Google Fi’s Phone subscription gets you a Pixel 5a, device protection for $15/month – By Abner Li 9to5Google
Besides the Google Store, the only other stateside retailer selling the Pixel 5a with 5G is Google Fi. You can buy the Pixel 5a directly through the MVNO, or take advantage of Google Fi Phone subscription.
9 Reasons You Should Buy a Pixel 5a Over the iPhone SE – By Jake Peterson Lifehacker
The Pixel 5a with 5G (which, let’s be real, we’re all just going to call “the 5a”) is Google’s latest “budget” smartphone. At $449, it isn’t cheap, but it’s far more affordable than other flagship devices. Of course, Apple has a budget phone of its own in the iPhone SE. If you’re in the market for a ~$400 smartphone, there are at least nine reasons you might want to go with Google over Apple.
7 Cool Pixel Features You Can’t Get on Other Android Phones – By David Nield gizmodo-com.cdn.ampproject.org
The Google Pixel series of phones hasn’t really caught the imagination or attracted the sort of sales in the same way that its big-name Android rivals have, but Google actually introduced Android features first on its Pixel lineup. Here are a few of the most important Pixel exclusives that make it more tempting to buy one—besides the obvious advantage of getting access to new Android software before anyone else.
Google Pixel phones stop charging at 80% to improve battery health in certain scenarios – By Ben Schoon 9to5Google
Battery technology nowadays generally means that a phone will last a couple of years before longevity issues start to set in. However, a known trick to extend battery health is to stop charging around 80% capacity, and that’s something Google has quietly been doing on Pixel phones in some situations.
Lesson Learned: I Gave Up My Pixel for a Galaxy S21 and I Hate It – By Suzanne Humphries www-reviewgeek-com.cdn.ampproject.org
Although Google’s Pixel smartphones typically aren’t the most powerful, they consistently pack the most intuitive and thoughtful software on the market. So, what on Earth was I thinking when I traded in my Pixel 4a for Samsung’s terrible Galaxy S21?
June Pixel Feature Drop: Astrophotography video, Photos Locked Folder, and more – By Abner Li 9to5Google
The June update for Pixel phones is coming later than usual this month, but it does bring a Feature Drop that’s more packed than recent releases. Highlights include the ability to take Astrophotography timelapses and a Locked Folder for Google Photos.
Forget the Camera, the Real Google Pixel Superpower Is Phone Calls – By Cameron Summerson Review Geek
While talking on the phone might not be as cool as it once was, Google has done a lot to make the call experience less awful on Pixel devices. Experimental features like Call Screening and Assistant’s Hold for Me have fundamentally changed the way I use my phone over the last year or so. I don’t want to live without them now.
7 Pixel camera tricks you probably forget to use – By JR Raphael Android Police
Google’s Pixel phones have exceptional cameras — but hey, you’re a smart, savvy, and unusually attractive Android Police reader. You already know that, right?
5 reasons the Pixel 4a should be your next device [Video] – By Damien Wilde 9to5Google
The Pixel 5a is most definitely on the horizon, but until such a time as Google unveils the next affordable Android, the Pixel 4a is still a superb smartphone stuffed full of awesome features.
YubiKey 5C NFC review: Everybody should have one of these – By Taylor Kerns Android Police
If you’re at all serious about online security, you’re sure to have at least a passing familiarity with two-factor authentication, or 2FA. Single-use codes sent in text messages or emails are probably the most common type of 2FA, but there are more secure methods. The YubiKey 5C NFC facilitates several of those methods in a small, affordable package: at 55 bucks, it’s a pretty fantastic little gadget. Honestly, everybody should have one of these things.
December Pixel Feature Drop: Everything new! – By 9to5Google youtube.com VIDEO
All of the new features that have come with the latest Google Pixel Feature Drop
December Pixel Feature Drop hands-on w/ all new features! – By Damien Wilde 9to5google.com
The latest Pixel Feature Drop has arrived alongside the December 2020 security patch, which means new features, some refinements, and a little added flair for your eligible Google Pixel device – so we’ve gone hands-on.
Holiday 2020: The Best Affordable Phones – By Eric Schoon reviewgeek.com
A shiny new phone is sure to be a gift that anyone can appreciate. The issue is, there are a lot of extravagantly expensive phones on the market today. While these phones may receive a lot of attention, they’re hardly your only options for gifts this year. And to prove that, we selected five phones that all cost under $500 which would make excellent gifts for those in need of a new phone.
How to Adjust Photo Lighting with Google Photos on Pixel – By Joe Fedewa howtogeek.com
Lighting is, arguably, the most important ingredient when it comes to taking a good photo. If you have a Pixel phone, you can fix lighting after the fact with a feature in Google Photos called Portrait Light.
Pixel 4a Hidden Features – TIPS & TRICKS You Need To KNOW! – HotshotTek youtube.com VIDEO
Every tips and tricks, some hidden features that any new or current Pixel 4a owner needs to know about their smartphone.