The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were recently launched and judging from the camera and processor, they are basically the same phone, except for their displays and batteries. Let’s meet the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Key Specs
- Glass on the front and back with an aluminum frame in the middle
- 5-inch with 2160×1080 AMOLED resolution for the Pixel and 6.3-inch with 1,440 x 2,960px resolution for the 3 XL.
- 2MP rear camera with f/1.8, 1/2.55”, 1.4µm, PDAF(dual pixel); 2160p@30 video
- Dual 8MP front camera with f/2.2 wide angle (97-degree) fixed focus, f/1.8 regular angle (75-degree) autofocus
- 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630; Pixel Visual Core; Titan M security module
- 4GB RAM, 64/128GB storage, non-expandable
- Android 9.0 Pie
- 2,915mAh for Google Pixel 3 and 3,430mAh battery for Pixel 3 XL with fast and Wireless Charging
Design and Display
Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL comes with a clean and minimalist design reminiscent of last year’s Google pixel 2. Both the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL are designed with aluminum frame which is protected with corny gorilla glass 5.
Just like the Google Pixel 2, the pixel 3 smartphones have a single camera at the back followed by an LED flash and a fingerprint reader.
Both devices feature a tall OLED panel with 18:9 aspect ratio. The Google Pixel has a screen of 5.5-inch with 1,080 x 2,160px resolution and is without a notch. The bigger Google pixel 3 XL boasts a 6.3-inch screen with 1,440 x 2,960px resolution and up to 532ppi. It, however, comes with a deep notch that houses the dual front cameras and a stereo speaker. Both phones also support HDR, Always On and colour modes.
Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL camera
In the camera side of things, nothing has changed from last year’s pixel 2. There’s a single 12.2MP rear camera with an f/1.8 aperture, OIS, Night Sight, Top Shot, AI system that now helps to pick the best out of several shots.
At the front, you get dual cameras which consist of an 8MP sensors each. A wide-angle 97° lens and a normal 75° lens. Both are digitally stabilized.
Under the hood, the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL are powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset. To conserve battery, Google downclocked the CPU to 2.5GHz for the big cores and 1.6GHz for the little cores.
Internally, they have 4GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB of storage which cannot be expanded further as there is no SD card support. They run on Android 9.0 Pie with stock Android experience. Both phones are now waterproof with an IP68 rating.
Both phones come with a single sim slot, 4G, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0 aptX HD, GPS/GLONASS, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C. Fingerprint sensor (on the back); Stereo speakers at the front.
The battery is another major area the Pixel 3 is differentiated from the 3 XL. The Pixel 3 XL has a 3,430mAh battery capacity while Google Pixel 3 has a 2,915mAh battery. Both phones support wireless charging through the Pixel Stand that charges at 10W. However, the wired charging is faster as it charges at 18W.
Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Price & availability
If you have been searching for when the Google Pixel 3 Phones will be available, which country will get it first and at what price? Then you are on the right page. Pre-orders have already started in all markets to get the phones, except for India and Taiwan.
If you are in the US, the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL will retail for around $800 and $900 respectively while in the UK, the Pixel 3 will cost between £739-£839 and the Pixel 3 XL will go for around £869-£969. In Europe, the Pixel 3 will set you back €860 for the 64GB variant and €960 for the 128GB one. The Pixel 3 XL is €960 and €1,060 respectively.
- Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Price in Australia: From AUD1,199-AUD1,349
- Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Price in the USA: $799-$899
- Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Price in the UK: £739-£869
- Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Price in India: INR71,000-INR83,000
- Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Price in Germany: €849-€949
- Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Price in Canada: CAD999-CAD 1,129
- Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Price in Italy: €899-€999
- Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Price in Spain: €849-€949
- Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Price in Japan: JPY95,000-JPY119,000
- Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Price in Singapore: SGD1,249-SGD1,399
- Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Price Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL Price in France: €859-€959
- Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Price in Taiwan: To be updated
- Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Price in Ireland: €899-€999
The Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL will be available first in the UK, US, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, Ireland, India and Canada. So let’s talk about the price of Google Pixel 3 smartphones. A check on the Taiwanese Google store doesn’t reveal how much the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will cost.
The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will be available in the countries listed above in 3-4 week’s time