Should you upgrade to the Galaxy Note 9 from the Pixel 2 XL?

Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Image credit: Android Central)

Google's Pixel 2 XL is still holding up incredibly well despite coming up on its first birthday, but even with that being the case, Samsung's brand-new Galaxy Note 9 is likely giving all Android owners at least some level of envy.

The Pixel 3 XL will be here is just a few short weeks, but whether you can't stand its oversized notch or just want an upgrade this very second, the Note 9 is proving to get a lot of pre-orders from former Pixel fans.

Just check out the AC forums to see what we mean!

I’m trading in my Pixel 2 XL for the 450 mainly out of laziness. I think I could get an extra hundred out of Swappa, etc. Up to you.


I was holding out to see what the P3XL was bringing to the table but not so sure anymore after the endless massive notch leaks. I went into BB the other day and my God, the Note 9 is BEAUTIFUL. The screen runs circles around my PXL2 and the cameras are great. Samsung is offering $450 instant trade in for the Pixel 2 so there's that. Brings down the cost of the phone to about 550 outright. Soooooo...


Yea, it's funny, because after using what was probably the best all-around phone available (the Pixel 2XL), as soon as I went hands on with the new Note 9, I was blown away instantly...that's all the convincing I needed!


I have gone from Note 7 to pixel one, then pixel 2 and skipped the Note 8... I'm kind of anxious to get the nine. After all of this time on the pixel I didn't realize how much I loved the screen on Samsung devices. For whatever reason, I also happen to love the pictures that the Samsung line takes better than the pixel...go figure.. I'll install the lawnchair launcher and have it look like...


What say you? Are you keeping your Pixel 2 XL or upgrading to the Note 9?

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Joe Maring

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.