This is for now, feel free to leave us a comment below and tell us what you think of the Google Pixel 3. Yes, that’s another huge difference between the two phones. It is now official and the Pixel 3 will start at $799, with the XL starting for $899 for the 64GB storage model.
Google’s new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are impressive phones with some pretty cool features.
Google also took the covers off the Pixel Slate touchscreen tablet, a 12.3in competitor to Apple’s iPad Pro that runs the same version of the Chrome web browser you get on your laptop. The larger model also offers a better screen to body ratio. Across all three of our polls, more than a majority of voters stated that they would not be buying the Pixel 3 or the Pixel 3 XL.
Both phones come with 4GB of RAM-making them even in that department. The processor is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845, and GPU Adreno 630 Adreno.
However, while the iPhone XS and XS Max have 256 and 512 GB storage variants as well, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XS maxes out at 128 GB.
On the hardware side, the Pixel 3 and the iPhone XS have similarly high-end rear cameras, except for one major difference: The iPhone XS has two rear camera lenses, while the Pixel 3 uses only one. That £260 premium for the 64GB iPhone XS does get you more, including Face ID and that wonderful dual lens rear camera.
Talking to Wired about the camera, Google’s vice president of product management Mario Queiroz said that Google doesn’t need a second lens. The new display looks to be a huge improvement, while upgrades to the processor and camera are to be expected, rather than applauded. Pick any of these and you will have the same camera experience.
Both phones have advanced selfie cameras, too.
So far as battery is concerned, both the Pixel 3 are generously equipped with a 2,915mAh unit powering the Pixel 3. Even with a larger battery, battery back of the phones will be similar or somewhere slightly better in Pixel 3 XL.
If we had to pick one reason to pre-order the Pixel 3, it’s the camera.
The Pixel 3 comes in “just black”, “clearly white”, and “not pink”.
In the video, which was teased on Twitter, Google has clips of a couple of YouTubers talking about the Pixel 3 XL leaks, before showing a single embarassed emoji.