Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Specifications

It’s been an interesting lead-in to the official Google announcement of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL with the pair of handsets having been made available through both nefarious and accidental means, resulting in a ton of unboxing videos and even reviews being published before the October 9th event. As with the Pixel 2 and 2 XL, this year’s handsets share the same internals apart from a difference in screen size and battery capacities. There is an additional factor to consider with the award-winning Pixel 3 XL sporting a notched display while the regular Pixel 3 is notchless, which could have a bearing for some when it comes to deciding which phone to order. Join us after the break to see the rest of the specifications for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

Announced October 9, 2018October 9, 2018
SoftwareAndroid 9 PieAndroid 9 Pie
Display5.5-Inch OLED, Fullscreen FHD+ (2160 x 1080), 18:9 aspect ratio, 443ppi, Gorilla Glass 5, HDR, Always-on-Display6.3-Inch OLED, Fullscreen QHD+ (2960 x 1440), 18:5:9 aspect ratio, 523ppi, Gorilla Glass 5, HDR, Always-on-display
NotchNoYes
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa-core, Adreno 630 GPU, Pixel Visual Core, Titan M Security moduleQualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa-core, Adreno 630 GPU, Pixel Visual Core, Titan M Security module
RAM4GB LPDDR4x RAM4GB LPDDR4x RAM
Storage64/128GB64/128GB
Expandable StorageNoNo
Rear Camera12.2MP Dual-Pixel, 1.4μm, Autofocus with dual-pixel phase detection, OIS, EIS, Spectral + flicker sensor, 76-degree field of focus12.2MP Dual-Pixel, 1.4μm, Autofocus with dual-pixel phase detection, OIS, EIS, Spectral + flicker sensor, 76-degree field of focus
Front Camera8MP wide-angle lens, 97-degree field of view, F/2.2 aperture, Fixed Focus + 8MP F/1,8 aperture, 75-degree field of view, Autofocus with Phase Detection8MP wide-angle lens, 97-degree field of view, F/2.2 aperture, Fixed Focus + 8MP F/1,8 aperture, 75-degree field of view, Autofocus with Phase Detection
SensorsActive Edge, Pixel Imprint fingerprint sensor, Proximity/Ambient Light sensor, Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Barometer, Android Sensor Hub, advanced x-axis hapticsActive Edge, Pixel Imprint fingerprint sensor, Proximity/Ambient Light sensor, Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Barometer, Android Sensor Hub, advanced x-axis haptics
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 MIMO (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0 LE, NFC, Google CastWi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 MIMO (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0 LE, NFC, Google Cast
AudioDual Front-firing stereo speakers, 3 Mics, Noise SuppressionDual Front-firing stereo speakers, 3 Mics, Noise Suppression
Audio SocketNoNo
Battery2,915mAh3,430mAh
Charging18W Fast Charging, USB Type-C 18W adapter with USB PD 2.0,
Wireless Charging (Qi certified)
18W Fast Charging, USB Type-C 18W adapter with USB PD 2.0,
Wireless Charging (Qi certified)
ProtectionIP68 Water and Dust ResistantIP68 Water and Dust Resistant
Dimensions68.2 x 145.6 x 7.9mm76.7 x 158 x 7.9mm
Weight148g184g
ColorsJust Black, Clearly White, Not PinkJust Black, Clearly White, Not Pink
In the BoxHandset, Quick Switch Adapter, USB-C to USB-C power cable, USB-C 18W Power Adapter, Pixel USB-C Earbuds, USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter, SIM tool, Quick Start guideHandset, Quick Switch Adapter, USB-C to USB-C power cable, USB-C 18W Power Adapter, Pixel USB-C Earbuds, USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter, SIM tool, Quick Start guide
Pricing$799/£739 (64GB), $899/£839 (128GB)$899/£869 (64GB), $999/£969 (128GB)

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About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).


  • pda96

    So other than the 2 front speakers, there is no QDAC or Dolby Atmos. On top of that, only 4GB of RAM? It’s easy to see that Google is not serious about Pixel devices.

    • Peter Holden

      Think it’s a case of Google believes that the hardware is there to support the software. I agree, though, 4GB of RAM in a phone so expensive? If this was LG or Samsung, people would be throwing their toys out of the cot.