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Google Pixel 3 Vs Google Pixel 3 XL - On Paper, Which One Should I Choose?

Google Pixel 3 Vs Google Pixel 3 XL - On Paper, Which One Should I Choose? - Google has announced the arrival of its latest smartphones but which one is for you? Let's take a look at the specs side-by-side to find out.

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If you're a Pixel or Pixel 2 owner, or are thinking about switching to be a Pixel smartphone user, you're probably wondering which new Pixel, the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, you should buy. So, to help you make your mind up, we're comparing the specs of both new smartphones side-by-side so you can see if the extra £130 you'll need to spend to buy the XL version of the Pixel 3 (64GB) is worth it. 

Let's start by looking at some of the main specs (specs in bold are what are different about the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL): 

 

Google Pixel 3 Google Pixel 3 XL
5.5in, 443ppi, 2160x1080 OLED Screen 6.3in, 523ppi, 2960x1440 OLED Screen
Single 12.2MP, f/1.8 rear camera Single 12.2MP, f/1.8 rear camera
Dual 8MP, f/2.2, wide-angle, fixed focus and f/1.8 regular angle front facing camera Dual 8MP, f/2.2, wide-angle, fixed focus and f/1.8 regular angle front facing camera
Digital bokeh and post-capture ability Digital bokeh and post-capture ability
1080p, 720p, 480p (front camera) 1080p, 720p, 480p (front camera)
4K, 1080p, 720p, (rear camera) 4K, 1080p, 720p, (rear camera)
Optical & electronic image stabilisation Optical & electronic image stabilisation
Optical & Digital Zoom  Optical & Digital Zoom 
Splash, Water and Dust Resistant Splash, Water and Dust Resistant
Snapdragon 845 & 4GB RAM Snapdragon 845 & 4GB RAM
Glass back design which allows for wireless charging Glass back design which allows for wireless charging
64/126GB Capacity  64/126GB Capacity 
Size: 145.6 x 68.2mm Size: 158mm x 76.7mm
2,915mAh battery 3,430mAh battery
Start at £739 Start at £869

 

As you can see from the table, there's not actually that much that separates the two smartphones. The most obvious things is the overall phone size and the size of the screen as the Pixel 3 XL, as the name suggests, is bigger. The screen on the Pixel 3 XL is 1.2in bigger and offers a better resolution than the Pixel 3 and the overall body-size is longer/wider. You may have also noticed that the Pixel 3 XL has a notch, a new feature of Pixel smartphones, and this has been introduced to allow for the bigger screen size. 

The battery is bigger on the Pixel 3 XL but the battery built into the Pixel 3 isn't terrible and with quick charging, the 2915mAH battery can give you 7 hours of use from just a 15-minute charge.

 

 

A bigger screen which makes up over 80% of the device and the overall size of the smartphone obviously comes at a bigger cost with the 64GB Pixel 3 starting at £739 compared with the £869 for the Pixel 3 XL. Over £100 more for a bigger screen sounds like a lot but we'll have to wait and see how much a difference it makes when we put the smartphones through their paces on test. 

For now, you can learn more about the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL over in news and have a look at more images of the new smartphones below. 

 

Google Pixel 3 XL Photos of Equipment

 

Google Pixel 3 Photos of Equipment

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