The Google pixel 2 had a successful year, holding the position of the Smartphone with the best camera, due to lot of software features it’s camera had. But just Like every tech product, there is bound to be an upgrade. In other to remain on top, top smartphone manufacturers must continue making upgrade Smartphones.
Google is one of the few smartphone manufacturing companies in the world that manufactures one phone every year, so making upgrade smartphones is less of a chore. All their energy and attention is invested on just one Smartphone, it’s standard and it’s pro.
The Google pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL are the 2018 editions of Google’s pixel smartphones.
In this article, I am going to be giving comprehensive info on the features of the Google pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL as well as their prices.
Taking off with the design of the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, there are great similarities from what we had last year and what we have this year.
Looking at the iconic back of the Google pixel 3 and 3 XL, Google retained the two toned appearance they began in the Pixel 2. But this year, Google has introduced and all glass design, with the second part of the tone having some sort of texture.
Rear camera and finger print sensor placements remain the same.
The Google pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL both have metal frames to hold both the front and back glass in place.
Squeeze to launch Google Assistant remains, the power buttons remain coloured and textured, except for the ones on the black coloured pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
There are no buttons on the left side of the Google pixel as the volume and power buttons have been shifted to the right.
Google has destroyed the Headphone Jack
The Google pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are IP68 water and dust resistant. The Sim tray has been moved to the bottom.
What you have on the bottom frame of the Google pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are the USB type-c port and the Sim tray. There is no headphone jack here, Google has removed the headphone jack on the Google pixel. They are offering USB type-c headphones in the box
Moving to the front of the all new Google pixel 3 XL, you discover the most distinguishing design factor.
The Google Pixel 3 XL has a 6.3 inch flexible OLED display, with a screen resolution of 2960 X 1440.
The Google pixel 3 XL has the biggest Notch ever featured on any Smartphone
The flexible OLED display featured here, is to make the display stretch to the edges of the Pixel 3 XL. Still on the bid to having a full display, the Google pixel 3 XL features a notch, the biggest ever featured on any smartphone. This immense Notch size has some reasons behind it.
The Notch on the Pixel 3 XL contains two cameras and a big front facing speaker that is part of a stereo pair. The second speaker that pairs with speaker inside the notch is found below the display on it’s chin.
The Google Pixel 3 doesn’t Feature a Notch
Moving over to the Google pixel 3, there is no Notch. The Google pixel 3 doesn’t have a notch, but it features a flexible OLED display.
The Google pixel 3 had a 5.5 inch flexible OLED display with a screen resolution of 2160 X 1080.
On the hardware department of the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, we are offered a refresh, to feat the hardware needs of performance needing applications and tasks in 2018.
Though both smartphones feature similar hardware specs, their battery capacities set them apart.
Both Google Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL feature Snapdragon 845 processors, 4GB of ram and 64 GB storage.
On the Google pixel 3 you have a battery capacity of 2915MAH, while on the Pixel 3 XL you have a battery capacity of 3430MAH. The bigger Google pixel 3 XL features a bigger battery to compliment it’s size.
Google pixel has been known to feature the best Cameras in the Smartphone industry. This fact have been proven over and over again.
The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have the same camera hardware, just like the Google pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL did.
Both the Google pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL feature a single rear camera with a 12MP sensor and an aperture of F/1.8.
Up front, the Google pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL feature dual cameras, with the standard camera having a standard 75 degrees field of view and the Other having a 97 degree field of view.
The dual front facing cameras on the Google pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL show a wider variation in their field of view, when compared to the once featured on the just released LG V40.
As mentioned earlier, the major reason Google pixel cameras top the chart of Smartphone cameras, is the type of software Google merges with them.
These software encompasses Artificial intelligence and machine learning.
This year Google is introducing new Camera software features to the Google pixel line up.
The Google Google pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL features in their rear camera:
- Top Shot mode
- Super resolution Zoom
- Google lens
Top shot mode analyzes a photo taken and prompts you to take another immediately, if it senses a defect. These defects can be blurred photos E.T.C
Super resolution Zoom allows you to take extremely zoomed pictures without being washed out, retaining good image quality.
Google lens is a Google Assistant feature that allows you to get instant information of objects from the internet by pointing the camera at them. The Google lens allows you carry out instant translations, by pointing the camera at the alien language texts.
Google lens is now built into the camera of the Google pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
Google Pixle 3 and Pixel 3 XL Features Google Duplex
Still speaking on software Features, the Google pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL now feature Google duplex, a feature that will allow Google Assistant to make calls for you.
So with the Google pixel 3 and 3 XL, you have the option of picking calls, rejecting calls and screening them.
A feature Google is calling call screening.
When you screen calls, Google duplex will provide with When you screen calls, Google duplex will provide with with a visual transcription of what the caller is saying and the replies Google Assistant is giving them, after which you can decide to continue the call or reject it.
Google clearly stated that the call screening feature will not be sent to older Google pixel phones, as it is exclusive to Google pixel 3 and 3 XL Smartphones.
Moving on the pricing, the Google pixel 3 costs $799 while the Google pixel 3 XL costs $899.
You are to pay 100 dollars more to get the maxed out version of the Google pixel 3 which is the Pixel 3 XL.
The Google pixel 3 and 3 XL can easily become a favorite smartphone to many Android users, owing to the new features they both have. But the compromises may turn off lot of Android enthusiasts. There is no headphone jack and there is a big notch in the Google pixel 3 XL.
Many people saw this coming and owing to the fact that it’s a trend amongst Smartphones, many Andriod users may actually be able to use this phone.
As for me, the Google pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are best buys for 2018.