Who Hated the Google Pixel 4? Google, Apparently

Google unveiled the Pixel 5 today (9to5Google has a good roundup), and nothing makes the Pixel 4 looks worse than seeing how few of the things Google said they were excited about last year being straight up gone this year. All that face sensor tech? Gone.That radar sensor that

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What Is Google Doing with the Pixel?

What Is Google Doing with the Pixel?
What the hell is Google’s vision for the Pixel? The Pixel is supposed to be the quintessential Android phone. It is Google’s vision for what anAndroid phone is, and even though the phones have never sold particularly well compared to Apple or Samsung, they are important phones because

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The iPhone SE Still Can’t be Beat

The Pixel 4a is coming out soon and it looks like a great phone. Much like last year's 3a, this is a lower powered phone, but with Google's clean version of Android and a killer camera. If you want a sub-$500 Android phone, I find it hard to think

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Thoughts on the New Pixel 4a

Thoughts on the New Pixel 4a
Google unveiled the Pixel 4a yesterday, their successor to last year's budget-phone champ, the Pixel 3a. I happened to like that phone very much, and had this to say about it at the time: I think that the Pixel 3a has immediately made it hard for me to recommend anyone

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The Pixel 4 Still Beats the iPhone 11 Pro for Zoom Photography

Sometimes people suggest you can just pinch-to-zoom and get basically the same result with smartphone cameras. I very much disagree, and used this shot to see the difference. I'm standing a ways away from the mailbox and tapped to focus on it in all of these shots. Here's the iPhone's

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Portrait Mode Confusion

Portrait Mode Confusion
This photo comparison was really interesting to me. I shared a portrait taken from the iPhone 11 Pro and Pixel 4 and asked people which they preferred. Opinions were split, to say the least. Here are the photos for your viewing pleasure: Pixel 4 Portrait ModeiPhone 11 Pro Portrait ModeI

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Dynamic Range, Telephoto, and the iPhone 11 Pro & Pixel 4

Dynamic Range, Telephoto, and the iPhone 11 Pro & Pixel 4
One thing I've noticed in the last few months using the Pixel 4 and iPhone 11 Pro day-to-day is that photos off the iPhone's telephoto lens tend to be better quality. The Pixel 4 is no slouch, but side by side, the iPhone tends to do better for me. As

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Deep Fusion and Indoor Dog Photos

Deep Fusion and Indoor Dog Photos
Psst, the above photo has nothing to do with the comparison, but I had to share a picture of Sherman shortly before the comparison photos were taken. My dog Sherman was chilling on the couch last night and I wanted to take a picture of him just lying there, loving

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The Damn Pixel 4 Camera

The Damn Pixel 4 Camera
I recently wrote about how damn good the iPhone 11 cameras are, and it only felt right to also mention the a Pixel 4 also holds its own. We live in wonderful times: the cameras in our pockets are better than ever before.

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The Pixel 4’s Face Unlock is Hampered by Android

I hate my pixel 4 for one reason and one reason only : reddit BANKING APPS FACIAL RECOGNITION DOESN'T WORK. My most important apps are now a pain in the ass to use because I have to physically log in.I can attest to this too. We’re over 2 months

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