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**** The Official Google Pixel 3 Thread ****

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by sesevans, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. AndyCr15

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    So can any other of the 'Android is just copying Apple' folk explain this perhaps? Or maybe they will just accept, that Apple and Android manufacturers just do it to go around the sensors and speakers on the front and that wasn't Apples invention?
     
  2. Rimsy

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    This has been discussed to death already but just for fun...do you honestly think android phone makers have the essential phone in their minds when they decided adding a notch to their phone?
     
  3. Simps

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    All you buying the 3XL and hiding the notch are this guy but wearing a hat to hide the haircut :D :p

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  4. AndyCr15

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    So why did Essential do it?
     
  5. AndyCr15

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    Also, you're saying everyone saw Essential do it and thought 'well that's silly...' then saw Apple do it and thought 'That is genius!' Really?
     
  6. TheOracle

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    I think it all boils down to basically 10 years of building up the worlds most valuble company.

    Essential wanted an all screen phone, fair enough. Good idea, bold move. They didn't have the clout to get Samsung to develop custom panels to achieve this. The solution was a chin and a notch. That's not an all screen phone, it's a compromise. Fair enough, their business model is such that if they choose that path they have to compromise.

    Apple probably saw it, and though we've always wanted to do an all screen phone, let's see how well we can pull it off. Samsung made the bendable oled panels and moved the connector to the rear. They only did this because apple would be ordering millions of screens (hence my first comment, apple have the money and the buyers). The result was an all screen display minus the notch. The notch is wide due to the IR cameras for faceid.

    Then follows all other android handsets with similar sized notches to apples (not essentials....until the teardrop 6t) not because of faceid, but just because. They also have the chin due to the connector. I get the point about moving the notifications up a bit, but I stand by my early comments about design. It's poor design. I'm not saying it's not usable, or serves a purpose......but it's poor design.

    I always think if you are going to do something, do it right or don't bother. The black out feature would solve all these problems. Notifications move up to give more screen space, and you achieve good design (well, 99% good design you still have odd sizes speaker grills).

    Having front facing speakers gives a reason for the chin, not just because they cant develop bendable panels. So fair play on that front.

    I do think that now HTC are involved the pixel 4 xl will look really good.

    p.s. The smaller pixel 3 is stunning :)
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2018 at 10:44 AM
  7. Rimsy

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    *edit*Never mind
     
  8. Electroshadow

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    meh i quite like the notch to be honest,:eek: liked it on the Huawei P20 Pro as well... think its just nice for a change.

    I'm contemplating swapping my note 8 for one of these as I never really seemed to fully get on with the note 8, i think it is because thSamsungng just feels slightly too small in the hand width ways. Shame really as the Samsung note 8 is a great phone with a bad battery.

    i much prefer a flat slab feel like the moto x style or xperia ultra. I would love google to do a modern HTC Dream phone that thing was brilliant, keyboard + trackball + touchscreen:cool:
     
  9. Peew971

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    Up for pre-order now on Three, deals aren't as good as EE's though.
     
  10. FishLicker

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    Calm yourself down petal

    The screen looks better and with the ears blacked out the status bar icons and time look like they are using otherwise dead space, even if it is an illusion.

    I own a 2xl as well so it's not like I've got anything against it. But obviously my opinion goes against the usual narrative so....
     
  11. TheOracle

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    Just been watching a few more XL videos, and I have to admit....I'm kinda warming to it.

    You know like if you have an ugly child, you still love it. Maybe the XL is ugly but in a lovable way? either that or I'm feeling sorry for it. Sympathy vote?

    Tims video on YT is quite good

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  12. Simps

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    OK, sorry sugar plum.
     
  13. Quinnaay

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    Nahh it's still ugly. Also the 5T is like at the limit for my hands and a smart phone the 3XL being bigger would just be a catastrophe for me. I'd be guaranteed to drop or break it lol.
     
  14. Atari

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    I think I'm going to order a 3XL, that notch solution looks ok and certainly liveable. Gonna wait for some reviews to come out before putting any cash down though.
     
  15. TheOracle

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  16. Fairly sure the answer is no

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    The image is wrong no?
     
  17. xb8browney

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    No
     
  18. Scottland

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  19. TheOracle

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    Niiiiiiiiice
     
  20. Simps

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