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

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

  1. xb8browney

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    No
     
  2. Scottland

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  3. TheOracle

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    Niiiiiiiiice
     
  4. Simps

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  5. uvarvu

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    I popped in my local EE store at lunchtime and played around too. Damn those phones (both of them) have improved a lot over their predecessors. They now have that screen-looks-like-it's-the-surface quality which I've seen on iPhones and they're built really well. The screen quality is amazing too, I wasn't expecting much but it's far, far better.
    I couldn't hide the notch on the demo unit as developer options are password protected. I adjusted the display and text sizes right down on both and the density is scaled, I didn't get more real estate on the XL in terms of numbers of app icons on the screen etc. It's just like the iPhone Xs and Xs Max in this area. It may be different when you actually open apps though.

    I may cancel my order for a Google case as I don't want my phone to be hidden. I've sent off an enquiry to bare (the iphone lot in the apple section are raving about them - https://www.bare-cases.com) and will see what they say.

    If you're unsure then get yourself down to an EE shop and see for yourself. I'm well happy I've preordered this.
     
  6. keyser

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    I like the look of reg pixel 3 but it is pricey! OnePlus need to do a small version.
     
  7. Quinnaay

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    When is the actual pixel release date ? What's the chances of my pixel coming from MPD earlier than 1st Nov expected delivery date as order states awaiting handset release??
     
  8. Scottland

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    1st November release in the UK as far as I know, 18th Oct in the US I think.
     
  9. xb8browney

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    I've ordered the Google wireless charger too but it looks like it's not due till the 9th.
     
  10. Quinnaay

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    Damn hope we see these earlier :D
     
  11. TheOracle

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    Can't wait to use screen calling when it comes to the UK. Going to have some fun with that.
     
  12. _Jimlad_

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    Same as you. I need a play and prop review. I was going to go standard pixel3 but this work around might be ok if I do indeed take a dislike to the notch as I suspect I will. 20% discount on EE and due an upgrade so looks like that is my route
     
  13. TheOracle

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    The new home app looks great. Noticed more and more apps are being updated with new designs
     
  14. TheOracle

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    Lol Samsung's Twitter feed

    You could land a plane on it
     
  15. Scottland

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    If it comes...
     
  16. Atari

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    Bit the bullet. 128GB Pixel 3 XL in Clearly White. Roll on November!
     
  17. AndyCr15

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    Thanks, what looks to be a well thought out post. I only have more questions as I'm honestly trying to understand all points of view.

    So, from what I can see, the main thing here is Apple seem to get a pass for having a notch as it's because of faceid, but Android manufacturers don't? I understand Apple went for a literally full screen, but many others haven't, they've gone with a chin. You're saying that's purely round buying power? I guess I can see that, although I'm reasonably sure there are some fairly obscure Chinese manufacturers that have done it. It still doesn't really point at everyone copying Apple, more they copied Essential as they don't have the buying power to copy Apple?

    I also think, don't they have phone designs like a year or so in advance? Can any of them really have copied the others, unless these designs get leaked in very early stages?
     
  18. AndyCr15

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    I'm also hearing more about how the build quality of the 3 actual feels superior to the 2, which is interesting as I thought the 2 (XL) felt great. I don't think we've mentioned Qi charging much either. That with the more powerful speakers are two decent upgrades for me.
     
  19. Scottland

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    Wireless charging was one of the main reasons I didn't bother with a Pixel 2 last year (plus I already had an S8 I was happy with).
     
  20. TheOracle

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    To be fair, I have no issues with who copies who. Everyone does it. If they improve their offerings, copy away. But please do it for the right reasons, don't copy just for copyings sake.

    What I do care about is who does it best. Apple didn't do the notch just for faceid. The notch came about because they wanted an all screen display but obviously the cameras have to go somewhere. What I'm saying is the size of the notch is because of the technology for faceid. Hence I have no issues with apples notch because I understand what they are trying to achieve, and the lenghts they have gone to get there. All screen display.

    Android phones on the other hand can't invest enough to get the chin removed, but congrats to google for at least understanding this and sticking a speaker in there. The chinese phones do come close. The chin on the 6T is thin, but the connector is still present and it still has a chin. They all do.

    What I'm trying to say is this. If you can't invest in getting the bendy panels to hide the connector then you are not going for an all screen display so dont have a notch.....have a small bezel instead or better yet hide it with software. Apple doesnt need to hide their notch as the top matches the bottom perfectly. Symmetry.

    so to sum up, you can keep the notch....but hide it with software to match the chin.

    Personally, I did prefer the smaller pixel but I would have bought the XL as my second choice. The notch wouldnt have stopped me from buying it, but I would have really hoped for the hide out feature in the future.