Google Pixel 3 Review

November 19, 2018 | Amy Davies |

Specifications

Operating system Latest Android 9 Pie + Google Assistant
  • Latest Android 9 Pie
  • Google Assistant
  • Minimum 3 years of OS and security updates¹

Display Fullscreen 5.5” display

  • Pixel 3
  • Fullscreen 5.5” display
  • FHD+ flexible OLED at 443 ppi
  • 18:9
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
  • Always-on display
  • Now Playing
  • 100,000:1 super contrast ratio
  • Full 24-bit depth or 16.77 million colours
  • True black level
  • HDR support (UHDA certification)
  • Pixel 3 XL
  • Fullscreen 6.3” display
  • QHD+ OLED at 523ppi
  • 18.5:9
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
  • Always-on display
  • Now Playing
  • 100,000:1 super contrast ratio
  • Full 24-bit depth or 16.77 million colours
  • True black level
  • HDR support (UHDA certification)

Cameras 12.2 MP dual-pixel

  • Rear camera
  • 12.2 MP dual-pixel
  • 1.4 μm
  • Autofocus + dual pixel phase detection
  • Optical + electronic image stabilisation
  • Spectral + flicker sensor
  • f/1.8 aperture
  • Field of view: DFoV: 76°
  • Rear Camera Video
  • 1080p @ 30fps, 60fps, 120fps
  • 720p @ 30fps, 60fps, 240fps
  • 4K @ 30fps
  • Dual front cameras
  • 8 MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
  • Wide-angle: f/2.2 aperture & DFoV 107°
  • Telephoto: f/1.8 aperture & DFoV 75°
  • Front Camera Video
  • 1080p @ 30fps
  • 720p @ 30fps
  • 480p @ 30fps
Processors
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845
  • 2.5 Ghz + 1.6 Ghz, 64-Bit Octa-Core
  • Adreno 630
  • Pixel Visual Core™
  • Titan M security module
Memory and storage
4 GB RAM
  • 4 GB LPDDR4x RAM
  • 64 GB or 128 GB storage²
Dimensions & weight
5.7 in L x 2.7 in W x .3 in H
  • Pixel 3
  • Length: 145.6 mm (5.7 in)
  • Width: 2.7 in (68.2 mm)
  • Height: 7.9 mm
  • Weight
  • 148 g
  • Pixel 3 XL
  • Length: 6.2 in (158.0 mm)
  • Width: 76.7 mm
  • Height: 7.9 mm
  • Weight
  • 184 g
Colours
Clearly White • Just Black • Not Pink
  • Clearly White³
  • Just Black³
  • Not Pink³
Media & Audio
Dual front-firing stereo speakers
  • Dual front-firing stereo speakers
  • 3 mics
  • Noise suppression
Battery
2915 mAH battery + Qi wireless charging
  • Pixel 3: 2915 mAH battery
  • Pixel 3 XL: 3430 mAh battery
  • 18 W/2 A USB type-C charger
  • 18 W fast charging⁴
  • Qi wireless charging⁵
Wireless and location
Wi-Fi 2.4GHz • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Wireless
  • Wi-Fi 2.4GHz + 5.0GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth® 5.0 + LE
  • NFC
  • Google Cast
  • Location
  • GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Galileo
  • BeiDou
Channels
World-wide network/mobile compatibility
  • World-wide network/carrier compatibility with:⁶
  • GSM/EDGE: Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/HSDPA: Bands 1/2/4/5/8
  • CDMA EVDO Rev A: BC0/BC1/BC10
  • WCDMA: W1/W2
  • FDD-LTE : Bands⁷ 1*/2*/3*/4*/5/7*/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/25*/
    26/28/29/30/32/66*/71
  • TD-LTE: Bands 38*/39/40/41*/42/46
  • Supports up to CAT 16 (1Gbps DL/75Mbps UL), 5x DL CA, 4x4 MIMO, LAA, 256-QAM DL and 64-QAM UL depending on operator support
  • eSIM capable
Sensors
Active Edge™
  • Active Edge™
  • Back-mounted Pixel Imprint™ fingerprint sensor for fast unlocking
  • Proximity/Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer/Gyrometer
  • Magnetometer
  • Barometer
  • Android Sensor Hub
  • Advanced x-axis haptics for sharper/defined response
Ports
USB Type-C™ USB
  • USB Type-C™ 3.1 Gen 1
  • Single nano SIM
Materials
Aluminum frame + hybrid coating
  • Aluminum frame + hybrid coating
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 on the front
  • Soft touch glass (Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5) on the back
  • IP68 dust and water protection⁸
AR/VR
Built for VR to work with Google Daydream View headset
  • Built for VR to work with Google Daydream View headset