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    Custom Google Tensor chip is "biggest innovation" in Pixel 6

    Search giant has taken the wraps off the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro ahead on an autumn launch.
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    Re: Custom Google Tensor chip is "biggest innovation" in Pixel 6

    You have to give Google some credit where its due- I didnt think they could make it any fuglier but they've really excelled themselves

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    Re: Custom Google Tensor chip is "biggest innovation" in Pixel 6

    Quote Originally Posted by blokeinkent View Post
    You have to give Google some credit where its due- I didnt think they could make it any fuglier but they've really excelled themselves
    Looks like they have gone for 70s design - all beige!

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    Re: Custom Google Tensor chip is "biggest innovation" in Pixel 6

    After realising that only things like the FairPhone still have removable batteries, I started looking at other phones where the battery isn't housed like Fort Knox.
    I remember one of the Moto G - maybe the G5 - where the cover could be removed and the battery was just screwed down - things like that cannot be searched for with gsmareana's search tool.

    Anyway, I was surprised that the Pixel 5 (or was it the 4) is actually relatively repairable. No microSD is automatic no from be, though.

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    Re: Custom Google Tensor chip is "biggest innovation" in Pixel 6

    Quote Originally Posted by kompukare View Post
    After realising that only things like the FairPhone still have removable batteries, I started looking at other phones where the battery isn't housed like Fort Knox.
    I remember one of the Moto G - maybe the G5 - where the cover could be removed and the battery was just screwed down - things like that cannot be searched for with gsmareana's search tool.

    Anyway, I was surprised that the Pixel 5 (or was it the 4) is actually relatively repairable. No microSD is automatic no from be, though.
    The Moto G5 had a removable base and the battery could be ejected, was a great phone.

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    Re: Custom Google Tensor chip is "biggest innovation" in Pixel 6

    Hah , glad to hear that. I had 1st and 3rd gen moto's then had a Cubot x19 , usual dropped twice and screen cracked up badly. Just bought a new Moto G5. Not into phones as such but very much needed these days workwise. Would never spend more than £100 on one , it's for calls , texts and the camera is handy for work.

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    Re: Custom Google Tensor chip is "biggest innovation" in Pixel 6

    Quote Originally Posted by kompukare View Post
    After realising that only things like the FairPhone still have removable batteries, I started looking at other phones where the battery isn't housed like Fort Knox.
    I remember one of the Moto G - maybe the G5 - where the cover could be removed and the battery was just screwed down - things like that cannot be searched for with gsmareana's search tool.

    Anyway, I was surprised that the Pixel 5 (or was it the 4) is actually relatively repairable. No microSD is automatic no from be, though.
    Apparently the sealed bodies are for waterproofing,but my Motorola Defy was waterproof and had a removable battery.

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    Re: Custom Google Tensor chip is "biggest innovation" in Pixel 6

    Why do companies insist on having a camera bump? If there's going to be a bump, then simply fatten the rest of the phone and put a bigger battery in it. I don't get why "slim" phones are more popular over a phone that can literally last longer without a charge.

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    Re: Custom Google Tensor chip is "biggest innovation" in Pixel 6

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Apparently the sealed bodies are for waterproofing,but my Motorola Defy was waterproof and had a removable battery.
    Yes, pull the other one ye-maker-of-landfill-widgets!

    Plenty of glues body phones which aren't even splash resistant.

    Had a Defy/Defy+ back in the day. Was pretty robust. Actually one of the last or the last Galaxy with removable battery, S5, was waterproof too. It's amazing what a few rubber seals could do back then.

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    Re: Custom Google Tensor chip is "biggest innovation" in Pixel 6

    Quote Originally Posted by huggi View Post
    Why do companies insist on having a camera bump? If there's going to be a bump, then simply fatten the rest of the phone and put a bigger battery in it. I don't get why "slim" phones are more popular over a phone that can literally last longer without a charge.
    People want slimmer phones. Despite the battery life issues in polls slimmer phones always outweigh bigger batteries....
    Same as big screens that mean phones don't fit in pockets anymore - people always go for a bigger screen if they can for media consumption. The last 18 months have reversed trends a little with people buying laptops again for zoom/teams meetings but they then still use their phone whilst "at work" to watch stuff, especially when their employers are tracking what they do on the laptop
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    Re: Custom Google Tensor chip is "biggest innovation" in Pixel 6

    Quote Originally Posted by kompukare View Post
    Yes, pull the other one ye-maker-of-landfill-widgets!

    Plenty of glues body phones which aren't even splash resistant.

    Had a Defy/Defy+ back in the day. Was pretty robust. Actually one of the last or the last Galaxy with removable battery, S5, was waterproof too. It's amazing what a few rubber seals could do back then.
    They were built like tanks.

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    Re: Custom Google Tensor chip is "biggest innovation" in Pixel 6

    Only two cameras in the non pro? Lame, it's not like they're short on space in the camera bar

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    Re: Custom Google Tensor chip is "biggest innovation" in Pixel 6

    A modern Clippy.... yep. Although at least Clippy didn't scrape all your metadata.

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