The Review Thread

Discussion in 'Pixel 3 / Pixel 3 XL' started by pc747, Oct 19, 2018.

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    If you are on the fence about this phone, check out all the compiled reviews here.
     
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    Got mine, the XL, 3 minutes after the Verizon store opened the first day of release. So far no real issues, but it is wicked fast. Haven't spent much time with the camera, but what I have taken has been great.

    I only wish the active edge could be programmed to open or so different things. For me, I'd like it to open the camera. I don't need it to open the assistant, but when I can just speak to it.

    Oh, and the theme won't go to dark. Very insignificant to me.

    Grabbed a wireless charger stand as well. Not sure it charges any faster than the wired, but o like the slide show features

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    I think you have to use a dark wallpaper for a dark theme. But not sure if it will make the settings menu dark, but your notification bar and app drawers is suppose to. For everything else like phone, contact, messaging, yt, etc, Google has been allowing users to choose a dark theme.

    Awesome review. Thanks
     
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    You can set the theme to light, dark, or automatic (based on wallpaper).

    Like PC said though, it doesn't make EVERYTHING dark. The settings menu remains blinding white regardless of theme.
     
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    It's not a deal breaker, but i've read that you can't enable the led notification light, like you could with the Nexus 6, if you root.:(
     
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    From what I understand, it doesn't even have a notification light.

    Sent from my Pixel 3 XL
     
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    Do new phones still have an old fashioned LED light for notifications?

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    That's a good question. I think many of them have done away with it.

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    Probably true. I used to have Blackberry phones, and i fell in love with that blinking red led light.:p
     
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