Ever since Google introduced their own smartphone brand Pixel, it secured the spot of the best camera in a phone. For the same reason, gadget enthusiasts wait for the day the company launch every iteration of the Pixel devices.
In Made by Google hardware event conducted in London, Google launched both Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL along with some other products (Google Home Hub and Pixel Slate). Just like in the previous year, the regular and XL versions don’t carry many differences apart from battery and display.
Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Specifications
When it comes to the specification, the first thing you notice on both the devices is the display. Pixel 3 features a 5.5-inch full HD+ OLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 443 ppi pixel density. You will also get Corning Gorilla Glass Protection alongside HDR support. On the other hand, Pixel 3 XL sports a 6.3-inch QHD+ flexible OLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio and 523 ppi pixel density.
Both the devices packs in a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with Adreno 630 GPU. They also have 4 GB of RAM to give you the best multitasking capabilities. In the present scenario of smartphones increasing the RAM, 4 GB may seem like a lot less.
As for the optics, the phones house a 12.2 megapixel camera on the back with f/1.8 aperture and 76-degree field of view. The rear camera has features like optical and electronic image stabilisation, autofocus with dual phase detection, flicker sensor and more. You can shoot 4K videos at 30 fps using the rear camera.
The front camera consists of two sensors 8 megapixel wide angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, 97-degree field of view and 8 megapixel normal sensor with f/1.8 aperture, 75-degree field of view. You can record full HD videos at 30 fps. Google doesn’t use the second sensor on the selfie camera to capture the depth details. We have seen them doing it well with a single sensor. The secondary sensor on the front camera is used to capture more area for groupfies.
You get both the devices in 64 and 128 GB storage options. The company promises unlimited online storage for photos and videos with original quality until January 31, 2022.
Pixel 3 packs in a 2915 mAh battery whereas the Pixel 3 XL has a 3430 mAh battery. Both of them support fast charging.
In India, the pricing for Pixel 3 starts at Rs. 71000 and goes up to Rs. 80000 for the 128 GB variant. Pixel 3 XL’s 64 GB variant carries a price tag of Rs. 83000 and it costs Rs. 92000 for the 128 GB variant.