Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Google Pixel 3's OLED panel is LG-made, teardown reveals

Pixel 3 Pre-orders Google Pixel 3 XL teardown reveals Samsung screen, tons of glue
Beatrice Douglas | 20 October, 2018, 02:59

Google's latest phone officially launched yesterday, and for the third time, Verizon is the only carrier selling the new Pixels directly.

Airtel is trying to lure consumers towards its network as well as its e-store by doling out several lucrative offers. One of the features of Titan M is security in the bootloader. The 128GB storage variant can be purchased for a one-time payment of Rs 29,000 and an 18-month Airtel EMI plan of Rs 3,999.

The 6.3-inch Pixel 3 XL, which is also powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with identical memory capacity as the Pixel 3, starts at NT$31,100.


So, while the display is expected to be much more reliable and crisp than LG's attempt, iFixit partly blames Samsung's screen implementation for its lack of repairability. Given that Apple smartphones have a wide perception of being more secure and most Android manufacturers have poor track records, Google has been pushing its Pixel devices as being superior in terms of user security, data privacy and safety.

Overall layout and internals of the Pixel 3 XL look mostly the same as the Pixel 2 XL last year. iFixit found the same Google SR3HX "Pixel Visual Core" chip as last year. That hasn't slowed down iFixit from tearing down the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL to reveal all it can about the upcoming handsets. Sadly, this leaves the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL with an underwhelming score of just 4 out of 10.

Regardless, Google's selfie game was on top previous year as well, but that's when the Pixel 2 series also delivered the best-in-class performance in the rear camera department, according to numerous reviewers and image benchmarking experts at French DxOMark. This shows, as some images shot with the rear camera of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL prove that the camera struggles to get the background blur right.

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