Google Pixel 3 will only use fast wireless charging on certain chargers

Google Pixel 3 XL Put Through to Pass Bend Burn and Scratch Tests

I opened my in-depth Pixel 3 review by wondering exactly what Google's strategy is with its Pixel phones.

Speaking of Android, being a Google handset this is also set to get day one updates to new versions for the next couple of years, which few other phones will. You can really get a sense of place and location when you're looking at a photo from a Pixel 3 phone.

The Pixel 3 XL boasts a 6.7-inch display, nearly an inch larger than the Pixel 2 XL, while the smaller Pixel 3 has a 5.3-inch display. If you're keen to try it out, make sure you have the Wear OS app and give it a go. I think both of these factors will help differentiate the Home Hub from Google's partners' Smart Displays, which both have cameras and larger displays. From there, you can quickly close any apps you don't plan on using, forcibly making more memory available to the camera app.

The Octane 2.0 browser benchmark favors the XS Max at 43,220 while Pixel 3 had reached a meager 16,396. Just like how Samsung's Camera app is better on a Samsung smartphone, rather than an LG or Motorola device. Because the whole "Google Assistant and photo stand" mechanic is all done on the phone itself and not the stand, Google could easily have enabled this feature for ALL wireless chargers, or at least chargers which output the required 10W (or thereabouts) to enable fast charging.

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The good folks over at XDA Developers have tinkered around with the Pixel 3/33 XL's Night Sight Mode, and have demonstrated its abilities in some latest camera samples.

Google is also supporting these phones with a range of accessories, including the interesting (but expensive) Pixel Stand.

Bigger, Nicer screen: The early impression is that the displays of the latest Pixels are improved compared to last year's especially the case when 2 XL ran into controversy for grain, muted colors and blue shift until Google fixed it through software. Thanks to its 10-watt wireless charging capabilities, the Pixel Stand topped off a Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL faster than other similarly priced chargers. But Top Shot and Photo Booth should come pretty soon. There's also Photo Booth, which works just like you think it does. You can set it to only pull images from specific albums (in case you're anxious about privacy) and it will even vary between single shots and a tw0-shot layout that makes the best of the phone's real estate. The mighty processor is assisted by 4 GB of RAM while an Adreno 630 allows you to play the hottest games on maximum settings. Another thing that stands out is its lack of a front-facing camera, which I believe is Google's way of acknowledging the privacy concerns around these devices. This one appears to be a staged rollout however, as we do not yet have the update on our Pixel smartphones just yet.

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