Google Pixel 3 / Pixel 3 XL


(Simon B) #1

So, it’s still early days… we are maybe 4 months away from release at this point but the rumor mill is in full churn!

I usually upgrade every other year, so I’ll most likely be skipping this generation but I’m still very interested to see what Google do here!


(Hugh Wells) #2

I’ve literally just got a Pixel 2XL today :sweat_smile:

It’s so new I’m still waiting fir the unlock from EE to process!


(Stephen Morris) #3

That’s what I said last year too and my resolve lasted just two days before I caved in and pre-ordered a Pixel 2, despite owning a perfectly serviceable Pixel.

The thing that swung it? The fact that there was a smart leather Bellroy case available… :roll_eyes:


(Brian Hunter) #4

Aye, I keep my eye on anything Google. Which being in the UK can be frustrating as things are announced then you realise it’s US only…

Got a Pixel 2, no rush to upgrade. Might be skipping a gen like Simon.


(Hugo Vieira) #5

I’ve got the S8 but I must say that if that’s the Pixel 3, it looks absolutely stunning and I might just get it.
Plus, Stock Android and fast updates! (My biggest gripe with Samsung)


(Bruce) #6

Will definitely have a ground breaking camera, sadly will still run android :stuck_out_tongue: :green_apple:


(Brian Hunter) #7

I moved recently from Samsung S7 to Pixel 2. Love it so far.

I used to always flash ROMs on my phone to get the cleanest experience, but I can’t really be bothered with it these days and run stock. Not having two versions of core apps (samsung version and google version) is great. Plus as you say, you’re at the bleeding edge of Android.


(Stephen) #8

I was hoping there wouldn’t be a notch!


(Brandon Billingham) #9

As long as they don’t give it a chin then I’m game. Phones with a chin and a notch get a :-1: from me.


(Liam W) #10

I’ll probably be upgrading to the next iPhone when my EE annual upgrade is due (providing I get this job I applied for… otherwise affording it may be a bit of a struggle).

I’ve got a Pixel 2 XL in the drawer, but it’s currently on eBay… I used it for a month before deciding that I wanted to use my annual upgrade and that, considering as I already own a Mac and an iPad, I might as well own an iPhone as well for the interoperability.

Plus, apps just work better on iOS*.

*This is a very general case… however, 1080p Netflix works on my iPhone. It never did on the Pixel 2.


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#12

I get the impression that site is very Apple centric and not very keen on Google :hushed:


(Simon B) #13

BGR honestly hasn’t been a top-tier tech site for about a decade at this point. And yeah, they’ve always had a huge bias towards Apple.

If you want balanced coverage look at The Verge, Engadget, etc.


(Ravi) #14

Hopefully will be picking up a Pixel 2 XL soon when they start going cheap. Got my original XL last year for £400 and daresay it doesn’t really need upgrading if I’m honest.


(Tom ) #15

The sooner notches disappear the sooner I can sleep soundly again.


(Simon B) #16

New leak!

Hit the link for a full unboxing video as well - perhaps this means the device is a little closer to launch than we expected. Usually we’d be looking at the beginning of October, but I really don’t see why Google shouldn’t just go head-to-head with Apple anyway at this point on release date.


#17

ehhh really not a fan of the tiny and tall notification area. my current contract ends in november and i’d love to upgrade, but might try stick it out another year


(Patrick) #18

I’ll be getting myself the smaller notch-free version if I do upgrade. Notch gives me the shivers :dizzy_face:


(Simon B) #19

Well, thanks to stolen phones and black market dealers, it seems a few people out there have their hands on a 3 XL and as a result it’s been leaked in pretty much every possible way.

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This is pretty much the most wide-scale leak since an Apple employee left an unreleased iPhone 4 in a bar all those years ago.

From the new leaks, we’ve learned there is a new camera UI, wired type-C earbuds that resemble a wired version of the Pixel Buds, complete with a button to activate Google Assistant, and that the phone supports wireless charging, unlike the Pixel and Pixel 2.


#20

I wonder if these are the new pixel buds that were rumoured to be in the works. Slightly disappointing if they are.