The third iterations of Google’s own smartphone, have finally made their official debut. Sporting new designs, and more capable hardware, these new devices are aimed to set the benchmark for both performance and imaging.

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Both have OLED displays protected with Gorilla Glass 5 – the Pixel 3 at 5.5-inches (FHD+), and the XL at 6.3-inches (QHD). Both also come with HDR support, an always ON display, and a bunch of color modes.

Under the hood of the two, is no less than a Snapdragon 845, with all of its cores down-clocked to improve battery life. There’s 4GB of RAM, and either 64GB or 128GB of storage. No microSD card slot, unfortunately.


Both also sport a single 12MP rear camera with AI features such as Super Res Zoom, which enhances the details when using digital zoom. The lack of 60fps 4K video recording is a  letdown, but it does have Fused Video Stabilization. Night Shot, which allows you to take detailed low-light images without flash, will come as a software update.

They are also IP68 certified for water and dust resistance, and feature front-firing speakers. The heaphone jack is still missing, but Google is including a re-designed Type-C to 3.5mm adapter, which they claim uses up less power.

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The Google Pixel 3 will retail for 850 Euros (around PhP52,000) for the 64GB variant, and 950 Euros (around PhP58,000) for the 128GB variant. The XL on the other hand, will have a price of 950 Euros and 1,050 Euros respectively.


 Pixel 3Pixel 3 XL
ProcessorSnapdragon 845Snapdragon 845
Display5.5" FHD+ OLED6.3" QHD OLED
Rear Camera12MP (f/1.8)12MP (f/1.8)
Front Camera8MP Main (f/1.8) + 8MP Wide (f/2.2)8MP Main (f/1.8) + 8MP Wide (f/2.2)
OSAndroid 9 PieAndroid 9 Pie
Other FeatuesHDR SupportHDR Support
Dual front-firing stereo speakersDual front-firing stereo speakers
Qi Wireless ChargingQi Wireless Charging
18W Fast Charging18W Fast Charging

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