When Apple removed the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 in 2016, Google took a dig at the company a month later when it unveiled its original Pixel services. A year later though, the company followed suit and ended up removing the headphone jack from the Pixel 2 in 2017. In a similar fashion, Google seems to be once again planning on following Apple’s footsteps by adopting a notch display design for its upcoming Pixel 3 series.
A new camera phone champion hits the market (the Samsung Galaxy S9), and it’s time for another super-detailed comparison. All the photos here (bar one) are deliberately shown in low light. My aim here was to push the optics and image processing of the three smartphone cameras to the limit – every phone camera takes a good snap in bright sunlight, but they all struggle once light gets low. Or do they?
Google today unveiled the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL to take on Apple’s 2017 iPhone lineup. The latest generation Pixel handsets from the company feature a cutting-edge camera, a water-resistant build, and faster internals than their predecessors.
2017 Google Pixel XL Render Shows Bezel-Less Front Design, to Feature ‘Squeezable’ Frame for Google Assistant
Apple’s is not the only one getting on the bezel-less display bandwagon after Samsung and LG. Leaked renders of the Pixel XL (2017) reveal the handset’s beautiful design which includes a bezel-less 2:1 aspect ratio display at the front.
A new version of iOS will be debuted in June, and while Apple is sure to add plenty of noteworthy features, there’s also the possibility that some current favorites may get the boot.
With smartphones and operating systems getting more complex with every passing day, sometimes weird bugs end up shipping on final products. One such bizarre bug that has now been discovered by Pixel owners in which they are receiving garbled screenshots from iPhone 7 Plus owners.
I’ve already shared a ‘blind’ shootout between these two phablets/super-phones, from which the result was a resoundingly inconclusive “more detail needed”. Unsurprisingly. It’s hard to tell any difference between camera phone snaps at web/social resolution. Which is why I’m revisiting the iPhone 7 Plus and Google Pixel XL, arguably the top two smartphones/phablets, here but this time looking at sheer image quality, looking at colours, at noise, at details and at artefacts. Which one will triumph?
The first set of Google Pixel reviews are out, and it looks like Google’s first smartphone has turned out to be more impressive than its spec sheet suggested. Besides coming with powerful internals, the Pixel and Pixel XL also come with a 12MP shooter, which on paper does not sound as impressive as the iPhone 7’s 12MP shooter.
While unveiling the Pixel and Pixel XL at its event yesterday, Google boasted about how the 12.3MP shooters of the handset have scored the highest rating ever given by DxOMark Mobile to any smartphone camera. In comparison, the website gave the iPhone 7’s new 12MP shooter a rating of 86 points.