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Due to one key feature of Google Assistant – the Daily Briefing – I’ve not only gotten used to saying ‘good morning’ upon waking without even touching the phone, but I’ve listened to the Assistant’s built-in podcast player that only plays a curated list of news shows. The last two days saw over an hour of news brief listening in the morning – which actually registers on the battery usage tally.

Before we get deeper into Google Assistant, we have the other marquee feature of the Pixel XL – the camera, which is a 12.3MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture and a front facing unit shooting 8MP. While the cameras of the Pixel phones might look very similar to the Nexus 6P on paper, there are a few key enhancements that we’ve already noticed and thoroughly enjoy.

First of all, the app is the same Google Camera that you may already be used to from the Nexus and the Google Play Store, meaning that it is a simple to use, auto interface without manual controls. Modes include Panorama and Lens blur, with Slow Motion available at 120fps at 1080p resolution.

HDR is now HDR+, a version of color and contrast enhancement that is technically always on. Though the option will show HDR+ Auto, most pictures show processing of HDR+ when they are accessed in the gallery immediately after shooting. Pictures are already well rendered, but having the HDR+ add that little extra bit will make for pretty consistently pleasing photos. That said, HDR+ does do a good job of adding some extra vibrancy to photos while bringing down the highlights in any picture that has a blown out area like the sun soaked sky. And the best part about the HDR+ is that it has basically no shutter lag – in only a few photos did I notice a small amount of processing after hitting the shutter.

Which brings us to the other main feature of the cameras – video stabilization. The camera of the Pixel XL does not come with optical image stabilization and instead relies on analysis of the gyroscope while recording and software based post-stabilization. One immediate positive feature of this electronic image stabilization is that it is available while recording 4K video, which is not a feature commonly found on current Android phones. However, it is very common for software stabilization to lead to weird warping of a video and the dreaded ‘jello effect’ that Google hopes their version of stabilization will remedy.

Google Pixel XL vs Galaxy Note 7

Google Pixel and Pixel XL vs the competition

So, before scoring the phone on its own merits, we will leave this initial review at this thought: if the rest of Android did not exist and the Google Pixel stood on its own, it would be one of the best phones we’ve ever seen or used. Unfortunately for the Pixel, the rest of Android undoubtedly offers more and for far better prices across the board. But the Pixel damn near perfects the basics where plenty of Android phones inexplicably falter. And for the first outing of the Pixel, Google has so far done a damn good job.

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Pixel 3 Xl Camera Review: Simply The Best

Ever since Google scrapped the Nexus series to make way for the premium Pixel lineup that could challenge iPhones, it has taken cameras and smartphone photography very seriously. So much so that the Pixel series has become synonymous with great cameras – it’s in the name after all.

In terms of hardware, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL use the same 12.2MP camera on the back as last year but Google has shown a significant improvement when it comes to image processing as well as the computational photography powering the Pixel phones. On the front, there is now a dual camera setup comprising an 8MP primary sensor with autofocus and another 8MP sensor but for wide-angle selfies. We’ll talk about these cameras in separate sections.

Pixel 3 XL Camera Performance

Here’s my take on the camera performance of the Pixel 3 XL in different scenarios, starting with daylight.


Under strong or usable amount of natural lighting, the Pixel 3 XL ensures that most of the detail in the frame remain intact. The Pixel 3 is great at capturing accurate pictures; all areas of the images are not only well lit, but the color reproduction also falls in line with what you are seeing.

You can confidently pull the Pixel 3 XL out of your pocket and jump straight to the camera for taking great and highly detailed shots, with the best dynamic range, without having to find the best settings.

Indoors & Nightlight

While most smartphones start gasping for air when you want a picture in low light, Pixel 3 XL relishes the challenge. Surprisingly, I found the Pixel 3 XL to illuminate the images with more light than what my eyes could see on the viewfinder.

Some night images have a lot of noise in the images, but in most cases, the low-light photos turned out really well.

Portrait Shots

Ever since Apple first introduced the feature with the iPhone 7, artificial background blurring or portrait effect (also known as bokeh) has become an important fad for smartphone makers. Smartphone cameras are evaluated and ranked on their abilities to capture the accurate bokehs and the Pixel 3 XL simply excels in this area.

The Pixel 3 and 3 XL have a very reliable portrait mode, with a high degree of accuracy when it comes to detecting edges. This is impressive especially because Pixel 3 XL sticks to a single camera on the back unlike the host of smartphones that have blindly jumped the dual camera bandwagon aping Apple.

Selfies in Daylight

Moving to the front camera, Pixel 3 XL’s dual camera setup is not always in use and is dedicated to wide-angle selfies. So essentially, this can be treated as a single camera too with the nearly similar capabilities as the one on the back. Autofocus on the front is a welcome addition which helps ensure that the faces are in focus.

Selfies in Low/Indoor Light

At night, there is a visible drop in the amount of detail, and there’s some noise in these images, but the results are still much better than many other smartphones.

Wide-Angle Selfies

Portrait Selfies

The Pixel 3 XL offers a uniform portrait experience even when you’re using the front camera. In most lighting conditions, the smartphone captures crisp portrait selfies. These shots are almost perfect when it comes to daylight shots but the performance at night is compelling too.

Portrait selfies at night may lack the same finesse as we see during the day but the edges are easily detected and there is minimal bleeding, but the overall quality depends on the contrast between the foreground and the background.

Super Res Zoom

The Pixel 3 XL has 8X digital zoom and uses OIS as well as data from your shakes to give you as crisp an image as possible despite the magnification. Google’s AI picks up your shakes and uses the data from these to give you the final image. The result is 8X zoom that’s not entirely unusable as would be the case

This technology captures sufficient detail even in shots taken at 8X. While I cannot say the same for low light, the fact that it at least captures some details at all at 8X during the night is not short of impressive.


The feature is a step further from the AR Stickers in the Pixel 2, as some of the new stickers including Iron Man imitate your facial expressions and hand gestures. The only limitation is that despite top-of-the-line hardware, the Pixel 3 XL starts lagging when there are more than two persons in the frame.


Top Shot & Motion Auto Focus

With Motion Auto Focus, the camera keeps a tagged subject in focus as you move the viewfinder around, which is very handy for kids or pets.

Night Sight

At the launch event, Google talked about another feature which will be coming to the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL later this year. Called “Night Sight”, the feature will help you capture detailed shots in low light without using any external light or flash. We will know for sure how this works when the update rolls out.


However, if you’re okay with shooting at 30fps, you might be delighted to learn about the Fused Video Stabilization feature on the Pixel 3 XL which uses a blend of OIS and EIS to keep the video stable on the rear camera.

Pixel 3 XL vs iPhone XS vs Galaxy Note 9 vs Huawei P20 Pro


P20 Pro, on the other hand, goes for the overkill by artificially enhancing the saturation to create a more “contrast-ey” photo. Overall, I think the Pixel 3 XL has the truest colors and the most natural tone of them all.


In situations, when there’s a mix of natural and artificial lighting, the Pixel 3 does an excellent job of retaining detail while the iPhone XS again unnecessarily overexposes the shot light, which robs the image of that high dynamic range look.

The Galaxy Note 9 and the P20 Pro don’t make a dent in the Pixel 3 either; while the former has washed out colors, P20 Pro tries to get that cool HDR look but fails hard in the darker areas of the scene. Again, the Pixel 3 XL clearly takes the win.


At night, the Galaxy Note 9 takes the lead when it comes to how much light it captures and this can be attributed to the bigger aperture in the main camera, which automatically adjusts in low light. Likewise, the iPhone XS also manages to capture enough light in this scene.

Portrait Shots

I need not talk too much about this because we have a clear winner here. The Pixel 3 XL is simply much better than its rivals at capturing detail, contrast and the colors. It does not go haywire with saturation and manages excellent edge detection.

The Galaxy Note 9 and the P20 Pro oversmoothen the skin and that is simply not appealing to me. Lastly, the iPhone XS is unable to reproduced the natural tones that Pixel 3 does so well. It’s a little too aggressive on the saturation, and again overexposes the scene by adding more warmth.


In the case of portrait selfies, too, the Pixel 3 XL is much better than the peers. The iPhone XS holds its own here, but the color reproduction is disappointing throughout the scene. In contrast, Note 9 goes for a cooler tinge, while the P20 Pro is still making me feel weak in my knees (not in a good way).

Google Pixel 3: Slaying The Competition

The Pixel 3 XL is clearly the leader in the smartphone photography game, and even outperforms the ultra-expensive iPhone XS Max. As evident from the shots above, the other two devices in the competition are well behind the Pixel 3.

Notably, the Pixel 3 has no ‘Pro mode’ but I can confidently say that’s not needed at all for this phone. This is not to say that the other devices are bad at taking pictures, but the Pixel 3 XL is clearly better and by a lot.

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Pixel Watch: Google Officially Launches Its First

The day Pixel fans have been eagerly waiting to see for years is finally here! Google has officially launched its first-ever smartwatch, aptly named the Pixel Watch, today. First shown off alongside the Pixel 7 series at Google I/O 2023 earlier this year, the Pixel Watch features a premium design, health features on par with Apple Watch 8, Wear OS 3 with new features, and more.

Pixel Watch: Specifications

Designed and built by Google, the first iteration of the Pixel Watch looks premium and is feature-rich. It features a circular dome-shaped display, which is a 1.2-inch AMOLED panel, with always-on display (AOD) functionality and 3D Corning Gorilla Glass. Finally, Google is claiming that the dome design “makes the bezel visually disappear” but let’s talk more about it.

As we have seen in the numerous leaks ahead of today’s launch, the Pixel Watch has huge bezels (5.5mm, as per a recent leak) around the circular display. It has been the talk on the internet ever since, so we have got to mention it. Now, the dark UI of Wear OS might hide the bezels and make the display/UI feel cohesive, but it will likely be an eyesore in outdoor use. The bezels on the Pixel Watch even put older Moto 360 watches to shame.

The Pixel Watch supports three stainless steel finishes: black, silver, and gold. As for the straps, the watch supports a twist-and-lock mechanism that securely holds the bands in place. You can choose from among four different band styles – the standard active band, the Stretch and Woven band for comfort, and Metal and Leather bands for that classic, premium look.

Google started reworking the Wear OS experience with Wear OS 3 (first seen on the Galaxy Watch 4) earlier last year. It has since added several new features to its smartwatch operating system, moving up to Wear OS 3.5 last month. Today, Google has introduced other new features to set the Pixel Watch apart from its partner’s offerings.

Pixel Watch runs Wear OS 3.5 with a host of Google apps, including Google Maps, Google Assistant, Google Photos, and more out of the box. You get a new Google Home app that lets you control your smart home from your wrist. You also get access to the Play Store to get your favorite apps like Spotify, Line, Adidas Running, and more.

Moving on to the health features, Google is using the expertise of its in-house Fitbit team to offer you top-notch and proven hardware on the Pixel Watch. It bundles this hardware with a new Fitbit app that takes care of all your health tracking needs. You can use this app for step tracking, continuous heart rate and sleep monitoring, and checking up on your recent workout sessions.

As for the battery life, Google claims that the Pixel Watch will easily last you a full day (up to 24 hours) on a single charge. There’s a 294 mAh battery onboard here. The charging needs here are handled by a USB-C magnetic charging puck, much like the Apple Watch.

Price and Availability

The Pixel Watch will be available in two variants: one Wi-Fi-only variant and the other with Wi-Fi + 4G LTE connectivity. Check out the prices for both variants right here:

Pixel Watch (Wi-Fi) – $349 (~Rs 28,999)

Pixel Watch (Wi-Fi + 4G) – $399 (~Rs 32,599)

While the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro have launched in India today, there is currently no official word on whether Google’s smartwatch will find its way to Indian shores or not. So stay tuned for more information. Until then, let us know if you will think Pixel Watch could compete with the Galaxy Watch and other Wear OS watches in the market.

Google Pixel 3 Camera Shootout

Manhattan skyline – wide

The P20 Pro has a 3x optical zoom while the iPhone Xs Max, LG V40 and Note 9 all have 2x optical. The Pixels use digital zoom only. As you might expect, the 3x optical zoom on the P20 Pro reveals far more detail on the Empire State Building’s spire and it is the only camera to clearly recreate the horizontal lines on the building at the base of the Empire State. Looking at the 2x optical devices, the Note 9 and iPhone Xs Max are the best up close, producing very similar results. The Note 9 manages slightly better detail and better contrast than the iPhone.

When zooming, the Pixels struggle due to the lack of a secondary lens – but are still comparable to the LG V40 which has a 2x lens.

The Pixels struggle without a secondary lens, but their images are still comparable to the LG V40 (which has one). The Pixel 3 has significantly less noise than the Pixel 2 and resolves more detail, as seen in the glass building at the base of the Empire State. The Pixel 3’s processing starts to wade into P20 Pro territory with artificial sharpness replacing the noisy realism of the Pixel 2. I prefer this approach — less noise and sharper detail — but it likely won’t please fans of previous Pixels. The V40 is again quite muddy with plenty of artifacts surrounding the buildings.


This colorful mural of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat reveals a lot about how each camera saturates color. Looking at the yellow triangle in the center, the iPhone and Pixels saturate it a lot, while the P20 Pro (with Master AI enabled) sits at the other end of the spectrum. The iPhone and Pixels saturate to the same degree but the Pixel 3 plucks out slightly greater texture on the wall. In terms of realism, I’d say it’s a close race between these three phones. The Note 9 exhibits a metric ton of detail — it’s actually too much — by unrealistically enhancing the edges of every single part of the wall.

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Diner interior

The window is where things get interesting. The Pixel 3 is by far the best here, capturing the most realistic and detailed scene. The Pixel 2 is more blown out and demonstrates far less dynamic range. The P20 Pro is less detailed, but still quite realistic. The iPhone has better clarity but the flat coloring generates a bizarre otherworldly scene. Once again, the V40’s aggressive processing produces a comically bizarre-looking result. The Note 9 is just plain fuzzy.

As for the third factor (the back of the bench), this is a clear way to distinguish dynamic range capabilities. The more detail and better exposed this shaded area is, the more a phone can do to level out exposure in a scene with multiple light levels. The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 2 are the obvious winners here, with a wider well-exposed area and more texture in the details. The HUAWEI P20 Pro follows with fair quality, but the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, LG V40, and iPhone Xs Max fail miserably. Balancing out the glasses against the window and the bench, the Pixel 3 is the clear winner here.

Evening exterior

At first glance, the street scene at dusk shows just how far low light performance and noise reduction has come. There’s still plenty of light in this scene though and it proves tricky for more than a few of these phones. The P20 Pro does the best job of not blowing out the shop’s interior, though it leans heavily on processing to define features around the neon open sign to the right of the open door. The V40 and Note 9 follow not too far behind. While the Pixel 2, Pixel 3 and iPhone Xs Max all blow out the interior highlights, all three show much greater detail on the shelves inside. The three results are almost indistinguishable up close.

The Note 9 resolves the least detail on the white window ledges at the top of the building and is much darker than the other shots. The V40 doesn’t capture much more detail on the ledges but does lighten up the left side of the building noticeably. The P20 Pro provides marginally better detail, but only the Pixels and the iPhone offered realistic-looking detail, where we can clearly make out the brickwork. The iPhone exhibits less noise in this area, however, and overall comes out on top.

The P20 Pro provides marginally better detail but it isn’t until you get to the Pixels and iPhone that realistic-looking detail is visible.

One more subject I would like to touch on is motion blur. Because these shots are taken in the dark, the shutter speed usually needs to slow down, which might affect the image if there are moving objects or you just happen to have shaky hands. The LG V40 and Samsung Galaxy Note 9 can’t manage freezing the moving cars, for example. This would look cool if done on purpose and the shutter speed was even slower, but it just looks like a mishap here. For these specific photos, much of the detail is lost. This could be simple over-softening, though.

Portrait mode

New building

Fruit and vegetable stand

All six phones did a great job with the produce stand at night, mainly differing in saturation and white balance. Looking at the pickles and tomatoes on the corner, the Pixel 3 does a much better job than the Pixel 2, handling both the highlights on the tomatoes and detail on the pickles better. There’s also a bit less noise. The iPhone handles the highlights well too, but doesn’t get as much detail as the Pixel 3. The V40 is a little soft and washed out, but not terribly so. The Note 9 produces a slightly more lively palette, but lacks details on the pickles. The P20 Pro processes too hard as usual, with too much contrast and no real detail.

Dynamic range is important in night time photography (especially when artificial light is present). With darkness and harsh lights, shadows are tough to deal with. To see performance in this matter just look at that shadow under the shelf above the pickles, right below the watermelon in the center. How much can you see down there?

All six phones did a great job of the fruit and veg stand at night, but I’m giving this one to the Pixel 3.

The HUAWEI P20 Pro’s aggressive approach to crushing blacks performs the worst in this area. The contrast is too high, so the shaded area is almost totally blacked out. The iPhone Xs seems to do pretty well at this, and the Pixel 3 is probably the next best contender. The other phones provide varying degrees of OK.

Looking at the top left corner of the shot, the P20 Pro again crushes the blacks in the hanging flowers and is altogether too contrasty. The Note 9 and Pixel 2 get a little noisy on the white underside of the roof but both offer similar levels of detail. The iPhone displays less noise than the Note 9 or Pixel 2. The V40 does a surprisingly good job in this section, with little noise and good detail, but the contrasty processing lets it down a bit, producing an unrealistic effect under scrutiny. The Pixel 3 produces less noise and more detail than the Pixel 2 in this section and is altogether a more balanced and pleasing result overall. I’m giving this one to the Pixel 3.

Low light bar interior

The bar interior shows just how far smartphone cameras have come in low light situations.

The iPhone struggles to bring out the alcohol bottles on the bottom shelf but is arguably more authentic looking than some. The Pixel 2 lightens things up a bit but is again quite noisy. The Pixel 3 reduces that visible grain and adds a little sharpening for better definition without going overboard. The Note 9 has a natural look in this area, even with the yellowish white balance. However, it can’t produce as much detail as the P20 Pro, which for a change doesn’t overdo the processing. As expected, the V40 does, and ends up looking a little cartoonish. All in all, every phone did great in this very tricky situation but I’m giving this one to the Pixel 3 as well.


The story the images above tell is pretty consistent. For starters, each phone performed very well across a variety of different scenarios, barring perhaps the LG V40. These days you need to really nitpick a flagship phone’s camera to claim it’s significantly better than the rest — they’re all just that good.

Next: Here’s what the Pixel 3’s Night Sight can do

Oppo N1 Mini Hands On, Initial Review, Photos And Video

Oppo N1 Mini Quick Specs

Display Size: 5 Inch HD IPS LCD, 1280 x720 resolution, 294 PPI

Processor: 1.6 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor with Adreno 305 GPU


Software Version: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean based Color OS

Camera: 13 MP camera, Capable of FWVGA, 1080P video recording

Secondary Camera: rear swivel camera doubles as front camera as well

Internal Storage:  16 GB

External Storage: No

Battery: 2140 mAh

Connectivity:  HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, Micro USB 2.0

Oppo N1 Mini Unboxing, Hands on Review, Price, Camera, Features, Comparison with N1 and Overview[Review]

Design, Build and Display

As you can observe, the design is identical to Oppo N1, but the Mini variant is easily manageable, more pocket friendly and light in weight, without making any compromises. The swivel camera is nicely built and smooth in operations. Oppo has paid attention to minute details and we really like the build quality on the device. You can also choose from light blue, lemon yellow (will arrive later) and White variants. Speaker Grill, Micro USB and Audio jack are all present at the bottom.

Processor and RAM

Instead of Snapdragon 600, the mini variant employs 1.6 GHz Snapdragon 400 cortex A7 processor with Adreno 305 GPU, similar to what we saw in HTC Desire 816. The processor is in no way a slouch but is shadowed by availability of Snapdragon 800 in phones like Nexus 5, Gionee Elife E7 and Xiaomi Mi3 for same or lesser price.

Camera and Internal Storage

The 13 MP swivel camera is indeed better than what we saw on Oppo N1. The 13 MP sensor can also shoot 24 MP shots, a software trickery it borrows from Oppo Find 7 & 7a. We don’t see ourselves using it much on day to day basis but it’s another cool feature to have. The camera app is standard Color OS app same as that in Oppo N1. It definitely challenges the HTC Desire 816 camera which is also pretty good.

Internal storage is 16 GB and unfortunately this is not expandable. This is another drawback at this price point as 16 GB runs out quite fast and this doesn’t make it an ideal device for heavy users.

User Interface and Battery

User interface is color OS on top of Android 4.3 jelly bean. It’s not android Kitkat and you won’t get optional ART runtime, but it still comes with FSTRIM for better storage management. On user end, the software is heavily customized with color ROM offering several options, but whether or not you like it will be depended on your taste.

Oppo N1 Mini Photo Gallery

Conclusion and Price

Oppo N1 Mini is a well built decent smartphone which successfully transfers Oppo N1 experience to a not so mini 5 inch variant, but it is not for everyone. The price isn’t very aggressive but even with presence of Nexus 5 and Elife E7 in the vicinity, Oppo N1 Mini has a build that will tempt you to prefer it over others. A slightly better display and expandable storage or perhaps a lower price tag would have made the device more attractive. It will be available for 26,990 initially starting from today.

How To Turn Off Or Restart The Google Pixel 7 And Pixel 7 Pro

The Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are incredible flagship smartphones. They are definitely worth considering if you are a fan of the Pixel cameras and the stock Android experience. While they are good phones, you’d find that it is rather convoluted to actually turn off the phone due to decisions that do not make good sense. If you are stuck trying to figure out how to shut down or restart the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, follow one of the methods listed in this article.

Why can’t you switch off the Pixel 7 by long pressing the power button?

On the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, you can no longer turn the phone off conventionally by simply pressing down on the power button. Yes, doing so will not switch off the phone anymore, but it will wake up Google Assistant instead. This can be extremely annoying for new users who are used to the more simple power button shut down.

On phones launched with Android 12 and above, manufacturers can choose to wake up the virtual assistant on the device, instead of opening the power menu. If they choose to do so, the manufacturer typically renames the “Power off” button to “Side button” to be in line with this change.

Switch off the Pixel 7 using the button combo

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To quickly switch off your Google Pixel 7 or 7 Pro, follow these simple steps:

Locate the side button and the volume down button:

The side button is the smaller button above the longer volume button.

The volume button is the long button on the right side of the phone (when the screen is facing you). The volume down button is the lower half of this long button.

Press them together and hold for about 3-5 seconds. This will open up the power menu on your screen.

Remapping the side key to open the power menu

If you’d like to revert to the older behavior where pressing the side key opens the power menu, you can thankfully do so quite easily. Just follow the steps below:

Now, every time you long press the Side key on your Pixel 7, it will open the power menu.

Use the Quick Settings menu

Google includes a power menu shortcut in the Quick Settings menu, which you can use as an alternative if you don’t want to remember the button combination.

Swipe down once on your homescreen to open the notification shade. Swipe down again to open the Quick Settings menu.

In the bottom right corner, you will see a power icon.

Tap the power icon, and it will open the power menu.

Use Google Assistant to turn the phone off

Google Assistant can also invoke the power menu on the Pixel 7 series for you.

Wake Google Assistant by either pressing the Side key, or using the “Hey Google” default wake word.

Say “Turn off my phone,” “Switch off,” or “Restart my phone.”

Force-restart an unresponsive Pixel 7

If your Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro is unresponsive, it would be difficult to initiate any of the above steps. In such a situation, you can force-restart the device.

Locate the side button and the volume down button.

Press them together and hold them for about 15 seconds.

Your phone will give a short vibration, and the display will turn off. This will be followed by the splashscreen and the boot animation, indicating a successful force restart. You will soon boot into your phone’s homescreen as you would on a regular restart.

If force-restarting your phone lands you in a bootloop — i.e. you keep looping back to the splash screen and boot animation repeatedly without reaching the homescreen — then your phone needs further troubleshooting. You can try some of these common Pixel 7 fixes for your problem.

We hope these solutions have helped you learn how you can quickly turn off or restart the Pixel 7. If you just bought one of these for yourself, do check out some recommended cases for the Pixel 7 and some good cases for the Pixel 7 Pro too.


The power off button has been renamed to “side key” on the Pixel 7. To power off the device, long press the side key and the volume down button.

You can either choose the Restart option in the power menu or shut down the device and power it up again.

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