Google Pixel 3 and 3XL
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Google Pixel 3 and 3XL

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.

Google Pixel 3 and 3XL
Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL

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 features. 

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.

Google Pixel 3 and 3XL Full Specifications

General

  Pixel 3 Pixel 3 XL
Brand Google Google
Model Pixel 3 Pixel 3 XL
Launch Date November 1, 2018 (Official) November 1, 2018 (Official)
Operating System Android v9.0 (Pie) Android v9.0 (Pie)
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM, GSM Single SIM, GSM
SIM Size SIM1: Nano SIM1: Nano
Network 4G: Available, 3G: Available, 2G: Available 4G: Available, 3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Quick Charging Yes Yes

Design

Height 145.6 mm  158 mm
Width 68.2 mm 76.7 mm
Thickness 7.9 mm 7.9 mm
Weight 148 grams 184 grams
Colours Clearly White, Just Black, Not Pink Just Black, Not Pink , Clearly White
Waterproof Water resistant, IPX8 Water resistant, IPX8
Ruggedness Dust proof Dust proof

Display

Display Type OLED OLED
Screen Size 5.5 inches (13.97 cm) 6.3 inches (16 cm)
Screen Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels 1440 x 2960 pixels
Aspect Ratio 18:9 18.5:9
Bezel-less display Yes Yes with notch
Pixel Density 439 ppi 522 ppi
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass v5 Corning Gorilla Glass v5
Touch Screen Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio (calculated) 78.62 % 83.49 %

Performance

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Processor Octa core (2.5 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385 + 1.6 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385) Octa core (2.5 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385 + 1.6 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385)
Architecture 64 bit 64 bit
Graphics Adreno 630 Adreno 630
RAM 4 GB 4 GB

Camera

MAIN CAMERA
Resolution 12.2 MP Primary Camera 12.2 MP Primary Camera
Sensor CMOS image sensor CMOS image sensor
Autofocus Phase Detection autofocus, Dual Pixel autofocus Phase Detection autofocus, Dual Pixel autofocus
Physical Aperture F1.8 F1.8
Optical Image Stabilisation Yes Yes
Flash Dual LED Flash Dual LED Flash
Image Resolution 4032 x 3024 Pixels 4032 x 3024 Pixels
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control Exposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting Modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR) Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Touch to focus, Face detection Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Touch to focus, Face detection
Video Recording 3840×2160 @ 30 fps, 1920×1080 @ 60 fps, 1280×720 @ 240 fps 3840×2160 @ 30 fps, 1920×1080 @ 60 fps, 1280×720 @ 240 fps
FRONT CAMERA
Resolution 8 MP + 8 MP Dual Front Cameras 8 MP + 8 MP Dual Front Cameras
Autofocus Yes Yes
Physical Aperture F2.2 F2.2
Video Recording 1920×1080 @ 30 fps, 1280×720 @ 30 fps 1920×1080 @ 30 fps, 1280×720 @ 30 fps

Storage

Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory No No
USB OTG Support Yes Yes

Multimedia

FM Radio No No
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
Audio Jack USB Type-C USB Type-C

Battery

Capacity 2915 mAh 3430 mAh
Type Li-ion Li-ion
User Replaceable No No
Wireless Charging Yes Yes
Quick Charging Yes Yes

Network and Connectivity

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO
Wi-Fi Features Mobile Hotspot Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0 v5.0
GPS Yes with A-GPS, Glonass Yes with A-GPS, Glonass
NFC Yes Yes
USB Connectivity Mass storage device, USB charging Mass storage device, USB charging
USB Type-C Yes (Doesn`t support micro-USB) Yes (Doesn`t support micro-USB)
SIM Size SIM1: Nano SIM1: Nano
Network Support 4G, 3G, 2G 4G, 3G, 2G
VoLTE Yes Yes

Special Features

Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Position Rear Rear
Other Sensors Light sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Proximity sensor, Compass, Gyroscope Light sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Proximity sensor, Gyroscope

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