Google has launched the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in 2018 which has the best smartphone camera today and yet comes in a one-hand friendly size. It also has large enough screen to satisfy most people. Google Pixel 2 camera still amazes us, and the Pixel 3 builds off of that success with better photo detail and enhanced HDR. The Google Pixel 3 is the ideal smartphone for anyone who cares about photo quality and isn’t satisfied with their phone’s picture-taking abilities today.
The new pixel looks almost the same as its
predecessor, but this time the whole material used on its back is glass. And
between the glass front and back, a metallic frame is sandwiched. The glass
panels used on both sides is the Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The new Pixel device
features a circular fingerprint sensor at the back and nothing much has changed
there. The XL variant of the phone comes
with the 6.3-inch OLED display that features QHD+ 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution
with 18:5:9 aspect ratio. The phone boasts a pixel density of 532ppi with this
resolution. It also comes with a large notch and a generous bezel on the chin,
which makes it really unappealing.
On Google Pixel 3 the notch has been
completely eliminated with 5.5-inch display. It boasts 10% bigger screen over
its predecessor maintaining the same size. At its new size, the Pixel 3 boasts
10% bigger screen over its predecessor maintaining the same size. In terms of
resolution, the smaller one comes with Full HD+ 1080 x 2160 pixels with which
the users can enjoy the contents with the same amount of sharpness like on its
predecessor. Despite the differences in display
size and the resolution, both the new pixel devices share the same
It is powered by
the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and 4GB of RAM. The
chipset has been underclocked to make the device more power efficient. The big
cores are downclocked to 2.5GHz and the little ones to 1.6GHz to save battery
power. Despite the downclock, it does not impact the performance significantly.
There is no option for microSD card expansion.
The camera of Pixel phones has always been a wonderful factor despite having just a single camera. Last year’s pixel devices quite easily outperformed the popular smartphones with dual cameras. The new handsets come with 12.2MP sensor with the aperture of f/1.8 and large 1.4µm pixel size. The camera also has an Optical Image Stabilization which works hand-in-hand with the Electronic Image Stabilization.
Google is depending entirely on the software and AI to get better pictures. When it comes to selfies, Google has also included the Group Selfie Camera, the second camera on the front. The two 8MP cameras provide a normal 75-degree field of view or a 97-degree field of view. The wide-angle lens has a f/2.2 aperture and the normal selfie lens has a f/1.8 aperture.
On the battery front, the Google Pixel 3XL comes with 3,430mAh battery, which is slightly smaller in capacity than its last year’s counterpart. The smaller one or the Pixel 3 features a 2,915mAh battery, which is a slight bump up in size when compared to the Pixel 2.