Ever since Google released the February Android security build for the Pixel and Pixel XL, owners have been complaining of sudden drops in Bluetooth connectivity due to the feature being disabled seemingly at random. The security update patched another annoying issue that plagued the Pixel phones for some time, but it seems like it’s caused a bug of its own.
You might recall the audio issue that affected some Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL units. At high volume settings, the audio sounded distorted. Eventually, Google admitted that the problem was a hardware issue, leaving a warranty replacement as the answer for those with a problem phone. The latest issue affecting the Google designed, HTC built handsets, has to do with a bug that is turning off Bluetooth without any input from the user.
On both Reddit and Google’s Pixel community support site are comments from various Pixel owners complaining how their Bluetooth is toggling off without …
At Google, the guys with the spreadsheets and calculators have had a problem matching supply with demand for the Google Pixel XL. The larger 5.5-inch version of the first Google designed smartphone has been out of stock for weeks at the Google Store, and those who ordered from Verizon have had to wait weeks if not months for certain versions of the device (namely the 128GB model). Big Red has tried to make nice to those who have ordered the handset and are still waiting for it by sending them a free Google Daydream View VR headset valued at $79 (although on sale now for $49 by Google).
It’s no secret that both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, as well as some recent Android flagships — most notably the Galaxy S7 Edge and Google’s brand new Pixels — take some pretty nice photos. Each one has its strengths and weaknesses, and discussing at length which one takes the overall better shots is not the topic of this article. We have plenty of those for you to check out, though, so feel free to get into the nitty-gritty if you feel like it.
This time around, we will be pitting the iPhone 7 Plus against the Google Pixel in a portrait shootout. Apple’s latest …
The LG G6 is almost here, people! Gather ’round and let’s take a look at how LG’s upcoming flagship compares to the competition (and two of its siblings) in terms of size and form!
Earlier this week, we learned that the LG G6 will pack a 5.7-inch display QHD+ display with a resolution of 1440 x 2880 and an odd aspect ratio of 9:18, instead of the usual 9:16, making it slightly narrower and taller than most traditional smartphone displays. We discussed the repercussions of this, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the screen, at greater length in our preliminary …
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Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL Android phones it’ll announce in San Francisco on Tuesday. The rumors largely confirm previous reports and suggest the Nexus lineup could be dead.
The Pixel will come with a more “normal” 5-inch full HD screen and the Pixel XL will come with the phablet-sized 5.5-inch Quad HD screen.
The phones will come with flagship specs and — you guessed it — a matching premium price, reportedly starting at $650.
Google will reportedly be positioning the two phones as camera powerhouses with unlimited full-resolution video and photo storage in Google Photos, if the leaks are accurate.
How will the Pixel XL compare with the iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note7, the two current phablet champs? Here’s the breakdown:
Pixel XL vs iPhone 7 Plus vs Galaxy Note 7: Price
– Pixel XL and iPhone 7 Plus start at £719
– Galaxy Note 7 cheaper at £699
The Google Pixel XL has a starting price of £719 for the 32GB model. It creeps up to £819 for the 128GB model.
The Apple iPhone 7 Plus also has a starting price of £719, again for the 32GB model. The 128GB model also costs £819 like the Pixel XL, while the 256GB model will set you back £919.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is £699, though it is currently not back on sale in the UK at the moment.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Google Pixel XL Full Comparison, what are the key differences in Camera, Display, Build, Battery and Price?
Google’s Pixel XL, Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung’s Note 7 all have solid, premium designs. They all look different of course, but they all look great. The iPhone 7 Plus is all about metal, while the Note 7 and Pixel XL use a combination of metal and glass.
Pixel XL vs iPhone 7 Plus Video Here
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Google Pixel XL Full Comparison, what are the key differences in Camera, Display, Build, Battery and Price?
Galaxy Note 7 are both water and dust resistant with ratings of IP67 and IP68 respectively, and the Note 7 also comes with its built-in S-Pen and iris scanner. The Note 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have fingerprint sensors on the front, while the Pixel XL’s is positioned on the rear.
Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Video Here
Yeah, we spent some time today with Google’s new phones, the Pixel and Pixel XL. They are pretty great, even at those prices that are still quite shocking. Here is a full tour of each phone as we lead up to a review!
The latest Android build, dubbed Nougat, is already out… and as far as the Nexus phones are concerned, there won’t be any new ones, at least with that particular branding. You see, Google is rebranding the iconic Nexus range to the Pixel series, indicating a significant shift in strategy.
The reasons behind this include better, tighter control over the hardware, plus an attempt at giving users premium smartphones that can offer the best possible experience in terms of regular usage as well as VR. Let’s just go right ahead and give you a gander at the new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, proudly bearing the hashtag #MadeByGoogle.
Google Pixel and Pixel XL First Look and Tour Video Here