Google with "pony": how the media met the flagship Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
October 10, 2018
In New York a presentation was given of new smartphones Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL from Google. Gadgets updated: extended, obtained artificial intelligence and "pony", such as the iPhone and almost all the clones of Apple's flagship.
Enlarged 5.5 "and 6.3" screen, Pixel 3 XL "bangs", new Titan M security chip, designed to protect user data, two 8-megapixel camera fronts to create breathtaking selfies, and 12 , 2 megapixel camera back for normal recordings.
To make more good photos, Google has flagships equipped with Top Shot, which selects the best shots, blurry photos, or photos with closed eyes removed. The flagships of Google have also become considerably smarter and ready to answer the phone instead of the user. The voice assistant reads the prepared template expressions in response to the conversation partner's speech.
According to browser The Verge, you first have to praise the new OLED screen smartphone, which looks much better and brighter than the previous Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. "The image in Pixel 3 XL is much clearer, but it does not cause any association with the brightness of the screens of Samsung smartphones.The screen is also good with Pixel 3, moreover, it is more elongated than in the previous model," he writes.
"The" Bang "in Pixel 3 XL is not as shocking in personal contact as in the photo's Is it big Yes, big, but this is not a problem for me But there is something worrying: the edges of the "pony" may not look very elegant, as if they hit the rest of the screen a bit, "the author added.
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The quality of the camera, he said, seems pretty good. In addition, Google very carefully approached the introduction of artificial intelligence in the function of the camera. The result was Top Shot, possibly the most important reason for choosing a smartphone.
The Techradar edition was also appreciated by the camera's in the Pixel 3 models, which enable you to take photos in a wide-angle format in addition to the smart settings.
Another advantage is the powerful front speakers. "It seems that none of the manufacturers do such things more, and that's nice," the journalists remark. From the unusual: the SIM card slot is moved down and is located next to the USB-C port. Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL do not have a headphone jack.
"The Pixel 3-series uses different materials in the design of the casing, the back is made of Corning Gorilla Glass of frosted glass.The same type of glass is used to protect the screen, they are enclosed in an aluminum frame – and this are the only traces of metal in smartphones ", write the authors of Techradar.
The gadget was more rounded at the edges, which benefited him, although it obviously followed the example of Apple products.
The Mashable browser was happy with the design and emphasized that Google gadgets "do not necessarily resemble premium phones, but they are very good to touch." Pixel 3 remained compact despite the adult body, and fits comfortably in the palm of the hand. In working with Pixel 3 XL, as with other large smartphones, one can not do with one hand. "I also like the orange activation button – it adds bright colors to the design," the author added.
CNet drew attention to the complexity of working with the latest version of the operating system – Android 9 Pie, which allows the owner to control applications with gestures and press "virtual buttons" to return to the main screen. "To call the Google Assistant, you have to press this button for a long time, and if you change your mind, you'll have to find an arrow that takes you back, and that hinders a little." Swipe up to get applications at the drawer. and you stop halfway, because the screen will be divided into two parts, at the top are the latest applications (for example, quick access) and at the bottom – the top part of the tray, and again you have to fiddle around the screen to access the full list of applications, "complains CNet browser.
TechCrunch released a material in which he tried to compare the iPhone XS and Pixel 3 XL, but came to the conclusion that this is a rather useless exercise, because the main differences are in the price and the approach to the design. Yet Google is not in a hurry to stretch the screen and remove the frame, even in the flagship 3 XL, does not enter an activation mode like Face-ID, relies on fingerprints and concentrates on improving the entertainment features.
These include playmoji, another version of emoji that every leading gadget maker has perfected in recent years with a special passion. With playmoji, copied from Iron Man or Donald Glover, you can create joint photos and record video.
The smartphone is presented in three colors: plain black, clear white and not pink ("plain black", "pure white" and "not pink"). Preorders for gadgets in the US are accepted from 17 October. Worldwide, smartphones appear from 1 November. The cost of Pixel 3 – from $ 799 and Pixel 3 XL – from $ 899, depending on the amount of memory.