There are a few smartphones out there that personify the term flagship. Google's 2018 offering Pixel 3 is one such device. Pixel devices are always known to equip the latest of hardware and software. Google Pixel 3 sticks to the same logic. It packs some of the best hardware settings along with latest Android 9 Pie. Its build is not much different from its precursor, the 2nd generation Pixel devices, it still manages to carve its own niche.
In this post, we have brought you a complete review of Pixel 3 with all its specifications detailed out for your convenience of understanding. We have also addressed all the FAQs(Frequently Asked Questions) which you can find at the end of this review.
Google Pixel 3 Specifications
Here are the basic specifications of the Pixel 3 which you may find useful for a quick glance.
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845|
|Operating System||Android v9.0 Pie|
|SIM Type||Dual Nano SIM|
|Display||5.5-inch P-OLED Display|
|Camera|| Rear: 12.2 MP|
Front: 8MP+8 MP
|Battery||Li-Po 2915 mAh|
Memory and Processor
The Google Pixel 3 uses the industry's best and most powerful chipset available currently, which is the Snapdragon 845 from Qualcomm. If you love playing those latest games with highest settings, then Pixel 3 will not disappoint you at all. On the other hand, Pixel 3 packs 4 GB of memory. Personally speaking, I think this is quite inadequate given the high-end Apps we see and use today. Though the Pixel 3 is free of bloatware, there are lots of other non-Google Apps which people use and will 4GB be enough to execute them..?
Also, this actually provides a business advantage for those other companies like OnePlus who are dropping flagships with higher memory, thus making buyers prefer their devices. Now we are not saying everyone needs an overkill of 8GB RAM but if it's a flagship it should have options for 6GB variant apart from the base variant.
The device comes with storage options for both 64 GB and 128 GB. However, there is no slot for housing the MicroSD card. Some users may find 128 GB less adequate when, but then again they can store their stuff to Cloud and hence make room for the new items on the device.
Display and Build
The Google Pixel 3 comes with a P-OLED display with Gorilla Glass 5 from Corning. The display is of 5.5 inches with 77.2% screen-to-body ratio. Google always manages to create its own unique identity without giving in to the trend followed by its counterparts. Though we have flagships from Samsungs and other companies that come with a display measuring more than 6-inches, Pixel 3 follows a more traditional approach with the 5.5-inches display.
However, the design follows a glass back body that supports wireless charging. The build is no much different than its predecessor, the 2nd generation of Pixel devices. Both are almost the same size. The device has the latest IP68 protection which is quite something we always expect from premium flagships of this level. This ensures protection from dust and water.
Following its precursors, the Pixel 3 makes use of rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. In the meanwhile, other flagships which are less costly have started incorporating in-display fingerprint sensor. Both way your devices will be secured, but I guess its more of a material preference that one follows.
Again, in the camera section, Google tries its best to bring out the best of the Google camera App. The camera section packs a single 12.2 MP lens with f/1.8 and supports OIS. While the rear end has 1 camera, front-face packs two cameras, one is the wide-lens and the other being the ultra-wide lens. Ultra-wide lens accommodates more people and provides a wider view of the background. Needless to say, other features like Portrait mode, Bokeh effect also ma. The highlighted feature of the camera App is he Night-Sight feature, that allows you to shoot pictures in no light environment. Then with the help of machine learning, the picture is reproduced with adequate lighting and no loss in picture quality.
Needless to say, if you want to experience a clean UI, nothing comes close to stock Android from Google. The company rolled out Android 9.0 Pie just in time before dropping its 2018 flagship entry. Out-of-the-box Google Pixel 3 runs on Android Pie. The gesture navigation is really the cool quotient of the current software. The experience is really fluid and efficient, just the usual Google standard.
While we are seeing devices with the battery as massive as 4000mAh, Google Pixel 3 packs only 2915 mAh battery. It is a decent set-up that gives you around 14 to 15 hours of performance that includes browsing, calling, watching YouTube, streaming music etc. Google also packs an 18W fast charger in the retail box and this time Pixel 3 supports wireless charging.
Being the flagship it is, Pixel 3 bears an expensive price tag. If you're willing to pay for the Android experience in its purest form. Here is the pricing of the Pixel 3 in details.
|4 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM||Rs 71,000|
|4 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM||Rs 80,000|
Google Pixel 3: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
You might be thinking to buy the device. But it is always better to learn more about the device before going ahead and purchasing it straight off. So today, in this post, we would be covering on everything you need to know about the Pixel 3. So without any further, we do, let's start our post on OnePlus 6T: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Should we?
Design and Quality:
- Does Pixel 3 have a Notch?
No, the Pixel 3 doesn't sport a notch.
- What is the screen-to-body ratio?
The Pixel 3 has a 77.2% screen-to-body ratio.
- What is back of Pixel 3 made up of?
The Pixel 3 has a glass back design which looks quite premium.
- How much the Pixel 3 weighs?
The Pixel 3 weighs around 148 grams.
- Does Pixel 3 come with Fingerprint sensor?
Yes, the Pixel 3 comes with the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
- What is the Pixel 3 measurement?
The Pixel 3 measurements are 145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 mm (height x width x thickness).
- What is the aspect ratio on Pixel 3?
The Pixel 3 has an 18:9 Aspect Ratio.
- What is the Screen Size of the Pixel 3?
The Pixel 3 5.5-inches P-OLED Display with the Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
- Does the Pixel 3 support Adaptive Brightness?
Yes, the Pixel 3 does come with Adaptive Brightness feature.
- Does Pixel 3 have any kind of screen protection?
Yes, the Pixel 3 comes with Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
- Does Pixel 3 come with on-screen buttons or Capacitive buttons?
No, The Pixel 3 has no on-screen navigation keys.
- What is the Pixel 3 display resolution?
The Pixel resolution of the Pixel 3 is 1080 X 2160 pixels.
- What kind of Display Panel is used on Pixel 3?
The Pixel 3 uses a P-OLED display panel.
- What is the Pixel-3 pixel density?
The Pixel 3 has a pixel density of 443 PPI.
- What processor is used in the Pixel 3?
The Pixel 3 is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor which is clocked at 2.5 GHz. This processor is coupled up with the Adreno 630 GPU.
- How much RAM does the Pixel 3 have?
The Pixel 3 comes with 4 GB of RAM.
- How much Storage does the Pixel 3 have?
The Pixel 3 comes in two variants one with 64 GB of Storage and another one with 128 GB of Storage.
- How good is the overall performance?
The Pixel 3 has a Snapdragon 845 chip inside which is the latest one. That's why you can expect great performance from the device.
- What is the Android Version of the Pixel 3?
The Pixel 3 runs on the Android 9.0 Pie out of the box.
- Can the Pixel 3 run PUBG Mobile?
Yes, you can easily play the PUBG Mobile on the Pixel 3.
- Can I uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the Pixel 3?
No, you cannot uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the Pixel 3.
- How is the multitasking experience on Pixel 3?
The multitasking experience on the Pixel 3is quite good.
- Does the Pixel 3 have dual cameras?
Yes, the OnePlus 6T has a dual camera setup on the front-face. This comprises of an 8 MP, f/1.8, AF and 8 MP, f/2.2 sensors. On the rear, it has one 12.2 MP camera.
- How good is the Front Facing Camera?
The Pixel 3 has two 8 +8 MP camera, f/1.8 + f/2.2 camera which performs really well.
- Does the Pixel 3 camera have EIS or OIS?
Yes, the Pixel 3 does have EIS and OIS for image and video stabilization.
- Does the Pixel 3 have portrait mode?
Yes, the Pixel 3 does support portrait mode.
- Can Pixel 3 take images with Bokeh effect?
Yes, you can take bokeh effect shots with the Pixel 3.
- Can it shoot 4K video?
Yes, you can shoot 4K video with the rear camera of the Pixel 3.
- Does Pixel 3 support face unlock feature?
No, the Pixel 3 does support face unlocking.
- Can Pixel 3 record Slow motion Videos?
The Pixel 3 does have the slow-motion video recording feature.
- Does Pixel 3 come with IRIS scanner?
No, the Pixel 3 does not come with an IRIS Scanner.
- What’s the battery capacity of the Pixel 3?
The Pixel 3 has a 2915 mAh capacity battery under the hood.
- How long does the Pixel 3’s battery last?
The battery on the Pixel 3 would easily last you up to 15 hours or more depending upon the usage.
- Does Pixel 3 support the fast charge?
Yes, the Pixel 3 does support fast charging.
- Does the Pixel 3 have wireless charging?
Yes, the Pixel 3 does not support wireless charging.
- Does Pixel 3 have power saver mode?
Yes, the Pixel 3 does have power saving mode.
- Does the Pixel 3 have dual SIM support?
No, the Pixel 3 doesn't support dual SIM.
- Does the Pixel 3 come with a dedicated microSD Card Slot?
No, the Pixel 3 doesn't come with a dedicated microSD Card Slot.
- Does the Pixel 3 support 4G VoLTE?
Yes, the Pixel 3 does supports 4G VoLTE out of the box.
- Does the Pixel 3 have a headphone jack?
No, the Pixel 3 doesn't sport a headphone jack as well.
- Does the Pixel 3 have a USB-C port?
Yes, the Pixel 3 has USB type-c port.
- How is the call reception quality?
The call reception quality is good on the Pixel 3.
- Does Pixel 3 support NFC?
Yes, the Pixel 3 does support NFC.
- Does Pixel 3 support USB OTG?
Yes, the Pixel 3 does support USB OTG.
- Does Pixel 3 have an IR blaster?
No, the Pixel 3 does not have an IR Blaster.
- What sensors are available on the Pixel 3?
The Pixel 3 has Fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, gyroscope, compass sensors.
- Does the Pixel 3 have stereo speakers?
Yes, the Pixel 3 have stereo speakers.
- Does Pixel 3 have an FM app?
No, the Pixel 3 doesn't come with an FM App.
- Does Pixel 3 support VR?
Yes, the Pixel 3 is compatible with VR.
- Does the Pixel 3 feature a notification LED?
No, the Pixel 3 does not feature a notification LED.
- Does Pixel 3 have any heating issues?
No, there are no heating issues with the Pixel 3.
- How to take screenshots in Pixel 3?
To take a screenshot on your Pixel 3, you need to Press Volume down and Power button at the same time. There is also a screenshot button in the Power Menu which is only available on devices running on Android 9.0 Pie.
- Is the Pixel 3 waterproof or not?
Yes, the Pixel 3 is waterproof and has IP68 level certification.
- Is Pixel 3 Dustproof?
Yes, the Pixel 3 is dust proof.
- Does Pixel 3 support App lock?
No, the Pixel 3 does not have the App Lock feature. Though you can use any third party application for this job.
- Can I Install 2 WhatsApp on the Pixel 3?
No, you cannot install 2 WhatsApp on your Pixel 3 officially.
- Does Pixel 3 have a split screen feature?
Yes, the Pixel 3 does have a split screen feature.
- What’s the pricing of the OnePlus 6T?
The OnePlus 6T price starts from Rs. 71,000 for the 4/64 GB variant and Rs. 80,000 for the 4/128 variant.
Pixel 3 is not exactly a revolutionary device. However, it does pack a great camera, wireless charging support and latest clean Android OS 9.0 Pie experience. The cost is definitely high but if you want the best in your hands, it comes at a price. So, if you are a fan of stock Android, then Pixel 3 is your game.