Dear Google: We expect these Pixel 4 upgrades if you want to compete with Apple and Samsung

CNET | 10/12/2019 | Lynn La
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The Pixel 3 from 2018.

At the Oct. 15 Made by Google event, Google will officially unveil the Pixel 4 and 4 XL. This is Google's opportunity to step up to the plate, especially since competitors like Apple took the wraps off its iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max phones for 2019, and Samsung is well underway selling its gazillion versions of the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 Plus phones. Samsung recently relaunched its novel Galaxy Fold phone as well.

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Because the Pixel 4 will serve as Google's ultimate take on its Android OS, which is also the most popular OS in the world, the phone must stand above its rivals. But competition is fierce -- the iPhone 11 has a superb camera with a new ultrawide-angle lens and the S10 is packed with useful features like a long battery life and bilaterial charging.

Knowing all we know about the iPhone 11 and the Galaxy S10 phones, as well as the information that Google released about the Pixel 4 ahead of its launch, we have a better idea of what the company needs to do for its next flagship to remain competitive and stay ahead of the curve. These are the features the Pixel 4 has to have to be a hit.

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One of the most compelling Pixel 3 features is its Night Sight mode. At the time, the camera mode felt a bit like magic -- it was able to brighten and take clear photos of some of the dimmest and darkest scenes I tested.

While it remains impressive, other phone makers have started to catch up since then. (Their secret? Something called computational photography.) The OnePlus 7 Pro has its own Nightscape mode that, at times, captures low-light images better than the Pixel. Apple also jumped into the game,...
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