Google brings camera twists, bigger screens to Pixel phones

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The Pixel 3 XL also has a sizable display notch.

With Android 9 Pie, Google has redesigned the Settings app in a big way, as it blends design and algorithms into its mobile operating system.

The best way to start off this comparison is to discuss everything that's shared between these phones, and thankfully for potential Pixel 3 and 3 XL buyers, most of the experience is identical. There are many cases on the market for the Pixel 3 that are so thin, you'll forget you have a case!

We don't know how Google is going to react to this Tweet from Samsung, but what we can be sure about is the fact that Google needs to rethink the way it designs its devices.

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Both phones go on sale in the United Kingdom on November 1, although they're available for pre-order now. Its soft TPU material adds grip without covering up the Pixel 3's beauty, and precise cutouts ensure it doesn't get in the way of the charging port, camera, and speakers.

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But the real draw behind the Pixel Stand are the quality-of-life improvements it can offer on top of charging. Eh, probably not. Both phones should give you about 12-14 hours worth of life under mixed usage.

Among other things, Pixel 3 can answer phone calls on its own, inquire about the nature of the call, and inform the user through text (this feature will be available initially only on devices that will be released in the US). Still, it makes us wonder just how good a dual lens system on this phone could have been. Even better is that update will be coming to the camera apps on the Pixel 2 and original Pixel as well. The update of camera app already available for previous Pixel devices. As mentioned earlier, the bigger display fits into the same size, so as far as ergonomics are concerned, the Pixel 3 should have no issues whatsoever. Because Notch makes your phone appear premium.

In the company's online security blog, Google revealed that "devices can take advantage of a new capability where backed-up application data can only be decrypted by a key that is randomly generated at the client". The device leveraged the power of Google Photos with access to all your photos stored in the cloud to display inside a live photo frame.

Google has managed to use software tricks to compensate for all of the features enabled by dual-lens cameras on other phones.

The Pixel 3's selfie camera has two 8-megapixel lenses, one of which is wide-angle.