Google Pixel 3 & 3 XL Go On Sale In India
The Google Pixel 3 & Google Pixel 3 XL which are the latest flagship smartphones from Google, were launched last month in the US. And now, the devices are making their way to India via online and offline channels. The Pixel smartphones represent what an Android device should feel and perform like. They are the successor to the Pixels 2 devices which are known for their robust build quality and fantastic camera performance. Both the devices have similar specifications except for the bigger screen size and a notch on the Pixel XL.
The Pixel 3 XL has a 6-inch display with a notch and an 82.8% screen-to-body ratio, while the Pixel 3 has a 5.5-inch display without a notch and 77.2% screen-to-body ratio. Both the Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL have a glass and aluminium hybrid rear back. For protection, the displays have Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The power button and the volume buttons are placed on the left while the SIM tray is on the bottom on both devices. The rear of the devices houses the 12.2 MP camera with the dual-LED flash and the fingerprint sensor. The rear camera can shoot 2160p videos @ 30fps and 720p videos at super slow 240fps. Talking about the front camera, the phones have dual 8 MP cameras, one being a PDAF sensor and a second, ultra-wide sensor. The front cameras can also record 1080p videos @ 30fps.
The Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL are IP 68 rated which makes them dust and water resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30 mins. They have an always-on screen which displays date/time and unread notifications. The smartphones have a Type-C USB port for charging and data transfer. Sadly, the 3.5 mm audio jack is absent from both phones but Google offers a 3.5mm to Type-C adapter within the box.
The Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL have a distinct active edge feature which allows the user to squeeze the bezels to activate Google assistant or trigger other user set options.
- Display: 5.5 inch, 2160 x 1080 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio / 6 inch, 2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 aspect ratio
- Operating System: Android 9 Pie
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
- RAM: 4 GB LPDDR4x
- Storage: 64 GB/128 GB
- Rear Camera: 12.2 MP (f/1.8), Dual-LED Flash
- Selfie Cameras: 8 MP (f/1.8) + 8 MP (f/2.2)
- Security: Rear Mounted Fingerprint Scanner
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac 2.4G + 5G, Bluetooth 5 .0, NFC, GPS, USB Type-C
- Battery: 2,915 mAh / 3,430 mAh
- Dimensions: 145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 mm / 158 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm
- Weight: 148g / 204g
The Google Pixel 3 & Google Pixel 3 XL will be available from 1st November, which is today and starts at a price of Rs 71,000. The smartphones are available in two colors (Just Black, Clearly White) and two storage capacities (64 GB, 128 GB). Additionally, the smartphones will be soon available in a third “Not Pink” color. Prices for the various models are as follows:
- Google Pixel 3 (Clearly White, Just Black, Not Pink)
- 64 GB – Rs. 71,000
- 128 GB – Rs 80,000
- Google Pixel 3 XL (Clearly White, Just Black, Not Pink)
- 64 GB – Rs. 83,000
- 128 GB – Rs 92,000