In this Google Pixel 3 review, we will look at its main features. These include its 5.5-inch display, Snapdragon 845 processor, Always-on feature, and Multi-camera system. Then, hopefully, you’ll get a better idea of how it compares to the previous Pixel.
Google’s Pixel 3 has a 5.5-inch display that offers a high-quality viewing experience. The screen is also touch-sensitive and features an 18:9 aspect ratio. In addition, the display has a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and a pixel density of 443 PPI. The phone’s display is also compatible with 3D Touch and supports many graphics formats.
A big upgrade from last year’s AMOLED display, the Pixel 3’s 5.5-inch display offers great clarity and sharpness. The phone’s price starts at $799 for the 64GB version, while the larger Pixel 3 XL model is priced at $999.
Snapdragon 845 processor
The Snapdragon 845 processor in the Google Pixel 3 is rumored to be the new flagship processor. This writing expects it to have a slightly higher score than the existing Snapdragon 835. The processor will also run Android P, and Google has already released a developer preview. As a result, we can expect the latest version of the Android OS on the Pixel 3 XL.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor will be found in the Google Pixel 3 XL. Both devices will have the same CPU frequency, but the Pixel 3 XL will have a bigger screen. It will also have 4GB of RAM and run Android P.
The Always-on feature of the Google Pixel 3 allows the user to customize the display. It can show the time, weather, pending notifications, and even the song you’re listening to via the Now Playing feature. Its settings can be changed in the Settings app and you can disable it altogether. Another thing you can customize is the wallpaper. You can add the song’s name and artist if you want to customize the wallpaper. The Pixel 3 can identify the song’s name and artist without sending any data to Google.
An Always-on feature is an option on both the Pixel 3 XL. If you prefer a locked screen, you can disable the Always-on display. You can also enable a screen saver and adjust the font and size of the display. But you should know that it can reduce battery life. So if you are concerned about battery life, disable this feature.
While Dual-camera setups have been around for some time, the Multi-camera system on Google Pixel 3 is new to the Android platform. This camera setup allows you to switch between the two cameras for various purposes. The Pixel 3 uses both a rear-facing and a front-facing camera.
The Pixel 3 offers a dual-camera setup with a higher-resolution sensor. Moreover, the phone has an improved front-facing camera with a 184-percent wider field of view. In addition, the Pixel 3 can shoot smooth videos in 4K resolution.
IP68 water resistance rating
Google’s Pixel 3 smartphone comes with a high IP68 water resistance rating. So even if you drop your phone into a pool or puddle, the glass can handle it without cracking. The IP68 rating is the highest for water and dust resistance among smartphones. But it does not protect against spilled drinks.
While there are no guarantees regarding water resistance, the Pixel offers some protection against dust. While the phone may not be completely waterproof, it should be able to withstand water falling on it at the height of 60 degrees for five minutes. However, you shouldn’t take your Pixel near a pool, toilet, or even into heavy rain.
Gmail’s Smart Compose feature.
Gmail has rolled out the Smart Compose feature for its Android users. This new feature extends Gmail’s Smart Reply feature, which suggests phrases for your email body as you type. It also offers context and grammar suggestions to help you make the best possible message.
This new feature works differently on mobile devices than desktop devices, making it more useful when writing short emails. However, it’s still great news to see the feature coming to Gmail on mobile. While it’s currently only available on the Google Pixel 3, it’s likely to roll out to other Android devices in the coming months.