Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have finally landed in our shores following months of endless rumors and reports. Google Pixel lineup was well welcomed at launch, with most tech experts praising its stunning design and excellent camera performance. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are expected to follow in the footsteps of their predecessors and help Google reclaim some ground in the smartphone market. On the outside, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL look pretty similar to the phones they are replacing this year, but they still shine out there thanks to their all-glass body. The idea behind this all-glass design is to enable a better LTE connection and wireless charging. The release of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL with an all-glass body may mark the end of the aluminum flagship phone
In reality, Google has increased the screen size on the Pixel 3 XL so it now sports a 6.3-inch LCD display, making it the biggest model in the series. The screens on the Pixel 3 and 3 XL support HDR, allowing for better picture quality and more details when compared to what we saw on the last year’s models. Despite small design changes, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL still stand out from the countless flagship smartphones on the market. And, we will help you discover how in the section below. In reality, Google’s newly-announced Pixel phones have a number of exciting features that may attract a cult-like following.
In this article, we have rounded up the best Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 features we would like to see on Apple’s future iPhones. For some background, the Pixel 3 and 3 XL will be available on October 18 in the US and November 1 in the UK. Pre-orders are now live at select retailers, with deliveries expected to arrive later this month.
Call Screening is one of the highlights of this year’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. In reality, the feature is part of the Assistant, Google’s personal assistant, allowing your device to spam your calls and provide real-time transcriptions. In reality, Google Assistant will notify if you have got a spam call and then let you decide whether to answer the call or not. Besides, the Assistant suggests that you block the number.
Specifically, when you hit the Screen Call button, your personal helper will alert the caller that call is being screened and ask why they are calling. Their explanation will show up on your phone’s screen, and you will be presented with options to report the call as spam or call them back. Call Screening is definitely something iPhone fanatics have been expecting for years. Sources say that the feature will come pre-loaded in the upcoming software updates. Besides, Apple has been working on a similar feature that would allow you to mark a call as spam directly on the calling screen.
ARKit in Camera
One of the best things when it comes to the Pixel lineup lies in its excellent camera performance. This year, Google retains the same technology that helps the cameras on Pixel series stand out while adding a number of elements to the setup. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL maintain the single camera on the back, but sensors are now larger to allow for better photos in low-light conditions. In reality, you can take your shots even in the harshest environments, mainly thanks to its built-in machine learning tool. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL now help you pick the best shot of the bunch or automatically adjust background blur in portrait mode as well as add effects to your shots.
The coolest part is that Google has incorporated Google Lens into the Camera app. For some background, Google Lens has been around for several years, acting as an image recognition system. Basically, Google Lens helps identify objects, explore nearby landmarks, or find outfits you desire. All you need to do is to point your phone’s camera at an object, and you will get relevant results and information.
Apple has its own ARKit tool that helps bring things around you to life. Apple ARKit uses your iPhone’s camera to scan your environment to detect multiple objects like walls, floors, or holes. Besides, the tool includes built-in motion detectors that track your iPhone’s movement. We are expecting to see some parts of Google Lens make their way into Apple ARKit in the future.
With the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Google retains the single camera setup from the last year’s models. However, Google has added some new cool features to the Camera app, allowing for a better picture quality and more details. One of the biggest additions to the Camera app lies in Top Shot. This allows your phone to take multiple shots and then pick the best shots that fit your needs. To make sure Top Shot works smoothly, you can enable Motion autofocus which sees the device highlight the best photos in your gallery.
There is another cool camera mode called Super Res Zoom. This sees the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL combine multiple images to deliver a better zoomed-in shot. Another mode is called Night Sight, which aims to create stunning photos in low-light conditions. In reality, Apple iPhone is among the best camera phones on the market. However, it still lacks a bunch of camera features, which gives Apple a driving reason to improve the cameras every year.
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