Google Pixel 3 ‘Top Shot’ Feature Isn’t As Great As It Sounds

Saul Franklin
October 20, 2018

This policy is part of an anti-theft initiative that Verizon rolled out earlier this year to discourage folks from stealing from its retail stores.

It looks like Google didn't want to put up with the same screen burn-in and responsiveness issues with its Pixel 3, instead turning to LG's rival Samsung for its AMOLED panels.

That's not necessarily a bad deal if you can activate the new Pixel phone on Verizon first.

This is the type of image quality you'll usually be looking at with the Pixel 3 Top Shot feature.

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At launch, there was an update related to an automatic overnight unlock on Pixel 3s, which also showed up on phones sold in Best Buy stores. According to an Android Central reader, "putting a Verizon SIM in it, the phone worked fine - but it complained again as soon as it had another US SIM inserted". Airtel has provided 18-months EMI plan at Rs 3,499 a month for Pixel 3 smartphone. Verizon can, of course, unlock any phone that has a SIM lock to its network. "The smaller Pixel 3 features a 2,915 mAh battery and comes with a 5.5" OLED, 2280 x 1080-pixel screen, while the larger Pixel 3 XL sports a larger, 3,430 mAh battery, but also has a 6.3" OLED screen with a more taxing resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. Those phones will never be SIM locked - and heck, you can even use it on Verizon if you wish.

In case you are looking to pre-book Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL from Airtel Online Store, here's how you can do it. You'll just have to accept the trade-off of not being able to get any incentives Best Buy and/or Verizon are offering with purchase.

Top Shot hence doesn't appear to be a revolutionary new service as much as it's an extension of Motion Photos, a machine learning-powered GIF creator Google introduced with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL past year.

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