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Pixel 3 first impressions: Probably the best "small" smartphone in years

The first Google Pixel - the small one - was basically a downsized carbon copy of its larger sibling. Price aside, it was what phone enthusiasts had been demanding from Google for years - a smaller smartphone that wasn't compromised relative to the bigger device that came alongside it. With the Pixel 2, that formula changed, and we got a phone with an older display layout, inferior haptics, and build quality that seemed a little "lesser than" the truly premium 2 XL. While the bigger phone had its issues, it was the little things that made the Pixel 2 just that much less special, less modern.

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Pixel Stand impressions: Google's renewed interest in wireless charging delivers a clever surprise

It's been a minute since Google offered support for wireless charging on any of its smartphones, last making the feature available on the Nexus 6. And while it remained on the sidelines for the first and second-gen Pixels, with today's launch of the Pixel 3 it's finally back — and dare I say, thanks to the Pixel Stand, better than ever.

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Google Lens on Pixel 3 gains deeper camera app integration, offline availability

One year after the initial release of Google Lens alongside the Pixel 2, Google has integrated the AI-enabled tool directly into the Pixel 3's Google Camera app, and announced that some functions are available while the phone is offline. These changes add utility to the feature, and serve as a visual reminder to use the tool — something that's been lacking up to this point.

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Call Screen will let Pixel users see who's calling and what they want before answering

Not everything got leaked before Google's event today. One surprise announcement that wowed was Call Screen, a new feature that lets the Google Assistant answer your incoming calls and politely ask what the caller wants. A real-time transcript will appear on your screen, allowing you to decide whether or not you want to pick up.

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Moment Photo cases are now available for the Pixel 3, Moment Pro app offers 20% discount (3 days only)

Google just finished announcing the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the latest generation in a line of phones known for exceptional camera performance. If you've ordered one and you're looking for a way to dress it up a bit, and maybe up your photography game in the process, Moment has also released three new photo cases to protect your latest gadget investment. They're available in Black, Walnut, and an all new Tan Leather option made from speckled white Horween Leather.

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Pixel 3 owners get free full-size photo uploads until January 31, 2022

Free full-resolution photo storage has always been a selling point for Pixel phones. With this year's devices being pricier than ever, that perk is all the more important, and thankfully, it's still here: photos taken on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL until January 31, 2022 will be stored at full resolution indefinitely.

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Google's Pixel 3 cases are up for pre-order with new designs, third-party options also available

Not only did Google announce the new Pixel Stand to accompany the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, but the company also updated its line of cases with new designs and customization options. From fresh fabric colors to more My Case (formerly Live Case) choices, these cases are bound to bring some style to your new phone. Oh, and they are Qi compatible and support Active Edge.

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Pixel 3 and 3 XL pre-orders, pricing, availability, and more

Google has revealed the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, and I mean for real this time. We saw about a billion leaks as the annual hardware event approached, but now we've got all the details. Google's new Pixel phones are spendy, but you can drop the cash on them right now.

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Google Duplex rolls out starting in November on Pixel phones

One of the most impressive (and unsettling) I/O moments happened earlier this year when Google showed off Duplex, an AI chatbot that can place calls for you like a robotic personal assistant. Google wouldn't confirm its plans for Duplex at the time, but it's almost ready for the general public. Duplex is hitting Pixel phones starting next month, but it won't be available everywhere.

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Pixel 2 trade-in offers now available on Google Store and Project Fi for Pixel 3 buyers

Now that Google's much-leaked new Pixel 3 and 3 XL are available for pre-order, it's time for the annual deliberation over whether to purchase the newest hardware. Here's something to factor in: the trade-in values for the Pixel 2 and 2 XL, up on the Google Store and Project Fi now.

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