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XDA_RealLifeReview

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Say "cheese", then rate this thread to express how photos taken with the Google Pixel 3a come out. A higher rating indicates that photos offer rich color (without over-saturating), sharp detail (with all subjects in-focus), and appropriate exposure (with even lighting).

Then, drop a comment if you have anything to add!
 

PGHammer

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Say "cheese", then rate this thread to express how photos taken with the Google Pixel 3a come out. A higher rating indicates that photos offer rich color (without over-saturating), sharp detail (with all subjects in-focus), and appropriate exposure (with even lighting).

Then, drop a comment if you have anything to add!
Pixels in general take the best pictures out there - and I am not just referring to my 3a. Mom has a refurbished Original Pixel; the only difference is she did not follow me to dark mode. I updated to 7.1 Camera app today; she will follow tomorrow because she is even pickier about pictures than I am. (She is not used to having a top tier camera in her phone any more than I am; the reality that - as long as our Camera apps match, our pictures will, is a decided boggle factor.)
 

sic0048

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Is it me or did the quality go down a bit since the 2 last camera app updates?

The last camera update was nearly two months ago. I just wanted to check to make sure you are referring to actual camera updates, and not the monthly OS updates.

Personally I have not seen any difference.
 

Tomar777

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Nov 10, 2016
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The last camera update was nearly two months ago. I just wanted to check to make sure you are referring to actual camera updates, and not the monthly OS updates.

Personally I have not seen any difference.

Yes i mean camera updates, from 7.1 to 7.3... feels like there's more noise in low light/difficult scenes....
Its not noticeable on the phone, but on pc edit, i also saw a few people complaining for it in Reddit.
Maybe its just my idea... thanks for your answer.
 

sainiridu

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Here is an astro shot(slightly edited).See on full brightness.
 

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Tomar777

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the only thing that annoys me is the white balance some times at lower light situations...
I also detect more noise in shadows on difficult scenes f.e portrait with sunset backgound.