After appearing on the US market on October 18, the Google Pixel 3 and its slightly larger brother, the Google Pixel 3 XL , “blew away” all smartphone fans. While we wait for him to arrive in Europe, let’s see what his majesty brings us this time
The Google Pixel 3 is, to say the least, a very powerful gadget of modern design. We can thank the Android P version of the operating system and excellent hardware for its reliability and good performance. However, its best specification is not found inside the phone. On the contrary.
If you want to find out what Google has decided to present to you in the third version of the Pixel phone and what specification will make you want it in your collection, keep reading.
The more modern design of the Google Pixel 3 phone
If you’ve had a chance to see live the predecessors of the Google Pixel 3 phone, then you know that Google didn’t attach importance to design. Simply put, robustness and reliability have always been the specifications that this manufacturer was guided by. However, this time, Google has decided to respond to the needs of users who want a sleek phone with great performance.
The design of the phone is quite unusual – the upper part of the back of the Google Pixel 3 gadget has a great sweetness, while the lower part is covered with glass with a matte finish.
When you hear the words “glass” and “smartphone” next to each other, what is your first association? We assume you have thought of a phone that is easy to scratch or break. However, Google remembered to add Corning Gorilla Glass 5 to the back , which is also located on the front of the phone, which makes it resistant to scratches and falls. Additionally, you may notice that the edge colors are slightly more rounded than with the Google Pixel 2 , giving the phone a slightly more refined look.
The Google Pixel 3 is very gentle to the touch and easily fits in your hand. You can see the power button on the side, while the speakers are on the front. Unlike the other version of Google Pixel, there is no headphone jack, only a USB type C. One of the drawbacks that critics point out is that this phone does not have a microSD card slot. Um, of course, nobody’s perfect!
Google Pixel 3 comes in three colors: Just Black, Clearly White and Not Pink.
What thrilled all the fans of the Google Pixel phone is the bright green button to turn on / off the phone on the Clearly White model .
OLED screen and black
With 148g and a 5.5-inch OLED screen, the Google PIxel 3 really impresses. The screen is not too big, just enough to allow your phone to fit in your pocket, while at the same time offering all the benefits of an HD screen. The screen size is 18: 9 which is a definite improvement over the 16: 9 found on the Google Pixel 2.
Let’s talk a little about the OLED screen . The OLED screen on phones means two things. First, that the colors are usually very bright and intense, and second, that black is the most beautiful black you will ever see . This is the case with the Google Pixel 3. Additionally, there are two cameras on the front of the screen.
The only complaint we can find on the display is its insufficient brightness. According to Andrew Matornik from Android Central , the Adaptive Brigthness option (the phone’s ability to adjust to the lighting in a given situation) works great, but it would be good to offer the phone a higher degree of brightness.
“Under the hood” of this phone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with 4GB of RAM. We have to admit that competitors like Samsung or iPhone offer a larger amount of memory, so we can’t say that we are overly enthusiastic.
The Google Pixel 3 is by no means the fastest phone on the market but it is definitely very reliable.
The Google Pixel 3 has a 2915 mAh battery . True, this is an improvement over the previous version which only had 2700mAh. However, the best batteries are those that last a long time, regardless of the amperage.
By this specification, the Google Pixel 3 is very average. If you use your phone optimally during the day, you will notice that you need to recharge it in the evening. However, what is interesting is the way you will charge this phone.
In addition to Google Pixel 3 phones, Google has also launched the Pixel Stand, a 10W wireless charger that will charge your phone up to 80% in just over an hour and a half. In addition to this option, there is also the option of a standard battery charge, via an 18W device.
Android P works phenomenally
Did you doubt it? Google has set up the ninth version of the Android operating system to run fast, with a great interface, which includes more modern icons and bright colors. If you are not sure what all the news Android P brings, we suggest you read the article in which we wrote about this Android version of the operating system .
One of the most powerful features of Android Pie is the call screen option . During a call, if you are unable to answer, you can choose to send an automatic message to the caller and ask them why they are calling you. The reply is automatically converted into a text message and read on your screen. You can do all this with just one touch of the phone. Cool, isn’t it?
The best smartphone camera in the world
We left the best for last! You read that right – of all the phones on the market right now, the Google Pixel 3 has by far the best camera . What’s so good about these cameras?
For starters, you should know that this phone has three cameras – two on the front and one on the back. The rear camera is 12.2 MP with an f / 1.8 lens, while the two front cameras are 8MP. What is interesting is the fact that one of the front cameras is wide-angle, which means that you will be able to take selfies without “accidentally” or intentionally “cutting” someone.
As for the cameras themselves, there are several mods that help you take perfect photos. For starters, there’s Portrait Mode, which you’ve had a chance to see on Google Pixel 2. In short, this is your ticket to the perfect selfie. In addition to this option, there are also Night Sight and Super Res Zoom, which allow you to keep the details in the photo in low light and extremely zoomed photos. For perfectionists, we suggest the Top Shot feature, which offers several photos, and it is up to you to choose the best one.
Keep in mind that the quality of these cameras can stand in line with a professional camera . As proof, we offer you the fact that it has optical photo stabilization as well as software stabilization.
Is this the right phone for you?
Yes, if you are a fan of selfies and very detailed photos . True, you can get photos of similar quality by using some of the Samsung models or using an iPhone camera, but you certainly won’t get a compact phone design that can easily fit in your pocket.