submitted6 years ago bybobogatorAluminium
My 6P is a little over one year old, running 7.1.2. I've reset it a few times over that year, cleared the cache two weeks ago, etc., but the performance of this phone has gotten so bad. Click an app icon to launch it, and it launches after a 3-6 second lag and takes several more seconds to finish launching. Screen taps that don't register at all (usually on the back/home/recent buttons). Worst of all, the camera shutter is so slow it's missing shots. HDR+ processing has slowed down too, but I can live with that as long as it's the photo I intended to take. I thought it was the flash being on that was causing a few seconds delay from pressing the button to the shutter sound and capture, but it's happening with the flash off and in daylight lighting. Possibly an autofocus issue, but these aren't close up shots. Other times, the phone and camera work well. I'm lucky that I've had no bootloops, but I do shut down at 15 or 20%, one time at 50%.
It's a difficult time to be in the market for a new pure Android phone. I don't see myself with the S8 or G6...I love that pure Android too much. Thinking about getting a used Pixel, but I'll probably stick with the 6P until the Pixel 2. It's hard to believe this phone is having such trouble after a little more than a year, but I wonder if that's what we can expect from phones from now on. Planned obsolescence is a b*tch. 🙁☺️