You want to wirelessly charge the Google Pixel 8 Pro, but is it possible?
Google's 2023 flagship smartphones have burst onto the scene. The more expensive of the two — the Google Pixel 8 Pro — brings in several improvements over last year's Pixel 7 lineup, including better cameras, a brighter display, and a bucket load of AI-powered features, including Best Take and Audio Magic Eraser.
Your Pixel 7a deserves the best defense, and these screen protectors deliver
The Google Pixel 7a may not be the cheapest smartphone on the market, but with nearly flagship-level performance, it's one of the best budget Android phones out there. You'd be hard-pressed to find another smartphone as impressive at its price point. The 7a is the poster child for choosing a new budget phone over an older flagship model.
Nothing Chats' security protocols were seemingly non-existent
Even when it was initially announced, Nothing Chats seemed like a sketchy idea at best. You'll find plenty of methods for bringing iMessage to Android — either by routing messages through your own Mac or through a remote server farm — but a phone manufacturer throwing its weight behind one of these solutions certainly raises the stakes. It only took a few hours following the launch of Nothing Chats for the earliest security concerns to pop up online. Now, just a day after the app hit the Play Store, it seems like the dream of Nothing Chats might be turning into a nightmare.
Android phones that are built to take a beating
It's no secret that inflation is real, and it's reflected in the steep prices of modern smartphones. With some of the best Android phones costing upwards of $1,500, it's more important than ever to protect your investment. Investing in a good phone case is a start, but it's also wise to choose a phone that's capable of withstanding falls and other accidents, especially when you're spending a significant amount of money.
Don't worry about skimping on protection
The Pixel 8 Pro's most notable hardware improvement is the powerful Tensor G3 chip, but the temperature sensor might be the most controversial. It's not as accurate as dedicated temperature sensor devices and is likely a contributing factor to the Pixel 8 Pro's price. However, it's helpful in a pinch if you need to check the temperature of a pan with a couple of taps. But regardless of your opinion on its useability, you won't need to worry about the case on your phone blocking the sensor.
Ready for a new phone? AT&T makes is easy with support for a wide range of Androids and a growing 5G network
Whether you're completely new to AT&T or looking to upgrade your current device, there are plenty of quality options to fit almost any budget. Even though buying an unlocked device is always the best option, smartphone price tags can be staggering. Because of this, AT&T offers carrier financing options that allow you to spread the cost out over time — instead of paying all at once, you pay monthly over 36 months.
Your definitive (and absolutely not subjective) list of the best colors Google has offered
Have you been wondering what the best Google hardware colors of all time are? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Sure, color preference is almost entirely subjective - but to hell with that, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to give you the definitive list. Don’t like our picks? Let us know - but we’ll still be right. In the world of tech there are dominant colors - black, white, silver, and grey. These neutral shades sell well, but they’re hardly inspiring. Add to that the fact our phones, tablets, and headphones are some of the most personal devices we own, and these bland color options don’t help you express your individuality. We even said so much a couple of years ago - Rita El Khoury declared ‘I’m tired of bland, boring flagship phone colors’. Amen, Rita. So forgive us for wanting bolder, brighter color options for our tech. It’s taken a while, but in recent years manufacturers have started showering us with the full rainbow of colors. Google is no different, and even though it started its Nexus, Pixel, and Home lines off with the go-to black and white hues (and a splash of blue), we’ve been treated to a veritable buffet of color in the years since. Here are the best Google has had to offer.
A device worthy of the Fan Edition moniker
When Samsung launched the Galaxy S20 FE in 2020, it blended the best parts of its flagship devices in a more affordable package. While the device made some compromises to get to that $600 price point, it quickly became one of the best affordable Android phones on the market and a fan favorite. When Samsung launched its follow-up, the Galaxy S21 FE, it stumbled out of the gate with its $100 price increase and a delayed launch. This made it shockingly close in price to the superior Galaxy S22 and didn’t offer the same value proposition as its predecessor.
AT&T transfer PINs let you keep your old phone number when switching. Here's how it works
If you're switching from AT&T to another carrier, you need a PIN (Personal Identification Number) to port your number. If you don't get this number transfer PIN at the right time, it could mess up your plans to switch carriers when purchasing a new phone or signing up for a different plan. We have everything you need to know right here.
Amazon's Black Friday deals have started, and we've separated the best from the rest to make shopping as easy as possible
Black Friday is quickly approaching, and many retailers have jumped ahead of the official date by discounting a wide range of items. Amazon has been relatively quiet compared to some of the other major online retailers in the lead-up to Black Friday — Best Buy's Black Friday deals have been advertised for awhile — but that changes now.
Or score the midrange Motorola Razr for just $500
2023 has been a pretty fantastic year for Android phones, but if you wanted to focus on the most exciting devices around, you had to keep your eye on foldables. Sure, the Pixel 8 Pro delivered some excellent improvements over its predecessor, and the Galaxy S23 Ultra is as reliable as ever, but this year's slate of folding phones have proven the tech is here to stay. And while it's easy to focus on Samsung and Google, my favorite devices — foldable or otherwise — actually originated from smaller, lesser-known companies.
Best Buy launches fresh Black Friday deals with big discounts on smartphones, Chromebooks, 4K Smart TVs, and more
Smart speakers starting at just $18, Chromebooks starting at just $129
It's easy to kick back and ignore the early Black Friday deals with the intention of seeking out the "real" discounts on the actual shopping day, but the time for that has essentially passed. With Thanksgiving now less than a week away, many official Black Friday sales have begun, and that means the prices are low, and the quantities are limited. Best Buy, for example, launched a fresh round of deals today, with significant discounts on just about everything in the store. Smart speakers start at just $18, there are smart displays for $50, and Chromebooks as low as $129. We've rounded up our favorite deals for you below.
Save big on new phones for you and your loved ones
If you're looking to upgrade from your aging smartphone, there's no better time than Black Friday. As manufacturers and retailers alike aim to sell as many devices as possible amid the busiest economic quarter of the year, you — as the smart shopper that you are — can take advantage of their desperation and save hundreds on the device that we keep our most important data and connections on. Whether you're after an affordable budget device at an even lower price or you're looking to pick up one of the best Android phones without breaking the bank, Black Friday provides the perfect window.
Save big on Nothing’s second phone
The Nothing Phone 2 is a big step up from the Phone 1. It packs significantly powerful internals with a more premium build and a larger 120Hz 6.7-inch OLED display. Unsurprisingly, these improvements come at a cost, with the Phone 2 starting at $699, making it notably more expensive than its predecessor. At that price, there are better Android phones that offer more value for money. With Black Friday just days away, though, Amazon is taking a whopping 20% off Nothing's second phone, making it a way better option and giving some of the best Android phones a run for their money.
Samsung's refines the middle flagship in some interesting ways
The Galaxy S23+ fits in the same sensible box as its predecessor, with some minor upgrades over the base S23 that could be very much worth it to the right customer. You not only get a larger screen, but a larger battery and faster charging too. it's a well-rounded smartphone and one of the best Android phones for folks who want a larger screen but don't need everything the more expensive S23 Ultra offers. However, does it pack in enough of a punch to make it worth the upgrade for folks toting the 2021 Galaxy S21+?
Everyone's favorite legacy smartphone maker is still at it
Motorola has made a major comeback with its latest flagship phones that can easily compete with the best Android phones on the market. In the past, Motorola was known for producing low-end and midrange phones, but they have now stepped up their game with some really impressive devices.
OnePlus' new foldable is here and these are the deals that'll get your hands on one
The latest foldable to hit the market, the OnePlus Open, has officially landed and is up for grabs for those seeking a premium yet affordable new smartphone. While the phone was teased in July of this year, and officially confirmed in early October, you were only able to preorder OnePlus' new handheld up until this point. Now, OnePlus Black Friday deals are here, making this new device a bargain.
Here's where to score some of Samsung's best devices on sale before Black Friday
We're just one week away from the holiday weekend, and that means Black Friday Samsung deals have finally arrived to give shoppers like you a shot at snagging the brand's best tech on sale. Many Black Friday sales officially kicked off this week, and some have a pretty decent selection of Samsung Black Friday deals to check out. The Best Buy Black Friday sale, for example, brought with it some excellent offers on Samsung's latest tablets, phones, 4K TVs, and more.
Doing everything well, but differently
It's no surprise that the Google Pixel 8 and Apple iPhone 15, which are the flagship releases from each company, present refined user experiences, premium performance, and a slew of advanced, novel features. As you might imagine, they're also about as different as two phones can be. And while this is, in fact, Android Police, we're not in the business of bias — the iPhone's a fantastic device worthy of as much praise as any.
It's time to ditch that SIM card with your Pixel 8
The Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro support eSIM. However, activating your eSIM isn't as simple as the tried-and-tested method of slotting a physical SIM card into your phone. While eSIM support for Pixel phones goes back years, improving the user experience hasn't changed much. This guide will walk you through the process of activating an eSIM on your Pixel 8 phone and migrating an eSIM from an earlier Pixel phone.