Google Pixel Page 10

  • Tonka 5 Oct 2017 19:04:47 28,510 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Anyone want to buy an apple watch?
    It's it the Edition?
  • nickthegun 5 Oct 2017 20:00:08 75,296 posts
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    Huh?
  • Zerobob 5 Oct 2017 20:14:05 2,140 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Which reminds me, what is the point of edge screens? You can't use it to any great extent. It's just weird.
    I've always thought that. I think it's an attempt to provide an "innovative new feature" that people feel they must have, make previous handsets look old fashioned, and drive up prices.

    Strictly speaking, reducing the size of screen bezels should be a space saving feature, which is a good thing on a phone as its footprint is reduced, but this is never how they're implemented: Screens seem to be getting bigger regardless, negating any size benefits gained through smaller bezels.

    I actually find the bezels a useful thing to cling on to, so you're not constantly touching the screen, especially on a tablet.
  • Not-a-reviewer 5 Oct 2017 21:59:15 5,341 posts
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    superbob85 wrote:
    Could give apple a run for its money depending on pricing.
    Last year's pixels sold fewer than 10 million and less than the major phones from LG and HTC.

    I don't think Apple really care what Google are doing with the pixel phones.
  • Not-a-reviewer 5 Oct 2017 22:05:03 5,341 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Is the S8 no longer considered flagship?!

    Which reminds me, what is the point of edge screens? You can't use it to any great extent. It's just weird.
    Do you mean the curved screen or the edge panel? The panels are pointless but the curve is pretty good now and works just like a flat screen but helps make the phone feel narrower.
  • Dougs 5 Oct 2017 22:06:48 86,861 posts
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    The edge panel. Just seems pointless. Hadn't considered the screen curve though.
  • Not-a-reviewer 5 Oct 2017 22:12:14 5,341 posts
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    Only the calculator was any good on the panel, not good enough for me to keep the function enabled.
  • Tonka 8 Oct 2017 06:22:13 28,510 posts
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    The camera seems pretty good

    https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipO2_gTkgT1QwgYaWCTowaN6d2Cb5rvyJU10cjAdSU9Ao8v9Ec-r1v1cKdWEx6PNqg?key=WEdYT3BMNFZGdUlwQ0l6aEdFT1UwVlg2LUZESDhn
  • nickthegun 8 Oct 2017 18:04:03 75,296 posts
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    Going back to what I was saying about apple buying beats and weirdly still packing in bullshit earphones, I was happy to see a pair of akg come with the s8 after Samsung bought Harman.

    They aren't audiophile grade by any means but they are a very good pair of earbuds, as good as most would want. Its just a really classy touch and makes it feel the whole thing more premium.

    (And, of course, they are wired since the s8 retains the port)
  • eleven63 8 Oct 2017 18:52:54 2,327 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Going back to what I was saying about apple buying beats and weirdly still packing in bullshit earphones, I was happy to see a pair of akg come with the s8 after Samsung bought Harman.

    They aren't audiophile grade by any means but they are a very good pair of earbuds, as good as most would want. Its just a really classy touch and makes it feel the whole thing more premium.

    (And, of course, they are wired since the s8 retains the port)
    Yep, best 'free' headphones I've had with any mobile. Mess around with the equaliser and you can create a decent sound.

    As for 'edge' technology, I think it's great. I have a clean home page, clock, weather, Google. And a second screen with my most used apps. The edge screen then gives me access to 10 other apps, what's not to love?
  • GarlVinland 25 Oct 2017 10:04:17 3,662 posts
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    All sorts of issues with the 2 XL apparently, screen burn-in, a blue tint at certain viewing angles and now a high pitched whine on some units. That £799 preorder is looking quite risky now.
  • Tonka 26 Oct 2017 11:12:02 28,510 posts
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    Google have reached their very own Antennagate. Will be interesting to see how they handle it.
  • GarlVinland 20 Nov 2017 14:23:43 3,662 posts
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    My Panda Pixel 2 XL just arrived, pretending to work while fiddling around with it. Upgrading from a Nexus 5X so it's like a glimpse into the future. To someone else it's probably meh, but I'm pretty blown away. The blue shift is insane, but otherwise I'm happy with it.
  • neilka 20 Nov 2017 14:40:42 21,927 posts
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    If I hadn't heard about the blue shift beforehand then I don't think I ever would have noticed it, it looks fine at any angle I actually use it at.
  • GarlVinland 20 Nov 2017 14:48:47 3,662 posts
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    True, not a deal breaker. Unless you usually hold your phone a foot away at a 45 degree angle. Otherwise I wouldn't even notice.

    Edited by GarlVinland at 14:49:15 20-11-2017
  • HarryB 20 Nov 2017 15:07:59 7,348 posts
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    Still sucks. I tried an iPhone X and it also does it but it wasn't a big deal. Just seems bad as their LCDs were really good at any angle. OLEDs does this to some degree on all brands.
  • Tonka 20 Nov 2017 18:38:23 28,510 posts
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    I'm not allowed by blue shift. The benefits of having absolute blacks when I'm reading at night counters any color abrasions that appears when I hold my phone on unnatural angles.

    Either that or is much worse on the pixel than on my Moto Z Play.
  • monkehhh 20 Nov 2017 19:44:48 4,984 posts
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    Loving the Pixel 2 XL, the white one is very nice looking. The blue screen stuff is there but I can live with it.
  • neilka 8 Oct 2018 17:38:10 21,927 posts
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    Have Google been leaking rubbish prototype Pixel 3 XLs so that they can announce a proper one tomorrow?

    Probably not, but: https://twitter.com/madebygoogle/status/1049335342598434817
  • RedPanda87 8 Oct 2018 18:09:51 1,827 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    Have Google been leaking rubbish prototype Pixel 3 XLs so that they can announce a proper one tomorrow?

    Probably not, but: https://twitter.com/madebygoogle/status/1049335342598434817
    That's actually made me mildly interested. There's no way that all the leaks we've seen are fake, but why would Google tweet that if it doesn't actually have something surprising to show? Hmmm....

    Though actually, if the leaks are wrong then I have more work to do than I was expecting, so on second thoughts I don't want surprises.
  • Tonka 8 Oct 2018 19:01:19 28,510 posts
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    It's mind bending how much it has leaked. I'll still watch the show like the loyal sheeple I am.
  • Tonka 8 Oct 2018 19:04:22 28,510 posts
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    I'd love it if it really is one gigantic PR stunt but I really don't think it is.
  • fontgeeksogood 8 Oct 2018 19:13:30 2,825 posts
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    The Pixel 3 shreds itself as soon as you buy it
  • Your-Mother 8 Oct 2018 19:17:58 2,064 posts
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    Larry Page will tear off his own head and release thousands of tiny spiders.
  • neilka 8 Oct 2018 19:26:50 21,927 posts
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    The Pixel 3 was inside all of us all along.
  • GarlVinland 9 Oct 2018 17:05:00 3,662 posts
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    RedPanda87 wrote:
    neilka wrote:
    Have Google been leaking rubbish prototype Pixel 3 XLs so that they can announce a proper one tomorrow?

    Probably not, but: https://twitter.com/madebygoogle/status/1049335342598434817
    That's actually made me mildly interested. There's no way that all the leaks we've seen are fake, but why would Google tweet that if it doesn't actually have something surprising to show? Hmmm....

    Though actually, if the leaks are wrong then I have more work to do than I was expecting, so on second thoughts I don't want surprises.
    So...did it end up looking exactly like the leaks suggested? Seems like it.

    I was out as soon as it gained that notch.
  • THFourteen 9 Oct 2018 17:07:12 49,827 posts
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    Chrome OS Tablet eh? Will it be super thin and light and do everything that an ipad Pro can do?

    What is Chrome OS even like?
  • Not-a-reviewer 9 Oct 2018 17:15:44 5,341 posts
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    Itís not good, considering itís about 8 years old it hasnít improved very quickly either.
  • THFourteen 9 Oct 2018 17:20:57 49,827 posts
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    Not-a-reviewer wrote:
    Itís not good, considering itís about 8 years old it hasnít improved very quickly either.
    Worse than android as a tablet OS?

    Seems like the android tablet market is dead, altho the new Xiami mi pad 4 plus looks alright for £200
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