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Should you buy a Galaxy S20 Fan Edition, or a Pixel 5?

Should you buy a Galaxy S20 Fan Edition, or a Pixel 5?

Technology is supposed to become cheaper as it improves, but prices for high-end smartphones have done nothing but rise over the past few years. However, 2020 represents something of a change in attitude, as several companies have opted to revamp their pricing. There have always been options for cheaper smartphones, but now both Samsung and Google have released flagship-tier options for lower-than-normal prices.

The $700 Pixel 5 is Google's top phone this year, even if the internal hardware doesn't quite stack up against its competitors. Meanwhile, Samsung has slightly refreshed the Galaxy S20 and given it the same $700 price tag, deeming it the Fan Edition.

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Ask us anything about the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G (Q&A)

Ask us anything about the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G (Q&A)

Welcome to another Android Police Newsletter Q&A, a series where we open up about the latest gadgets on the market. This week, we're taking a deep dive into Google's latest phones, the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G.

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Latest Pixel Stand update adds easily accessible smart home controls (APK Download)

Latest Pixel Stand update adds easily accessible smart home controls (APK Download)

Google’s Pixel Stand is a fun little wireless charger designed specifically for Pixel phones that conjures up an interactive interface, complete with Google Assistant. Those who own the accessory will be pleased to learn that the charger is learning a few new tricks thanks to a recent update, and in addition to all that Assistant stuff, the Stand will now also give access to smart home controls when your Pixel is docked.

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Pixel 5 and 4a 5G offer three more exclusive camera features

Pixel 5 and 4a 5G offer three more exclusive camera features

The new Pixel 5 and 4a 5G take pride in a long list of new and special camera capabilities, including wide-angle shots, a cinematic pan video effect, and automatic Night Sight and Portrait Light. They'll also have a few additional exclusive features that weren't mentioned in Google's announcement, though we don't know if these will make it to previous-gen Pixels through an upcoming Feature Drop or Camera app update.

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Check out the new Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G cases on the Google Store in all their fabric-y goodness

Check out the new Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G cases on the Google Store in all their fabric-y goodness

A brand-new phone is great — until you drop it on a hard surface. That's why a quality case should be one of the first things you think about after buying a new device. Google unveiled the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G today, and there are already a number of compelling case options on the Google Store, including choices with plant-based materials,  Moment lens compatibility, and of course, plenty of Google-y fabric colors.

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Pick up a Pixel 4 XL with 128GB of storage for just $650 from Amazon ($350 off)

Pick up a Pixel 4 XL with 128GB of storage for just $650 from Amazon ($350 off)

Ever since Google started the Pixel project back in 2016, it's been one of the best Android options on the market. When the Pixel 4 XL was released last year, it packed in some solid improvements over the Pixel 3 XL. Sure, it may not have boundary-breaking specs or design, but the Pixel 4 XL is still the phone to get if you're after a pure Google experience that comes with a top-rated camera. And right now, Amazon is offering a brand-new unit with 128GB of storage for just $650 — a savings of $350 off the MSRP.

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Cute Pixel videos pit Google's phone against an adorable pug

Cute Pixel videos pit Google's phone against an adorable pug

Google has thought it smart to pit its latest Pixel 4a against an adorable pug. According to the company's marketing material, which spans eight short videos, the phone comes out winning each and every time. This is how they lie to you, people. Everyone knows who the fair winner should be.

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Android 11 is finally rolling out to Pixel users in India

Android 11 is finally rolling out to Pixel users in India

A big reason for getting a Pixel phone is that you get major Android updates on release day. Android 11, which debuted last week, reached everyone right on time — well, not everyone really. Google stalled the update for a week in India as it still needed some fine-tuning ahead of a formal release. After a long and borderline excruciating wait, Android 11 is finally hitting Pixel phones in India.

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Android 11 starts rolling out today with improvements to notifications, privacy, 5G, and more

Android 11 starts rolling out today with improvements to notifications, privacy, 5G, and more

The first Developer Preview for Android 11 landed in February of this year, and Google has continued to iterate and add new features across several more Developer Previews and Betas. As revealed earlier this summer at the start of Google's "11 weeks of Android" promotion, the stable version of Android 11 has arrived, ready for public consumption and rolling out to Google Pixel devices.

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Google is giving out special Pixel 4a unboxing experiences to people in the UK

Google is giving out special Pixel 4a unboxing experiences to people in the UK

The Google Pixel 4a made waves as a budget champ with its remarkable camera and reasonable launch price in the US. But those waves haven’t quite hit the international shores as yet since the phone doesn’t ship until October in many parts of the world. In the UK, Google is using this intervening time to hype up its latest mid-ranger by handing out free gifts containing the Pixel 4a and more.

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