Google Pixel 3 / 3XL: What’s the Verdict?

Google Pixel 3 / 3XL: What’s the Verdict?

Is this the Android device you’ll come to love? Still checking out the long list of devices which you’ll treat yourself with for the holidays? Did the new Google Pixel 3 or probably the 3 XL catch your eye?

Quick Review of Specs:


Pixel 3 Pixel 3XL
Display 5.5-inch FHD+ flexible OLED at 443ppi 6.3-inch QHD+ OLED at 523ppi
Memory & Storage 4GB LPDDR4x RAM; 64GB or 128GB storage
Battery 2915 mAh battery 3430 mAh battery
Materials Aluminum frame + hybrid coating
Colors Clearly White, Just Black, Not Pink


Now, let’s see how reviewers found the new devices:





  • TechRadar’s Matt Swider didn’t like the weaker battery life which he considers is the biggest con from the Pixel 3 which can definitely limit what you can do on just one full charge for a day.
  • Digital Trends’ Julian Chokkattu also feels the same way for the battery in the Pixel 3 XL describing it as mediocre which can be very problematic for heavy users that does quite a number of picture taking, browsing and gaming for most of the day.
  • Max Parker from Trusted Reviews recommends to get protective gear for the bigger sibling as with just a week’s use he noticed there were scratches and/or micro-abrasions on his white Pixel 3 XL. He noticed some too with others who were using the black version.

That’s a wrap for the Pixel 3 and 3XL reviews! Did it help finalize your decision?

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Google Pixel 3 / 3XL : ready to pre-order?

Google Pixel 3 / 3XL : ready to preorder?

Officially announced at the #MadeByGoogle event

Another tech-giant releases new devices! Yes folks we’ve got new Google Pixel 3 devices plus lots of other announcements too!


Thinking of switching to one of the newest Pixel phones? We’ve got a rundown of the info you may need to decide on the swap. And a review or two to help you out 😉


Let’s start with the specs:

Display and phone size is what mostly sets these siblings apart. The Google Pixel 3 sports a 5.5-inch FHD+ flexible OLED display with 443ppi. While the Pixel 3 XL has a 6.3-inch QHD+ OLED display with 523ppi. Plus, different aspect ratios too with 18:9 and 18.5:9 respectively. Oh and notch-wise…only the XL has one!


Both devices show full 24-bits depth or 16.77 million colors, true black level, 100,000:1 super contrast ratio and Always-on Display to name a few. As for their popular cameras, the rear camera is 12.2MP dual-pixel while their dual front cameras have 8MP wide-angle and normal FoV cameras for ultra-crips, wide selfies!


The Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip and have 4GB RAM. Colors available are Clearly White, Just Black and Not Pink.


Their software also has tricks in their sleeve worth checking out! Their famous camera may have just gotten better with the help of AI which was highlighted during their eventNotable camera features are Top Shot where the AI will choose the best moment to take the picture, Night Sight where low-light will adjust to get that clear shot without flash and Super Res Zoom where you can say goodbye to pixelated photos even after zooming.


It’ll be available with 64GB/128GB storage options and will cost $799/$899 and $899/$999 correspondingly. You can preorder now while it will arrive on October 18 in the US. Several other countries will get it November 1.

Now for initial hands on reviews…


YouTube Reviewer Marques Brownlee says the devices are a bit heavier as it’s all glass now but does feel premium on the hand. The notch in the XL is quite taller than other devices (for the 2 front facing cameras and speaker) and a chin (for another speaker too). The features are great but still have to check if it’s worth it.

Engadget’s Chris Velazco thoughts on the new devices are quite similar even at the functional level and utilitarian design. Plus the tech giant pushed the levels to machine level and software features which showed surprisingly well photos. Plus has the best camera used all year round.

Tech Radar’s Matt Swider has a bit of concern on the Pixel 3 for the 4GB RAM which is quite smaller than most phones we have today. (Tech Armor can help with that!) While colleague John McCann says a con for the bigger sibling is the design’s a bit old.


Bonus: Made by Google also released 2 other new devices for that 360 degree experience. One is the Google Home Hub that is focused on managing your home with connected devices. The other is the Pixel Slate: a handy device fusing a tablet and laptop that you can use for work and play that has a Titan Security chip for data security and a massive 12.3 inch screen! Stay tuned as we’re in development for a screen protector that covers the Pixel Slate very soon.


That’s it for the #MadeByGoogle devices! Decided to go with Team Google?

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Google Pixel 3: Arriving on October 9?

Google Pixel 3: Arriving on October 9?

Something big is about to come up from Google!

After the exciting announcement of the new iPhones, we realize not everyone is on team Apple, so let’s get down to the upcoming Google Pixel 3 rumored to be released this October!

Source: Google Store


What’s confirmed:


We know that Google sent out invites for an October 9 event. Plus, they updated their online store with a number “3” on it (the same day Apple started preorder for the new iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max) and everyone right now is betting that signal is referencing the Google Pixel 3.


A lot of leaks have come out!


First off, a Ukrainian dealer got hold of the yet-to-be-released/pre-production Google Pixel 3 XL unit with earphones, USB-C cable and he tested its camera capacity. To top it off: there’s even an unboxing video of it on YouTube! Two days later, it’s rumored that Google and Foxconn held internal talks about these specific leaks.


One of Mobilesyrup’s readers also caught a picture of what seems to be the Pixel 3 XL out in the wild in Toronto showing two front-facing cameras. One tester of the unit forgot the Pixel 3 XL after riding in a Lyft car. Yep, you read that right! It was so leaked that the driver knew he was looking at the un-launched device. That’s definitely one of the leaks you’d least expected! All 3 sources agree that there is a notch on the 3 XL. Rumors indicate it will also have a 6.2-in screen with a 2960×1440 display all powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor.

Meanwhile, another leak shows there will be no notch on the upcoming Pixel 3 and it is said to sport a regular 5.5-inch screen (it will likely look like a mini version of the Pixel 2 XL).


The screen resolution for this smaller device will be 2160×1080 with a 2:1 aspect ratio and a battery clocking in at 2,915mAh.


Both devices are said to have an all glass front and back design and the rumored colors at launch are white, black and mint green. The mint green can also be seen on the coming soon site of google in Japan.


Interested in grabbing a Google Pixel 3?

That’s it for the rumor roundup on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL! Are you planning to go Team Pixel this year? Let us know in the comments section if you’ll go for the smaller sibling or go all out and go big on the Pixel 3 XL! For now, let’s keep your current device armed with premium screen protection to keep it in tip-top shape (in case you decide to sell it as additional funding for your next device). 😉

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Google Pixel 3: worth the wait?

Google Pixel 3: worth the wait?

There’s still a lot of awesome phones coming!

The last few months of the year will be intense with new awesome phones coming up! For this weeks blog, let’s go for the Google Pixel!


From the phone dimensions, which we shared on our last blog, let’s go to the specific screen sizes. Google’s new devices will have sport a 5.3-inch screen for the smaller Google Pixel 3 and the XL will boast a sizable 6.2-inch screenNew photos and renderings are coming out for the the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL. The most popular one so far is the crystal white Pixel 3 XL.



Let’s go to the overall look of the phone


For those who are not fans of the bezels, you can choose the smaller Google Pixel 3 …. sort of. The Pixel XL is catching on with the notch trend (even deeper notch from the iPhone X). But for the chin (yes folks, we got a chin) both versions will have it. The Google Pixel phones are known for having one of the best cameras around (even if just single lens) and we can expect to have an upgraded single-lens rear camera on the back thanks to new software optimizations.


Both devices will be powered by the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and they will also have Augmented Reality Features via Cloud Anchors and the Google Assistant.


One interesting feature the next batch of Paixels may have will be front-facing speakers that will be located on the front bottom bezel. And fingerprint print sensor? Unfortunately, it will still be at the back of the devices (similar to the Samsung Galaxy devices).


Rumors are pointing to a release date that is still quite a solid on October.  


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Google Pixel 3: notch that far?

Google Pixel 3: notch that far?

Something very popular is coming to these devices!

From the iPhone to the Galaxy phones, now we go to the upcoming Google Pixel 3 phones! Read on for the rundown!

Let’s start with the differences between the two models.


Both will have larger displays with the Pixel 3 enjoying a 5.3-inch display while the Pixel 3 XL will boast a 6.2-inch screen.

The XL will feature an Edge-to-Edge screen on the side with a notch at the top (hello, iPhone X), but the smaller version will reportedly look more similar to its predecessor. It’s expected to have 2 front-facing cameras for better bokeh imagery (like Portrait mode on the latest iPhone), authentication and possibly for wide-angled shots too. The notch is somewhat confirmed considering Google’s latest Android P mobile OS update lets users test different notches on the screen.


For those who like to run a million apps at once (guity, here), the battery is expected to be 3200mAh for the Pixel 3, while the Pixel 3XL will have a little more juice to play with at 3800mAh. Even though both displays may be bigger, the phone size will not be bigger than those of the Pixel 2 and 2XL.


Specs-wise, we may get to see a model with 128GB of storage and 4GB of RAM and another with 6GB of RAM!


Now for the similarities…


The screen ratio will be 19:9 and both will be ready for AR gaming and upgraded but still single-lens cameras. The next Google phones will both be powered by the Snapdragon 845 for ultra-fast performance.

And for the price: the new devices may reach $1,000 (or possibly more) It’s also being predicted that these will be launched in October like previous Pixel models. Just like before, Verizon is still the only US carrier—though the phones can still be purchased unlocked and used on other networks


Any leaked images of the Google Pixel 3?


There have been renderings of what the Pixel phone could look like and real life photos of the rumored device. From the photos, there’s no headphone jack and has a black glass back.

Bonus: Budget phone coming too?


Google may be coming up with a budget-friendly or entry-level version of the Pixel line that’s expected to be launch sometime in the first quarter of 2019 and will run on Android Go. This is for the tech-giant to compete with developing countries so it’s not yet clear if it’ll be available in the US. Stay tuned for more info on this one!


Excited for the new Pixel devices? We’ll make sure we have these covered for you! 😉


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