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Google Pixel 3 Review


The Google Pixel 3 is a robust smartphone with an enticing camera. Don't be disheartened by seeing its basic specifications, looking like just another smartphone camera - 12.2MP with just one lens & an f/1.8 aperture is boosted by machine learning software, (Google's secret weapon for improving images). Thereby making it one of the best smartphone cameras.

Google manages to cram a 5.5-inch screen and two front-facing loudspeakers into a one-hand-friendly phone. Even though the phone's appearance is unremarkable and the battery life will disappoint power users but despite all this, it remains one of Google's greatest smartphones in small size.

Google Pixel 3 Review

With a 2,915mAh capacity, the battery is less than those in larger phones, but it still provides all-day battery life on the basis of a moderate use test by the users. As per the users, after taking 100 beautiful pictures in two hours, the device's battery was severely depleted. There is no micro SD card slot and, much worse, no headphone port. Thus, you are limited to 64GB or 128GB of storage.

Even while the camera software is praised for behind the scenes camera background and the Night Sight option, the app doesn't have all of Samsung and LG's cool camera app features.

For anyone who values photo quality and is dissatisfied with their phone's current photo-taking capabilities, the Pixel 3 is the best smartphone. Without the ugly notch cut-out at the top, it features the same camera intelligence and Android Pie-powered Intelligence smarts of the Pixel 3 XL. Furthermore, it is less expensive than the equivalent, one-handed-friendly iPhone XS, compared to the 2018 and 2019 headline prices.

Google has since introduced the Google Pixel 3a & Google Pixel 3a XL, two mid-range devices that compete with the luxurious Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL. If you're eager to get your hands on any of Google's handsets, do read the review before you buy one. The new phones keep some of the most recent innovations of the Pixel 3 spectrum while lowering a few benchmarks.

Google Pixel 3 Review

Release Date And Price

The Google Pixel 3 was released in the following countries: Canada, France, Germany, Japan, India, Ireland, Italy, Singapore, Spain, & Taiwan. It debuted on October 18, 2018, in the US, and on November 1, 2018, in the UK and Australia. The first pre-orders started immediately following the launch ceremony on October 9.

The 64GB version of the Pixel 3 costs $799 / 739 / AU$1,199, and the 128GB model costs $899 / 839 / AU$1,349. Since you can't upgrade later (remember that this phone has no microSD card port), we advise getting more excellent internal storage.

It costs $150 more than the Google Pixel 2 but $200 less than the iPhone XS. The larger screen and artificial intelligence camera, as well as the fact that nearly all top-of-the-line smartphones cost higher in 2019, are what you pay for. Check out good Pixel 3 bargains because they reduce the cost by about half.

With an asking price of $799 / 669 / AU$1,049 on the 64GB storage model and $899 / 769 / AU$1,199 for the 128GB model, the more recent Google Pixel 4 costs a little less than the Pixel 3 performed at launch in most regions. If you're in the market for a new Pixel cell phone, this could be a preferable option - although the Pixel 3's age makes it still more affordable.


Google intended to address the display issues raised by the Pixel 2 XL criticisms. You can tell that much as soon as you look at the 5.5-inch OLED display of the Pixel 3.

The new HDR-spec panel is significantly superior to anything Google has previously marketed in a smartphone. Thankfully, none of the problems that plagued the Pixel 2 XL remain. With solid colors, there is no splotchiness and no noticeable tint at strange viewing angles. Google has built-in protections to prevent image retention in the program and a new Dynamic color profile that appeases users looking for more vibrant colors than sRGB alone.

You aren't required to be aware of these issues to enjoy the Pixel 3's display. As per one of the user he turned on YouTube to see the animated Spider-Man movie trailer from Sony and sat transfixed by the neon lights and amber explosions bursting off the night sky of New York. And as per the user, the pace was smooth, and the colors were intense, giving the appearance of a live-action comic book.

The Pixel 3's display is impressive and can now legitimately compete with the best in the business. Nevertheless, a few minor issues prohibit this exhibit from taking first place.

One reason is that QHD devices such as the Galaxy S9, which have better pixel densities, outperform Google's full-HD flagship. Because of this, text in the Pixel 3 is more pixelated than on some other premium smartphones. On the Pixel's display, red, green, and blue subpixels are marginally simpler to distinguish with the unaided eye.

However, the Pixel 3's lack of brightness is more aggravating for some users. Only 401 nits were measured by the Pixel 3 on its brightest setting by the light meter. About 200 nits less than the iPhone XS. Google's smartphone may become brighter under certain conditions, including direct sunlight. But most of the time, the program will severely constrain customers' options.


The Pixel 3 maintains Google's classic two-tone appearance ? the back features glossy glass at the highest point, while the bottom eighty percent has a matte texture. There's an easier transition between both surfaces for a better look and feel, although overall, the appearance hasn't changed drastically.

Google Pixel 3 Review

It readily fits in a single hand, and, in most parts, one can use it without using both hands. That's an excellent reason to buy the Pixel 3 instead of the Pixel 3 XL. Its display is big enough. However, the phone's hand feel is quite acceptable. Others may appreciate that it does not have an unattractive notch carved out on the top, which is a deal killer for many. Due to its late 2018 introduction, the Pixel 3 additionally skips the 'punch hole' lens design option in the Honor View 20. It's something that's spreading in 2019 mobile devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S10.

The Pixel 3 model looks identical to its predecessor, yet it does use different materials. The entire back is comprised of soft-touch glass utilizing Gorilla Glass from Corning. 5. It's identically toughened glass that covers the front of the screen, and everything encloses a frame made of aluminum with a composite coating - it's the only piece of steel on the outside.

Sure, the all-glass construction makes the Pixel 3 prone to damage (though we've yet to find the marks others have mentioned), but the glass also offers better LTE connectivity and wireless charging. That's why we've witnessed an absence of aluminum-backed smartphone models in 2018. The Pixel 3 is the most recent causality.

Google Pixel 3 Review

Wireless charging is a new feature on the Pixel phones and a pleasant change since Google unveiled the Pixel Stand wirelessly charger along its new devices. We weren't had a wireless recharging Google smartphone since the polycarbonate Nexus 6.

More rounded corners are prevalent on the Pixel 3. Its shape appears less boxy than prior Google phones, which have emerged from the iPod touch and others. Gone is the phone's harsher chrome bevel surrounding the frame and back fingerprint sensor. It's like Google put its latest smartphone through the smoothing machines. And we like the results.

The Google Pixel 3 still has two front-facing speakers. It's good to see this in a flagship product because this is the first time anyone else has been doing it today (apart from Razer with its Razer Phone 2). You'll additionally receive Active The Edge, which lets you press down the cell device's edges to call up Google Assistant. Users appreciate this squeezing mechanism instead of a separate AI button in the housing like Samsung has its Bixby button (which, in turn, we often misinterpret as a volume-down button).

The Pixel 3 includes USB-C port headphones in the box, which implies that there's no traditional 3.5mm headphone port (as with last year's Pixel 2) along with that micro SD card slot, so you're limited to 64GB & 128GB storage variants.

The Pixel 3 hues are pretty modest, having 'Just Black' as the trio's choice. 'White' appears cheap & 'Not Pink' is not for everybody. Yes, it's the color you're looking for if you're seeking to stick out a bit, but we preferred last year's unusual Mint hue more. However, you do get a new Minty color on the Simply White Google Pixel 3 power switch.


The 2,915-mAh battery within the Pixel 3 is average when it comes to ability, but it enables every cutting-edge charging technique on the market today. This offers 18-watt quick charging, reaching 50% in 30 minutes using the included adapter. The phone can also be charged wirelessly through Google's Pixel Stand at 10 watts. (However, third-party Qi chargers can only provide up to 5 watts to the Pixel 3).

As per one of the user's battery test, the Pixel 3's battery died after 8 hours, 27 minutes of continuous surfing the web over T-Mobile LTE at 150 nits of brightness. The phone survived an additional run on the Verizon network for 8 hours and twelve minutes. Both times fall significantly short.

But the Pixel 3 seldom struggled to maintain a charge in everyday use. The Pixel 3 survived until midnight one day when one day a user unplugged it at 7:30 a.m. after using it for hours to make calls, take pictures, stream videos, and listen to podcasts over its powerful stereo speakers. An entire day & a half was definitely within the range of the device if the user remains more cautious.


The Pixel 3 features one of the most remarkable cameras on the market, if not the best.

The 12-megapixel camera on the back can produce beautiful pictures with a lot of detail, color, and dynamic range. Thanks to Google's HDR+ algorithms, it is superior to all others at drawing out detail & color from high-contrast images with a mixture of brilliant lights and dark corners.

The low-light performance is likewise excellent, before the much-anticipated Night Sight option, which Google claims would enable far improved nighttime images.

The Pixel 3 stands out from the competition because it can perform all these tasks with essentially no user skill; this point-and-shoot will make you appear knowledgeable even if you are not.

When somebody blinks or cuts into your field of vision, Google's Top Shot performs as promised, utilizing on-device AI to determine which of the numerous frames it takes before and after you press the shutter release is more impressive than your attempt.

The clarity of Apple's hybrid zoom employing the iPhone XS's 2x telephoto camera at prolonged zooms can't quite compete with Super Res Zoom, which is more effective than ordinary digital magnification.

An average 8-megapixel camera and a broad-angle fixed focus camera with a one-step zoom are paired on the front as two selfie cameras. If you have skin problems, this camera can record them in their entirety. The camera records much more detail at regular zoom ranges, even in poor lighting situations.

Although you can accommodate more people in a wide-angle selfie, the quality of the pictures it takes could be more excellent.

The blur in foreground and background may now be adjusted after the fact in portrait orientation using the front and back cameras, which has improved, particularly around the hair. Tapping on an object causes the focus to follow, making it much simpler to take macro photos thanks to the motion autofocus. It around.

Network Performance, Calls, and Audio

Verizon offers the Pixel 3 directly, through Project Fi, and unlocked. It is compatible with all providers, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon, as it covers LTE bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/32/66/71. It can support e-SIM for some carriers and markets and features Cat 16 LTE and 4x4 MIMO.

With crystal-clear transmissions over the earpiece and effective noise cancellation for outgoing calls, voice calls are outstanding. In testing, voices sounded authentic, devoid of the artificial quality we frequently detect when noise reduction is active. The loud construction was only one background noise that could be heard.

Google Pixel 3 Review

Call screening is one of the most intriguing fresh capabilities on the Pixel 3. Google offers you the ability to have incoming calls from unidentified individuals filtered. This results in the caller explaining what's happening and asking you to clarify the reason behind your call. The explanation is then sent to the recipient as writing on their hand. This service's speech transcription is fast and precise, and it would help remove spam and robocalls.

The phone's call capabilities will increase after Google Duplex is implemented. Google Assistant can take over your calling obligations to save you from the monotony of things like making dinner reservations and organizing hair appointments.

When blasting Iron Maiden, the front-firing dual speakers were loud enough to get my coworkers' attention despite being unable to fill the entire room at their highest volume. With the Pixel Buds that come with it, the Pixel 3 can play 24-bit music. The Google Assistant is integrated, the ear loop on the Pixel Buds is adjustable, and they are easy to wear. Although the LG G7, with its specialized quad DAC, still offers more audiophile adjustability, I found the sound quality solid, with a clean and precise range.


The Pixel 3 needed to demonstrate the power of Google's hardware and operating system to the world. And it is beautiful. This phone performs virtually identically to a true flagship while having a smaller and more ergonomic chassis than most. Even months after its initial introduction, it continues to hold its own.

What Has the Pixel 3 Changed? The Google Pixel 3's most striking features rely on machine learning and artificial intelligence to maximize the potential of its single back camera and two front-facing cameras. AI is also used in other exciting aspects, including the enhanced capabilities of Google Assistant.

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