What’s your take on the Pixel 3’s slow camera?


Checking in with our forum members.

Last week, Andrew published an opinion piece titled, "I’m fed up with the Google Pixel 3’s horrendously slow camera." While I highly recommend you give it a read if you haven’t already, the gist of the article is that, while the Pixel 3’s camera is among the best we’ve ever seen, its slow performance can make it a downright pain to use.

With that now out in the open, we wanted to get some feedback from our readers to see if they’ve experienced anything similar.

Here’s what a few of you said via the Android Central forums.

01-05-2019 12:46 PM

I have double tapped the power button and missed the photo I was going for because the camera was slow to open.


01-05-2019 01:44 PM

My camera app was fast out of the box. After a couple months I felt like it was lagging. When Andrew’s post came out I decided to time my camera. It was about 1.5 seconds from launch (either double tap power button or app shortcut on the home screen). Following the advice of a comment on the article I cleared the camera app cache. Since then I’m under one second from launch to capture.


01-05-2019 02:52 PM

My camera has been horribly slow. Even after factory reset. Takes 2 to three seconds to start the app and then 4 to 6 seconds to snap the pic after….. After clearing cache, it works great for about 20 minutes, then it’s back to being slow


Reg Robinson
01-05-2019 08:17 PM

My Pixel 3 is not having the same camera lag issue that Andrew’s is having, but I trust him. My wife has had to do two warranty swaps on her Pixel 3 while mine has been just fine. I’m not sure that quality control is doing the best job in the Pixel 3 assembly building.


How about you? Have you experienced any performance issues with the Pixel 3’s camera?

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January 7, 2019 at 03:40AM