Google's new Pixel phone isn't so much a revolution as a solid improvement: like this year's iPhones, Google is making incremental changes this year. If you're wondering whether it's worth going for the shiny new Pixel 3 over the now sure-to-be-discounted Pixel 2, read on.
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Google officially unveiled the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL after weeks of rumours and, unsurprisingly, they’re packed with new features and hardware that make them an appreciable upgrade over not just Google’s past Pixel smartphones, but many of their competitors as well.
Google’s October 9 hardware event is approaching quickly, and over the past few weeks, rumours about what new devices Google will be announcing have been at a fever pitch. While we have a pretty good idea of what announcements to expect, the most obvious are the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones. Here's how to ensure you get your device on launch day.
It sucks, but we're all going to have to get used to it: the 3.5mm headphone jack is slowly disappearing from modern smartphones. No longer just a 'feature' of iPhones, the lack of headphone jack has also spread to phones by Huawei, Google, HTC and a number of other manufacturers. If you want to keep using your old headphones with these phones, here are the adaptors you need.
The best part about being an Android user is that if you don't like what you see, you can always download an app to change the way your device looks and feels. Perhaps you're not too keen on the way Samsung skins its feature-packed Galaxy smartphones, or you can't stand Android Pie's new gestures on your Pixel phone. Try Lawnchair Launcher instead, a malleable, sort-of-DIY version of the Pixel launcher.
The Google Pixel range remains one of the best Android options on the market. This is in large part due to innovative software features like Assistant and inbuilt unlimited cloud storage for photos and video. If you're still using an older handset, you can get most of the Pixel's big, best features with a few clever tweaks.
If you're looking for an Android smartphone you could do a lot worse than a Google Pixel. The company's handsets promise cutting-edge hardware and instant updates to all the latest software - but that doesn't mean they're perfect.
With its peerless camera, instant OS updates and sleek design, the Pixel 2 is arguably the best Android smartphone on the market. Today, the internet caught its first glimpse of the Pixel 3 - and it's looking quite different to its predecessor. It appears that an iPhone X-esque notch is coming to the Pixel family.
The Pixel 2, like its competition, has ditched the headphone jack, opting to include a single USB-C port on its bottom. While it makes waterproofing the device much easier, it restricts the kinds of accessories you can connect to your smartphone. Specifically, every pair of headphones you have ever owned, along with anything else depending on a 3.5mm auxiliary cable.
With the release of the iPhone X this morning, we’re now neck-deep in new smartphones. So what better thing to do then pit flagship against flagship against flagship in a battle for consumer hearts? How does Apple’s, Samsung’s and Google’s number one smartphones stack up against each other? Let’s take a look at the specs.