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Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL vs Google Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL: Should You Switch to New Pixel Smartphones?

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Google has now announced the next generation of the Pixel Smartphones, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

Both the devices look stunning with a premium built, and now we have a glass at the back which also supports Wireless Charging.


But, after it’s launch, many people were disappointed, since the Google Pixel 3 does not offer a major upgrade all the Google Pixel 2.

So, in this article, we are going to compare the Google Pixel 2 with Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 2 XL with Google Pixel 3 XL and will try to let you know whether it makes sense to upgrade to the newer Pixel Smartphones or not.

What’s new in the Google Pixel 3?

Though we have mentioned its unique features in a different post, we will be talking about them briefly in this article as well for the sake of comparison.

AI Calling feature or the Call Screen.

The Call Screen feature is actually a Google Assistant based feature, which will allow the smartphone to answer incoming calls and transcribe them for you to read on the screen so that you don’t have to pick any others spam call ever again.

It is it quite a cool feature to have, but it is not exclusive to Google Pixel, since it will be coming to the Google assistant on other Pixel Smartphones, and maybe eventually to other smartphones as well.

Smart compose in Gmail

This feature is also currently exclusive to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL but it may soon arrive on the other devices as well.

The smart composing Gmail will allow the AI to automatically complete the sentences depending on the context of the email. Read more here

Impressive camera features

Google Pixel Smartphones are mostly known for their camera performances, and if you look closely, most of the camera-centric features are software based, which can be implemented by an update, so they might also arrive on the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL as well.

However, some features make the use of new Visual Core Chip placed in the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL, which means some of the features would Still remain exclusive to these new devices.

Check out this article to know about the amazing camera features of the Google Pixel 3 devices.

Camera features which will be coming to other Pixel devices as confirmed by Google.

Nice Sight, which will improve the low light photography significantly

Playground, which will have new and improved AR stickers and AR emojis.

Wireless charging

The wireless charging feature will also be exclusive to Google Pixel 3 devices since it has got the glass back, which is required for the wireless charging support.

Google also has started manufacturing the Google Pixel stand, which turns the new Google Pixel devices into the Google Home Hub and Digital Photo Frame.

So these features I was also going to be exclusive with anyone Pixel devices.

Google Duplex

Google duplex was already showcased in the Google I/O 2018, it is AI-based chatbot that will automatically pick and receive calls and will make a reservation at a restaurant or schedule a meeting on your behalf.

This is also one of the features that will be rolling out to all the Pixel devices so it is not actually exclusive to the Google Pixel 3 smartphones.

Let’s talk about specifications

Apart from the exclusivity in the camera department, there isn’t much change in the specifications as well.

The screen size of the Pixel 3 is only, half an inch larger than the Pixel 2, with 5.5 inches of OLED display against the AMOLED display used in the Pixel 2.

The Pixel 3 XL also gets a 0.3-inch increase from the Pixel 2 XL having a display size of 6.3 inches.

About the chipset, then your phones are powered by this is Snapdragon 845, against the Snapdragon 835 in the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

The smartphones still get 4 GB of RAM and the similar 64GB /128 GB of internal storage.

Apart from that, the Google Pixel 3 XL now gets a deep Notch, because it now houses two cameras on the front, which is again an exclusive feature in the newer Pixel Smartphones.

Even though Google has confirmed that it will soon offer a solution to turn off the Notch, in the settings, it is still going to be a waste of the screen real estate.

And frankly speaking, the new Google Pixel 3 devices look pretty much identical to the last year’s Pixel devices.

If you care about having the best cameras on a smartphone, upgrading to the newer Pixel Smartphones can be justified, but if the camera is a secondary for you in a smartphone, then it doesn’t make sense at all.

Moreover, most of the features that have been mentioned in this article will soon be available to the Pixel XL 2, excluding the features that depend on the visual Core Chip.

Currently, if we talk about the price, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are just almost half the price of what the new Pixel devices are being sold at.

The Google Pixel 3 starts at $799,

While the,

Google Pixel 3 XL start at $899.

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