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Specs, Features, Pricing, and Availability

Specs, Features, Pricing, and Availability

We’ve seen the Google Pixel Three leak on the XDA boards (twice), on Reddit, in a cab, in a practice, in a Chinese language store, on the Russian black market, however lastly, we get to see the Google Pixel Three and Google Pixel Three XL for ourselves. At the moment, Google formally unveiled their newest Pixel flagship smartphones together with a wi-fi charging dock referred to as the Pixel Stand. Though the various leaks have stolen a lot of Google’s thunder, right now’s Made By Google occasion lastly places the remaining the infinite hypothesis concerning the two units. Right here’s all the things that you must know concerning the Google Pixel Three and Google Pixel Three XL: Google’s pair of powerhouse flagship smartphones with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, wi-fi charging help, a top-tier digital camera, the newest model of Android Pie, and sure, a notch (on the XL.)

Google Pixel Three and Pixel Three XL Design

Final yr’s Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL have a dual-tone again: the highest half manufactured from glass and the underside half product of plastic-coated aluminum. On the entrance, the earlier era units have a really 2017 design. What I imply by that’s that each the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have thick bezels on the highest and backside. In 2018, we’ve seen smartphone gadget makers comply with Important and Apple’s lead by minimizing backside bezels as a lot as potential and decreasing the highest bezel through the use of show panels with notches. Google has taken a unique design strategy.

Google Pixel Three

With the Google Pixel Three, not a lot appears totally different in comparison with the Google Pixel 2 save for the rise of zero.5″ in display measurement and the addition of a second front-facing digital camera. The smaller Pixel Three doesn’t have a show notch in contrast to it’s bigger sibling, however it additionally doesn’t have a notch-less, bezel-less design as you’ll discover on the Samsung Galaxy S9. The Pixel Three’s design could be very a lot nonetheless premium, nevertheless. The twin-tone again returns on the Pixel Three, however this time, the underside half is manufactured from glass to permit for wi-fi charging. It’s very delicate, nevertheless, and one thing you’ll be able to’t actually inform from advertising renders. The Google Pixel Three can be out there in Clearly White, Simply Black, and Not Pink, and the long-lasting coloured energy button from the Pixel 2 additionally makes a return right here.

In case you’ve ever held a Pixel 2, the Pixel Three will really feel proper at house. The fingerprint scanner is on the rear proper under the transition between the 2 panes, the only rear digital camera is located to the highest left of the system and alongside it, the LED flash, the quantity and energy buttons are situated on the right-hand aspect of the gadget, and the USB Sort-C port is situated on the underside.

Google Pixel Three XL

Dread it. Run from it. The notch nonetheless arrives. Sure, the Pixel Three XL has a big notch. The presence of the show notch has been made clear a number of occasions in the previous few months regardless of the insistence of adherents to the “Pixel Ultra” concept. Google isn’t merely copying Apple if that’s what you’re considering; the notch is certainly a design selection. I don’t doubt that, if Google had actually needed, they might have gone with a “waterdrop” notch as seen on the upcoming Huawei Mate 20 and OnePlus 6T. Nevertheless, that may imply sacrificing helpful element area. Certainly, Google has packed the notch space with twin front-facing cameras, a speaker, and a proximity sensor. Thus, Google is intentionally making use of the notch space identical to LG did with the LG V40 ThinQ and identical to Huawei is doing with the Huawei Mate 20 Professional. (Though a number of smartphones just like the Vivo NEX and upcoming Xiaomi Mi Combine Three and Honor Magic 2 have principally eradicated bezels because of a pop-up digital camera, it stays to be seen if the know-how is actually prepared.)

On the backside, there’s nonetheless a slightly giant bezel which homes a speaker. It’s unlucky that the underside bezel isn’t smaller, however what’s fascinating is that the Pixel Three XL is principally similar in measurement to the Pixel 2 XL. On the rear, the system has a dual-tone again with the underside half product of glass to help wi-fi charging. Identical to its smaller sibling, the Pixel Three XL ships in three colours: Clearly White, Simply Black, and Not Pink. And identical to final yr’s Pixel 2 XL, the coloured energy button is current on the Pixel Three XL. The fingerprint scanner, rear digital camera sensor, USB Sort-C port, and buttons are positioned in the identical location as on the Pixel 2 XL, however the SIM card tray has been moved to the underside.

 

Google Pixel Three and Pixel Three XL Specs

Show

For followers of OLED know-how with its unimaginable colours and deep blacks, you’ll be completely happy to know that each the Pixel Three and Pixel Three XL have OLED panels. Once we reviewed the Google Pixel 2 XL’s show, we discovered it to be extremely correct. Colour accuracy isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, nevertheless, which is why Google allows you to select from a couple of colour modes. This time round, although, they’ve thrown in an Adaptive mode. We’ll be wanting into the system’s show calibration to see simply how good the panel actually is, so keep tuned.

As for the precise show panel specs, the Google Pixel Three has a 5.5-inch FHD+ 18:9 OLED show whereas the Google Pixel Three XL has a 6.Three-inch QHD+ 18.5:9 OLED show.

CPU and GPU

Because of wonderful software program tuning, the Google Pixel units have been among the many most performant Android units available on the market. We anticipate the Pixel Three and Pixel Three XL to be no totally different on this regard. Each the Pixel Three and Pixel Three XL function the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip, and whereas upcoming units just like the Samsung Galaxy S10 might function the next-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150, the Pixel Three ought to be capable of sustain with the subsequent era units when it comes to real-world efficiency, simply based mostly on previous historical past.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset options the Adreno 630 GPU, and based mostly on our testing on the OnePlus 6 and POCO F1, ought to be capable of deal with the newest Android video games with ease. We’ll be placing the Pixel Three by way of our routine efficiency checks, in fact, to see how nicely the gadget compares with present units. After we get our palms on the OnePlus 6T and Razer Telephone 2, we’ll see how the Pixel Three fares towards 2018’s cream of the crop.

RAM

The third-generation Google Pixel system will once more have 4GBs of LPDDR4X RAM. For many customers, 4GBs of RAM ought to be greater than sufficient for day-to-day use. However should you’ve ever used a smartphone with 6 or 8GBs of RAM (just like the Razer Telephone, OnePlus 5/5T/6, POCO F1, and so forth.), you’ll know that the additional reminiscence could make a distinction in real-world use. Having your apps keep open in reminiscence lengthy after you used them can velocity up your workflow, for one. Additional RAM additionally helps cellular players change to different apps with out the gadget killing the sport within the background. We’re not sure if 4GB of RAM might be Google’s norm shifting ahead, however we’re undoubtedly beginning to discover the shortage of additional RAM regardless of Google’s use of zRAM.

Storage

You could have the selection between a Pixel Three or Pixel Three XL with both 64GB or 128GB of UFS 2.1 inner storage. Each units lack microSD card slots, as anticipated from a Google gadget, so that you’ll need to depend on the cloud if you actually need greater than 128GB of space for storing. Luckily, Google’s cloud providers are nice for protecting your multimedia information: there’s YouTube Premium, Google Pictures, Google One, and extra. Free, limitless unique high quality photograph and video uploads to Google Photographs will probably be out there till January 31, 2022. As a reminder, Pixel 2 house owners get this similar promotion till January 15, 2021.

Rivals like Huawei and Samsung now supply units with 512GBs of inner storage (the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS and Samsung Galaxy Notice 9 respectively), however it’s nonetheless uncommon to see units with such a excessive quantity of inner storage. Nonetheless, we might have most popular to at the very least see a 256GB storage mannequin like OnePlus gives on the OnePlus 6.

Digital camera

When corporations like Samsung and Huawei are releasing smartphones with triple rear digital camera sensor arrays, Google makes do with a single rear digital camera. What the Pixel Three and Pixel Three XL lack in additional digital camera sensors, they make up for in software program. Google’s digital camera software program is so good that the corporate thinks you don’t want two or three rear cameras—and they’ve the outcomes to again it up. Google’s Pixel smartphones have persistently been among the many greatest—if not the easiest—cell phone cameras available on the market. Google Digital camera‘s HDR+ and Portrait Mode features have raised the bar for smartphone photography, and these existing features will continue to do magic on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Thus, don’t be dissatisfied to listen to that each the Pixel Three and Pixel Three XL sport a single rear 12.2MP digital camera sensor with a f/1.eight aperture.

On the entrance, nevertheless, there truly is a secondary digital camera sensor—which means there are twin 8MP front-facing cameras with a f/1.eight aperture. Google isn’t utilizing it to do something loopy just like the LG V40’s Cine Shot, however the secondary wide-angle lens ought to aid you take higher group selfies. Certainly, Google is introducing a brand new “Top Shot” function which helps you’re taking the right selfie to solely seize smiling faces and be sure that everyone seems to be included within the shot. The Pixel 2’s Face Retouching function is getting a brand new “Soft” and “Natural” choice to raised help totally different facial complexions. We’ll go into higher element on these new digital camera options down under.

Google needs you to benefit from the Pixel Three’s digital camera prowess in each app that may take an image, and as such, they’ve introduced again the Pixel Visible Core co-processor from the Pixel 2. Apps like Snapchat, WhatsApp, Instagram, and extra use the Pixel Visible Core to get Google Digital camera’s HDR+ processing with out having to implement it on their very own. Meaning the Pixel Three offers you one of the best footage in apps like Snapchat, even should you’re on the Snapchat Alpha redesign.

Google Pixel Three XL digital camera samples taken by Rozetked on a pre-production unit. Uncompressed digital camera samples may be seen right here.

Lastly, video recording stays unchanged from the final era. Each the Google Pixel Three and Google Pixel Three XL can document at a most decision of 3840×2160 at 30 frames per second. Google’s unimaginable Digital Picture Stabilization (EIS) is included and the hardware Optical Picture Stabilization (OIS) can also be current, so that you’ll have the ability to take good, stabilized movies whereas on the transfer. Sluggish movement continues to be restricted to [email protected] whereas the OnePlus 6 manages 480fps and the Huawei P20 Professional and Samsung Galaxy Observe 9 handle 960fps.

Battery and Charging

Whereas the Google Pixel Three has a barely bigger battery capability in comparison with its predecessor (2,915mAh versus 2,700mAh), the Google Pixel Three XL has a barely smaller battery capability in comparison with the Pixel 2 XL (Three,430mAh versus Three,520mAh). Provided that each Pixel Three models must be extra energy environment friendly than their predecessors because of the advantages of the upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, the battery lifetime of the brand new Pixel flagships must be similar to final yr’s fashions even when each Pixel Three and Pixel Three XL have barely bigger shows than the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL respectively. The USB Energy Supply commonplace is a lot quick as compared with quick charging requirements. It’s not as ridiculously quick as SuperVOOC within the Lamborghini OPPO Discover X, however it will get the job completed.

As a bonus, the Pixel Three and Pixel Three XL each function wi-fi charging. This definitely isn’t Google’s first foray into wi-fi charging (the Google Nexus four to Google Nexus 6 all had it), so it’s arduous to not say that the rationale behind the function’s addition is that Apple did it on the iPhone X. Whatever the purpose, plainly Google is at the least maintaining with rivals by providing pretty respectable wi-fi charging speeds by way of the Pixel Stand (as much as 10W)—however extra on that later.

Abstract

Right here’s a desk summarizing the specs we’ve mentioned to date.

Class Google Pixel Three Google Pixel Three XL Dimensions and Weight 145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 mm, 148g 158 x 76.6 x 7.9 mm, 184g Construct Two-tone glass again, squeezable body for Lively Edge Two-tone glass again, squeezable body for Lively Edge Software program Android Pie with Three years of OS and Three years of safety patch updates Android Pie with Three years of OS and Three years of safety patch updates Show 5.5-inch 1080×2160 (18:9) OLED show. Gorilla Glass 5. HDR help. 6.Three-inch 1440×2960 (18.5:9) notched OLED show. Gorilla Glass 5. HDR help. System-on-chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630 GPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630 GPU Co-processor Pixel Visible Core

Titan safety chip

Pixel Visible Core

Titan safety chip

RAM 4GB LPDDR4X 4GB LPDDR4X Storage 64GB/128GB, no microSD card slot 64GB/128GB, no microSD card slot Battery 2,915 mAh Three,430 mAh Rear Digital camera Sensor 12.2MP f/1.eight, 1.4μm
Video recording: 4k @ 30fps, OIS+EISSlow movement: [email protected] Pixel Autofocus, Zero Shutter Lag (ZSL), Speedy and Correct Picture Tremendous-Decision (RAISR) 12.2MP f/1.eight, 1.4μm

Video recording: 4k @ 30fps, OIS+EIS

Sluggish movement: [email protected]

Twin Pixel Autofocus (PDAF), Zero Shutter Lag (ZSL), Speedy and Correct Picture Tremendous-Decision (RAISR)

Entrance Digital camera Sensors Twin eight.1MP (main is f/1.eight whereas secondary is a wide-angle lens with variable apertures of f/1.eight and f/2.2)

Video recording: 1080p

Twin eight.1MP (main is f/1.eight whereas secondary is a wide-angle lens with variable apertures of f/1.eight and f/2.2)

Video recording: 1080p

Ports USB Sort-C, nanoSIM tray USB Sort-C, nanoSIM tray Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 5.zero EDR/LE
  • NFC, GPS, eSIM, VoLTE, VoWiFi
  • LTE Class 16 (1Gbps)
  • UMTS: B1/2/four/5/eight
  • GSM: 800/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • LTE: half/Three/four/5/7/eight/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/38/40/41/44/66/71
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 5.zero EDR/LE
  • NFC, GPS, eSIM, VoLTE, VoWiFi
  • LTE Class 16 (1Gbps)
  • UMTS: B1/2/four/5/eight
  • GSM: 800/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • LTE: half/Three/four/5/7/eight/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/38/40/41/44/66/71
Safety Rear fingerprint scanner, Tamper-resistant hardware safety module supporting StrongBox Keymaster Rear fingerprint scanner, Tamper-resistant hardware safety module supporting StrongBox Keymaster Audio Stereo audio system, no Three.5mm headphone jack Stereo audio system, no Three.5mm headphone jack Charging Wi-fi charging, USB PD Wi-fi charging, USB PD IP Score IPX8 – Water however not mud resistant IPX8 – Water however not mud resistant

Google Pixel Three and Pixel Three XL Software program Options

As the usual bearer of all Android smartphones, it’s solely pure that the pair of Google flagships launches with the newest model of Android: Android Pie. Though they aren’t the primary units to launch with Android 9 (the bragging rights for that go to the Sony Xperia XZ3), the Google Pixel staff’s shut work with the AOSP staff signifies that the system is poised to all the time get the newest Android platform options and safety updates quicker than some other gadget—regardless that Important is shut behind. The Google Pixel Three and Pixel Three XL ought to obtain updates to Android Q and Android R on the very least, on prime of three years of month-to-month safety patch updates. With Challenge Treble‘s completion in Android Pie, we wouldn’t be stunned if the Pixel Three will get Android S because the units ought to be able to framework-only updates.

Relating to the software program options, listed here are the options which might be widespread between the Pixel 2 and Pixel Three:

  • Lively Edge. Squeeze the Pixel to launch Google Assistant or silence alarms, timers, notifications, and telephone calls.
  • Now Enjoying. Determine songs which are enjoying within the background.
  • All the time on Show. AOD retains the show in a low-power state whereas displaying the time, date, climate, battery degree, cost standing, and music by way of Now Enjoying.
  • Digital Wellbeing. Curb your smartphone habit by retaining monitor of your utilization and wind down your telephone utilization at night time.
  • AR Stickers. Show stickers of fashionable characters from media and different generic pictures in augmented actuality.
  • Google Digital camera HDR+, Portrait Mode, and Movement Photographs.

And listed here are a number of the new software program options which are coming with the Google Pixel Three (and might or might not roll out to earlier Pixel telephones):

  • Prime Shot which helps you to “get smiles, not blinks, and take groupie selfies that get everyone in the photo (without selfie sticks).” Prime Shot captures a collection of frames, and utilizing machine studying, determines which picture is the most effective based mostly on whether or not the topic is smiling, blinking, and/or wanting on the digital camera. To protect area, Prime Shot compresses unimportant pictures, however the pictures deemed necessary stay top quality. The Google Digital camera app will present a “Smart Capture” suggestion when the function is obtainable.
  • Photobooth. This function allows you to place your telephone down whereas the on-device AI determines when to routinely seize a photograph. The AI can inform when customers are smiling or making foolish faces and captures a number of options so that you can contemplate. It’s type of just like the standalone Google Clips.
  • Tremendous Res Zoom: Enhance the standard of zoomed in pictures with AI.
  • Topic monitoring autofocus. The Pixel Three will monitor topics in body somewhat than having you faucet to focus.
  • Night time Sight: Makes use of AI to routinely acknowledge poor lighting circumstances and simply to take higher low-light photographs. This function can also be coming to older Pixel units.
  • Portrait mode modifications: Regulate depth of focus, shade pop, and topic.
  • Playground (extra AR Stickers). Additionally coming to Pixel 2 and Pixel.
  • Face Retouching “Soft” and “Natural” choices.
  • Flip to Shhh in Digital Wellbeing, which helps you to flip your telephone to silence notifications.
  • Google Lens Recommendations within the Google Digital camera app. This lets Google Lens work in real-time.
  • Adaptive colour mode: Routinely change colour modes relying on lighting.
  • New Reside Wallpapers with help for particular results on the All the time on Show.
  • Sensible Compose in Gmail. This rolled out on desktop shopper already, however is now coming to the Pixel smartphones.
  • Google Duplex: Google Assistant could make precise telephone requires you, like making appointments and coping with robocalls.
  • Name screening: Routinely display for spam calls. Launches immediately and will come to earlier Pixel units.

Lastly, right here’s a video which exhibits off a lot of the options on the Google Pixel Three. This video was ripped from a leaked system app referred to as “Pixel Tips.”

Google Pixel Three and Pixel Three XL Equipment

Pixel Stand

That is the accent you’ve all been ready for—the Google Pixel Stand wi-fi charging dock. We’ve recognized for a while that the Pixel Three units would help wi-fi charging and that there can be a wi-fi charging dock referred to as the Pixel Stand, nevertheless it wasn’t till late final month once we lastly obtained our first good take a look at the accent. The Pixel Stand receives energy from a USB Sort-C port and helps 10W quick wi-fi charging, matching different quick wi-fi chargers. In mild of rivals just like the Huawei Mate 20 supporting quick wi-fi charging, it’s essential for Google to remain aggressive right here.

Google Pixel Stand for the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Google Pixel Stand wi-fi charging dock

Whenever you place your Google Pixel Three on the Pixel Stand, you’ll be handled to a particular Google Assistant UI within the All the time on Show that’s designed for docking mode. When docked to a “trusted dock” just like the Pixel Stand, the Google Assistant can inform you the climate, set a timer/alarm/reminder, make a telephone name, learn your messages, play information/music, and play a recreation. It may additionally rotate Google Photographs albums.

Pixel Stand will value $79 and could be pre-ordered at the moment. It’ll technically work with any Qi-enabled gadget however is made particularly for the Google Pixel Three.

Wired Pixel Buds

Final yr, Google launched the wi-fi Pixel Buds earbuds which cannot solely be used for media playback however also can management Google Assistant. Google needed to launch one thing since they eliminated the headphone jack within the Pixel 2, and this yr is not any totally different. The Pixel Buds this yr are wired, USB Sort-C earbuds. With OnePlus releasing USB Sort-C Bullets for the OnePlus 6T, we anticipate to see extra system makers bundle wired earphone equipment if their units lack a Three.5mm headphone jack.

Google Pixel 3 XL Wired Pixel Buds

Wired Pixel Buds for the Google Pixel Three XL. Credit: Cellular-Evaluate

Instances

Google made the sensible selection of releasing a set of instances referred to as “Fabric Cases” final yr with the Pixel 2. For my part, these instances really feel unbelievable within the hand. Given how properly these have been acquired, it’s no shock to see that the Material Instances will even be out there for the Google Pixel Three and Google Pixel Three XL. There’s even a brand new, darkish shade of pink out there to match the “Not Pink” model.

Google can also be beginning a brand new program referred to as “Google My Case” which lets clients create and order customized protecting instances.

Miscellaneous

Within the retail field, you’ll additionally get a USB Sort-C to Sort-A adapter, a USB Sort-C to three.5 mm headphone jack adapter, and a SIM tray ejection device. All normal equipment, although many customers appear to not understand that the USB Sort-C to Sort-A adapter works nicely as a USB OTG dongle.

Google Pixel Three and Pixel Three XL Pricing and Availability

Google doesn’t promote their smartphones for reasonable, that’s for positive. You’ll be paying a reasonably penny to get your palms on one in every of these units. There are lots of causes to select a Pixel over different smartphones, however the three greatest causes to decide on Pixel are efficiency, its digital camera, and software program updates. Every little thing else is simply additional, and actually, often overshadowed by different units at or under its worth vary. However you’ll discover it exhausting to select one other smartphone that may beat the Pixel Three in these three areas, although if the worth is just too exhausting to abdomen, the OnePlus 6T or Xiaomi POCO F1 could also be higher picks.

Pricing

You’ll get 6 months of the brand new YouTube Premium service at no cost. Listed here are the costs by variant.

System Storage Worth (US/EU/CA) Google Pixel Three 64GB $799/€859/999 CAD Google Pixel Three 128GB $899/€959/1129 CAD Google Pixel Three XL 64GB $899/€959/1129 CAD Google Pixel Three XL 128GB $949/€1059/1259 CAD

Availability

The Google Pixel Three and Pixel Three XL might be obtainable in america by way of Verizon Wi-fi on October 18. It’s going to even be bought in numerous European nations beginning November 11th.

Pre-orders begin at this time for the units. Pre-ordering the system in lots of locations will internet you a free Google Pixel Stand, amongst different advantages. Verify together with your native service for the most effective deal.

Google Pixel Three and Pixel Three XL Boards

Each new, common Android gadget deserves a discussion board on XDA, and the Pixel Three collection is not any exception. In reality, given the Pixel Three’s significance within the Android developer group, we would like the XDA boards to be the place for Pixel Three lovers to collect. In case you are fascinated by speaking to your fellow fanatics about both the Pixel Three or Pixel Three XL, then take a look at the XDA boards under. Right here you’ll discover information, guides, apps, themes, ROMs, kernels, equipment, and extra…as soon as the gadget begins reaching the arms of shoppers!

Google Pixel Three Boards

Google Pixel Three XL Boards

This can be a creating story. Examine again for extra particulars as we get them.

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