Google just unveiled the newest addition to their Pixel lineup, Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL!
There’s no surprise to the specs on paper since it is the last quarter of 2018, specs are equal to those of a Samsung Galaxy Note 9. All the leaks that have been hadn’t fallen short of exact. Surprisingly not surprising, Google again didn’t go for the dual rear camera same as the Pixel 2. some aspects are changed like the horrifyingly massive notch on the front and gone are the metal + glass back, which means that it now supports wireless charging. Let’s just take a deeper first look at Google’s brand-new flagship phone.
For those people who don’t know, Google Pixel 2 was widely known for its use of stock android which enthusiast like me appreciate, and its single camera setup that stood toe-to-toe with the markets heavy hitters, same goes this time around. Stock Android 9.0 Pie straight out of the box, the same Android Pie that Pixel 2 users are using today, including new navigation, gestures, quick settings panel and more.
Specs are packed, Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 chipset, Octa-core Kryo 385 Gold & Silver CPU and Adreno 630 GPU but still with only 4 GBs of RAM though we are still in an epiphany in which we don’t have a use for more than 4 GB so still well played. 64 GB and 128 GB are available for storage through Google opted out for the expandable storage option. Sadly no headphone jack for those who prefer it but they do supply a free adaptor for USB Type-C to 3.5 mm jack and as well as a headphone with a Type-C connector.
The display gets a boost since last year’s phone had a lot of bad feedback from its LG-made display, still LG-made Quad-HD P-OLED display with a screen to body ratio of 77.2% and 82.8% for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL respectively. Promising 2x less burn-in potential and less color shifting.
Aesthetically to be awful on the front, in my opinion, they could have got away with just the same looks as the previous some people might not complain as much. On the back, still having a two-tone effect but all glass this time which I like a lot, iconic. Boasting front-facing stereo speakers, the notch has a bit of rectification to it. With three color options to choose from, which Google is the best in the business naming it, Just Black, Very White and Not Pink.
But overshadowing them all is its camera, the lens specs are the same but with a huge software bump, 40% faster HDR processing, improved detail when zooming, improved low-light shots with Night Sight mode and a smart Top Shot mode which takes photos before and after you actually shoot and recommend the best picture to what you actually captured. But conceivably the best change was its selfie camera with two lenses with a wide and ultra-wide lens for the best ever groupies, paired with its software you can’t go wrong.
The price tag of the phone is $799 for 64GB and $899 for 128GB for the Pixel 3, while $899 and $999 for the Pixel 3 XL. It is available right now on the Google Store for pre-order and depending on where you are will the dates of shipping vary.