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Google Pixel 3 Review: The Other Way to Make a Killer Phone

The history of smartphone improvement has largely relied on companies cramming faster or more powerful components into the now ubiquitous glass slabs we carry around. But the Pixel 3 is something else. Instead of focusing on things like a brighter screen, tons of RAM, or multiple rear cameras, almost all of the Pixel 3's advantages come from a software-first mindset. This results in a smarter, more intuitive experience that feels very different from the hardware-driven approaches employed by many of Google’s competitors. And while this isn’t Google’s first attempt at something like this, this third Pixel (we evaluated both it and the Pixel 3 XL) is the device that really pulls all of Google’s efforts together and makes it feel special. Read More >>

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Gesture Navigation is Mandatory on the Pixel 3

Phone companies have been ditching physical navigation buttons for a good few years now, but recently they've started gravitating towards gesture-based navigation instead of opting for virtual buttons at the bottom of your screen. Support for this has been available as part of Android Pie, but Google has confirmed the Pixel 3 won't be following in the footsteps of previous Pixels. In other words gesture-based navigation is mandatory. Read More >>

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The Google Pixel 3 Has No Notch, But Google Wanted One

The Google Pixel 3 XL has a massive notch – that black bit that houses the cameras and speaker at the top of the phone, that eats into a bit of the screen. They're not uncommon, with many modern handsets sporting one. It means the phone can have more screen real estate, without having to allow for a thicker bezel at the top of a phone. Read More >>

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Google Doubles Down on the Pixel’s Excellent Camera With Tonnes of New Features

Google’s Pixel 2 was a good smartphone with a great camera. For the Pixel 3, the company’s bringing us a bunch of new software solutions to make the photos look even better. Read More >>

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Here’s All the New Stuff Google Announced Today

Google’s attempt at a splashy Pixel 3 launch event today may have been dulled by some of more thorough product leaks in recent memory, but luckily the company had a bit more to talk about than a couple of iterative smartphone updates. Here’s a rundown of everything Google announced today, as well as some of the things it didn’t. If you wanted a pair of fancy, new Pixel Buds or a Pixel Watch, then tough luck, dear friends. Maybe Google will hook you up next time. Read More >>

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Everything You Need to Know About the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

So the big event has finally arrived. Google, despite knowing full well that everything has leaked, has come out to try and behave as though those leaks never happened. The Pixel 3 and its XL brother are now official, and we can hear what they have to offer with words from Google - rather than words from random social network accounts, Russian hands-on videos, and journalists who legitimately purchased them from a proper shop in Hong Kong. Here's everything you need to know. Read More >>

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Capping Off Endless Leaks, the Pixel 3 XL Is Already on Sale in Hong Kong Before Launch Event

Google has had a rough time ahead of its October hardware launch event — namely, spoilers about the upcoming Pixel 3 line keep leaking online via Russian tech bloggers, Imgur posts, and even the backseats of Lyft cabs. It’s gotten so bad some have cooked up wild theories Google is deliberately leaking inaccurate information about the phones. Well, mere days before the October 9th event, Engadget senior editor Richard Lai has obtained an apparent copy of a Pixel 3 XL from a Hong Kong mobile shop. Read More >>

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What to Expect From Google’s Pixel 3 Hardware Event

In less than a week’s time Google will be holding court in New York to reveal some less-than-mysterious new hardware offerings. Those Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones might have been thoroughly leaked ahead of next week’s gathering, but what other surprises has Google managed to keep under wraps? Read More >>

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Phones Are So Boring, I Want to Believe This Wild Pixel 3 Theory

Yesterday, Google finally sent out invites for its annual autumn product event set for 9 October, and even with the preponderance of leaks showing the alleged Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the announcement instantly reinvigorated speculation about what else Google might have planned for the day. Read More >>

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Someone Allegedly Left a Pixel 3 XL in the Back of a Lyft

Google’s huge Pixel 3 XL smartphone is expected to be officially released in October, but it has already been unofficially released in the form of leaks to the Russian and Ukrainian tech media (possibly after someone stole a shipment in transit). Its smaller cousin, the standard Pixel 3, has also had some major leaks, with photos of the alleged device showing off a 5.5-inch screen and a 3,000 mAh battery life. Read More >>

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Google’s Notchless Pixel 3 Seemingly Revealed In Yet Another Big Leak

After the entire Russian blogosphere seemed to get its hands on Google’s upcoming Pixel 3 XL, we weren’t expecting any more surprises from the Pixel camp. But now, some alleged pictures of the smaller Pixel 3 have made their way onto the net and brought back some hope for people unhappy with what we’ve heard so far about Google’s larger smartphone. Read More >>

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The Pixel 3’s Dual Front Cameras are for ‘Super Selfies’, and Probably Not Facial Recognition

The recent wave of Pixel 3 leaks have confirmed a great many things about Google's upcoming phone, including the fact that it will not feature a dual-lens camera on the back. Instead Google has opted to stick two cameras on the front, which some has assumed was a facial recognition feature designed to improve upon Android's low-tech face-unlock systems. But apparently not. According to sources speaking to 9to5Google those cameras are there to help people take 'super selfies'. Read More >>

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If This Leak Is Legit, the Pixel 3 XL Will Be Google’s Ugliest Phone Yet

If you’re worried that Google might change its mind about including the hated notch on its rumoured Pixel 3 smartphone, don’t be: You’re still getting that terrible notch, if this alleged unboxing of a Pixel 3 XL is the real deal. Read More >>

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The Pixel 3 Launch Date Has Been Leaked… by Google

Tech companies are very fond of keeping all their secrets close to their chest, and making sure they don't end up in public before the time is right. Except they're not very good at that job, and often the biggest leaks come from internal sources rather than some third party affiliate. Case in point, Google is the company responsible for leaking the day it'll announce the Pixel 3. Read More >>

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Leaked Renders Give Us Our Best Look at the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

It's probably going to be about three of four months before Google unveils the Pixel 3 and its XL counterpart to the world. But the leakers of the world don't worry themselves with such timelines, and we've already started seeing plenty of information about the upcoming Android flagships. The latest is a selection of renders, showing off the design both phones in full. Read More >>