Review: Google Pixel 3
There's no question in my mind that the Pixel 3 is one of the best options in the flagship phone market right now. Whether you want to go small with the 3 or large with the 3 XL, you're in for an enjoyable experience. The Pixel 3 has a more compact and usable footprint, but not the battery life and cinematic screen available on the 3 XL. Everything else between the phones is identical.
Google did a great job with the hardware. The phone borders on the simplistic as far as design is concerned, but I consider that a strength in this case. (It's never been about the hardware, anyway, as far as Google is concerned.) I particularly find the all-glass build appealing, and table-stakes features such as water resistance are on board.
Google's newest version of Android is an excellent platform for a mobile device. The base user interface is as easy to use as ever, and Pie delivers tasty new tidbits such as Digital Wellbeing, Ambient Battery, and Ambient Display. Having a "pure" version of Google's excellent software is a big plus. The Pixel's own additions, such as Call Screening, are truly useful at cutting junk from your life.
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Then there's the camera. Google has crafted yet another winner. Its engineers are able to work magic to create some of the best images I've seen from a phone. If you're serious about getting the best shot with minimal fuss, the Pixel 3 and 3 XL are here for you.
You'll pay for all this awesomeness. The 64 GB Pixel 3 costs $799 and the 128 GB costs $899. The 64 GB 3 XL costs $899 and the 128 GB model costs a painful $999. These prices are ridiculous compared to last year's models, but in line with the competition. If you can, trade in your old phone. Right now, Google will give you between $200 and $335 for your old Pixel 2 XL. That goes a long way to making the Pixel 3 more affordable.
This is one phone that's worth the investment.
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Nov 14, 2018
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5.5" display FHD+ resolution
Snapdragon 845 processor 4 GB RAM
2,915 mAh battery
NFC, Wireless Charging, Fingerprint Reader, Water-Resistant