Does this Have Anything Like Portrait Lighting...???
I have a HTC One A9, same size as the Pixel 3 but the smaller Pixel now has a bigger screen. The Pixel 2 (same size as the A9 (forefather size to Pixel, it had a not so smooth glass to frame transition so i waited.
After watching all the releases, i finally ordered a 3. On the 3 XL, you can hide the notch with a setting but also their is another application i watched that hides the notch and puts the readouts into that newly created top bezel which is fine. I was so tempted for the larger one but the compact 3 it is. I should be able to leave my Cannon camera at home for some travels and cant wait for the Night Shot to be activated later this month. Any little bugs, updates will address im sure.
"pure" Android praise and myth about "best camera" on phone are just YT advertise...Pixel doesn't have hardware or software better than others but it does have army of youtubers to share false excitement about mediocre phone.
I think it's a rather nice phone. And the fact that they only did a minor upgrade to what everyone says was 'the best camera of 2017' then I'm ok with that.
The fact is still the same that it's taken other phone's 2 or even 3 (cough, huawei) sensors to edge out (and barely) last years 'camera phone to have'.
Still would rather have the Pixel 3 XL over the Mate 20 Pro anyday.
those bezels just scream outdated from every angle. Clean android is nice and all but at this price point that alone is just not enough.
Anonymous, 01 Nov 2018Actually, Night Sight isn't impressive. It's a noisy and blurry mess. You can replicate it in ... moreThere's much, much more to it than simply setting a long exposure, but it looks like you were not paying attention. Or are just making up "facts" that you haven't researched.
Anonymous, 01 Nov 2018"Audio is recorded in stereo at 192kbps - a new development after the Pixel 2's mono audio, an... moreUhmmm nope. Nexus line doesn't record in stereo; only mono
Poor performance, ongoing bugs , cheap easily scratched paint job. And too much money.
Dolanescu, 01 Nov 2018rly? I have a pixel 2 xl... I never detected any heat... and I play PUBG for long periods... ... moreYou should've read the review first before replying back to me... Obviously I'm talking about Pixel 3, not your older generation Pixel.
Dolanescu, 01 Nov 2018rly? I have a pixel 2 xl... I never detected any heat... and I play PUBG for long periods... ... moreThey don't use Android, they use their own take on Android... And FYI, Google does not own Android, anyone can use it without paying a dime to Google..
Oh, btw. Something everyone forgets: It has by far the best selfie-camera.
Not saying it's the most important thing, but that's still something to point out. Saying it doesn't have an unique selling point is wrong.
Actually Google should have great success with this one in selfie-fancy Asia, lol. Ok, to be realistic, it might be too expensive for a not-apple-phone.
Nick Tagataka, 01 Nov 2018"We all know for a fact that Sony can easily take the 'W' if they intentionally do so"
"they ... more"Look mate, I don't give a damn about what they could've done in the past. "
---Then don't. I've said those warnings as a reminder to how powerful Sony really is if they're in their true form, and they can do something incredible once they consider trying to be very competitive once again.
"They ditched the headphone jack, they don't make the best smartphone camera, and they won't use their best components for Xperia because it would compete with their own products if they did."
---Exactly what others have to remember. They would believe that Sony is a garbage company for doing such things, forgetting that they've owned Sony products that made their childhood memories great.
"Stop talking about "What if", it's not gonna happen."
---Who told you that they won't do these things?? Your crystall ball? Sony already showed enough signs of their change. The move to bezel less curved OLED display is one of them. Now they're even joining the super tall screens with their 21:9 XA3 devices. And from their strategical review, they said that they haven't progressed fast enough, which clearly indicates that they would very likely improve on that aspect.
"And don't even get started with the "best display" crap, just because many people prefer the display that doesn't mean it's the best. "
---Just like sales. Only because Xperia phones aren't the best at being the most sold, doesn't mean they're irrelevant. If we could apply that logic in pure display quality, why can't we do it on the phone sales and product quality when they're literally aiming for the same idea??
It's an obvious hypocriticism right there.
"I know you're making that claim based on some random research done by Strategy Analytics who also made a bull claim that XZ2 has the best battery life among all the flagship smartphones when it doesn't, but seriously nobody gives a damn about Sony phones so quit trolling around and crying like a little kid just because it doesn't receive attention from average consumer."
---First, the XZ2 does have the best battery life on a smartphone. The test uses multiple measures that isn't giving out a clear advantage on one or another device, unlike on GSMArena, in which phones with OLED screens have the advantage in video playback test. Second, why don't you just help me spread the reality, since it was your 'great' idea in the first place? I'm fine with what I'm doing. I'd rather cry and do the best until the reality is pushed instead of standing still, do nothing, and let the world live in full of lies.
There are no bullies?? What about Samsung who shamelessly steals formulas from Sony (IP68, glass back design, super slow motion, Dual Pixel AF,.....)??
Nick Tagataka, 01 Nov 2018"We all know for a fact that Sony can easily take the 'W' if they intentionally do so"
"they ... moreNick
I agree with most of you say. It is right. If Sony can sell music player, compact camera and few phones, why would they make a phone that has better audio skills than the Walkman and take better shots than RX100?
This would bring less money to the company.
There is another point. We read about tech daily, we know all the differences between a phone from Apple, Samsung, Sony, LG, Motorola, HTC, Asus, Xiaomi, Huawei etc..
I bet at least 80% of the costumers do not.
Most probably think all are practically the same. So they buy the cheapest option usually. Except iPhone that is considered fancy and object of social status.
People that read tech often base their choices according to what they read on reviews. Not everyone has the chance test a phone to make sure it's the one.
If you hear bad about the device A you surely are not going to get it, then you say to family and friends that it's not a good product.
The only international tech sites I trust more are GSMARENA and Androidheadlines. I visit Phone Arena just for other news, the reviews are ridiculous. It's beyond pathetic to see that iPhone Xr has higher score than Note 9 and Mate 20 Pro.
OnePlus lacks a lot of things other phones have to keep lower costs. Anyway it got 9 just because it is fast according to the author.
Xz2 Premium has tons of stuff more and got 8 just because weight and FPS position.
Did you notice that phones from Asus, Oppo, Vivo and Motorola are barely covered by media?
You won't find a review of zenfone 4 Pro anywhere, same for low midranges.
Have you ever seen any sponsored article by HTC or Sony Mobile?
If you search on Internet for P20 PRO vs XZ2 PREMIUM CAMERA, you shall find stuff, but weirdly there is no Mate 20 Pro x XZ2 Premium on YouTube for example.
I have found just one small site that did it.
In many situations XZ2 Premium can outperform both, but people are being kept from this fact.
HTC flagships have their flaws like the removal of the jack, low screen brightness. Users of U11+ and U12+ say both last well, even after they fail the battery tests of tech sites. I prefer real use to know the performance.
What bothers me is the fact that for many tech sites/youtubers the logo on the phone and cash on the account matters more than the products.
Sony Mobile makes mistakes, I do not deny. But I see when it comes to few brands, looks like easier to point 3 cons than 10 positive things. Something that does not apply to other brands.
Weird when you read the 1080p is not enough on Xz2, but the 720p is okay on iPhone Xr.
Nick Tagataka, 01 Nov 2018Apparently they tweaked the software so well to the level the phone starts overheating, closin... morerly? I have a pixel 2 xl... I never detected any heat... and I play PUBG for long periods...
and if the others are better at software... why they use android?
it makes no sense what you say...
"Audio is recorded in stereo at 192kbps - a new development after the Pixel 2's mono audio, and one that Google didn't even make a big deal of like Apple"
Why should they? The Nexus phones already recorded in stereo and furthermore the audio quality of the Pixel 3 is awful.
lol poor camera compared to the king - mate20pro
Can someone comment on the display width? Is it narrower than the display from Pixel 2?
It especially has an impact on texting - the wider, the more space for typing / keyboard.
Dolanescu, 01 Nov 2018128 GB is not enough? I have a pixel 2 with 64GB and I take a lot of photo/video... always I h... moreApparently they tweaked the software so well to the level the phone starts overheating, closing apps in the background and drains battery like crazy. Now that's what should be called "Optimisation"!
Shanti Dope, 01 Nov 2018Lol nice try debunking what's already obvious as a fact.
You're trying hard to defend those c... more"We all know for a fact that Sony can easily take the 'W' if they intentionally do so"
"they could also create a smartphone camera"
"they could easily have Onkyo DACs"
Look mate, I don't give a damn about what they could've done in the past. They ditched the headphone jack, they don't make the best smartphone camera, and they won't use their best components for Xperia because it would compete with their own products if they did. Stop talking about "What if", it's not gonna happen. And don't even get started with the "best display" crap, just because many people prefer the display that doesn't mean it's the best. There was a camera comparison between 2018 flagship smartphones on a Taiwanese website and P20 Pro got the most vote because of its over-the-top color saturation of master AI, but that doesn't mean it's got the best camera. It's entirely subjective and the results can also be influenced by how tests are conducted and who you're asking to.
I know you're making that claim based on some random research done by Strategy Analytics who also made a bull claim that XZ2 has the best battery life among all the flagship smartphones when it doesn't, but seriously nobody gives a damn about Sony phones so quit trolling around and crying like a little kid just because it doesn't receive attention from average consumer. Instead you should just tell Sony to put more effort on advertising their smartphones, though I highly doubt they would do that since their mobile division is the only department which has been dragging them down.
"Good for them that the young boy isn't speaking about this yet, otherwise it would be the end of those bullies"
Don't worry, in this case their parents wouldn't care even if he spoke it out to them, because there aren't any bullies in the first place and he doesn't have any credibility because he's performing so poorly at school.
Now I won't bother you anymore, but you seriously should consider to stop posting a comment like that.
Garbage battery life, average hardware, laggy software yes you heard me. Pixel 3 and 3xl have only 4gb of ram and it lags on ram management. Plus that ugly notch on 3xl. Get out of here google
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