Google Pixel 3

9.1/10 AVG.
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9.1/10
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The Google Pixel 3 currently has an Informr score of 9.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 14 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.5 GHz
Screen Size
5.5"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


The Guardian

The Pixel 3 can be summed up in one word: refinement. Every element of Android 9 Pie is slick and responsive. It’s simple to use but powerful in its execution. From the simply brilliant camera to the auto-complete in Gmail, on-device AI proves truly useful. Plus you get at least three years of softw...

- Samuel Gibbs, The Guardian
Android Authority

The Google Pixel 3 takes what's good about the iPhone and applies it to Android. Whether you think that's a good or a bad thing, the Pixel 3 needs to be experienced to be fully understood. It is one of the best Android phones you can buy right now and quite possibly has the best camera available.

- Kris Carlon, Android Authority
Phone Scoop

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...

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop
TechRadar

The Google Pixel 3 has the best smartphone camera you can buy today. Don’t let the raw specs fool you: its very ordinary sounding single 12.2MP rear camera with an f/1.8 aperture is enhanced by machine-learning software, Google’s secret sauce to making your photos better. The phone design doesn’t st...

- Matt Swider, TechRadar
Gadgets Now

At Rs 71,000, the Pixel 3 is a phone that charges quite a lot of premium when compared to other phones that offer similar specs. The good thing about Pixel smartphones is that one doesn’t need too many convincing arguments in its favour.

- Aabhas Sharma, Gadgets Now


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Unknown released the Google Pixel 3 on October 18, 2018.


The Google Pixel 3 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Google Pixel 3 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


Unknown backs up the Google Pixel 3 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
5.5"

The Google Pixel 3's screen size is 5.5 inches with 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.5 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 Octa core 2.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64/128 GB

Internal memory is 64/128 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
2915mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2915 mAh battery.

Google Pixel 3 Specs

Overview
Release date October 18, 2018
Regions available USA, Canada, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, 1xRTT, EV-DO, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 Octa core 2.5 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64/128 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.34 W/kg
Body: 1.34 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2915 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 14 days
Physical Characteristics
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Clearly White, Just Black, Not Pink
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.5 x 6.9 x 0.8 cm (5.7 x 2.7 x 0.3 in)
Weight 148 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels
Pixel density 459 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Corning Gorilla Glass 5, HDR support
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Main camera aperture f/1.8, Dual camera feature (8 MP 2nd camera, f/2.2)
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio Unknown
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments

3 years of OS and security updates

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Critic Reviews


The Guardian

Raising the bar for the Android experience

from The Guardian

The Pixel 3 can be summed up in one word: refinement. Every element of Android 9 Pie is slick and responsive. It’s simple to use but powerful in its execution. From the simply brilliant camera to the auto-complete in Gmail, on-device AI proves truly useful. Plus you get at least three years of...More

The Pixel 3 can be summed up in one word: refinement. Every element of Android 9 Pie is slick and responsive. It’s simple to use but powerful in its execution. From the simply brilliant camera to the auto-complete in Gmail, on-device AI proves truly useful. Plus you get at least three years of software updates, which is still a rarity outside of Apple’s iPhone.

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Android Authority

The Android iPhone

from Android Authority

The Google Pixel 3 takes what's good about the iPhone and applies it to Android. Whether you think that's a good or a bad thing, the Pixel 3 needs to be experienced to be fully understood. It is one of the best Android phones you can buy right now and quite possibly has the best camera available.

Read full review

The Google Pixel 3 takes what's good about the iPhone and applies it to Android. Whether you think that's a good or a bad thing, the Pixel 3 needs to be experienced to be fully understood. It is one of the best Android phones you can buy right now and quite possibly has the best camera available.

Read full review

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Phone Scoop

You'll pay for all this awesomeness

from Phone Scoop

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 a...More

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.

Read full review

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TechRadar

Google’s best phone in a smaller size

from TechRadar

The Google Pixel 3 has the best smartphone camera you can buy today. Don’t let the raw specs fool you: its very ordinary sounding single 12.2MP rear camera with an f/1.8 aperture is enhanced by machine-learning software, Google’s secret sauce to making your photos better. The phone design doe...More

The Google Pixel 3 has the best smartphone camera you can buy today. Don’t let the raw specs fool you: its very ordinary sounding single 12.2MP rear camera with an f/1.8 aperture is enhanced by machine-learning software, Google’s secret sauce to making your photos better. The phone design doesn’t stand out and the battery life is underwhelming for power users, but Google does pack in a 5.5-inch screen and dual front-facing speakers into a one-hand-friendly phone.

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Gadgets Now

The phone that clicks

from Gadgets Now

At Rs 71,000, the Pixel 3 is a phone that charges quite a lot of premium when compared to other phones that offer similar specs. The good thing about Pixel smartphones is that one doesn’t need too many convincing arguments in its favour.

Read full review

At Rs 71,000, the Pixel 3 is a phone that charges quite a lot of premium when compared to other phones that offer similar specs. The good thing about Pixel smartphones is that one doesn’t need too many convincing arguments in its favour.

Read full review

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SlashGear

Picture greatness

from SlashGear

Make no mistake, if you’re an Android user then there needs to be a very good reason not to have the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL at the top of your upgrade list in 2018. What isn’t up for question is how polished the overall experience is for both devices.

Read full review

Make no mistake, if you’re an Android user then there needs to be a very good reason not to have the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL at the top of your upgrade list in 2018. What isn’t up for question is how polished the overall experience is for both devices.

Read full review

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Alphr

A quietly excellent smartphone

from Alphr

The Pixel 3 may be the device everyone expected in terms of sheer hardware but, in hand, it’s undoubtedly the most exciting device the company has produced. It’s a real shame its battery just doesn’t cut it, but the Pixel 3 – and it’s larger sibling – both embody the ethos that Google had with the launch of the original Pixel in 2016.

Read full review

The Pixel 3 may be the device everyone expected in terms of sheer hardware but, in hand, it’s undoubtedly the most exciting device the company has produced. It’s a real shame its battery just doesn’t cut it, but the Pixel 3 – and it’s larger sibling – both embody the ethos that Google had with the launch of the original Pixel in 2016.

Read full review

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Expert Reviews

Google’s answer to the iPhone Xs tweaks the formula

from Expert Reviews

So, is the Pixel 3 precisely as expected? In short, yes it is, but even without the long list of leaks ahead of the launch, I would have reached a similar conclusion. Google is sticking to the same tried-and-tested release formula it’s conducted for the previous two years: slightly tweaking the...More

So, is the Pixel 3 precisely as expected? In short, yes it is, but even without the long list of leaks ahead of the launch, I would have reached a similar conclusion. Google is sticking to the same tried-and-tested release formula it’s conducted for the previous two years: slightly tweaking the core DNA, while offering a handful of mini-improvements without radically altering the blueprint.

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IT Pro

Brains over brawn

from IT Pro

The Pixel 3 doesn’t stand out in any specific areas - and lags behind in one or two - but what it does do is bring together all of its functions to form a whole that feels genuinely smart, deploying clever AI and software tweaks to create something that’s genuinely useful.

Read full review

The Pixel 3 doesn’t stand out in any specific areas - and lags behind in one or two - but what it does do is bring together all of its functions to form a whole that feels genuinely smart, deploying clever AI and software tweaks to create something that’s genuinely useful.

Read full review

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Tech Advisor

A no-nonsense Android smartphone

from Tech Advisor

Google once again sets the standard for Android phones with the Pixel 3. It's an unassuming device, partly due to its similarity with the Pixel 2 and the overwhelming amount of leaks. It gets the basics right, rather than trying to add a load of new features people don't actually need. The Pixel...More

Google once again sets the standard for Android phones with the Pixel 3. It's an unassuming device, partly due to its similarity with the Pixel 2 and the overwhelming amount of leaks. It gets the basics right, rather than trying to add a load of new features people don't actually need. The Pixel 3 offers excellent and compact design with solid core specs and smooth performance.

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