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Google Pixel 3 Review – One Of The Best Smartphones Of 2018

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In this in-depth Google Pixel 3 review, I will tell you everything you need to know about this phone. This year has been a great year with some great flagship phones to choose from.

 

Two months ago, Samsung released the Galaxy Note 9, which features some impressive new hardware and software improvements.

 

Apple also announced the new iPhone XS series, and now Google has released its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones.

Google Pixel 3 review

Google Pixel 3

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Google Pixel 3 review
Battery Life 7.0
Camera 10.0
Software 9.0
Hardware 9.0
Performance 10.0

Pros

  • The camera works amazingly well and a wide angle selfie cam
  • The screen has gotten significantly better
  • Overall performance is incredible
  • The design has been improved
  • Fast wireless charging

Cons

  • Doesn’t have any form of facial unlocking
  • The back panel gets scratched easily

 

Google Pixel 3: Introduction:

 

If you are thinking about upgrading your phone but you’re not sure what phone you would like to buy. Hopefully, this comprehensive Google Pixel 3 review will help you to determine whether or not you should buy this phone.

 

Google has a reputation for making phones with great cameras and the Pixel 3 is no exception. The camera on this phone is excellent, the design, and the overall performance is great.

 

The Pixel 3 offers some significant upgrades over its predecessors. The camera has been upgraded, the Pixel 3 is the first Google phone to feature a dual camera setup.

 

The selfie camera has also been improved to help the user to take better selfies.

 

This phone also supports Qi wireless charging and there are some software upgrades which give you the ability to get the best photos from a single-lens camera.

 

When you compare the Pixel 3 to the Pixel 2 from last year you will notice that the design has been improved.

 

Hardware:

 

The Pixel 3 features a 5.5-inches display screen with a 1080 x 2160p resolution and it runs on an Android v9.0 operating system.

 

This phone is powered by a 2.5GHz octa-core processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of non-expandable internal storage.

 

The primary camera which is located at the back of the phone is a 12.2-megapixel camera and the camera located at the front of the phone is an 8-megapixel camera.

 

The rear camera of this device has a CMOS image sensor which supports a resolution of 4032 x 3024p. The phone comes with a 2915mAh non-removable battery.

 

The pixel 3 measures 145.6 (H) by 68.2 (W) by 7.9 (L) and it weighs 148 grams. It is a single SIM phone which accepts a Nano-SIM card.

 

The connectivity options include Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi, GPS, USB Type C, USB OTG, 3G and 4G connections.

 

Some of the sensors included are barometer, accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor.

 

The Pixel 3 also comes equipped with a fingerprint sensor.

 

Specifications:

 

Here is a comprehensive list of specifications and features of Pixel 3:

 

Features

Specifications

Screen

5.5-inches

Resolution

1080x2160p

Rear Camera

12.2 MP

Front Camera

8.0 MP

Internal Storage

64 GB

RAM

4 GB

Battery Capacity

2915mAh

Operating System

Android v9.0 (Pie)

Fingerprint Sensor

Yes

Quick Charging

Yes

Network Support

4G, 3G, 2G

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

Graphics

Adreno 630

Processor

Octa-core (2.5GHz. Quad-core, Kryo 385 + 1.6GHz, Quad Core, Kryo 385)

Display Type

OLED

Sensor

CMOS Image Sensor

Dimensions

145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9mm

Weight

148 grams

Waterproof

Yes, IPX8

Colors

Available in clearly white, just black, not pink

 

Design:

 

Just like the previous generations of the Google Pixel phones, the Pixel 3 is available in two models: the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

 

These two models are available in three different colors for you to choose from: Clearly White, Just Black, and Not Pink. This phone has a finish of a heavily polished pebble and if fits comfortably into your hands.

 

At first glance, you will realize that the Pixel 3 has a nicer design than its predecessor the Pixel 2 but they bare a resemblance.

 

However, the back panel of the Pixel 3 is made of glass and the phone has wireless charging capabilities.

 

The Pixel 3 lacks the stainless steel finish and the soft corners make it look as though the phone isn’t trying to attract you with its aesthetics.

 

Another great thing about this phone is the fact that it will be relatively easy for most smartphone users to manage it with one hand.

 

The display screen is made of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The front-facing speakers are outstanding.

 

Google claims that the stereo speakers are 40-percent louder and provide noticeably louder sound with incredible dynamic range in comparison to the previous generations of Pixel phones.

 

Additionally, I noticed that cranking the volume up to the max resulted in much less distortion than I had initially expected.

 

Display:

 

The Pixel 3 comes with a 5.5-inch OLED display screen, this is slightly bigger than the display screen on the Pixel 2.

 

The display screen is attractive and it gets bright enough to provide a great viewing experience even when using the phone outside in direct sunlight.

 

This is due to its circular polarizing layer which helps avoid the screen glare.

 

The resolution of the display screen is 1080 x 2160 pixels. Picture quality is amazing and the display screen is capable of providing a brightness of up to 408cd/m2 with the auto-brightness engaged.

 

Whether you enjoy playing video games, watching videos, or watching movies, the Pixel 3 will provide a great user experience.

 

The Pixel 3 does not have the blue-tint issue that is present on the Pixel 2. The display screen on the Pixel 3 is an edge-to-edge display screen.

 

This is great because most smartphone users today will appreciate having a larger display screen.

 

Camera:

 

Google Pixel 3 Camera

 

The main selling point for the Pixel 3 is the camera, Pixel phones have a reputation for having great cameras that perform well.

 

The cameras that were present on the previous Pixel phones were some of the best cameras that we have seen on a smartphone.

 

The camera setup on the Pixel 3 is very similar to that of its sibling, the Pixel 3 XL.

 

The primary camera located at the back of the phone is a 12.2-megapixel camera with a f/1.8 aperture which is powered by Google’s visual core processor, the camera also has optical image stabilization.

 

The megapixels on the Pixel 3 camera and its predecessor is the same. As a result of this people may assume that the picture quality is the same as well.

 

However, the pixels on the Pixel 3 are larger, they are 1.4 microns. This means that they are capable of collecting more light, which converts to fantastic photo shots, especially in low light conditions.

 

So, how does the Pixel 3’s camera perform? It performs incredibly well and it does a great job of capturing lots of small details even when taking photos in a darker setting.

 

Due to Google’s artificial intelligence software and HDR+, the camera has the ability to take great photos, the colors are rich and vibrant without looking oversaturated.

 

The color reproduction is great and the photos look extremely natural.

 

Smartphone camera technology has come a long way since the advent of the smartphone and there are many phones on the market that can take great photos in a well-lit setting.

 

However, many of these phones struggle to take great photos in a darker setting. But this where the Pixel 3 excells,  with this phone you can take your low-light photo capturing to a whole new level – thanks to the Night Sight mode.

 

Another intriguing feature is the portrait mode which gives you the ability to change the amount of blur in the background.

 

Located at the front of the phone, you will find a dual-selfie camera setup which has a standard camera and an ultra-wide angle camera, this gives you the ability to squeeze more people into the photos.

 

The dual-selfie camera setup will allow you to take some great selfies that you will not be able to take with other flagship phones.

 

If you’re someone who enjoys taking lots of photos and you’re looking for the smartphone with the best camera on the market you should get the Pixel 3.

 

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