Google Pixel 3 Tidbits: Everything you might have missed! - Join The Lights
- Google Pixel 3 Tidbits: Everything you might have missed!
- Rohan Subhash
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- February 15, 2023
For starters, it comes with an IP67 rating, making it resistant to both water and dust. Instead, you could get the larger Google Pixel 4a 5G, which also supports 5G sub-6GHz data and sports a faster Snapdragon 765G processor. This phone retails for $499, making it $20 more than last year’s 3a XL, and more expensive than the 5G-enabled OnePlus Nord. $20 is not a considerable mark-up for 5G, but it puts the phone in a different market segment to the 4a. Google’s less-than-perfect hardware was easier to overlook at this price point.
Second, Google Lens can now scan album artwork and play the result in YouTube Music. Third, Google Lens suggestions, along with other camera features we discussed earlier, relies on the updated Pixel Visual Core – which is why it won’t be coming to the Google Pixel or Google Pixel 2. First, a new option to automatically switch FPS during video recording has been added. According to a Product Manager that we spoke to at the event, people have trouble deciding what the best framerate is before recording a video.
That’s a very comprehensive package that offers serious value for money. Sadly, a few premium features that debuted with the Pixel 4, such as Face ID, have disappeared. Apple iPhones will fast charge on Samsung pads, and LG G7 ThinQ phones will get their full charging speed off of a wireless charger made bespoke for Apple’s phones.
The Pixel Launcher is slightly new as it now has a Google Assistant icon on the search bar and forces adaptive icons. For video recordings, an improvement gone mostly unnoticed is that the Pixel 3 now records true stereo audio. Many were disappointed in its omission in the Pixel 2, which merely recording in mono. While the quality of separation is untested, this at least shows Google has taken a step in the right direction for audio recording. In the demonstration area, a Google employee told us that there are a few things that differentiate Playground from AR Stickers. First, characters that you place on the screen can now interact with each other and people in the frame.
Flash shots are another strength for the Pixel 3a, thanks to minimal flash fall-off towards the corners and well-preserved details. Exposures are pretty good generally in both flash-only as well as mixed-lighting shots, although very slight variations in exposure occasionally lead to slightly underexposed shots. Luminance noise is well-managed both on faces and in the flat areas towards the corners (where it’s often more noticeable). A slight pink color cast is visible when using flash under additional tungsten light sources, and the red-eye effect is often evident, but skin tones hold up pretty well overall, and flash portraits are more than acceptable.
The new Google Pixel Stand is more than just a wireless charging dock. On stage, Google demonstrated several interactions you can have with Google Assistant while docked into the Pixel Stand. For instance, you can quickly access your “My Day” routine, see your Visual Snapshot, wake up slowly to an alarm as the screen color shifts, see an album from Google Photos, more. However, there are a few features that Google didn’t go into detail while on stage. Google announced the first generation Pixel smartphones, the Pixel and the Pixel XL, on October 4, 2016 during the #MadeByGoogle event. Google emphasized the camera on the two phones, which ranked as the best smartphone camera on DxOMarkMobile with 90 points until HTC released the U11, which also scored 90 points.
2019’s Pixel 3a marked a significant shift in Google’s smartphone strategy, going with lower Google Pixel prices. With an affordable $399 price tag ($479 for the 3a XL), the Pixel 3a halved the cost of entry into Google’s ecosystem. The official home of #teampixel and the #madebygoogle lineup on Reddit. Get support, learn new information, and hang out in the subreddit dedicated to Pixel, Nest, Chromecast, the Assistant, and a few more things from Google. Just checked my phone and I can’t see any burn in with any test images.
The main problem for video when compared to the Pixel 3 is noticeable underexposure in low light, which has an impact on the Pixel 3a’s overall score. You can see from the two stills taken from videos captured in the lab under 1 lux lighting conditions that the Pixel 3 is capable of usable video in near-dark lighting conditions, but the comparable Pixel 3a video is far too underexposed to be viable. Launched in May 2019, the Pixel 3a is the budget-oriented version of Google’s flagship Pixel 3 smartphone, available with a 5.6-inch display on the standard version, or with a larger 6.0-inch screen on the XL model. The color temperature of a white light source describes how “warm” or “cold” the light appears. Color typically needs at least two points to be described, while the correlated color temperature is a one-dimensional descriptor that leaves out essential chromaticity information for simplicity.
Google Pixel is a brand of portable consumer electronic devices developed by Google that run either ChromeOS or the Android operating system. The main line of Pixel products consist of Android-powered smartphones, which have been produced since October 2016 as the replacement of the older Nexus, and of which the Pixel 7 is the current model. The Pixel brand also includes laptop and tablet computers, as well as several accessories, and was originally introduced in February 2013 with the Chromebook Pixel. $80 is hardly the largest price hike in history, but that put the Pixel 2 XL directly up against the $850 Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. Perhaps not the best move for a phone that would prove to have some battery life and display issues, while also daring to ditch the headphone jack ahead of the curve.
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