Google Pixel 3

Discussion in 'Smart Phones and Devices' started by CHANG3D, May 29, 2018.

  1. Zorachus

    Zorachus [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I'm on T-Mobile with my 3 XL, and I check every day still no May update. But the last few updates came out immediately each first Monday, I would check system update, on April 1st, and March 4th and February 4th, and the update was ready to go right away, first try.

    But now it's back to like before, where updates would be nowhere for a good week or ten days.

    I'm no Apple iPhone fan, but when there's an update, there's a frigging update for all, doesn't matter if you have Verizon or T-Mobile or unlocked, everyone gets the update the exact same time, same day. I thought Google was finally doing this, but seems to early to celebrate, as they are back to their delays, or maybe it's the carrier, but that never happens when an iPhone has a new update.
     
  2. harsaphes

    harsaphes [H]ardness Supreme

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    I have an unlocked phone and that never happens to me.
     
  3. kirbyrj

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    I have the May update on my Pixel 3. Got it a few days ago.
     
  4. T4rd

    T4rd REEEEEEE

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    It's been several months now since my 2 XL on T-Mobile hasn't got the OTA the same day it's released. But it used to be every other month that I would have to wait days or up to two weeks one month to get the security update. The check for updates button has actually worked for me the past few months too.
     
  5. shansoft

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    I have unlock directly from Google, none of my device got the update...

    Just did the update myself....
     
  6. kirbyrj

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    Well I just switched from the pixel 3 to the 3A and I gave my pixel 3 to my girlfriend. In day-to-day use it doesn't really feel much different. Once in awhile it will have a hitch just because of the slower processor but overall I don't see $400 worth of difference.
     
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  7. Zorachus

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    On Android beta Q6, I have a issue;

    Text messages and Phone calls not coming in as Heads Up / Banner. Like if I'm typing this reply in my browser now, and I get a text, I don't see it, I just hear the beep and see the white text icon in upper left corner next to the clock in status bar.

    Same with a incoming phone call, if I'm in my browser and I get a call now, I hear the phone ringing, but don't actually see the options for Answer, Decline, Screen Call. I only see the Phone icon up in status bar.
     
  8. Zorachus

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    Having some quality issues with my pixel 3 XL lately I bought it brand new from Google last October and several things battery life seems to suck lately My network T-Mobile connection is really seem ****** the last month or so but that's probably more carrier than the phone and now my charging port is real funky I've tried three different wires and I have to unplug it plug it back in it doesn't always start charging I have to revert to wireless charging
     
  9. vegeta535

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    I know people love their type c ports but I have had nothing but issues with them on both the 6p and pixel2 xl. After a while the cable is becomes loose and a bitch to make a connection.
     
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  10. Agreed. One of the reasons I got another phone, not because it was to slow etc, but because it was so touchy to get to charge, and the battery was starting to show age. I ended up getting an S10e as I wanted something smaller for once and it had everything I needed. Camera is not as good, and annoying not being able to remove some of the Samsung apps, but livable, and it also has a 3.5mm jack and SD card slot, so fair trade offs. However the S10e has a far greater hold on the plug, even brand new the Pixel I had didn't "click" like the S10e does, it's a very noticeable click into place making me think it should hold up better over time.
     
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  11. Domingo

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    Yup, add me to the list of people with the USB-C issue. It works fine, but over time that slot connection gets looser and looser. On day 1, cables were super snug and almost snapped into place. Now every cable I have fits loosely and some won't stay plugged in very well.
     

  12. Mine got so bad when plugging it into my truck, I had to set it just right in one of the cup holders, if the phone moved or anything touched the cable or if I put it in the mount (cable faces down) it would be enough to break the connection.
     
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  13. Zorachus

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    hmm, was not aware of this USB-C issue and you're right, the cable seems to fit in looser now, compared to brand new it would click, and stick. And my ear buds I connect via usb-c, the past couple week or so, they kept cutting out listening to music, and would only happen when the phone moved around a lot.

    I'm no iPhone fan, but is Thunderbolt port better or different ?

    Or my other option, would be to get one of those super fast wireless charging pads
     
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  14. vegeta535

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    Good to know I wasn't the only one with the USB c cable issues. I can spend 5 mins trying to stay connected. Just blowing on it would loose charging lol. I am going to be getting a new phone soon since the screen decided to crack randomly. Do other phones have this issue with USB c? My only experience with USB phones has only been Google's.
     
  15. Zorachus

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    My finger print scanner also seems funky, like it works 60% to 70% first time, I need to move finger off, and back on again, whereas before it was damn near perfect, or 95% accurate. Actually I might prefer FaceID or something like that, it would avoid these finger print scan issues, and worse being at the pool with wet hands.
     
  16. Zorachus

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    So is it just a matter of Google not supplying a high quality USB-C port inside their phones? Are there different grades or lower end and higher end ports that manufactures can build into their phone?
     
  17. I don't think it's USB-C it self, but the port design choice, as I have some mobile drives (SSD in an external) that use USB-C that are used often, more often than I have to charge my phone for, and the port connection is very solid still after almost 2 years of use.

    My S10e is new, so time will tell, but it does feel far more secure than the Pixel ever did. And I am using the same cables, so for sure it was phone side and not just worn out cables.
     
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  18. Domingo

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    It seems like the opening has simply gotten bigger with repeated use. I don't feel like the actual connection has suffered so much as the port no longer tightly snugs the cables.
    Anyone have experience with other phones doing this?
     
  19. GnomeCop

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    havent experienced any usb-c port issues on my pixel 3, I skipped the pixel 2 so I dunno about that one. Pixel 1 seemed normal in this regard as well...
     
  20. Deadjasper

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    I've held on to my 6p for this long because 1. Battery life is phenomenal. I can easily go 3 days between charges. 2. Wireless charging.

    It's plenty fast and 64GB storage, is more than I need.
     
  21. Zorachus

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    The Nexus 6P? I'm a huge Nexus fan, and I owned the 6P, but that thing was famous for sh!t battery life, and having battery failure needing replacement. I was lucky to get 5.5h Screen On time. How the hell does your 6P go 3 days?
     
  22. Deadjasper

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    My bad, it's a 6, not a 6P. Don't know why the battery life is so good but it's by far the best of any phone I've ever owned.