Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL review: the best camera gets a better phone

Last week when Google Hardware Director Rick Osterloh announced Pixel 3, he did not say the word "Android" once. Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are Google phones. They promise to use Google's machine learning to swim in the waters of Google's data and improve everything including photos, annoying spam calls, and even "digital well-being".

Google Hardware has not been in the hardware department for three years, but Pixel 3 is the third edition of its own smartphone. We are no longer new to creating our own hardware, and at this point we had enough time to understand the priority and design.

However, few people actually buy phones because there are few people who actually implement the software. Company's vision for the future. Buy a phone because they want a good phone, good screen, good camera, good battery life and so on. "Cell Phone".

Above all else, it is Google focused this year. Improve your "mobile phone". Pixel 3 and 3 XL are excellent mobile phones that handle almost every phone. People complain about pixels last year.

Three years ago, Pixelphon claimed to be "the best Android phone", but I always used an asterisk. Star includes bezel, image quality, or others. This year, we are going to charge the mantle again for Pixels 3 and 3 XL except for the star.

Good thing

  • Bigger and better screen
  • Beautiful design
  • Excellent camera and wide angle self cam

Bad thing

  • Great upper and lower bezel [19659010] Easily scratched rear finishing
  • ] Use of mobile carriers in the United States and worldwide carriers is limited. [19659000] 8.5

    Street Score

Good stuff

  • Significantly improved screen
  • Large bright front speaker
  • Excellent camera and wide angle self Camera [19659000] Defective
    • Doofy Notch
    • Rear shoe easily scratched
    • Restricted service to American carriers and airlines around the world

Screen

Notch XL of Pixel 3, promise. But it is not the most important part to see this phone yet. Instead, the biggest improvement in both sizes in this year is the quality of the screen. The screen size is large.

Two sizes of mobile phones use OLED displays to provide all the usual benefits of screen technology. Deep black, low power consumption and curved corners. But as we learned from Pixel 2 XL last year, it's easy to make OLED screens bad. The Pixel 2 XL screen was muddy, the red looked brown, and the parchment paper made everything seem blurry. There was also a burning horror that created many dramas.

Clearly I can not burn it, but this year the color problem is gone 100%. The Pixel 3 XL's screen is vivid and bright at any viewing angle. This year we spent a lot of time ensuring the quality of these screens in all aspects, including lifespan, color accuracy and brightness.

We set a new color mode called "adaptive" as the default, which greatly enhances the vividness of most colors without making people's skin tones look surreal. Though it does not attract colors from Samsung's brilliance, purple and red may feel a bit dramatic. I decided to leave it, but if you prefer a more muted look, there are also "Natural" (sRGB correction) and "Boosted" (sRGB + 10% saturation) profiles.

Detects significant differences in screen quality between Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Both are great, and do not exactly match the brightness and color gamut of the iPhone XS or Galaxy S9, but are finally suited for the high prices Pixel Phones commands.

As the bezel shrinks and the aspect ratio is low, the screen size gets bigger on the two mobile phones because the body does not get bigger. A small pixel 3 finally feels like a top-of-the-line device, and there is little compromise. In the larger Pixel 3 XL, the screen has expanded to the upper edge, resulting in jaws and notches.



Oh, Notch.

We have a notch because it's provided by Google. Includes front-screen stereo speakers and wide-angle self-camera. So the only really important questions are:

The screen actually got bigger. If you hover the status and notification icons up, the main content area may be slightly larger. However, if it is bigger than Pixel 3 does not provide more information than Pixel 2. Basically, I saw the same number of emails and lines of text on a web page I had previously done. Still bigger for many is simply better. If you like, you can increase the information density by reducing the font size and adjusting the screen size.

The front-facing speakers are actually great. Google claims to have heard a 40% sound, but I did not hear that extra sound. (I did not use a decibel meter.) What I heard was quite loud . If you set the volume to maximum, the distortion will be much smaller than expected.

Let me talk more about the camera below. Wide angle self-camera is not my bag. However, if I say that I know it very much because many people will adore it. Most people are actually shown on their phones.

That's all you get, but here's what you lose. Notch makes the sensibility uncomfortable. The Pixel 3 XL will be worse than the iPhone XS or most other Android phones. Pixel 3 XL notches are opaque. It looks like a frown-faced emotional face while staring at the top of your phone. The radius at the corner of the screen is different from the top and bottom. If you want to see all the status icons, you can turn off the battery percentage and see up to three notification icons.

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