Thinking About A New Phone? Get Ready For A Sticker Shock

13 October, 2018, 06:04 | Author: Camille Rivera
  • Google Home Hub's new Home View feature

In more positive news, Google announced its new Pixel 3 phones at an event this week, among other new products.

The Pixel phones have barely made a dent in the market since their debut two years ago, but Google is hoping to change that with the latest models unveiled on Tuesday at an event in NY.

Now that the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have been launched, Google has renewed its vows promising a security fix and Android version update for the next three years where the period ends in October 2021.

The trio represent the latest update from Google's 2 and a half year old hardware division, which is finally building a single, cohesive Google device brand. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are. Analysts are also expecting Google to add higher resolution and more cameras to the Pixel, whose first two generations attracted rave reviews for its high-quality pictures. That's why I'm so thrilled that Google has doubled down on its Pixel hardware, now in its third year. This might seem like a cop-out, but the camera is now paired with Qualcomm's upgraded Snapdragon 845 processor.




The grand finale of announcements (already spoiled announcements) is the new line of Pixel phones. According to an Android Police report, the Google Camera application accompanies a few changes from the current application on past Pixel handsets. The feature is set to arrive on the Pixel and Pixel 2 next month. Pixel 3 starts at $799, while the Pixel 3 XL starts at $899. These could be the three colour options of the Pixel 3 models. There's not one, but two 8-megapixel front-facing snappers this time around.

The key difference everyone between Pixel 3XL and last year's Pixel 2XL is that the new flagship device has a notch. The plethora of AI-based features makes it great as a camera both for social occasions and serious photography. Ambient EQ is essentially a more refined technology that adjusts the screen brightness and colors with the sensed environment so that you are not blinded by a bright white screen in the darkness. However, contrary to Jeff Bezos' smart home device, the Home Hub doesn't come with a camera. It all started with Apple's iPhone X in 2017 and continues till date. However, some of the features like we mentioned above Top Shot, Night Sight, and Photobooth are still Pixel exclusive. However, since many of its less-demanding software features will roll out to the Pixel 2 eventually (such as Google Duplex for automated phone responses), you certainly wouldn't be settling to stick to a Pixel 2.

Despite the Gamevice Pixel 3 XL model hogging up your phone's USB-C charging port, a pass-through built into the controller itself means you'll still be able to charge the device while in use and, presumably, hook it up to a PC for any extra games you need to pipe over in a hurry.

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