monate
Ravi Makhijani
Ravi Makhijani

Ok imm give a gr8 one liner here ''HTC KNOW HOW TO CREAT A BEAST ,but they don't know how to sell it'' ~Definitely not Sun TZu

Vor Tag
David Jeffries
David Jeffries

wasn't the g2 also a google phone?? or no

Vor 18 Tage
David Jeffries
David Jeffries

still have my 1st phone -- HTC G2, which was also a t-mobile exclusive, though i believe htc made a cloned version with new name for non magenta carriers... it was a more refined version of the G1, including a more full length screen -- and was a great 1st array into smartphones/ android... tho i switched solely to galaxy flagship models right after, up until now, i was never mad at this thick boi... kinda like that nexus 1, but still had the slide out physical keyboard, & more squared body & track "ball"

Vor 18 Tage
MikeMiles
MikeMiles

google bought htc's smartphone team to make pixel

Vor 5 Monate
Ben Ellis
Ben Ellis

@AIRDRAC I had a legend....was the best! The design was incredible and well ahead of its time.

Vor 6 Monate
Serial Killers Documentaries
Serial Killers Documentaries

You should do the history of mobile phones :) From that 2 kgs brick to that tiny Panasonic G series and back to bricks.

Vor 8 Monate
Zanthor
Zanthor

The lastest model phones are too big. 3in x 6in is perfect

Vor 2 Monate
The Glow Cloud
The Glow Cloud

get out

Vor 6 Monate
Alexander K
Alexander K

The Nexus 6P blew my mind at the time. Was one of the best phones I ever had. It felt so high quality with all the metal and the fingerprintreader was awesome. Also you can't beat stock android.

Vor 8 Monate
Narapoia1
Narapoia1

Battery on mine crapped out after 1 year, got it replaced free due to known fault when making calls. The free replacement battery crapped out after a year. Swore never to buy Google or Huawei phones after that experience.

Vor Monat
chuckyinges
chuckyinges

Dude, the camera with HDR mode was so good, and the stereo front facing speakers was amazing and unique!

Vor 5 Monate
Stel
Stel

@felmane you are confusing touchwiz with one ui, yes samsungs old os was pretty shitty, but one ui which came out in 2019 is honestly on par with stock android if you don't mind the built in samsung apps and tbh it has more features than stock android.

Vor 5 Monate
Pakistan_Ball
Pakistan_Ball

@MrCrowley My 6P stuck in bootloop. I tried many different options for reviving it and the 'freezing it' one worked. I flashed a XDA custom ROM on it that disabled the major 4 cores out of the 8, but it wasn't the same phone. It lagged pretty bad and I ended up throwing it away

Vor 5 Monate
Jerry Wu
Jerry Wu

The design was definitely unique, there's a reason why Google went with a somewhat similar one in Pixel 6. The Nexus 6P did have some rather extreme bending problems though if I remember correctly...

Vor 5 Monate
Jesse Gower
Jesse Gower

Would love to see a video on the windows phone line! So much to unpack there. I’d really like to have a better understanding of why they couldn’t get it to take off. It was honestly a very stable OS and a great pairing to what Nokia was doing at the time.

Vor 8 Monate
a1000island
a1000island

I definitely think it was the lack of apps I loved the live tiles though If anyone wants a live tile app on Android try the square home launcher It's simply the best launcher in my opinion

Vor 12 Tage
C. L.
C. L.

Oh yeah, I forgot that was even a thing! And I even had a Windows phone for a while lol

Vor 2 Monate
Jack Knowles
Jack Knowles

The OS ran absolutely awfully on the cheaper phones that ran it, pretty sure that killed people's impressions of it alongside the terrible, terrible app store

Vor 4 Monate
Jodofly115
Jodofly115

One of the main reasons was it didn’t have support for Snapchat when Snapchat was getting very popular. It’s why I left windows tbh

Vor 6 Monate
SilverSmurfer
SilverSmurfer

My guess would be app support. Had a Nokia 920 for a year and was absolutely blow away at how good the camera was and how good it performed in general. But what made me switch to android was the lack of apps I wanted/needed to use.

Vor 7 Monate
Kshimone Bardey
Kshimone Bardey

An HTC version of this would be really good too, actually just following the evolution of any one of the big phone companies wether they’re around or not now would be super interesting to watch “every ___ phone review” should be like a series

Vor 6 Monate
Pickletehdromer
Pickletehdromer

The OnePlus line would be absolutely fascinating. They’ve had such a bizarre history, it would be really fun to see a retrospective from you. I actually bought a OnePlus One based on your review! It was a toss up between it and the Nexus 5, and to this day I still feel the One was the better choice at the time.

Vor 8 Monate
chocho
chocho

I have a OnePlus 8t. I've had OnePlus phones since the one. They aren't cutting it for me any more, I'm going back to Google, probably get a pixel 7 when it comes out this year. Once they said that they were merging oxygen os with color os, I was out...still love to see a rise and fall of OnePlus video.

Vor Monat
James Davies
James Davies

I recently switched from a oneplus 6 to a Pixel 6 I've always wanted to see a oneplus One to 10 video. I was a massive fan but I think unfortunately they've lost their way trying to appeal to the with too many confusing phones that don't really know what they are.

Vor 3 Monate
Asif redmi Asif redmi
Asif redmi Asif redmi

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Vor 3 Monate
Kevin Bhasi
Kevin Bhasi

I agree! I personally feel that there are a few different eras of OnePlus. I had a OnePlus One back in my days as a college student, and the UX being close to stock Android was a massive improvement over the annoying Samsung software on my Galaxy Note3 I had at the time. That itself encouraged me to flash CyanogenMod 11 to my Note3 and use that as a secondary phone!

Vor 3 Monate
KiLLJOY
KiLLJOY

Bought a Oneplus 8 and the update to Android 11 made it so I couldn't make any calls or texts, now I hate Oneplus and I'll never go back. I returned it for a Pixel rxl and I've never been happier.

Vor 3 Monate
Vance Tan
Vance Tan

I remember really wanted the 5X back in the day, but I was living in a different country where Google phones were generally hard to come by. Then I moved and got the 3a. Let's just say it was an essential phone, really happy with it. Then I got the Pixel 6, largely due to the sheer value of the phone. Kinda wish it's not as big as it is, but still very much happy with it. I like where Google is heading, expecting great things in the future.

Vor 7 Monate
Ryan H
Ryan H

I used to love flashing roms and kernels too. But somehow over time a lot of the features and capabilities that made modding attractive, ended up getting added into stock android . Which made the whole process redundant. Other than getting unofficial software updates. There became less and less reasons to do it

Vor 6 Monate
1c2reative
1c2reative

About year and a half ago had a chance to see and play for a while with the Nexus 6P. This phone was ahead of its time. Huge, almost unnecessarily huge. But combined with a nice display and software that still runs smoothly - there just something about it Just my two cents. Nice video Mr. Brownlee, cheers!

Vor 8 Monate
Galina Yakovleva
Galina Yakovleva

I do not think that my hands will become bigger through the time, so bricks will still fall out of my hand ))

Vor 5 Monate
Very POG
Very POG

@King Pistachion FREEZE

Vor 6 Monate
phillip smith
phillip smith

I absolutely loved my Nexus 4. I love the sparkly glass back so much I had to get a bumper case that was clear in the back. The screen was a little small but crystal clear and perfectly adequate for the time.

Vor 7 Monate
hasansabbah
hasansabbah

@Lukáš Lepieš Also, the first phone that google gave the version of lollipop was the nexus 4. Samsung users have waited a long time to meet the lollipop version.

Vor 3 Monate
Lukáš Lepieš
Lukáš Lepieš

and that build quality, oh my god, I still remember the feel of cold glass and metal in my hand, just a solid peace of phone, not to mention then state of the art software, I bought it when Kitkat arrived, it was my first smartphone and to this day it's still the best one

Vor 4 Monate
John McCracken Jr
John McCracken Jr

I would love to hear your thoughts on the Palm Pre phone, Palm brand, and their Web OS software. The Palm Pre was suppose to be the iPhone killer. Their Web OS was actually brilliant but lacked any apps or App Store. I had this phone right before my first iPhone. It was the closet thing to an iPhone I was able to achieve at the time. Still a great phone. Pebble/organic design, compact, had a mirror on the back for selfies after you slid the screen up. It was shown in the TV show Heros as “the it phone”. Let’s not forget their CREEPY commercial though. Watch that with the lights on. It def had major flaws too. Sharp edge by the keyboard that would slice any finger, tiny tiny buttons, small screen (I didn’t mind then), and no store or processing power. Anyways, thank you for your consideration and for the time to read this if you did. I hope I will see a vid on this phone from you in the future.

Vor 8 Monate
Fear Is The Mind-Killer
Fear Is The Mind-Killer

I wanted one of these so bad. Never got one. My first smartphone ended up being a Galaxy S2 and my second a Galaxy S7 (which I am still using). I totally bought into the whole 'it's all javascript' idea. It's the store that kills newcomers. Palm and Windows Phone (another phone I wanted and never got) suffered from not having a store full of apps.

Vor 17 Tage
BabyCoco
BabyCoco

Oh cmon, i looked them up, they werent that creepy! lol

Vor 8 Monate
Joel Alanis
Joel Alanis

The NEXUS 5 was my first smartphone. It still has a special place in my heart. :)

Vor 8 Monate
Mario Betamcourt
Mario Betamcourt

Tu vídeo esta genial! Felicidades, personalmente he tenido el gusto más por las versiones de Android Stock y no las versiones modificadas como htc, LG y Samsung, etc. OnePlus pudo ser una opción con aosp pero ya he tenido Motorola con aosp y no fue una buena experiencia por la mala optimización del kernel. En México lamentablemente no se encuentra de manera oficial, solo con otros vendedores que algunas veces es más caro, quizá entre 300 USD más caro de lo que se vende en la web oficial. Ojalá que en algún momento podamos recibirlo de manera oficial y legal. Quien lo tenga, recomienda el Google pixel 6? O el 5a? Cuál es mejor?

Vor 7 Monate
melina
melina

I‘d love to see a S-line version, especially with the … more interesting recent changes in the line up (going from cheap to high quality to partially cheap again over time)

Vor 8 Monate
Linnea Jonsson
Linnea Jonsson

Åker till att det inte att det med mig så kan

Vor 7 Monate
JerryRigEverything
JerryRigEverything

Ah, the good ol Nexus 6P.... Memories.

Vor 8 Monate
Particely
Particely

Indeed

Vor 8 Monate
Jonas
Jonas

The video that i first watched on your channel

Vor 8 Monate
Praveen Justin
Praveen Justin

I too miss that phone

Vor 8 Monate
Braden Fouts
Braden Fouts

That shot where you cycled through the phones in chronological order was awesome! So satisfying! I love watching your videos because the cinematography and audio are so good. I appreciate the effort you put into making these videos so polished. I would be interested in seeing some more videos about how you make your videos.

Vor 8 Monate
BabyCoco
BabyCoco

That was sick. Definitely stood out to me, too.

Vor 8 Monate
Cora Taylor
Cora Taylor

Nexus 4 and 5 were so amazing for me. I remember having the LG Optimus G and converting it to an N4 with LGNPST. Eventually got a real one tho. Also had the red N5, that absolutely was THE best phone I ever had.

Vor 7 Monate
memr
memr

The notification light in Nexus One was such a brilliant idea! I customized it so that I could tell by the color and pulse pattern what notification it "displays", but the most important thing is - it was easily visible from any angle, except from the back. Later, I got Galaxy Note 2, and even though it also had a decent notification light, it wasn't nearly as impressive. The colors were dull, they mixed in a strange way, so you can't really tell which color is which because it depends on the viewing angle. But the light was still easily visible when the phone is on the table. And then there was Huawei Mate 10. Holy cow, what a disgrace of a phone. It looks like they chase after the design and specs, and completely screw up when it came down to using it. Aside from being unable to keep the backlight on while your eyes are on the phone, which a 6-year-old Samsung did, they completely ruined the notification light to the point it cannot serve its purpose. It simply is not visible unless you are holding the phone right before your eyes perpendicular to the line of sight. That's it, you can't see the light even if the phone lies on the table beside you, you need to take it in your hand and look at the screen. Excuse me but if I'm looking at the screen already, then just give me the screen notification. And it's no wonder there will be no notification light on future phones: anyone would deem them obsolete trash if all they could see today is such a poor example.

Vor 3 Monate
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Absolutely would love to see a Galaxy S video! Especially the weirdness with the S1 and S2 and how carriers in the US still required "unique" phones with different styles and names. The Galaxy S3 was the first really HUGE Android phone that was unified in name and branding and design, something that truly stood up to iPhone.

Vor 7 Monate
ChillgrooveR
ChillgrooveR

I'd love to see the story of HTC - a manufacturer that had quite a lot of success in the "Android" world and released one of the best smartphones ever "HTC One", but for some reason they got lost

Vor 8 Monate
Cowboy Hank
Cowboy Hank

Yeah, I remember my HTC 10 so fondly... That thing was absolutely stunning, and really the only phone that got close to the look and feel of iPhones

Vor 11 Tage
Trucker Cowboy Ed
Trucker Cowboy Ed

Don't forget the HTC EVO 3D

Vor 15 Tage
MikeMiles
MikeMiles

they were bought by google and are making the pixel phones, so I wouldn't say lost

Vor 5 Monate
Hamza Khan
Hamza Khan

The One really was something else for Android... To this day it'd be tough to find a phone that compares in terms of super high-end design, performance and just that extra bit of exclusive-cool that until then was basically apple's domain

Vor 8 Monate
Hamza Azam
Hamza Azam

@Shahab H yes and well htc was unable to compete with Chinese phone pricing. They gradually lost all segments of smartphone market

Vor 8 Monate
Chad H
Chad H

As a 1st time pixel owner of the p5, I'm glad to see the direction they are going. The p7 will be very interesting to see how they improve over the 6.

Vor 7 Monate
Keyser Söze
Keyser Söze

@Pyro Max Why smaller screen bruv?

Vor 4 Monate
Chad H
Chad H

@Pyro Max if the 7 is huge, I'm gonna have a tough decision to make.

Vor 4 Monate
Pyro Max
Pyro Max

As a p5 owner, I'm hoping for a smaller screen on the p7 while still being high end.

Vor 4 Monate
セラフ
セラフ

Having upgraded from a basic LG smartphone at the time to the Galaxy Nexus, I definitely fell in love with the pure, barebones android experience. I've had to settle on other, non-nexus non-pixel phones from time to time over the years depending on availability with my carrier (currently using a samsung S20 5G since my pixel 2 broke down and there were NO pixels available at the time). Honestly when my contract is over with this phone I'm really itching to go back to a pixel phone since I've always had extremely good experiences with google flagship phones. Hopefully by then the 6A is out and I can upgrade to that. Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 5, Pixel 2... All amazing phones and had I had my pick I'd have upgraded to another pixel phone right away.

Vor 8 Monate
i disagree
i disagree

I remember the HTC desire S, haha. My parents both had em unti eventually switching to whatever the current iphone was at the time, but i thought those phones were so cool. The desires we had were really well built, and HTC's whole UI experience was by far better than the competition at the time. It was definitely the first "premium" feeling phone i'd ever seen up until that point. (also, I think is the desire s but I'm not sure. It had really, really nice machining on the front facing camera and speaker grill, and it ran the android version where you could pull a ring up from the bottom to unlock

Vor 7 Monate
Ice Kold Killa
Ice Kold Killa

I remember most of these when they came out. I remember not having money but finally got a Nexus 5 shortly after it came out. Then years later upgraded to Pixel 2 XL. Been using that since 2017. I'm thinking of getting the Pixel 7 if they continue down the route of the 6. And if the price is right.

Vor 8 Monate
Joey Ramirez
Joey Ramirez

Would love to see a “The Birth and Death of LG”, had many friends that gave their phones a try and they never really ended up sticking with them. Wondering what finally took them out of the game.

Vor 8 Monate
Akosua Noelle
Akosua Noelle

I just came here to say... I have a high end LG phone that's about 2 years old. It was so fun and fascinating when it was new, and it absolutely STINKS now.

Vor 8 Monate
DjScribblez
DjScribblez

LG are my favorite. I personally love that they always tried something new with every phone. They were never boring. A good chunk of phone innovations we have today were started by LG. I was hurt when they dropped the phone business.

Vor 8 Monate
Matt C
Matt C

@Byzantine you realize those were entirely different products right?

Vor 8 Monate
Byzantine
Byzantine

@Matt C I had a G3 it was terrible. Screen was washed out and the UI was ugly. Just not a fan. To each their own.

Vor 8 Monate
Matt C
Matt C

The G2 was a great phone for the time. Had to replace the battery in mine after a while but aside from that, great form factor and the software wasn't as bad as some people claim.

Vor 8 Monate
C. L.
C. L.

I'd really like to see a video like this on Sony Android phones. I've had the best experiences with them so far, so an analysis on why they failed would be very interesting.

Vor 2 Monate
PapaJay Gaming
PapaJay Gaming

I've literally owned every single android/Google phone starting with the G1! And I have loved every second of it!! Cheers my fellow android users!

Vor 3 Monate
LeGoogle Chrome
LeGoogle Chrome

I absolutely loved my nexus 6! Yes it was huge and that was awesome basically before the z fold this was how you could have a flagship phone that's almost a tablet too. I've had the Nexus 5x too and the 1,2 and 3XL Pixels so I'll be honest and say I'm very much a Google fanboy 😅

Vor 7 Monate
McGriddle69
McGriddle69

I loved HTC. I had an HTC one m7 and it's still one of my favorite phones I've ever owned. Kind of sucks that they're no longer among the best Android phones out there.

Vor 8 Monate
Black Conservative Patriot
Black Conservative Patriot

I loved my Nexus 6P and the Pixel 6 with the visor reminds me of that final non-Pixel phone. I am ordering the 6 Pro right now.

Vor 8 Monate
Dilan Freeman
Dilan Freeman

An LG video world be cool. I loved the V series but towards the end LG really seemed to be the last ones trying to innovate in exciting hardware and they paid the ultimate price for it.

Vor 8 Monate
Danish Ansari
Danish Ansari

I love the way Google Pixel 1 looks, its just so amazing and unique

Vor 7 Monate
SilverSmurfer
SilverSmurfer

Would love to see a LG line up. They have been making phone since the beginning of android and made some pretty innovative stuff (Optimus 2x, P920, the modular G5).

Vor 7 Monate
Asser Zayed
Asser Zayed

This has brought up so many memories to me. I remember flashing these Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs and they be super laggy on my huawei u8160 that shipped with Android 2.2 Froyo. I remember wanting the Nexus 4 so bad, I was only 12 so amazing to see how tech has gotten even from the short period of just a decade. Thanks for the quality content.

Vor 8 Monate
Stefan Ropotean
Stefan Ropotean

I for one would be very interested in a deep dive into Sony’s line of flagships over time. I remember how well received the Xperia Z3 was at the time and how they slowly started doing worse and worse after that. Also how their naming scheme completely went off the rails 😂 If not that, HTC would also be very interesting, cause they genuinely tried for a while, but we all remember the U Ultra 😂

Vor 8 Monate
Edster
Edster

The moment Sony and ericsson broke up that was it. Never seen their appeal and UI at all. Now with bigger stuff in it looks like their market keep getting niche by every model it produces.

Vor 8 Monate
Pixels
Pixels

@Rawrrr 1. The highest Mark (roman) number is the latest. 2. The XZ2 came out in 2018 which was a full year before the S10 came out with the bezel-less design.

Vor 8 Monate
Rawrrr
Rawrrr

@Pixels 1. Terrible naming. Idk which Sony is the latest. 2. Looks severely outdated compared to ALL of it's competition. Samsung & Apple were bezel-free a damn year before the XZ2 came out. That's enough. No matter how great the device itself is, those 2 points alone make it a hard sell.

Vor 8 Monate
Rawrrr
Rawrrr

Yeah, the Xperia Z3 was regarded as GOD-TIER. They are THE GOAT back in the days.

Vor 8 Monate
Paul Mullen
Paul Mullen

Great content to watch.I had the g1 and nexus 5,5x and 6 loved them phones.Watching this on my pixel 3a still going strong after 2 half years

Vor 4 Monate
Christopher Forrest
Christopher Forrest

I remember my dad getting the nexus 4 as a company phone and honestly I still think it might be one of the greatest smartphones of all time

Vor 5 Monate
N Paul
N Paul

The Pixel 6 is amazing and I am considering getting it in part because it uses a lot of Samsung hardware. The screen, the Exynos variant chip, the camera module, etc. It looks like a Galaxy Note. Google software on Samsung hardware is the dream.

Vor 8 Monate
Eevee 133
Eevee 133

I had a Pixel 1 XL when it first came out and absolutely loved it. One of the best phones I ever had. I'm currently using a Galaxy S21 Ultra, but I almost wish I could go back to the original Pixel

Vor 3 Monate
Adewale Oluyinka
Adewale Oluyinka

Can't believe I spent half an hour watching what is essentially a phone documentary. Great job!

Vor 8 Monate
Mark Glenn
Mark Glenn

I just fell a sleep in my chair

Vor 8 Monate
JTBringe
JTBringe

That's the beauty of a well produced video and a presenter that knows what he/she is doing. Anything can be interesting if it's packaged in the right way.

Vor 8 Monate
Peter Iordaah
Peter Iordaah

to be honest! And it didn't even feel like half an hour. Was so immeresed into the content

Vor 8 Monate
Bavan Amirthalingam
Bavan Amirthalingam

Would have loved to know how well google did on sales for each iteration of the google phones

Vor 8 Monate
Paweł Nasiadka
Paweł Nasiadka

Motorola Nexus 6. The best experience I've ever had with a smartphone. That screen was so big. All the UX with gorgeous Material Design and flawless work. When You ad a really nice camera and great front facing stereo speakers You will know the feeling I had. I still have it and from time to time I am just let him run. ;)

Vor 8 Monate
Keylow
Keylow

That G1 brought back so many memories. That was my first official “android phone”. It was amazing

Vor 7 Monate
Jethro Olarte
Jethro Olarte

Owned all except for the Nexus S. Favorites have been the Nexus 4/5 and also the Pixel 4/5. They were the cleanest models to me 👍

Vor 6 Monate
Nico S.
Nico S.

I’d love to see a series like this for HTC. I know they aren’t really around anymore and their last flagship was released in 2018 but they have been so influential with phones like the HD2, the M8 and so many others. I just think it would be really fun to see how they evolved over time.

Vor 8 Monate
Cameron Ashby
Cameron Ashby

I would even say to do a video of the cases that HTC made and those that are similar to it. The Dot View case and the one that came after it were awesome!

Vor 8 Monate
Ahmad Cole
Ahmad Cole

@iletyoucallmestevesyThe U11 was one of the best phones I've owned. Great hardware and software. Squeezable sides still worked. 3.5 years and I recently upgraded to the Pixel 6

Vor 8 Monate
XPoChangLinX
XPoChangLinX

Technically... google phone these days are the true successors of the HTC flagship. Google basically bought the HTC mobile phone division and it's R&D team.

Vor 8 Monate
Gustav Holmström
Gustav Holmström

HTC Hero 💖 One of the best phones I’ve ever had, and so much better ergonomics than the bricks we have now!

Vor 8 Monate
Jerry C
Jerry C

M8 my vote for best phone ever. HTC One Max was ahead of the market 😆

Vor 8 Monate
Geek Abhishek
Geek Abhishek

Please make a video on every Samsung Galaxy S Series review video i watched both apple and this one

Vor 7 Monate
Dakota Sutsko
Dakota Sutsko

Having owned 4 different versions of the Galaxy S line, I'd love a retrospective on those

Vor 6 Monate
Karthik. S
Karthik. S

@MKBHD this is one of the best videos one can ever make about the history of Nexus and Pixel. Simply loved it

Vor 5 Monate
Roel M. Mata
Roel M. Mata

Watching the different phones and UIs brings back so many memories 😁

Vor 7 Monate
isbey
isbey

One of the most underrated phones was the Pixel 3. The awkward choices that Google made for the Pixel 3 XL really overshadowed what a slam dunk the Pixel 3 was. It had everything you could possibly want in a phone at the time. Dual front facing stereo speakers, two selfie cameras, regular and ultra wide, a single perfect main camera, and probably the best thing about it, it was the last phone to have a standard bezel. No notch, no hole punch, just a normal damn screen.

Vor 8 Monate
Christopher Estep
Christopher Estep

@Saba Katsadze I've only owned two of these - the Toro Plus (aka Tuna) - a USED Nexus - which I got from my mom - which I ran and ran and RAN - for three years - which was succeeded by a a Pixel 3a - the first (and so far, only) new Android by anyone I have ever owned.

Vor Monat
Adam Hammack
Adam Hammack

3A was also fantastic for the price! (Mine only lasted 2-3 years, but it was good while it lasted...)

Vor Monat
Abhishek Kumar
Abhishek Kumar

Pixel 3 XL now under 20K...wow

Vor 3 Monate
Tommy
Tommy

AND it's really cheap right now, really good phone if you need a backup or are upgrading from a super budget phone

Vor 3 Monate
Jodofly115
Jodofly115

Most people don’t like bezels .. I dunno how you can tbh

Vor 6 Monate
Username 6103
Username 6103

I remember the 5x. I wanted that phone so bad when I saw it on your channel. And now that I look at it, I’m surprised. I thought it looked better. But that’s probably because I got used to modern phones like the galaxy z fold 3, and the iphone13

Vor 4 Monate
James Sarno
James Sarno

Owned a Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 6 (my favorite) and a 6P. Loved them all. Now I'm waiting for my Pixel 6 Pro to come. Going back to Google for the first time since the 6P and I can't wait.

Vor 8 Monate
TekGeekHD
TekGeekHD

I had a nexus 4. It was my first and only Android phone — and it was AMAZING. I loved it so much!

Vor 8 Monate
Chewie Meatball
Chewie Meatball

I remember moving to Nexus 5x after my HTC shit the bed. And was really impressed with it even though it was the 'budget' option, it was faster than the Apple equivelent, and served me well until I upgraded to OnePlus 6 and loved that and still use it til this day. considering switching now and can't decided between OnePlus 10 Pro or Pixel 6 Pro. I'm leaning towards the 6 Pro for the extra security. But I like the manual camera settings on the OnePlus. (so much so I was really tempted by the Sony Xperia 1 iv but can't justify that insane price.)

Vor Monat
Marc Springer
Marc Springer

Fantastic video, very nostalgic. I feel like OnePlus story has been covered in various capacities already in recent videos (e.g. "What happened to OnePlus"). A history of Samsung especially with the awful TouchWiz to the great One UI would be very interesting.

Vor 8 Monate
William Fan
William Fan

Goodness, Marquez would probably take around a whole season of Retro tech just trying to cover all the Galaxy devices lol.

Vor 8 Monate
Anthony Garcia
Anthony Garcia

Your awesome bro! I love this type of content. A galaxy S/Note line up video would be fantastic, also a line up of all the features we expect in a smartphone today and who started the trend or even old features voice to text, hands free, track ball, physical keyboard, the list goes on.

Vor 4 Monate
Tracy K.
Tracy K.

I have the Pixel 4a (5G) which is a mouthful for a Pixel phone but I love it! The battery life is very good, lasting thru a day or day and a half, depending on my usage. Camera takes great pictures, and I did the Android 12 update so it's almost like the 6. Very few issues with this phone. I had a Pixel 3a XL previously, which was also a very good phone. My first smartphone was an iPhone and it left me disappointed because of a defect with the touchscreen, and some other issues. I love Android and prefer over iPhone. However, I still keep the iPad mini, which is a good unit.

Vor 3 Monate
Daniel Newton
Daniel Newton

I almost got the Nexus 6p back in the day. Still kind of wish I had, but the OnePlus 5 I got instead was awesome as well. I am currently using the Pixel 2 XL, and I have grown to like it. It isn't amazing, and I don't like the size. The best thing about it is definitely the camera. The Pixel 4 is my favorite looking Pixel for sure.

Vor 8 Monate
allen
allen

I remember being so wowed by the nexus 4. My friend in school who got one was always showing off that glass back and I loved it.

Vor 6 Monate
AuthenTech - Ben Schmanke
AuthenTech - Ben Schmanke

I looovved that trackball with customized colors for different notifications ✅

Vor 8 Monate
T Freeman
T Freeman

I miss the colored notification LED. Made it really easy to see if my phone was done charging or not

Vor 8 Monate
David Mor
David Mor

I had a Nexus 5 back in the day. I have been on a pixel 4a since its release. I am clumsy and most phones last me 12 months before they are damaged, but this pixel 4a has been remarkable. Features are great. Love its navigational and browsing features. Not convinced to upgrade yet, as it still serves me well.

Vor 25 Tage
obli vion
obli vion

21:09 I laughed out loud and startled everybody on the bus I was travelling on!🤣 I've heard people commenting that the 6A will also have a Tensor chip inside, but what I think should be done, is that It should have a plastic body, maybe some bezels, maybe the Pixel 4-5A camera look, a Snapdragon 865 SoC, and 18W charging. I really hope this set of features keeps it's price as low as possible. Oh, main and ultrawide cameras with 12 MP resolutions each.

Vor 7 Monate
Aidan Brumsickle
Aidan Brumsickle

I had a Nexus 4, and then a Nexus 6, which saw me all the way through to my current Pixel 4 Pro. All pretty good phones.

Vor 2 Monate
A.R.
A.R.

Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and the Pixel 5 are my favourite Google phones. I LOVE the more basic design of the N5 and P5 (especially the P5, it's my daily driver today and an absolute tank of a phone). I hope the 7 or atleast the 7A have similar designs once they are released. The sooner glass-backed phones are eradicated from the face of the earth, the better.

Vor 7 Monate
A.R.
A.R.

@Hristo D The weight and feel of the P5 is excellent imo, it's heavy enough to feel solid but not cumbersome, and the grip feels great due to the relatively small screen and textured plastic. I've dropped mine a few times without a dent, but obviously that's just luck and YMMV. Battery life is among the best I've experienced in a smartphone, easily lasts me through an average day. Only real complaint is that the fingerprint scanner is cranky as hell and outright refuses to work at times

Vor 7 Monate
Hristo D
Hristo D

That's the one thing I miss the most about my Nexus 5 nowadays, the ruggedness. Light plastic build, great grip, not having to worry that much about your phone. Does the Pixel 5 feel comparable in that regard, and is the battery good enough?

Vor 7 Monate
Dong Tai
Dong Tai

i remember the nexus 4, that' was every tech enthusias boy dream back in 2012, the design, the software was so beautiful.... nostagia...

Vor 7 Monate
Jarred
Jarred

I loved my Galaxy Nexus. My first smart phone was the Samsung Captivate which I think was technically the S1. I used to upload custom rims and kernels myself. The coolest Android phone I probably every had was the Motorola Atrix with the laptop dock. I just switched to an iPhone from the Note 10+ and that’s because all the reasons I went with an Android aren’t real big anymore. I don’t overclock or sideload Roms anymore, not to mention expandable memory and headphone jacks are in the way out. Plus my family all have iPhones so now I can FaceTime my parents to talk to my kids. Androids will always hold a place in my tech heart. Lol.

Vor 8 Monate
LDeffer
LDeffer

The Nexus 4 was my first smartphone. Was also the only Google device that never gave me issues like the newer nexus', and pixel phones have.

Vor 7 Monate
OneMad
OneMad

I actually loved the pixel 5. Compact phone with Piezoelectric earpiece, symmetrical bezels, metal body that's actually is capable to be charged wirelessly...and still a bit sad I sold it for the pixel 6 pro. I still love the pixel 6 pro more than S22 and Z Flip and Fold (that I also owned), but it's sadly not as good as my pixel 3,4 or 5 ever been. I still got high hopes for the 6a and 7. What is left out of this review is - next to the "smart software" and the tensor chip that defo define a google phone - are feature drops and severe UI changes in a pixel's lifespan. Those features may not be a huge deal for many people, but its somewhat satisfying that google-phones keep reinventing themselves in their lifespan. If you ever had a pixel, you surely know what I mean. The day you bought it, your phone was quite a different phone from what you are seeing the day you sell it. That's very different to what I seen from Sony, Oneplus, Motorola, Xiaomi, Huawei and Samsung. They are very willing to keep the phone do work and look like the day you first booted it and just keep adding (or removing) features silently. Its only on the iphone that ive seen such big software overhauls in a lifespan. So, for me, as plain and minimal as pixel phones may look, they stand out and are pretty unique once you use them. Oh, and did I mention that vibration motor? I never felt something alike on any other android device. The haptics on google phones are outstanding. Enough of this fanboyism: pixel phones are still not for everyone for reasons, and they are far from perfect.

Vor 3 Monate
Rene Ritchie
Rene Ritchie

Love these. I've owned the Nexus One and Nexus 4, and Pixels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6. Hype to see them all back to back to back like this!

Vor 8 Monate
AetherYT
AetherYT

@The Behavior panel ▫️ Lol WTF there is a bit

Vor 8 Monate
Geri Peak
Geri Peak

Hmmm...I can't even remember them all:. G1, Nexus one, Nexus 4, 5, 6, Nexus 6p, pixel xl, pixel 2xl, pixel 4a, pixel 6... Plus G2, htc m1 and fam had to go my way, do we also had some Galaxy phones, thenthat customizable Motorola x, and the g, and pixel 3a. Early on I felt this was like the Amiga of smartphones, but they didn't die out, do ..

Vor 8 Monate
Geri Peak
Geri Peak

@A.J. Ash I haven't had problems. In fact, I've been surprised by the battery life. The six could be my fave if all time, and I've had about half of the line. More, counting family

Vor 8 Monate
retardothefawx
retardothefawx

Hey Marques, great series! Maybe you could do one for all the HTC phones / LG phones, since they are all discontinued now?

Vor 5 Monate
Tomi
Tomi

Nexus 4 is still to this day the most gorgeous mobile device. I still have it (in a box of course). Nexus 5 to me was amazing back then. Optical image stabilization, HDR was incredible at that time, design felt great in the hand and battery was good. Google Now was really good with the cards and functionality. Was then streamlined but I'm unsure if for the best.

Vor 7 Monate
Ben Watson
Ben Watson

Wow. What a throwback. I had the Nexus 6, and on the day it arrived it turned on, softbricked, and I spent hours trying to fix it. In recovery mode it said there was no operating system on the phone whatsoever. Good old days.

Vor 5 Monate
Leander Jobse
Leander Jobse

I had the Nexus 5X which remains to be my most favorite phone I've had so far (bought it with discount tho). The camera was awesome and it was very comfortable to hold thanks to the low weight. Unfortunately, the motherboard died exactly two years after I purchased it, so just out of warranty. Since then, I've been rocking a Samsung A8 for nearly four years, and although a decent phone, it doesn't have the charm nor the camera the Nexus had.

Vor 7 Monate
Richard Craig
Richard Craig

Absolutely would love to see a Galaxy S video! Especially the weirdness with the S1 and S2 and how carriers in the US still required "unique" phones with different styles and names. The Galaxy S3 was the first really HUGE Android phone that was unified in name and branding and design, something that truly stood up to iPhone.

Vor 8 Monate
Zdenda Břeh
Zdenda Břeh

@Gritsngravy81its outdated (2 years)

Vor 23 Tage
Ellie Kim
Ellie Kim

@Emil Cruz that was my first Samsung device

Vor 6 Monate
Nope Never
Nope Never

@AJF I know it does, it's part of why I got it.

Vor 7 Monate
AJF
AJF

@Nope Never Lol S3 has Amoled

Vor 7 Monate
patrick jackson
patrick jackson

It was good that it was the same on all carriers but the pre installed and uninstallable apps were a huge thing especially when the iphone didn't have that and the iphone still had way better performance and battery life.

Vor 7 Monate
Mohamed Seed Ahmed
Mohamed Seed Ahmed

Nexus 4 is one of the most beautifully designed smartphones until this day

Vor 5 Monate
Makua Annon
Makua Annon

Pixel 6 and Tensor is huge for Google. Wonder if we'll ever see Apple iPhone level software integration and optimization on Pixel years down the road.

Vor 8 Monate
Anastasia Basta
Anastasia Basta

I was a proud owner of a Nexus 6P. It felt so premium! The stereo speakers were amazing , everyone was asking which phone was that?! It really felt different. It felt like an upgrade. I have to say that I haven't felt so excited about a phone ever since. Now there all just about the same.. (not talking about flips and folds) with minor alterations.. I was hoping to get the pixel 6pro this year but in Greece the prices are ridiculously high! It's coming at about 1,200€ . Miss the good old days where you could get a flagship in a reasonable price!

Vor 7 Monate
Sergio RT
Sergio RT

This video and channel is amazing and the amount of knowledge and love that you have for these phones is admirable, but you and your videos could be benefited with good background music. Just a piece of advice, dude 😉

Vor 7 Monate
Figgs
Figgs

The story of Sony Ericsson, the Walkman phone were fantastic. And Nokia incredible innovators with massive market share, made the smallest phone I ever owned and now have transitioned into obscurity.

Vor 8 Monate
cracknigga
cracknigga

i had two models of the walkman phone. they were soo dope at the time.

Vor 8 Monate
R. F.
R. F.

Yeeeeeeaaa the Sony-Xperia-Ericsson-idk phone recopilation

Vor 8 Monate
Indra Riswandi
Indra Riswandi

My last non-smarphone was Sony W880i.

Vor 8 Monate
Benjamin Karam
Benjamin Karam

Man, phones were more fun back on the day. I loved the Sony Ericsson phones and the headphones that came with them were mind blowing, compared to the competition.

Vor 8 Monate
Vysair
Vysair

Sony is huge on audiophile market and they made some pretty nice other IoT as well.

Vor 8 Monate
Артем Куник
Артем Куник

I see you love Google phones:) Can you please talk about not working with VoLTE , Vowifi and 5G in half of EU? It's definitely something that can improve product and people experience and Google seems to listen to your videos

Vor 5 Monate
Fred Pilcher
Fred Pilcher

I loved my Nexus 4. 🙂 I'm still using my Nexus 6. I've been waiting for someone to release another phone the same size as my 6. It's perfect.

Vor 4 Monate
Tech Heaven
Tech Heaven

Same.

Vor 2 Monate
Barry Jennings
Barry Jennings

I just watched the waveform podcast where he discusses this video. One thing was the bootloop issues back in the day. It made me realize how feed up I am with Google QC. I've been using Android since the Nexus one. I've had Nexus S, Nexus 4, Nexus 5x, Pixel, and Pixel 3. My pixel 3 died of battery bloating. I hate to say it was probably my last Google phone now I am considering an iPhone after all these years.

Vor 8 Monate
Evan Coverdill
Evan Coverdill

Nexus 6 was my first Nexus. Absolutely loved it. But the 6p was even better.

Vor 7 Monate
Adamant
Adamant

I never had one, but I loved the pixel 4 design. The colors and frosted glass always looked so good to me. But there were just better phones out there at the time for less

Vor Monat
Joseph Paulk
Joseph Paulk

I really really liked the Google Pixel 2 XL. I got astrophotography working. I didn’t mind the blue shift. I used it for years before switching to iPhone 11.

Vor 3 Monate
Laurent D
Laurent D

Brilliant! There is still a long way for Google to master both chip, hardware and software but they are getting there.

Vor 7 Monate
Nate Mehl
Nate Mehl

I had a Nexus One back in the day, in fact I still have it because I kept it so long it wasn't worth much when I upgraded. The trackball was neat, but RGB led in the trackball was next level at the time. I had green for messages, blue for Facebook, and red for emails. Also had a massive extended battery that I could put on it that would last me over two days so I could charge my regular battery and big battery before a weekend trip, and not even both with bringing a charger.

Vor 7 Monate
Yonatan Gemmi
Yonatan Gemmi

One correction. The nexus 4 technically did have LTE hardware, however they never opened up the use to it in the software. You could do it yourself (which I did) and then have LTE.

Vor 8 Monate
Ricky Wong
Ricky Wong

This was the key difference that had me using the Nexus 4 for over 2 years. The band-4 LTE was even better than the Nexus 5 that I ended up getting.

Vor 8 Monate
tokuzumi1
tokuzumi1

Also, the 4 was identical, hardware wise, to the first LG G series phone (not called the G....I think the name was written out). As I recall, flashing a custom recovery was not possible at the time, but you could flash the stock Nexus 4 ROM to the LG G1, and it would work out of the box.

Vor 8 Monate
Ahmed Kassem
Ahmed Kassem

Yes I actually remember the same thing! I followed the steps back then from XDA and it had great LTE back then

Vor 8 Monate
Lucas
Lucas

YUP! I was slinging phones for a T-Mobile franchisee when this phone dropped and I fell in love instantly! I made sure to know all about it because it was the only phone I would try to push out the door…Damn I miss that phone! Funny story, it was my go to for torrenting files from the wild!

Vor 8 Monate
Yonatan Gemmi
Yonatan Gemmi

@Alex May interesting

Vor 8 Monate
Adam Zugone
Adam Zugone

That Nexus 4's back design was surprisingly beautiful

Vor 8 Monate
Nerry
Nerry

Yes, back in the day I was a happy owner of Bright Red Nexus 5. After my Nexus 4 was stolen. But still Nexus 5 is the most satisfying smartphone that I ever had. Also. Nexus 5 had HDR+ too.

Vor 8 Monate
reistonator
reistonator

Nexus 5 was my first, so smooth, amazing camera and hardware. Then nexus 6P, most premium I ever had. Then pixel 2, very good, but 3a feels poor, the one I am writing

Vor 4 Monate
B R
B R

Watching this on my 3a, extremely good camera but something not mentioned is it's the most durable pixel. I've worked in factories and it's been through a lot of punishment without even a scratch. If my pixel died somehow I would buy a refurbished pixel 3a

Vor 3 Monate
Karan
Karan

Considering the last pixels (a versions) have been so good, you should totally make a video on what old phones we can still use in 2021. It will not only help sell those old phones but will encourage recycling…

Vor 8 Monate
sylvian blade
sylvian blade

@Tolly56 Don’t get me wrong, the pixel 2 was amazing for its time. But google coming out with their own SoC with the 6 is the best thing they’ve done ever since the nexus. Pixels were held hostage because of Qualcomm and pretty much fall apart after 3 software updates. While Apple is still managing to update the iPhone 6s to iOS 15 after 7 years. Buying a pre tensor pixel is a gigantic waste of money.

Vor 8 Monate
sarthak jain
sarthak jain

@sylvian blade i am using one plus 7 since it was launched and has literally 0 issues so far. It has performed so much better than expected. If OnePlus still made good phones, i would have definitely bought them

Vor 8 Monate
Tolly56
Tolly56

@sylvian blade I have been using a google pixel 2 since release and have only just got the pixel 6 because my 2 got crushed. It worked like it was brand new even though it hadn't had updates for nearly 2 year. If I didn't break it I see no reasons why I should stop using it.

Vor 8 Monate
tobster
tobster

100%

Vor 8 Monate
Vysair
Vysair

@sylvian blade I heard A12 fixes shitton of stuff for pretty much every issues that exist on A11 and not just on Pixel as well

Vor 8 Monate
Sebbas
Sebbas

I hope to see a Samsung S line soon, 🙏🏼 I've been a long time Samsung user and to see the specs over the years change ,I want to hear it from a pro and show that Samsungs are a good option besides an iPhone and get good quality.

Vor 7 Monate
Stephen Parkinson
Stephen Parkinson

Great video. Had the OG Pixel XL and then the 3XL which I'm still on, still great pictures. Would have gone to 5a, but never launched in UK. May upgrade to 6 soon.

Vor 6 Monate
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Vor 6 Monate
Peter Sysak
Peter Sysak

Man, I remember the Nexus One. I think that phone pulled me away from a jailbroken iPhone 3GS at the time. I remember that wallpaper haha. Then I remember the hours and hours I spent on ROMs. Then the Nexus 5, I still have one somewhere at home. That was a killer phone at that time. Lackluster camera though, I remember that. Overall though that was a great stroll down memory lane. I probably had most of those phones at some point, all with random Roms at some point etc all the way up to Pixel 2. Now I rock an iPhone and couldn't be happier.

Vor 8 Monate
Arien Van Stralen
Arien Van Stralen

I loved my Nexus 5! Had my first taste of VR with google cardboard. Had so much fun with that

Vor 3 Monate
Mantenner
Mantenner

The nexus 4 was an absolutely gorgeous phone, I wanted one so badly but was too young at the time. Stunning design, and the snapdragon S4 pro in it was an absolute beast for the time. Definitely the one that got away for me in terms of phones. Never wanted a phone so much. Hell, even now.

Vor 8 Monate
Rocky Bashimor
Rocky Bashimor

@bootie- I miss those day and I got introduced to the rooting world and custom room with HTC wildfire

Vor 8 Monate
c0p0n
c0p0n

It was a lovely phone to have for sure.

Vor 8 Monate
Louis Mesta
Louis Mesta

Same for me! But I wanted the pixel 6 pretty damn bad & luckily got one before they sold out

Vor 8 Monate
Adam Jones
Adam Jones

I LOVED my Nexus 4. Just a beautiful phone. It was sturdy too, I dropped it about 30 feet onto concrete in it's standard "side bumper" case it came with. It was 100% fine not even a scratch. I did eventually break the front screen when I dropped it directly into a small rock, but I replaced the screen/digitizer myself for pretty cheap. Custom roms and random Tasker automaton stuff.... What good times.

Vor 8 Monate
bootie-
bootie-

the good old days of when flashing custom roms was fun

Vor 8 Monate
Yeehee
Yeehee

Interesting with the software slowing down over time. I was about to get the Pixel 4A because Mi just got too buggy so wanted to prevent that. Went with Galaxy A52 instead, hopefully the software will be smooth for a few years.

Vor 8 Monate
Tyler
Tyler

Sony has had one of the most interesting and best lines of phones that the world never really saw. I'd love to watch a video over sony phones in the future, because they do a lot of things really well - except for marketing.

Vor 5 Tage

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