Google Pixel 3 overview & cool features

For $750 dollars you will get a Google Pixel 3 with minimum specs and tons of useful accessories worth $122. Now, let’s look at some of the main specs of the phone before going over the cool features.

Google Pixel 3 specs

  • Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 with Octa-Core
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Storage: 64GB/128 GB (both come with unlimited for Google Photos)
  • Display: 5.5-inch OLED display @ 443ppi | Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Camera:
    • 12.2 MP dual-pixel rear camera
    • HDR+ for low-light photography
    • Autofocus + dual pixel phase detection (Portrait Mode)
    • Optical + electronic image stabilization
  • Battery: 2915MaH

Google Pixel 3 cool features

Simple gesture navigation

There is no Home button anymore, but there is a small pill button that functions similar to the Home button. If you tap on the pill button, it will take you home. If you long press on it, it will launch Google Assistant. Grab the pill and slide to the right to get back to the most recent app.

To navigate between your apps, swipe up from your pill button, and you will see the apps that are running on your phone. Notice a small back button on the left of the pill button after your swipe up. If you swipe up again, it will take you to applications menu with all the apps installed on your phone. Another way to get to applications menus is the long swipe up.

Google Pixel 3 fingerprint reader

Google Pixel 3 fingerprint reader

There is a fingerprint reader on the back of the phone. Yes, that round thing in the middle is actually a fingerprint reader! To set it up, go to Settings >> Pixel Imprint, and you will be able to ad multiple fingers for unlocking your phone. After the setup, just put your finger on the circle, and it will unlock if it is your phone. In our opinion, it makes it so much comfortable to put the fingerprint scanner to the back because it makes the process of unlocking the phone so much quicker.

Call screening with Google Assistant

This is a start for something new: now Google allows you to transfer the caller to Google Assistant. The Assistant will convert what the caller says to text and display on your screen. You can also tell the assistant what to reply. You still can pick up or hang up the phone anytime you want. Watch the video below, to see how it works.

Pixel USB-C Earbuds

Google Assistant optimized earphones are also included in the box for the first time. These headphones can also be bought at Google Store for $30. Google Assistant optimized means that when you plug them into your phone and press the button and hold it, it activates the Google Assistant and you can ask whatever you want. It will also ping when email, text, and other notifications come in. When you receive a notification, long press the volume up button, and it will read the notification back to you, so you don’t have to pull out the phone of your pocket and check it.

Bonus from Google

Google puts $122 worth of accessories in a box along with Pixel 3. Quick Switch Adapter worth $25 is a USB-C to USB-A cord that allows you to transfer data from higher than Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or iOS 8 or higher device to your Google Pixel. USB-C to USC-C cable worth $20 is also included. Unlike other smartphone manufacturers, Google includes a fast charger brick worth $35 and USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter worth $12, which is very thoughtful of them.

Sources & Credits

Pixel 3 info source: Google
Image source: Android Central

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