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Google in its Keynote held on 9th October 2018 announced its 2 new smartphones namely, Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. If you have watched the Keynote event properly, the phone seems not to have any major difference in the specifications part compared to Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is a Camera Centric Smartphone as we have seen in the event.

Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL is a Camera centric smartphone, let’s see what camera features it is coming with and how much of improvement it has got compared to Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. So, let’s discus the specifications of both smartphones and discus the camera features.

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL – Full Specifications

You might be wondering what are the technical specifications of the newly launched phones, as the narrators in the event tend to speak more about the camera features than its technical aspects. So, let me share with you the technical aspects of both the smartphones.

Specifications of Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Image showing the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Devices
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Display and Size:

The Google Pixel 3 has the display size of 5.5Inches. The display this time is an OLED display with FHD plus flexible OLED 443ppi. The dimensions of the device are 145.6mm Height and 68.2mm wide. The Screen to body ration is 18:9. The Glass on the Front and Back are Gorilla Glass 5. Notch is an option you can enable and disable it as your wish.

The Google Pixel 3 XL has the display size of 6.3inches. The display is a QHD plus Flexible OLED with 553ppi. The Screen to body ratio is an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The Dimensions of the device are 158mm height and 76.2mm wide. The Glass on the front and back is Gorilla Glass 5. Notch in here is one which you cannot disable.

Processor and Chipset:

Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL is coming with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 which is the currently the best chipset for android smartphones. The processor is a 2.5Ghz and 1.6Ghz 64Bit Octa core processor. Both the smartphones are coming with the Adreno 630 GPU providing you the best graphics experience. They come built in with the Pixel Visual Core and Titan M custom security module.

The Titan M custom security module is a chip installed on the device which protects all your data and passwords you have saved on the device.

RAM and Storage:

The Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL smartphones are having the 2 storage options, i.e. 64GB and 128GB to choose from. The RAM size on both of the devices is LPDDR4X 4GB RAM.


Both the smartphones are coming with the battery capacity of 2915 mAH. The charging capacity is 18W Fast Charging which is powered by the Type C USB Port. The Phones also has the feature of wireless charging called QI Wireless charging, which also supports the quick charge.

Other Specs:

  • Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL comes with the front firing speakers. Both the phones have the noise suppression and 3 Mics for the best audio quality.
  • Both the Smartphone are coming in 3 colour variants, Clearly White, Just Black and Not Pink colours.
  • The Glass on the back is a Soft Touch glass having the Gorilla Glass 5.
  • The Smartphones are coming with the IPX8 Dust and Water protection.

These were the Specifications of both Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL which were not discussed on the event. Narrators spoke a lot about the camera on the event as they have made major improvements in the camera section lets discus them below.

The Best Smartphone Camera:

There is a reason why they say it as the best smartphone camera because, with the single camera setup on the back, it stands up to competition and fights to very close to a dual camera setup on the iPhone XS and XS MAX.

The Rear Camera:

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are coming with the 12.2Megapixel dual Pixel, single lese camera setup on the rear side. The Aperture of the camera is f/1.8 which is having the field of view of 76degrees. The Camera has the below features such as,

  • Auto Focus with Dual Pixel Phase Detection
  • Optical plus electromagnetic Image stabilization
  • Spectral plus Flicker sensor

The Top Shot:

Top Shot is a feature which recommends you that one perfect photo among the many of imperfect images of a single scene. It is that shot where everything is perfect.

The Lens integration in camera:

Google has this one app called google Lens which allows you to search for, by pointing the camera at particular billboards, products, name cards and etc now this feature has been inbuilt in the camera UI which makes it easier to search for.

Super Res Zoom:

This is one feature in the camera which made everyone raise their eyebrow. This feature keeps your picture sharp when you zoom in without allowing to become blur.

The Video Part:

The Phone can Capture the video the below qualities;

  • 720p @ 30fps, 60fps, 120fps
  • 1080p @ 30fps, 60fps, 120fps
  • 4K @ 30fps

The Front Facing Camera:

The Front facing camera on the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is 8MP Camera with the wide angle and telephoto lens. The wide-angle lens has the aperture of f/2.2 with the field of view of 107degrees. The Telephoto lens has the aperture of f/1.8 with the field of view of 75degeree.

The Groupfie:

The feature that lets you cover everyone in the group in the selfie you click. Using the wide-angle lens, you can include all your group members in one selfie.

The Video Part:

The Front facing 8MP camera is capable of shooting at the following quality;

  • 720p @ 30fps
  • 1080p @ 30fps
  • 4K @ 30fps

When you have look at all these features which are stunning and integrated in a single lens make you feel it the best smartphone camera, and you can also see that both Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are camera centric devices. There are no major hardware improvements but has lot of camera improvement which again proves it to be the camera centric smartphone.

We have now seen all the major specification and the camera features of both the smartphones but it will be incomplete if we don’t talk about the pricing of them. So, lets see what is the price that google pixel 3 and pixel 3 xl are coming with.

The Pricing for India:

The Google Pixel 3 is available for Pre-order from 11th October 2018. The Price at which the phone is available is Rs. 71000

The Google Pixel 3 XL is also available for Pre-order from 11th October and is priced at Rs. 83000. By this pricing both the phones fall under the premium category of the smartphones.

This concludes our discussion on the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Comment down your thoughts on the phone and make this discussion more live.

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