Google has ultimately revealed the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. After months of a massive amount of leaks, reports and even leaked unboxings, adding to their series of smartphone devices.
Several employees of Google team showcased a lot of features of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. From AI enhancements to a few new strange colors, it’s all here. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have been renewed to pack the latest internals. Both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL share a very basic spec sheet with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL mainly distinguishing themselves by their screen sizes and by the XL’s notch. The new display sizes are 5.5-inches and 6.3-inches corresponding to their names. In addition to that, speakers on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are 40% louder. We’re viewing at the usual 2018 choice of flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 845, up to 4GB RAM, 128GB of internal storage and a display that may frustrate a few. On the inside, we’re looking at a 2915mAh battery on the Pixel 3 and a 3430mAh battery on the Pixel 3 XL.
As the rumors hinted, the larger Pixel 3 XL features a notch while the Pixel 3 does not. Whether you appreciate it or not, it doesn’t seem that bad after Google revealed the pricing for these devices.
Nevertheless, just like any Pixel launch, it’s not about the internals but is about the software experience overall remarkably with all of the AI enhancements. Not only do the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL iterate on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL’s success but they have also combined AI capabilities into a number of different camera modes. HDR+ is still here and a number of other tweaks are present which really feels like Pixel.
IP68 waterproof, Fast Charging and wireless charging are available in the Pixel series too. Aside from combining fast-charging to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL via an 18W adaptor, Google is betting on its wireless charging capabilities too.
About pricing, it’s comforting to see that the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are much cheaper than the Galaxy Note 9 and iPhone XS/XS Max. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are priced to retail for $799 and $899, respectively. There are three colors to choose from with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Just Black, Clearly White and the hilarious “Not Pink“.