The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are finally here after a long wait. While all of the rumors were true, what rumors never suggested in full detail was the pricing of these devices. While the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL come with pretty decent price tags now that hitting the $1000 mark is considered as acceptable. With the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Google hasn’t completely followed on Apple’s and Samsung’s footsteps, in fact, the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are marginally cheaper than Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 and Apple’s iPhone XS and XS Max.
At the keynote, Google announced that the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL would start at just $799 and $899, respectively. Both sizes of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL sport a similar spec sheet down the line. With the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, we’re looking at a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, 4GB LPDDR4X RAM, 64/128GB internal storage, 12.2MP rear camera, dual 8MP cameras (with the second camera being aimed at group selfies with a 97° wide-angle setup) and a series of Google’s specially tailored improvements. Both, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL also share the same color options as well as the Pixel Visual Core and Titan M security module.
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Where both of these devices start to differ is in the display department and dimensions… plus that ugly notch on the XL. On the Pixel 3, you’re looking at a 5.5-inch 2160 x 1080 HDR OLED display. While on the Pixel 3 XL you’re looking at a 6.3-inch 2960 x 1440 HDR OLED display featuring an 18.5:9 display ratio, similar to what we’ve seen on Samsung’s Galaxy flagships lately. In fact, DisplayMate has announced that the display on the Pixel 3 XL is one of the best displays out there and has been rated A+.
Thanks to the massive differences in display sizes, both, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL feature quite a different approach in the dimensions and weight department. The Google Pixel 3 dimensions are 5.7 in x 2.7 in x 0.3 in. While the Pixel 3 XL dimensions are 6.2 in x 3.0 in x 0.3 in. While both of the devices to sport a similar design on the back, they do have quite a difference when it comes to the heft of these devices. The Google Pixel 3 weighs a mere 148g while the larger Pixel 3 XL weighs about 184g.
For now, there are three ways you could pre-order the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Either you could buy the device unlocked paired with its full price tag or either you could get the device via Verizon or Google’s Project Fi program.
If you’re planning to the Pixel 3 unlocked, the Pixel 3 would run you about $799 for the 64GB variant and about $899 for the 128GB variant, regardless of your color choice. If you’re planning to get the larger Pixel 3 XL, you’d be able to pick up the Pixel 3 XL for as low as $899 for the 64GB variant and $999 for the 128GB variant unlocked.
Regarding shipping and availability, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are currently available for pre-order and would start shipping on October the 18th in the US, followed by the rest of the world on November the 1st. In addition to that, users who do buy the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL would be able to get 6 months of YouTube Music Premium.