June 6, 2018 - Written By Daniel Golightly Users of Google’s Pixel 2 XL are now reporting what seems to be a new bug, following the latest OTA update which delivered the June 2018 Android security patch. The issue appears to only show up when users have the device’s Always-on Display (AOD) disabled and the result is a significant delay in the screen waking up. Perhaps worse, that lag is reportedly between two to three seconds and happens regardless of whether the power button or fingerprint scanner is used. Enabling AOD and allowing it to activate before turning the screen on, after pressing the power button to turn the screen off, causes the problem to disappear. Some users on the board are questioning whether the new bug is the result of a fix which was implemented with the update to stop AOD screen flickering issues on some handsets. For now, Google is taking information from those reporting the issue on its Issue Tracker boards.There’s no word as to whether … [Read more...] about June 2018 OTA Causing Google Pixel 2 XL Bugs: Report
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Portrait mode, the newest addition to smartphone cameras that allows you to take pictures with a blurred background, just like on a DSLR camera, has taken the world by a storm.Ever since Apple announced that it is adding Portrait Mode in the iPhone 7 Plus nearly two years ago, other companies have been rushing to bring the feature to their phones: the Samsung Galaxy S9+ was the first Galaxy S phone with a dedicated portrait shooting mode, the Google Pixel 2 series added it via software updates and now, the newest OnePlus 6 also has the feature.But which phones takes the best-looking portrait shots? After all, some phones use a secondary, "telephoto" camera to get a more flattering perspective, others rely on the regular software, some use AI and deep research and on the list goes. But what will really determine which phone has the best camera for portrait shots will be... the photos themselves! That's why we took a bunch of pictures and look at them in closer detail below. Read on.1. … [Read more...] about OnePlus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs iPhone X vs Google Pixel 2 XL Portrait Mode Comparison
The Google Pixel 2 is here and as expected it's pretty amazing — and if you want to keep it looking amazing, you should be sure to protect that screen with a screen protector. Tempered glass screen protectors are your best option for protecting your phone's screen from drop damage and general wear and tear. And chances are you will see some wear over time. Fortunately, there's a number of great options out there for you to choose from. Let's dive in! Whitestone Dome Glass Tempered Glass Screen Protector The Whitestone Dome Glass screen protector has quickly become one of the more trusted options for keeping your smartphone display safe. Sure, it's absolutely the most expensive option but it has won over a ton of fans. Typically sold for $60, you can get one for the Pixel 2 for just $45. Check out this review and installation guide to get an idea of how this tempered glass screen protector uniquely adheres like no other screen protector you've seen before. If the worst case … [Read more...] about Best Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for Google Pixel 2
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are finally out and if you’re wondering about the camera, you’ve come to the right place. Samsung’s cameras have always been good, but how does the S9 Plus stack up against the competition? The Google Pixel 2 XL is one of the main contenders, so we decided to the two phones in a shootout. Samsung touts improved camera performance, thanks to its dual-aperture, dual cameras, multi-frame processing, superior slow motion, and more. Those fancy specs don’t always translate to superior images. Even when they do, sometimes it’s not by much. That is what we are trying to find out here. Editor's PickCamera shootout: Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Google Pixel 2 XL Flagships like the LG G7, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, and others may still be months away from launching, but with the release of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, a fresh camera comparison was … We have taken a slew of identical shots with … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs Google Pixel 2 XL: Camera comparison
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are finally here, and there's a lot to unpack. While these devices resemble the original Pixel and Pixel XL, there are many changes both internally and externally that make them worth talking about. Let's dive in. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are incredible phones — probably the best Android phones out there right now. Despite their different sizes, they are nearly identical where it counts, in their cameras, their performance, their build quality, and their software experience. While the Pixel 2 XL has slimmer bezels and a slightly more washed-out pOLED display, the smaller Pixel 2 contends with a more dated-looking form factor and a smaller battery. Oh, and a smaller price tag to boot. Which one should you buy? Read the full review below! Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL review: The new standard for Android Pixel 2 second opinion: Close to perfect Google Pixel 2 review, one month later: Still solid, still the best Pixel 2 XL OLED problems Before we dive … [Read more...] about Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL: News, tips, problems, specs and more!