In one of the most anticipated event, Google launched its flagship smartphones - Google Pixel 3 & Pixel 3XL in New York on 9th of October 2018. Google Pixel 3 - one of the most anticipated & awaited smartphones of the year 2018 and finally it is launched on Tuesday. The phone is designed and equipped with specifications to compete for the rivals like Samsung & Apple.
The Google has released two versions of the smartphone - 5.5 inches Pixel 3 & 6.3 inches Pixel 3 XL. The phones ran on Android 9.0 Pie and equipped with Qualcomm Smartdragon 845 Processor. Let us see the essential features, release date & price of the phone below.
Google Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL Release Date & Price
The Google Pixel 3 will be released on 18th of October, 2018 in the US and on 1st of November, 2018 UK & Australia. The phone also is available in France, India, Germany, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Ireland, Italy & Taiwan. The phone can be pre-ordered from the launch date.
The price of Google Pixel 3 in the US starts from $799 for the 64 GB & 128 GB version starts from $899, in case you like to go for a big screen you can opt for a Google Pixel 3 XL. In the UK the price is £739 for 64 GB & £839 for 128 GB. In Australia, you will have to pay about AU$ 1,199 for 64 GB & AU$ 1,349 for 128 GB. In India the base model will cost 71,000 INR for 64 GB & 80,000 for 128 GB variant.
Google Pixel 3 Design
The Pixel 3 is continuing the Google two-tone design as the back is having the shiny glass at the top & lower eighty percent is having the matte finished body. The transition is more seamless, but then there is not any significant difference in the look.
The material used is different this time for Pixel 3 as the entire back is made using soft-touch glass using Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The front screen is also made with the same glass material, and the remaining body is made with the aluminum frame having the hybrid coating.
The glass body of the phone makes it more prone to damage, but on the other hand, it enables better LTE connection and wireless charging.
Wireless charging is one of the new features in the Pixels smartphones but still having the dual front speakers like its predecessors.
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Google Pixel 3 Screen & Bezels
The Pixel 3 is having a 5.5 inches screen as per the modern trend, but the Pixel lover expected little bit larger screen. The complete dimensions of the phone are 145.6 X 68.2 X 7.9 mm and weighing about 148 gm. The Pixel 3 screen is more vibrant and looks richer as compared to the earlier generations Google phones. The pixels per inch has improved a little bit and 18:9 aspect ratio because of less bezel.
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Pixel 3 Battery Life & Details
The Pixel 3 is having 2,915 mAh battery which is the little bit smaller than the other comparable phones, but as compared to its predecessors there is an improvement. The Pixel 3 is having new wireless charging, and the fast 18W will surely give the power to do the all-day work.
The Pixel 3 is having Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and 4GB of RAM. The comparable phones have opted for 6Gb of RAM so when comparing the RAM Pixel 3 is still 2GB less.
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Pixel 3 Camera Specifications
The Pixel 3 is using the dedicated camera chip which gives more power and wow factor to the camera. The camera is 12.2 MP with machine-learning features which will enable the user to get a more precise & best shots. The night sight of the camera is also improved having an aperture of f/1.8 for the rear camera.
The selfie camera is grouped into two, and The two 8MP cameras will provide the normal 75 degrees of view or a 97 degree of view to take selfie images.
The Detailed Specifications of The Google Pixel 3
|Network||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|Launch Date||Announced||October - 2018|
|Status||To be released on 18th of October, 2018 in the US and on 1st of November, 2018 UK & Australia|
|Phone Body||Dimensions||145.6 X 68.2 X 7.9 mm|
|Phone Build||Front/Back Glass - Gorilla Glass 5, Aluminum Frame|
Nano Sim card & eSIM
- IP68 dust/water resistant
|Display||Type||P-OLED Capacitive Touchscreen, 16m Colors|
|Phone Resolution||1080 X 2160 Pixels, 18:9 Aspect Ratio|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass, Always On Display, HDR|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Processor|
|Internal||64/128 GB, 4Gb of RAM|
|Prime Camera||Single||12.2 MP, f/1.8, 28mm, 1/2.55", 1.4µm, OIS, Dual Pixel PDAF|
|Other Features||Dual-LED Flash, Auto-HDR, Panorama|
|Video||2160p at 30 fps, 1080p at 30/60/120 fps, 720p at 240 fps, 1080p at 30 fps|
|Selfie Camera||Dual||8 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 19mm (ultra wide), no AF
|Video||1080p at 30 fps|
|Sound||Alert Types||Vibration, MP3, WAV Ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, Stereo Speakers|
|3.5 mm Jack||No|
|Communications||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|Features||Sensors||Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer|
|Messaging||SMS - threaded view, MMS, Email, Push Email & IM|
|Battery||Non-Removable Li-Ion 2915 mAh Battery|
|Misc||Color||Clear White, Just Black, Not Pink|
Colors Available for Pixel 3 & Pixel 3XL
[caption id="attachment_11192" align="aligncenter" width="692"] Pixel 3XL Not Pink Color[/caption][caption id="attachment_11193" align="aligncenter" width="696"] Pixel 3XL Not Pink Color Backside[/caption][caption id="attachment_11186" align="aligncenter" width="696"] Pixel 3XL front[/caption][caption id="attachment_11187" align="aligncenter" width="696"] Pixel 3XL[/caption]
Google Pixel 3 is really cool and equipped with the powerful processor, the glass design is also impressive except that big size notch, and an introduction of wireless charging is attractive. The Google Pixels fans this is something dream comes true for them. In case you have not used Google Pixel, yet you can give it a try.
The phone is good, but the price is little on the high side for this kind of specifications, at the same price you can get 6GB of RAM little bit bigger screen and about 4000mAh of the battery.