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Google Pixel 3 Review

The Google Pixel 3 has been released as the yearly refresh for Google phones. While the Google Pixel 3 has had its publicly know issues of the music turning off during taking pictures, the notch space showing up on the side and the sound not being equal on both sides do to the speaker design.

While those issues are known I want to look at the device itself since I have a Google Pixel 2 and was considering updating to the Google Pixel 3. I would first like to talk about the screen while the Google Pixel 3 has a better screen resolution of 2,160 x 1,080 pixels (443 pixels per inch) while the Google Pixel 2 has a 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (441 pixels per inch) which is the same resolution as the original Google Pixel.

The processor on the Google Pixel 3 was updated to Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 from Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 which was in the Google Pixel 2. The one thing that kind of annoys me is the Pixel 3 has 4 gigs of rams the exact same amount as the Google Pixel 2. I think that’s a mistake and could be the issue of the music/camera issue that the Pixel 3 has but I am not sure. I just find it interesting that Pixel only has 4 gigs ram when Samsung and iPhone have 6 or 8 standards.

The camera which is the real selling point for the Pixel 3 is the same a single 12.2MP rear camera that was in the Pixel 2. The front-facing camera on the Pixel 3 is dual 8MP front-facing cameras where the Pixel 2 only had a single 8MP front camera.

While the ports are not much different both are USB C but different versions as Pixel 3 has USB 3.1 which Pixel 2 had version 1.0. Both devices offer the same charging options except the Pixel 3 now offers Qi wireless charging. The Pixel 3 has a slightly better battery 2,915mAh which are a little better than the Pixel 2 battery at 2,700mAh.

If I had an original Pixel there is enough of a change to for me to want to upgrade but me being a Pixel 2 owner there is not enough of an upgrade to warrant a purchase of $799 for the regular Pixel and $899 for the Pixel 3 XL.

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