What is the Google Pixel 3?
Google’s third afford at a Pixel phone is it’s most successful yet. The Google Pixel 3 is a lovely device with a nice display, truly stunning camera and the recent version of the Android software.
- Starting Price: $799
- 5.5-inch FHD+ display
- Snapdragon 845
- 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage
- Android Pie
- 12.2-megapixel camera
Google Pixel 3 – Display
Google Pixel 3 has 5.5 inches biggest of the non-XL Pixel phones. It’s also great.
Colors are punchy and bright, with none of those fuzzy whites that ruined the display on the Pixel 2 XL. Blacks are deep and dark too, thanks to the decision to make with an OLED panel rather than an LCD one. OLED screen allows pixels to be individually lite, meaning that they can be turned off completely to screen perfect blacks. It also means you won’t gain too much battery by using the always-on display.
- 5.5 inch
- FHD + flexible OLED at 443ppi
- 18:9 Ratio
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Always on display
- HDR support (UHDA certification)
Google Pixel 3 – Camera
If your smartphone is your key way to take photos, you’re going to seriously want to consider the Google Pixel 3. Even after taking thousands of pictures with this phone I’m constantly astounded by the quality, the dynamic range and the way taking stunning shots is completely effortless.
- 12 MP dual pixel
- Autofocus+ dual pixel
- Spectral + Flicker Sensor
- f/1.8 Aperture
- View: DFoV 76°
- Video 1080p Upto 120fps
- 720p Upto 240fps
- 4K Upto 30fps
- 8 Megapixel
- f/2.2 Wide-angle Aperture
- Video 1080p Upto 30fps
- 720p Upto 30fps
- 480p Upto 30fps
Google Pixel 3 – Battery life
One of the main reasons to go for a ‘big’ phone is the improved battery life. Having a bigger device naturally means there’s more space to stick in a sizeable cell. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9, for example, has 4000mAh, as does the Huawei P20 Pro.
In comparison, the 2900 mAh battery tucked in the Google Pixel 3 seems, well, paltry.
- 2915 mAh battery
- 18w/2A USB Type C charger
- Fast Caharging4
- Qi Wireless Charging5 (Supported)
|Google Pixel 3|
|Display||5.5-inch “flexible” OLED; 2,280×1,080 pixels|
|Mobile software||Android 9 Pie|
|Front-facing camera||Dual 8-megapixel|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (2.5GHz + 1.6GHz octa-core)|
|Fingerprint sensor||Back cover|
|Color||Clearly White, Just Black, Not Pink|
|Notable features||IPX8, wireless charging support, Pixel Buds USB-C headphones in the box|
|Price (USD)||$799 (64GB); $899 (128GB)|
Why buy the Google Pixel 3?
I’m entirely taken with the Google Pixel 3. The camera is unbelievable, design lovely and the software experience makes other Android phones. It’s not as packed to the rafters with as many features as some of the competition, but the simple approach and making sure everything works as well as it should is, for me, more important.