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Specs of Google Pixel 3 Lite Leaked

The specs of the much-anticipated Google Pixel 3 Lite has been leaked and if you’ve been wondering how Google defines “budget phones”, then look no further. The specs haven’t been officially verified, so read these specs with a pinch of salt.

OS and Processing Power

The Google Pixel 3 Lite will be running Android 9.0 (Pie), the same with the Google Pixel 3 and XL. However, it will be using a Qualcomm SDM670 Snapdragon 670, while the Pixel 3 and XL uses a Qualcomm SDM 845 Snapdragon 845. The Google Pixel 3 Lite’s CPU will be an Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver) while the Google Pixel 3 and XL uses the Octa-core (4×2.5 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.6 GHz Kryo 385 Silver). For the GPU, the Google Pixel 3 Lite uses the Adreno 615, unlike the Google Pixel 3 and XL which uses Adreno 630.

Memory

All three iterations of the phones have no memory card slot, so keep that in mind when making your purchases. Instead, it has fixed memory capacity, with the Google Pixel 3 Lite’s being 32 GB with 4 GB of RAM. The Google Pixel 3 and XL have bigger storage spaces, both sitting at 64 GB or 128 GB, but thankfully, RAM is the same at 4 GB.

Cameras

For the main camera, the Google Pixel 3 Lite captures photos with a 12.2 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, OIS, dual pixel PDAF, the same camera its bigger brethren shoot with. It has Dual-LED flash, Auto-HDR, and panorama. Taking photos is where similarities among the three stop, as video recording is limited in the Google Pixel 3 Lite to [email protected], not that that’s bad, just that the Google Pixel 3 and XL can shoot videos with [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected], [email protected] (gyro-EIS).

The front-facing camera on the Google Pixel 3 Lite has 8MP, Auto-HDR, and records videos at [email protected] The only difference it has with the Google Pixel 3 and XL is the module, which is 8 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), PDAF, 8 MP, f/2.2, 19mm (ultrawide), no AF for both units.

Battery

The three Pixel 3 phones have the same battery, that being a non-removable Li-Po 2915 mAh battery, however, the Google Pixel 3 Lite will be lacking fast battery charging 9V/2A 18W,
USB Power Delivery 2.0, and QI wireless charging.

Sim

Unlike its bigger siblings that have both the nano-slim card slot and the eSIM, the Lite will only have a nano-sim card slot available.

Display

The Google Pixel 3 Lite will be using an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors instead of the P-OLED capacitive touchscreen that the Google Pixel 3 and XL are using. Display size will be 5.56 inches, similar to the Google Pixel 3 which is 5.5 inches. Resolution still remains the same with the Google Pixel 3 at 1080 x 2160 pixels at an 18:9 ratio.

Sound

The Google Pixel 3 will not come with stereo speaker, unlike the Google Pixel 3 and XL. However, what it has that the other two units don’t is a 3.5mm jack. Now, this is something that some people determine as a necessary for smartphones with the latest ones having cordless earphones. So, once again, keep this in mind when choosing which unit to purchase. Aside from that, all three Google Pixel 3 phones have active noise cancellation with a dedicated microphone.

Connection

WLAN connections will include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, and hotspot. Bluetooth is 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD. It has GPS, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO. It also has NFC. It’s USB port is 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. All three phones share the same specs for connection matters.

Sensors

The Google Pixel 3 Lite similarly will have a fingerprint sensor at its back, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass.

Once again, this is a leaked list of the specs of the Google Pixel 3 Lite; we can’t say for sure this is 100% accurate, but one thing we can say is: if this is what it’ll be, then Google has a really good way of defining “budget phones”.

studio blue ready for a factory reset on the android boot menu
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Hard Reset or Factory Reset a Studio Blu Phone

We have created a video on our YouTube channel that show’s you how to hard reset and factory reset your Studio blu cell phone. In three easy steps.

Step 1: Turn off your Studio blu phone.

Step 2: At the same time, hold the power on button and the volume up button until you get to the Android boot menu.

Step 3: From the android boot menu you can just press the power button again to reset the device or you can use your volume up and down buttons to scroll through the options and choose a factory data reset. Use the power button to make your selection and the up and down volume buttons on the studio blu to go up or down on the boot menu.

hard reset a studio blu cell phone
  Android Boot Menu on Studio Blu Phone

Here is a video we that will show you how to get to the Studio Blu boot menu if you are locked out of your device or you want to perform a hard reset.

 

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If you need your Nokia smartphone repaired, one of the first things our repair techs will ask for is your phone’s model number. There are a couple of ways to find it, but they often require the phone not to be in use, so before giving us a call, try these tips to locate your Nokia model number.

If your phone is functional:

The Lumia series model numbers can be found in the Settings menu. From there choose About, then Phone Information. Your model number will look something like this : Nokia Lumia 920.

On other Nokia phones, access your keypad and type *#0000#. This will display your phone’s model number.

If your phone is not powering on or the display is not visible:

The Lumia series data sticker is located underneath the phone’s SIM tray. Using a SIM key, eject the SIM card and tray. Now, use the SIM key to pull the tray out by inserting it into the hole on the tray’s side and gently pulling it out. Your phone’s model number is on the data label underneath the SIM tray.

On older Nokia phones, the data label is located underneath the battery, on the phone itself. After powering down your phone, remove the back battery cover and take out the battery. The white label should be visible now, as should your phone’s model number.