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From the simply brilliant camera to the auto-complete in Gmail, on-device AI proves truly useful. The outside of the phone feels luxurious, but in a different way to the iPhone XS. The way the etched glass blends into the polished glass and body looks and feels beautiful. Pros: super smooth and fluid performance, great screen, squeezable sides, Android 9 Pie and 3 years of updates, water resistant, fantastic camera, wireless charging.

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Cons: relatively large chin and forehead, no expandable storage or removable battery, no headphone jack, battery life could be better, no face recognition. Apple iPhone XS review: two steps forward, one step back. Huawei P20 Pro review — the three-camera iPhone killer. OnePlus 6 review: top-end smartphone for half cost of iPhone X.

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To be prepared in case you lose your phone, you can check that Find My Device can find it. Step 3: Check that Google Play visibility is on To be prepared to use one Android phone or tablet to find another, install the Find My Device app. If you don't have a lock, you can set one. To help someone return your phone to you, you can add a message or phone number to the lock screen. Erase.

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Star Wars. In short, you'd be hard pressed to find a phone that takes better pictures than this one — some of the results it gets really are breathtaking, especially in low light. As on the Pixel 2 phones, the Pixel 3 handsets combine several snaps taken in a burst to produce an end result, but over the last 12 months Google's software has got better at the job. That means more detail, brighter colours, and improved sharpness.

It's not a huge jump from the Pixel 2 phones, but it is noticeable in a side-by-side comparison.

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To set the reminder, you can say, "OK, Google, set a reminder for my wedding anniversary," and it's done, other than thanking Google Assistant for maintaining your wedded bliss. View all phones. Tap the circular blue plus icon in that same "Routines" section in the Home app's settings. Then with the launch of the Google Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3XL smartphones in , Google started showing the history of the recognised songs. Try asking for a music quote or a space quote. Carrier Phones from Trusted Names Carrier phones are connected to reliable networks, so you can be confident that service is there when you need it.

Google has also added some very nifty tricks to the default camera app some of which are rolling out to older Pixel phones too. You can take portrait photos with a background that's automatically smoothed and blurred a so-called bokeh effect , for example, even though there's just a single lens. There's also a really neat feature called Top Shot, which captures images before and after you hit the shutter button, and lets you pick the best one of the bunch.

This activates automatically and can really help in getting a perfect picture. We're expecting good results from the AI-enhanced Night Sight mode too, but as yet this hasn't been pushed out. Photography is one area where the Google Pixel phones really do lead the pack, and if photos are important to you, this phone should be near the top of your list when you go shopping. The Pixel 3 XL, like previous Pixels, gives you three years of unlimited photo and video backups to Google Photos too.

You can see some of the snaps we've taken with the Google Pixel 3 XL embedded in this article. The phone was even able to do a good job with a fireworks display, something that's notoriously difficult for a smartphone to capture. Here's another shot below from the same fireworks party. We can assure you there wasn't much light coming into this garden scene, just a few fairy lights and lights from the house behind the camera, but the Google Pixel 3 XL has done a tremendous job in illuminating it — and without the flash.

Out in the daylight the Pixel 3 XL proves its worth again. If anything the colours can be a little too punchy, but most of the time you're going to come away with really impressive results. Look at the detail the phone picks out in the shadows on the bridge. Close-up shots are no problem for the Google Pixel 3 XL, with background bokeh blur applied as and when needed the shot below was in normal Photo mode, not Portrait.

Detail and colour reproduction is superbly handled again. The shot we've included below includes a lot of extremes when it comes to dark and light colours, but the Pixel 3 XL takes it all in its stride. It doesn't pick out every single detail from the trees in shadow, but it does do a commendable job, applying its HDR processing to make sure everything in the frame is well balanced. Something you do miss out on with just a single lens is optical zoom. Google offers a feature called Super Res Zoom instead — it uses slight variations in camera movement caused by hand shake to calculate where more pixels should be as you zoom in, but it's not as good as true optical zoom.

We found the 3,mAh battery in the Google Pixel 3 XL to be decent enough for a day's use but nothing beyond that. If you put your phone through a lot of calls, GPS use and gaming in a day, you're likely to be hunting for a charger by the evening. The phone does seem to keep its charge well in standby mode, so if your job means your Pixel 3 XL mostly sits in a drawer all day, you should have plenty of juice left for a full night out in the evening as well.

If you're putting a lot of demands on the phone though, that battery level can sink quite quickly — it's that huge screen that does it. Of course you can dial down the brightness and reduce the screen resolution if you like, which does help. Even with the adaptive battery features of Android 9 Pie in play, we never felt fully confident about getting a full day's use out of the Pixel 3 XL.

We always ended the day with some charge left during our week with the phone — sometimes as much as 20 percent — but we weren't on it non-stop. This seems to be an area where phone makers are struggling to make improvements.

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New this year is wireless charging for extra convenience, and if you fork out for the official Pixel-branded charging stand, you can use the Pixel 3 XL almost like a Google Home speaker: setting alarms, playing music and so on with your voice. And we can report the audio performance is actually better than average, both from the built-in, dual front-facing speakers and from the USB-C headphones you get in the box. Only the real audiophiles will need to upgrade to a better pair of headphones — for the rest of us, what you get in the box is going to do just fine.

That's not to say the Pixel 3 XL can blare out the tunes as well as an Apple HomePod but it's perfectly fine and even quite impressive for podcasts, gaming and movie audio. Music played through the bundled headphones, meanwhile, sounds rich and balanced. Besides the camera, perhaps the next-best reason to buy the Pixel 3 XL rather than any other Android phone is the software. This is stock Android with a few Pixel bells and whistles on top, like the calendar widget that tells you when your next appointment is coming up, and the animated lock screen mode. Google has had more than 10 years to get Android right and it shows — this is a stable, mature operating system, and with Android 9 Pie Google has sensibly decided to adopt a gesture system similar to the one on the newer iPhones, with swipes replacing buttons.

We particularly like the "Flip to Shhh" feature — currently in beta — that lets you turn your phone over to activate Do Not Disturb mode very handy for meetings and dinner times. As on the Pixels, you can squeeze the sides of the Google Pixel 3 XL to launch Google Assistant or another app — it works very well but it's not something we particular found ourselves using an awful lot.

Speaking of Google Assistant, the Pixel phones can't be beaten in terms of Google Assistant integration. A long press on the Home button or a swipe from the Home screen and the Assistant feed is there for you, and you can of course launch the app with a "hey Google" voice command as well. As far as security goes, it's pretty much par for the course.