Google Pixel 3 review

31 October 2018
Bringing the small Pixel into the now with a tall display and less wasted space, we have this year's Google Pixel 3. Updated glass build and a couple of selfie cameras mark the other key changes compared to the 2017 vintage.

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  • Steve

This phone is dump, after a year of usage the battery is completely fried. Poor call quality. Refurb/replacement situation is a nightmare, shuffling broken phones. I have been using Android phones since the Droid this is by far the worse product the former Moto devs have created.

  • Yash

Everything that GSMARENA does is perfect about revieing all aspects (Mostly). But the main objective of smart phone camera is taking human/pets/things pics. They mostly move. So the action shots are pretty important. If they just add this small sub category it would really help. What say. Stable object any **Phone can handle. Kids , pets they don't. Action shots thats what we need.

  • Carolyn

I'm very disappointed with pixel 3. I purchase my new pixel 3 March 2019. From March through August of 2019. I Have had Five Pixel 3 replacement phone with in a month or so with the same issue the speaker half the time won't work or click in, Phone calls are not going through, My camera freezes up. I keep addressing the issue with Verizon about the defective phones they keep sending me Pixel 3, Telling me as long as they have Pixel 3 instock then they will continue sending me refurbished phones. Why not send me a different device. So so tired of this issue ready to change companies.

  • Bud's 72

I was looking forward to learning about my new Pixel 3. I had bought the protection plan, as well as the hard plastic case the sales team at Verizon recommend. 3 weeks later it slipped from my hand falling approximately 3' to the floor, (wood). Resulting in a spider web that crossed the entire screen. Verizon had me contact " ubreakifix", they fixed the screen, But something was wrong, when I started a conversation, an echo would begin followed by no sound being transmitted from my end, after several phone calls to Verizon, it was replaced. I immediately went to Verizon to get a glass cover, the one recommend by Verizon staff, the sales team attached the glass cover properly. You guessed it, in 3 weeks it has single crack running right to left! Just about dead center, I'm not that hard on phones! Very poor reinforcement, without tensile strength, you are just wasting everybody's time and money!

  • Anonymous

Worst phone ever used does any one else have trouble while talking on phone constant drop out person on other end can't hear conversation worst phone ever

Having trouble with incoming calls dropping out with the pixel 3 had this problem with the other pixel 3 and been replaced with a new one but still having the same problem ... any suggestions .... little disappointed in the phone.. my older phone didnt do this ...and it was a LG G6

  • Your Review is False

The Phone is having very low Ring Tone Volume. I sent the phone for service with in three days of purchase regarding the low ring volume issue. After a week , they are saying that they have checked the volume and it is as per the standard. I asked them what is their standard decibels but they dont know about decibel and they dont have any standard over that. The person told me that when he hear the Ring Tone it seems to be ok for him!! now they are sending back my phone. No replacement. My God! what a fool i am.

  • No name

What's the wallpaper above the introduction section someone tell me please!

Nope, not convincing. You can't list "good battery life" on the "Pros" list. 69h endurance rating is a bad joke for the price tag (what'd you expect for a S845 with OLED powered by a 2915mAh?). "Awesome camera"... Really? All the software trickery won't make up for specs when it comes to the camera. OIS is good, but won't do wonders.
Doesn't sounds like an honest review, to be honest.
A good phone at the €250 - €300 price range, but nowhere near adequate for current prices. (£639 here in the UK). Much better (camera, screen and battery altogether) phones to be bought at the price.

Kiyasuriin, 13 Nov 2018Because you're getting less preformance. "Duh!". why use the bes... moreAnyone here notices a lag or something like this on a pixel phone? If the phone is running exemplary... why you care about chipset frequencies? You know better than Google what is the needed frequencies?

Do you buy numbers or user experience and results?
Do you buy a phone just to press the "Test" button in Antutu?

If you want numbers... go to Huawei... first 7nm... 50% better performance compared to iPhone XS... this kind of advertising (FALSE advertising).

Dolanescu, 13 Nov 2018why not underclock the 845?Because you're getting less preformance. "Duh!". why use the best chip of Qualcomm if in the end you're lowering the peak preformance!?

Kiyasuriin, 31 Oct 2018Very disappointing endurance. And NEVER EVER underclock the S845. . .why not underclock the 845?

Lyndino, 05 Nov 2018I feel someone needs to tell you that no one gives a shit about ... moreYeah, that's really just your opinion or the opinion of typical customer sheeps. I'm sure you also think that Instagram is better than flickr and that your + $1000 phone replaces a real camera because it costs more than that. Those profit loving companies like Facebook, Google and Apple need customers like you very much.

Bad phone, it is ridiculous the score it gets with all these shortcomings. Huawei Mate 20 pro is so much better, even Xiaomi Mi8 is better which is much cheaper. Lots of better alternatives including iPhones, I don't really get the reason pixel get all the attention, they are just mediocre in everything.

  • fhdhsfdha

Entire review is full of apology for all the shortcomings. Compare this to review of the hauwei mate 20 and 20 pro.

  • dudecool

need help, in the audio quality section they said audio quality is below average for a flagship, is this all dependent on the USB-C dongle? or is this more from the phone?

so for example if I get a third party USB C dongle with a better built in DAC, the phone will be better sounding?

  • Google pixel 3

google pixel 3 review
Very nice review by you. I really liked your review.

  • Sam Andrew

Such a shame! How dare Google asking for that price? Most unimpressive and unwanted award goes to Google Pixel 3/XL, for the price you can get nearly two phone with Snapdragon 845, for example Oneplus 6T and LG G7 etc. don't find anything special about it, Google is thinking that it will become apple by setting price like it? working with mobile retailer and not a single person buying pixel from us since announcement

  • Lyndino

Schlafwandler, 04 Nov 2018The leading camera? If you follow the reviews of paid YouTubers ... moreI feel someone needs to tell you that no one gives a shit about the 808 PureView. As good as that camera was it couldn't survive and didn't t, face facts dude.
More to a phone than a huge ugly bump for a nice photo. But that's just my opinion.

  • dudecool

Schlafwandler, 04 Nov 2018The leading camera? If you follow the reviews of paid YouTubers ... morewell silly argument as businesses have to make profit otherwise they don't survive.