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October 19, 2017

The Google Pixel 2 XL gets high marks for modularity in its teardown


If you’re waiting on the brand new Google Pixel 2 XL, we have something that might tide you over until you can get your hands on it. Today, iFixit published its teardown guide and repairability score for the phone and gave us a look inside the device.

There are several interesting facts we can glean, like exactly how modular the components are and which parts will be the hardest to replace.

If the battery goes bad in your unit, you’re probably going to want to take it to a professional. Points were deducted from the repairability score due to how tightly walled-in the battery is. Additionally, it no longer has the pull-tab adhesive under the battery that [...]

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July 7, 2017

Results are in: how good is the OnePlus 5 camera?

The OnePlus 5 brings with it a new dual camera that offers theoretical optical zoom as well as the largest dual camera setup on the market but with Android smartphone cameras so capable, is it better than the competition? We wanted to put it to the test and instead of just crowning a winner ourselves, we wanted YOUR opinion.

A week of voting later, the results are in, so which smartphone camera is the best? How does the OnePlus 5 camera compare to the Galaxy S8, LG G6, Pixel XL, HTC U11 (which has the highest DxO rating at the moment) and the Xperia XZ Premium? After 67,000 votes, which smartphone camera did you vote for as the winner? Let’s find out!


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June 24, 2017

Want your Pixel photos to be seen by millions? So does Google

Google has cooked up an interesting new idea to showcase excellent Pixel photos to millions of users across the globe as Chromecast background screensavers. If you’ve got a Pixel and fancy yourself a bit of a photographic genius in the making, read on.

It’s super easy to enter. All you have to do is append the hashtag #teampixel on any images you shoot on a Pixel and share on Twitter or Instagram. If Google likes what it sees, you’ll be contacted directly to take your first steps towards Chromecast superstardom (if that’s a thing?).

See also: Best Android smartphone cameras 3 weeks ago

As you can probably guess, competition will be fierce, with actual [...]

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May 26, 2017

Got a Pixel smartphone? Share your photos for a chance to be featured in an exhibit

Pixel photographers can share their work for a chance to be featured in Google’s art exhibit, the Meadow, which is open now in New York.

See also: Google Pixel review: a technical deep dive November 28, 2016

It’s open from 11AM to 8PM to the general public with free access and will run from now until June 4.

Google has an exciting exhibit going on right now on the iconic High Line in New York: The Meadow, as it’s called, is an “immersive digital installation” of discs resembling flowers, which “celebrates the creativity of Pixel photographers.” It’s open from 11AM to 8PM to the general public with free access and will run from now until June 4. The [...]

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