1. fgmg88's Avatar
    Contemplating between Pixel or Pixel XL and taking the Daydream into account. How much do you think the higher PPI will help with the XL? I've used cardboard with a Nexus 5x, which neat, the resolution and the screendoor effect was something that could have been improved upon. Will the apps that utilize Daydream be mindful of the lower PPI of the non-XL? or is the PPI of the XL still not high enough to give much of a difference?
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    10-13-2016 01:37 PM
  2. krisguy's Avatar
    First,thank you so much for posting a question to VR Heads. I know that I appreciateyour visit, and the community needs more people interested in this amazingtechnology. I would love for you to register and log in so that we can continuethis thread.

    Toanswer your question, I would not be 100 percent sure of this until I played with them, but the XL vs regular should not make too much of a difference. The pixel density issue will be compensated by the viewing angle of the lenses. I'm telling people get the size that you want because the VR experience should not make a difference.
    10-13-2016 01:50 PM
  3. Navberry's Avatar
    i wud get a Pixel it wud be lighter and much more portable
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    10-13-2016 02:48 PM
  4. parout66's Avatar
    I'm waiting for BB or Verizon to get some sample phones in before I decide. I wan't to hold them before making a decision.
    10-13-2016 03:22 PM
  5. kakepner's Avatar
    I ordered a pixel xl in silver but am a little worried about the reflection from the white front.
    10-13-2016 03:51 PM
  6. James Barger's Avatar
    This was my thought as well. Ordered a regular Pixel in black and can't wait!
    10-13-2016 03:55 PM
  7. Byfield97's Avatar
    Pixel XL in black would work well, especially the with Daydream View headset
    10-13-2016 04:39 PM
  8. sethry16's Avatar
    I'm hoping to get the Pixel XL in Black, but I dragged my feet and now it's out of stock on the Google Store. Would rather not go through Verizon for it, but I may have to resort to it. I have a Nexus 5X now and the battery life just doesn't cut it. I'm hoping the XL will get me through a day without any trouble.
    10-13-2016 04:43 PM
  9. tgp's Avatar
    I'm XL all the way, except for the price. I'm not sure if the "upgrade" is worth $120 to me.
    10-13-2016 05:01 PM
  10. booster_gold's Avatar
    I hear the non black pixels might be glare prone inside the VR so maybe black might be best...
    10-13-2016 05:53 PM
  11. ggendel's Avatar
    I hear the non black pixels might be glare prone inside the VR so maybe black might be best...
    I'm sure a bit of hacking to mask out the reflective surface might work. Perhaps starting with a black sock and cuttiing out a hole?
    10-13-2016 05:58 PM
  12. oldtimefighter's Avatar
    You would be much better off with the Pixel XL for the Daydream headset and in black which I pre-ordered.

    I'm sure a bit of hacking to mask out the reflective surface might work. Perhaps starting with a black sock and cuttiing out a hole?
    ...or just buy the black version of the Pixel.
    10-13-2016 05:59 PM
  13. Ian Francis's Avatar
    Pretty sure the higher dpi on the XL will make a huge difference but it is hard to say for sure until I actually get one in my hands. In the end, unless you are only using this for VR, remember this will mostly not be in a VR headset, so size matters too.
    10-13-2016 06:21 PM
  14. BDuff35's Avatar
    I have a Nexus 6p now, so I would probably go with the Pixel XL. I like the larger size phones
    10-13-2016 09:28 PM
  15. paul87russell's Avatar
    sad to see my note 7 go..i'm thinking of getting a pixel xl coz the screen size will be a huge factor for me.
    10-13-2016 09:53 PM
  16. tr3y_torr3z's Avatar
    I suggest getting the Pixel XL, the screen PPI is much better, plus it was made for the daydream
    10-13-2016 11:08 PM
  17. au0840's Avatar
    I would personally choose the Pixel XL. I'm currently using an Asus Zenfone 3. The 5.5 screen size is perfect for me.
    10-13-2016 11:37 PM
  18. Juan David Nieto's Avatar
    If I buy the Pixel XL in the US and then I go to Latin America, could I use it with another mobile carrier without any problem?
    10-14-2016 12:47 AM
  19. Mr. Orange 645's Avatar
    I love bigger screens, so definitely the Pixel XL, if I get either one.
    10-14-2016 01:24 AM
  20. anon(837043)'s Avatar
    I think I'd go for the smaller of the two, can just use the keyboard with my thumb on the 5x so the pixel would be just right. Have yet to try any VR headset, can't wait!
    10-14-2016 01:31 AM
  21. Marco Antonio GP's Avatar
    In terms of VR I'd probably go to XL
    10-14-2016 01:57 AM
  22. Rohith Rohi1's Avatar
    I had not ordered the stuff right now but iam sure pixel xl will be great peice till now and can become a death prone to samsung note7 and iphone7
    10-14-2016 02:06 AM
  23. pjtpjt's Avatar
    I have a Nexus 6, to me the Pixel would be too small. More so the bigger screen, and resolution makes it better for the VR, doesn't it?
    10-14-2016 02:09 AM
  24. ts0cha0tik's Avatar
    I can't wait for a Pixel XL to become available for purchase. I want this phone as well as the Daydream VR since the Note 7 is no longer an option.
    10-14-2016 02:38 AM
  25. OCDs Nuts's Avatar
    I was thinking the same thing I want to see then in real life and hold them and use them a bit before deciding to buy them
    10-14-2016 02:41 AM
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