Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL users report calling issues, failing microphones

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After the OnePlus 6T scored an impressive 98, the same as the Pixel 2 previous year, the Pixel 3 bested it by scoring 101. The first of those two was tested extensively by DxOMark yesterday, as the Google Pixel 3 made its way to the photography benchmarking website for evaluation. The Mountain View, California based company said that it hopes eSIM tech, which it claims to have pioneered with the Pixel 2, will soon become more prevalent across Android smartphones, Chromebooks, and Wear OS smartwatches. The Pixel 3 got praises for its exceptional imaging capabilities relying just on its 12.2-megapixel dual-pixel single camera and Google's advanced AI algorithms.

The Google Pixel 3 has managed to grab a high score of 101, sitting alongside the record holder for the best single lens camera smartphone - the Apple iPhone XR.

The third rank is shared by Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, and HTC U12+.

Apparently, these call related issues are not isolated to a single telecom carrier or device SKU on both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in multiple countries. That's interesting considering the fact that iPhones have generally been the best at recording video of late, producing better results than even recent Pixel phones that have had the edge in still photography.

The Pixel 3 offers extremely fast autofocus, DxOMark says, and offers very good detail preservation and flash.

The Pixel 3's bokeh score of 50 is among the lowest, with devices like the Huawei P20 scoring as high as 65 in that aspect.

Launched in October, the Google Pixel 3 price in India starts at Rs. 71,000 for the 64GB variant in India and goes up to Rs. 80,000 for the 128GB storage variant.

The site likewise featured the Pixel 3's detail protection and rapid self-adjust in photographs, while its clamour decrease was one of the champion video stars.

We're not sure what to make of this anymore, but the list of reported issues on the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL has gotten a bit too long for anyone's liking.

Scores notwithstanding, few would argue against the idea that the Pixel 3 remains one of the best shooters in the business today.



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